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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are documentaries on-topic?

Sure, some documentaries are made for TV in multiple parts. That seem to be a TV-show and off-topic. But what about for example with: Arlit, deuxième Paris Sans soleil The Shock Doctrine If the ...
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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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Is the Blu-ray/DVD question on-topic?

I am looking at this question, https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/71/, and wondering if it's a good fit here. It feels more an economy subject.
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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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Are “First movie to do X” questions good?

To me, this question seems like a dressed-up list question (or at least, the first part is and the second part is justification for it being legitimate). It may be this particular question that's a ...
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Including non-theatrical “Movies” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision Sorry for this "duplicate" post but related discussions are spread throughout meta and the Q&A. There has been a lot of discussion circling around ...
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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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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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Should links to download sites be permitted?

I've noticed a disturbing trend today, with a series of new and/or unregistered users asking questions with links to suspect sites, including file download sites for MP3 files, or album sites, which ...
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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 “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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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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Is the question on projection frame rates on-topic?

Is this question on-topic? Do contemporary cinemas really project at 25fps? It has received 1 off-topic close vote already. I am unsure whether that is correct or not, even if the question itself ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should TV-movies off-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Final TV Decision In an comment to another question @Aarthi states: According to Princeton University, a television show is "a program broadcast by television," which ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Are questions about the works of directors/actors/writers on-topic?

I realized, that I asked two questions, that are not specific to a concrete movie, but to the general works of a director: Did Hayao Miyazaki make any movie without an environmental theme? Did ...
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How will genre questions be handled?

The question https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/208/twilight-science-fiction-or-fantasy aims to get an answer to what genre the Twilight movies fall into. Are these types of questions on-...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...