Questions tagged [identification-questions]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...