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Weekly Topic Challenge - Ideas

Quite a while ago we had a so called Topic of the Week where users were encouraged to ask questions about a specific topic and compete for the best question. In an effort to revive this kind of ...
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We are discontinuing support for identification questions

NOTE: Got linked here but don't really care about all the meta discussion? Just want quick help with identifying your movie? Take a look at this question and its answers. Since its very inception ...
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Final TV Decision

From the result of a majority vote between the moderators, it has been decided that: Television will be on topic for this site. I think with this, it is time to shape the FAQ from more than just the ...
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When should a director tag be used/created?

There are some very famous directors, such as Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott, who have tags here. Effectively, when a question is asked of their films it is tagged with both the film title and the ...
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Do you think it's time for a change in the way we use tags?

I would like to apologize in advance for the long post, this post encompasses a full change to how we use tags on Movies and TV by focusing on the types of tags that we allow on the site, rather than ...
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How do you distinguish when a question should be asked at SE movies vs. SE scifi?

There are a lot of questions on http://scifi.stackexchange.com which relate to Sci Fi movies and TV shows. It seems like this site would be the place to ask those questions. Is there a difference ...
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Rules for multiple media using the same name

There's been a couple of discussions in the past about whether specific series or movies should get the -tv or -2001 (or whatever year) extensions due to their being a remake or a duplicate title in ...
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SciFi/Movies overlap

We already have two questions with an obvious SciFi/Movies overlap (that have already been asked on SciFi.SE): https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/7/22 https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/5/22 How do ...
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Shall we ban identification questions?

The consensus for now seems to be to try it further with identification questions on the site and see how it will pan out in the future. We will shortly post more meta discussions about how to deal ...
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UPDATED (January 9) Design for Movies SE

I'm Kurtis, a new product designer at Stack Exchange. First off, congratulations, your site is beginning the process of moving out of beta to a fully-graduated site! Graduation and Your Site Design ...
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How to improve the problem with identification questions?

As many of you know, one way or the other this site has a problem with identification questions. The large and rising influx of identification questions, which are often of rather low quality, ...
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Discussion on identification questions

In Jeff Atwood's post Let's Play The Guessing Game, he pretty much condemned that identification questions just don't work too well in the Stack Exchange format. However, our sister site Science ...
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Should movie trivia questions be closed?

Should we allow questions that are intended for trivia? e.g: Who played _ in __ movie / tv ? How many seasons did _ have? Who produced __ show? What was that movie that had __ (person) in it?
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Are we too strict with “identify this movie by a single scene” questions?

A recent identify-this-movie question got downvoted fast and got the usual "more information" comment. The question asks to identify a movie by a single scene but gives no further information about ...
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How to handle low quality identification answers?

Yes, I'm talking about the answers to identification questions. While we have a few measures to handle low quality identification questions to some degree, one of the problems of those kinds of ...
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Policy for list questions

There is nothing in our What topics can I ask about? that outlaws list questions. There is nothing in our What types of questions should I avoid asking? that outlaws list questions. In his post Real ...
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Yes, that was a plot hole, and?

Is pointing out obvious plot holes really on topic? This question has a lot of upvotes, but to me it seems like a candidate for a "Yes, that was a plot hole." and a close vote. Even on the original ...
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What's trivia and where do we draw the line?

At least two users I have talked to said they are not interested in this site if it is just Trivia. To me trivia is well trivial, Who is the main actor in Superman? How many cars are in Gone ...
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Identify This Movie Questions?

Are identify this movie questions to be encouraged? They are one of my favourite tags on gaming, but quite a few are closed due to lack of details or often multiple edits are needed to turn it into a ...
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Why `identify-this-movie` questions are always downvoted even if perfectly valid?

I think this site need some moderation intervention, there are plenty of questions tagged identify-this-move, most of all are just downvoted, and people fear to put an answer because of downvoters. ...
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Topic of the Week

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: - One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 (EST) and ending Thursday 23:59 ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

In order to prevent this site from turning into Trivia central we need some borders. I don't think we can get all in one go (or even at the end of private beta) but we could at least start. Working ...
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Are we overusing the spoiler markup?

