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How do you think songs like national anthems, war songs, religious songs, etc. should be dealt with in tildes?

The main reason I ask this is that, given these types of songs exist mainly to rile up a people in support or opposition to something, which leaves very little serious discussion to be had, other than the top comment offering some context. So what do you think? Given these songs are mostly more about nations, peoples, faiths, I'd probably post them in ~humanities inst of just ~music, but I want other opinions. I also generally make exceptions to sad music of this type, mainly because it's more meaningful.

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    AugustusFerdinand
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    ~music as they are precisely that and the ~music subtilde should contain both music to be enjoyed and music to be discussed.

    ~music as they are precisely that and the ~music subtilde should contain both music to be enjoyed and music to be discussed.

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    1. cfabbro
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      Agreed. For those reasons, and also because ~humanities is intended to be for content related to the academic disciplines of the humanities (excluding the ~arts, which has its own group). So,...

      Agreed. For those reasons, and also because ~humanities is intended to be for content related to the academic disciplines of the humanities (excluding the ~arts, which has its own group). So, unless a piece of music was posted to ~humanities with the explicit intent to have it be discussed at that elevated level of rigour, and within that context, it wouldn't be appropriate for the group, IMO. And as such, any music posted there without that specificity I would very likely move to ~music once I saw it, regardless of the underlying themes in said music.

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