I just picked up a fair amount of reputation from what was a fairly simple question that was about identifying a cable. On one hand, its not a great question, though one that needed some experience to answer. On the other, its a real problem someone unfamilar with the cable types in use would get stuck with.
I'm wondering if a community wiki would work better here. Have a answer per class of cable for easy reference (for example, one answer covering video cables, one covering audiocables, one covering common data cables) with images of the various ends. Its not quite a standard kind of answer, and very specifically ends up being listy, but might be useful, and act as a single source of cable identification, much like the canonical anti malware questions.
Input, views, and thrown vegetables anyone?