As can be seen from our previous meta, there is a clear community concensus that image id-requests don't have a place on our site.
As such, we will begin phasing out these questions. The first thing to do (for the moderators) is update the rules to reflect this change. This will start to happen a small while after this post.
Effects of this change:
This closure will affect any tagged identification-questions that are solely based on a single image with no additional sources of information.
Note that these execeptions will need to comply with general identification standards of providing additional information - such as venue, place of purchase, markings, et cetera.
As users, we would like your assistance in cleaning up the existing posts as there are a lot of posts to go through. Please close any appropriate posts as "Too little detail" and they will be added to the review queue. This closure reason will be edited to reflect our new stance.
Because there are so many of these questions, this is potentially a good time to score some nice review-based badges ;)
For new questions / confused users, please direct them towards the original meta post to show them that these questions are no longer allowed.
Finally, we realise identification-requests as a whole are a large elephant in the room - we will revisit the overarching issue after resolving these instances and seeing how they affect the overall quality and also the community's opinion.
Keep up the good work everyone,