As others have recently commented on the 'statute of limitations' on spoilers, I am wondering whether we are overusing the spoiler markup period. It strikes me that the spoiler markup is somewhat ...
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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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Should we cover TV Series here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision There's the whole thing with TV Buffs, they're still pretty far off from getting a beta, I'd say. So do we take an active stand to encourage questions about ...
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Do we want web-series on-topic here?

Warning!! Poor examples ahead!!!! Day[9] Daily The Guild Journey Quest Pioneer One Mortal Kombat : Legacy Daredevil Hemlock Grove Among other series are popular web-only series that air on a regular ...
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How come Movies and TV is still in beta?

This site has been online for a while now, and is very active, but it's still in beta. Shouldn't this site be made an official part of the stackexchange?
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Cleaning up the general topic tags

There are various general topic tags like zombies, vampires, sex, fight, technology or revenge. Those serve primarily for either tagging identification questions or general questions about the ...
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Why are there no tags for famous franchises?

In Movies and TV Beta why are important tags for famous franchises like saw not there? I even think that Movies and TV Beta doesn't have many tags.
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Use of copied content

This is not directed at anyone specifically, the moderators have just noted an increase in the number of incidences of this from a number of contributors. Everyone's contribution here is incredibly ...
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What's the policy on spoilers?

There's going to be lots of posts that ruin endings, how to deal with them? Should spoilers be included in question title?
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Having multiple answers can be a great thing!

Recently, we got a sneak peek on how our latest evaluation turned out and our status is looking great! However, we are not quite there just yet. This is my second "Call to Arms" post, the first ...
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Are adult movies (as far as industry, actors, etc… are concerned) on topic?

I asked the question in a way that I think should avoid offending anyone (e.g. "no links to adult sites or names of porn movies in answers, please"). Who was the first actor/actress who made the move ...
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Are “identify this song” questions on-topic?

Are questions asking for a song that plays in a movie or in a specific episode of a television show on-topic here? Why or why not should they be on-topic? To serve as examples, there are a few such ...
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ID questions about sci-fi or fantasy films

So apparently ID questions are going to be banned on this site. Some of the ID questions posted here are about films in the science fiction or fantasy genres, which would be on-topic at the sister ...
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How can I find the title of a movie from just a description or image?

I need to find the title of a movie or TV-show, but I only know part of its story and/or descriptions of scenes and characters. I might happen to know who acted in it or even have some images from it. ...
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Check in on Identification questions

The rather clear direction of this discussion together with the current situation on the site led to the conclusion that identification questions are no longer appropriate on this site. Back in May ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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List of Movies Question , Can we allow it?

Should Questions on List of Movies be allowed ? Like for Example List of movies with star crossed lovers List of movies with Disease as the main theme. Movies That have only 2 characters List of ...
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A plea for sanity: What is this thing? I would like to know what this thing is called

This site has got a lot of history of discussion of 'identify-this-thing' questions on meta. Here are some that I found with a quick search; Should 'Identify This Movie' answers have more ...
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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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365 days out of beta: Where do we stand?

As you might have noticed, this site graduated about a year ago. This might be the right time to look back at the previous year, or even the whole site lifetime, and see how we are doing. This is a ...
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ID Questions - Time to update the Guidance to include Image ID?

The inflow of Image ID questions continues unabated and our current guidance does not mention these specifically. It's my understanding that the current 'rule' is that these are off-topic as not ...
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Questions regarding TV commercials

Would it be okay to ask questions regarding TV commercials here? For example, In what country [this] commercial was produced? What is the background song title used in [this] commercial? What is the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]

This is supposed to have coincided with the arrival of your new design, but apparently I never actually posted it. Whoops. At any rate, let's not delay this any longer. You've officially gained ...
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Should we allow ID questions that boil down to just an image?

There have been a few ID questions lately that boil down to a youtube link or an image. To me, these aren't of high enough quality to keep on the site. Examples: what spider based movie is this ...
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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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What to do with the [aliens] tag?

At the moment the tag aliens is ambiguous, as the tag wiki states itself: Generally, indicates the presence of extra-terrestrial beings in a film or television project. Can also specifically refer ...
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What is a low quality answer?

Following on from a similar question I posted the other day - I've had a bunch of Helpful Flags and some which were Declined. I've also two which are Disputed. They were raised against answers by ...
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Country tag consistency

I've been having a look through the tags, and there's a few country tags from identify-this-x questions, however the names aren't very consistent. Some are the name for the nationality, such as: ...