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So it's about time we (finally) deprecated music ID-request questions

With a new year, comes a new start. Throughout the past year, we've been pondering about better distributions of our current policies and what to do with specific questions. In the back of our minds, ...
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Would questions asking for scene that can illustrate a concept on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here? - Help Center, all identification questions or recommendation requests are off-topic. However I'm not sure if asking for a scene in a particular anime/manga is ...
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Should we allow opinion based questions?

I think Anime SE is a really good community for Anime/Manga fans to discuss their opinions about animes or mangas and anything related to them. So I think we should allow opinion-based questions and ...
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Are questions relating to musical analysis of anime songs on-topic or not? (Part 2) [closed]

This is a follow-up to this question. Now I want to ask for some examples of Love Live OST songs that use the diminished viio chord, if they DO use the chord. Will THIS be on-topic, then? Because ...
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Are questions relating to musical analysis of anime songs on-topic or not?

About a week or two ago I realized that Love Live's school idol music NEVER uses the diminished chord out of the seven diatonic chords in a key. In major keys, the diatonic chords are: I / ii / ...
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Are Japanese culture questions derived from animes on-topic?

For example, In anime XYZ, W person behaved this way. Why did he do so, is this common in Japan? Is this kind of question on-topic?
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Are Korean dramas on-topic on this site?

I know what is anime and manga, but could I ask about Korean dramas here? Or maybe should I ask this topic on Movies & TV Stack Exchange instead?
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Policy revision: The appropriateness of boardly scope questions based on a contested theory

There exist a question asking about the most connected seiyuu by six degrees. As innocent of a question it may seem, but the foundations the question is based on is flawed and unreasonablely scoped. ...
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Are questions regarding cosplay or anime-related items still on-topic?

Just recently this question got closed. However, based on this answer, they're still on topic. In this meta discussion which outlined the accepted policy for dealing with image only id requests, ...
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Are we going to allow monetary appreciation questions for rare manga books and merchandise?

This question got posted: What are the value of these Trigun books? And I'd like to ask the site users: Do you think it's a good idea to allow these kinds of questions on our site? Or do you think we ...
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Can we ask question about AMV?

I want to ask a question about AMV. For example, "Does anyone know who made this AMV ? I cant find who's the author is"
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Should we create a death-note movie tag?

With the recent Death Note Netflix movie (and potential second movie coming), I was wondering, should we create a separate tag for it considering the plot diverges a lot from the original series? As ...
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Are "progress of specific anime dub" questions on-topic?

While browsing for unanswered questions, I stumbled upon Are there any dubbed episodes of naruto shippuden After episode 388? Or its like they have stopped dubbing episodes?. Since I browse unanswered ...
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Is the question below ontopic? [closed]

I am pretty sure this has been coming and going on the web for a while, but I could not find a list of all the girls/elements. Some are easy to know. Some not so much. The most obvious ones... H - ...
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Can questions about fanfics or comics based on official released Anime or Manga be made in anime SE? [duplicate]

I made a similar question about this before, but since I didnt get an answer, I'll try to explain differently this one. Can questions about fanfics or comics based on official released Anime or Manga ...
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Are questions that ask to identify anime-related items also off-topic?

Are questions that ask to identify anime-related items also off-topic? For example, a question like: I bought this figure on eBay. [photo] From which anime is it? I have seen quite a few of these ...
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Please blacklist the "identification-request" tag and lock all question with the aforementioned tag

Request: I would like to request the CMs blacklist the "identification-request" tag, close the remaining open questions tagged with it and apply an historical lock on all questions tagged with this ...
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Identification Request Cleanup: Phase 2 - Blacklisting

Continuing with our our cleanup of "identification request", as detailed in this proposal. Phase 2: Blacklisting (ongoing until June 6, 2016, note the length was shortened after receiving feedback ...
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What we'd like to do about those gosh darn "identification requests" questions

This discussion is now closed. Here's phase 1 of what we've decided to do about identification-requests (deprecating). Here's phase 2 (blacklisting). Here's phase 3 (delete and lock). TL;DR for ...
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Should we allow "From which episode is this image" questions?

Recently I came across this post, the author was asking from which episode a certain picture/screenshot was. I wrongly voted to close this as a duplicate of "Where is this picture from? How do I use ...
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Can I ask for anime suggestions here? [duplicate]

I am wondering if I can ask for anime series suggestions and recommendations, or would that be to broad?
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Do we want identification requests for pornography?

Yesterday, I closed a question (https://anime.stackexchange.com/q/24236/). It was an identification request for pornography, though that may not have been directly apparent from the question alone. ...
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What topics outside of anime and manga can I ask about?

The name of this site is Anime and Manga Stack Exchange, so questions about anime and manga are fine. But there are also all these things that are sort of connected to anime and manga in some way, and ...
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Do we still want to field questions on non-Japanese anime-inspired works?

Recently, we've had two questions on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra which garnered close votes: Is avatar Korra bisexual? and How can fans be used to augment earthbending?. The first ...
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Should we include anime and manga related travel/tourism questions in our scope?

