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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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How do you distinguish when a question should be asked at SE movies vs. SE scifi?

There are a lot of questions on http://scifi.stackexchange.com which relate to Sci Fi movies and TV shows. It seems like this site would be the place to ask those questions. Is there a difference ...
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SciFi/Movies overlap

We already have two questions with an obvious SciFi/Movies overlap (that have already been asked on SciFi.SE): https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/7/22 https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/5/22 How do ...
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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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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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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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Why `identify-this-movie` questions are always downvoted even if perfectly valid?

I think this site need some moderation intervention, there are plenty of questions tagged identify-this-move, most of all are just downvoted, and people fear to put an answer because of downvoters. ...
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Do we want web-series on-topic here?

Warning!! Poor examples ahead!!!! Day[9] Daily The Guild Journey Quest Pioneer One Mortal Kombat : Legacy Daredevil Hemlock Grove Among other series are popular web-only series that air on a regular ...
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Are adult movies (as far as industry, actors, etc… are concerned) on topic?

I asked the question in a way that I think should avoid offending anyone (e.g. "no links to adult sites or names of porn movies in answers, please"). Who was the first actor/actress who made the move ...
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Are “identify this song” questions on-topic?

Are questions asking for a song that plays in a movie or in a specific episode of a television show on-topic here? Why or why not should they be on-topic? To serve as examples, there are a few such ...
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List of Movies Question , Can we allow it?

Should Questions on List of Movies be allowed ? Like for Example List of movies with star crossed lovers List of movies with Disease as the main theme. Movies That have only 2 characters List of ...
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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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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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Dealing with “recommendation” questions

We have had a lot of sites throughout the history of Stack Exchange that have suffered problems dealing with "recommendation" questions. That is, questions which are intending to gather a collection ...
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Is a question on WWE on topic?

I woke this morning to this question: What is the reason of feud between “wyatt” family? I've voted to close, as to me, despite the fact WWE is an episode based show, it's not "Movies & TV" in ...
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Why limit the scope of television?

While am I personally against the merging of television and movies, it seems the community is for it, so I'll go along. However, as stated in Final TV Decision: However, Works of Non-...
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Asking Duplicate questions from SciFi to gain movie perspective

As far as I understand, cross posts between SciFi and movies are allowed SciFi/Movies overlap Though, I have recently found out that this is not the case when the user posting the duplicate is aware ...
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Are we here to identify the random stuff that people use in films or TV shows?

As a corollary to Should movie trivia questions be closed? I'd like to have a discussion about these sorts of questions. Personally, I find them generally pointless and I don't see why we entertain ...
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Should we merge with TV?

Now that Television is on-topic for the Movies site, I move that we include TV completely, and invite people following the TV proposal to come hang out with us. I noted in another answer that being ...
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Are questions regarding a movie website On-Topic?

Today when I saw this question What happened to IMDB to cause ratings to be skewed? I got little confused and even posted one close-vote but it's in a good Q/A format but is it in our boundaries? I ...
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Need an appropriate way to rephrase a soundtrack question

I am curious to see what movies had an original song (or album) composed for the movie itself. I phrased it this way: What are the top five soundtracks... but it was closed as being off topic ...
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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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Should we allow “Does this film include…” questions?

I haven't seen a lot of this type of questions yet, only three to be exact, but I think it might be a good idea to make a decision before we get more of them. If you didn't fully understand what kind ...
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What are movies?

This is an on-topic question. We all want questions about movies to be on-topic, but what are movies? Every thinks to know, but can we really give a definition? Is it release for cinema? But what ...
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Are questions about TV or movie policy on-topic?

Movies and TV have interesting policies and laws about then. Swear enough, and it becomes harder to show your movie to people. And until recently, you couldn't say "shit" on TV (in America). But ...
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Are questions about specific plot details on topic?

There are already three of them: Did the FBI know about the mole in the police department and did they interfere with the investigation? https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/5/41 What does the ending of ...
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Questions about the current state of a tv series

I've seen a couple of these now, and I'm just not sure about them. These questions ask if a tv series has been cancelled. These essentially boil down to a yes or no answer. I don't see the value in ...
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Is this question on Wedding Crashers trivia?

The question asks about To what extent were the actors in Wedding Crashers improvising?, to which a user replied with answer sourced from movie trivia. Even the OP asks for other scenes, it is clear ...
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Do we want practical questions about movie production?

We just got two new questions about indie/amateur movie production: https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/18673/when-shooting-a-short-film-can-more-than-one-person-do-the-camera-work https://...
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Subjectivity and Film Study : How to deal with it?

Now I am going to say it up front, I am by no means someone one who academically nor professionally studies film so it would be good if someone who has actually participated in Film Studies weigh in ...
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Is the Movies and TV Stack Exchange site the best for asking about music videos?

I'm not sure would a music video quite fit in with the theme Movies and TV but then again there isn't another site I could see that would be more related. So I'm wondering is this site the best for ...
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Should questions about which artist sang or played a song or music in a movie be allowed?

A question of mine, "Boys Don't Cry (1999 film): Who is the band or artist that played the cover of the song, “Boys Don't Cry”, by The Cure, in this film?" was recently closed as off-topic. What is ...
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Scope: Award/Beauty/Contest Shows?

A discussion brought up on Can the same contestant represent their country in both Miss World and Miss universe? on whether a televised show like The Miss Universe Pageant is on topic here. A Related ...
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“On-topic” help page seems overly restrictive

The "on-topic" help page appears to indicate that only questions about particular works or groups of works are acceptable. The only part of the page stating what questions are on topic is the first ...
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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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How do we deal with questions about rumors and release dates?

Today there were two questions about when the next episodes of a TV-show would be aired. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/534/when-we-are-gonna-watch-the-end-of-kyle-xy https://movies....
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“Where can I buy X?”

This question asks where to buy a fairly obscure movie. Are these questions on-topic? Finding an old/obscure film can be very frustrating sometimes, so I can see a clear appeal to being able to ask ...
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Are short movies on-topic?

Should shorts be in-topic? That includes for instance: the three blender-movies La Jeteé most of the work of Charlie Chaplin before 1923 If we want to exclude short-movies, where is the line? 30 ...
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Should we move the canonical top-bar image identification question to the main site?

There is a referential question here on meta about listing all the movies and TV-shows referenced by the top-bar as part of our design. In the meantime we already got two genuine ID questions on the ...
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Please elaborate or clear up the FAQ with regards to what is considered off-topic?

So I was watching an episode of Unforgettable on the weekend, and could not help but be intrigued by the car driven by Carrie during the show, and since I live in South Africa, where the specific car ...
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Questions relating to playing movies

This question asks how to play Region-2 DVDs in the USA. Is this on-topic? Is there a way to see Zone 2 in the USA? My immediate reaction is that it is clearly not on topic; but then I realized I ...
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Are questions about “is x possible in real life” on topic?

Example: Could a fire hose really support the weight of a falling man? It seems to me that this isn't really a question about movies or T.V. It's a question about physics triggered by a scene in a ...
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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 long should people wait before posting newly released movie spoiler questions

Is there a perscribed courtesy period before posting questions on newly released movies? I've seen a couple "morning after" questions about previous nights newly released movies and thought to myself "...
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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 related to movies or episodes not released yet

How to deal with questions which are related to parts of a movie which are going to be released in the future or the suspense created by a movie/TV-series to be revealed later? Like this question, ...
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Questions about reviews and reviewers

Would a questions asking for suggestions for good online blogs or podcasts where movies are reviewed be on-topic? There are some questions like this on Stackoverflow, e.g. 'single most influential ...