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Congratulations, Anime & Manga is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Anime & Manga has already met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites, and today joins in the new design-...
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What should our policy be regarding spoilers?

Considering the topic of our site, I think it's important that we discuss the issue of spoilers early so it doesn't become an issue later. With that in mind, things we need to address: When should ...
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You want recommendations? Here's a list of them

This is the special meta post where we post our recommendations. It's not for asking, just for posting whatever you feel like others would be interested in watching/reading/playing/hearing. Also, ...
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The Many Memes of Anime.SE and its Merry Fellows

In the style of The Memes of Arqade and its Chat which is... In the style of The Many Memes of Meta Memes, memes, memes - where would the internet be without them? Much like a disease, they infest ...
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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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Congratulations! Your site design is now live!

As you may have already noticed, our new design is live! ✧*。٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✧* Thanks for all the input over the years, and particularly in the most recent Meta posts around this (here and here). As was ...
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What criteria should we use for QCing for ALL "identification-request" questions?

We've previously voted that we need a set of guidelines to quality control (QC) identification-request questions that will be added to our help center. These guidelines will be applied to ALL (new and ...
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Where in the world are the cool user people of Anime & Manga SE?

Ever wondered how much of the world our community covers? Well, now you don't have to wonder any more with our Cool New Map™! Anyone from the A&M community that's added their own label will show ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Anime & Manga's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be installed (or re-installed as the case may be) as ...
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Image-only Id-request cleanup

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 ...
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Anime.SE Spotlight! Pick questions and answers to be noticed by Senpai!

As proposed in this meta, let's call out the very best question and answers on our site to be noticed by Senpai. No matter how new or no matter how old. As long as they haven't been closed or are ...
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SOS! The Great Anime.SE Mascot Idol Search!

For the inevitable launch of our site community we need to come up with a mascot design to help us promote ourselves. To the community, I'd like to ask you to share your ideas on what kind of mascot ...
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Let's take a look back at our site policies (2015 Edition)

As moderator election are coming to an end, I would like to invite members of the community to take some time to review all the policies we've made in the past and see if they are still relevant, but ...
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What is the status of list questions on this site?

In the first brainstorming session, we've discussed the status of "list" questions on Anime and Manga. What are list questions? Any question which asks for a list of items as the answer. Some ...
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A new user's guide to our site and what's wrong with their "identification-request"

Welcome to the Anime and Manga Stack Exchange, being new to our site, you probably haven't spent the time to go over how our site works on our Tour page. I'd like to ask you to go over it briefly ...
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Gathering ideas for the site design — 2019 edition!

In late 2017 we were asked if a design for this site was being worked on or not, and at the time the design team was stretched pretty thin, to the point where I wasn't able to provide this community ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Anime & Manga's 3rd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Anime.SE is turning 10 this Fall. We'd like to spotlight our community for getting us here

It's been a long road, getting from though beta to here. It's been a long time, through the good and the bad. Our time is finally here. It's been 10 years. Let's take a look back at all we've been ...
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Hey! Listen! Let's have a talk about our site design! (The Idea Gathering 2015 Edition)

Time flies while we're having fun, did you know? We almost two and a half years old. We had a discussion in late 2013 on the topic, but I think now is a good time for us to ponder again about our ...
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Let's talk about the place of ID requests on our site

So you probably know about those Identification Request type of questions, most probably from them swamping the front page pretty often. Let's talk about where they are now and where they may better ...
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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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Downvoting new users whose questions don't meet our criteria

We've had a few questions recently by new users which were well-formed questions that just weren't good matches for our main site. That's understandable, since the askers are often not familiar with ...
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(inter)National A&M Cookie day!

Hereby I declare the 26th of August A&M Cookie day! As some of you may have noticed in the chat lately, I have been looking into to how to provide the cookies I promised during the election. And ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Should we allow recommendation questions?

People might want to ask about anime / manga which are similar in style / story to the one they just watched or liked. Should they be closed as "not constructive", since they are by-nature were ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Is discussing Hentai allowed? [duplicate]

I just had to ask but are discussions on hentai topics allowed here? It is something that people might end up doing here, so I just wanted someone to clear the air.
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How can I streamline images and screenshots I embed into my post?