In light of this question, which asks about the availablity of a real life location that was used as a setting for an anime. I'd like to ask if we should start including travel and location specific ...
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Is explicit content off topic or not? [duplicate]

I see there are posts on this meta regarding explicit content, and generally the answers say that it's allowed as long as there are no offending images or links to the material. However, while some ...
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Does A&M SE already have a rule about anime-style fiction? [duplicate]

I mean are they on-topic, off-topic or what? This meta question seems to suggest Avatar: The Last Airbender (A:TLA), The Legend of Korra (TLoK), RWBY, etc. are off-topic on this site. However, I ...
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What is our current stance on questions about peripheral anime topics?

Our previous stance on Vocaloids(quite old): Are questions about VOCALOID allowed? I ask this as the What is the background story of Hatsune Miku? question was re-opened by a moderator claiming that ...
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Hey! Let's talk about those image id-request we all know and love so much

We've talked about this for a while, but we've never done anything about it... so let's do this now. Let's talk about what we should do with image id-requests that can be easily found via reverse ...
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Do we want existential questions and how should we tag them?

There are two recent questions (one and two) that ask for the existence of an anime (or manga) that satisfies certain conditions. They are not list questions; rather, they are clear, and probably also ...
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Are identification-request questions looking for AMV on-topic?

Currently, there are 3 identification-request for amv questions on our site: Video Identification - Boy, Girl Two Pianos (Jun 3 '13) https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/19247/looking-for-an-amv ...
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Questions about people in the industry?

Are questions about VA's, producers, studios, etc. allowed on the main site? While not about the actual subject material they are an integral part of the topic. If there is no precedent for this, ...
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Should we allow a question that asks for list of references throughout a series?

An example would be this question: What are the original memes mentioned in Steins;Gate? I think it would be nice to have a collaborative effort to answer such a question. The scope is 24 episodes, ...
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Is Anime recommendation allowed? [duplicate]

Is asking for Anime recommendation really allowed in beta? I saw some questions about this on beta but its getting down voted so I just want to make sure.
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Asking for light novel or manga acceptable?

Is asking for link or DL links of light novel or manga acceptable?
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Is it feasible to keep "identification-request" questions going as they are now?

Let's start fresh Let us take a moment and start a fresh conversation about the value of identification-request questions to our community. Let's start with a fresh, clean slate with identification-...
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Should we allow identification-request questions where the questioner already knows the answer?

This discussion is motivated by https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/11561/sad-anime-about-a-poor-boy-and-his-dog. Now, as we all know, Stack Exchange policy encourages self-answered questions. ...
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Is this type of question allowed?

I recently asked a question on pets.stackexchange.com today and it was put on hold as off-topic. The question is here. If it were to be migrated to anime.stackexchange.com, would it be acceptable as ...
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Are ID Requests on Doujins ontopic [duplicate]

I am wondering, assuming the minimum stanard of quality was met, would a question asking to ID a Doujin be on topic? here is an example one: I am looking for a Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Doujin i ...
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Do we want questions about conventions?

I've been examining some tags and saw that in the conventions tag, we have exactly 3 questions, all of them are closed (2 as off-topic, one as too broad). Now the questions themselves weren't that ...
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Are questions about crunchyroll on topic?

Are questions about crunchyroll (and other popular anime-focused software) on topic here? I figured the users most likely to be able to answer a question about crunchyroll would be here, but there is ...
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Should we enforce hard guidelines for [identification-request] questions or dissallow them all together?

Lately I feel that the quality of identification-request questions has waned significantly. These most of these tip-of-my-tongue are without audio-visual artifacts, and rely solely on the asker's ...
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Is RWBY on-topic?

We just got a question on rwby (cf. Wikipedia). Is RWBY on-topic? Relevant facts: RWBY is not anime, because it is not Japanese. RWBY is (or claims to be?) inspired by and/or patterned after anime. ...
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2014 Edition: How should we treat questions regarding future unannounced events?

Quite awhile ago, I asked the question https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/3372/will-there-be-a-continuation-of-sword-art-online and recently the answer to this question came available and was ...
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What kind of policy should we adopt for current and future "identification-request" questions with no audiovisual artefacts?

Lately the quality of some identification-request questions. with no sort of audio-visual artefacts (e.g. an image, video, or sound clip), have been very lacking in quality. I believe it's time we ...
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How should we handle potentially NSFW content from questions and answers? [duplicate]

In light of certain questions asking about content that may potentially violate the site's content policy on sexually explicit content (aural, written, and visual), should we impose a policy or ...
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Is the tag wiki for [merchandise] correct?

The tag wiki excerpt for merchandise currently reads as follows: For questions about anime/manga merchandise. Note that shopping questions (e.g. "Where can I buy this?") are not allowed. Is the ...
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Is it ever acceptable to ask about whether an anime event is realistic or plausible?

We've recently had a question asking whether a certain technological explanation in a manga is valid. This currently has 2 close votes (one mine, though I was somewhat on the fence). The reason left ...
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Are questions about what happened to/in/about specific anime/manga sites or communities considered on-topic?

Recently there was this question asking about now defunct "thesubwire.com" site the aggregates manga, anime, and light novel updates, but it has since closed down for reasons unknown. Are questions ...
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Where can I find a list of meta posts on what types of questions are not a good fit for this site?

In order to give new and novice users a more readily available for what questions we don't like to see, I'd like to propose compiling a list of what types of questions are not a good fit for our site, ...