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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?

[ 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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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 ...
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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 trivia ...
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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?