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I'd like to ask for a specific detail in the plot of a movie that I am not likely to be able to view, would that be that on-topic?

My 2nd question ever here was Was Nancy Pierpan a spy? (Page Eight) and the first comment that appeared almost immediately was something like "Have you even seen the movie?" to which I could ...
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Is asking for screen shots allowed?

I am a crossover enthusiast and try to verify crossovers as much as possible. Sometimes that entails asking for help finding screen shots from films and television series. Is that allowed here if one ...
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How should M&TV's "Ask Question" page be customised?

The "Ask a question" wizard is now live network-wide: The new ask page is now live on the network!. Ours is very plain right now, but parts of it are customisable: (shortened; see the main Meta post ...
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Narrative questions related to TV shows / films

Am I allowed to ask a question about narrative in the main site? Like if X character was a Deus Ex Machina or simillar. I'm asking this because it may be a question for a writing techniques or ...
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Could we wait for a while before asking a question about the film that just came out? [duplicate]

Fortunately, I managed to cover questions about avengers-endgame with my hand before I could see it. I'm actually a bit angry at those who ask questions about the new film immediately after they ...
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How is this question asked by "Google"?

Regarding this question, it says it was asked by "Google". I suppose a user could create an account with that name (but why? And would that not be on an obvious black list of valid usernames?) but it'...
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Questions from other platforms? [duplicate]

There are other platforms (like YouTube, Quora, etc..) where people discuss about movies and ask questions. If I found a question on any of these site about a movie and I couldn't find any answers ...
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How did you get the warning popup implemented for identification questions?

How did you get the warning popup implemented for identification questions when user asks a question? We want a similar thing for autograph identification questions on Sports SE. This meta post doesn'...
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Where can I go to ask about getting a list of certain situations in movies? [closed]

Googling doesn't really help. IMDb message boards were my go-to place, but that's over with. I want to ask what movies had bizzare hostage demands in them, but I'm pretty sure that's not allowed here.
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Scripted sport entertainment shows [duplicate]

Scripted entertainment shows like wwe network, wrestling brands all across the world, talk shows, chat shows can be labeled as on topic questions? If somebody has a question, is it okay and is it on-...
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Why was my "Identify-this" question put on hold for lacking information (off topic - Identification)?

Recently I posted a question of Identify X movie type. It was soon answered by some user, and I accepted the answer because I recognized it was the movie I was looking for. My question now is, why ...
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Proposal for a new type of question: Movie Recommendation

I believe that we should create a new tag/question kind about movie recommendations. This is just an idea, don't hate me for it. I believe that, when asked well, a movie recommendation question can ...
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What's wrong with this title?

What's wrong with Black Widow? Seriously, what's wrong with this title? See this revision history. People are making trivial changes to the title. While the third revision to the title claims to get ...
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Are questions about TV commercials on-topic? [duplicate]

Are questions about television commercials considered on-topic? More specifically, I'm referring to: Production methods applied to commercials, and how they differ from those used in TV programs or ...
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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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Would a question about "Finding Nemo" be welcome in Movies & TV stack exchange?

I've been wanting to ask a question about the movie "Finding Nemo" but was unsure if the question would be welcome on this site. Would it be welcomed on this site, or is it better suited on another ...
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Thou shalt not put two questions in one post!

As has been said before, multiple unrelated questions should be posted as multiple posts on the site. See meta concensus. Now we have the problem that this is a nice and useful policy, but new users ...
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Repost of Questions from Other Sites

I've seen it mentioned on several questions where a thread question will be the exact question asked on another (unrelated to SE) site. What is to be done about this, if anything? I've seen responses ...
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Reference to original title?

When talking about a movie how can we make sure that everybody is talking about the same? In other words, is it mandatory to name the original title of a movie? Background: We had some questions ...
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A plea for sanity: What is this thing? I would like to know what this thing is called

This site has got a lot of history of discussion of 'identify-this-thing' questions on meta. Here are some that I found with a quick search; Should 'Identify This Movie' answers have more ...
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Are identify questions allowed though knowing answer?

If a OP knows movie or TV show, but OP wants to check that community can identify it or not by giving hints. Are identify-this movie or TV show questions allowed though knowing answer? If Yes, what ...
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Should MSO related questions allowed on this meta?

I have seen many questions (above 30 ) on http://meta.movies.stackexchange.com which are already present on http://meta.stackoverflow.com . e.g How to format a link in a comment? Check number of ...
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Questions regarding TV commercials

Would it be okay to ask questions regarding TV commercials here? For example, In what country [this] commercial was produced? What is the background song title used in [this] commercial? What is the ...
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can we ask for suggestion on which TV series/movie to watch by providing genre and reference movie?

Can we ask for suggestions on which TV series/movie to watch of a particular genre? Let's say I want to know all the TV series that are similar to Big Bang Theory and would want to know which one of ...
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Identification questions revisited [duplicate]

Some 4 months ago we had this discussion on identification questions whether these questions should be on-topic here. My answer was essentially: what's all the fuzz about? What's the difference with ...
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If I see a good question on another site should I ask here to create a better catalogue of questions?

I've read this article about answering your own questions and it's actively encouraged. I'm wondering is it OK to copy questions from other sites and ask them here even if the question already has a ...
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Should videos associated with a question be embedded or should a hyperlink be provided instead?

I'm not entirely sure can videos such as YouTube videos be embedded in a question so I'm going to include once in this question. Should videos be embedded into the question or would this make the ...
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Do you stop receiving rep for meta questions once you reach 1k?

I've only recently passed 1k rep and up until now any question I asked on meta counted towards my overall rep. I asked a question since I reached 1k rep and it got 3 upvotes but I didn't receive any ...
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Topic of the Week

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: - One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 (EST) and ending Thursday 23:59 ...
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What's to do with images that don't help with the question

Some people attach images in their questions, even if these don't add any value in helping others to answer the question (example). Should these be edited?
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Would identifying a country of origin be helpful?

I'm noticing a string of questions about movies that could be considered 'foreign'. This is defined by a movie not well known due to not being in the American/UK box office. I realize I must tread ...
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