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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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Are dramas which are audible but have no videos off topic here?

The Importance of Being Earnest - Where do the cucumber sandwiches go in the second episode? Argument for off topic vote there was that it is only audible, cannot be seen. Is there a rule here which ...
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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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Asking for opinion or potential answer due to lack of official statement?

There are some series that ended in midway, I mean unexpectedly in 1/2 season, for example The Tomorrow People. These series failed to explain the whole plot and remain a mystery. There are also ...
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Would a question about “Finding Nemo” be welcome in Movies & TV stack exchange?

I've been wanting to ask a question about the movie "Finding Nemo" but was unsure if the question would be welcome on this site. Would it be welcomed on this site, or is it better suited on another ...
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Can I ask a question about movie demographics data?

An article discusses the demographics for Avengers: Age of Ultron during opening weekend: The film played broadly across demographic categories. Roughly 59% of the audience was male, 41% was 25 ...
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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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Can I ask a question about the unaired, leaked episodes of Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

The first four episodes of Game of Thrones Season 5 have been leaked. Is it allowed to ask questions about the unaired, leaked episodes here?
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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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Is “Science Fiction & Fantasy” a subset of “Movies & TV”? [duplicate]

Just trying to understand, would it be correct to say that the Scifi site is a subset of the movies site on stackexchange? Would an in-topic question asked on both sites earn the same kind of answers? ...
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Questions on soundtrack

I noticed recently that one question posted about song that appears to be in a movie (movie appears to be Indian) was put on hold. Here's the link to it: https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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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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Are questions about finding clothes seen in movie on-topic?

Tonight I was watching an episode of Suits and one of the character was wearing a beautiful neck tie and it got me thinking: are questions regarding clothing in movies or TV Series on-topic here? What ...
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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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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 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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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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Are questions asking for translations allowed here? If not, where?

I've got a movie called BC Rock, which was originally released in Belgium under the title "Le Chaînon Manquant". And no, it has nothing to do with the cartoon strip of the same name. Anyway, after ...
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Is the Great British Bakeoff question off topic?

I recently asked a question about the filming of the Great British Bakeoff. Given the recent controversy I asked when it was filmed and whether the viewers criticism could imparct contestant ...
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Answer a question that is closable

I've realized that something I've been doing may be (borderline?) unethical, so I'd like your opinions. There have been questions, such as this identify-this-actor and this identify-this-music that I ...
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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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Improving off-topic descriptions - particularly 'distribution'

So we have had a recent interesting question about film-distribution. Strictly speaking 'distribution' is on the off-topic list, but we have a distribution tag and a number of questions relating it ...
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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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Why was this question about war movies that kill Nazis closed?

I'm posting about the closing of https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/19686/which-movie-kills-the-most-nazis on the main site. Part of the justification was that the question is 'trivia' - ...
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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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Should anime questions be migrated to anime.stackexchange?

How should we approach to this situation? What goes to movies.stackexchange and what goes to anime.stackexchange related to animes? Details: movies.stackexchange has anime tag but there is no ...
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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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Is the Downton Abbey viewing order question on topic?

Is the following question on topic? https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/9552/downton-abbey-christmas-special-order It is about the viewing order of a series with a very limited number of ...
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Breaking Bad question wrongly “put on hold” for being a list question (no set rule against lists, however)

This question was placed on hold. As you can see from the comments, I fiercely defended it and made the suggested changes, and yet certain users still claimed it was unsuitable. Please could someone ...
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What is the policy (or how do you) make a post that shares something interesting but is not really a question?

I came across a bit of information about a TV show that I find fascinating and wanted to share that with the community but its not a question, so I didn't want to "ask a question" and post it and be ...
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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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Is this question about theme song lyrics on topic?

Please have a look at this question: https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/10615/what-are-the-lyrics-to-the-title-song-for-the-tv-show-they-came-from-outer-spac Basically it asks for the full ...
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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 questions about movie industry details on-topic?

More specifically, is this question on-topic? How can I find out the means for contacting Ben Burtt? E.g. his agent, etc... I tried the obvious (LinkedIn, Twitter/Facebook, IMDB) approaches.
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What types of 'realism' questions are allowed?

I believe most of the movies and TV shows(99%) are imaginary and virtual. They can be having realistic story. But some scenes are not believable. They are not much realistic. Most of the movie and TV ...
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Are movie/ TV show success/ failure story discussions allowed?

Are movie/ TV show success/ failure story discussions allowed? Means questions like - Why is this film flop? Reasons for success/ failure of a film/ TV show? How much income or loss through a film/ ...
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Are this kind of question On topic here?

I have asked these two question on Scfi 1 and 2. I always prefer M & Tv over Scfi till the On Topic clause doesn't conflict. So i asked these two question on Scfi because they have these kind of ...
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Are evolution/existence of genre questions on-topic?

Before I ask this on main, I wanted to find out if it would be on-topic since it could result in (and to some extent requires) lists to be made, but I'm more interested in the analysis of the lists. ...
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Would a specific question about the evolution of the system to collect Nielsen ratings be on topic?

I'm curious about steps that Nielsen is taking to change the means through which they collect ratings as people start to turn toward other outlets besides television to watch their shows. My feeling ...
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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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Does Movies and TV covers film-making questions?

I'm launching a Film Making proposal, but if this kind of questions are on-topic in Movies and Tv, I'd like to remove it. Is it?
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Can we ask question about any language movie and TV?

Can we ask question about any language movie and TV? Only Hollywood, English? Or released in English Version?
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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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Are “Does item X from movie Y exist in real life” questions on topic?

This might seem like a duplicate of this question but I think there's a difference. Is it on-topic for a user to ask about whether an item exists in real life or not? For example a question could be:...
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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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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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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 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 TV realism on topic?

Are questions about the realism of movies on-topic? Some recent examples: https://movies.stackexchange.com/q/2495/22 Is the electric track the tour vehicles follow on in Jurassic Park actually ...
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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 "...