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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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 ...
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Bug with automatic reminder message for ID-tags

There currently seems to be a bug with the automatic message popping up whenever a question is asked/edited with an ID-tag (identify-this-movie, identify-this-tv-show, ...). The reminder message, that ...
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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 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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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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Did adding a clip to my “identify-this-movie” question get it closed?

I recently asked an identify-this-movie question which was promptly closed featuring a spoof-GIF mashup of Dr. X and the Iron Giant. In order to make it searchable I did my best to textually describe ...
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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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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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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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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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What happened to identify-this-episode tag?

What happened to identify-this-episode tag. I think it's present but now I can't find it. Is it deleted for some purpose? I mean I am going to use it for my new question but it looked removed. ...
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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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Are identify questions allowed though knowing answer?

If a OP knows movie or TV show, but OP wants to check that community can identify it or not by giving hints. Are identify-this movie or TV show questions allowed though knowing answer? If Yes, what ...
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Identify question issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we close older Identify questions? I suggest that Identify question should be closed if asker is not coming back after months. For example take this example. Where ...
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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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“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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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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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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Multiple Identify tags

We currently have two tags, idenitfy and identify-this-movie. IMHO I think we should make identify-this-movie a synonym of identify.
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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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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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