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I asked a question about which movie was the first to use a playback device to trick an adversary.

It recieved one downvote (later upvoted) but no answer as of right now.

Does it violate the post about asking for identification of movies?

Will my question be closed for being off topic?

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Does it violate the post about asking for identification of movies?

Will my question be closed for being off topic?

No and no. questions are not identification questions and are on-topic. If they were banned, the tag description would contain the following message, jsut like the other ID tags:

NO LONGER ON TOPIC. DO NOT USE. IDENTIFICATION QUESTIONS WILL BE CLOSED AS THEY ARE NO LONGER SUPPORTED.

Furthermore, identification questions are closed very quickly here, usually in a matter of minutes. As of right now, it's been six hours, and nobody has voted to close your question. I don't believe anyone will.

I can't say for certain why your question was downvoted. Users are under no obligation to explain their downvotes, for a variety of reasons. However, it would not have been because your question is off-topic; downvotes are not close votes. My only guess is that the downvoter decided your question was "not useful", which is a valid downvote reason. (For the record, I do not believe your question is "not useful"; it could be interesting to see how quickly Hollywood began integrating video technology into its plotlines.)

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