Questions tagged [identification-questions]

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Would questions asking for scene that can illustrate a concept on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here? - Help Center, all identification questions or recommendation requests are off-topic. However I'm not sure if asking for a scene in a particular anime/manga is ...
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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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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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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 should we answer “identification-request” question?

With so many 1 line name of anime answer right now. We've previously voted that we need a set of guidelines There's also a meta discussion about cleaned up identification-request answer, but right ...
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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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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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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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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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Should [identification-request] questions be tagged with the series of origin once someone figures out what that is? [duplicate]

For example, the currently top-voted identification-request question is What manga is this image with a depressed girl from?. Should we tag that with watamote? The only other StackExchange site I'm ...
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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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Should we close identification requests if it turns out that the identified thing wasn't an anime/manga/etc?

In the question https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/8915/is-anyone-aware-of-this-movie, it turns out that the thing the OP was looking for was The Road to El Dorado, which is a DreamWorks film, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should we allow identification-request questions where the questioner already knows the answer?

This discussion is motivated by https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/11561/sad-anime-about-a-poor-boy-and-his-dog. Now, as we all know, Stack Exchange policy encourages self-answered questions. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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