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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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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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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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Scope suggestion - Eliminate most overlap with F&N

I suggest that we change our scope to the following: "We exist as a site to ask about the rules, regulations, practices and minutia surrounding sports. Questions about training, and the actual ...
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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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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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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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Quarterfinals - Most Viewed Division - QotY Tournament

This week is our Quarterfinal round in the most viewed 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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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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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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Types of Equipment related Questions

We are beginning to get closer to a usable definition of the types of sports we want to cover on the site (AFAIKS). But what about questions on equipment? From What should our FAQ contain? questions ...
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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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Snowboard - overlap with Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors already covers some areas like snowboarding, and similar questions are created here at Sports... Great Outdoors started sooner with these topics so maybe these topics should be ...
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Are questions on sports commentary on topic?

I guess most commentary questions would be off topic, since they are not technically 'sport'. But I am not sure. Are questions on sports commentary allowed?
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cycling or Bicycling?

What of these should we keep? Both? That mainly goes for Tags I know you go cycling with your bicycle, but what should the tags have? both?
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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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Which definition should be used for the “Athletics” tag?

The word "Athletics" has different connotations in America and the rest of the world. In the U.S.A., "athletics" implies all competitive sports, i.e. a collegiate Athletics Department. In the rest ...
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What should the tag (cards) be used for?

On the main site, there is a tag called cards. The tag-excerpt says: "Questions about sports trading cards, a common sports collectible." However, it is not really surprising, that the tag is in ...
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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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Can this question be re-opened?

This question of mine is closed as duplicate,as I already edited the question stating the difference between linked question and mine,the people who cast to close may not have seen my explanation or ...
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Approving anonymous edits that change the initial question

I saw the following questions edited by approving edits made by an anonymous user: https://sports.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/18740 https://sports.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-...
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Deprecated tags should be blacklisted

It can happen that - for various reasons - some tag is deprecated, i.e., it is no longer supposed to be used. The reasons can be various. One possible reason might be that the area covered by the tag ...
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Subjective edits

I'm a new user so I'd rather ask here before changing anything... An answer I posted yesterday, which included a link to a Google translation of an article in Spanish, was edited to make the ...
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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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Are questions regarding specific referee/umpire/match official decisions in a particular match/game/event allowed?

The motivation for this question is the fact that at the moment, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is in progress and a number of decisions made by referees have been hotly discussed elsewhere on the Internet. ...
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Sweet 16 - QotY Tournament

This week is our Sweet 16(+) for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. We saw several "upsets" in the quarterfinal rounds and even a tie. I look forward to this week's matchups! A few ...
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Should we reconsider allowing (some) fantasy questions?

Fantasy sports questions of any sort, unless they directly impact real sports (and not the other way around), have been considered off topic here since the beginning. The reasons given for this are ...
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Is Clubhouse chatting room deleted, if yes could someone create a new one?

I don't see the chatting room the clubhouse if it has been deleted, can we create one?
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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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What is the policy on rules questions?

I saw this question on basketball, Basketball "climbing" foul, with an edited answer that stated: It was downvoted because this site is somewhat of a joke in voting in that they would ...
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Final 4 - QotY tournament

This week is our Final 4(+) for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. This week, we have a five way matchup and a three way matchup due to ties. A few guidelines: One vote per user per ...
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Question about general improvement path

See also the related question: Wrote an answer while question got put on hold This question asks about how to improve in a sport, namely Badminton in India. While the question is broad, I believe a ...
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Are questions on possible scenarios in league tables on topic?

Always, when a season of some competition is close to end, people are speculating what are the possibilities for the teams. (Can this team be a champion? Can this team reach spot which ensures UEFA ...
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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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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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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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Is cheerleading on-topic?

A meta answer from a while back speculates about whether cheerleading is on-topic, but doesn't reach a clear answer. Cheerleading certainly has a strong association with competitive sports and the ...
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Should the rules set be stipulated within rules questions?

With this question I am looking to further the question on What is the policy on rules questions? I play 8-ball pool tournaments in club leagues and the rules in 8-ball are very different to 9-ball ...
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How do we tag questions with respect to a sport and its respective league?

A question has been brought up in chat twice (1) (2) regarding the use of tags with respect to a sport and its respective league. It was asked both times if questions tagged with the league should ...
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Is asking about a player on topic?

Is asking about a player on topic here? E.g. Who is Sikander Raja? Who is Cheteshwar Pujara? Tell me about him in detail. etc... IMO it shouldn't be on topic. Because we can have infinite number of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do we handle questions that relate to fitness and nutrition?

How should we handle questions that relate to the fitness and nutrition SE? There are some grey areas that exist currently. One specifically (recently): Swimming and respiratory infections ...
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Editing the question about FIFA being against video reviews (the 2nd most voted question on Sports SE)

The question about Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? needs to be edited because the premises in the question are old. The wording in the title and body of the question should be ...
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Is this question on topic for Sport?

I had a a question that I asked about in Stats, but they think it should go here in Sports. I want to make sure about it before posting. Can you tell me whether the following would be on-topic in ...