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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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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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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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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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Can/should tv.stackexchange.com redirect to this site?

http://movies.stackexchange.com is the URL for this site, Movies & TV, but http://tv.stackexchange.com just gives a "Page Not Found" and a sad panda. Given that the site is equally about both ...
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Please remember to vote

Voting on Stack Exchange sites does a number of things. It rewards the content that we like to see when we upvote. It also signals trust, the more someone is upvoted, the more powers (muahahahahahaha!)...
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Let's congratulate Walt for achieving a milestone of 100k

Walt is a resourceful and valued contributor to our community here. He is always polite, thoughtful and helpful to all users. He has earned the recognition and respect of the community for his ...
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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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5 Years of Movies & TV - Free T-shirts!

Movies & TV Stack Exchange celebrates its 5th anniversary! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the community of this wonderful site for the years of dedication and hard work they put into ...
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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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Movies&TV — Top User Swag!

Good news! If your name is on the first two pages of: https://movies.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all ...I'll be getting in touch with you soon to send you a little care package,...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Movies & TV's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and advice ...
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What can we do with generic “NAME THIS MOVIE” question titles?

This site is beginning to be plagued with questions that have useless titles such as: Name this movie. Help! I need this movie title. I don't remember the title of this movie. who is this actor I ...
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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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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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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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Monthly Answer Challenge 2015-2017: Solve old unanswered questions! [duplicate]

Due to the success of our previous challenge for answering unanswered pre-graduation questions, We've decided to make it a monthly habit to reward the best answer to any old unanswered question in ...
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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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Time to say goodbye to moderator position and welcome the new blood

It's been 3 years and 8 months being a moderator here and it was really an enjoyable ride. It still feels like it was just yesterday the announcement was made and I joined the team. It was nice ...
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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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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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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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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 remember that “Just Google it” and other such comments aren't appropriate

I have seen several cases in which someone comments something along the lines of "this seems poorly researched" or "have you tried website x?". These comments, at the end of the day, boil down to "...
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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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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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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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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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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Movies & TV's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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900 days in beta: Where do we stand?

We have been in Beta for just a little bit over 900 days now, which is 1000% of the minimal required number of days. (I am aware that this is just the minimum, still: impressive) First of all, I am ...
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Can we please redefine “trivia”?

Here's our current definition of the off-topic reason "trivia" from the "What topics can I ask about here?" help page: Unimportant trivia that does not add to the understanding or appreciation of ...
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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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Stats on people whose first question was an identify question

I'm curious to know what percentage of users whose first question was an ID question: accepted answers to their questions went on to become members of the site (if they were unregistered) went on to ...
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How to deal with Spoilers

The questions is related to the recent release Age of Ultron. This questions contains details about the movie that can termed as spoiler. I tried to put a Spoiler Alert at the top of the question to ...
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Should we merge with TV?

Now that Television is on-topic for the Movies site, I move that we include TV completely, and invite people following the TV proposal to come hang out with us. I noted in another answer that being ...
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Happy One Year Anniversary!

Albeit I'm slightly early, I want to congratulate everyone on an awesome first year. Here's hoping to a good second year, and hopefully a graduation to full site status!
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Are there any professional actors, producers, directors in here?

I think it would be great to identify the users who take part in movies professionally and may be able to provide great insight to how this site should work. If possible could you list your details in ...
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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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Dealing with “recommendation” questions

We have had a lot of sites throughout the history of Stack Exchange that have suffered problems dealing with "recommendation" questions. That is, questions which are intending to gather a collection ...
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We got a link in The Guardian! Rejoice ye mortals!

ChrisF (moderater on other SE sites like SO and Programmers) pointed this out on chat earlier. Our first (that I know of) Major External Link Obviously the article itself doesn't have anything to ...
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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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Topic Challenge: Female-lead films and TV-shows [completed]

With the release of Wonder Woman and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-06-05 00:00 UTC to 2017-06-16 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions ...
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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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Should we allow “Does this film include…” questions?

I haven't seen a lot of this type of questions yet, only three to be exact, but I think it might be a good idea to make a decision before we get more of them. If you didn't fully understand what kind ...
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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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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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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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Should we encourage swifter deletion of bad ID questions?

While polling still hasn't closed on the featured discussion Shall we ban identification questions? (if you haven't voted there yet, go and do so now!), it looks at this point as if the community ...