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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is dancing on topic?

I see someone posted a dancing question. This is the first question with the dancing tag. Is dancing on topic here? There was a Dancing proposal at Area51, but it closed after 1 year without ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Close Reasons Evaluation [closed]

TL;DR - Our close reasons should be in line with what we define in the help center and through discussions on meta. Moreover, for our new users, non-descriptive close reasons do not help them. They, ...
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Quarterfinals - Highest Voted Division - QotY Tournament

This week is our Quarterfinal round in the highest voted division for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (denoted by comment) Votes will be ...
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Is photo finder type questions on-topic?

I came across this question, I don't think it's on-topic. If it is off-topic, How to close it? Which reason suits it?
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How do i answer this question?

Under unanswered section I saw this question but unsure how to answer this? Question is: What is the difference between a tennis and a racquetball ball? Clearly the question is asking the ...
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Delete the “us-open” tag?

We have a us-open tag, used on only one question. This is really ambiguous, since there are a lot of tournaments in different sports named "US Open." (This was pointed out to me by a new user who ...
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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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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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Site needs “foosball” / “table-soccer” tag

Is there a reason there is no foosball or table-soccer tag in this site yet? I understand that this site is still in beta version, but I have questions related to foosball that I would like to ask. If ...
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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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Can one provide an answer in need of a question?

Is there a preferred manner in which to provide answers to questions that have not been asked yet? This may be information that I believe may help somebody else. I know I can post my question and ...
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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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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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Are questions about “Mick Jagger's jinx” on the teams be supported 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 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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Downvoting and responses

I'm new to the website and am enjoying the discussions I've been finding. I've contributed to multiple conversations but in most cases am having my responses downvoted and questioned, despite having ...
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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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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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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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How should questions about technology used for refereeing purposes be tagged?

There are various kinds of sports officiating technology. Several sports use instant replay, this includes video goal judge in ice-hockey or Hawk-Eye in tennis. In football there is goal-line ...
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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 ...