In my other question on this topic, found here, I gave three suggestions for handling identify-this-actor questions:
Scrap ALL identify-this-actor questions with NO exceptions.
Scrap any identify-this-actor question which doesn't include a description/title of the movie/tv series the actor was in - regardless of whether the post includes a picture or not.
Keep ALL identify-this-actor questions, regardless of whether they consist of single pictures/single descriptions etc.
Now, at the time of writing, just two days before the poll closes, the last suggestion has -6 votes and it seems unlikely that will improve. It seems clear that the community does not want every identify-this-actor question to remain. However, what does the community want to remain? Where is the line drawn?
Initially the feedback to the other two suggestions was more positive and I was hoping we would get a definitive answer. However, they are both current sitting on -1 votes and thus clearly neither solution seems to be what a sizable portion community wants.
In my opinion, there is no clear, right answer. Regardless of what we end up keeping, some people are going to disagree - and that's okay. But we do need consensus on the site regarding how to handle these questions, as currently some are downvoted for being poor, others get close votes within minutes, whilst the OP doesn't actually know what's allowed because, let's face it, we don't know what's allowed!
So whereas the previous question asked people to vote on preset answers, this time I'd love people to comment/add their own answers etc to this post so we can really find out, once and for all, what the most popular, or dare I say, least unpopular opinion on the issue is.
Once we know this, we can try and apply it consistently throughout the site and get rid of the confusion surrounding good use of the tag currently.
-1s until the author deletes them anyway.
That way, we can tackle/combat downvoters and close votes on valid questions- There is no policy on voting, everyone is free to vote as they like, so "tackling downvoters" seems like a dubious goal. Votes are about question quality, so if someone thinks a question is trivial or uninteresting, they are free to downvote it, even if we decide the question is on-topic. The discussion here is solely about scope (and consequently about close votes), so talking about -1s makes only partial sense I think. Of course, finding a consensus might shift the way people see the questions.