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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PSA: Please stop using outdated rules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 ...
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Should gender-neutral pronouns be replaced with male ones?

When answering questions, I generally use gender-neutral pronouns ("they", "their", "them"), as most sports are played by both men and women. As you can see in this edit here, the "they"s were ...
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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 questions. ...
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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 ...