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Should we allow sports trivia?

Our faq says we are for "participants in team and individual sport activities". It doesn't clarify whether this is limited to questions by participants, or if it includes questions about participants. ...
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Competitive or Recreational Running

The question What is the most popular running (and fitness) application for mobile devices? was closed (partly) with the reason "Running questions must specifically relate to competitive running." ...
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Determining our scope

Sports.SE could be a great site. Think about it: athletes from all over the world coming here to learn more about their sport, and asking questions about how they can make themselves better. Or fans ...
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Are questions about fantasy sports on topic?

Are questions about fantasy sports on topic? This is a huge market and a huge aspect of fandom. Are they on topic?
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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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Grounds of Tag Creation

I have seen created tags that may/may not be useful as Sports SE progresses. Several examples are: field-goal, down, and zinedine-zidane. field-goal and down was in regards to in-game scoring/...
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Sports SE Question of the Year Tournament - Proof of Concept

This is just an idea to engage the community and highlight the highest voted and most viewed questions of 2016 on Sports SE. This is similar to when we used to have self-evaluations. In March, NCAA "...
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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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Range of localization for Sports questions

Just stumbled upon the closed question about professional car driving in India. It got closed as being too localized. Do we all agree on this sentiment? edmastermind29 comments that "Sports ...
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What is counted as sport?

What is counted as a sport activity? Do you need to sweat for it? Does there need to be a competition to compare/asses the gain/value/rank you are at? For instance: Is Chess considered a sport? How ...
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Should we look to relax 'too subjective' to generate more and more interesting questions?

This particular SE site is putting along but doesn't look like picking up the kind of traffic it would need to graduate from beta any time soon. One problem with fitting 'sports' into the SE model is ...
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Closing of my question about finding a video of a sporting event

My question Video of Barbados vs Grenada football game in 1994 Caribbean Cup Qualifier was closed for being "not constructive". This is defined as As it currently stands, this question is not ...
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How do I write a good question on Sports SE?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our users ask better questions Consider these scenarios: A question you asked was recently closed. The community is misunderstanding what you'...
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Why has a question on swimming technique been closed as off-topic?

A while back I asked this question: Swimming: why can I not front crawl? It was subsequently put on hold. The rationalisation was: "Questions on exercise and fitness unrelated to a specific, ...
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What should we do with equipment recommendations?

Are sports equipment recommendations on topic or off topic? Additionally, if they're on topic how should they be tagged? It seems like it would be difficult to provide a single answer. Examples: ...
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Use of quotes in answers

I have noticed some answers contain just a link AND a quote verbatim from its link. Would that fall under the following? Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. ...
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Sports Trivia Evaluation [closed]

Personally, I have been iffy, at best, about sports trivia questions. However, I would rather reflect the perspective of the community than my own. Take a look at the following sports trivia ...
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Will running related questions from F&N be migrated to Sports?

I have asked some running related questions on Fitness&Nutrition. How can I migrate them to Sports (probably only when the public beta starts)?
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Rules questions with “little” effort. Do we close these questions as off-topic or downvote?

Lately, a perspective regarding the effort put into rules questions (eg, lack of research) and how to handle these questions have come into question. Do we close these questions as off-topic or ...
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Hockey versus Ice Hockey - should they be synonyms?

We have two tags, one being hockey and the other being icehockey. I recognize there are other types of hockey (well, I can only think of two: one where you play with roller blades, and the other where ...
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Sports Statistics and topicality

The question below was closed, and probably correctly according to our FAQ (although I'm not sure what "source" exactly means). I'd like to open a discussion over whether questions like this should ...
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Reflect our actual scope in the FAQ

The FAQ currently says: Sports - Stack Exchange is for participants in team and individual sport activities. However, it's obvious that people are asking questions about sports that they're only ...
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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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New On-Topic Page Rollout

After discussion among users from the community, we seem to be in agreement to redefine/further define the scope/subject matter of the content on Sports SE. As a result, this would work hand-in-hand ...
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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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Speculative questions on Sports.SE

Disclaimer: The following was originally an "answer" to another meta question: determining our scope. I recently realized that I never actually got around to ask this as a separate question, and never ...
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Original answer or not

Lately, we have had a rather large number of cases where an answer is flagged and/or commented on because a significant part of the answer is quoted from elsewhere. A few current examples: How to ...
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How should the tag “Football” be used?

