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Should autograph identification be a default reason to close?

Signature identification/verification is arguably the number 1 reason for closed questions on Sports SE. Taking a quick look at the stats on closed posts, you can see that "Other" is the most common ...
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What should the tag (cards) be used for?

On the main site, there is a tag called cards. The tag-excerpt says: "Questions about sports trading cards, a common sports collectible." However, it is not really surprising, that the tag is in ...
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Where can I ask about autograph identification?

In 2018 after a discussion on meta it was decided that autograph identification questions are no longer considered on-topic on Sports Stack Exchange. Since then, such question are typically closed ...
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Are questions about identifying a sports video soundtrack on-topic?

I flagged this question (currently 2 upvotes) as off-topic, and my flag was declined: IBU Biathlon theme. I don't understand why is this question on-topic, according to the tour and the Help Center, ...
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Generalising the off-topicality of autograph identification questions

In Revisiting Autograph Identification Questions the community determined that for a range of reasons, that type of question is off-topic. Since that time, although we continue to receive new ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Should the rules set be stipulated within rules questions?

With this question I am looking to further the question on What is the policy on rules questions? I play 8-ball pool tournaments in club leagues and the rules in 8-ball are very different to 9-ball ...
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Approving anonymous edits that change the initial question

I saw the following questions edited by approving edits made by an anonymous user: https://sports.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/18740 https://sports.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-...
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Are questions about non-sport rules of a sport federation on-topic?

Many sport federations have rules that establish how the federation work: Rules when creating a local club Rules regarding the sale of equipment Rules regarding how federation leaders are chosen etc ...
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How can we reduce the number of autograph identification questions asked by new users?

This community has come to the conclusion that autograph identification questions are off topic. However, it seems like pretty much every time I check this site for new questions a highly ...
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Would theoretical questions about the interactions of rules with superpowers be on-topic?

After watching a few too many superhero movies, I was left to wonder about how the formal rules of various sports would react to the actual appearance of superpowers and similar fantasy/SF phenomena. ...
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Can we add “autograph identification” to the “Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here” list?

Currently, the "What topics can I ask about here?" page includes a list in which "Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here." This list includes: Who is the better [team/athlete/etc.]? Who ...
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Are questions specifically asking about trivial illegal situations without being about rules allowed?

This question is asking about throw-ins thrown directly into a goal. Deflections or any other situations are not "allowed". So everything that would make it actually notable is ruled out. In this ...
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How receptive are we to petty edits?

I provided an answer to the following question: NBA Wingspan-To-Height Ratio A few days later, an edit was made to the question. The word "wingspan" was replaced with "armspan," and the following ...
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What is the consensus on “do-it-for-me” questions?

This question had the following comment: This is really a do-it-for-me question. You can easily find it out by yourself. After seeing this comment, I feel like this has been happening occasionally....
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Data-Driven Fantasy Projection Questions

I understand questions on fantasy sports are off-topic here. However, I have a few questions that do not fit the fantasy sports stereotype like: "Who do I start this week?" "Should I draft ...
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What is the policy on rules questions?

I saw this question on basketball, Basketball "climbing" foul, with an edited answer that stated: It was downvoted because this site is somewhat of a joke in voting in that they would ...
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Request: For specific officiating decisions, eliminate or define the “notable” requirement

Regarding the following question: Would you have called this a penalty? I had responded that the ultimate close reason was unclear to me: As it stands, given this was a local-level match, it ...
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Are snide remarks allowed here?

I asked a question about dots on jerseys and got the following comment: Funny thing is, I saw the photo on a news website and a headline about how the Orioles were wearing dots (admittedly, I didn't ...
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Effects of 2018 World Cup on site traffic

Following up my post from couple of months ago on How can we promote the site for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Below I've provided the same charts, but updated to show data from June and July 2018 when ...
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Editing the question about FIFA being against video reviews (the 2nd most voted question on Sports SE)

The question about Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? needs to be edited because the premises in the question are old. The wording in the title and body of the question should be ...
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Are questions about “Mick Jagger's jinx” on the teams be supported on-topic?

Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger is infamous in sports world for being a kind of "unlucky charm" in soccer - when he supports a team, it usually loses. I'm not sure if questions about this "curse" in ...
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How can I ask a question about whether a rule exists in any form of a sport?

I want to ask a question in the basic form of: Does any form (league, level, conference, etc.) of Sport X have (or lack) a rule specifically permitting (or disallowing) Y? Are such questions ...
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How can we promote the site for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in going to start on June 14th, just less than 3 weeks from now. I was curious how the previous World Cup effected the site traffic, after a bit of search I used the queries ...
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A tag for questions about match fixing?

