I follow the Movies & TV SE Twitter account and I've noticed that the vast majority of questions posted there are 'identify this movie' questions.

In particular, this old question was just posted, but it's from 3 years ago and already has an accepted answer, so I don't see it at all useful to post.

I assume this is due to those questions getting more upvotes, and if they're getting more upvotes then I guess it's somewhat representative of what the users on this site like. (In which case, maybe the bigger question is why do people keep upvoting those questions?)

However, I feel like we should be showcasing a bigger variety of questions. Is it possible to reduce the priority of 'identify' questions on Twitter?

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    Don't know how the Twitter account works, but ID getting more upvotes? Sounds unlikely...
    – Walt
    Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 23:15
  • @Walt just take a look for yourself - 7/15 on the first page are upvoted, with 4 questions on 3+ votes. Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 23:50
  • Sorry, I don't understand what this proves. Of the first 15 non-ID questions (excluding those 'on hold'), 10 are upvoted and 5 are 3+.
    – Walt
    Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 1:50
  • @Walt starting I only count 5/15 non-identify questions upvoted (starting from when you posted). But if there are more non-identify questions upvoted then clearly the Twitter bot is functioning incorrectly (or sub-optimally). Commented Feb 2, 2015 at 17:01
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it’s no longer relevant Commented Dec 4, 2018 at 18:09


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