I saw a question with the tag football, but the content was not about football, as I use the term. The question was about "American football." What most countries call "football", Americans call "...
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Guideline for on-topic questions on Sports SE regarding activities

As a rehash of many previous discussions, here are a few: Competitive or Recreational Running What is counted as sport? Airsoft question on topic? Is parkour on topic? Can I ask questions about ...
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How do I write a good answer on Sports SE?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our users write better answers Essentially, good answers come from good questions. Good answers also cite sources and summarize quotes. Assuming ...
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Should “wages” tag be renamed?

The wages tag, according to the tag wiki, encompasses not only the wages of people, but the financials of sports organizations: Questions about financial information in sports. This includes ...
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Consistency in trivia content

Two similar questions have been asked regarding bowling trivia: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/2417/what-is-the-lowest-bowling-score-under-a-recorded-average#question Lowest average to ...
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Why does this post have such a low score?

This post currently have a score of -7. I don't see anything particularly strange or wrong about it, but since I don't know anything about cricket I might be missing something. The OP has just stated ...
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A blog for Sports SE sounds legit. What will its scope and purpose be?

Step one into getting a blog for Sports SE was to poll for interest. After no objections (three upvotes and two contributing volunteers), we are ready to investigate defining the scope and purpose of ...
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Too Localized Question Evaluation

Regarding: Sachin Tendulkar's bowling record In said question, the following was omitted: Does the batting sensation hold any other such fascinating bowling records to his name? As of the ...
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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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How can I help promote “Sports SE” as a destination for Olympics questions?

Now that the Sochi Winter Olympics are just around the corner, there will be billions of sports fans watching — and they'll have lots of questions. And since those questions will be widely ...
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Are e-sports on topic here?

I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and honestly I'm quite conflicted. I feel that any sport that really is a sport should be on topic here, regardless of it is on topic on another site. ...
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How does Fitness and Nutrition, with Sports related questions, interact?

What are the boundaries to define if a question belongs on Sports or F&N? Looks like we may need some collaboration cross sites to decide how best to partition the questions?
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What kind of cycling questions are on-topic?

There is already a fully-fledged bicycles.stackexchange.com site. In addition to non-sports cycling (commuting, touring), they have tags such as Training and Racing. Should questions similar to Why ...
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What can we do to promote the site for the Olympics?

There are two major sports events this summer, the UEFA Euro Cup, starting June 8, and the 2012 London Summer Olympics, from July 27 to August 12. Although it's a bit late to specifically target the ...
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How should we handle questions whose answers change often?

There may be a global StackExchange answer for this that I am unaware of, but how should we handle questions whose answers would change periodically? For instance: League rules that may change every ...
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Community wiki for list-type questions?

This was prompted by this question/answer. On some other SE sites, this kind of question is permitted, and the default way to answer them is with a community wiki answer where different elements ...
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What shall we do with questions tagged with the “fantasy” tag?

Fantasy sports is off-topic on Sports SE (re: assertion, meta post). However, there is a fantasy tag that is promoting questions about fantasy sports (re: claim 1, claim 2). What shall we do with ...
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Usage of Acronyms/Abbreviations as Tags

spiceyokooko brought up an interesting perspective regarding acronyms/abbreviations as tags in this comment. From a North American standpoint, it may be widely understood what nfl, nba, nhl, and mlb ...
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Is gossip kind of questions can be asked on this site?

I wrote and answer the following question in order to share my knowledge, Q&A-style. Why did a swimmer wear a swim cap with someone else's name? I also wrote it because a lot of people ...
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Are questions in the form/manner “How can I get started in [sport]?” on-topic?

I had assisted in narrowing the scope of this question: What kite-surfing equipment should I start with?, this question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/q/3783 , and this question: how to jump on a ...
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Would pro wrestling be considered on topic?

Would pro wrestling (WWE, TNA, etc.) be considered on topic? When I say "pro wrestling" here, I am specifically talking about the "entertainment form."
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sports Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Site needs “foosball” / “table-soccer” tag

Is there a reason there is no foosball or table-soccer tag in this site yet? I understand that this site is still in beta version, but I have questions related to foosball that I would like to ask. If ...