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Assuming song identification is still on-topic, is this community okay being referred as an alternative resource on Anime & Manga SE?

Anime.SE has just deprecated song identification, thus inspired by Movies.SE for providing the alternative resources, we also have our own here. Currently, we are looking for alternative sites that ...
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Why was this question reopened?

This question was closed by vote as being trivia and therefore off topic: Is this the biggest age gap between romantic leads where the actress is the older? Then, it seems after an edit that as far as ...
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How would peer review happen for meta spoiler answers?

For some questions asking what kind of TV series/movies satisfy certain conditions, there may be answers where saying the name of the TV series/movie is a spoiler. Eg I just asked Besides iCarly, has ...
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Why are comments being removed from questions? Why not move them to chat, with a link to the chat in the comments?

I posted this Why does Neelix cook, when the replicator can produce any meal? which last time I looked had 3 or 4 comments on the question. This morning, the comments have gone. If they have been ...
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Why closed as 'trivia'?

Why was this question closed for 'trivia' ? What happens to orphaned children of academics?
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Oscar 2022 Topic Challenge: The nominees for Best Picture [completed]

The celebration of the 94th Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars") might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year. So we're starting a new biweekly topic ...
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Which is the best SE to ask about the meaning behind a movie title adapated from a novel?

I want to ask about the significance of the title Primal Fear. I've only seen the movie, but I know it's based on a novel of the same name. Film adaptations can differ substantially from their source ...
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Can we tidy up Adaptation?

We've got adaptation, book-adaptation, comic-adaptation, video-game-adaptation and play-adaptation. Some tag wiki's are filled in, some are just the usage. It's unclear if the specific tags should be ...
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Why does this question have a Historical Lock? It should be reopened

Minutes ago I turned on the TV and saw an item on the wall of the Big Bang Theory apartment. I didn't know what it was, googled it, and was happy to find the exact question asked on Stack Exchange. ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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People keep asking if I'm back and I haven't really had an answer, but yeah, I'm thinking I'm back

Three years back I stepped out of moderation positions and kept my hat for rest due to time shortage and personal life. But this site never left me, to be frank. So when I felt I can join back as ...
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I am interested in classic TV and Radio -- I think classic TV (like 1940s-1960s) are okay, but what of radio?

I currently have a specific question about an old and extremely obscure radio show -- is Movies the place where it can be asked? Is there a better stackexchange (I find one for amateur (Ham) radio but ...
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Where to ask an identification question on a series [duplicate]

I have asked an identification question about an episode in the "Monk" series, but I was told this is off-topic on "Movies and TV". OK. But it must be on-topic somewhere else, ...
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10 Years of Movies & TV

On November 30th the Movies & TV Stack Exchange celebrates its 10th anniversary! We'd like to thank this community for making this site the great place it is for discussing films and TV-shows. ...
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Would a question about whether a comedian's joke was intentional or accidental be on topic?

Although rare, occasionally someone will say or do something without intention which just happens to be very funny, or clever, or otherwise notable. Just as it can happen to anyone, this could also ...
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Opinions about opinions (of a plot)

OK, this is going to be a fairly ironic question (I think, I've always had trouble with what is real irony), and is a request for some sort of consensus of users to decide on a (possible) change of ...
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Why did "Meaning of 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia' in The Princess Bride" get so many views?

I have a lot of HNQ's for some reason I don't quite understand (they're never the ones I think are really interesting) but this one is a real head scratcher. One day I was bored and letting YouTube ...
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Are questions about how stunts are performed considered on-topic?

I'm wanting to ask a question related to the performance of stunts within martial arts movies, particularly a specific movement in the movie Birth of the Dragon. In the movie, Master Wong performs a ...
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How should we tag the new Dune movie by Denis Villeneuve?

How should we tag the new Dune movie by Denis Villeneuve? Should it be dune-2021 (the David Lynch one is currently dune-1984)? Or should it be "dune-part-one" (as the film is apparently ...
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Why is a question about a performer's acting history an "identification question", or more generally why is it off-topic?

I've asked if a certain TV comedy performer has done certain kind of act (in a show) before. It was closed as an "identification question" (with that link). Why is it an identification ...
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Should accepted answers be sorted to the top or not?

Stack Overflow has recently changed the default sorting for answers so that accepted answers don't automatically appear at the top of the answer list, rather than being sorted into the rest of the ...
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Corrections for Tag: Rush [duplicate]

There is a tag named rush. It has been assigned to two questions, both of them on the movie Rush (2013). Unfortunately there is also a movie Rush (1992), starring Jason Patrick and Jennifer Jason Lee. ...
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How can I improve my question?

