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How is this question asked by "Google"?

TLDR: username can be set to anything, so why not "Google", and as pointed out in the comments, the account being greyed out us because Google doesn't have an account on M&TV. The ...
Jenayah's user avatar
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Could we wait for a while before asking a question about the film that just came out?

No, we cannot! As detailed in the discussions to a similar question, waiting with asking your question just out of a fear of spoilers is exactly the kind of anti-information philosophy that goes ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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Proposal for a new type of question: Movie Recommendation

This has been specifically off topic since the creation of this site. It falls under the "primarily opinion based" close reason. From Grace Note's question linked above: Recommendations were in ...
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Why was my "Identify-this" question put on hold for lacking information (off topic - Identification)?

As the user who answered, I should perhaps weigh in here... I'm not a fan of ID questions and am, perhaps, one of the strongest critics of them as a whole on Movies & TV even though I've only ...
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How should M&TV's "Ask Question" page be customised?

Stating in the "Draft your question" sidebar that recommendations and identification requests are off-topic would be useful, IMO. The same could be said of any of the off-topic reasons, but these two ...
Jenayah's user avatar
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How did you get the warning popup implemented for identification questions?

There are actually two different popups (both existed even before banning identification questions, just that they were both warnings, now one is an error). There is one popping up when you add ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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Scripted sport entertainment shows

WWE production and storyline questions are on topic. Is a question on WWE on topic? The sport related questions are not. Same with Game shows. Ex: Why was character x made a heel? Ex: How is jeopardy ...
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Is asking for screen shots allowed?

No This falls under our "off-topic/not suitable" rule of Locating or purchasing movie or TV content We are not a resource for images or any other such trivia. Such things can be easily obtained ...
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Is it out-of-scope to ask "Are there any films meeting criteria XYZ?"?

This is movie recommendation, i.e. please recommend movies that match this criteria that I am looking for. Unfortunately that is off-topic here. However you are welcome to ask for recommendations in ...
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Please provide some direction about how much more focused this needs to be

I'm one of the close voters, but I voted to close as opinion-based, not "needs more focus". I believe that the question is more likely to be answered with opinions rather than facts and ...
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What's wrong with this title?

I once had the same feeling when other users tried to edit a post, which seemed trivial. But I asked myself, "What's wrong with the edited post?" and moved on. I think you should ask yourself "What'...
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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?

I agree with Paulie_D that it's problematic when the entirety of the question ultimately hinges on Wikipedia's specific plot-synopsis, which for all we know might be terribly incomplete or inaccurate. ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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How should M&TV's "Ask Question" page be customised?

Not the most important, but the "Draft your question" sidebar currently spells "tv" in lowercase letters. I'd say this should be switched to uppercase "TV". Related discussion at Is your question ...
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Is it out-of-scope to ask "Are there any films meeting criteria XYZ?"?

You should specify exactly what question you're looking to ask. It should be on-topic if it's not open-ended or asking for a large list. Preferably, only one or very few films or TV shows should be ...
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Narrative questions related to TV shows / films

The question is: "Was Arya a Deus Ex Machina act in the third episode from the last season of GoT?" In it's current form, the question is on-topic but there's a slight possibility of it ...
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