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Why did "Meaning of 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia' in The Princess Bride" get so many views?

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 ...
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My question on hold as 'random speculation' even though I provide facts to support my theory

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 ...
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What should we do about the "mistakes in this Specsavers ad" question?

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 ...
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WHY? Why are you deleting my posts?

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 ...
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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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Why did "Meaning of 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia' in The Princess Bride" get so many views?

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 ...
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How do I improve my "Skyfall" question for reopening?

I am really angry I'm sorry that this has been your first experience of the site, but with respect you are not really taking the feedback about your question seriously. The people you are expressing ...
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Why is this question locked from recieving upvotes?

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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Can this old ID question of mine get migrated to SciFi.SE, please?

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 ...
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Why was this question closed?

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 ...
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Would this question be about the books, and therefore off-topic?

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 &...
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I need help understanding why my "identify-this-movie" tagged question was marked "off-topic"

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 ...
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I'm at a loss as to why my question was put on hold because it was "off topic"

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 ...
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Unclear why this ID question was deleted

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 ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

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 ...
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I need help understanding why my "identify-this-movie" tagged question was marked "off-topic"

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 ...
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Why was the "What is the name of this Peanuts character?" question removed from the Hot Network Questions list?

The question you reference is not a good question. In fact the jury is still out if this is even an appropriate question. It slams really hard along the edge of episode identification and in fact if ...
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Please provide some direction about how much more focused this needs to be

I'm one of the close voters, but I voted to close as opinion-based, not "needs more focus". I believe that the question is more likely to be answered with opinions rather than facts and ...
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I'd like to ask for a specific detail in the plot of a movie that I am not likely to be able to view, would that be that on-topic?

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. ...
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What's wrong with this title?

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'...
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peaceful-warrior tag

Done. Ba dum tss.
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What makes this "Sea Patrol" question opinion-based?

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......
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How can this question be made clearer?

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 ...
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I don't understand why this was off topic

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 ...
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This question is offensively worded

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 ...
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