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How to write a good story-ID answer?

Our top tag is story-identification, with nearly 6000 questions and nearly 7000 answers, many of which are new users' first contributions to the site. Many of these new users need some guidance on how ...
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What should be done with 'on-hold - too broad' questions you can answer?

I ran across a story-ID question yesterday which was put on hold as being too broad, but which I know with certainty what story was being asked about (I have the book here, everything matches). Are ...
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Should we offer a migration path to Anime:SE story-ID questions with scifi (or fantasy) content?

Anime:SE have made a firm decision to reject any future Story-ID questions (regardless of the quality of the post or the information on offer) but do still get the occasional wayward soul who asks ...
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Short but not too broad?

How short can a story identification question be and still be reasonably answerable? For example: Firemen set fires, burn books Sex-changing time-traveller is his own mother and father Columbus has ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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story Identification for non Sci-Fi or fantasy theme?

Is it possible to ask for a story identification where the story itself isn't really sci-fi or fantasy related? For example, a story like a memoir or fiction about old england.. or let's say somebody ...
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Should the SFF:Meta Description be modified to be more consistent with agreed-upon precedents and activity?

The page describing "What is Meta?" has a general description of what the intended purpose of the Meta site should be and outlines basic use cases. The issue has been raised raised via this topic and ...
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Can we direct people from the [story-identification] tag excerpt to story-id hints?

As you know, many people post story-identification questions with insufficient details, when they would have to spend only a little more effort to write a much better question, if only they got some ...
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Could we cover hints for asking story-identification questions in the help center?

We get a lot of story-identification questions. Many of these are asked with too few details. When this happens, we have to ask the user explicitly to edit the question later. This comes up often,...
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Tip box for Story ID questions

Editing a question on Movies & TV.SE, which was tagged identify-this-movie (their equivalent of story-identification, I saw this awesome little reminder box pop up automatically, reminding OPs to ...
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Checklist for story identification [duplicate]

Another interesting story identification question has been added but I think it is missing plenty of details. Would it help to have a checklist of items for people adding identification questions, e.g....
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Improving threshold for asking story-identification

After watching the story-identification tag, I noticed that many questions are of poor quality, simply because the information provided is very minimal. This issue was already discussed here but the ...
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Consensus on Story Identification titles?

Lately, it seems like a significant number of edits on Story Identification queries have less to do with clarifying the query and more to do with one's personal views on what should be in the title. ...

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