View from another perspective:
I am always interested in these discussions about what is an acceptable question and what is not. I remember answering a question once about a piece of music that was in an episode of Louie. In hunting it down, I found that people were looking for this answer in forums all over the Internet. I found the answer and posted it, ...
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.
I suppose a user could create an account with that name (but why?)
Why not? Maybe user had fun, maybe something else. Why is your username Darren? Bad ...
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 against everything SE stands for.
Also, how much time is enough? Who says that a week is the right amount of time to wait? What happens when someone does ask a ...
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 fact noted as off-topic during the definition phase, and there's no trace of them in the top voted on-topic questions.
Everyone has their own favorite ______ ...
The other answers relate to copyright issues from poaching from other (non stackoverflow) sites. This is good advice, but I thought I would add a comment about the situation about copying from other stackoverflow sites as that was how I interpreted the question.
I do not believe there are any copyright issues when using content from another s.e. site as I ...
Just like what was stated it is mostly due to copyright that this is discouraged. Besides, I'd rather a lot of personal user generated contenet than blatant copies from other sites.
Thats not to say that using these items as reference to your own blogoverflow, or whatever but it should be far from a blatant copy.
We have had problems with new and inexperienced members early in the beta who were detected poaching questions from other sites. It was considered problematic especially for copyright reasons. Those questions were closed and deleted, and the accounts were closed, if I recall correctly.
I don't believe the catalogue benefit warrants the legal problems we ...
Meta.Mmovies is one of the means by which users of M&TV can get support. Many users here may not even be aware of MSO.
MSO is a strange site, acting as both general support for Stackoverflow but also for Stackexchange as a whole. It can be a confusing place to send new people to ask support questions.
I tend to try to answer support questions here, ...
I don't see any particular reason why a question about the production, or analysis of a commercial would not be on topic. That said, I personally do not think you are going to get a lot of interest in questions about commercials, and may attract both down and close votes.
Addressing the specific examples, its generally considered just trivia to ask about ...
Recommendation questions have been decided on as off-topic previously by the community. Question about movies to watch
Coming from a failed beta site that allowed recommendations, I can't say they add any real value to a site. IMHO they're less useful than identification questions, and those are argued over all of the time.
Voting is different on Meta
That said, your meta rep is just a reflection of your main site rep, the only difference being Meta StackOverflow.
Technically, you do have an internal rep on meta, it is just not displayed.
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 been here just over 12 months.
Unfortunately, there is no consensus, nor is there likely to be, about how much detail is enough to meet the criteria laid out in ...
Questions like the one you pointed out should be flagged for moderator attention. We have had a few problems with this before and without any type of attribution (if the original site's policy is similar to SE) then it is plagiarism which is unacceptable to SE as a whole.
As a general rule, it is ok to reference material for your own content. But that is ...
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 filmed? Off topic example: are pile drivers safe? Why do vowels cost money on wheel of fortune?
Talk/chat show production questions are on topic, as are any tv ...
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Any question is self-answerable.
If you find the answer yourself, you are encouraged to post it as your answer to your own question so that others can share in this knowledge.
As far as time, if you happen to find the answer after you post it, go ahead and post it as the answer.
If you know the answer already, its encouraged that you do a "BlogOverflow",...
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 being the most common, an additional warning can't hurt.
The review phase does throw a warning if you try to add the identify-this-movie tag (as it already ...
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 by free screen capture software yourself.
Usually every one in a while I go through and prod each unanswered ID question that's been around for a little while. If there's no response I clsoe them. I periodically go through and delete closed questions older than a month or so. This means that any of the junk id questions are getting removed from the system eventually.
What this means is that any ...
Poking around a bit with some other sites mods the consensus for video embedding is this:
In order to get video embedding on the site, we must start a meta discussion, siting existing questions that would greatly benefit from this feature and make a strong case to have it enabled.
So essentially, until we can convince the team that we need this feature, ...
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 certain tags (like e.g. identify-this-movie). This one is now a hard error, not letting you add the tag at all. This is the older one. It was originally proposed on ...
We've had meta posts copyright issues in the past, but this continues to crop up from time to time, in both questions and more frequently in tag-wiki content copied from IMDB or Wikipedia. As a result I check all tag-wiki content that I review against a search, but do not do this on questions.
Perhaps we should strengthen the FAQ on this point.
But as @...
Seeing that Finding Nemo is very well a movie in every way, I don't see a reason why a question about it would be off-topic right away. But of course it depends on the particular question if it ultimately is on-topic or not and for that you might also want to consult the respective section of the help center. But in general proper questions about Finding ...
Possible Solution A
Put the question on hold until the user decides to split it.
No double questions on the site.
New users might be irritated.
They might not split the question and we miss out on the content.
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's wrong with What was done to prevent Black Widow from getting pregnant?" I don't see any particular problem with the edited title.
Nothing is wrong with ...
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 about tv or TV?.
The same goes for the placeholder text in the title.
If the movie's original title is in fact English, then that title should always be used, since it is the original title and fits to the language of this site. If it has an alternative English title in certain countries, then this should rather not be used, since this would be counter-intuitive as it is not the original title, even if it fits the language of ...