Uploading 1MB images or even 300KB images in a question or answer is often unnecessary/overkill and slows down page loads significantly especially when viewing on a mobile connection. Similarly, ...
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Let's make some games!

We (me and a vague but definitely real group of users) in the Maid Café would like to make some games. If you are interested, ping me in chat or post/comment here. There are no limitations, but ...
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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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April 2015 bounties for tags: sports anime, 2005-present

The rules If you create a tag for a sports anime (see the list below) that aired in 2005 or later, I will award you a 50-reputation bounty 100-reputation bounty (With help from Madara Uchiha), ...
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A certain multivariate experiment: Testing changes to series tags based on story continuity

The meta is written in order to better explain the intent behind the changes to site tags in regards to series continuity as noted in this meta. This experiment is being done in an attempt to access ...
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What should our site design look like?

Keeping with the little note about "The Seven Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta", I thought I'd open the discussion about the graphical interface of our lovely anime/manga site! As our site ...
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A&M Gift Exchange: Show off your gifts!

Hello Anime & Manga elves! Now that you've put all that hard work into preparing your gift, it's about time to start unwrapping your own one! Don't worry if your gift hasn't arrived yet, ...
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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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We need to do something about the new users behind identification-request questions

Sometimes, we have users who, for one reason or another abuse their privilege for asking identification-request (id-req). While this seems to be an isolated cased by a short-tempered individual ...
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A&M EU Meetup Report!

Just last weekend Animecon was held in the World Forum - the same venue that has previously hosted such events as the EuroVision Song Contest. As we previously organised, a couple of our EU ...
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Are questions about animations or comics inspired by Japanese culture or styles considered on-topic?

Examples include Avatar, Korra and, to some extent, Samurai Jack. They're all widely popular American cartoons, sometimes even referred to as Amerime. Are questions about these series on-topic?
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Nobody likes fillers

Let's get rid of fillers tag? It's not like there are "anime filler specialists" going around answering those.
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Fourth off-topic close reason implemented

As per Do we need a fourth off-topic reason for identification requests that contain too little detail?, a fourth off-topic close reason has been implemented. It reads This identification request ...
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Why is this site so unwelcoming to new members?

As a new user to anime.stackexchange (and StackExchange in general) here is some feedback. I can't tag one of my most recent questions as "07-ghost" because I don't have 150 reputation... I can't ...
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Can we get some more definitive numbers on identification-request stats?

Identification requests are a constant cause for concern in our community. Some say we should ban then altogether, some argue that we should just be more rigid in enforcing a set of guidelines, some ...
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Should we allow use of the term "trap" and other potentially offensive but common terminology?

Recently, we had a main-site post, Who was the first "trap" character. This post generated a lot of controversy for the use of the term "trap" to describe cross-dressing characters, amassing 3 ...
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Are we really ready for graduation?

It's been announced that this site will graduate. That's great news and it's a testament to the hard work that our community has put into maintaining quality content, especially given how this site ...
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Identification Request Cleanup: Phase 1 - Deprecation

I'm here to announce the first phase of the our clean up of "identification request", as detailed in this proposal. Seeing that there have not been any noteworthy counter proposals, we're looking to ...
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How do I write a good tag wiki?

I would like to bring on a question about the quality of tag wikis. What is a tag wiki? A tag wiki should briefly tell us some basic information about the subject of the tag. First of all, just an ...
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Happy Holidays, Anime & Manga SE Community!

Yet another year has passed, and the season of festivity is once again upon us. This year around a lot has happened in our community once again, and as a community, we should celebrate the good. One ...
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March 2015 bounties for tags: Studio Ghibli anime

The rules If you create a tag for a Studio Ghibli anime (see the list below) by asking a question with that tag, I will award you a 50-reputation bounty, provided that: The question is posted during ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Anime & Manga's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Come one, come all to the SECOND Annual Anime.SE Holiday Gift Exchange!

As some of you are aware, we did a gift exchange event amongst the community last years, in part to foster better relationships with users and in part to celebrate the holidays. This year, we're ...
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