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“unfair-play” tag usage

The unfair-play has been introduced. Is this appropriate for use on Sports SE?
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Isn't Chess a sport too? [duplicate]

I was browsing through Area 51 and came across this site, and then I saw a separate site for Chess in the Area 51. My question is. Is chess considered a sport in general or not? UPDATE: After seeing ...
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The cricket questions here are pretty good

Looking over the site (and the most recent evaluations) I'm struck with the quality of questions and answers in the cricket tag. Scanning the Greatest Hits shows a fair number of cricket questions as ...
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Can I ask questions about mountaineering in Sports SE Site?

The question is clear! Can I ask questions about mountaineering in the beta site?
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Is mountaineering a sport or an adventure?

The question is as simple as it seems but the answer may have some serious consequences for people who are doing it or are responsible about it as an organization or club of mountaineering.
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Area51 proposal Sports Betting

There exists area51 proposal Sports Betting. I am mentioning it here for several reasons: There is probably an interlap between between users of this site and of the users interesting in the proposed ...
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Is there any difference between the tags (scope) and (on-topic) on meta? Should they be synonyms?

I have noticed that there are two meta-tags called scope and on-topic on this meta. They look very similar to me. Tag-excerpt for scope and tag-excerpt for on-topic are the same at this moment: ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 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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Using Meta or Chat

I've noticed that Sports meta is often used as a quasi chat room. Questions are asked, but without any answers. Some of them contain huge comment lists. I'm in favour of getting clear answers to the ...
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Salvaging another user's question

I'd like to try to salvage another user's question, by addressing more precisely the topic, since the original one apparently is too vague to be answered. Am I supposed to edit his question, or to ...
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Exemption for Sports beta

I just found out on Web Applications Meta that a new threshold limit have been enforced, concerning the review queue: Propose a privilege to sit in the 500 reputation mark I propose to apply for an ...
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Is asking about a player on topic?

Is asking about a player on topic here? E.g. Who is Sikander Raja? Who is Cheteshwar Pujara? Tell me about him in detail. etc... IMO it shouldn't be on topic. Because we can have infinite number of ...
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Fantasy (American) Football 2013 - Who's in? [closed]

UPDATE: I have created the league. Ten teams. First come, first serve. League: Sports SE Fantasy Football Password: Sports53 I scheduled the draft for Sunday, 18 August 2013 at 8:30pm EDT, but that ...
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Sports Collectibles - On Topic for Sports SE?

A previously untapped topic on Sports SE is sports collectibles. Several questions have come up with this subject: What factors should I consider toward keeping sports cards in mint condition?. How ...
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Are questions about lists of references or online resources on topic?

On some other sites in SE networks I have seen questions asking for lists of references, resources or examples of particular phenomenon. To show a few examples Several sites have big list tag. Many ...
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Do Added Pictures Infringe Copyright

In this particular answer, Dirty-Flow, is adding pictures as well. Do they infringe the copyright protection and is this general practice on Sports Beta?
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“Bowling” tag usage - any reason for dual definitions?

I have altered the bowling tag to refer only to the sport of bowling and not to the discipline of bowling in cricket. At time of doing so, all questions tagged bowling related to the former meaning ...
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How to handle allegedly misleading/incorrect answers?

I recently came across a review where the a new user gave an answer, to which an anonymous user has proposed an edit claiming that the answer is plainly incorrect. To make the matters worse, neither ...
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Actuality problem of questions

On SE sites shopping advice is strongly discouraged, and frowned upon. The main reason behind that is that the market constantly changes, and new products are introduced. The relevance of the answers ...
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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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Do we accept questions on Sports Officials?

There is a proposal for a site called "Sports Officials", which it has been suggested is merged with this site. Is there any reason why questions about Sports Officiating (refereeing, umpiring) ...
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“sports.blogoverflow.com” Sounds legit, doesn't it?

