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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 is the status of list questions on this site?

In the first brainstorming session, we've discussed the status of "list" questions on Anime and Manga. What are list questions? Any question which asks for a list of items as the answer. Some ...
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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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What do we do with questions about future events/releases?

What should we do with questions regrading future events or releases? This question for instance: https://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/37/will-bleach-air-again cannot be seriously answered, ...
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Should we expand our scope?

The way I see it, we need to expand our scope a little bit, to be able to accept questions from a far wider audience. Very few people only watch anime/read manga. Most of them watch other series and ...
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What should our policy be regarding spoilers?

Considering the topic of our site, I think it's important that we discuss the issue of spoilers early so it doesn't become an issue later. With that in mind, things we need to address: When should ...
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Should we allow recommendation questions?

People might want to ask about anime / manga which are similar in style / story to the one they just watched or liked. Should they be closed as "not constructive", since they are by-nature were ...
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How do we deal with copyrighted material on our site?

What do we do about questions or answers which contain questionably copyrighted material? This includes: Embedded scanlation images YouTube links to episodes or parts of them Links to fansub groups
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You want recommendations? Here's a list of them

This is the special meta post where we post our recommendations. It's not for asking, just for posting whatever you feel like others would be interested in watching/reading/playing/hearing. Also, ...
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How can I tell if a site is Legal?

How can I tell if a site which is linked to/mentioned in a question and/or answer is a legal site?
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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 should our “unofficial” community name and logo or mascot be?

Since we are looking to expand our social circles I think we should have a name for our unofficial SE community. We can change it later on down the like, but I think we should have something that ...
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Let's take a look back at our site policies (2015 Edition)

As moderator election are coming to an end, I would like to invite members of the community to take some time to review all the policies we've made in the past and see if they are still relevant, but ...
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What topics outside of anime and manga can I ask about?

The name of this site is Anime and Manga Stack Exchange, so questions about anime and manga are fine. But there are also all these things that are sort of connected to anime and manga in some way, and ...
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Policy Review: Image-only id requests

It's that time again, let's look at another aspect of the site that you picked for review. Our continuity tagging experiment is still underway, but this is an item I've wanted to review for a while. ...
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Anime.SE's Event Calendar

The purpose of this Meta post is to list all the events that we, the Anime.SE Community run throughout. -----------------------------------<Suggested Template>-----------------------------------...
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How should we deal with out-of-universe list questions in general?

The problem we are having with questions such as this one is that the scope can be too broad at times and be ambiguous or hard to completely answer. How should we deal with these types of questions?
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Are questions about how to make anime and manga off-topic?

I spotted this question — What software is used for making anime? — and would love to answer it, but I'm not convinced it's gelling with the other questions asked so far. Moreover, I know there's a ...
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How should we deal with questions asking for where to buy, watch, anime or manga media or such related merchandise?

In light of this question, I'd like to ask what the community feels about questions similar to the aforementioned, ones related to where to buy, stream, anime or manga media or such related ...
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How is anime defined?

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but how do we define anime here in anime.SE? Is it the distinctive art style? Being an animated production originating from Japan? A bit of both? For ...
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What should our site design look like?

Keeping with the little note about "The Seven Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta", I thought I'd open the discussion about the graphical interface of our lovely anime/manga site! As our site ...
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Are we really ready for graduation?

It's been announced that this site will graduate. That's great news and it's a testament to the hard work that our community has put into maintaining quality content, especially given how this site ...
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Are question that are slightly hypothetical, but with potentially great answers dissallowed?

I was reading what type of questions are allowed and it said clearly: you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?” are not really allowed/encouraged. However, I ...
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What is our current stance on questions about peripheral anime topics?

Our previous stance on Vocaloids(quite old): Are questions about VOCALOID allowed? I ask this as the What is the background story of Hatsune Miku? question was re-opened by a moderator claiming that ...
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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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Is discussing Hentai allowed? [duplicate]

I just had to ask but are discussions on hentai topics allowed here? It is something that people might end up doing here, so I just wanted someone to clear the air.
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Should anime / manga names / tags be in English (international title) or romanized Japanese?

