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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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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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Are legal questions on topic?

At some other SE sites, legal and business questions are explicitly off-topic. I just checked the help center and I didn't see anything about that. Are questions about copyrights, for example, on-...
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Banning ID questions [duplicate]

I'm prepared to get downvoted into oblivion, but as the 6th highest rep guy here I think this should at least be heard. I just saw that ID questions are no longer allowed. This decision was based on ...
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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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Editing a summary with quote markup

Let me start by saying, this is not accusatory. I honestly don't know the answer, so I'm asking. I posted an answer to a question, and included a general summary of the article I linked, just in ...
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Wondering about the criteria for downvoting

I imagine there is a good answer on this site, but I am going to ask my question here anyway. This question has been downvoted, but I am not sure why. It seems to me to be a fairly sensible query, ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2017

A happy new year to all! As done 3 months ago, We would ask the community again to link your favorite questions and answers created from 1st October 2017 to 31st December 2017 You can search all the ...
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Can I repurpose an old ‘identify’ question?

A while back I asked this question: What movie is this set from? Now identify-this-movie questions are being removed (which I welcome - I was never in favour of them but took advantage in that ...
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Should a user be allowed to edit their question to the point where it becomes pointless?

This question was originally caused by the asker not paying attention to what they were watching, and then posting a question that featured a quote which barely resembled what was actually said. But ...
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About banning Id questions

I know a lot of users don't like them, but that's quite absurd and disrespectful to the users who do. And it's more absurd to change the rules retrospectively, deleting an entire (helpful) archive of ...
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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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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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Should lack of research encompass outside sources?

Background I posted this question asking about an aspect of the Star Wars plot. I think I'm being fair by saying that the plot question isn't "basic or trivial," but of course that could be wrong. ...
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Can I describe a very sexual scene which is needed to identify a movie?

There was a movie I watched many years ago, and I don't remember almost anything, except for a... very sexual scene (which is very specific, so I think one who watched the movie can identify it by ...
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What should I do with my wrong answer?

I recently submitted this answer to a question which I now believe to be incorrect. What action should I take? I can delete the answer, but while I no longer agree that the answer is correct, many ...
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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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Someone give the best answer to my question, but post it as a comment because the question is protected

Honestly I never thought that my question will receive so much attention, but it did. The user displayname wrote three related comments, and, in my opinion those comments provide the best answer to ...
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Topic Challenge: Christmas-themed films and TV episodes [completed]

In celebration of this most festive time of the year and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-12-18 00:00 UTC to 2017-12-24 23:59 UTC we're challenging you to all your ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue indicator whenever there's a task available in any queue. All queues with at least one task will be marked ...
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Topic Challenge: Rick Baker and his films [completed]

Today is the birthday of Academy Award winner special effects and make-up artist Rick Baker. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-12-08 11:30 ...
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Why was this question heavily downvoted for seemingly “technical” issues?

This is the question I am referring to. It has several downvotes, so it appears to be "systematic" rather than incidental. I believe that there were two "technical" issues involved with my question, ...
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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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Should one-liner ID answers be deleted or improved?

The problems with bad answers to ID questions have been discussed at Answering an ID Question, a PSA and How to handle low quality identification answers?, although not with any clear conclusion on ...
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Are questions about the use of specific technologies in the cinema industry on topic?

For example, there was this question about whether a movie was released in a certain format. Turns out that IMAX is moving away from 3D screenings in the US (maybe globally). Definitely seems to be ...
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Should we be deleting ID questions with positively upvoted answers?

I recently asked why this id was deleted. According to Napoleon Wilson, we are deleting closed ID questions without improvements after 9 days. This policy, in itself, is fine to me (although no one ...
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Unclear why this ID question was deleted

The ID question A Sci-Fi Movie about an orb which gives people powers was deleted by a mod just shy of a month after it was asked. It wasn't a high-quality ID question, but it had a non-negative ...
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Do we allow character identification questions?

