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Why are identification questions not allowed here, but allowed on the Science Fiction & Fantasy site?

Science Fiction & Fantasy mod here, and also highish-rep Movies & TV user and meta contributor. A bit of both. The "decision makers" (active community members including moderators ...
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Asking old or obscure TV and movie questions

Practically, there might not be too many people who have seen some obscure Armenian TV show from the 1930s...but noone in their right mind would tell you to just "not bother" asking your questions. ;-)...
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How should we deal with AI-generated posts?

We should ban AI generated content altogether. I can do no better than to quote an excellent similar response over on SF&F I propose that we follow other network sites in banning AI-generated ...
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May I put full length movies or TV shows here?

Why is the side note needed? We support embedding of video (mostly YouTube) but questions or answers rarely require the whole movie. Indeed, since the video can't be indexed by search engines you ...
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We need dynamic titles

Sorry, but this is a really bad solution to a non-existent problem, but fortunately this isn't anything that's even practically possible to get implemented by SE for our little site anyway. First of ...
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Why an off-topic question would be put on hold and not closed?

It's the same thing, functionally. Questions are put on hold for the first couple of days, then the name changes to closed. The reason for this is to show that closure is not a permanent state. Users ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2016

I liked BrettFromLA's question... Why are the railings in Rivendell so low? Such a simple question for something that stared us in the face...but only Brett asked! I'll also throw in ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2018

Some I enjoyed for the research that went into the Q&A pairs Q: Why does Firefly include a scene with a missing yoke? Although the primary answer was found elsewhere, Tejusin's analytical answer....
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Favourite questions and answers from the 1st quarter of 2019

I was very glad when someone finally answered this old question about Taxi Driver. From the comments it seemed like I wasn't the only one who had kind of a clue what an interesting answer to this ...
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After what amount of time after movie release, is it ok to put a spoiler in the title?

No, we neither do nor should have such a rule. Spoilers on this site don't have a shelf life per se. We have a standing and practiced policy to avoid spoilers in question titles but there is ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2016

A J's Question "Term for movies taking place during the main events of its predecessor?" This was an interesting question that did not get the recognition that it deserved. Pale Blue Dot's Question "...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 3rd quarter of 2016

Swan's Answer to the question "What is the dog really biting in The Thing?" Swan actually took the initiative to contact John Carpenter (the director) and Stuart Cohen (the producer) to answer this ...
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People have missed the entire point of the question about bad gay guys in movies

Asking for exceptions is not asking for a list. Yes, it is.... It's essentially asking for a list of exceptions. What this means is that there will be possibly many individual different answers ...
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Why does two of my questions have 10K views though when you click on the question itself it has less?

Because the homepage view has the viewing numbers rounded. So both questions have over 9,500 views, so are rounded up to 10k in the list. You will get the badge when the actual number of views is ...
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Does this SE have a ban on Avengers: Endgame questions?

Why would there be such a ban? Avengers: Endgame is a film and this site is for questions about films. A blanket ban on questions about a film, especially one likely to be of high public interest, ...
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Asking old or obscure TV and movie questions

No fancy answer comes to mind, but basically: go ahead, as long as they're on-topic, narrow enough, clear, they're a fit. They might get lower views, sure, but they're a fit - and what do you know, ...
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Which is the best SE to ask about the meaning behind a movie title adapated from a novel?

I can't answer which site would give you the best answer. However Movies & TV does allow answers to include content from the original work. So it is not unreasonable for the question to ask that ...
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Questions most-viewed and least-liked

You can't generate a report like that on the site directly. However, what you can use is the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), which is a public interface to the internal site database (though, ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2016

QUESTIONS: DVK's question Was O-Ren Ishii's sword made by Hattori Hanzo? This was a very interesting question that did not get the recognition that it deserved. Mikey's question What mitigation is ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2017

All these questions and answers are my favorite ones. MattD's answer to Is the loudness of a movie in the theater set by the theater or by the publisher/studio? asked by Tyler Durden. Both question ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2017

FAVORITE QUESTIONS: yuritsuki's question "What's the value of the John Wick gold coins?" Lars Mekes question "How is Michael Myers bulletproof?" Nathan Reed's question "Why does the Ark burn the ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 1st quarter of 2018

FAVORITE ANSWERS: Paulie_D's answer to "What do the dwarfs do with all of the diamonds that they mine?" Memor-X's answer to "How did all these monuments end up together in one place?" AJ's answer ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 1st quarter of 2018

FAVORITE QUESTIONS: Nogshine's question: What is the importance of the coffee cup in the poster of awe? R. Cannon's question: What does "There came into Egypt a Pharaoh that did not know" mean? G....
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Favourite questions and answers from the 1st quarter of 2018

All these questions and answers are my favorite ones. Napoleon Wilson's answer to Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural? asked by mzywiol. Chris John's answer to Why was Bruce Wayne so ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2017

FAVORITE ANSWERS: Adam John's answer to "What's the Deal with the Bullets?" Darth Locke's answer to "How did Hannibal become the type of cannibal he is? Paulie_D's answer to "Why is there a horse ...
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Are questions about film theory on topic?

Since this is a site concerned with discussing films and TV-shows, their content, composition, themes and impact, the question about on-topicness gets a clear Definitely! It doesn't have to pertain ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 2nd quarter of 2017

I think that these pairings of Question and Answer represent some of the best we can hope for here at Movies and TV. Why did Vader passively accept being killed and replaced at Palpatine's command? ...
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Favourite questions and answers from the 1st quarter of 2019

I really enjoyed this question and the answer's historical relevance Why are the books in the Game of Thrones citadel library shelved spine inwards?
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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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Is asking about a movie IN a music video on-topic?

I would say it depends. If said music video has enough of the clip to make it reasonable to find the movie, then it might be on-topic. If there's not, then it's probably off-topic.
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