A question has been brought up in chat twice (1) (2) regarding the use of tags with respect to a sport and its respective league. It was asked both times if questions tagged with the league should also be tagged with the sport.

One perspective states: [sport] would be about the sport. [league] would be specific to the league.

Another perspective states: if the question is about [sport] rules, the tag [sport] fits, even if the question is specific to [league] rules.

How do we tag questions with respect to a sport and its respective league given the scenario presented above?


Tag with the sport as well as the league. Let's say I'm interested in questions, and have that as one of my favourite tags. If we don't tag all cricket questions with , I've got to set all of the following as favourite tags (potentially. I appreciate most of these don't exist at the moment, but they could if we were tagging only with the league):

The same problem exists for other sports: how many soccer competitions are there?

  • I agree. Tag with the league if necessary, but always tag with the sport. Apr 21 '17 at 0:34
  • I generally agree with this approach. The scenario I had in mind that wouldn't take this approach was a procedural question wrt a specific league. That's not necessarily about the sport. Example.
    – user527
    Apr 25 '17 at 11:53
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    I'd say adding the sport tag will improve the discoverability of the question, which is another of the real values of tags.
    – Philip Kendall Mod
    Apr 26 '17 at 11:13

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