Just an observation; Walt was recently lauded for hitting the 100K mark here in terms of rep. Take note that 67% of his posts are in identify-this-movie and another I'm-not-really-sure-how-many are in identify-this-tv-show. Our biggest contributor just lost his biggest tags.
Actually, we voted on this in 2016 and we decided to keep them. I don't know why ...
The header background image contains the covers or famous scenes from 17 TV series and movies.
Here is the background shown with the original (or similar) beneath.
Star Wars (A New Hope)
Gone with the Wind
The Lion King
North by Northwest
I think one option we could do is create a meta post detailing the avenues/resources that our experts would follow in order to identify movies and tv shows. This way we can at least point users to a reference to help them find what they want, rather than just telling them 100% no. I think putting this in either the tag wiki or the closing reason would be ...
First of all, there are a few sites within the StackExchange network which still accept such questions:
Science Fiction & Fantasy obviously requires the work to contain distinct science-fiction or fantasy content. You can consult their meta on how to ask a good story-ID question.
Music Fans currently takes questions asking to identify music videos. But ...
Identification questions is what introduced me to this site. It is also why I got addicted to it. It is really a shame to see it go away. Especially when there is no other site that provides such service and has such powerful community. And extra especially when the community never complained about such feature.
Not sure if this should be an "answer" or a comment, but I think that the tags should still show up in the selectable list when someone is asking a question with a warning of not to use the tags. If the tags are just not visible, people might try to create a new tag, or just use other unrelated tags and not notice that Identification is no longer a valid ...
I agree with your policy that we shouldn't abbreviate titles as long as they fit into the 25 character limit. Abbreviations that are made without apparent reason, like all those Star Trek examples or the choice of AVP for Aliens vs. Predator, should be discouraged as they (at least if done out of mere ability and in lack of actual reasons) tend to carry a ...
The same guidelines as everywhere on SE, which means not so many other than that comments are not for extended discussion irrelevant to the question.
There are many comments that are downright useless or obsolete on the matter:
Impolite comments that may not be downright offensive but scratch the boundary of constructive criticism. (Flag as not constructive ...
How does video embedding work?
A link to a YouTube video, where the link text is the same as the href (typically a bare URL, but it can also be done using Markdown syntax) will be converted to an embedded video.
Is video embedding also enabled on this Meta site?
Yes. See the end of this answer for an example.
What URLs are recognized?
The following ...
Now first of all, you can't create a tag if there isn't a question about the movie yet, neither should you. Tags are only created when asking a question by just adding it to the question.
But when asking a question about a movie, then yeah, indeed you should. It is long-standing, accepted and applied policy on this site to tag each and every question with ...
The guidelines for questions, I reckon, are pretty straightforward. You'll close if a question deserves closure, vote looks OK if the flag isn't justified and skip if you're unsure.
You have four options for answers: Looks OK, Edit, Recommend deletion, Skip. Let's see what answers you have to recommend to be deleted first; as its the most straightforward.
First of all, thanks for the hopefully fruitful question. This topic waits to be adressed for a long time in a referential meta discussion, and I for myself have deferred to think more thoroughly about it for too long, I admit.
While I have more or less eagerly tried to close-vote list questions in the past, my view on them tends to soften more and more, ...
Due to the responses of the question by downvotes and the upvotes on the answer that says get rid of them
I am going to go out on a limb and say identify-this-music-video will be declared
For this site.
I agree with this entirely and we should remove these tags!
For clarity, a full list of tags effected by this change (as far as I can see) is as follows:
fight, zombies, vampires, technology, sex
Note that if it's not included in the list and falls under the description "general non-movie-related tags" this means I missed it, rather than ...
Lists have always been a fun topic for us (and SE as a whole).
In general, the examples you give are actually really what I would expect from a question that can be answered with thought and explanation.
I think those 2 words are the key to this whole argument.
If you can just slap together a bulleted list and call the question answered, the question ...
Please try to not just copy material for these, but to write the content in your own words.
Also, most of the content from other pages does not belong in a tag wiki to begin with, regardless of copyright. For example, the tag wiki of sherlock should be about sherlock, not about Sherlock. This does include some information to be found elsewhere, e.g., what ...
The examples given were "trivial" enough to be closed.
I tried to edit this question by asking for the significance of the song. The answer was a very good one, because it not only identified the song, but gave the underlying context, about the courtship of a peddler and a girl. I added a comment that perhaps the metaphor could be extended further, to the "...
Very dissatisfied with the disappearance of these questions, which I loved and kept coming back for.
Would it have taken a coding wizard to send an actual email to everyone who ever interacted with an "identify this movie" question (posters, commenters, accepted answers, people who favorited or liked), and ask them to join a poll to chime in? This is how ...
After having used spoiler mark-up on several occasions and in other ways done my best to hide spoilers I've now made a 180 turn and agree with TylerShads that we should just let it be. This is, after all, a movie Q&A site, and you'd be naive to think that you can browse around without getting spoilers thrown in your face.
I do think that there should be ...
Despite that one question which I fixed later, I'm against list questions, mostly because they tend to fall into this off-topic category:
every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?”
As unless someone puts in serious research effort very quickly, there will be dozens of answers naming single movies and no way to say which is better ...