Yes, this should definitely be done for various reasons:
There is precedent for this on other SE sites, from Science Fiction & Fantasy, over Unix & Linux, to Gardening & Landscaping.
We are a classic case of an "&-site" like the ones above in that our site name contains two different but related and equally well-served topics.
The topic of ...
Okay, first of all, let's look at the current iteration and its problems:
It's too dark. It deviates significantly from our site's signature bright orange-red as devised in the original design concept (), making it look a little more drab altogether. There are two main reasons for that. First, they actually made the site logo part of the film strip frame, ...
I don't see any benefit this could have for anyone other than encouraging people to try to close any post they don't like.
Jeff Atwood ( one of the creators of Stack Exchange) said it best (and I don't have a reference at the moment) but it is better to positively encourage people rather than to negatively encourage them.
Closing posts should only be ...
I think that having a builtin close reason for recommendation list questions would be beneficial as it is such a clearly defined category of questions which we're sure to get every now and then, even if not that often. And the current heterogenous way of dealing with them is both tedious and prone to problems, as explained in the question. Such a close ...
While we're at the task of cleaning up the identify tags (as much as possible) it might be worth also trying to improve identify-this-actor. It's not nearly the crisis that identify-this-movie is, but as you mentioned, there's no harm in improving the tag guidance.
In particular, bad actor-ID questions tend to be of the form "here's a screen cap, who is ...
I haven't got time to write a fully detailed response to this, but here are some thoughts.
We all know that some good detailed ID questions still get VTCs. I don't know who casts these votes, so can't verify anything, but my guess is that one or two users VTC pretty much every ID question posted on the site, no matter how much detail it has. I'd be pretty ...
Firstly, we don't have to explain why we downvote... the reason is right there when you hover over the downvote arrow.
This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful.
We're not required to explain further nor should we.
There are many, many Meta posts across most Stack sites on this and the answer has always been NO.
Just because one person quotes heavily doesn't mean the site has no value, and I don't believe that plot-related should be discouraged.
I'm sure there are some examples of results that have significant segments quoted from one site, but ones that I've looked at that are available on the home page are often taken from more than one and summarized.
You wouldn't be talking about me, would you? There are a few responses I'd have to your answer.
Firstly, like Stack Overflow, there's nothing wrong with building up a repository of information on this site. Whilst we ideally don't want completely obvious plot questions (and yes, there are a fair few of them), there are many people who genuinely don't ...
We already do. If you go to the Users Page, the list is sorted by reputation. You can show it for:
See the image below for what it looks like, it defaults to showing the last month.
(FYI - if you look at it now - the results for week, month and quarter are very similar, as it is July 6 - but later in the month or ...
Tag synonyms are an easy way for us to associate tags that have different names but have the same meaning. You list two excellent examples: bond and james-bond, and nolan and christoper-nolan.
In these examples, we would make james-bond and christopher-nolan the parent tag because it's more descriptive and make bond and nolan a synonym. What this does is ...
I'm not a fan. 150 rep isn't all that hard to obtain, which is what you need to create new tags. In the mean time, new users can just state what tag/s they need. Often times brand new users don't quite understand the tag system, so it's better for the site if they can't create tags willy nilly.
The standard way would be to flag, leave a comment, or even ...
No, please don't do that!
I was all for uncapping usernames, since they are prone to each and every user's personal spelling preferences and styles. But those general headings are not to be uncapped. Afterall I wasn't too satisfied with the fact that uncapping the usernames came with uncapping all the other captions, like "Top Questions" and the like.
I think it should be enhanced a bit to something like:
Don't forget to include the following in your question:
The original language of the film (English, French, Spanish, etc.)
The country of origin
The approximate year or a concise range of years of release.
Remember: you can edit your own questions to add any additional
US copyright law's Fair Use doesn't require attribution. Nor does it require a disclaimer stating a piece of copyrighted work is being used under Fair Use. The use itself says that, in the context of talking about the work, and the limited scope of the use (a screenshot of a movie, one sixtieth of a second of 120+ minutes).
The disclaimer won't stop any ...
Adam added https://tv.stackexchange.com/ as an alias for https://movies.stackexchange.com/. I don't think there's much reason to add every synonym for those words, but it definitely makes sense to include TV since it's in the name of the site.
As noted by TylerShads, this was indeed disabled back in around December for this site, amongst others like Science Fiction & Fantasy.
As with all sites that have this disabled, remember that this requires great diligence on the community to stay on top of tags. You have to make sure to watch out for typos, bad tags, and other things that usually fly ...
Video Embedding Enabled
After reviewing your content and the moderation efforts to keep photos and such from causing problems with your content, we decided to activate video embedding on this site.
I'm not anticipating any problems, but please keep the concerns (listed below) in mind. Video should be used for clarification or supplemental information; the ...
No, it wouldn't!
First of all, while I don't have as narrow a view about tagging as SE seems to have and don't value the "meta tag" term they coined as much as other people, this tag would clearly be a "meta tag". It doesn't say anything about the question asked and merely says "it could contain spoilers". But you know what, that's what the whole site ...
The all caps on the M&TV site makes sense, as the logo is in all caps.
The navigation is not specific to the site you're on, it's uniform to the Stack Exchange network's overall styling.
Making M&TV all caps in that dropdown menu would cause it to look out of place with the rest of the items in the menu.
To make this clear:
From a design ...
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.
Recommendation questions asking for movies/TV-shows or resources to locate or watch movie/TV content are off-topic. Feel free to ask for people's opinion in chat or take ...
I doubt that technical restrictions will force an unwilling user to write more elaborate questions.
They are more likely to just bypass the restriction (e.g. by adding useless text until the minimum of characters is reached).
It would be more useful to show a text to the user asking him to elaborate, if his text is very short. And if he does not want to, ...
We already have a Twitter bot (that is controlled by the system and none of the moderators)
As far as a Facebook page, I'd have to talk to the higher ups about what would have to be done sbout that.
Further updates pending
As a result of further discussion and taking into consideration the bad question policies, this is now 30 days, not four weeks.
The current way we go about deleting identify-this posts allows a large number of other posts which are low quality and not of much use to future visitors to slip through the net, here are some fine examples of questions I'm ...
I know it can be frustrating to not know the code for something and want to use it. Unfortunately, we strongly discourage the use of spoiler markup, in general, and your assertion that "spoilers are essential" is completely wrong.
As a new user, we wouldn't necessarily expect you to be aware of this but here is our policy on spoilers, as found on our Help ...
Tom Cody's suggested wording for a new off-topic reason seems to do the trick. However, I'd recommend swapping out the "current events" reason:
Close reason Closed Closed% of total
------------ ------ ----------------
identification 215 53.34%
duplicate 50 12.41%
other 45 11.17%
trivia 21 5.21%
The Established user privilege is standardized throughout the stack exchange network. For whatever reason, SE believes that you should have 1000 rep on a site to see any Up/Down vote stats. It's not a privilege that can be changed on a site by site basis.
If you want this to change, the first step would be to ask on http://Meta.Stackexchange.com, as this is ...