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We are discontinuing support for identification questions

NOTE: Got linked here but don't really care about all the meta discussion? Just want quick help with identifying your movie? Take a look at this question and its answers. Since its very inception ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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9 answers
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Check in on Identification questions

The rather clear direction of this discussion together with the current situation on the site led to the conclusion that identification questions are no longer appropriate on this site. Back in May ...
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Identify This Movie Questions?

Are identify this movie questions to be encouraged? They are one of my favourite tags on gaming, but quite a few are closed due to lack of details or often multiple edits are needed to turn it into a ...
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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 ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
10 votes
5 answers
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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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How to improve the problem with identification questions?

As many of you know, one way or the other this site has a problem with identification questions. The large and rising influx of identification questions, which are often of rather low quality, ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
16 votes
3 answers
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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 ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
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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. ...
CoffeDeveloper's user avatar
16 votes
1 answer
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Why are movie and TV show identification questions so underrated?

I have noticed that many questions tagged with identify-this-movie identify-this-tv-show do not have very many votes, and regularly have negative votes. Is there a specific reason why these questions ...
Jason Hutchinson's user avatar
5 votes
6 answers
509 views

What identify-this questions should be kept/deleted? [**VOTING CLOSED**]

RESULTS ARE IN: ID-This-Commerical Will be Off-Topic ID-This-Music-Video Will be Off-Topic Scrap any identify-this-actor question which doesn't include a description/title of the movie/tv series ...
Andrew Martin's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
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About banning Id questions

I know a lot of users don't like them, but that's quite absurd and disrespectful to the users who do. And it's more absurd to change the rules retrospectively, deleting an entire (helpful) archive 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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1 answer
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Should we encourage swifter deletion of bad ID questions?

While polling still hasn't closed on the featured discussion Shall we ban identification questions? (if you haven't voted there yet, go and do so now!), it looks at this point as if the community ...
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8 votes
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Declare identify-this-picture question as off-topic

We just got another "Who is the person in this picture?" question: https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/19208/whos-the-actress-in-the-picture This kind of question is really bad, far worse ...
magnattic's user avatar
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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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