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Questions on if or when a movie or show will be released

From the Help Center, the following is shown as off topic: A title's release date or rumors about a specific title or series. So in my opinion, questions about if or when something will be ...
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Why is this question getting votes to close?

I may have voted to leave it open as it seems on-topic to me (since it specifically asks about product-placement) but I can't recall for sure. BUT...it would seem that some users think it is ...
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Could the question "What movie takes place entirely underwater?" be re-opened?

I have cast the final reopen-vote along with a few tweaks to the question. It is certainly surfing the fuzzy edge of list/first-appearance/has-there-ever questions, an edge worth guarding against ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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We're retiring the "trivia" close-reason

Thank you! I'm glad to see that this community decision has been implemented, and sorry if I nagged too much about it. Hopefully now we'll see an end to the constant arguments in comments (seemingly ...
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Is it on-topic to ask "Mandela effect" questions, in which the OP asks if their memory of a movie scene is correct or if the scene actually existed?

The purpose of a Stack Exchange site is to build a high-quality repository of Questions and Answers, so that others can find the answers to their questions in future, without having to repeat that ...
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Change Off-Topic -> Recommendation text

After the community seems to deem this a good idea and noone expressed their reservations in actual answers, we went through with this suggestion and adapted the close-reason accordingly. ...
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If this question is off topic, where does it say so?

You're asking a bunch of questions all in one. The first step would be to disentangle them. You're asking (quoted from your question, numbered by me for convenience): Has anything similar ...
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What exactly counts as a recommendation question here?

[edit] oops, I just realised my answer here is almost identical to Napoleon Wilson♦'s answer to Policy for list questions, except their version is better written with better examples! I guess that's a ...
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Can we update the "trivia" close reason to not mention IMDB?

The problem isn't necessarily IMDb, but the fact that it's a little too short and lacking guidance. First of all, you might be confused about the timeline a little here. Here is the new definition,...
Napoleon Wilson'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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Why are questions about locating or purchasing movie or TV content not allowed?

"I want to find a good movie scene that illustrates X" is IMHO either a recommendation question (which are off-topic) or a sort of identification question (also off-topic).
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Requesting the reopening of "What type of plant is Léon's plant?"

(I posted an answer to prevent this meta discussion from being automatically deleted by the Community bot (AKA “Roomba”). Since the question has a negative score due to downvotes, it would have been ...
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Should we close questions as "unclear" when they quote dialogue that is not substantiated by evidence?

Like many things, this often depends on the specific case. Often enough it isn't really relevant what the specific wording in the dialogue is. For example in the question you cite as your first ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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Should we close questions about inconsistent plots as duplicate?

No Firstly, we no longer have "Not Constructive" close reason. At best it could be argued that the answer is "Opinion-based" and closed for that reason. It's also, perhaps, ...
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Question about extended editions of movies

This close reason is for questions which are asking for a list of movies/TV shows or sources where they can buy/download them. Recommendation questions asking for movies/TV-shows or resources to ...
A J's user avatar
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Should a link to the FAQ post for list of external sites be added to the identification close reason?

As the guy who (AFAICT) links to that meta post the most frequently, I'd been considering proposing this exact thing myself. IMHO, there's not much point in having that list if we're not going to ...
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What do we do with "Future works" questions?

If the question is idle speculation about the continuation of a story, it indeed seems to fall under "primarily opinion-based". If it's not, then don't close it as such. This has worked reasonably ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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Why did a moderator keep the question about identifying a painting in Eternals closed?

Preface: I wrote an answer to avoid the automatic deletion of the meta discussion post by the Community bot (AKA “Roomba”) and the silent downvoters. If no one had written an answer, the meta post ...
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Requesting the reopening of "What is the painting J. Paul Getty buys in 'All the Money in the World'?"

It has been reopened. https://movies.stackexchange.com/posts/84999/timeline
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What happens to identification questions that don't have sufficient details, but are answerable nevertheless?

Now first of all, that close reason is much more about details and effort than about mere answerability. So no, an answer alone does not absolve a bad identification question from closability right ...
Napoleon Wilson's user avatar
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Why does this question have a Historical Lock? It should be reopened

According to the rules for when to apply a Historical Lock, given on the Main Meta What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? Questions can be historically locked when: The post does not ...
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Why are questions about locating or purchasing movie or TV content not allowed?

I want to find a good movie scene that illustrates an idea about helping a rival to their maximum potential before take them down. That's not what is meant by locating or purchasing movie or TV ...
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