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Effects of 2018 World Cup on site traffic

Following up my post from couple of months ago on How can we promote the site for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Below I've provided the same charts, but updated to show data from June and July 2018 when ...
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How do we tag questions encompassing multiple leagues?

In chat (and in a previous meta post), it was discussed how we should tag questions about multiple leagues. In the previous meta post, I said it didn't make sense to create a tag encompassing ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

One of the 7 essential meta questions How do we concisely define this site? Think along the lines: the tagline the motto the blurb under the logo a convenience redirect “nickname” for the site ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How should we handle drill recomendation questions

I've seen three questions (1 2 3) that specifically ask for drills, workouts, exercises, etc to help with a specific condition. If they already comprise 12%(1) of the site, we should be prepared to ...
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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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What kind of cycling questions are on-topic?

There is already a fully-fledged bicycles.stackexchange.com site. In addition to non-sports cycling (commuting, touring), they have tags such as Training and Racing. Should questions similar to Why ...
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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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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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Are questions about non-sport rules of a sport federation on-topic?

Many sport federations have rules that establish how the federation work: Rules when creating a local club Rules regarding the sale of equipment Rules regarding how federation leaders are chosen etc ...
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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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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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What is the next thing to do with the (autograph-identification) tag?

Recently it was decided that the autograph-identification questions are no longer on-topic - as a result of the discussion here: Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic). ...
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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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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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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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A tag for questions about match fixing?

There are some questions about match fixing on this site. How should questions about this topic be tagged? Some initial thoughts, hopefully other users will add further comments on this. Is this ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

One of the 7 essential meta questions Straight-forward but difficult and very important question. Let's work together on defining this new site especially considering that we have a closely related ...
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Should we approve and/or make edits to update information of teams or players as they change?

In many questions or answers, certain affiliations of players or specific details of teams are mentioned. For example, consider this edit which changes the description of Hashim Amla from 'South ...
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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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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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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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When should we use the community wiki?

In what criteria/criterion should we use the community wiki for questions? What should it not be used for and what is a good example of it's use?
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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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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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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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What is the consensus on “do-it-for-me” questions?

This question had the following comment: This is really a do-it-for-me question. You can easily find it out by yourself. After seeing this comment, I feel like this has been happening occasionally....
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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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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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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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Should the name of the sport be included in the question title?

Start with examples: How to attack zone defence? (tagged Basketball) Is it possible to effectively practice zone defence in basketball if you don't have 10 people? (also tagged) Now the question is, ...
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Are questions about identifying a sports video soundtrack on-topic?

I flagged this question (currently 2 upvotes) as off-topic, and my flag was declined: IBU Biathlon theme. I don't understand why is this question on-topic, according to the tour and the Help Center, ...
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How can I ask a question about whether a rule exists in any form of a sport?

I want to ask a question in the basic form of: Does any form (league, level, conference, etc.) of Sport X have (or lack) a rule specifically permitting (or disallowing) Y? Are such questions ...
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Is this question considered as localized?

This is the question from a new user asking Is Sher-Wood T90 considered a pro stock hockey stick?, I edited the question correcting spelling but realized that it may be localized and if it is so, what ...
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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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How should we handle questions whose answers change often?

There may be a global StackExchange answer for this that I am unaware of, but how should we handle questions whose answers would change periodically? For instance: League rules that may change every ...
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Are fan questions on topic?

I was about to ask what is it called, colloquially, the organ that is used to play baseball tunes live in the stadium, and whether there is a common brand or model that they prefer to use for that, ...
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Create an “own-goal” tag

I've created an own-goal tag as I think it's an interesting aspect in many sports, and also the inclusion of this tag to relevant questions is very intuitive to me. Then I tried to apply this tag to 2 ...
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Championship - QotY Tournament

This week is our Championship round for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. This week, we have another five way matchup. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (denoted by ...
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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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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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Double Standards in Questions Containing Resource Requests

A few days ago I've asked a question, which I deleted after a while as it was closed as off-topic and it wasn't possible to improve it because anyways under current rules it would be still considered ...
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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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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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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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Where can I ask about autograph identification?

In 2018 after a discussion on meta it was decided that autograph identification questions are no longer considered on-topic on Sports Stack Exchange. Since then, such question are typically closed ...
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Can we add “autograph identification” to the “Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here” list?

Currently, the "What topics can I ask about here?" page includes a list in which "Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here." This list includes: Who is the better [team/athlete/etc.]? Who ...
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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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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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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."