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Please provide some direction about how much more focused this needs to be

I've made several edits to this question trying to focus it for this site. But rather than guessing what is focused enough, could you please tell me how focused it needs to be? Even having some ...
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Why closed as 'trivia'?

Why was this question closed for 'trivia' ? What happens to orphaned children of academics?
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Which is the best SE to ask about the meaning behind a movie title adapated from a novel?

I want to ask about the significance of the title Primal Fear. I've only seen the movie, but I know it's based on a novel of the same name. Film adaptations can differ substantially from their source ...
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Should I post this question about a chemistry related joke in Louie on this site?

This question https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/q/162688/108725was closed but Buck Thorn, a mod, commented that maybe I should try posting it on Movies & TV, after editing it suitably. He said,&...
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Why did "Meaning of 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia' in The Princess Bride" get so many views?

I have a lot of HNQ's for some reason I don't quite understand (they're never the ones I think are really interesting) but this one is a real head scratcher. One day I was bored and letting YouTube ...
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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 ...
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Question closed for not being focused enough

This question seems to have many sub-questions, but indeed they are not sub-questions, they are the reasons why this question was asked.
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I'd like to ask for a specific detail in the plot of a movie that I am not likely to be able to view, would that be that on-topic?

My 2nd question ever here was Was Nancy Pierpan a spy? (Page Eight) and the first comment that appeared almost immediately was something like "Have you even seen the movie?" to which I could ...
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WHY? Why are you deleting my posts?

Why is my question being deleted? I am simply just asking a question about a movie I am trying to watch. All I am ASKING is what is this movie?
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Why was this realism question marked as closed?

Why was this... Do US private schools ask Chinese students to get referral letters from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association to join them? closed?
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What makes this "Sea Patrol" question opinion-based?

Apologies, but I don't fathom why Why did Jim Roth and Swain die trying to defuse a bomb on an empty yacht, rather than save themselves and jump off? was closed as "opinion-based"? Doubtless I ...
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Can this old ID question of mine get migrated to SciFi.SE, please?

About three years ago, when I first joined, I asked this ID question: Cartoon in which Donald Duck tries to stop another duck from committing suicide. When ID questions were made off-topic in early ...
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Why was this question closed?

This question: What type of alarm goes off when mercenaries invade Nya's apartment building? The reason was stated that it's a Trivia question, but it's not really. I don't know the answer to ...
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How can this question be made clearer?

This question was closed as "Unclear what you are asking". The question itself seems pretty clear to me. The OP wants to know why Eddard had to take Arya with him to King's Landing. Sansa's case is ...
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What should we do about the "mistakes in this Specsavers ad" question?

"What are all the mistakes in this Specsavers ad?" has proven to be a very popular question - as I type this, it has almost 14,000 views and counting. However, because of that, it seems to be ...
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I don't understand why this was off topic

I understand and accept the voting rules, several people have flagged my post as off topic, but nobody has explained why it is off topic. I just don't understand why a question about where a character ...
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Why is this question locked from recieving upvotes?

How is color determined when colorizing black and white movies? This post is locked and is not allowing up votes while the answers do? Why?
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Unclear why this ID question was deleted

The ID question A Sci-Fi Movie about an orb which gives people powers was deleted by a mod just shy of a month after it was asked. It wasn't a high-quality ID question, but it had a non-negative ...
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My question on hold as 'random speculation' even though I provide facts to support my theory

My question was put on hold as primarily opinion-based and one of the mods even called it a 'random speculation' even though I provide facts in the question to support my theory. Please take time to ...
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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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Why is this question put on hold?

Why is this question put on hold as off topic? Chihiro's name turning to Sen [on hold] This question is probably one of the most pertinent questions in regards to this movie. The name of this movie ...
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peaceful-warrior tag

This question and this question have been tagged with peacefulwarrior. This new tag doesn't follow the tag naming policy (it should be peaceful-warrior). When I'm trying to correct it the following ...
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I need help understanding why my "identify-this-movie" tagged question was marked "off-topic"

70s or 80s movie where woman has healing powers So I don't get why after my question was answered, after it has received up-votes, and I verified with a YouTube link in a comment, that some people ...
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This question is offensively worded

Why wasn't Aldo Raine punished in Iglourious Basterds? To wit: He initially drew false equivalence between Raine and Hitler and Goebbels, who were architects of the Final Solution. Raine is a ...
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What's wrong with this title?

