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Would identifying a country of origin be helpful?

I'm noticing a string of questions about movies that could be considered 'foreign'. This is defined by a movie not well known due to not being in the American/UK box office. I realize I must tread ...
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Should TV-movies off-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision In an comment to another question @Aarthi states: According to Princeton University, a television show is "a program broadcast by television," which ...
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Should adult themes be handled with care?

I asked myself, what if a child finds this site through a search for Harry Potter and sees the question about the beheaded wife of the detective in Se7en. How should we handle this?
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Are documentaries on-topic?

Sure, some documentaries are made for TV in multiple parts. That seem to be a TV-show and off-topic. But what about for example with: Arlit, deuxième Paris Sans soleil The Shock Doctrine If the ...
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Are questions about the works of directors/actors/writers on-topic?

I realized, that I asked two questions, that are not specific to a concrete movie, but to the general works of a director: Did Hayao Miyazaki make any movie without an environmental theme? Did ...
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What are movies?

This is an on-topic question. We all want questions about movies to be on-topic, but what are movies? Every thinks to know, but can we really give a definition? Is it release for cinema? But what ...
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“Where can I buy X?”

This question asks where to buy a fairly obscure movie. Are these questions on-topic? Finding an old/obscure film can be very frustrating sometimes, so I can see a clear appeal to being able to ask ...
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Questions relating to playing movies

This question asks how to play Region-2 DVDs in the USA. Is this on-topic? Is there a way to see Zone 2 in the USA? My immediate reaction is that it is clearly not on topic; but then I realized I ...
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How will genre questions be handled?

The question https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/208/twilight-science-fiction-or-fantasy aims to get an answer to what genre the Twilight movies fall into. Are these types of questions on-...
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Are short movies on-topic?

Should shorts be in-topic? That includes for instance: the three blender-movies La Jeteé most of the work of Charlie Chaplin before 1923 If we want to exclude short-movies, where is the line? 30 ...
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How will meta-discussion be decided?

There are some questions here on meta, that are asked to find a proper policy. How are they decided. Some examples: Identify This Movie Questions?: Should I vote to close them or encourage them? ...
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Awarding accept answer for endings and analysis

The climax in some movies are interpreted differently by different people. When a question related to the ending of movies like this is asked. What are the important points to be considered when ...
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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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Statute of Limitations on Spoilers?

It seems odd to me to see the spoiler markup on a question about a movie from 1980. i.e: What does the scene during the ending represent? Should there be an age-limit on spoilers? One would think ...
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Why aren't users asking questions?

I deleted my original "Push more questions" drive, just to jump the gun but users replied with quality is needed not quantity Where are all these high quality questions for the last two days?!?? ...
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General theme tags

I just saw this question, which is a kind of plot-hole question, if you want. The question, being about "Hunt for Red October", has the tags submarine and cold-war (which the movie's story is about in ...
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Subjectivity and Film Study : How to deal with it?

Now I am going to say it up front, I am by no means someone one who academically nor professionally studies film so it would be good if someone who has actually participated in Film Studies weigh in ...
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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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Questions about reviews and reviewers

Would a questions asking for suggestions for good online blogs or podcasts where movies are reviewed be on-topic? There are some questions like this on Stackoverflow, e.g. 'single most influential ...
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Is this question on Wedding Crashers trivia?

The question asks about To what extent were the actors in Wedding Crashers improvising?, to which a user replied with answer sourced from movie trivia. Even the OP asks for other scenes, it is clear ...
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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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Should we ask for a 'general reference' close reason?

Looking at this question, What is a "performance capture" animation movie?, I tried to vote to close it, but none of the reasons fit well. I would have liked to vote to close it due to being ...
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200 rep cap should be relaxed for Private Beta

I just hit the reputation cap, and I am not sure that's a good thing or not. Currently the privileges are relaxed. So I assume when public beta opens the privileges causing a gap in what we were once ...
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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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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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Is the Blu-ray/DVD question on-topic?

I am looking at this question, https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/71/, and wondering if it's a good fit here. It feels more an economy subject.
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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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concerns about the rules of these sites conflicting with the goals of this particular one

I see a lot of 'spoiler' questions on this site. "Who kills this guy in this film?" "How many times does this happen in this film? etc etc." The reason I joined this public beta is because, like ...
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Why this question does not meet quality standards

I wanted to ask this question in Movies Private Beta, but when I Post my question, it gives an error saying, Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality ...
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Asking questions about Bollywood movies

Can I ask questions about Bollywood (Indian) movies, in private beta? Or is it inappropriate as private beta has few users?
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Should we outrule questions without research effort?

My question "What is done in post-production?" got criticized for not showing any reasearch effort or being general reference. Although it may be valid, I can't find a reference to such a rule and I ...
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Tags for movies with the same name and remakes?

There are several movies that share the same title. Sometimes they are completely different movies and not remakes. How should we tag these? foo-1950 and foo-2010? Also, the series title may be the ...
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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 the question title?
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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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Should tags for individual movies be encouraged

Already I am seeing tags used for individual movies - Inception, Tree-of-life, Star Wars. Should we be encouraging tagging on individual movies, or will that get out of hand with each movie getting ...
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Are questions about specific plot details on topic?

There are already three of them: Did the FBI know about the mole in the police department and did they interfere with the investigation? https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/5/41 What does the ending of ...
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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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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 ...