Questions tagged [identify]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stats on people whose first question was an identify question

I'm curious to know what percentage of users whose first question was an ID question: accepted answers to their questions went on to become members of the site (if they were unregistered) went on to ...
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Statistics on identification questions and their askers

Identification questions are a major point of discussion on this site and we all have our own subjective impressions about them. Therefore I would like to have some more hard numbers and statistics ...
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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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A plea for sanity: What is this thing? I would like to know what this thing is called

This site has got a lot of history of discussion of 'identify-this-thing' questions on meta. Here are some that I found with a quick search; Should 'Identify This Movie' answers have more ...
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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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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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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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Are questions requesting that pornographic films be identified on-topic here?

I am curious to know what this site's policy on identify-this-movie questions about pornographic films are. I have read the discussion at Are adult movies (as far as industry, actors, etc... are ...
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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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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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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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Are we too strict with “identify this movie by a single scene” questions?

A recent identify-this-movie question got downvoted fast and got the usual "more information" comment. The question asks to identify a movie by a single scene but gives no further information about ...
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How to handle low quality identification answers?

Yes, I'm talking about the answers to identification questions. While we have a few measures to handle low quality identification questions to some degree, one of the problems of those kinds of ...
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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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Discussion on identification questions

In Jeff Atwood's post Let's Play The Guessing Game, he pretty much condemned that identification questions just don't work too well in the Stack Exchange format. However, our sister site Science ...
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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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Is it good habit to submit a community-wiki answer on behalf of asker?

Sometimes in an ID question, the asker finds out about the movie he is searching for and adds it in a comment rather than an answer and doesn't come back. So, in this kind of question, is adding a ...
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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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Aren't we being too easy on [identify-this] questions?

I am sad that some people seem either lazy or pretentious (they are marketing the movie) in the tag identify-this-movie. Example 1: If the asker knows it's a Wayans movie, was it so hard to go find ...
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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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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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Declare identify-this-picture question as off-topic

We just got another "Who is the person in this picture?" question: https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/19208/whos-the-actress-in-the-picture This kind of question is really bad, far worse ...
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Before asking 'identify-this' questions

I'm brand new to the site, but the first thing I noticed is that there are many 'identify-this' questions with a picture. Nowadays, there are reverse image search engines such as tineye which makes ...
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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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What is the difference between close-voting detail-lacking ID questions and deleting inactive ones?

There has been quite some confusion recently as to what to do with old inactive ID-questions and what the difference is between close-voting for "not enough detail" and deleting for inactivity, ...
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“Why was my Identify question closed”?

Today, I went through (and still am) about ~70 questions all tagged either identify-this-movie or identify-this-tv-show. I closed any question that Had no accepted answer Has had no update in the ...
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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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Community Bot and Identify Questions

Simply put, is there a way to tell the Community Bot to ignore questions that are marked as identify questions? When this question got bumped, it reminded me that I'd been wondering if this was ...
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Can we prioritise non-identify questions on the Twitter account?

I follow the Movies & TV SE Twitter account and I've noticed that the vast majority of questions posted there are 'identify this movie' questions. In particular, this old question was just posted,...
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Movie identification details template

I thought about this after reading this question, which simply asked if anyone could identify a movie where two boys were riding a bike. That's all there was to the clues. I know we've had serious ...
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Should 'Identify This Movie' answers have more than just a link?

This question is inspiring me to ask this. Should the answers to these questions contain more than just a link and also have an explanation from the answerer of why they think it is the proper answer?...
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Automatically remind users for the age, country and language of a film

How many times have you seen a "Country, age and language?" comment to an identify-this-thingy question? I'll bet it's every single damn time, or as close as makes no differences. Would it at all be ...
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What is the best way to answer [identify-this-movie] questions?

When somebody ask a question with identify-this-movie tag, what is the right way for answering to question? How people should explain why they suggest this movie? Every answer should contain one ...
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Identification questions revisited [duplicate]

Some 4 months ago we had this discussion on identification questions whether these questions should be on-topic here. My answer was essentially: what's all the fuzz about? What's the difference with ...
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How shall we handle identify-this-actor questions?

In my other question on this topic, found here, I gave three suggestions for handling identify-this-actor questions: Scrap ALL identify-this-actor questions with NO exceptions. OR Scrap ...
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Policy: deleting “identify” questions after 30 days

I was just informed that ... ID questions without upvoted\approved\any answers are usually deleted after 28 days. Now, assuming that it's a good question, the user has done their research, and ...
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Feature - Guidelines for Identify-This Questions - Reposition?

Someone uses the identify-this-movie tag and a new section pops up between the Tags section and the Post button that gives some help and some clarifications of common stuff people forget to add to ...
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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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Extend the policy for deleting inactive identification questions

The impact of identification questions has been discussed by and large already and I want to concentrate here on a particular aspect whose reasons and counter-measures have been largely agreed upon ...
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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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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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Instructions for Identify-This-X questions should include title advice

Many identify-this-movie questions have awful titles like: can't remember the name of this movie a movie I only saw the trailer unknown movie from years ago The on topic section of the help centre ...