This question seems very simple and easy to answer. In fact it tempts users to post link only answers.

Its not a true list question in my mind but it still doesn't sit right with me. I want to close, and I don't.

Does the community have any thoughtsthou on this?

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    When I can, I try to point them someplace that already does this, and summarize it in the answer. For example, this question about Stargate "arc" episodes
    – Izkata
    Dec 13, 2013 at 4:45
  • Frankly, I'm strongly suspicious of any claim of "this is trivially answerable" not backed up by... well, a trivially obtained answer ... *hint* *hint* Dec 14, 2013 at 23:27

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I think the question shows little to no research effort, but it's essentially a question, where the 'story' is a story arc. I'm fine with leaving it, but I'm downvoting the answers that are just links.

I'm also downvoting because neither of those answers actually answer the question. If I ask you which episodes of a show contain an element, and you just link me to a list of every episode, you're not answering my question. That's essentially what these answers are doing, in addition to just being links.

  • Well, it finally got an actual answer to the question. I'm giving them a cookie as thanks.
    – user1027
    Dec 16, 2013 at 18:48

I share Keen's opinion of the current answers, however, in concept it's a perfectly valid question ("which of the episodes of a show constitute a specific story arc") not nearly worthy of VTCing and perfectly on-topic and in-scope.

If you feel that the answer is trivial to obtain (not being an SME, I don't see how it would be), you can and should:

(1) Post the correct answer - as Izkata stated, a link to existing resource would be a good format[1].

(2) Down-vote the question for not doing obvious research, ...

(2b) ... ideally with a comment explaining to noobs like me JUST what you did to research it as learning aid.

[1] - IMHO, we have enough rep whores on SFF.SE that if it was, indeed, trivially answerable, we would more likely than not have already seen a good correct answer. The fact that one is missing leads me to be slightly skeptical of your assessment concerning the simplicity of answering it

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