Various sites on the Stack Exchange network take questions of the form "please identify this thing", perhaps from a photo or a description (where the nature of the "thing" would depend on the individual site in question). Some site scopes place strong restrictions on such questions or disallow them altogether. I've seen and participated in debates on various site metas, where some people claim that "many" or "most" sites disallow them while others claim that "many" or "most" sites allow them. Let's collate the facts and find out for sure.

Which SE sites accept identification questions?


Partial answer - community wiki, feel free to edit

The following sites accept identification questions (the link in each case goes to a list of all questions in the relevant tag or tags)

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    You can use a SEDE query to search for tag names containing identify and identification. (That doesn't mean it's on-topic, see e.g. this tag wiki.) – Glorfindel Mod Dec 6 '20 at 20:24
  • @Glorfindel good ideas never come alone ... data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1341509 – rene Dec 6 '20 at 20:28
  • @rene in my case, it was a repost ... – Glorfindel Mod Dec 6 '20 at 20:30
  • Ah, well ... never too late for me to have a go at it ... – rene Dec 6 '20 at 20:32
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    I adapted @rene's query, and got till chess with updating the list. Query is here – Luuklag Dec 6 '20 at 21:36
  • Why some with *-identification and some with one single tag? (e.g. SF&F) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask V2 Dec 7 '20 at 8:32
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    In case there are multiple tags that deal with Identification @Shadow10YearsWizard – Luuklag Dec 7 '20 at 8:55

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