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 ...
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How should questions about technology used for refereeing purposes be tagged?

There are various kinds of sports officiating technology. Several sports use instant replay, this includes video goal judge in ice-hockey or Hawk-Eye in tennis. In football there is goal-line ...
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Proper use of the [bundesliga] tag

Right now the excerpt of the tag bundesliga says: Questions about the Bundesliga, the highest level of football in Germany. However, the Bundesliga is not just that. In Germany, the Bundesliga ...
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What should our tag wiki look like?

While checking a few other things, I ran into the same question I have always been troubled with, but did not feel worth bringing up previously. Now however, for some semblance of order and ...
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Is it ok to use words such as yesterday, this seasons, etc.?

Many posts here on the site refer to some sport event or to some sport result which happened on some date. Is it ok to use words such as today, yesterday, tomorrow, recently, last months, this season, ...
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What is the next thing to do with the (autograph-identification) tag?

Recently it was decided that the autograph-identification questions are no longer on-topic - as a result of the discussion here: Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic). ...
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Deprecated tags should be blacklisted

It can happen that - for various reasons - some tag is deprecated, i.e., it is no longer supposed to be used. The reasons can be various. One possible reason might be that the area covered by the tag ...
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

I'm starting to think that we need to revisit whether autograph-identification questions should be on-topic here. Looking at the list of recent autograph identification questions, we can see that ...
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Title edit that adds a wrong limitation - why allow it to stay?

This edit completely changed the focus of the question title by adding an irrelevant term. The question asks what should happen if, during a kick-off, the ball strikes the goal. It adds a brief side ...
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Please let me post an improved question

I first posted a question regarding some cricket terminology. Then, I got back new info from my teacher according to which I now need to update the question. This is the older question I posted: ...
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Tagging Up: edits, synonyms, requests, and other tag-related work

Because of the nature of sports and the progress of Sports Stack Exchange, our tags are in pretty good shape. However many have issues and we don't often notice what needs to be fixed or know what ...
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Could we add autograph identification on What topics can I ask about here?

Recently, I came across this useful "Identify-This-X Questions" section on Movies & TV Stack Exchange help center. Since we have similar autograph-identification questions we could probably add ...
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If you put effort into answering a question, it's probably worth an upvote

I've started thinking that our site's users need to be a little bit more generous long before, but after this Question about the best loser from a new user gathered 5 answers and only 1 upvote (by the ...
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Is this question considered as localized?

This is the question from a new user asking Is Sher-Wood T90 considered a pro stock hockey stick?, I edited the question correcting spelling but realized that it may be localized and if it is so, what ...
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Sports Analytics is in commitment phase!

After reaching 202 followers since it was proposed in September 2016, Sports Analytics Stack Exchange entered in the commitment phase last 14th August. Let's remember what is this site about: ...
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Why my la-liga tag wiki edit was rejected?

The first time I've added the tag wiki for la-liga, I've irresponsibly copied introductory information from wikipedia (although I've added the link to the article, it still didn't add much value to ...
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What should we do to this question?

For question Why isn't Cricket an Olympics sport event? rollback, we voted to close as duplicate of How does a sport become an Olympic Sport? and now the edited question is getting reopen vote but ...
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How should we format results?

I recently answered the question Which football matches had the highest combined number of goals?. In my answer I exposed some relevant results using the code block format so I could emphasize the ...
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Is Clubhouse chatting room deleted, if yes could someone create a new one?

I don't see the chatting room the clubhouse if it has been deleted, can we create one?
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Shouldn't question like “why is x nicknamed y”, “why is x called y” be closed as primarily opinion based?

I was wondering what happens in this type of question aren't they considered as opinion based. If they are not could I ask question like this because I could ask so many different question like this. ...
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Are fan questions on topic?

I was about to ask what is it called, colloquially, the organ that is used to play baseball tunes live in the stadium, and whether there is a common brand or model that they prefer to use for that, ...
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How do i answer this question?

Under unanswered section I saw this question but unsure how to answer this? Question is: What is the difference between a tennis and a racquetball ball? Clearly the question is asking the ...
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Are shooting sports on topic

Are questions about shooting sports on topic here? If not, can you answer the same question about the Outdoors site?
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How do we handle “autograph-identification” questions with no detail?

Our last 7 autograph-identification questions (3 have been since deleted) have provided no detail toward helping to identify the autograph. These questions have been generally received well here, but ...
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Should we approve and/or make edits to update information of teams or players as they change?

In many questions or answers, certain affiliations of players or specific details of teams are mentioned. For example, consider this edit which changes the description of Hashim Amla from 'South ...