Many people only know a franchise by its English name, but some don't even have an official English name / title. What should be our policy on that? I'd personally prefer the romanized Japanese and a ...
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Policy Review: Tagging - separate continuities

As part of solidifying & simplifying our rules, let's look at tagging next. The fact that our tagging is confusing has been brought up a few times in the past, and our current approach to ...
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Do we still like questions asking for lists of anime/manga/etc.?

It seems to me that every time someone comes to our site wanting to ask for a list of anime, we get into arguments as to whether or not it's acceptable for our site. This rarely happens with any other ...
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Should questions about doujinshi be allowed?

Doujinshi are self-published Japanese works such as magazines, novels, and manga. From the description on the Wikipedia page, some of them seem to be akin to visual fan-fiction, though not all. ...
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The Many Memes of Anime.SE and its Merry Fellows

In the style of The Memes of Arqade and its Chat which is... In the style of The Many Memes of Meta Memes, memes, memes - where would the internet be without them? Much like a disease, ...
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SOS! The Great Anime.SE Mascot Idol Search!

For the inevitable launch of our site community we need to come up with a mascot design to help us promote ourselves. To the community, I'd like to ask you to share your ideas on what kind of mascot ...
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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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Policy Clarification: Explicit & Borderline Content

In order to make the site continue to run successfully, it's important all reviewers know the correct way to approach posts. As part of this, we had a policy review to see which were the policies that ...
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Are live-action series based on anime/manga/light novels on topic here?

Several anime series have been made into live action series in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and elsewhere. Are these on topic for here? Examples include: For You In Full Blossom (aka Hana Kimi) -- TW, JP, ...
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Come one, come all to the SECOND Annual Anime.SE Holiday Gift Exchange!

As some of you are aware, we did a gift exchange event amongst the community last years, in part to foster better relationships with users and in part to celebrate the holidays. This year, we're ...
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Can you ask questions even if the answer is easily found elsewhere?

I brought this up on JLU a while ago too. I have some potential questions that I could easily find on other sites just by Googling. For example, the chronological order of a bunch of series/movies in ...
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How do we want to name series tags?

There seem to be some questions posted with the English name of the series, and some series which have the Japanese romanization. For consistency's sake, we should decide when to use English and when ...
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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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Should questions that are unanswerable until later (unaired) episodes/chapters be allowed?

Should we allow questions of the type: Currently airing show or manga. The question is unanswerable as of all the released episodes/chapters. The question is likely to be revealed later on. Because ...
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Where should we draw the line with “culture” questions?

Lately we've been getting some culture questions such as this one, concerning bar reservation from something a user read from the Bartender manga. I think this is a bit off topic and may be better ...
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Should multiple continuities have individual tags? [duplicate]

Some anime and manga series have multiple continuities, such as Fullmetal Alchemist (the manga and Brotherhood follow the same story while the original was only partly based on the manga) and ...
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Should we have separate tags for the Dragon Ball series?

It was pointed out in comments at Rename tag "Naruto" to "Naruto-Shippuuden" that we have separate tags for dragonball-z and dragonball-gt, and we'll probably end up with a ...
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Let's start the first ever Anime & Manga SE community gift exchange!

With the holidays coming up, tis the season to be jolly. Regardless of your race, religion , creed, or otaku power level, we're all gathered here by our interest in anime and/or manga! Why not ...
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Fixing tag hyphenation issues shouldn't be so hard

We've had a lot of very minor tagging issues where a tag is improperly named by just a hyphen. Here's a partial list of them. I'm sure I've forgotten some, but these should be enough to demonstrate ...
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Anime & Manga Site Design

Some quick notes based on the feedback provided here and in chat: On the original feedback gathering post Catija left a really relevant link that I failed to put in a more conspicuous location, which ...
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What should be our custom off-topic close reasons?

Now that custom close reasons are live, I think we should take time to discuss how to customize our off-topic close reasons. Here's what Meta.SO did: Which means, we'll use this to call out ...
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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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