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The term "trivia" is just lazy. Can't we do better?

Officially, "trivia" is off-topic. But it's a poorly-defined category that we should be able to replace with more specific reasons. Can't we do better? I'm not the first person to be unsure of what "...
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Questions about commentaries

Would questions about clarifying things heard while watching a movie or TV episode commentary be on-topic on the main site? If someone wondered what a term or reference meant, from a commentary track, ...
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Are questions about DVD's of movie/TV-shows on-topic?

Are questions on movie DVD's, whether related to their content, or any technical details such as format, region, etc. (sample questions below), on topic for movies.SE, even though they may be specific ...
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Can I ask a question regarding the history of television?

I'm a newcomer at this stackexchange site and I haven't found the site guidelines and the kind of questions which are supposed to be asked. I wanted to ask a question regarding when a particular ...
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Are questions on stand-up shows on topic?

Could stand-up shows be discussed on Movies.SE? I'm aware that such a category could easily be abused because it's hard to distinguish between the "show" and the comedians themselves but nevertheless ...
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How should we handle "What if" questions?

Questions asking "what if" are off-topic as per the Help-Center: To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … ... you are ...
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I recently asked two questions specific to DVD releases; do they belong here or in another group?

I recently asked this and this, both related to DVD releases of cartoon robots and cartoon super-heroes respectively. Is Movies and TV the appropriate place to ask about them, or is Sci Fi and ...
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Is asking about the events depicted in a "biographical" movie on topic?

The question "Why no weapons aboard ship?" isn't on topic in my opinion, and this is backed up by the question's opening line: While my question regards piracy in general, the movie Captain ...
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Why is my question unimportant? Why is it considered a trivia?

This question was recently closed for the reason of being "unimportant trivia": What is the worst month to watch movies in United States? I would like to ask the community why this is. Why is it ...
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Why is a question about a performer's acting history an "identification question", or more generally why is it off-topic?

I've asked if a certain TV comedy performer has done certain kind of act (in a show) before. It was closed as an "identification question" (with that link). Why is it an identification ...