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I don't watch GoT, so I am not sure about the question. However, if you take a look at it, you will find so many assumptions without source(s) backing it up. And in the end, you asked what do you think. I am sure we don't ask for opinions of the people here. It's not an internet poll. Here are the lines where I see the problem (with the emphasis on the ...


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You laid out the...pretty much best course for things like this in your question. So yes, that's about what should, and ultimately will, be done with the question. We occasionally get such "what are all the things" list questions and they often come with quite a few problems, as demonstrated by this exemplar too. Sometimes they get closed for various ...


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Your first question was closed. The reason is that this community has decided that it doesn't exist to answer identification questions like that. You can see this from the description of the close reason: Identification questions are off-topic, because they tend to attract low-quality and low-effort posts. The community has decided to no longer support ...


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The edit history suggests that it was merged with this duplicate on SciFi. The user posted the same question on two sites in the SE network, which is a no-go. So merging them makes sense. I assume we drew the short straw because we are Beta, so the question went to SciFi. Considering that it is an ID question, I am not really sorry about it, though. ;)


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As written in the description, the question was locked due to a content dispute. Specifically, the asker kept repeatedly readding invalid tags to the question.


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So, I'm going to address an inherent problem with Identify This X questions, and the reasons why we want as much detail as possible. If the asker only remembers one scene from the movie, and doesn't remember anything else about the movie, either when it was filmed, when they saw it, etc, the scope that the movie falls in is huge. Just in 2016, Hollywood ...


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When identification questions were discontinued here, not all of them were migrated/deleted. There were criteria for keeping high quality ones that received proper answers as detailed in this related meta question, which were closed and locked but not deleted. About ~1000 such questions are still around and yours falls under these criteria, too. Only those ...


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I'm the OP of the question. Just getting that out the way. Honestly this question could be asked on a variety of StackExchange sites. The ones I had to choose between were: French Language Movies & TV Sci Fi English Literature Really questions can traverse a majority of sites and there is no obvious solution to questions like this. For example, quite ...


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Why was the question closed? The question was closed because deliberately cross-posting the exact same question to multiple sites by the same user is discouraged. Therefore the slightly newer instance of the question was closed for exactly that reason. You are right in that your question is not actually off-topic. However, the only way to close a question ...


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I almost closed it as "unclear what you're asking" (or however that's called now). If it wasn't literally asking for "what type of alarm" it was (which seems utterly irrelevant and isn't shown to be relevant), then I have difficulties understanding what else it is asking instead. Yes yes, I'm usually myself on the forefront of complaining about users ...


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It was closed without improvement for more than 9 days (or 29 days, to be precise) and thus deleted in a cleanup effort. If you want it closed and downvoted (and even expressed thus with a corresponding close-vote), I'd rather ask you why you would want this question be left in existence.


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I get that stack exchange sites need to have moderators to keep the riff-raff from ruining everybody's favorite site, Your question was indicated as lacking the necessary level of detail to meet site standards by 5 users only one of which was a moderator. The fact that a specific scene is enough to make the question meet those standard is a debated topic ...


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The question has been reopened. By user AJ and moderator Ankit Sharma: https://movies.stackexchange.com/posts/70301/revisions (I'm not sure why nobody answered this meta question back then, when it was reopened, but I'm posting an answer now so that at least this can be marked as answered.)


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The conjecture I'd propose is that The Princess Bride is a very popular movie - it's a cult classic. I'm certain that many people watch it and a subset of them are curious enough about that phrase to go to Google and search for it. When I search Google in an incognito Chrome window for the phrase "what does never get involved in a land war in Asia mean?&...


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I agree with Paulie_D that it's problematic when the entirety of the question ultimately hinges on Wikipedia's specific plot-synopsis, which for all we know might be terribly incomplete or inaccurate. What this comes down to is basically reading a plot summary and asking "does this really happen in the film?", to which the obvious answer is either &...


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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 ...


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I'd say no. Just like the OP proved when answering his own question (only 5 minutes later!), the answer can be found almost instantaneously by doing a quick search for it or just heading straight over to IMDb to have a look at the episode list.


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Done. Ba dum tss.


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Not only HNQ, but the search engine and other websites that may have a link to the post also play the role in getting views. I have a question that had around 5k views when it got out of HNQ, but now it has over 112k views. If I put the term "Leta Lestrange fear", this question comes up on the first page. In your case, if I search the phrase "...


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Doubtless I reasoned my question with "facts and citations". That's not the issue. The issue is that any answers would require opinions as answers as to why these characters acted the way they did....unless it's clearly stated in the show. I gather that this is not the case. The basic answer is "because that's what the script/plot required" This is a ...


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If you see a question closed as unclear and it seems pretty clear to you, then feel free to edit it to reflect so. This is what edits are for. Seems like you've explained the question in your post so why not edit it into that question. However, there is one more thing. The question in the end Shouldn't she better stay home with her mother? may make the ...


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while the current close reason i would believe is incorrect as it seems to be about a movie. if the question was re-opened i would vote to close as Off-topic anyway as being Unimportant trivia that does not add to the understanding or appreciation of the title. Source: Help Centre > What topics can I ask about here? now to me, this joke (which i don't ...


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To be honest I think what you did on the question was enough and the right thing to do: You explained clearly and plainly in a straightforward way why that's a false equivalence: However, your point that "'All Nazis should be destroyed' is the same thing as stating that 'All Jews should be destroyed.'" is incorrect at a fundamental level: The Nazis ...


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