iandotkelly
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Should we close older Identify questions?
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I would agree if the unregistered user has not visited the site for a month, and the question is unanswered - or if requests for more detail have been made via comments and are being ignored.

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How do you distinguish when a question should be asked at SE movies vs. SE scifi?
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It would be nearly impossible to keep the scope of all SE sites mutually exclusive, and SciFi and Literature are clearly sites which overlap with us. This issue is seen across SE. Partially it comes ...

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Why my question got deleted?
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The question was deleted by the system because your account was deleted by a moderator, because it was flagged as likely to be a user that we are having trouble with. This user is creating multiple ...

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How do we handle interactive films?
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I think interactive films should be, in general, on-topic here. I would however narrowly define them, and limit them to something like: A full-motion video with an interactive element allowing the ...

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What is the rationale of M&TV vs. IMDB message boards?
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To a degree, the answer to this can be 'competition'. IMDB and StackExchange are completely different sites run by different businesses - there is no reason why a rationale is needed at all. Even if ...

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SciFi/Movies overlap
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Recent advice to moderators from StackExchange is that there is inevitably going to be some overlap between the scope of sites - and that there was a growing tendency to try to gerrymander the scopes ...

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Questions about coronavirus & film/tv production?
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My interpretation of TV news, sports and current affairs being off topic, is that this means "TV news shows, sports shows and current affair shows" are off topic. I don't think that a ...

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What are the criteria for having a question tweeted by StackMovies?
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The bot is only meant to tweet "interesting" questions - based on some algorithm. I don't know the details of the algorithm, but I am aware that it does have a "score must be greater than zero" rule ...

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Is wikipedia a valid reference
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Wikipedia varies in the quality of its content, and each movie page will vary in the number of supporting references. However a reference to Wikipedia is better than no reference at all, and ...

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2018 Community Moderator Election Results
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Congratulations AJ .... well done. And commiserations to everyone else who took part. Thank you all for volunteering. There was a great field of candidates.

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Are legal questions on topic?
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As you can see from the copyright tag, there are a number of questions about that subject. It is important to note that you should not seek, and should not trust, legal advice here - this is a ...

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Are game shows on topic here?
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We don't get many questions about them, but yes, game/quiz shows are on topic here.

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Why is Meta so important to people?
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Its important because it is the place where decisions about how the site itself are made. It is the place where policy changes are made to the site. For example its where we decided whether the '...

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Should links to download sites be permitted?
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NO - such questions are not welcome here. The material (if genuine) is likely to be copyrighted. Downloading material from unknown and untrusted websites is a dangerous practice and should not be ...

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900 days in beta: Where do we stand?
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Well I'm pleased to echo Robert Cartaino's comment below that Movies.SE is slated for graduation. However please note that its uncertain when the actual process of starting a design will happen, as ...

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How should moderators respond to 'not an answer' flags?
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This is what voting is for! In the case of the 'judgement call' answers I am going to err on the side of the person writing the answer. If something is clearly not an answer - e.g. its a thank you ...

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How to link to movies? (IMDb is not free, Wikipedia is not completively)
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Why are we linking to outside sources in the first place? The reason is so that we can point people to additional resources and information about the movie, and this can include IMDB and Wikipedia or ...

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Will I lose my privileges?
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When a site graduates from beta, all the users privileges reset to the normal thresholds. In the example you give, yes you would lose 'trusted user'.

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Aren't we being too easy on [identify-this] questions?
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Personally I agree that we were perhaps too easy on Example 1. I'm not that familiar with Wayan's work (even Scary Movie), so it didn't strike me when I glanced at this that it was something that ...

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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The site has core cadre of 'die hard' members and, because of the popular subject material, attracts a lot of casual passing users. How would you use the role of moderator to encourage new users to ...

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Check in on Identification questions
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I think the difference in return rates of 17% vs 25% isn't particularly compelling but I completely agree with the argument that it takes a lot of the collective moderation of the site dealing with ...

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Questions on if or when a movie or show will be released
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From the Help Center, the following is shown as off topic: A title's release date or rumors about a specific title or series. So in my opinion, questions about if or when something will be ...

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Could we have a leaderboard saying who got the most reputation in a week on the main questions page? or even monthly? top 10 best reputation earners?
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We already do. If you go to the Users Page, the list is sorted by reputation. You can show it for: Week Month Quarter Year, or All time See the image below for what it looks like, it defaults to ...

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What are the formatting rules when naming films?
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There is no preferred formatting style for movie (or other) titles in the site. [I think linking to IMDB or Wikipedia is a nice feature for readers of your post, so I would encourage people to do ...

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Why does this site exist?
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Just because one person quotes heavily doesn't mean the site has no value, and I don't believe that plot-related should be discouraged. I'm sure there are some examples of results that have ...

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Can we check (see) who upvoted our question?
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No, you can not. That would undermine the ability to vote without fear of retribution ! I would hope that in cases where someone downvotes, they would leave a comment - but we can't insist on this.

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Do we have our own database?
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No, Stack Exchange is a Question and Answer site, we are not a database of movie information, e.g. IMDB or a Wiki of Movie and Actor information as Wikipedia is in many cases. In both cases the ...

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Non-english TV/Movies
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Yes they are on-topic, but the questions themselves have to be asked and answered in English. By 'justify' I think you mean 'will I get good answers about non-English language movies and TV'? By our ...

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We got a link in The Guardian! Rejoice ye mortals!
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Great .... well of course the Brits clearly have discernment and taste.

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Am I being upvoted for malicious reasons?
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I don't think that sounds malicious at all, +35 is not a great deal. These are recent posts voted upon. Its likely that the 3 +5's are the same person, but I see this too - someone likes a post, ...

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