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What is a penalty shot?

There's been a few changes in tags recently, and one that has popped up a few times is penalty-shot. There are two (or three) things to raise on this tag: What counts as a penalty shot? What should ...
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How do we tag questions encompassing multiple leagues?

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 ...
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How do we tag questions with respect to a sport and its respective league?

A question has been brought up in chat twice (1) (2) regarding the use of tags with respect to a sport and its respective league. It was asked both times if questions tagged with the league should ...
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I want to post a question that will start a discussion, and many will find opinion based. What should I do?

I'm interested to ask questions that will definitely be marked as opinion-base. Most likely it'll start a discussion (or possible feud) between those who give different answers. Here are some examples:...
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2016 QotY Tournament Champion and Debrief

Congratulations to the 2016 Question of the Year on Sports SE: Why is field hockey played with water on the field? Here are the final results: I want to use this post to "debrief" about this ...
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Create an “own-goal” tag

I've created an own-goal tag as I think it's an interesting aspect in many sports, and also the inclusion of this tag to relevant questions is very intuitive to me. Then I tried to apply this tag to 2 ...
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Championship - QotY Tournament

This week is our Championship round for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. This week, we have another five way matchup. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (denoted by ...
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Final 4 - QotY tournament

This week is our Final 4(+) for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. This week, we have a five way matchup and a three way matchup due to ties. A few guidelines: One vote per user per ...
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Discussing questions WITH sports teams, leagues and governing bodies

Just like the other SE communities, we provide answers to the questions regarding our topic. However, we have the unique ability that we could reach out to the official governing bodies of sports and ...
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Double Standards in Questions Containing Resource Requests

A few days ago I've asked a question, which I deleted after a while as it was closed as off-topic and it wasn't possible to improve it because anyways under current rules it would be still considered ...
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Elite 8 - QotY Tournament

This week is our Elite 8(+) for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. This week, we have four matchups with three questions each due to ties. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (...
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Sweet 16 - QotY Tournament

This week is our Sweet 16(+) for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. We saw several "upsets" in the quarterfinal rounds and even a tie. I look forward to this week's matchups! A few ...
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Quarterfinals - Most Viewed Division - QotY Tournament

This week is our Quarterfinal round in the most viewed division for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (denoted by comment) Votes will be ...
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Why has this edit been rejected?

I submitted this edit. I think it adds a better example of the discussed situation. The example is more traceable as it featured during a World Cup Qualifier game so it would be easier to identify the ...
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Quarterfinals - Highest Voted Division - QotY Tournament

This week is our Quarterfinal round in the highest voted division for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (denoted by comment) Votes will be ...
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What buzzwords am I missing to not get my question closed?

I find this whole thing rather sad. I am one of the most active users on the site and I ask a simple question - about skiing - https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/15498/what-can-one-expect-...
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Is this question on topic for Sport?

I had a a question that I asked about in Stats, but they think it should go here in Sports. I want to make sure about it before posting. Can you tell me whether the following would be on-topic in ...
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Are we trying to be an encyclopedia for sports questions?

So let's say I have a sports related question and if I do a little bit of searching online I can find the question and the answer on some other website. Do we want such questions on SE? In one hand ...
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What is unclear about this question

Yesterday I saw a question that I commented with a few clarification questions, just to make sure I understood it correctly. Which was confirmed by the OP. But when I woke up this morning, the ...
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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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“Off-topic for Sports, but you should try …” where?

One of our existing custom-written close reasons is the "general questions about physical activity", which states Questions on exercise and fitness unrelated to a specific, competitive sport are ...
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Downvoting and responses

I'm new to the website and am enjoying the discussions I've been finding. I've contributed to multiple conversations but in most cases am having my responses downvoted and questioned, despite having ...
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What do we do with newly created tags that are already covered by existing/related tags?

It was brought to our attention in The Clubhouse regarding tags that are already covered by existing/related tags. In this example, penalty-card has no usage guidance and was only used once. In ...
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Subjective edits

I'm a new user so I'd rather ask here before changing anything... An answer I posted yesterday, which included a link to a Google translation of an article in Spanish, was edited to make the ...
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PSA: Answering your own question on Stack Exchange is encouraged

We have a help center page asking: Can I answer my own question? The answer is yes. I'm only making this PSA because recently, I have seen three different occasions in which users were asked why ...
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What's unclear about this question?