I just saw this question asking people to recognize a character based on some vague description. IMHO it's too broad and too much lacking in details anyway, but should we even allow such questions? ...
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Topic Challenge: Leonardo DiCaprio and his films [completed]

Today is Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday, so in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-11-11 00:00 UTC to 2017-11-19 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to ...
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Are questions about a movie's source considered on-topic?

Specifically, I'd like to know which comic books are comic's movie's plots based on. I happen to know that the Daredevil movie is based on Daredevil #181, but I'm curious about mostly Marvel movies. ...
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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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Halloween Topic Challenge: George A. Romero and his films [completed]

Not only did this year see the death of horror pioneer George A. Romero, October was also the 49th anniversary of the release of his first movie Night of the Living Dead, considered by many the first ...
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Is asking a list of movies for a specific category on-topic or off-topic here?

Is asking a list of movies for a specific category on-topic or off-topic here? Example question : A list of movies about motivation (specially tech startups, for businessmen etc)
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Topic Challenge: Philip K. Dick [completed]

The release of Blade Runner 2049 gives us a chance to look back on the rich history of Philip K. Dick adaptations, whose themes of reality and identity have always been a source for engaging films, ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2017

We'd once again ask the community for their favourite questions and answers from the past quarter. So please link to your favorite questions and answers which were created from July 1st 2017 through ...
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Question put on hold

Regarding my question What movie displayed a self-destruct button next to a button for every day use?, how is it not asking for a specific movie? I have not merely provided a single image. I gave a ...
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More questions from single movie

What if I have more than one question from a single movie / TV series, should I ask it in a single question or in separate questions?
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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 ...
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Are questions related to TV (not shows) on topic?

This recent question has appeared on the site, which made me curious if questions related TV technology, media format, channels etc are on-topic or not. I wasn't sure about this as there are other ...
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How should “The $100,000 Pyramid” be tagged?

The question https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/79614/12783 is our first about the game show The $100,000 Pyramid. How should this be tagged? My first guess is the-100000-pyramid. However, that's ...
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Topic Challenge: The TV-series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe [completed]

With the release of The Defenders and due to popular demand, we are starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-08-26 07:00 UTC to 2017-09-02 07:00:00 UTC we're challenging you to ask your great ...
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Is it justifiable to spoil a series over placing a title “too off”?

I started like 5 months ago watching Game of Thrones with a friend of mine. So it comes we are right now in season 6 episode 8. But as I'm a software developer and somewhat required to use ...
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How to know which tag to apply “plot explanation” or “analysis”?

I have found that there are alot similar questions that ask for better understanding of the plot and some of them use "plot explanation" tag while others use "analysis" tag. The tag info says what ...
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Too many questions are `on hold` in movies

my question was onholded too. But what I see on the first page, that now it happens to almost every question about identify of plot exploration something wrong I guess.
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How should questions about licensing be tagged?

There are a few questions on Movies & TV about whether creators had permission to use copyrighted characters/music. How should these questions be tagged? Should a new licensing tag be created? ...
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Topic Challenge: Stephen King [completed]

With the release of The Dark Tower and due to popular demand we're looking back on the rich history of Stephen King adaptations in a new topic challenge. From 2017-08-08 00:00 UTC to 2017-08-18 23:00 ...
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Cinema questions about games

Not that I'm interested in asking anything about a game right now, but I recently heard that a video game became eligible to receive an Oscar. It just made me wonder if this community would eventually ...
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Closing questions due to lack of knowledge

This question has an answer: Why doesn't Doc use the DeLorean in order to escape from the Libyans? It's a very specific answer covered in the movie, spoken by a main character. I'd like to know ...
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Should there be a tag for [regional-differences]?

There are a few questions on Movies & TV about regional differences between releases of a movie. Why "Moana" is called "Vaiana" in Europe? Why and to which extent was The ...
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Why did my comment get deleted?

On this question What's the difference between "and" and "&"? I made the following comment The title should have been 'What's the difference between “and” & “&...