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Our sister site Movies & TV has decided to ban ID questions. All of their thousands of existing ID questions are now closed and locked, and many of them are slated for deletion over the coming weeks. Some proportion of them are about sci-fi and fantasy films, and much of this content would be considered high-quality by SFF's standards. It seems a shame to let it all be destroyed when we're perfectly willing to house it here where it's on-topic.

The response from a CM to my meta post over there was that they're willing to migrate some of this content to us, but only in a single mass operation, rather than by way of us manually flagging questions on M&TV. This is what we should do as a first step to migration:

Start on your meta. Build a list of questions that you think would benefit from being migrated to your site and collect some reasons along with each one. Don't just say "all questions in our tags!". That's neither going to happen nor is a good approach - do you really want to swarm your new community with old content?

This is also your opportunity to edit old questions to make them more in line with your scope and standards.


Let's make a list: which M&TV unwanted ID questions do we want here?

Criteria:

  • must be about sci-fi or fantasy
  • must be unwanted by M&TV (either a score of <5, or no answers scoring >2, or both)
  • must be high-quality by SFF's standards (i.e. enough details for a unique match)


This search gives all ID questions scoring <5 on M&TV, while this search gives all unanswered ID questions on M&TV. (Even the union of these may potentially miss some candidates - questions with high scores and low-scoring answers - but they're the best I have for now. I'm waiting to hear back from a guy who has a better query which he's willing to share.)

M&TV also has science-fiction and fantasy tags, but I don't know how consistently these are used.


Let's do this as soon as possible, before all the content gets nuked on M&TV!

marked as duplicate by Rand al'Thor discussion Feb 6 '18 at 0:44

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    "...do you really want to swarm your new community with old content?" - Sure. Why the hell not if it's on-topic? – Valorum Jan 21 '18 at 22:35
  • Could the downvoter please elaborate what they dislike? – Edlothiad Jan 22 '18 at 8:28
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    @Edlothiad - some people really don't like ID questions <===== me – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 23 '18 at 2:33
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    @DVK-on-Ahch-To - Yes, but do you begrudge those who do like them? – Valorum Jan 23 '18 at 10:34
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All of the questions below meet our main criteria for an acceptable migration candidate;

  • That there's discernible SF/F content

  • That they're uniquely identifiable


https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/82356/help-me-identify-this-horrible-vampire-movie

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/68644/animated-series-that-tells-stories-based-on-fairy-tales-by-grimm-brothers-hans

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/60665/horror-movie-about-a-demon-or-telekinetic-boy-who-kills-his-family-members

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/74537/what-show-did-yakko-wakko-and-dot-make-frequent-silent-cameos-in

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83911/zombie-outbreak-movie-with-a-cure

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/79099/sci-fi-movie-about-a-shapeshifter

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84023/i-remember-important-parts-of-this-movie-but-not-the-title

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83213/movie-about-ants-that-eat-everything-and-grow-to-be-huge

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83602/identify-this-movie-about-ghouls-in-a-desert-and-a-car-stonehenge

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/81993/movie-about-a-group-of-monster-disguised-as-human-attacking-a-building

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/78773/identify-a-short-animated-movie-about-a-walking-tree-in-red-shoes

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/80797/short-horror-movie-6-mins-on-youtube

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/82941/low-budget-d-list-movie-with-werewolf-emo-guy-and-mystical-girl-of-his-dreams

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/60432/old-asian-movie-about-foreseeing-the-future

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/82795/a-documentary-or-short-film-set-in-medieval-europe-about-a-king-who-impales-enem

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/82981/a-korean-horror-movie-in-2004-about-a-ghost-trying-to-protect-her-unborn-baby-fr

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83044/french-film-where-the-wife-girlfriend-changes-every-morning-after-sex

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83272/60s-or-70s-western-horror-film-that-goes-from-b-w-to-color

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/70342/animated-film-about-a-group-of-people-from-a-television-show

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/57589/movie-about-little-bad-monsters

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84367/90s-movie-about-time-travelers-to-middle-ages-where-dinosaurs-are-considered-dra

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84331/school-trip-that-uncovers-a-town-secret-about-a-large-organisation-experimenting

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84716/identify-time-traveler-cops-movi

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/75836/movie-about-a-couple-doing-calculations-to-open-a-door-to-another-world

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84716/identify-time-traveler-cops-movie-80s

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84753/looking-for-an-old-zombie-movie-from-80s

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84810/please-help-me-identify-a-post-apocalyptic-movie

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84822/kids-1980s-movie-tv-show-with-portal-in-basement-to-another-world

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84812/whats-this-movie

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/78135/animated-horse-movie-series-1980s-early-1990s-hunted-by-mad-scientist-with-robo

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/81196/anime-movie-police-special-unit-fights-demons-with-huge-guns-that-cast-fire-sp

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84972/cant-remember-the-name-of-this-cartoon-from-the-mid-90s

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/34680/thriller-of-man-chasing-a-woman-while-time-is-frozen

