Last I checked, there's nothing wrong with questions... we have a tag for them and everything.

Why is this trivia:

and all of the others are not?

Most of these questions don't even have more content in the question than the closed one... I can understand downvotes but close votes are not "super downvotes".

  • OK. I get this, but why my question got close vote? Just because I was one of the close-voters for the first question you mentioned?
    – A J Mod
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 5:56
  • Thank you for addressing this :) Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 6:18
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    @AJ No clue. Wasn't me. But do you see my point? You asked a very similar question... if not even more trivial... and yet you VTC this question? Why is your question good and this one bad? The first majority black TV show cast is arguably more valuable information than the first use of that legal disclaimer.
    – Catija
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 15:09
  • @Catija I do get your point now, but sometimes mistake can happen and I already voted to reopen it.
    – A J Mod
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 15:14
  • This is also an example you might want to include. movies.stackexchange.com/questions/23691/…
    – Improve
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 15:46

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This question was voted off-topic because there is a lack of consistency between the community members in what constitutes a trivia question and what does not.

The reason given was

"Trivia questions are off-topic; we're not trying to duplicate IMDB."

Some examples that suggest that this ruling is not consistent with other rulings:

First appearance of a predominately black cast in a TV show

What was the first movie that had only female characters?

None of these are closed as off-topic. The question in question is actually a duplicate of the question in the top link.

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    I notice that the question that you are saying is a duplicate garnered the same answer as well. Agreed. The fact that it's a duplicate should have been caught. Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 16:57
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    I agree with this answer. The community seems to have closed this question incorrectly. This has since been fixed and it has been reopened and closed as a duplicate of the question mentioned in the answer.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Apr 23, 2017 at 20:36

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