iandotkelly
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Setting distinctions between TV series and books/source material: what's acceptable?
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There is a lot of good discussion here, and I have voted on the posts in the direction that reflects how I feel about these issues. On reflection my position has not changed a lot from the initial ...

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Spoilers In Question Title
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Spoilers in question titles should be avoided wherever possible. This is particularly important for movies that are currently in theaters / cinemas, or even early into their release cycle to other ...

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Do we need an identify-this-actor tag?
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We don't get many questions like that, and if I recall correctly they have been closed in the past by people that have a greater sensitivity for trivia than me. I don't see any reason why we wouldn't ...

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Do we want to join in the Winter Bash again?
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I certainly would want to do this again this year - it was a lot of fun.

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What is the policy (or how do you) make a post that shares something interesting but is not really a question?
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Unfortunately the main site is not a forum - it is (as you have seen) a Q&A system, so only caters to asking and answering questions. However ...we would welcome any discussion about movies and ...

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Clean up unhelpful "identify" question titles?
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I kind of agree with you (and have cleaned up the title of a few just now) - but I also have doubts about the long term usefulness of such questions anyway. That said if everyone makes the effort to ...

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Should MSO related questions allowed on this meta?
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Meta.Mmovies is one of the means by which users of M&TV can get support. Many users here may not even be aware of MSO. MSO is a strange site, acting as both general support for Stackoverflow but ...

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Can the mods see who is flagging?
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Moderators can see who is flagging a post. Close votes are not entirely anonymous either, when 5 votes are cast (or the first moderator vote), the users who voted to close the question are visible to ...

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Questions regarding TV commercials
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I don't see any particular reason why a question about the production, or analysis of a commercial would not be on topic. That said, I personally do not think you are going to get a lot of interest ...

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Are questions about "is x possible in real life" on topic?
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In my personal opinion I think questions like this are on the edge of being on-topic. It can be interesting and increase your appreciation or understanding of a movie to ask or research and answer ...

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Is the Movies and TV Stack Exchange site the best for asking about music videos?
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Music Video is a bit of a grey area, but if the question is primarily about the video - story, themes, acting, cast etc, then it would probably be on topic. If it is primarily about the music or the ...

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Error in Site Stats of this site
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People do not have to log in to the site (i.e. to become users) to view the site. Visitors per day probably uses various means to identify distinct visitors - ip addresses, user agents, maybe cookies (...

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Linking to copyrighted material on YouTube?
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Copyright as you are no-doubt aware is an enormously complex area - made worse by the interconnected nature of the web, issues of what comprises 'fair use' of copyrighted material. The clearest ...

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Edited Question/Answer. Is there an editing history on per-post basis?
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If you click on the link that says something like: edited 21 minutes ago Then this will take you to a page that will show you what the edits on your question or answer are. I should also point ...

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Should we use full names or last names in name tags?
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I think that it is good to use the full name to remove ambiguity. Yes there are some very well known directors that you could easily know from their last name: Spielberg, Hitchcock, Tarantino etc - ...

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Why the disparity in the Ocean's movies' tags?
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The movies appear to be most commonly titled as: Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's 8 The Ocean's 8 title is reflected in its Website Poster Wikipedia listing though it ...

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An extra user on the list of moderators
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This is an artifact of the status of his accounts being changed from employee to normal user since he recently left SE. For more information on this you can see this Meta-SE Question Its been noted ...

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Creation for the tag synonym 'Red Dog'?
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Tag's can be created by anyone with 300 reputation or more, you don't need to ask for a tag to be created. You can create a new tag by typing it into the tags field on the question form. You can ...

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Unexplained deletion of my edit
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It was rejected by 2 of the 3 reviewers, both giving the following reason: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to ...

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Is Glee on-topic?
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As long as the question relates to the on-topic guidelines there is no reason why a question about Glee would not be on-topic. There is nothing particular about Glee that makes it off-topic.

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New design colour scheme
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Coincidentally, I work in website accessibility - though I'm a product developer not an accessibility expert. The color contrast here (between #777 and #fff) is 4.48:1 This would not meet ...

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Improving off-topic descriptions - particularly 'distribution'
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My suggestion is to drop "Distribution" entirely from the off-topic list and to improve the descriptions about locating, purchasing or playing content. For good measure, I'm suggesting we also add ...

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Goodbye [plot-inconsistency], hello [movie-mistakes]!
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I can see your point to a degree - people might resort to movie-mistake, and ignore plot-explanation when they are asking a question about an inconsistency rather than a production error. However ...

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What is a low quality answer?
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Low quality means that an answer is unsalvageable ..... barely legible garbage to my understanding. You gain a disputed flag when another user with access to the moderation tools doesn't agree with ...

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Why was this flag not helpful/rejected?
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I've not had a chance to welcome you to the site - your contributions have been excellent and I'm very pleased to see you here! I'm going to refer you to my previous post on this kind of subject: ...

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Can we suggest where to find videos (that may or may not be copyrighted)
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I believe it is perfectly acceptable to link to YouTube videos or the like, i.e. a legal video sharing site, not a site which allows copyrighted material. YouTube has a published mechanism by which a ...

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Editing questions written with "local color"?
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There is no accepted precedence of one locale over another with respect to spelling - US, British or other English speaking countries. Intuitively it seemed pragmatic to me to accept the spelling the ...

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Difference: [cgi] vs. [special-effects] vs. [effects]?
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I agree with @ChristianRau that it is odd to have cgi as a synonym of production (along with animals? and budget). I've not really thought about this much but apparently Special Effects are carried ...

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Questions plagiarised from Quora
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We can't really discuss suspensions here but I would just say that if you can point me at posts plagiarized from any site like Quora - please let us know as we will delete them.

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Why am I not able to suggest edits for Meta.movies posts?
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As you can see from the Meta FAQ, you need 1000 reputation to edit someone's post. You cannot suggest edits on a site's meta.

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