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/72821/comedy-human-like-aliens-disintegrate-a-football-soccer-referee-in-the-middle

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/80510/what-is-this-movie-with-the-guy-that-is-possessed

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/43750/boy-watching-tv-and-an-elephant-or-a-rabbit-teddy-appears-on-the-tv-and-says-som

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/63336/childrens-christmas-movie-where-a-magical-store-grants-you-one-christmas-presen

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/82295/name-of-60s-70s-hammer-film

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/82561/horror-movie-which-takes-place-in-an-old-house-with-a-girl-with-powers

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84967/looking-for-a-movie-title-help

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84948/movie-about-aliens-a-son-finding-out-his-father-is-an-alien

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84923/please-help-me-find-this-sci-fi-movie

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84862/identify-this-anime-anime-about-robot-mecha-piloted-by-2-people

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/35750/name-of-cartoon-movie-with-a-unicorn-trying-to-save-other-unicorns

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/35830/old-alien-monster-movie-help

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/71646/science-fiction-movie-about-parallel-universe

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/75061/cartoon-movie-about-a-big-robot-that-help-fight-aliens

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/31644/probably-a-90s-or-early-2000s-movie-with-a-female-alien-mutant-burnt-alive/31650

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/73292/animated-film-show-with-mans-journey-of-reverse-civilization-to-an-extent-that

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/84015/zombie-movie-wherein-a-man-discovers-an-unfamiliar-word

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83955/what-french-movie-featured-a-character-repeatedly-sent-back-to-a-fantasy-land

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83804/movie-with-zombie-young-girl-attacking-parents

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83736/animation-about-a-post-apocalyptic-world-an-ocarina-narwhals

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83710/movie-about-a-drilling-on-earth-thats-ends-wrong-causing-a-part-of-earth-flying

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/83618/space-movie-with-one-real-apple

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    I don't understand why this has been downvoted. – Edlothiad Jan 22 '18 at 8:27
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    Are we just going to make a massive list of potentially thousands of questions we want? Seems mildly inefficient. – amflare Jan 22 '18 at 23:58
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    @amflare - I don't think it's going to run into those sorts of numbers, but what if it does? These questions are on-topic and oftentimes quite answerable. We should want them in whatever volumes we can grab before they get binned – Valorum Jan 23 '18 at 0:13
  • Valorum, @Edlothiad, whoever else is interested: is this list complete now, or does it need more editing? Ideally I'd like to get our list wrapped up and sent before the M&TV mods do the mass deletion over there. – Rand al'Thor Jan 31 '18 at 1:21
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    @Randal'Thor - I think this is pretty much all of them. Unless I'm mistaken, we're not overly interested in those that are already long since solved. – Valorum Jan 31 '18 at 1:45
  • @Randal'Thor I've not looked particularly well, but I trust Valorum's judgement on the matter – Edlothiad Jan 31 '18 at 7:16
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    @Randal'Thor Well, the moderators over there are aware of the ongoings here and would surely at least ask for updates on the issue before doing anything definite, especially since they have openly agreed that this is reasonable thing to do. – TARS Jan 31 '18 at 21:13
  • @Valorum how you are doing the search? some key words or manually checking them all ? – Steve Harrington Feb 1 '18 at 6:44
  • @Erosennin - I'm using OP's custom searches and scrolling through looking for words like "aliens" and "robots" – Valorum Feb 1 '18 at 8:40
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    @Erosennin Yes, I'd say that question is about speculative fiction and therefore OK here. The kind of machines it refers to don't really exist yet, so that makes it at least kinda sci-fi. – Rand al'Thor Feb 1 '18 at 10:35
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    Also, you guys need to stop getting into these comment arguments with each other. Valorum - OK, you don't like what the M&TV people have been doing with ID questions. The proper place to complain about that is on Movies & TV Meta, not random passive-aggressive comments here on meta.SFF. @Erosennin - no need to make things personal. Non-constructive comments about how bad another site's policies are will be deleted if flagged, so you don't even have to respond to such at all. – Rand al'Thor Feb 1 '18 at 10:38
  • @Randal'Thor ok added my ID, anyways few in the list are the question which have 17 upvotes and answer have 22 upvotes, so what criteria you guys are setting? As migrating question which will never going to delete seems pointless. – Steve Harrington Feb 1 '18 at 10:40
  • @Erosennin Yeah, we seem to be currently at stage 1 of Shog's list, getting a list of questions which would be good on SFF. Stage 2 is where the M&TV people vet the list to see which questions they want to keep. Once this list is complete, should I post it on M&TV meta for vetting, or is the test as simple as checking Q&A scores? – Rand al'Thor Feb 1 '18 at 10:57
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    @Erosennin - I went through in a hurry because I was under the impression that these were imminently going to be deleted. If there are any posted in error (e.g. answered and ticked), just remove them. – Valorum Feb 1 '18 at 12:53
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    @Randal'Thor .... we are aware the list is here, we're about to vet the list and pass it to the people who will migrate. No need to post on M&TV. Thanks! – iandotkelly Feb 2 '18 at 14:52

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