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Why so many 'bar bet' questions?

It seems to me (and I admit, I may be wrong) that a large percentage of our questions are what I would call 'bar bet' questions. Some examples would be: How many goalkeepers scored goals in the old ...
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Is cheerleading on-topic?

A meta answer from a while back speculates about whether cheerleading is on-topic, but doesn't reach a clear answer. Cheerleading certainly has a strong association with competitive sports and the ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should we reconsider allowing (some) fantasy questions?

Fantasy sports questions of any sort, unless they directly impact real sports (and not the other way around), have been considered off topic here since the beginning. The reasons given for this are ...
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Can we have a warning message on creation of new tags?

I find it very easy to mistakenly make new tags by mistyping an existing tag's name. I've also had the issue where I somehow changed the very first tag in the list, when adding a tag a new tag to a ...
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How should we format results?

[ Moderator note, December 2020: Proper table formatting is now available; that is now clearly the right way to format results ] I recently answered the question Which football matches had the highest ...
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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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Is there an SE mechanism to deal with serial comment deletions by mods/whoever?

So I have this meta question - This SE site doesn't have a chance with the current users and mods, how does this get fixed? Reference Points: It is still unresolved as there are a wide variety of ...
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This SE site doesn't have a chance with the current users and mods, how does this get fixed?

So there are a few users on here that have some really good knowledge about certain sports. You get pretty good quality answers - these guys are generally coaches or referees in their respective ...
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What should moderators do with answers to questions that request factual answers but receive opinion/not supported answers?

This question arose in my head from this question, but would explicitly not apply to it as the asker specifically OK'ed dly's answer in comments. No action is suggested on that question/answer ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Sports's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be your first elected moderators since you lost your "beta" label last ...
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Can we switch the “StackExchange” button on the menu bar with a Sports SE button?

On the very top left corner of the website we have the stack exchange logo, which looks like this: Clicking on it gives you a pop up asking if you want to visit the stack exchange home page. Under ...
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Timeline of Sports Moderators

As this site's moderators have changed over the years, here's a place to keep track of those changes for those curious.
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Sports is scheduled for an election next week, June 1st. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Q2 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

As people may have noted, we've been short of moderator cover on this site for the past few months. Thanks to the Stack Exchange staff who have covered some of the workload in the meantime. The ...
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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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Pool (the game) site proposal

I was thinking of proposing a SE site about pool (the game). I saw we already have a pool here, which isn’t the most popular. Topics could include: Rules Cues The online 8 ball pool game ...
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Why has this question been closed?

Which game is using the term "Butterfly Stroke"? It asks about one single term used in a sport the OP doesn't (or didn't) know. Hence the question. Yes, it's a bad question as it's easily ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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How can we get more activity?

According to our Area51 site, this site has 3 very weak areas: Questions per day (.9 as of this post; 1.4 as of 7 May 2013; 2 as of 21 Oct 2013; 2.1 as of 25 April 2014; 2.2 as of 23 March 2016) Avid ...
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Are questions about “Mick Jagger's jinx” on the teams he supports 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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2019: 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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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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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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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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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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Helping Our New Users Transition to Sports SE

Background After a lingering concern about close reasons, I started a close reasons evaluation last month. Although the results of the evaluation was respectable and close reasons haven't raised red ...
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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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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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What is the “participation” tag for?

Over the last few days, I've seen lots of questions tagged with participation, but I don't really understand the purpose of the tag. What does it mean when a question is tagged "participation"? What ...
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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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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, in ...
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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 probably ...
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Are questions regarding specific referee/umpire/match official decisions in a particular match/game/event allowed?

The motivation for this question is the fact that at the moment, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is in progress and a number of decisions made by referees have been hotly discussed elsewhere on the Internet. ...
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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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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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