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I'm confused about ID questions: Where is the successful vote to ban them?

Initial note: I'm personally opposed to all forms of ID questions, but this question is not an argument about whether ID questions of any kind should or should not be allowed here. I'm asking this ...
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Should we allow hypothetical "what if" questions about legal consequences for characters?

There's a question (currently open) on the site: What charges/prison time would Jack Black realistically be looking at by the end of School of Rock? This essentially asks for speculation on a ...
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Since when did Movies & TV SE require registration to post questions and answers, and why was it required?

While browsing through a Meta Stack Exchange post about certain SE sites requiring users to be registered before posting questions, I noticed that Movies & TV SE was listed among those sites. (...
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Why did a moderator decline my VLQ flag for a low-quality, duplicate answer?

Recently, I flagged an answer as “very low quality” because it essentially repeats an existing answer from over 4 years ago without providing any substantial additional information or reliable sources....
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merge [comedians-in-cars] and [comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee]?

comedians-in-cars 1 question: Can someone explain the Acura "I sell cars, you sell you" ads? comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee 1 question: Who is Jerry ranting about in the Bridget Everett ...
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The [science-fiction] tag is rarely used correctly. What should we do to address this issue?

I have observed an issue with the usage of the science-fiction tag. Upon browsing through the 180+ questions tagged with science-fiction, I found that only a handful of questions seem to be using the ...
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Why was this VLQ answer converted to a comment?

The question What is this White Horse a reference to recently received the following answer: Two references actually. That's Buster Scruggs. And twin peaks. This, to me, is a textbook very low-...
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How can I make my question less “opinion-based”?

My question about Game of Thrones was down-voted and closed for being “opinion-based”, but I was invited to seek feedback and discussion here. The suggested-order tag has a number of highly-voted ...
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What to put in the tag wiki of TV shows when there are several seasons?

Currently, the true-detective tag wiki excerpt says: An American television crime drama series following the lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, who become entangled during a 17-year ...
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Rejected tag wiki suggestion

This month, I’ve posted a couple of questions under a new tag (five-nights-at-freddys). Being a new tag, it didn’t have an existing tag wiki, so (after consulting this meta post) I wrote up a tag ...
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How do I improve my "Skyfall" question for reopening?

The question "Critical reception of "Skyfall" is closed as opinion-based. Update the question so it can be answered with facts and citations. This will help others answer the question. ...
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Requesting the reopening of "What is the painting J. Paul Getty buys in 'All the Money in the World'?"

I think the question, “What is the painting J. Paul Getty buys in 'All the Money in the World'?”, deserves to be reopened. It was closed as off-topic for being a trivia question, but that’s not a ...
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What should the tag be for "The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies"?

The title of the TV series "The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies" is too long for a tag: it has 48 characters, when the maximum tag length is 35. A possible tag could be events-...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What's the correct way of using filmmaker tags? [duplicate]

From some recent posts, I noticed that there is a christopher-nolan tag, with 19 questions altogether. I'm not familiar with M&TV policy on filmmaker tags, and two related sister sites have very ...
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Should we display a banner to warn about our policy on AI-generated content?

Stack Exchange has announced that sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. This banner could help prevent low-quality AI-generated posts from being ...
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How should we deal with AI-generated posts?

SE has recently announced that sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content. However, we have not yet established a policy on how to deal with such ...
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Should we rename the Movies and TV network?

Shouldn't the site have a more specific URL than movies.stackexchange.com, and a more specific name than Movies & TV? It makes it look like it's everything about movies (and TV), which it's not. ...
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Why does Movies Stack Exchange have low activity even on very popular titles?

I've been observing the Movies Stack Exchange site and noticed a relatively low level of activity, particularly in terms of the number of new questions posted daily. On average, there seem to be only ...
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Why was the "What is the name of this Peanuts character?" question removed from the Hot Network Questions list?

I noticed that the question “What is the name of this Peanuts character wearing a purple shirt and purple/pink shoes?", which became a Hot Network Question 8 hours ago, was removed by a moderator ...
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Have identification question on meta been considered?

Identification questions have these features: Many casual users ask them, don't want to read some rule about how to asking such questions before asking them, don't want to get downvoted/closed/...
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Why wasn't a movie identification site created?

Everybody needs movie identification; every existing method doesn't work, and most movie identification problems can be solved quickly on SE. Movies & TV SE doesn't allow such questions, and ...
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Would it be opinion-based if I ask if a director's decision is ethical/acceptable?

I've read an article about a 1989 Iranian film where the male lead slaps the female lead very hard at one scene. According to the article, the director didn't speak about the slap to the actress prior ...
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Requesting the reopening of "What type of plant is Léon's plant?"

I would like to request the reopening of the question, “What type of plant is Léon's plant?”, which was closed as off-topic for the reason that “trivia questions are off-topic”. The “trivia” close ...
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Is it on-topic to ask for advice on filmmaking?

A question asking, “How would you credit people who gave writing suggestions but did not actually participate in writing?” was recently left open in the close votes review queue and currently remains ...
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Why can't I undo my vote on comment?

