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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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Would this question be about the books, and therefore off-topic?

I saw this question today: Is Voldemort called “Tom Elvis Riddle” in the French versions of Harry Potter? It was something I'd seen before (maybe it's already been asked on SciFi.SE?), but I thought ...
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Understanding “not an answer” declined flags

I flagged these two answers as not an answer: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, or deleted ...
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What type of dialogue related questions are allowed here?

This Question which related to dialogue got 10 upvotes. Whereas this question here got three downvotes, was put on hold and subsequently deleted. What type of dialogue related questions are allowed ...
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Would this question have been on topic here?

I saw a question the other day on a different SE site https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/57412/what-is-the-name-of-this-series It is about a video series identification. It got it's ...
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Topic Challenge: Anime [completed]

With the release of Ghost in the Shell Hollywood is remaking a one of the most acclaimed Japanese anime. So in order to celebrate its original version and its entire art form and due to popular demand ...
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Why are we downvoting off-topic ID questions?

I've recently noticed a pattern that Movie Identification questions tend to get down voted and then VTC'd as off-topic if they aren't up to snuff. This is significantly unfair to the asker, ...
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Why questions get deleted?

Some examples https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/59908/alien-movie-where-alien-needs-mens-orgasms-to-live/ https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/49295/movie-with-young-girl-who-draws-...
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Why is this question getting votes to close?

I don't understand why "Why is Applebee's in so many movies?" is getting votes to close. The question seems squarely within the purview of on-topic questions, e.g. "Questions about a Movie or TV show'...
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Why is this question put on hold?

Why is this question put on hold as off topic? Chihiro's name turning to Sen [on hold] This question is probably one of the most pertinent questions in regards to this movie. The name of this movie ...
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What are the formatting rules when naming films?

Is there a preferred formatting style when naming a film in a question or answer? Here are a few styles I've found, and there could be more: Version 1 No bold, no italics, no links: In the Social ...
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Topic Challenge: Kurt Russell and his films [completed]

March 17th marks the birthday of Kurt Russell, who looks back on 55 years of acting. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-03-17 00:00 UTC to ...
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Is it 'ok' to ask questions about tv series which are in middle of the season?

I wanna ask a question about Legion, but it is currently in its 5th episode of season 1. They currently release an episode each week. Is it 'ok'/'recommended' to ask questions about the series even ...
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Politely requesting questioners accept a submitted answer (that they've indicated is correct)

I'm fairly new around here, and read a Meta post from 2015 encouraging 'people to engage into solving some of our old unsolved problems.' In an attempt to do just that, I've been poring over ...
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Is question about identifying TV channel “ident” on-topic?

Discovery Channel is known by idents (presentations of channel logo between program blocks in CGI or movie sequence) sometimes lasting over 1 minute – like this 2-minute one (or they are two, one ...
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Topic Challenge: Bill Paxton and his films [completed]

February 25th saw the death of actor Bill Paxton. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-03-06 00:00 UTC to 2017-03-12 23:00 UTC we're ...
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Are spoilers a reason to get downvotes?

I asked this question, it has spoilers about logan, don't click if you hate spoilers and you don't have to. It got downvoted simply because of "spoilers"! And the answer too! the good guy trying to ...
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Editing answers and questions

I get that editing a question or answer is part of this site, but it seems to me some people are too quick to do so. Further, some edits completely change the nature of the OP - and that's simply ...
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“On-topic” help page seems overly restrictive

The "on-topic" help page appears to indicate that only questions about particular works or groups of works are acceptable. The only part of the page stating what questions are on topic is the first ...
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Oscar 2017 Topic Challenge II: The Academy Awards and their workings [completed]

The 89th Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars") have just been held. Like last year this might be a chance to discuss the workings of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the intricacies of ...
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Academy Awards Live Chat - 2017

On February the 26th/27th (depending where you are) the 89th Academy Awards (Oscar) ceremony will be held and broadcast live into the world. While not everyone might agree about their true artistic ...
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Oscar 2017 Topic Challenge I: The nominees for Best Picture [completed]

Next sunday sees the celebration of the 89th Annual Academy Awards ("Oscars"). Like last year this might be a chance to discuss the contenders for the Oscar for Best Picture of the year beforehand. So ...
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Is having watched the movie required to ask about it?

