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Close Reasons Evaluation [closed]

TL;DR - Our close reasons should be in line with what we define in the help center and through discussions on meta. Moreover, for our new users, non-descriptive close reasons do not help them. They, ...
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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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asking speculatory questions [duplicate]

Is asking a question like "would Diego Maradona have scored his legendary goal if he was playing today?" considered off topic? Answering this would require a lot of speculation, clearly, so I am not ...
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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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Can this question be re-opened?

This question of mine is closed as duplicate,as I already edited the question stating the difference between linked question and mine,the people who cast to close may not have seen my explanation or ...
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Remove “rugby-union” synonym for “rugby”

At some point, it seems that rugby-union has been marked as a synonym of rugby. I'd suggest that this change should be reversed, and we should have three separate tags: rugby: for general questions ...
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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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Puzzled about downvotes on this question

I'm wondering about the downvotes on this question - what is procedure to become a cricket umpire in state level? It was written in poor English, but this was tidied up by myself & another user. ...
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Are WWE storyline questions on-topic here?

I'm an active user over at the Movies & TV site. We've had a question recently which has stirred up a fair bit of debate, surrounding a storyline on WWE. Whilst I myself answered it on the site, ...
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Answer after modify questions

This question was modified to take possible to choose a correct answer. The last version limits the field to NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB tournaments, but there were a lot of reply posted before the updating. So ...
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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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Delete the “us-open” tag?

We have a us-open tag, used on only one question. This is really ambiguous, since there are a lot of tournaments in different sports named "US Open." (This was pointed out to me by a new user who ...
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Should “beachtennis” tag be “beach-tennis”?

I see that the tag beachtennis got created today. Beach tennis is spelled as two words. Should the tag be beach-tennis instead? I believe that is the convention for two word tags. I tried to edit ...
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Why was this question considered too broad?

I recently asked the following question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/5602/how-many-injuries-would-be-prevented-by-banning-slide-tackles In order to narrow down the question, I provided ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 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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Why was the “football penalty shootouts” question closed?

Can someone explain to me why this question was closed? Football penalty shootouts: Germany wins 71% of the time, England 17% only. Any reason? It looks like a good question to me, and has a very ...
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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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What is the actual use of the tag [performance]?

The excerpt of the tag reads like this: For questions generally relating to the (physical, mental, emotional) performance of athletes in various sports. Most questions using this tag should also be ...
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Can one provide an answer in need of a question?

Is there a preferred manner in which to provide answers to questions that have not been asked yet? This may be information that I believe may help somebody else. I know I can post my question and ...
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Don't Forget The FIFA World Cup Event Here!

The FIFA World Cup is among the world's most widely viewed sporting events; almost a billion people are expected to watch the final match coming next month. …and they'll all have lots of ...
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Media: Are announcer/commentator identification questions on-topic?

We have decided that sports broadcasting is on-topic on Sports SE. We have had two questions regarding broadcast announcer/commentator identification: Who is this particular English Premiership (...
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Should we add tags representing years

I agree that having specific tags such as london-2012 is good for the site, but not at the current time. We don't have enough users that use them, so maintaining such user-friendly tags would be an ...
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Putting two related questions under one vs. creating two separate questions for related topics [duplicate]

So I just posted a question and few minutes later I thought of another question that is related to the original one. So what should we do in such circumstances; is it better to keep the two questions ...
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Can I know who voted up/down my question/answer?

I want to know that can I know that who voted up/down my question/answer
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Questions on sport-related injuries

I had an injury to my knee ago while playing football, I was thinking of asking users about exercises that would be good to strengthen my knee perhaps based on their own personal experience. Would ...
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Linked Videos to Yourself or Others

Are linked youtube videos on topic. For instance, if I post a video of myself swimming, and ask a narrow enough topic for how I should improve, that seems to be on topic. Where I feel there is a gray ...
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Are questions on possible scenarios in league tables on topic?

Always, when a season of some competition is close to end, people are speculating what are the possibilities for the teams. (Can this team be a champion? Can this team reach spot which ensures UEFA ...
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Creating a tag for the 2014 World Cup

I was wondering should there or will there be a tag for the 2014 World Cup? I know there was an effort to promote the site before using the Sochi 2014 Olympics so should the same be done with the ...
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Should “promotions” and “relegations” tags be combined?

Currently, there are two tags related to the promotion and relegation systems of some sports organizations: promotions and relegations. There are 4 questions tagged with both tags, and one question ...
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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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Is dancing on topic?

I see someone posted a dancing question. This is the first question with the dancing tag. Is dancing on topic here? There was a Dancing proposal at Area51, but it closed after 1 year without ...
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Are quiz questions on-topic?

In regards to this question: Regardless of quality, it is clear what the OP is asking and it is not opinion-based. Moreover, Sports SE has chosen to allow trivia content. Given the community ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 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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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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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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Properly tagging and classifying what Billiard is discussed

It came to the attention of a few of us that there may be some ambiguity when refering to Billiards or Cue Sport games There are Three types of tables cue sport players may play on: Carom Billiards ...
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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 ...
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Do we have StackExchane or Sports (Beta) as an Application on play store, WMP or on BlackBerry world?

I tried to install this site as an App, but I didn't get that. So do we have this site as as App, or if we don't have then can we have this in future. I think this can help us to promote this site.
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Is photo finder type questions on-topic?

I came across this question, I don't think it's on-topic. If it is off-topic, How to close it? Which reason suits it?
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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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Can we get “ Weekly Newsletter ” on daily basis or on every alternate day?

I find these mails really very knowledgeable, so just want to now can we get those mails at least twice in a week. Because we can improve our knowledge by reading those mails.
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Location specific questions allowed?

When I go to new location such as London and Oslo, the first thing is: where are the gyms with certain kind of facility like good for canonical training? Where are the bouldering places? Where can you ...
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Sports Stack Exchange Google+ Fan Page

I would like to start a Google+ fan page of the Sports beta site. Primary goal could be: circle active users circle people who have answered/posted questions (users tab, new users) Make an ...
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Are trivia questions about facts acceptable? [duplicate]

Are trivia questions about facts acceptable? For e.g. Who is the first player to do so? Which team did this first? Also, if we already know such facts is it okay to ask & answer? (However if ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 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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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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Should Moderators be Asking Questions?

In my 4 months career here on Sports beta, I've asked 11 questions. Two out of the three moderators get stuck asking only 2 questions in approximately 1.5 year. Should moderators, especially in beta ...
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Should we have custom “Page not Found - 404 error” page?

Shouldn't we be having a customized error message: Something like a sports blooper perhaps?
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Is asking about any trophy on-topic?

If I want to know about any trophy e.g. What is XYZ trophy?, Why is XYZ trophy played? Which teams can participate on XYZ trophy? etc. Are this type of questions on-topic?