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My scores aren't updating correctly...or at all.

I just finished some major edits in two of my scores, and now musescore won't let me choose the file to replace it with in the edits page, and when I click "save", a random plank page opens that says, "{"result":"ok","info":{"url":"/user/27321385/scores/5666087"}}". Nothing else happens. Is this a bug that found it's way in because of the new feature added earlier, or is this a part of the new feature that is supposed to happen? I need help.

[New Feature] The new form makes it possible to upload Public domain works.

As many of you know, we’ve been recently forced to revise our policy and restrict printing and downloading for basic accounts. Today we’d like to present a new update aimed at making it possible to download Public Domain scores.

What’s Public Domain?
Public Domain is the status of the work whose copyrights have expired and which is now available for download royalty free.
In the basic sense, all works published before 1923 are in the Public Domain, but in fact the status of particular works vary according to the country. Here is the link to the wiki page to learn more about Public Domain.
Music has existed for thousands of years and humanity has created tens of thousands of masterpieces We, like many of our users, would like these works to be distributed as freely as possible.

New Uploading form
We’ve changed the uploading and editing form of scores. Apart from standard fields to fill out, there’s now a new section called “Type of Composition”. In this section, users can mention what work exactly their scores are related to. The options are public domain, original composition or non-public domain.

In case you choose Public Domain, you’ll need to enter the name of the work your score is related to. After it’s been automatically checked, your scores will be available for unrestricted download.

Removing limits to download Public Domain scores
In the nearest future downloading and printing of Public Domain scores won’t be affected by the limits set for basic accounts. We believe it’s not right that users who create quality content have to pay to upload it. This is the first step towards resolving the issue.

Our further plans
- One of our next top priorities is to let original composers manage the downloading feature.
- We will mark up the existing sheet music library according to the Public Domain / Non Public Domain scores. We might need our Community help in this matter.

To sum up
This is a completely new functionality for Musescore, as we’re applying the system to check PD/nonPD compositions for the first time. We can’t exclude the possibility of you finding bugs in the way new algorithms work. Please, don’t hesitate to let us know about any possible issues.
Last but not least, I’d like to point out how grateful we are to our Community for all the support and understanding in this situation. We believe that actions speak louder than words and we’ll prove how important it is to us. We’ll continue to work on spreading and sharing music, and of course, taking good care of composers’, arrangers’ and copyright holders’ rights.

Count until a Pro user comments

Inspired the game over at MyAnimeList (, let's count upwards and see how far we can go until a count breaker (listed below) comments and makes us start over.
(The title is kept for historical significance. Count breakers were Pro users with 200+ followers in Season 1)

- A player may only post once every 24 hours** or after another player has posted, whichever comes first.
- A post by a count breaker (listed below) restarts the count (that post is 0).
- The count must go up in order (no missing numbers).
- A counter who holds the last post of a run of at least 10 becomes a place holder.
- A counter can only hold one place at a time. If they win a run that is higher than their record on the board, their record is updated; otherwise, the run is ignored and not placed.***
- Top 3 place holders become count breakers next season (this includes staff).
- The season restarts every 12 pages.
- A run is allowed to spill into the next season, up to a maximum of one page. The new count breakers start as soon as the count is broken or when the count reaches the second page, whichever comes first.*
- MuseScore staff (those with the "staff" badge) count as normal, but they can additionally nullify a count breaker's 0 post and turning it into a regular count post by posting immediately after it (i.e. with no post in between). The staff's post should be x+2, where x is the number in the post immediately before the count was broken.****

* Introduced in Season 3
** Introduced in Season 6
*** Introduced in Season 7
**** Introduced in Season 10

As a courtesy, if your post is wrong because someone posted before you, edit your post instead of deleting it.

Current Season: Season 11
Next Season: Page 133

Count breakers for Season 11:
- Jaybird1
- FL-Music
- Pianodudette

Example (* means a count breaker, ** means staff):
1. A: 1
2. B: 2
3. C: 3
4. D*: 0
5. C: 1
6. E*: 0 :P
7: F**: 3 :P :P
8: A: 4
... and so on.

Records for Season 11 (records start at 10):
1. CountryHomes, 22:
2. tPenguinLTG, 10:

All-time record: 630, mike320 (Season 4):

Records for Season 1:
Records for Season 2:
Records for Season 3:
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Records for Season 10:

I'll start: 1

Funny stories that happened to you?

So, Phia had this posted, but she's gone and I'm trying to get this group active, so I'm asking the question again.

Also, I know this is a bad idea, but I'm going to choose another admin. So, your story that you post in this discussion, if you want to be an admin, must follow these rules:
1. It must be true, and has to have happened to you, not someone else.
2. It has to be written in proper English. In other words, "girl" can't be "gal", etc.
3. It has to actually be funny.
4. It can't contain anything inappropriate, profanity, etc.

If it goes against any of these rules, you will automatically be eliminated from the contest.
Also, I won't be very active until Sunday or Monday, so if you request to join the group, you may not get accepted until then, but the contest closes on the 23rd, so you should still have time.

You can still post stories, even if you don't want to participate in the contest. Just, please, specify whether your story is for the admin contest or not.

Have fun!

Does the education system need to be reformed?

I believe that it does.
I am currently taking summer classes to get ahead and so I can have some extra electives for my sophomore year. While taking these, I realized, "It only took me 2 and a half months to finish 2 classes. Why does it last 9 months then? Not only that, but i could have done more classes in this time frame and still completed it! " I believe that they drag these classes out far longer than they need to and 9 months is completely unnecessary. Now, I do understand that many people learn at different paces. However, the number can easily be lowered to 4.5 months so you could get through 2 classes of the same subject completed in one school year. Of course we can't just change it in one year, and go from 2.5 month classes to 4.5 month classes, but we could gradually move towards that until we can reach that point. I also think that the whole "seat time" requirement should be changed as well. The number of school days has been increasing, and I don't think it does any good! The ideas of the educations system seem to be more focused on "quantity" rather than quality, which does no good for the students. All it does it give teachers more money (I do believe that teachers and those in this field are underpayed). It would cost money for the new curriculum to be made, and I think some money distribution needs to be worked on. Ex: take some (but not all... leave enough money needed) from the DOD, things like that.

This is all just a jumbled rough draft of ideas. You can come up with your own policy for it, add on to eachothers, or if you think it's fine the way it is, you can leave it that way. My "plan" is a rough draft, and I plan on clarifying more, but I think you get the gist of it. I'm interested to see what you guys bring to the table!

MS2 or MS3?

Hello all,

I'm curious as to how many people on this site have transitioned to MuseScore 3.x.x and how many still primarily use MuseScore 2.x.x (I assume 2.3.x, depending on when people last updated), since all MS3 versions are not backwards compatible with MS2 (you can use them to open/read/edit files from older version of MuseScore, but you can't open an MS3 file with any MS2 builds as far as I am aware).