Over the last few days, I've seen lots of questions tagged with , but I don't really understand the purpose of the tag. What does it mean when a question is tagged "participation"? What is the difference between a "participation" and a "non-participation" question? Why do we need to categorize questions this way?

  • Had a similar thought, but decided to hold off and go with it. If we're going this route, I would call the tag eligibility as questions with this tag have been regards to if and/or who can participate based on stipulation, eligibility, etc.
    – user527
    Jan 31, 2014 at 20:29
  • To address wax eagle's answer, it would be useful to distinguish fan questions with those who are actually participating in the sport...as we welcome both with open arms. In theory, this sounds great. In current practice, see my comment above.
    – user527
    Jan 31, 2014 at 20:31

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Ideally, this tag should be used for questions about the participation in sport.

So questions about how to become an NFL player (Ed's recent one about the draft), questions about sports equipment etc.

This is (in theory) to distinguish player questions from fan questions.

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