I acidentally up-voted a comment on my question. But I'm unable to undo it. When I touch the red triangle nothing happens. Is it a bug or there's a reason? I tried on other comments and I was able to ...
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Should Movies & TV SE participate in the 1 reputation voting experiment?

Stack Exchange is looking for sites that are willing to try out their 1 reputation voting experiment, which aims to improve participation and engagement. You can read more about it in this MSE post: “...
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Should people be expected to explain details to those who haven't seen the film or show?

I've seen comments where people ask things since they haven't seen it. Should that be taken seriously on Movies & TV SE? For example, this question: Is it common to see diversity of backgrounds ...
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Is it okay to answer this question with this information?

I saw this question and it is about the origin of harem genre in anime: but how did it start? What is the origin of Harem Anime? All of the four answers are talking about the anime itself; that how ...
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Why isn't there an ethics tag [duplicate]

Why is there no ethics tag? Why doesn't anyone create one? For instance, it could be used to discuss ethics in movies, as well as the ethics of movie making.
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Is it ok to ask others to say if a movie has copied another movie based on watching?

I have watched two movies and I found the stories very similar (with just a little differences in details). I searched the internet but I couldn't find any source relating the two works. That's ...
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Is it out-of-scope to ask "Are there any films meeting criteria XYZ?"?

I'm trying to find some (mostly feature) films dealing with / focusing on a certain subject. And maybe I have additional criteria for them, e.g. constraints on the kind of director, or the continent ...
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The trivia close reason is no longer valid. Please reopen "What does Marty Jr. yell while crossing the street in BTTF2?"

I would like to request the reopening of the question, What does Marty Jr yell while crossing the street in BTTF2? This question is currently closed as “trivia”. It recently got reopen votes; however, ...
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Why do we lose one reputation by downvoting posts?

I recently found that I lose one reputation when I down-vote a post. But why is that happening? Is that because the OP has given time to write their post? But what about posts that are bad enough to ...
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Why did a moderator keep the question about identifying a painting in Eternals closed?

The question, What is the name of this painting displayed on the Domo's wall in Eternals? - which was closed as both "trivia" and "identification" was unilaterally left closed ...
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How should the [animation] tag be used? What should we write as tag usage guidance in the tag wiki?

I would like to request community feedback on the animation tag usage guidance. I’ve noticed that this tag is being used as a meta tag; that is, it is applied to questions that are not about animation,...
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What if a question's embedded video clip is struck down for copyright violation?

What, if anything, should we do, if a question is asked which includes an embedded video (i.e. from YouTube, etc.) where the embedded video is no longer available due to the copyright holder taking it ...
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Should we allow questions asking opinions about what type of shot is in a given screenshot?

I came across this question in the Close votes review queue — Open vs closed shot. Would you classify this image from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as an open frame or a closed frame? ...
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Top tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis are descriptions of tags that are displayed when you hover over a tag or when you are tagging a question. Tags should at least have tag wiki excerpts (usage guidance) to help users ...
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Can I ask for help identifying a piece of music in a TV series episode?

I want to identify a musical piece played by a character in a TV series episode. Would such a question be on topic? If not, could you potentially suggest where I could look for such information?
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Is there any traditional challenge this year also?

I am talking about this challenge Is there any traditional challenge this year also?
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What power structures are in place here? Is this site democratic?

I thought the moderation here is not akin to an authoritarian regime but democratic, based on consensus and therefore reflects the will of the users. But judging from these facts it appears to be the ...
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2022: 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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Is it on-topic to ask for a formal definition of "plot hole?"

I read and write about plot holes, here and on reddit, and over the years I have come to feel that there are enough inconsistencies in the conventional wisdom concerning what does and doesn't ...
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We're retiring the "trivia" close-reason

First of all, I and the rest of the moderation team want to apologize that the following took a little while and maybe longer than it should have. We discussed this issue early on and were largely in ...
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Why was the "Songs sung in Beetlejuice (1988)" question deleted?

Why was the "Songs sung in Beetlejuice (1988)" question (Internet Archive mirror) deleted? Screenshot: I thought that a general (Stack Exchange's, cross-site) rule of thumb says that: We'...
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ID Questions - better info in the Help pages

We no longer support ID questions. This is mentioned in Help - What topics can I ask about here?, but I don't think it's broad enough. In comments under a recently closed question asking to identify ...
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Tag merge and synonym request: [glass-onion] → [glass-onion-a-knives-out-mystery]

Since the full and official title of the movie is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (according to Netflix, IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes), I am requesting that glass-onion be merged and synonymized to ...
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Is it on-topic to ask "Mandela effect" questions, where the OP asks if their memory of a movie/TV scene is correct or if the scene actually existed?

I recently reviewed a question in the close votes review queue titled Major Mandela effect in "King Ralph" (1991) (screenshot). The question stated: I saw it on the internet recently, and a ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

One, and only one, of the answers to the question, What was the first film to depict the American military as villains? has been deleted by a diamond mod. A reason for the deletion might be asserted ...
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