Please note that as of May 8, 2016, ALL identification-request questions are now off-topic.
However, such question are still welcome in our main chat for users with with at least 20 rep (globally on StackExchange).
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The answer to that is that we can't. From the stats provided by JNat, we see that a overwhelming number of new users don't bother going though the tour page to see what our site is about. Instead, they treat us as if we're just any other web forum and do as they post what they want expecting the work to be done by the time they return. While we can't force ...
If you posted a description request, try the following to get better answers and more upvotes!
These primary details will help us most; try to give at least one of:
A complete description of one significant character: Hair color, eye color, skin tone, clothes, etc.
A complete description of one significant location: Type of location (farm, house, etc.), ...
We don't want to encourage people answering them, but at the same time we can some times empathize with their desire to find that thing they watched back then. Most of the time these questions are asked lazily. But on the rare occasion that the one asking actually put effort in provding, we don't want to have it go to waste, so we throw a bone to them as a ...
Generally speaking, if there's targeted voting between profiles, a first offense only gets your votes between those profiles invalidated and a warning. If it persists after that, then suspensions are in order.
Another case that usually incurs in suspension — though this one happens at a first offense — is the case of sockpuppet voting fraud. You can read ...
If you posted an image or video clip request, try the following to get better answers and more upvotes!
First, try a simple Reverse Image Search and let us know if that didn't work!
If that didn't work, try to edit your question to include some of the following:
The image, video, GIF, etc. that you are asking about (duh!)
How you found this image: link us ...
1) Image or video identification
Name of character/series
Official image of the character/series (preferably not fanart image)
A short description of the character/series, and why it is this character/series
In case the question asks to identify a character, consider linking to wiki or any anime database site (e.g. MAL or Anime-Planet)
In case the question ...
As of 08/02/2016, Image-only Identification requests are off-topic.
If you wish to identify an image, please check out how to Reverse Image Search.
Alternatively, if you have enough reputation you may ask in our chat room.
There are several other websites that may assist you in your search, but because of consistently low-quality issues, we have elected ...
This is more of a question than a yes/no:
At least 3 wrong titles and 1 search query.
How will this deal with low users with really dumb questions like
It's an anime about super powers
It's not Dragonball, One Piece, Naruto
I tried Google "anime super power"
or even worse:
An anime about girls having fun
it's not naruto, pokemon, digimon
When I first read the post, I was opposed to this, but as I thought about it more, it started to make sense to me. I still think banning id requests is the best way to go. I've never actually seen a "good" id request. The "best" ones are minimally acceptable questions. I can only imagine we still have them around out of a spirit of ...
As I see it, we gotta compile a shortlist of bullet list items that would fit in one or very few lines in the side widget. We're dealing with lazy people here, so the longer each point, the more chance of tl;dr and we don't want that. In addition to the basic description, add a (?) button that shows a list of examples. Consider (the text within parentheses) ...
It looks like a great idea as it will improve the quality of the ID-request which is a great debate. What's more, the thing about SE is showing that you actually took the time of searching, thinking. A question in SE should not be something that people "throw on our face" by thinking "we will do the work for them". Therefore, forcing to show a minimal effort ...
If possible, do a reverse image search
Copy template, fill in details, tag identification-request
If you're already -4 votes before you got here...
delete your question and ask again using the template below
Note: if you can't delete it due not not being registered, leave a comment and if we see it, we'll ...