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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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Why is this comment not considered rude or offensive?

You forgot to mention your own comment on the question: Trivia, also they are easy to read. – cde Feb 5 at 8:50 This seems to suggest that you felt the question is off-topic ("trivia" is one of ...
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Why is a mod revealing private VTC information?

Well, the short answer here is he didn't. No, really - he asked you, "how character attribute analysis is trivia now?" - no mention of close voting, or even the question to which the comment ...
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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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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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How to deal with inappropriate behaviour from a moderator?

I will certainly not spend any time challenging your specific accusations in any way (and would advise everyone else to do the same). Rather, to concentrate on the actual question buried under this ...
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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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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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Why have I got banned just for 3 down votes? It doesn’t make sense!

First of all, if you read the message you got again, you will notice that no-one has been banned for anything there. It is simply a little heads-up to take a little more care when asking future ...
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Can a person earn Peer Pressure badge more than once?

Peer Pressure can be awarded only once per site. There are other badges which have "This badge can be awarded multiple times." beside their description. These can be awarded multiple times. E.g Good ...
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Need help with abusive user "Flater"

Frankly, the referenced main site question and your behaviour on it is a mess, together with this finger-pointing and combative meta post. What happened was that you asked a question that wasn't well-...
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Why have I been banned for those 2 down votes questions?

You didn't. If you read the question ban message you got, it clearly states that deleted questions count towards the ban and you have five - four of which have negative scores (-3 or -5). Generally, ...
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How is this question asked by "Google"?

TLDR: username can be set to anything, so why not "Google", and as pointed out in the comments, the account being greyed out us because Google doesn't have an account on M&TV. The ...
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Is it possible to recover lost rep from someone else getting on my account and giving it away?

I'm afraid you might be out of luck here. I won't claim to know all the odds and ends of weird events in 10 years of SE history, but I very much doubt there's a way for you to get that reputation ...
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Why is my answer on this question deleted?

I'm seeing three separate but closely-related issues here: you think your answer was deleted unfairly, you think your question was closed unfairly, and you believe that the moderator responsible for ...
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Why was my flag to suggest a revision declined but then later the revision was done?

First of all, iandotkelly neither handled that flag nor deleted any of those comments. But let's start at the beginning, he included a spoiler in his meta answer about spoilers. Maybe that was a bit ...
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Why was the correct and accepted answer deleted?

Because it was no answer at all. All it was saying was Was it Jeff Goldblum in the movie Vibes (1988)? That is in itself just a comment and thus was converted into one. There is sometimes a bit ...
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What happened to my comment?

Comments are transitory by nature. They are expected to be acted on and deleted -- that's their purpose. You should never leave a comment that includes information you want to "stick around". The ...
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Why is this question getting votes to close?

I may have voted to leave it open as it seems on-topic to me (since it specifically asks about product-placement) but I can't recall for sure. BUT...it would seem that some users think it is ...
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Can we rename [mst3k] to [mystery-science-theater-3000]?

Your request has been fulfilled and the tag has been renamed and synonymized. Thank you for bringing this to notice.
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Reputation being 1

Why is that happening? What's meaning of that? Those users you see with 1 rep are actually suspended for a certain time and for certain reason. You will see on profile page of those users a text like ...
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Can I ask what a movie is based on scene fragments?

I'm afraid no, not really. It seems you're about to ask a classic film identification question, which, as you already noticed correctly, have been deemed off-topic on this site. The tag being ...
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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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What to do if you answer a question correctly?

As James correctly says in his comment, the person who asks the question is the only person who can select the correct answer. This is particularly a problem with ID questions for which a lot of ...
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Reply on Flag, canned message or reprimand?

It's a standard reason for declining a flag - and I was the person who did that. However, I wouldn't take it as a personal rebuke to have a flag declined in this way. I agree it's not a great ...
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Why edit low-interest 3-year old answered question?

Any improvement to a post improves the overall quality of the site. That's why there is a badge specifically for editing old ignored questions. And its the same on every stack.
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Should people explain their motivation for downvoting other people's posts and questions?

Every downvote does have a reason even if it's not stated explicitly by the voter. It's right there when you hover over the down arrow This question does not show any research effort, is unclear ...
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Should people explain their motivation for downvoting other people's posts and questions?

The second the site requires comments for downvotes, is the second the site gets filled with comments that read: stgouihj nwet gpojaygh-90i1248y 28iujtgoiwjrg0913 2glkjngopw Because I have to ...
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How to save my account from ban from asking new questions?

How to save my account from ban from asking new questions? Firstly, if what I suspect is happening it's not a ban, more that you will be rate limited to asking only a set number of questions per day/...
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How to save my account from ban from asking new questions?

They're almost all "zero research" questions. In essence... I just watched this movie & I don't understand this bit. Please explain. People tire of this type of question very quickly - &...
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