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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What should we do with identification questions that ask for multiple series?

What should be done with questions like this one (I recall another but can't find it, it may have been deleted) where the OP requests identification of multiple series? It's possible the OP (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Id requests and their generic titles

I apologise in advance for formatting and orthography errors that may appear here, as I am currently on mobile. Just right now I saw a identification-request with the awesome title of: "Looking for ...
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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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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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Should we close Image-only Identification requests? [duplicate]

Since introducing the guidelines for ID requests, I feel that the quality of 'memory'-based requests have gone up somewhat. However, there are still a lot of requests that are image-only, such as ...
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Are identification questions containing reverse-image-search-amenable images good questions?

Sometimes we get questions that contain an image and ask "what is this image from?", where it turns out that performing a reverse image search on the image returns English-language results identifying ...
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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....