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Swan's answer to the question What is this dog really biting in The Thing? Swan took the initiative to contact John Carpenter (director) and Stuart Cohen(producer) to get an answer to this question. This answer deserved more attention and recognition.


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I would like to nominate Walt's answer to Meaning of the Silence of the Lambs poster. The answer was well researched and provided well sourced information which is always important in providing an answer.


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I believe there shouldn't be any problem with this, provided you're sensible about it: make sure your answer is more than just a link to the other site. See also Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"? on main meta. Basically, the text of your answer should be coherent and useful even without the links. "See [link] for ...


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steelersquirrel's answer to Where did the line about the reason for the big eyes come from?. She took the effort to contact the writer Larry Karaszewski. It is also a winner of the December challenge of solving the unanswered questions.


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I would like to nominate Cearon O'Flynn's answer to Is Agrabah in India? This answer shows how patience can help making a great answer, even considering every little update of question and countering it with great details.


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I would like to nominate Thunderforge's answer to Why are there so few movies about the Vietnam war itself? The answer gave reasons along with a nice analysis quoting a research article by a respected historian.


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Why is the side note needed? We support embedding of video (mostly YouTube) but questions or answers rarely require the whole movie. Indeed, since the video can't be indexed by search engines you would be required to explain the answer in words anyway...so the video is often superfluous. The other issue is copyright infringement...most movies are not "...


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DForck42's answer to "What was the purpose of Saito's presence during the inception job?" This provided an answer to the question with quotes and an explanation.


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While Jeff Attwood might not be the top-most authority on everything SE anymore, his statements about self-answering are certainly very much still appropriate. Answering your own question is very much encouraged. You don't even have to wait with your answer to "give other users a chance at answering" either. If you got a good answer, post it! That'...


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I liked BrettFromLA's question... Why are the railings in Rivendell so low? Such a simple question for something that stared us in the face...but only Brett asked! I'll also throw in SteelerSquirrel's Does Mia mistake Vincent's heroin for cocaine because it's in a baggie rather than a balloon? Together with JohnnyBones's answer to the same...it makes a ...


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I would like to nominate steelersquirrel's answer to What is the significance of Kat's despising of Hemingway? This answer has provided nice analysis of dialogues and character.


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There's a general policy to discourage answering off-topic questions. The logic is that if people can get an answer to an off-topic question, then they can ask anything they feel like and get an answer. For the fly-by questioners, rather than those who will become long-term community members, this gives them simple satisfaction - at cost to the overall ...


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Some I enjoyed for the research that went into the Q&A pairs Q: Why does Firefly include a scene with a missing yoke? Although the primary answer was found elsewhere, Tejusin's analytical answer. was excellent. Q: How far did Forrest Gump run? Mouvier' provided a detailed answer


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I was very glad when someone finally answered this old question about Taxi Driver. From the comments it seemed like I wasn't the only one who had kind of a clue what an interesting answer to this question might look like. But other than just favouriting the question for "later" I didn't bother to delve deeper into this. So I was really happy when Anne ...


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The July 2015 challenge has garnered 15 answers, with the top voted answers (with a score of 4 and acceptance) coming from Ignorante, which makes him the winner of this challenge and earns him a bounty of 100 additional reputation: 1. Where did the “dream effect” originate? The other answers in order of votes are: (3) What's with Mamet's dialogue style? (...


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Catija's answer to How do actors avoid looking into the camera? I really like questions like this which address some general issue in the film-making world rather than just a plot point in a particular film, and this one is particularly relatable since it's a problem that almost any amateur actor will have experienced. Catija's answer was nice and thorough, ...


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Swan's Answer to the question "What is the dog really biting in The Thing?" Swan actually took the initiative to contact John Carpenter (the director) and Stuart Cohen (the producer) to answer this question. This answer deserves far more recognition and appreciation. Paulie_D's Answer to the question "How did Mongo punch the horse?" This answer was well ...


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A J's Question "Term for movies taking place during the main events of its predecessor?" This was an interesting question that did not get the recognition that it deserved. Pale Blue Dot's Question "Did the creators of Seinfeld ever have an alternate ending in their mind for the show?" This was an interesting question that did not get the recognition that ...


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Because it was no answer at all. All it was saying was Was it Jeff Goldblum in the movie Vibes (1988)? That is in itself just a comment and thus was converted into one. There is sometimes a bit of leeway with incomplete answers like this, where we encourage people to flesh it out more and first mark it as in need of improvement and scheduled for ...


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was my answer deleted because it was short and included a link as suggested in the help centre? or because it was in response to an identify question? I'd say both of those reasons in combination. Tetsujin already gave a pretty good rundown of why answering off-topic questions might generally not be the best idea. But in addition to that the answer also was ...


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Personally, I'm in favour of having the top-scored answer at the top. I confess this is more of a gut feel than anything quantifiable but we don't really suffer from having the "most appreciated" answer at the top rather than a single answer "appreciated" by one person (albeit that the OP is that one person). The OP may accept the first ...


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At Anime.SE, we are fighting much the same scourge as you. Here is a brief outline of how these things are handled on our site. This is a descriptive account, since we haven't hammered out a proper prescriptive policy. Users comment on short id-answers and tell the users to add more details about why they believe their answer is correct. This usually is ...


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One of my favorite answers this quarter was a recently answered question posted by Catija. This answer not only answered the question being asked, "What are the benefits for viewers of subtitling over dubbing -or- dubbing over subtitling foreign TV and film?" but also provided detailed information which enabled me to learn something new.


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steelerfan's answer to Why does no one notice the Joker's presence as a policeman during the mayor's speech? That question was closed on vague grounds and after reopening it got quite appreciable answer from steelerfan which seems worth giving bounty too.


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I'd like to nominate Steelersquirrel's answer to Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?. This answer is quite good and well-researched.


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I would like to nominate dbugger's answer to Did Rowan Atkinson's character purposely distract the check in agent? This answer provided well sourced information along with revealing unknown facts to the OP as well as myself.


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I would like to nominate Dr R Dizzle's answer to Does the Iron Man movie ever establish a convincing motive for the main villain? It's quite detailed and the magazine cover were cherry on the cake.


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I would like to nominate Flater's answer to Why is the spoken German in many US films and TV shows so inaccurate? This answer has provided nice analysis of this question with three different reasonings.


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The May 2018 challenge has garnered 15 answers, with the top voted answer (with a score of 9 and acceptance) coming from JenniP, which makes her the winner of this challenge and earns her a bounty of 100 additional reputation: 1. Why was Dr Who not filmed in HD when Torchwood was? The other answers in order of votes are: (6+V) How is this shot in Batman ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible