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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 ...
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Proposal: Hunting Tag

Question is simple. How do we feel about a hunting tag here, or just hunting questions in general? Hunting is certainly a sport, but is there a better place to post any questions relating to it? ...
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How should we write team names?

A question I asked recently was edited to replace the team names with their city, with the edit summary "added the actual team names". What is the convention on writing in the names of teams? I feel ...
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Sports Trivia Evaluation [closed]

Personally, I have been iffy, at best, about sports trivia questions. However, I would rather reflect the perspective of the community than my own. Take a look at the following sports trivia ...
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How do I write a good answer on Sports SE?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our users write better answers Essentially, good answers come from good questions. Good answers also cite sources and summarize quotes. Assuming ...
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How do I write a good question on Sports SE?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our users ask better questions Consider these scenarios: A question you asked was recently closed. The community is misunderstanding what you'...
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Are questions about sports media distribution on topic?

This is in reference to Where can I watch the NFL online? There is a lot of confusion as to how NFL content is distributed online. It is of value for an observer of the NFL to learn how they can ...
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Can i ask questions generic to multiple sports?

Questions like, how do I conduct a selection trials for games that have 2 individuals playing against each other and only 1 wins, are generic to multiple sports and I am willing to accept an answer ...
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Are cue sports (e.g. snooker or billiards) on-topic?

What's the opinion on questions regarding cue sports? Are they welcome on Sports.SE?
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Sports Psychology

This question indirectly addresses an interesting topic...sports psychology. I understand we haven't had any questions pertaining to this, but how feasible would questions on sports psychology be in ...
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How did we do for the Olympics?

In response to this question: What can we do to promote the site for the Olympics? As a community, how did we do for the Olympics? Where did we succeed? Where do we need to improve on moving forward? ...
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Original answer or not

Lately, we have had a rather large number of cases where an answer is flagged and/or commented on because a significant part of the answer is quoted from elsewhere. A few current examples: How to ...
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Interpretation of the FAQ: on/off-topic and more

There are several questions regarding phrasing of the scope in FAQ lately and I want to bring something up that's been causing some minor irritation for me for a while. I believe the FAQ is ...
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Closing of my question about finding a video of a sporting event

My question Video of Barbados vs Grenada football game in 1994 Caribbean Cup Qualifier was closed for being "not constructive". This is defined as As it currently stands, this question is not ...
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Reflect our actual scope in the FAQ

The FAQ currently says: Sports - Stack Exchange is for participants in team and individual sport activities. However, it's obvious that people are asking questions about sports that they're only ...
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“Ultimate” is which sport?

The tag ultimate today refers to "Ultimate Frisbee", and there are actually a request to add ultimate-frisbee as a synonym for ultimate - see Add tag synonym for ultimate. The problem is that "...
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Would pro wrestling be considered on topic?

Would pro wrestling (WWE, TNA, etc.) be considered on topic? When I say "pro wrestling" here, I am specifically talking about the "entertainment form."
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How to describe tags?

I came across description of tags at the following convention (I took badminton as an example): Questions about rules, equipment and training related to badminton. I think that an Excerpt about ...
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Vote rule-book as rules tag synonym

Can you vote up about adding rule-book as synonym for rules? It has the same meaning and should be the same - https://sports.stackexchange.com/tags/rules/synonyms
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Is gossip kind of questions can be asked on this site?

I wrote and answer the following question in order to share my knowledge, Q&A-style. Why did a swimmer wear a swim cap with someone else's name? I also wrote it because a lot of people ...
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Use of quotes in answers

I have noticed some answers contain just a link AND a quote verbatim from its link. Would that fall under the following? Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. ...
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Tone/Humor in Questions

In a recent question by Dor, wax eagle raises a point about the tone of humor in questions. From my reading of the interaction and the edits, the point of contention is in the closing paragraph: ...
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Sports.Stackexchange - don't we need actually two separate stacks for this?

Today I've discovered sports.stackexchange - yet another wonderful beta from Area51. It looks to me like that there is actually space for two stacks not one. You see, the phrase "stack exchange site ...
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Who were we in Euro 2012… Spain or Netherlands*?

I'm interested to know by how much Sports.SE was affected by Euro 2012? If I remember correctly, the visitors/day was ~300 before Euro 2012, so we seem to have been successful in that regard (...
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Euro 2012 questions

I notice that Euro 2012 questions are getting substantial views. This Euro 2012 question has 2,500+ views. Another Euro 2012 question has 10,000+ views. The question asked before What are those blue ...
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Proof that we need to take advantage of trends and current events

This question and this question about Euro-2012 has had over 9,000 views, without anybody having promoted it, proving that good content will get the visitors flowing in. If there is a hot-topic in an ...
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What can we do to promote the site for the Olympics?

There are two major sports events this summer, the UEFA Euro Cup, starting June 8, and the 2012 London Summer Olympics, from July 27 to August 12. Although it's a bit late to specifically target the ...
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Should the Rugby tag be removed - replaced with just Rugby-Union and Rugby-League?

There is no such sport as 'Rugby' which is merely a style of football, there are two distinct sports called 'Rugby Union' and 'Rugby League', which whilst they have a common heritage and some common ...
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Merge “tactics” and “strategy” tags?

I'm not sure that there's a lot to differentiate tactics from strategy. In fact, dictionary.com has strategy as a synonym for tactics.
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Should we have a “high effort” week to increase our question rate?

I, like most people here, really want to see this SE site be a success. As pointed out previously, we are a little low on the question count. I would like to suggest/propose a period of concerted ...