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Which trivia questions are on-topic and which are off-topic?

I'm going go to be controversial and state that I believe the trivia rule should be removed because it is extremely subjective and very hard to moderate. It also lends itself to the 'unfriendly' mood ...
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Which trivia questions are on-topic and which are off-topic?

I agree with iandotkelly's answer on removing the trivia rule and that the question you mentioned should not have been closed. The trivia rule and close reason is too vague and subjective to be ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Are we here to identify the random stuff that people use in films or TV shows?

I would go so far as to say that unless the item has some bearing on the plot, period accuracy, meaning (including symbolism, etc), character motivation and the like then these questions are off topic....
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We're retiring the "trivia" close-reason

Thank you! I'm glad to see that this community decision has been implemented, and sorry if I nagged too much about it. Hopefully now we'll see an end to the constant arguments in comments (seemingly ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Are we here to identify the random stuff that people use in films or TV shows?

(First off, let's get the full disclosure bit out of the way: I think closing questions as "too trivial" is not a good overall policy, for reasons that are largely irrelevant to this question. I'm not ...
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Requesting the reopening of "What type of plant is Léon's plant?"

(I posted an answer to prevent this meta discussion from being automatically deleted by the Community bot (AKA “Roomba”). Since the question has a negative score due to downvotes, it would have been ...
galacticninja's user avatar
2 votes
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Requesting the reopening of "What is the painting J. Paul Getty buys in 'All the Money in the World'?"

It has been reopened. https://movies.stackexchange.com/posts/84999/timeline
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