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Questions regarding the identify-this tags: identify-this-movie, identify-this-tv-series, identify-this-actor and identify-this-episode

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Why was the "What is the name of this Peanuts character?" question removed from the Hot Network Questions list?

I noticed that the question “What is the name of this Peanuts character wearing a purple shirt and purple/pink shoes?", which became a Hot Network Question 8 hours ago, was removed by a moderator ...
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Why wasn't a movie identification site created?

Everybody needs movie identification; every existing method doesn't work, and most movie identification problems can be solved quickly on SE. Movies & TV SE doesn't allow such questions, and ...
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What power structures are in place here? Is this site democratic?

I thought the moderation here is not akin to an authoritarian regime but democratic, based on consensus and therefore reflects the will of the users. But judging from these facts it appears to be the ...
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ID Questions - better info in the Help pages

We no longer support ID questions. This is mentioned in Help - What topics can I ask about here?, but I don't think it's broad enough. In comments under a recently closed question asking to identify ...
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Is it on-topic to ask "Mandela effect" questions, in which the OP asks if their memory of a movie scene is correct or if the scene actually existed?

Note: The question I was referring to below has been deleted after I made this post, and its OP's account was also deleted, but my post should still stand in case similar questions are posted in the ...
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Why are identification questions not allowed here, but allowed on the Science Fiction & Fantasy site?

I found that the Science Fiction & Fantasy site indeed allows such questions. What is the difference between the topics of these two sites that caused these different decisions? Or is it just that ...
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Where to ask about movies from my past that I can't remember? [duplicate]

When did this tag [identify-this-movie] become off topic? Where should we go now to ask about movies we can't remember?
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Why are ID questions not removed immediately?

Since ID questions are off-topic, why are the moderators not removing ID questions immediately right after a user posts them? This question has been asked 16 hours ago but it's still online.
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Identification meta questions on the Twitter account

I’ve noticed a couple of questions being posted on the Movies.SE Twitter account recently that are no longer valid: Movie identification details template Can we prioritise non-identify questions on ...
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Should a link to the FAQ post for list of external sites be added to the identification close reason?

The current close reason for identification questions goes like, Identification questions are off-topic, because they tend to attract low-quality and low-effort posts. The community has decided to ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of the community here. old movie possibly in 90's with multiple story The above question was asked, and while I appreciate it's now on hold as a identify ...
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Why was my non-science fiction question moved to Science Fiction & Fantasy?

Last year, I posted the following TV-show identification question on the site: What show did Yakko, Wakko, and Dot make frequent silent cameos in? Animaniacs was an animated TV show made in the 90's ...
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Why was this movie identification question deleted so quickly?

A short while ago, we received this question asking for the name of a supernatural horror film. Obviously it's off-topic here, but it would have been on-topic over on SciFi.SE. I was halfway through ...
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Identifying an actor

I know identification questions for movies are off topic now. What about Identifying an actor or actress? I need to find about an actor in a movie. If I post a question now, is it get answered or ...
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How was the criteria chosen for deleting the identify-X questions?

I recently read the post describing the criteria used to purge the site of the least worthy of the identify-X questions. The criteria used was: They have a score of +5 or more. They have at least one ...
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Identification Question Cleanup: Deleting old questions

As part of no longer supporting identification questions, we're starting the next phase of cleaning up the existing baggage. After closing and locking all existing questions, we now have to prune the ...
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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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Identification Question Cleanup: Closing existing questions

As part of no longer supporting identification questions, we're starting the next phase of cleaning up the existing baggage, which is closing and locking all the existing questions. This process ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why was my "Identify-this" question put on hold for lacking information (off topic - Identification)?

Recently I posted a question of Identify X movie type. It was soon answered by some user, and I accepted the answer because I recognized it was the movie I was looking for. My question now is, why ...
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"Identify-this" tagged questions

I've seen this many times. Most of the questions tagged with identify-this-movie or identify-this-'something' are not received well. Most of the time those questions were asked by new members and even ...
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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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Explicitly clarify stance on image-only identify-this-x questions [duplicate]

Can "Identification questions containing only an image are off-topic here" be explicitly added to the guidelines for identify-this-x questions? It would seem by convention that identify-this-x ...
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Would it be possible to automatically check "identify-this-x" questions?

We're probably all familiar with the problems that the "identify-this-x" tags cause (low quality, rambling posts often with little to no information on the thing to be identified). We also know that ...
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An example ID question

I have recently been browsing the newest questions tab and have noticed a constant influx of ID questions. It has been well-established that ID Questions will eventually kill this site and a lot of ...
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Gaming the system ID questions

An ID question was recently posted with a vague, first hit on Google description, and self answered immediately with a copy paste Wikipedia answer without detailing or addressing anything in the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Should there be an "Identify-this-documentary" tag?

Identification questions looking for a documentary end up using some combination of identify-this-movie, identify-this-tv-show, documentary and few other tags giving additional information about the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Redirect users with ID questions to reddit

reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue Specifically designed for identifying movies or whatnot. What are your thoughts? I believe this is going to work because the site has many people active and also there will ...
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Why are movie and TV show identification questions so underrated?

I have noticed that many questions tagged with identify-this-movie identify-this-tv-show do not have very many votes, and regularly have negative votes. Is there a specific reason why these questions ...
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Improve and extend the automatic tag-popup for identification questions

We currently have a feature in place that creates an automatic tag-popup whenever someone uses the identify-this-movie tag. This tag popup shows a message asking for providing as much details as ...
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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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What happens to identification questions that don't have sufficient details, but are answerable nevertheless?

I am referring to this question asked earlier today: Does anyone know the name of this asian show? I know that generally these kind of questions tend to get VTC's, because they seldom are ...
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How to improve the problem with identification questions?

As many of you know, one way or the other this site has a problem with identification questions. The large and rising influx of identification questions, which are often of rather low quality, ...
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