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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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Questions about coronavirus & film/tv production?

Looking at the help for what's On Topic, the following is on topic: Questions about a movie or TV show's production Questions relating to the film and TV industry but this is off topic: TV news, ...
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Why are questions about locating or purchasing movie or TV content not allowed?

I find that locating or purchasing movie or TV content is not allowed. Why is that? Searching in Google with this query site:movies.meta.stackexchange.com locating or purchasing movie or TV content ...
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Is asking for screen shots allowed?

I am a crossover enthusiast and try to verify crossovers as much as possible. Sometimes that entails asking for help finding screen shots from films and television series. Is that allowed here if one ...
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Is asking about a movie on topic?

I have read about a movie on Wikipedia but googling and looking at IMDB no result at all (it is based on a book and I find a lot of results about the book). Would it be on topic to ask if anyone knows ...
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Can question about why a film is critically praised or not be asked? - More specific question

This is the more specific version of Can question about why a film is critically praised or not? Although critical point is opinon from the critic, but: (1) The question is not asking for answerer'...
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Can question about why a film is critically praised or not?

For example, a film doesn't make sense and get high critical point but low user point on rottentomatoes, can I ask why?
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Would a question about movie reviewers be on-topic?

I want to ask a question about why some movie reviewers use a four-star rating system instead of a five-star rating system. I'm sure there must be some historical reason behind its use. But I'm not ...
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Are questions about how the number and types of movie theaters change over time on-topic?

I've just posted Are there “fewer independent theaters than ever”? in the main site and I'm not sure if a question about data on the number of independent theaters (US or world-wide) is on-topic here. ...
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Is asking which movie did it first identifying a movie?

I asked a question about which movie was the first to use a playback device to trick an adversary. It recieved one downvote (later upvoted) but no answer as of right now. Does it violate the post ...
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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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Can I ask what a movie is based on scene fragments?

I'm trying to track down a sci-fi movie that I saw as a kid but I only remember a few bits and pieces (no title, no actors). I wanted to post this as a question to the main Movies & TV QA but I ...
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Is cable news on-topic?

Broadcast news is an important part of television. Is it considered on-topic to ask about television news? And if so, what kind of restrictions are there, given that news stations and personalities ...
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How do we handle interactive films?

We recently got a question about Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which is an interactive film, i.e. one where you can yourself influence the progression of the story with your own decisions. This presents ...
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Where should I ask a question about theatre?

I have a question I'd like to ask about live stage performances (distinct from filmed adaptations) and what I think would be a principle of theatre. It's not about a script, so it doesn't fit in the ...
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Is this an appropriate site to ask about the plausibility of Avengers fan theories?

There seems to be an awful lot of fan theories surrounding the Avengers series of movies in particular recently. Some of them I think are quite curious, but perhaps if I was more knowledgeable they ...
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Is the Filmography tag now obsolete?

With our ongoing efforts and struggle to keep the questions being asked on the Movies SE site objective I was wondering if the tag Filmography is now obsolete or simply being misused. Out of the 4 ...
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Why an off-topic question would be put on hold and not closed?

I asked a question today which I felt would probably be off-topic (too close to asking for recommendations). It was put on hold, fair enough. Why has not it been simply closed? I mention in that ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about movie plot points which I don't understand because the movie is in Chinese?

I'm studying the Chinese movie 妖猫转 (Legend of the Demon Cat) in an effort to improve my Chinese. There's major plot points I don't understand because my Chinese is insufficient. This particular ...
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Are questions about film theory on topic?

I have a specific question in mind regarding Laura Mulveys theory of Male Gaze and Noel Carrols later criticism of it (Where there serious replies to Carrol? What does remain of Mulveys Male Gaze if ...
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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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Questions about the accuracy of historical movies?

Should questions about the accuracy of certain incidents depicted in historical movies be asked on movies.SE, or are they better off over on history.SE? (i.e. "Did such and such really happen that way?...
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Are legal questions on topic?

At some other SE sites, legal and business questions are explicitly off-topic. I just checked the help center and I didn't see anything about that. Are questions about copyrights, for example, on-...
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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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Are questions about the use of specific technologies in the cinema industry on topic?

For example, there was this question about whether a movie was released in a certain format. Turns out that IMAX is moving away from 3D screenings in the US (maybe globally). Definitely seems to be ...
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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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Are questions about a movie's source considered on-topic?

