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Questions tagged [identification-questions]

For discussion of the [identification-request] tag and questions with that tag.

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Regarding answering identification requests in comments

For identification requests, are we allowed to give an answer in the comments? I'm just confused since while the site bans these questions, I sometimes see comments giving out the answers anyway. ...
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What identification requests are acceptable here? Otherwise, where else can I possibly get helped with it?

I have a fragment of something anime/manga-related, but I don't know what it is, and I want to know. However, it seems this site doesn't accept some (all?) kinds of identification request. What can ...
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I'm watching an anime and don't recognise one of the characters. Can I ask who he is?

I'm aware that this site no longer accepts anime ID questions, but I'm also aware that there are exceptions: merchandise items, for example, or songs. I have a question that's sort of an ID question, ...
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Does Vocaloid count to our Music Identification Exception?

After Identification Requests were removed we kept Music Identifications under the prevision that the asker knew the series it came from. A recent question (while an answer to this Meta wouldn't make ...
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Change the ID request close plaque text to include a link to a meta post for self-help and tips

Right now (and this has been going on for a very long time) the text says this: Identification questions are off-topic, because they tend to attract low-quality and low-effort posts. The community ...
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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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Should we migrate SciFi-related identification request to SciFi.SE?

Some people on SciFi.SE seem willing to accept identification request and is asking on their meta if the community wants. As for now, we don't have the option to properly migrate them. Should we ...
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Let's change the ID request close reason plaque to redirect askers to other sites

Right now the text of it is this: Identification questions are off-topic, because they tend to attract low-quality and low-effort posts. The community has decided to no longer support these ...
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Are identifying fan-made works on-topic if they are from a known series?

Years ago I asked this question on meta if ID requests on doujins were on-topic. The implied answer from the comment was that they were if the question was written well enough. After that, we ...
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Do we want to delete all historical IDs so that maybe we'd get less IDs from new users?

This is a second time I'm asking this question. Previously I asked it 9 months ago, but with how much time passed and the public opinion has had enough time to change, I thought I'd give it another go....
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A different type of ID Request?

While browsing the internet I saw an advertisement for anime merchandise. I saw a character (monster rather) in the ad that looked quite cool. So I drew it out real quick. (I don't have the original ...
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How to do an identification request for custom art

I want to identify characters from a piece of physical art I purchased. By taking a photo of it, Google Image search correctly identifies is a Totoro bus stop parody, but I cannot find it on this ...
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Proposal: retag all extant [identification-request] questions to use the tag of the series that was identified

A couple months ago, it was brought up that we should really figure out what to do about the outstanding [identification-request] questions. The immediate impetus for this was probably the realization ...
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Should we delete the remaining ID questions to possibly reduce the number of still incoming ID posts?

Apparently we still rank pretty high on "identify anime" search engine query, and it's supposedly because we still have around 400 of them, which makes them the 3rd most popular tag, and that means it ...
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Remove [identification-request] from front page when not logged in

So as i was waiting for Windows to Update i was messing around on the main page while i was logged and look what i saw i get the feeling new users see identification-request and think we still use ...
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Why are “identification-request” questions not allowed on this site?

What is the purpose of this website? I can't exactly think of a specific purpose. Are we trying to spread the anime and manga industry or something or just answering question related to it? As Shown ...
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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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Identification Request Cleanup: Phase 3 (Final) — Delete & Lock

Phase 3: Delete and Lock Continuing with our our cleanup of "identification request", as detailed in this proposal. I would ask the CMs to do the following as the final part of our three-phase ...
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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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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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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). The topic ...
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Should we really answer ID Requests which don't meet the minimum guidelines

So i have been noticing some users posting answers to questions which clearly do not meet out Minimum Guidelines for Identification Requests eg. Girl with face paint or tattoos. With a wolf Anime ...
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Did Someone already proposed compiling Answered ID requests in a meta post?

I was just wondering, there is not much use in already answered ID requests and even unanswered ones. Once they are answered they are just left behind. ID requests is one of the most rapidly ...
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Change the identification request prompt

The current prompt given when identification requests are asked is: Please read our guidelines for identification request questions to make sure you've included sufficient detail. If you're ...
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ID requests: Raising the bar − Proposition to require a list of wrong titles

Proposition Let's upgrade the minimal requirements of an ID request to add a list of at least 3 wrong titles and 1 search query. Without this list, the post would be closed for not showing enough ...
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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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Should identification answers be strictly minimal?

It appears there's some pressure on users to avoid tips and background information on how they identified an anime within their answer. I think this stems from earlier answers that berated question ...
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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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How to improve hit rate to suggestions on picture identification questions?

I've tried editing the question Where is this picture from? How do I use Reverse Image Search to find the source of an anime/manga image? to try and get better hits on it by editing the title. However,...
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Let's help id-request users help themselves with a floating checklist guide for request details!

A certain Hakase-type Tomato had a good idea of a floating checklist for identification request questions. I believe that this is a good idea, as many of the new users who use this site for id-...
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Should we be closing image-only id requests differently?

Most of the time I see image-only id-requests be closed as duplicate of the reverse search question. However, reviewers need to (should) be verifying themselves that it is in fact a duplicate. I feel ...
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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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identification-request prompt rework

Our current prompt for when you ask a question with the tag identification-request is this: Seeing as we don't allow image-only id-requests (see here), maybe we should make it more clear that they ...
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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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Where else can I go for identification help?

I seem to be getting booted off the site for asking identification request- type questions. This is problematic as I need these cels identified for my job. Please help me!
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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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Can we blacklist the phrase “When I was” when asked on an identification request?

We see them a lot. "I saw it when I was a kid", "I saw it when I was 10", these vague descriptions say a lot, and tell nothing. A very primitive search ([tag:identification-request] "when i was") ...
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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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Is answering in Question's comment an encouraged behavior?

I saw some, if not many, in (what seems like) unanswered question from identification-request tag, where someone replied with a title that they saw fit the asker's description. Some of it ended with ...
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Is there any worth in keeping questions closed as duplicate to the Reverse Image Search post?

The recent consensus is to close all trivially reverse searchable image identification request questions as duplicate of this question. However, since the question closed as duplicate can't be viewed ...
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What should be done about image search requests that may not be trivially resolvable to a fraction of users?

When I was looking at this question, I noticed some votes to close it as per the consensus reached here. I didn't have SafeSearch turned on, but in any case, I failed to get any useful results from ...
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How long should we wait before voting to close?

identification-question has always been main attraction of pain and discussion. So to handle them properly Fourth off-topic close reason has been implemented. This is helping. But the time for closing ...
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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 shouldn't use [identification-request] on questions that aren't really identification requests

Eric's post a few days ago about identification requests contains a problematic paragraph: First, let it be clear that I am talking about identifying an anime or manga from one or more images. Some ...
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What should become of image-only identification requests? [duplicate]

We are currently working on assuring that the image-identification policies on this site are addressing the site's best interests. They are a big deal for this site, considering that not only does ...
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Should we allow answers to identification requests to list a bunch of titles?

So far, most of the answers to identification requests contain a single title, which is good, because users can upvote/downvote based on the correlation between the single series suggested in the ...
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An arsenal of tools and know-hows for tackling identification request questions

“Awesome! Those unknown materials are waiting for me! I'll have to get my gadgets out then.” — Nitori Kawashiro. Step 1: Read the community wiki below. Step 2: Share your tools and know-hows that ...
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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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Why some image search questions are upvoted?

Image identification-request is one of the most useful features of Anime and Manga StackExchange, when you are getting at the end of "Google-Image-Search". Here an example. But sometimes I see ...