Can I ask a question about a movie without having watched it? Would only googling about it be considered as doing research as well? I understand that not having time to watch it is my problem, not ...
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Here's an editing conflict case, how could we avoid it?

I have suggested this edit and it has been rejected by Community. Later, this similar edit was accepted even if it has a small typo (in the name Jamie that is actually Jaime).
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Topic Challenge: Keanu Reeves and his films [completed]

With the release of John Wick: Chapter 2 we'll use this chance to look back on lead actor Keanu Reeves's oeuvre. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. ...
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So, out of these questions about 1960s Japanese TV, what would be a question for this SE?

So, out of these questions about 1960s Japanese TV, what would be a question for this SE? Or should it be moved to History.SE or something? From this deleted question. What did they broadcast and ...
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Is asking about a movie IN a music video on-topic?

My identification question Movie from fragment in Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' music video about a movie featuring in a music video was put on hold as off-topic, citing the default link to the ...
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Do poorly detailed ID questions really deserve to be answered or not?

As we all know that there are many poorly detailed ID questions coming on site every day and we have introduced a restricter policy and a deletion policy to get rid of such bad questions. This is a ...
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Topic Challenge: Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson [completed]

End of January saw the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the latest installment in a series that marks the collaboration between writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson and actress Milla ...
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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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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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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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Topic Challenge: John Hurt and his films [completed]

January 27th saw the death of renowned actor John Hurt who looked back on more than 50 years of acting. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-01-...
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Why is one of these question considered opinion-based, but the other is not?

What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres? https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/67528/can-robot-movies-and-tv-shows-be-reduced-into-two-major-categories Just want to get a ...
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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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Is Sherlock Season 4 really so bad?

I've noticed that on a lot of the questions for sherlock based on Season 4 have quite a lot of negative opinions in the comments and answers. These examples are from all different users, for all the ...
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Topic Challenge: Heath Ledger and his films [completed]

The 22nd of January marked the 9th anniversary of Heath Ledger's death. So in honour of him and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-01-23 00:00 UTC to 2017-01-29 23:...
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Minimized reference to promo video while asking about a feature film - is this sufficient?

My first question in this stackexchange site is of the identify-this-movie variety. What triggered my interest was a similarly cut scene that I'd seen in a promotional video. My question, and my ...
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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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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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Down-vote and loss of reputations [duplicate]

I noticed that, sometimes, when I down vote an answer or a question I lose 1 reputation, but not always, so I wonder: Which is the rationale for the loss of 1 reputation after a down-vote?
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Why is Adaptation-Differences tag being removed from my question?

My question How closely tied into the source material is Assassin's Creed? is specifically about the differences between the source material and the movie adaption. So why is the tag being ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2016

As done 3 months ago, 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 ...
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Topic Challenge: Underworld [completed]

Last week saw the US release of Underworld: Blood Wars, the 5th installment in the Underworld film series. So due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2017-01-09 00:00 UTC to ...
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What information should be included in a Tag Wiki Excerpt for a film/tv series title tag?

When creating tag wiki excerpts for film or TV show titles, what information should be included? Right now, every excerpt seems to be different, which makes some of them more helpful than others. ...
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Incredibly bad edit including editors questions to op, approved?

Why was this edit approved? https://movies.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/52778
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Is the the current spoiler control sufficient?

A few recent examples of spoilers in question titles: What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after he was killed by Darth Vader? (Obi-Wan dies and Darth Vader was involved with his death) What is the ...
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If this question is off topic, where does it say so?

Very recently, I posted a serious question, which I have been wanting to ask since the general elections in the US had ended. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/65744/has-a-tv-reporter-or-...
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Topic Challenge: Video game adaptations [completed]

With the release of Assassin's Creed and due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-12-24 00:00 UTC to 2017-01-06 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions ...
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Policy for picture-only indentify-this-movie questions

This is my first day on this site, so I'm asking here to make sure I've understood the rules. Basically, I want to know what's your policy towards picture-only indentify-this-movie questions. My ...