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Identify movies and TV shows from the image in the top bar / banner

The header background image contains the covers or famous scenes from 17 TV series and movies. Here is the background shown with the original (or similar) beneath. Star Wars (A New Hope) Batman ...
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What is our 404 Image supposed to be of?

They're the hieroglyphs from the countdown timer on Lost. You can read more about them here (specifically, these are our 404 page symbols because in Lost, they basically mean system failure).
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Statistics on identification questions and their askers

Now first of all, what is an "identification question" or "ID question"? Quite simply, it is any question tagged with a tag of the form identify-this-..., in particular the tags identify-this-movie, ...
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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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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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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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1111 days in beta: Where do we stand?

As you already figured out, you have already been slated for graduation, and the backlog for graduation is… not small. I sent a request to bump Movies SE to the top of the design list about ...
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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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Supported URLs for video embedding

How does video embedding work? A link to a YouTube video, where the link text is the same as the href (typically a bare URL, but it can also be done using Markdown syntax) will be converted to an ...
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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 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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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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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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Failure of Questions to delete

The real question is why are you deleting your account and what can be done to resolve the issues that you've experienced leading up to this point? If this is something that we can help with you could ...
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Failure of Questions to delete

It is sad to hear that you want to leave this site and I'd urge you to try and bring whatever concerns you have to meta or chat for them to possibly be resolved in order to not have a valuable ...
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