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Rewards for the best answer from the 3rd quarter of 2016

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. ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 4th quarter of 2016

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 ...
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How should we deal with AI-generated posts?

We should ban AI generated content altogether. I can do no better than to quote an excellent similar response over on SF&F I propose that we follow other network sites in banning AI-generated ...
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What is the policy regarding writing an answer which is borrowed from another Q&A website and given due citation?

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 4th quarter of 2016

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 1st quarter of 2017

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 2nd quarter of 2017

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 ...
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May I put full length movies or TV shows here?

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 ...
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Etiquette when answering own question?

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 ...
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10 votes
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Rewards for the best answer from the 4th quarter of 2017

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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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2016

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 1st quarter of 2017

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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Why was my answer deleted?

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 ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2018

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....
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Favourite questions and answers from the 1st quarter of 2019

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 1st quarter of 2016

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 ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2016

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 ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2016

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 "...
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Why was the correct and accepted answer deleted?

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 ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

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. ...
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Should accepted answers be sorted to the top or not?

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&...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 3rd quarter of 2016

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 4th quarter of 2016

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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Rewards for the best answer from the 4th quarter of 2016

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 ...
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7 votes

Rewards for the best answer from the 4th quarter of 2016

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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Rewards for the best answer from the 2nd quarter of 2017

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 ...
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Monthly Answer Challenge 2018: Solve old unanswered questions!

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 ...
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Rewards for the best answer from the 1st quarter of 2016

Wad Cheber's answer to Character Death's in The Walking Dead show vs comic I was really expecting a lot of negative responses or comments trying to get me to find an answer elsewhere. But this user ...
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6 votes
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Rewards for the best answer from the 2nd quarter of 2016

KutuluMike's answer to the question Does Mickey Mouse not have a last name? This answer also deserves recognition for providing detailed information.
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