In chat (and in a previous meta post), it was discussed how we should tag questions about multiple leagues.

In the previous meta post, I said it didn't make sense to create a tag encompassing leagues as:

  • that type of question (financial/contract issues) is best served separately
  • that type of question wasn't primarily about the leagues, but primarily about financial/contract issues (and it was pointed out in one question that the structure is very different between two leagues, thus the request to ask the question separately)

After the discussion in chat, I do realize that such a tag is reasonable and although some questions are best served separately, some questions can be best served in combination if it is about the same topic. I suggested for major North American leagues and for professional leagues in general.

Here are the questions that would be affected by this suggested change:

How do we tag questions encompassing multiple leagues?


I think there's a valid case for a tag (or perhaps ) as that's commonly used as a way of cutting down the scope of a broad question to make it reasonably answerable.

My more general take here is much as it ever is: let's create a tag if we find that it would actually be useful; if we find a group of leagues which are commonly being used on questions, then create a tag for it, but there's no need to be proactive about it. I don't think we've got any other candidates at the moment, but always happy to have examples pointed out :-)

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    Proactive insofar that 1) it was first pointed out 4 years ago 2) I brought it up recently in chat. I'm saying if there is a case (to which you agree with), let's make those changes. The "Why are American teams always named in a certain format?" is a great candidate for the tag being useful as 1) NHL wasnt included but would (and should) apply to the question being asked, 2) tagging with 5 leagues leaves no room for other applicable tags, and 3) it's a good example of a question that is focused enough to merit a major-leagues or equivalent tag.
    – user527
    Apr 26 '17 at 11:52
  • I agree with @ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴅ_ᴇᴅ, if we don't have such tag, with the 5 tag limit per question users can't properly categorize their questions. I've had to use "international-sports" before to get around this sports.stackexchange.com/questions/4835/…
    – alamoot
    May 23 '17 at 21:33
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    Added the major-leagues tag for this question sports.stackexchange.com/questions/16269/…
    – alamoot
    Jun 9 '17 at 7:28
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    @alamoot I'm all for tagging and addressing these questions, but lack of consensus (and the lack of accepted threshold for such) is preventing that at the moment.
    – user527
    Jun 9 '17 at 12:52

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