After taking a look at Stack Exchange and our sister sites, I noticed a few sites have dedicated blogs...even beta sites. With that thought, I wondered if Sports SE can have a blog. I haven't thought ...
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Synonymous request: [IPL] and [Indian-premier-league]

Currently there are 6 questions tagged with ipl while one question was tagged with indian-premier-league which I re-tagged with ipl since the meaning of both tag is same. So should we make indian-...
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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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“wicket” - Tag Usage

All wicket-tagged questions have also been tagged with cricket thus far. From Wikipedia: In the sport of cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings: a set of stumps and bails; ...
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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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Tagging questions about North American major leagues

I've noticed some questions (5 at the moment) about generic contract issues, etc., tagged all of nfl, nba, mlb, and nhl. Is there a better way to tag these kinds of questions?
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Subjective Question Evaluation [closed]

Subjective (and speculative) questions have been a significant discussion topic on Sports SE meta. Take a look at the following "subjective" questions below. If you agree that the question is a good ...
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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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What is our current policy on statistics questions?

A new user has asked these two questions https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/2370/who-is-the-best-t20-bowler-in-terms-of-overall-economy-rate How many times have the team batting first ...
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Is it acceptable to being too subjective? [duplicate]

I have asked this question to know some rules related to Hat-trick in Cricket. Now this user is constantly asking me What definition have you chose for Hat-trick?. I already told him that in Cricket ...
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Is it okay to ask multiple questions of the same topic in a single question?

Is it okay to ask multiple questions of the same topic in a single question? I am not asking but I have noticed some questions like these: Timed out in cricket Cricket ground specifications Is it a ...
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Constructive Question Evaluation [closed]

Mistu4u asked a question: What are the reasons that cricket is not included in the Olympics? The community seems to be split on the constructivity of this question. Is this question constructive/...
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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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Why was this question migrated?

I don't think my question should have been migrated. I'm asking a sports equipment question, not a physics theory question. I would compare my question to "what is a typical PSI of a football used in ...
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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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Questions about why a player wears a certain jersey number/name

There have been a couple of questions in the last few days about why players wear their jersey number/name. Jersey number for Kobe Bryant https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/2131/jersey-number-...
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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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One sentence answers

Over the past few days, we have seen a couple of answers on the Is it legal to throw an alley-oop to yourself in a real game? thread having just a sentence. Mind you, the answers aren't wrong but they ...
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Off-Topic Question Evaluation

Bogdonavist asked: Who should sit out when a social sporting team has too many players available? The user added: This question may be considered to be off topic by some. I'm happy for the ...
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PSA: Using game images in questions is not usually fair use

Examples: https://sports.stackexchange.com/a/1527/647 Why do the captains of the New England Patriots not wear captain patches? Content on this site has to be licensed under the Creative Commons ...
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Do we cater to “why” questions?

It seems that a lot of "why" questions are not good questions. Here are a few, for example: Why do the captains of the New England Patriots not wear captain patches? Points are given in tennis 15-30-...
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Is it acceptable to ask a question already knowing the answer?

I noticed recently that someone asked a question (I won't specify it because the OP deleted it) where he asked a question (Perfectly acceptable and within the scope of the FAQ) and immediately ...
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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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“premier-league” - Ambiguous Tag Usage

posdef introduced a premier-league tag, regarding the English Premier League of the UEFA, in the following question. Although legit, there appears to be an Indian Premier League in cricket. In ...
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Is parkour on topic?

We just got our first question on parkour. Is the practice on topic? I'm not aware of any competitions in parkour which would have it failing one of my more basic "is it a sport" criteria. However, it'...
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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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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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Approaching users regarding off topic, non-constructive, ambiguous, or localized questions

Regarding the following question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/1778/how-can-one-join-car-racings-officially-in-india The OP made this comment about her question being off topic: I ...
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Hasty close on a question about aussie-rules/rugby?

I realized that a question regarding similarities/differences between aussie rules football and rugby got shot down, on the grounds of being "unclear what the question is about". Considering that ...