Questions tagged [story-identification]

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Are users allowed to add information when editing a Story-Identification question?

Are users allowed to edit information into a question when they think they are asking about the same story? I have posted a question recently. I asked for the title of the book and the name of the ...
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How often is it polite to ask for a story-identification

I asked for a story-identification and it went big. I gained 113 rep in just 2 days. I have another story-identification question but don't want to look like a rep-farmer who just only asks and ...
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What to do with the [author-identification] tag?

The author-identification tag is a mess. Most of the questions under them are apparently just asking to identify a work (or series or collection) of sci-fi or fantasy. Most of them are also tagged ...
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Duplicate story-id questions: series vs. publication [duplicate]

What if one story-ID question asks about a series of stories, while another story-ID question asks about a particular story which happens to belong to that series. Are they duplicates? If they are ...
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Best handling for “dupe groups” within [story-identification] questions?

After having joined the site and been visiting regularly for a while, I have discovered many, many cases of duplicate questions (i.e. questions having the same answer, per apparent consensus ...
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When should comments be used to determine a dupe story-id?

The general policy for closing story-ids as dupes was determined to be that they're only a dupe if the OP accepts an answer. Later, that answer was edited (based on a comment side discussion) to ...
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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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How to deal with abandoned potential multiple story identifications?

Sometimes people will ask us to identify multiple stories. In this case, the correct course of action would seem straightforward: leave a comment asking them to edit the question to focus on a single ...
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Why was an older, accepted story ID question closed as a duplicate of a newer one without acceptance?

This older question from July, which has an accepted answer, was closed as a duplicate of this question from today, which does not. That seems wrong.
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Answering story-identification questions after OP has accepted an answer? [duplicate]

I was just reading this question, and it made me wonder about something. Let's say you see a story-identification question. There's an accepted answer, which OP clearly has indicated is correct. Now,...
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Was this story-ID question incorrectly closed as duplicate?

Last I read, the policy on duplicate story-ID questions was that they both had to have accepted answers. This one that was just closed does not meet that criterion. And it seems odd to close the ...
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What constitutes the same answer for story-identification questions?

If two story-identification questions both have the same answer, and that answer has been confirmed (on each question) by the querent in the form of acceptance or a confirmatory comment, one of the ...
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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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New user guidelines or markers for the ratio of story ID questions to other types?

I'm extremely new here, 15 days in, and I've read that most new users ask a lot of story identification questions. I certainly have. A story ID question brought me here in the first place. I checked ...
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Closing Story-Ident questions as duplicates (where there's no acceptance)

It has been widely discussed and seems to be generally agreed that where two story-identification questions have an accepted answer that is the same, one should be closed as duplicate of the other. ...
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I mixed two stories in a story-identification question. Found one of them. What do I do now?

In this question I initially had two story plots mixed together. I've since discovered this error and know one of the stories but not the other. Do I now: leave this alone and wait for an answer edit ...
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Are book / movie / TV series identification questions allowed?

If there are books that I read a long time ago that I'd like to re-read but I've forgotten the author and/or title, may I post a question asking if other users can identify it? The same for movies or ...
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Are fanfic identification questions on-topic on SFF? [duplicate]

I'm wondering whether fanfic identification questions (i.e. story-identification style questions that are about a fan fiction; note that, normally, the question author would know what particular work ...
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What should we do about tags on story-id questions?

Often, in posting a story-identification question, a user will add a tag that has to do with one element of a story that they remember. e.g., A story about a werewolf that tries to eat lettuce will be ...
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CW answers for story-ID questions where the OP has found the answer?

Here's a common chain of events on SFF.SE: a new user posts a story-ID question the question gets a few comments from other users the OP finds the story they were looking for and says so in a comment ...
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Do we edit tags based on answers?

In particular, for a story-identification question, do we add tags based on the accepted answer?
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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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Close Votes on Story Identification query [duplicate]

I recently answered What book has criminals wear a ring?. After answering it, I noticed that the "similar question" area suggested Looking for a book: possibly entitled "The Ring", which is ...
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Story Identification : Close questions where the OP isn't helping?

I noticed on Movie:SE that they have a rule regarding abandoned story-identification questions; Identification questions are of limited use to other users of the site, and are asking people to ...
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Should “Story identification” be mentioned in the question as well?

Apart from the "story-identification" tag, shouldn't OPs mention the same in the question title so that it is easier to spot? I ask this because I see several questions with only the tag but nothing ...
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Why do some one line story identification answers get so many upvotes?

I'm puzzled why sometimes very short answers to story identification questions get upvoted so highly. Sometimes there is only a title - with no justification as to why that is the correct answer. This ...
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Is it acceptable to provide poor answers to your own Story-ID question?

Typically, when there's a story-identification question that lists several points; and that question has a bad answer (e.g. an answer only stating the name of the work with ZERO information on how ...
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Is it okay to ask and answer a story-identification question I already know the answer to? [duplicate]

I remember seeing a movie as a kid, about a boy whose T-shirt gave him super strength, after it was used in some sort of experiment. Right before asking here to help identify it, I decided to give it ...
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Should story-identification requests that turn out to be about the same story be marked as duplicate? [duplicate]

This question and this question are about the same book, Profession by Asimov, as evidenced by the accepted answers. There is another question that's probably about the same book as well, but it has ...
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Rename the story-identification tag?

All identification questions are currently lumped under one tag: story-identification. Would it make more sense to separate out the different media and have identify-this-story, identify-this-movie, ...
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Is this question a duplicate?

This question probably has the same answer as this other question. (Since the asker has not confirmed the answer, it is not certain that the answer is the same; but the number of TV series from the ...
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What should we do with a story-identification question where the asking user has been deleted?

On the question I am looking for the author of a trilogy the OP user13147 seems to be deleted. So there is no hope to identify this "Sci-Fi trilogy" as the user cannot respond. How should we handle ...
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Do “story-id” questions actually bring in new users that stick around?

The story-identification questions do an excellent job as a way to bring in new users, which is important for us to continue to function as a community. While the core regular users are important, a ...
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Should [story-identification] Qs with correct answer be post-tagged with author's tag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we tag story identification questions with the name of the author? @MajorStackings asked in chat: Quick question: Once a story identification question gets answered, ...
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Should movie-identification be a synonym of story-identification?

I was looking through the tags on here a d noticed that, as far as I found, there are three identification tags: story-identification, character-identification, and movie-identification. I got to ...
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Is it good that Story Identification questions are so well rewarded?

NOTE: Due to the fact that people seem to be completely mis-reading this question, I'll quote the last paragraph up front: Just to be clear, I'm not against the concept of story identification ...
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Appropriateness of seeding an identification question [duplicate]

I was about to ask a TV series identification question that I'd had for years. I tried one last bout of googling, and after varying keywords quite a bit, I found a candidate title, which didn't look ...
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Extra answers after an identification question has been correctly answered

Suppose a story identification question (such as this one) has been satisfactorily answered. Is it a good idea to propose another very good match for the question? Should the question be treated as ...

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