There are some questions about match fixing on this site. How should questions about this topic be tagged?

Some initial thoughts, hopefully other users will add further comments on this.

  • Is this topic important enough to create a separate tag for it?
  • Or should we create a larger tag where match fixing should be one of the subtopics? Perhaps a tag called ?
  • I see that is used in some of the current questions. I am not really sure whether all question about match fixing fall under this tag. But if the consensus is that this should be the case, maybe it should be explicitly mentioned in the tag info and also the tag should be added to other questions from the topic.
  • Match fixing can have some legal implications. As far as I know, so far there is no tags about legal questions related to sports. (The tag is a synonym of .) Even if there were such tag, I don't think all questions about match fixing would fit under this tag.
  • Note that your search for match fixing returns two false positives, due to the spaces between the two words.
    – Nij Mod
    May 22, 2018 at 8:21
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    On a tangential note, we do indeed lack a tag for legality, despite a number of questions that would be suitable for it. Bring this up at the tag work question perhaps?
    – Nij Mod
    May 22, 2018 at 8:26
  • @Nij Feel free to suggest the new tag (for legal issues) there, or in a separate post. You have much more experience with tags on this site that I do, so it is better if the suggestion (and the assessment to which extent the tag might be useful) comes from you.
    – Martin
    May 22, 2018 at 8:28
  • I'd go with corruption. May 28, 2018 at 22:51

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Update: the tag has been created and added to some appropriate questions.

  • There are types of cheating which would be of (both academic and practical) interest to all people involved in sports, which do not involve match-fixing.

  • One of these types is , which already exists as a tag on 16 questions. This is perhaps enough to justify a separate existence, and therefore we should not create an overall , and we should definitely not create it to contain match-fixing.

  • Betting is also a separate thing from match-fixing. Some fixing does not involve betting, and most betting does not involve fixing, and therefore we should not include match-fixing under

  • Given the precedent of doping, and the lack of a suitable broader tag, a tag for match-fixing is appropriate.

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