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What should be our standard for closing identification-request questions as duplicates?

This question is motivated by the following three questions: (A) Lawyer sacrifices life for his activist friend by taking his place in prison (B) Can't remember book title: a journalist converses ...
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Should we make the criteria for book IDs stricter?

I think we could improve the quality of book ID requests if we required sufficient information to verify if the book does not exist - a contrapositive. We could close questions if we don't feel that ...
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What to do with identification request answers that are confirmed to be inaccurate?

Suppose a question that is an identification request gets answered, and the OP then confirms that it is not the title they were looking for. (case in point: https://literature.stackexchange.com/a/...
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What is this site's policy on closing story-identifications as duplicates when they are not accepted?

On Science Fiction, we have this well-agreed on policy on closing story-identification questions as duplicates: story-identification questions should only be closed as duplicates where both answers ...
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Assuming manga identification is on-topic, is this community okay being referred as an alternative resource on Anime & Manga SE?

I stumbled upon Educational manga about a mad scientist which is a manga identification request on this site and from the look of it, I think it's allowed on this site (upvoted and not closed). I ...
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Are comic identifications on topic?

Are comic-identification questions on-topic? (I asked one, and created a tag for it - should it be tagged story-identification?) When tagging comics, should we have a tag for the writer and a tag for ...
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Guidelines for good story-ID answers?

I've found the solution to somebody's story-identification question, and I'd like to write up an answer. What can I do to make my answer as helpful and high-quality as possible? This post is a ...
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Guidelines for good story-id questions?

I can't remember a particular story, and I would like to ask a story-id question to get help finding it. What can I do to make my story-id question a successful and high-quality one? When answering, ...
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Would this be a story-ID question or a resource request?

I have an ID question about a particular short story I heard on the radio. I remember the whole plot of the story and a lot of verbatim quotes from it. I also think I remember the title of the story, ...
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What do we think about story identification?

I guess it's appropriate to start with the elephant in the room - story identification questions. Should they be on-topic here? In particular, what can we learn from the previous iteration of the ...
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