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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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Asking a question regarding gambling

Before posting a question on the main site, I figured I would double-check over here since my question is borderline off-topic. This would essentially be the question I would post: I'm interested in ...
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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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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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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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Issue with closing questions

I have a huge issue with certain individuals closing questions related to running stating that they are either subjective or belong in F&N. Running was my original proposal and the intent was to ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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Is Quidditch considered on topic?

Is Quidditch considered a sport? Are questions about Quidditch permitted here? Although some countries have established rules for Quidditch games, I am unsure whether or not it would be considered a ...
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Would theoretical questions about the interactions of rules with superpowers be on-topic?

After watching a few too many superhero movies, I was left to wonder about how the formal rules of various sports would react to the actual appearance of superpowers and similar fantasy/SF phenomena. ...
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Are quiz questions on-topic?

In regards to this question: Regardless of quality, it is clear what the OP is asking and it is not opinion-based. Moreover, Sports SE has chosen to allow trivia content. Given the community ...
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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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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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How much effort should be made when editing a question that is difficult to understand?

I recently encountered this relatively straightforward question on the rules of cricket. If you look at the edit history, you will notice that I had to make extensive efforts to formatting, grammar ...
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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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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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Proper use of the [bundesliga] tag

Right now the excerpt of the tag bundesliga says: Questions about the Bundesliga, the highest level of football in Germany. However, the Bundesliga is not just that. In Germany, the Bundesliga ...
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How can we reduce the number of autograph identification questions asked by new users?

This community has come to the conclusion that autograph identification questions are off topic. However, it seems like pretty much every time I check this site for new questions a highly ...
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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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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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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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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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What should moderators do with answers to questions that request factual answers but receive opinion/not supported answers?

This question arose in my head from this question, but would explicitly not apply to it as the asker specifically OK'ed dly's answer in comments. No action is suggested on that question/answer ...
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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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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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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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Could we add autograph identification on What topics can I ask about here?

Recently, I came across this useful "Identify-This-X Questions" section on Movies & TV Stack Exchange help center. Since we have similar autograph-identification questions we could probably add ...
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Are shooting sports on topic

Are questions about shooting sports on topic here? If not, can you answer the same question about the Outdoors site?
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What is a penalty shot?

There's been a few changes in tags recently, and one that has popped up a few times is penalty-shot. There are two (or three) things to raise on this tag: What counts as a penalty shot? What should ...
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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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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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Location specific questions allowed?

When I go to new location such as London and Oslo, the first thing is: where are the gyms with certain kind of facility like good for canonical training? Where are the bouldering places? Where can you ...
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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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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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Are questions about “Mick Jagger's jinx” on the teams he supports on-topic?

Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger is infamous in sports world for being a kind of "unlucky charm" in soccer - when he supports a team, it usually loses. I'm not sure if questions about this "curse" in ...
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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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Are questions in the form/manner “How can I get started in [sport]?” on-topic?

I had assisted in narrowing the scope of this question: What kite-surfing equipment should I start with?, this question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/q/3783 , and this question: how to jump on a ...
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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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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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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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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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Title edit that adds a wrong limitation - why allow it to stay?

This edit completely changed the focus of the question title by adding an irrelevant term. The question asks what should happen if, during a kick-off, the ball strikes the goal. It adds a brief side ...
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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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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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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 ...