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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 ...
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Determining our scope

Sports.SE could be a great site. Think about it: athletes from all over the world coming here to learn more about their sport, and asking questions about how they can make themselves better. Or fans ...
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Sports self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Are Video Game Exercise/Sports Suitable for Sports.SE?

Came across this question today: Is recommendable to follow the routines of exercises in Play Station? I think it probably fits into Fitness and Nutrition SE a bit better, but wanted to poll the ...
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Are questions about sports broadcasting on topic?

What questions related to sports broadcasting are on topic? Some examples Who called x game (should be sufficiently obscure) What is the proper way to call a curling match (I dunno, technique etc ...
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How can we get more activity?

According to our Area51 site, this site has 3 very weak areas: Questions per day (.9 as of this post; 1.4 as of 7 May 2013; 2 as of 21 Oct 2013; 2.1 as of 25 April 2014; 2.2 as of 23 March 2016) Avid ...
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Is there a guideline to quoting from copyrighted rule books?

If we're going to discuss rules questions, we'll often be quoting from the rule books, in part because Stack Exchange really encourages quoting from a source instead of (and in addition to) just ...
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Airsoft question on topic?

There was a new Sports.SE question recently: How does 'airbreak' work on airsoft guns? While this question clearly relates to equipment, does this particular question fits into any sport - it ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Is “Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?” on-topic?

Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight? Isn't this a F&N question? Or is this a proof of concept for merging the two per the meta discussion? I almost flagged it before I ...
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Are questions about sports betting, spreads, and odds on topic?

I can see where questions in general about how spreads are determined, what they mean, and other functionality questions (especially specialty bets) being on topic. But I see a snake pit of questions ...
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Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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What should we do to promote the site?

Now looking at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/27135/sports the stats tell us something is not going well with the site, what should we do? With only 81 visitors per day how should we let ...
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The March Madness question

Referring to this question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/520/who-to-pick-for-march-madness I think this question as posed is not constructive, but is there any way that this question ...
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Is the Peyton Manning Waiver an on-topic Question Topic?

Is the question: What team will Peyton Manning most likely got to? on-topic? I understand it may generate opinions, but if the answers are based on history and/or fact... Well, it might be a ...
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Mortarboard badge

Curious how earning this badge works - it says "earned at least 200 reputation in a single day" - which I did, on Feb 9th (earned 273) - yet I was not awarded the badge. Is it because of the way UTC ...
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Is the Williams contract question an allowable sports trivia example?

There's been one discussion in Sports.meta regarding sports trivia. I noticed a recent question about Ted William's largest contract. It's admittedly not a great question, but seems to fall under the ...
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Should advertising questions be off topic?

I just read: when was the product placement introduced in sports? which asked about product placement in sports. This seems like a reach for being on topic. If it's on topic, are cheerleaders (not "...
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Sports.SE and F&N.SE should be merged

Since its inception Sports.SE has been almost completely redundant with F&N.SE. A huge number of questions that have been asked on Sports.SE are on topic either on F&N or on another stack. ...
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Who should the moderators be?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: The issue of holding fair elections is largely technical. The long-term solution will likely come from us. Still, bring up these issues in meta. ...