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Site graduated! New design launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you see any CSS/styling bugs, please ...
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Answering an ID Question, a PSA

An answer to an ID question can be very short, it can be the title of the movie and a link to imdb or wiki. These sorts of answers, though, are very low quality. They might serve to answer that ...
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Please, use the flagging system

Lately, with our increase in popularity, that also means an increase in those who want to just have some fun with the site. Namely new users who just want to post obscene items, or spam bots that ...
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Please don't redirect your anime ID requests to Anime.SE − we don't want them

I'm not sure if everybody knows this already, but after seeing a comment left by a user with a few thousand rep under a bad anime ID here to try Anime.SE, I thought it's worth mentioning: Anime.SE ...
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Maintaining, improving and cleaning up identification questions

Recently the community has decided to still try it further with identification questions on the site. So they remain on-topic for now and we'll see how that pans out in the future. So what to make of ...
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I'm disappointed

For those who don't know me, I've been here for the last two and half years, give or take. I find MTV SE very friendly and a great place to share knowledge; I've always felt connected with ...
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Why are tag wiki edits with copied content getting approved?

Since last week, I've seen many tag wiki edits with copied content getting approved. There are many examples and some of these are: https://movies.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/51915 https:...
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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Serial new accounts to avoid question ban

Directly related to What type of dialogue related questions are allowed here? inc answer & comments. A good proportion of questions I'm seeing here every day for the past week or three are ...
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Congratulations to our moderators for a year of service

The site celebrated its first year out of Beta last month. Well, as of yesterday (17th February), it has also celebrated its first year of having full elected moderators. Meta questions are always ...
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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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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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The term "trivia" is just lazy. Can't we do better?

Officially, "trivia" is off-topic. But it's a poorly-defined category that we should be able to replace with more specific reasons. Can't we do better? I'm not the first person to be unsure of what "...
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How reliable is the IMSDb as a source for (quotes to use as references for) answers on M&TV?

In an answer over on SciFi.StackExchange, I've included a quote from a script on the Internet Movie Script Database, the IMSDb. I've since used its script for Inglorious Basterds as a source here, ...
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Congrats on breaking 1,000 questions!

Just wanted to highlight and congratulate everyone on breaking 1,000 questions! Next stop, 2,000 questions! After that, the world!!!
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Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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What can I do to ask better questions on Movies & TV?

I recently asked a question here which is accumulating downvotes. As downvotes are a form of community moderation, I want to know: How could I edit the question to make it better? Clearly, there are ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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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Favorite questions and answers from the last quarter of 2019

Too late this time but we are back again. Following the tradition, we would ask the community to link your favorite questions and answers created from 1st October to 31st December. You can search ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Questions about commentaries

Would questions about clarifying things heard while watching a movie or TV episode commentary be on-topic on the main site? If someone wondered what a term or reference meant, from a commentary track, ...
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Movie identification details template

I thought about this after reading this question, which simply asked if anyone could identify a movie where two boys were riding a bike. That's all there was to the clues. I know we've had serious ...
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Analysis and you, a way to improve

Our evaluation results came back and left little to be desired in the analysis department. The purpose of this meta post is to ask the user base what can we do to encourage more Analysis content from ...
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Are questions about DVD's of movie/TV-shows on-topic?

Are questions on movie DVD's, whether related to their content, or any technical details such as format, region, etc. (sample questions below), on topic for movies.SE, even though they may be specific ...
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The State of Movies 2015-2016

Inspired to keep the trend going from Stats on RPG, I have rounded up some statistics for Movies for 2015 and 2016.
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Policy: deleting "identify" questions after 30 days

I was just informed that ... ID questions without upvoted\approved\any answers are usually deleted after 28 days. Now, assuming that it's a good question, the user has done their research, and ...
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Logo's background red-color contrast (popcorn icon)

Maybe it is only me, but I think the popcorn icon in the logo of MOVIES&TV needs to be adjusted a little bit to make the two different shades of red more contrasting, or at least easier to spot. ...
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Do we need Time Travel?

We have the tag time-travel which is inconsistently used. I thought to fix it but I am still unclear where to keep it or even if we need it? Currently, it's used for the genre, plot device, and for ...
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Why is this question marked as duplicate?

This question was asked and answered on Jan 17th 2017. However it was marked as a duplicate of a question which was asked on Apr 20th 2017. How is this possible when the description of marked as ...
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Are questions on stand-up shows on topic?

Could stand-up shows be discussed on Movies.SE? I'm aware that such a category could easily be abused because it's hard to distinguish between the "show" and the comedians themselves but nevertheless ...
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How to deal with downvotes on legitimate questions?

A lot of questions are getting downvoted while being very interesting and legitimate questions. I don't know why this happens but I would like to know a way to deal with this since it really ...
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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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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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Did asker get notification for deleted answer?

I asked this question Searching for TV series consisting of Police trio team which got correct answer (in very bad format) but the answer got deleted by mod the same day (refer answer by Ans) and I ...
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I recently asked two questions specific to DVD releases; do they belong here or in another group?

I recently asked this and this, both related to DVD releases of cartoon robots and cartoon super-heroes respectively. Is Movies and TV the appropriate place to ask about them, or is Sci Fi and ...
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Promotion through Gaming.SE - ideas needed

Gaming.SE has a Community Promotion Ads contest that might be interesting for us: https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3352/community-promotion-ads-2012 The short version is: Post a small ...
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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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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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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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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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How do we handle multiple answers to a question from the same user?

We have this question: Is there a grandfather paradox in Endgame? Where a user appears to believe we're a forum and has done multiple answers: https://movies.stackexchange.com/a/99776/44698 https://...
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Is there an easy way to search for Non-English movie question in this community?

I tried searching for questions about Non-English movies on this site but couldn't find anything apart from Indian movies. I am Indian so can identify them more easily. But searching for "French", "...
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Is asking about firsts or existence of a trope an identification question?

Inspired by this question: If aliens visited Earth, and used the cliche "take me to your leader" or a variation of it, why is it always the POTUS? I don't believe there is any movie where ...
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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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Cross-Site Duplicates - Ethics?

I've answered a couple of questions today which were cross-site duplicates (not by the same user) for questions over on Science Fiction & Fantasy. Now, I'm aware that there is overlap between M&...
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Why the downvotes?

OK, last time I wanted to identify TV series, I was asking for it, because I remember very little. But this time I am clueless. Question in discussion: Why did Dusty not use the internet? It ...
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Cinema-history tag seems to be attracting trivia

Since trivia is banned why do we allow questions like "What was the first/most X", "Who was the first/most X to do X" on the cinema-history tag? It seems to me that those will be questions will ...
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Is asking about the events depicted in a "biographical" movie on topic?

The question "Why no weapons aboard ship?" isn't on topic in my opinion, and this is backed up by the question's opening line: While my question regards piracy in general, the movie Captain ...
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