Seeing as to how identifying actors based on a single image or a description is apparently considered on topic, shouldn't we have an identify-this-actor tag?

  • It existed before. Might be deleted due to less activity or poor response to the question having that tag.
    – Ankit Sharma Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 6:17
  • Hopefully not!!
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 10:15
  • Pointless, simple as that :D
    – Tablemaker
    Nov 26, 2013 at 15:17

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We don't get many questions like that, and if I recall correctly they have been closed in the past by people that have a greater sensitivity for trivia than me.

I don't see any reason why we wouldn't have such a tag.

  • OK, I'll add the tag. Thanks. Two questions have been asked about actor identification in the last day or so. This is the other one (albeit OT). [I don't think tags are deleted unless they are not used by any question. We have plenty of one-question-only tags, don't we?] Nov 26, 2013 at 4:38
  • @coleopterist - there is some form of timing out of tags, if they are not used enough they are automatically deleted, but it may be as long as 6 or 12 months before this happens.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 5:10
  • It must be longer than 12 months. Nov 26, 2013 at 5:22
  • @iandotkelly Doesn't this only apply for no-question tags. Otherwise this could cause serious trouble on a site with so many rarely used one-question tags as this one.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 10:17
  • @coleopterist - I did some research, tags used only once are removed after six months. If this is the only tag on a question it gets the 'untagged' tag. So if we use the tag twice we're good.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 12:55
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    @coleopterist. Mmm - I see your point about the 'more that 12 months'. I cannot explain that about sucker punch. I found my information in this MSO post: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/121191/… perhaps its out of date. We have had examples of tags being removed in the past.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 12:59
  • It's possible that the routine is not triggered in beta sites. Nov 26, 2013 at 14:43
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    @coleopterist - it has run in the past here, I remember us discussing whether we should re-apply tags that were removed. Perhaps its run manually and not on a schedule.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 14:58
  • If that is true, then the practice of not having movie names in question titles might be fraught with risk. Weird. Nov 26, 2013 at 17:35
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    I remember this to have come up earlier and I think it was even explicitly disabled for this site (mainly because of the title-tag policy, I think).
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 18:20
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    @coleopterist - i think the example you found shows that its not an issue any more, I don't remember the explicit disabling that Christian recalls, but clearly its no longer active.
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Nov 26, 2013 at 18:26
  • Roger that. Thanks. Nov 26, 2013 at 18:45

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