I am looking at this question, https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/71/, and wondering if it's a good fit here. It feels more an economy subject.


I would say that it is not on-topic. It is a question of business-models, marketing strategy, product management, technology ... very little to do with the content of Movies.

Technology does impact Movies - as resolutions go up and new technologies like 3D or all digital filming starts to impact the design of movies this is on-topic - but this cost of the disks is not.


I say it should be on-topic.

We seem to be (whether this is adviseable or not) preferring to create format specific rather than genre specific sites. (i.e: literature, movies, comic books, television). Sci-fi is the outlier in that respect.

In my mind it makes no sense to tell someone it doesn't matter where they ask a question about a sci-fi movie's content, but that they definitely can't ask their question about the business of movies on Movies.

  • I think you have an argument here - its the 'business of movies', but ... I still think I fall on the 'off topic' side. Its not a discussion about the technical merits of the format - how it aids/or damages the experience of watching a movie. I would be happy to have questions about 3D for example - but this a question about the economics and marketing of a single format that movie's appear on. – iandotkelly Dec 1 '11 at 19:24
  • Don't get me wrong, it's a terrible question, basically: "I assume price is a linear function of costs. Blu-ray costs less. Why is price higher? Provide costs as proof." It should be closed because it's a terrible question and not be a litmus test for people to apply too broadly about what's on topic at all really. I VtC as NARQ but this is my objection to the other 4 votes on record here. – mootinator Dec 1 '11 at 19:36

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