This question has got 5 downvotes at this time. Can anyone suggest how I can improve it, and avoid a similar fate befalling any future ones? Are these apparent mistakes in The Haunting of Bly Manor ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since none of ad proposals on this site made it past the score thresholds, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of ...
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Does this community still accept questions trying to identify films from plots?

I have a film I remember from years ago but cannot remember the name of it, and all Google searches bring me to films that are similar, but not the one I remember. I looked at the "identify this ...
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How long it takes for a suspension of asking question and a permanent suspension from asking question?

I've asked 10 questions so far but half of them have downvotes because of bad quality questions. How long it takes for a suspension of asking question and a permanent suspension from asking question? ...
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Are questions about moviegoing culture on-topic?

Would a question about American movie audiences' habit of leaving a movie theater immediately when the closing credits start, and how that compares with the rest of the world, be considered on-topic?
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Any Mods watching this?

It's been flagged several times already. This guy is clearly a troll, his account needs to be dumped. Why isn't Angelo Pappas doing his job?
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Oscar 2021 Topic Challenge: The nominees for Best Picture [completed]

Yesterday saw the belated celebration of the 93rd Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars"). Like last year this might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year ...
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How to resize pictures in questions and answers?

I have answered a question recently and I've put two pictures in my answer. But the problem is that one of them is small and the another one is so big. I want to resize the big one in my answer to ...
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An anomaly concerning the "Closed" banner for closed questions: Is its appearance variable?

What is a good source for risqué content that's not pornographic? The above question was closed. When I looked just now, the Closed banner looked liked this That is not a problem in itself, ...
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Should there be a specific tag for Zack Snyder's Justice League?

Currently the Justice League tag says: 2017 American superhero movie about the team of comic superheroes of the same name as part of the DC Extended Universe But the 2021 director's cut, which is ...
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Where to ask about movies from my past that I can't remember? [duplicate]

When did this tag [identify-this-movie] become off topic? Where should we go now to ask about movies we can't remember?
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Do you think this title needs change?

When you want to vote for a comment, it says: "This comment adds something useful to the post". But there are many examples that a comment has received many up-votes just for being funny; so ...
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How to judge ahead of time if people will think my question is "movie trivia" and perhaps unsuitable for the site?

I enjoy film and good TV sometimes as well, and from time to time I'll ask a few questions here. It was recently suggested that Rob Lowe said "I won't work for (Orion Pictures) again for all ...
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Should there be tag for the [John-Wick-series]

There have been a few questions related to the world beyond the character of John Wick. Questions regarding the organization of the enigmatic High Table and the operations of the Continental Hotel ...
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Would questions asking about the reality of a CGI scene be on-topic?

For example, I want to know whether this scene does depict a correct number of 10.000 people or is it just an exaggeration. Are such questions on-topic?
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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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How could that question could have been improved?

I recently asked a question about the latest Wonder Woman movie. I was surprised by the almost equal number of up- and down-votes (currently +4/-3). This suggests something but I am genuinely curious ...
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What happened to StackMovies Twitter account?

It says here: Account suspended Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules A screenshot:
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How about a SE specifically for ID questions?

I'm new here. In my short time here I've seen several movie-ID requests closed as off-topic. Looking at the archives I see that you made a decision about 3 years ago. I don't really understand why why ...
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Why are ID questions not removed immediately?

Since ID questions are off-topic, why are the moderators not removing ID questions immediately right after a user posts them? This question has been asked 16 hours ago but it's still online.
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If someone's reputations come back to below 15

AYK, A user can up-vote or down-vote posts when they reach the threshold of 15 reps. If they have lower reps their votes will be recorded until they reach the required threshold. My question is that ...
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Please help me improve this question

A question I posted yesterday is currently sitting on two closevotes with two downvotes. What does this dialogue mean in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)? I'd very much like to know how to improve this ...
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Guidelines for migration from Science Fiction & Fantasy

I'm putting together an effort on Science Fiction & Fantasy to give users guidance for when they should migrate1 a question from SFF to a different site on the network. Movies & TV generally ...
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How to make a question more focused when there are extremely few answers?

This question was closed for not being focused enough, but as the comments point out, it's a clear question but an issue never heard of before. How does it become more focused than that? Have movies ...
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Questions about coronavirus & film/tv production?

Looking at the help for what's On Topic, the following is on topic: Questions about a movie or TV show's production Questions relating to the film and TV industry but this is off topic: TV news, ...
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Can I Ask For More Information On Some Rare Short Video Clips I Have?

I have some most likely rare video clips that I believe are early HD video tests which I pulled from a hard drive of some test equipment. I would like to know more information about these clips but ...
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Why was this realism question marked as closed?

Why was this... Do US private schools ask Chinese students to get referral letters from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association to join them? closed?
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