Questions tagged [faq]

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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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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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Identify movies and TV shows from the image in the top bar / banner

Which are the TV shows and Movies shown in the image of top bar.
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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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Create Tags for every movie I want to ask something about?

A few days ago I earned the 'create tags' privilege. My question for this privilege is short and simple: Should I create a tag for every movie which has no tag yet? I don't want to create a tag for ...
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Is wikipedia a valid reference

Just like the title says. Myself and a few other users have used Wikipedia as a reference while others use IMDb/articles/etc. We should establish here and now if this is a valid way to reference ...
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Supported URLs for video embedding

How does video embedding work? What URLs are recognized? Is it possible to link to a particular time in a video? Is video embedding also enabled on this Meta site? (Posting this as a sort of sandbox ...
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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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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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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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Comment Deletion guidelines?

What are the guidelines and/or time table for comment deletion? I feel some comment threads get pruned way too early compared to deletions on other stacks. While comments are not meant to stay forever,...
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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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Need pointers for Low Quality Posts Review

I have recently got access to Low Quality Posts Review. I tried to look into Meta for related questions or some guidelines on the site for what action to make when and what to look for in posts. ...
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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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What's the policy on abbreviating titles of Movies & TV Shows?

So, I've been browsing our questions, tags (and meta discussions regarding tags), but haven't quite been able to pin down how we decide whether to abbreviate tags or not. For example, I'm coming from ...
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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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Music videos on topic?

Are questions about music videos on-topic? I can easily see the FAQ being adapted to include music videos: Analysis of content or theme of all forms of Music videos Identifying a Music video ...
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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 questions about cinematography on topic?

Are questions germaine to the idea of cinematography on-topic? More specifically, questions that relate to developing or creating movies.
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Questions about differences

How do we want to handle questions about differences between remakes, adaptations, etc? I believe questions asking for just general differences between two forms of media (one obviously being a movie ...
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Is the question on projection frame rates on-topic?

Is this question on-topic? Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps? It has received 1 off-topic close vote already. I am unsure whether that is correct or not, even if the question itself ...
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Netflix questions

Should questions about availability of movies on netflix or agreements Netflix has made over movies be allowed? I don't have anything specific in mind otherwise I'd ask it to get an honest opinion.