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Improve question quality by informing users of reverse image search sites

Over at Anime & Manga, a lot of users come with images of anime fan art, cosplays, gifs, etc and ask who the character is, or which show they are from. The only problem with these questions is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do identification-request questions attract users that don't contribute to the site?

Krazer's post from July 2014 about identification requests asked the following question: Do [identification-request questions] attract so-called "help vampires" that plague much of the ...
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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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What *exactly* does [identification-request] cover?

We have the identification-request tag, clearly for identification requests. Questions which ask for help in identifying an anime, manga, or character by description, specific elements (like a ...
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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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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 looking ...
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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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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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Is song identification the new show identification (and does it have the same problem)?

Maybe there's just some confirmation or recency bias going on, but it feels to me that in recent months there's been a large upsurge in questions of the form "What is the song playing in Episode X of ...
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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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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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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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Do we need a fourth off-topic reason for identification requests that contain too little detail?

We currently have three off-topic reasons: Requests for illegal materials Reading recommendations Unannounced future events I feel that all three are reasonably used today, and I've noticed another ...
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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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Should we add a series tag to identification questions that have accepted answers?

Should we add the name of the identified series to the list of tags for identifications questions with accepted answers? Would it have any significant impact on SEO?
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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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What should we do about “dangling” id requests?

Recently, I've noticed that lots of id requests are getting resolved without any real answers posted. Either someone's stab in the dark comment turns out to be right, or the OP puts in a little more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should there be a guide to answer identification request?

we have a guidelines for Identification Requests. So I thought it's better if we have same guidelines for answering those question, since there are many user who only answer it with so little ...
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What's the proper course of action for low quality identification requests?

Generally, we like for text-based identification-request questions to contain as much information as possible. Things like names of characters, major plot points, and genre/atmosphere are very ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should there be a guideline for naming Identification requests?

Lately if been skimming around the questions tagged identification-request to see if I could manage to answer some. And noticed that allot of questions either put a whole question in there like What ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Should the “anime-identification” tag be modified so that it applies to manga as well?

There's an anime-identification tag but no corresponding one for identifying manga. It does seem, to me at least, that manga identification requests are significantly rarer than ones for anime, but I ...
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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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How should identification requests be voted?

Usually a question is voted according to it's content. A well posed or interesting question will receive lots of up-votes to give it some spotlight for possible interested readers to read. Now how ...
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Should we mark identification requests that turn out to look for the same thing as duplicates?

Suppose that question X and question Y are both identification-request questions, and suppose that it turns out that in both cases, the thing to be identified was anime Z. Should question X be marked ...
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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 ...