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Discussion on identification questions

In Jeff Atwood's post Let's Play The Guessing Game, he pretty much condemned that identification questions just don't work too well in the Stack Exchange format. However, our sister site Science ...
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365 days out of beta: Where do we stand?

As you might have noticed, this site graduated about a year ago. This might be the right time to look back at the previous year, or even the whole site lifetime, and see how we are doing. This is a ...
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Statistics on identification questions and their askers

Identification questions are a major point of discussion on this site and we all have our own subjective impressions about them. Therefore I would like to have some more hard numbers and statistics ...
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Improve and extend the automatic tag-popup for identification questions

We currently have a feature in place that creates an automatic tag-popup whenever someone uses the identify-this-movie tag. This tag popup shows a message asking for providing as much details as ...
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Are we too strict with "identify this movie by a single scene" questions?

A recent identify-this-movie question got downvoted fast and got the usual "more information" comment. The question asks to identify a movie by a single scene but gives no further information about ...
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Why `identify-this-movie` questions are always downvoted even if perfectly valid?

I think this site need some moderation intervention, there are plenty of questions tagged identify-this-move, most of all are just downvoted, and people fear to put an answer because of downvoters. ...
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Automatically remind users for the age, country and language of a film

How many times have you seen a "Country, age and language?" comment to an identify-this-thingy question? I'll bet it's every single damn time, or as close as makes no differences. Would it at all be ...
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Influx of recent low-to-no rep users asking really poor questions

First of all, where are they coming from? Did we advertise a sale or something? OK, but seriously, is it just that the site is growing, or was there some real attempt to get people here en masse? ...
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How to handle low quality identification answers?

Yes, I'm talking about the answers to identification questions. While we have a few measures to handle low quality identification questions to some degree, one of the problems of those kinds of ...
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Why are identification questions not allowed here, but allowed on the Science Fiction & Fantasy site?

I found that the Science Fiction & Fantasy site indeed allows such questions. What is the difference between the topics of these two sites that caused these different decisions? Or is it just that ...
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Is it fair to downvote a poorly constructed question by a new user

I have been observing this on Movies & TV for quite some time, that a new user (usually with a reputation of 1) asks a poorly constructed question for example - Identify-this-movie question but ...
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What is the difference between close-voting detail-lacking ID questions and deleting inactive ones?

There has been quite some confusion recently as to what to do with old inactive ID-questions and what the difference is between close-voting for "not enough detail" and deleting for inactivity, ...
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Can I ask for help in identifying an old video posted on the internet?

It would been a "meme" or viral video by today's standards, but I vaguely remember it from back when YouTube was first gaining traction. It isn't really a "Movie" and it would never have been on "TV" ...
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How to handle low quality "plot-explanation" questions

Today I've stumbled upon the following question and, as it already happened to me a few other times, I'm not quite sure what is the best way to handle such posts. The question is surely not a high-...
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Maintaining, improving and cleaning up identification questions

Recently the community has decided to still try it further with identification questions on the site. So they remain on-topic for now and we'll see how that pans out in the future. So what to make of ...
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