What's wrong with Black Widow? Seriously, what's wrong with this title? See this revision history. People are making trivial changes to the title. While the third revision to the title claims to get ...
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Why the downvotes?

OK, last time I wanted to identify TV series, I was asking for it, because I remember very little. But this time I am clueless. Question in discussion: Why did Dusty not use the internet? It ...
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I'm at a loss as to why my question was put on hold because it was "off topic"

I posted a question and it was put on hold as off-topic by Napoleon Wilson on the basis that "This question does not appear to be about movies or tv within the scope defined in the help centre." ...
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Shouldn't these questions WRT "It Follows" be closed?

I watched "It Follows" yesterday, and afterwards I suspected there might be some questions about it on this SE. There are only four, but some of them are troublesome. (Beware, spoilers ahead.) ...
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Why was this migrated?

Why was this question migrated to Sci Fi Stack Exchange? I get why it is linked to the Sci Fi, as the OP discusses both a book and a movie and it does have a science fiction story... But the fact ...
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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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Why was this identify-this-actor question closed as not constructive?

Here's the question. I could understand this being closed as off-topic, since it is trivia, or as too localized, since it is extremely specific. But the "not constructive" rubric says "We expect ...
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Can this identify-this question be reopened?

This question is a picture-only identify-this type of question. That class of question was recently discussed, and my answer there has +8/-0 votes, which indicates this type of question is allowed. ...
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American Censorship question, where did it go wrong?

This question was recently closed by user vote. I am not here to upturn your decision, but rather shed a light on how we can improve it in my own eyes. Obligatory: My thoughts do not reflect the views ...
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Are these HIMYM questions really the right content for this site?

Call it my ignorance of never watching the show, but the following "How I Met Your Mother" questions seem more like trivia/off-topic for our site when compared to similar questions regarding other ...
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Are these questions quality enough for this site?

I just went through our Community Eval and discovered 2 questions that were pulled into this list that left a sour taste in my mouth. 1 Merry Go Round 2 Lost Girl The Merry Go Round questions seems ...
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Is this question about advertising On-Topic?

This question about actor endorsments doesn't seem like a good fit but seeing as we have a question asked about product placement's first occurence I wanted to get the community's feel for whether or ...
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What question or answer that you have posted to the main site are you most proud of

I figure, what's a Meta site without a good meta question. What have you posted (and maybe a little why) that you really feel proud about. Is it something that you feel especially knowledgable about? ...
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What's wrong with this question?

I'm trying to find out what's wrong with this question. But i couldn't. https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/2448/what-is-the-significance-and-history-of-using-swear-in-movies I don't think ...
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Are these really sincere questions?

The following questions were migrated to us from Sci-Fi not too long ago: Are the Teletubbies Cyborgs? Are the Teletubbies Prisoners? I'm honestly having a hard time taking these questions seriously ...
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Is it okay to answer your own question within few minutes?

Is it okay to answer your own question within few minutes even without waiting for response from users? Maybe I am wrong but I think questions with a tag like identify-this-movie are not to be self-...
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Is this question about Blu-Ray digital formats off-topic?

This asks about different digital formats, while not explicitly about how to play them, just the difference. Would this type of question be on topic due to it relating to digital movie format or ...
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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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Why the remake?

This this question: What is the purpose behind "wax on, wax off" in Karate Kid? Why was the edit created that used the link to the newer remake of the Karate Kid and not the original?
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Does this question about director easter-eggs qualify as a List Question?

This question, while interesting, I fear may be a list question but I cannot be sure what the official policy on it is as it does not have one specific answer and by this meta question, list questions ...
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