Specifically, I'd like to know which comic books are comic's movie's plots based on. I happen to know that the Daredevil movie is based on Daredevil #181, but I'm curious about mostly Marvel movies. ...
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Is asking a list of movies for a specific category on-topic or off-topic here?

Is asking a list of movies for a specific category on-topic or off-topic here? Example question : A list of movies about motivation (specially tech startups, for businessmen etc)
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Are questions related to TV (not shows) on topic?

This recent question has appeared on the site, which made me curious if questions related TV technology, media format, channels etc are on-topic or not. I wasn't sure about this as there are other ...
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Is “the Homestar Runner series of animated Flash web cartoons” on-topic?

There is a question about a joke on Strong Bad, which is apparently part of "the Homestar Runner series of animated Flash web cartoons" (quoting Wikipedia here): Why does Strong Bad say April Fools ...
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Are questions specifically about movie theatres, and irrelevant of the actual movies they are playing, considered on topic?

A user just asked a question involving the volume of movie theatres, when the previews come on. I immediately felt the question could do with a tag cleanup; it uses the tags soundtrack and previews. ...
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Are game shows on topic here?

I have a question about A League of Their Own which, while technically being about TV, could be construed as off-topic. I just want to know if questions about game shows like ALOTO, The Price is Right ...
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Would this question be about the books, and therefore off-topic?

I saw this question today: Is Voldemort called “Tom Elvis Riddle” in the French versions of Harry Potter? It was something I'd seen before (maybe it's already been asked on SciFi.SE?), but I thought ...
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Is question about identifying TV channel “ident” on-topic?

Discovery Channel is known by idents (presentations of channel logo between program blocks in CGI or movie sequence) sometimes lasting over 1 minute – like this 2-minute one (or they are two, one ...
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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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Is having watched the movie required to ask about it?

Can I ask a question about a movie without having watched it? Would only googling about it be considered as doing research as well? I understand that not having time to watch it is my problem, not ...
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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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Is this the right place to ask about tuning a TV?

Is this the right place to ask about tuning a TV? I was looking through the StackExchange sites and really don't know where I should post this. I'm aware that this site is for TV series so if anyone ...
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How can I make my subjective question more constructive?

I asked this question, which got put on hold for being primarily opinion-based. I'd usually leave a closed question as is, for getting it reopened rarely happens. However, the question did attract a ...
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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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Is it on topic to ask questions about the private life - movie character connection of actors?

A friend recently told me that the Californication character of David Duchovny messed up his marriage. Is it on topic to ask questions about the private life - movie character connection of actors? Or ...
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What exactly counts as a recommendation question here?

One of the off-topic close reasons is: Recommendation questions asking for movies/TV-shows or resources to locate or watch movie/TV content are off topic. Feel free to ask for people's opinion in ...
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Is the Angry Birds Game and Movie on topic?

Ok they are machine making, cowboy hat wearing, egg stealing pigs and the Birds are well you know! So I would say that they are well out of the bounds of the normal and into the world of the ...
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Is Glee on-topic?

I would think it was obviously on-topic, but I can't find any Glee questions when I search. Is Glee on topic? If not, why?
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Are questions about a web series on topic? [duplicate]

The definition of a web series according to Wikipedia is: a series of scripted or non-scripted videos, generally in episodic form, released on the Internet and part of the newly emerging medium ...
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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 “identify this prop” questions on topic? [duplicate]

Are questions asking for the identification of a prop from a movie or TV show on topic here? I ask because there's no identify-this-prop tag and I immediately received a down vote upon asking this ...
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Are questions about TV commercials on-topic? [duplicate]

Are questions about television commercials considered on-topic? More specifically, I'm referring to: Production methods applied to commercials, and how they differ from those used in TV programs or ...
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Are questions about viewing parties on topic?

Specifically What happens in a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing and why? Would a question about X-Men cosplay, or how to plan a Harry Potter marathon, or what alcoholic drinks and rules are best for ...
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Are questions about equipment/phenomena details/properties and their realistic use on topic?

On one side we have especially in sci-fi futuristic equipment which are explained by handwavium and unobtainium. Scripts completely ignoring realism because the authors did not research anything or ...