I'm genuinely struggling to see what is unclear about this question about snapping the ball? It seems like a perfectly simple, clear and answerable question to me.
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Trivia question on sports players: revisiting the issue

I know there was one related question, Should we allow sports trivia? and the most upvoted answer reads: This site is (was?) intended to be inclusive of both fans and participants. Thus sports ...
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I believe this question should be reopened

This question of mine is currently closed as "too broad". The original version (Revision 1) of the question was closed as too broad. Then I made an edit (Revision 2) to narrow the scope of the ...
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How much effort should be made when editing a question that is difficult to understand?

I recently encountered this relatively straightforward question on the rules of cricket. If you look at the edit history, you will notice that I had to make extensive efforts to formatting, grammar ...
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Is Quidditch considered on topic?

Is Quidditch considered a sport? Are questions about Quidditch permitted here? Although some countries have established rules for Quidditch games, I am unsure whether or not it would be considered a ...
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Binary “yes or no” question voted 2 times to be closed as “too broad”

These votes to be closed really dont make sense to me. Any clarification? Is there a "player of the year" award for international basketball?
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Why I got “-3” in my question

This is my question. I don't know why the people just vote down without comments. Is it a really bad question?
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PSA: Please stop using outdated rules

Google can come in handy when trying to source a rule mentioned in your answer. Unfortunately, Google isn't perfect, and some people don't bother to check whether they're using the latest version. ...
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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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Why is this question considered opinion-based?

What are the differences between those questions? Why is FIFA/UEFA against temporary suspensions? (considered opinion-based) Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? (good and also ...
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What is wrong with this question ? http://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/13970/does-duckworth-lewis-method-consider-free-hit-situations

I recently asked this : Does Duckworth-Lewis Method consider "free-hit" situations? I got two upvotes, probably because somebody else thought it was a good question and wanted to know the ...
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Question about general improvement path

See also the related question: Wrote an answer while question got put on hold This question asks about how to improve in a sport, namely Badminton in India. While the question is broad, I believe a ...
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Wrote an answer while question got put on hold

I started to write an answer to this question, but I while I was collecting sources and composing my answer, the question got put on hold, so I can't post my answer. I tried improving the question in ...
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PSA: Let's review suggested edits thoroughly

Lately, we have had edits that have, whether intended or not, defaced posts (eg, "Corrected Grammer [sic]" but removed formatting and links or asked some sort of supplemental question different from ...
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Link used in the answer doesn't exist anymore

I asked this question: How many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals? about 2 years ago. It got 2 answers. One was a link to a TSN webpage, other was the list of sweeps with ...
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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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How to send photo of my baseball for whose auto [duplicate]

I see someone has posted a photo of an autographed baseball wondering whose it was. I also purchaseed an autographed baseball in the mid 90's and would like to send you a photo but do not know how.
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Is Sumo wrestling on topic?

Is Sumo wrestling questions on topic? If it is on topic, please add a tag for that. I am not a fan of Sumo wrestling, but I work with a Japanese company and somewhere I read that Sumo is one of the ...
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Should Questions regarding Unspecified Tournaments be Closed?

In Football/Soccer, There are Four degrees of organization, World > Continental > National > State/District. One example would be FIFA > UEFA > England/Spain/Portugal. Each National Federation is ...
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Are questions in the form/manner “Am I too old/young to start/pursue…?” on topic?

After this question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/13060/athletic-relating-age I noticed questions about age and its appropriateness to start pursuing a sport/competitive activity is an ...
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Are questions about touch rugby on topic?

Touch rugby is a sport widely played in New Zealand and Australia. It is similar to rugby league, except that instead of tackling, the player with the ball is touched. However, to the best of my ...
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Why “powers and duties of a referee” is put on hold as too broad?

Why this question is put on hold as too broad ? I think it is well defined and has a proper answer. I don't think this question has too many possible answers or too long answers. What are the ...
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Should I ask a question that has an answer in another Q&A site?

I have just joined with Sports few days back. I have a question in my mind and I wanted to post it here, but before posting here I did a google search. And my question have an answer in another Q&...
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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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Why has my answer to my own question been deleted?

I asked this question some time ago. An answer was posted but it didn't directly refer to my question but to some flaw it allegedly contained. After some time of researching, I learned that there is ...