Linked Questions

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How should SFF's “Ask Question” page be customised?

The "Ask a question" wizard is now live network-wide: The new ask page is now live on the network!. Ours is very plain right now, but parts of it are customisable: (shortened; see the main Meta post ...
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Why was this question about Captain America closed?

My question about fanfic on Captain America was closed, but no explanation was given. It was closed as "off topic" but there are other questions about Captain America, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and ...
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How to ask a good (anime/manga) Story-ID question?

We've seen an influx of anime and manga story-id questions since Anime:SE stopped accepting them in 2016. Our top tag is story-identification with over 10,000 questions and we already have an ...
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How to ask a good (Western comics) story-ID question

Copied from Valorum's guide's question on video game identification. We seem to have a pretty regular number of story-ID questions specifically focused on finding half-remembered Western comics. Our ...
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How to find a story-ID answer?

story-identification is a big tag. I've read How to write a good story-ID answer? and How to ask a good story-ID question?, but neither answers my larger question: how do users here find the answers ...
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What can we do to encourage new users not to give up so fast?

I've noticed a recurring phenomenon: New user apparently created an account to ask a specific question (often, story-identification). New user disappears after a day or two, not having received an ...
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Artist-ID from artwork sample or artwork description. On-topic?

There is some specific Fantasy artwork (1980 or earlier era) for which I would like to find out who was the artist. The style is extremely distinctive and I remember back in the day such imagery was ...
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How to ask a good (fan fiction) Story-ID question?

We seem to have a pretty regular number of story-ID questions specifically focused on finding half-remembered fan-fiction stories. Our top tag is story-identification with over 10,000 questions and ...
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Tag warning for story-identification

So I read this Server Fault meta post, which says how to request tag warnings: Open a new meta question under the tag tag-warnings with the proposed text and the tag to which it should be applied. ...
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What are the criteria that make for “better” quality questions and answers for story identification questions?

I spend a lot of time patrolling for duplicates in story identification questions. One issue that repeatedly comes up are the differing definitions of "quality" held by various users when deciding ...
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How to ask a good (video game) story-ID question

We seem to have a pretty regular number of story-ID questions specifically focused on finding half-remembered video-games stories. Our top tag is story-identification (with over 10,000 questions) and ...
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“Magic Link” for How To Ask A Good Story-ID Question?

A large number of story-ID questions come in with insufficient detail to be usefully answered, and there are several people here who point this out, usually commenting with a link to How to ask a good ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Of course you've taken the Tour, read the entire Help section, and know our Code of Conduct by heart. But have you read the Frequently Asked Questions here on meta, that will help you make better use ...
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Should we prefer questions with accepted answers when closing identification requests as duplicate?

A couple of days ago, a story ID request was closed as a duplicate of another one. Both have an answer which is correct, according to the querant. But I saw that the one that was closed as a ...
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A plea for action

The First Posts and Late Answers review queues are arguably the two most important review queues on the site. They help moderate content from new users and point them in the right direction to act in ...
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1answer
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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. ...