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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Do we need Time Travel?

We have a tag time-travel with inconsistent use. I thought to fix it but I am still unclear where to keep it or even if we ever need it? Currently it's used for genre, plot device and for closed off ...
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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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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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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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Why is my question unimportant? Why is it considered a trivia?

This question was recently closed for the reason of being "unimportant trivia": What is the worst month to watch movies in United States? I would like to ask the community why this is. Why is it ...
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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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How do we promote our site (when it goes public beta)?

I figured I would push this question out there to get the ball rolling (Early bird gets the worm no?). I think extended discussion of promotion should be in the chatroom http://chat.stackexchange.com/...
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Identify-This-X question put on hold

I recently asked this question a few days ago, asking for some help identifying this movie, for which I had a very vague memory. That scene I felt was unique enough for it to be identified, and even ...
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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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An example ID question

I have recently been browsing the newest questions tab and have noticed a constant influx of ID questions. It has been well-established that ID Questions will eventually kill this site and a lot of ...
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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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Do we need a [Records] tag

An increasingly popular style of question is the format: [What/Who/Which] is the [longest/most/biggest] Thingy in television/film We have a couple of tags these questions can sometimes fall into ...
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Link can be submitted in answer, but editing says it's not allowed

So this answer has a link to Hollywood Reporter. His links aren't formatted properly, so when it came up in the review thread I decided to clean it up a bit and tell him how to properly link (he's a ...
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Shouldn't this question be closed as “too broad”, since it actually asks about two distinct items?

There is a question about the recent series of Black Mirror, inquiring to the meaning behind the titles of two episodes. Shouldn't this be closed as "too broad", and the poster be required to split ...
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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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How to improve this question?

I have a question which requires improvement : Super-hearing or Super-what? It is asking for an explanation of how Superman can apparently hear Lois but not his mother. I did not wanted an answer ...
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How to tag “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation”?

Despite the length increase of tag names to 35 characters, there are still titles that exceed this limit. Case in point: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Strip the apostrophe and replace the ...
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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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Can we have a franchise tag for The Conjuring universe?

There are total 4 main and spin-off films release till date in The Conjuring franchise and there will be more in the future. So, can we have a tag for The Conjuring franchise in order to get all ...