I've noticed some questions (5 at the moment) about generic contract issues, etc., tagged all of , , , and .

Is there a better way to tag these kinds of questions?


Under and/or given the contract issue/characteristic.

As for the major North American league tags, we have three options:

  1. leave as is (why not?)
  2. create a tag that encompasses the four major North American leagues (why?)
  3. eliminate the tags of the four major North American leagues from the question (which wouldn't take away from the question itself) <-- chose this option
  • I mean they're tagged with all 4 tags at once; they're not asking about a specific sport.
    – Wooble
    May 10 '13 at 16:58
  • but if we eliminate the tags from the tag section and just mention the leagues in the body of the question, will that question come up in a search just like it would if it had all 4 tags? for example if we have the tags then I can search for nfl using "nfl" and "[nfl]". So without tags such questions will not fall under any these major sports categories, and won't be seen when a user searcher by categories. Why can't we just have a tag to represent all these sports at once?
    – alamoot
    Nov 24 '14 at 17:56
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    @alamoot major-leagues is a better suggestion than big4, which appears to be colloquial. The tag-wiki will clear any confusion as to how the tag is to be used, but note that users may not read the tag-wiki.
    – user527
    Nov 24 '14 at 18:14
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    @alamoot to answer your first question, I did the search query "is:q nfl mlb nba nhl" and these are the results
    – user527
    Nov 24 '14 at 18:19
  • @alamoot Why can't we just have a tag to represent all these sports at once? You state that you anticipate more questions specific to those four pro leagues will be asked. I am hard-pressed to think of a question that would not be better off being asked by asking about it's specific league, instead of encompassing the four. Do you have any examples?
    – user527
    Nov 24 '14 at 18:21
  • @edmastermind29 to avoid asking a question a general question 4 times. For example this question. Instead of asking how athletes get paid in each league, the general idea is asked for all leagues.
    – alamoot
    Nov 24 '14 at 18:29
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    @alamoot Sure, it's a general question, but it borderlines toward being too broad. The specifics in which how athletes get paid in each sport is different according to the answer. I thought about that question also, but this question is where specificity was brought out.
    – user527
    Nov 24 '14 at 18:31
  • Added the major-leagues tag for this question sports.stackexchange.com/questions/16269/…
    – alamoot
    Jun 9 '17 at 7:28

I guess this question also brings to mind whether or not it's necessary to have a or something like that? Honestly I am not sure if it says much more than or already does...

  • discipline-agnostic would be a meta tag. IE it sets parameters for the question not context.
    – wax eagle
    Jun 27 '13 at 2:18
  • discipline-agnostic = no tag of a given sport.
    – user527
    Jul 3 '13 at 0:17

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