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Question about extended editions of movies

I just saw this question which was posted: Were any of the The Matrix movies released with extended editions? I'm curious why this was marked as off-topic? I think the reason given was meant to ...
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Should a link to the FAQ post for list of external sites be added to the identification close reason?

The current close reason for identification questions goes like, Identification questions are off-topic, because they tend to attract low-quality and low-effort posts. The community has decided to ...
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Can we update the “trivia” close reason to not mention IMDB?

I recently came across a question that was put on hold because it was considered "trivia". The yellow box under the question showed the close reason as: Trivia questions are off-topic; we're not ...
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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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What do we do with “Future works” questions?

Future works questions are questions that are about movies or shows that are yet to be released. Many questions about their contents can't be answered as of yet. Or more importantly, the shouldn't be ...
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Questions on if or when a movie or show will be released

Are questions asking when or where something will be released on topic? Are questions asking if something will be released or made on topic? Multiple questions of the above types have mixed voting (...
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Why straight-forward question is getting close votes for being “too broad”?

Why is straight-forward question getting close votes for being "too broad"? Why did Spielberg use fictional characters (informants Louis and Papa) in Munich too broad - if your question could be ...
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Why is this question getting votes to close?

I don't understand why "Why is Applebee's in so many movies?" is getting votes to close. The question seems squarely within the purview of on-topic questions, e.g. "Questions about a Movie or TV show'...
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If this question is off topic, where does it say so?

Very recently, I posted a serious question, which I have been wanting to ask since the general elections in the US had ended. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/65744/has-a-tv-reporter-or-...
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What exactly counts as a recommendation question here?

One of the off-topic close reasons is: Recommendation questions asking for movies/TV-shows or resources to locate or watch movie/TV content are off topic. Feel free to ask for people's opinion in ...
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Change Off-Topic -> Recommendation text

As we have Locating or purchasing Movies or TV content as off-topic in https://movies.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic yet we often get these type of questions, it would be nice if the off-topic close ...
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What happens to identification questions that don't have sufficient details, but are answerable nevertheless?

I am referring to this question asked earlier today: Does anyone know the name of this asian show? I know that generally these kind of questions tend to get VTC's, because they seldom are ...
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What topics come under the category of “Current Events”?

We have a custom close reason that reads: Questions about current events are off-topic because these items are rapidly changing and do not have a definitive answer. For more information, see our ...
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How to properly close recommendation questions?

As of recent there were quite a few questions asking for movie recommendations, which are currently off-topic on this site, and those questions arise now and then and are usually closed quite fast and ...
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Let's make the ID-close reason text & explanation more useful

We have, as a community, decided to consider commercials and music videos as "off topic" for the purpose of identify questions. What identify-this questions should be kept/deleted? ID-This-...
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Handling duplicates that aren't exactly duplicates

Just came across this vote to close: A movie about a lorry in space transporting robots? Now, as pointed out by Walt, the answers are duplicate. However, the questions are different, and unless you ...
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How should we handle “What if” questions?

Questions asking "what if" are off-topic as per the Help-Center: To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … ... you are ...
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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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How to deal with questions with a clearly wrong premise?

In this question Why does Tom Hanks' character never open up the last package? the premise is clearly wrong. He does open every package except one. How to deal with such a question? Editing it ...
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Should Plot Inconsistency tags have a time limit?

I'm aware from this previous question: Are questions about specific plot details on topic? that discussions on specific plot details in a movie are acceptable. I also know from this highly useful ...
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Remove 'Too localized' as a valid close question reason

In response to IandotKelly's suggestion that I quit whining and start being pro-active about the pedantry on this site (my words, not his by the way!), I'd like to request that we disregard the ...
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Breaking Bad question wrongly “put on hold” for being a list question (no set rule against lists, however)

This question was placed on hold. As you can see from the comments, I fiercely defended it and made the suggested changes, and yet certain users still claimed it was unsuitable. Please could someone ...
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Quest to reopen the question about Batman and fear of death

There is fairly constant complaining on meta about the quality of questions and the overabundance of identity questions. There are also consistent concerns about attracting new users. So a new user ...
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Why was this identify-this-actor question closed as not constructive?

Here's the question. I could understand this being closed as off-topic, since it is trivia, or as too localized, since it is extremely specific. But the "not constructive" rubric says "We expect ...
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What's wrong with this question?

I'm trying to find out what's wrong with this question. But i couldn't. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/2448/what-is-the-significance-and-history-of-using-swear-in-movies I don't think ...
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Should we close older Identify questions?

We have about 25% of our unanswered questions belonging to identify-this-movie, 9 of which were asked over 2 months ago (before March). I want to close them purely for the fact that they have been ...
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Need an appropriate way to rephrase a soundtrack question

I am curious to see what movies had an original song (or album) composed for the movie itself. I phrased it this way: What are the top five soundtracks... but it was closed as being off topic ...
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Should we ask for a 'general reference' close reason?

Looking at this question, What is a "performance capture" animation movie?, I tried to vote to close it, but none of the reasons fit well. I would have liked to vote to close it due to being ...