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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Answer after modify questions

This question was modified to take possible to choose a correct answer. The last version limits the field to NFL/NBA/NHL/MLB tournaments, but there were a lot of reply posted before the updating. So ...
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What is the actual use of the tag [performance]?

The excerpt of the tag reads like this: For questions generally relating to the (physical, mental, emotional) performance of athletes in various sports. Most questions using this tag should also be ...
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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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Request: For specific officiating decisions, eliminate or define the “notable” requirement

Regarding the following question: Would you have called this a penalty? I had responded that the ultimate close reason was unclear to me: As it stands, given this was a local-level match, it ...
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Link used in the answer doesn't exist anymore

I asked this question: How many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals? about 2 years ago. It got 2 answers. One was a link to a TSN webpage, other was the list of sweeps with ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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What is the “participation” tag for?

Over the last few days, I've seen lots of questions tagged with participation, but I don't really understand the purpose of the tag. What does it mean when a question is tagged "participation"? What ...
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Should “wages” tag be renamed?

The wages tag, according to the tag wiki, encompasses not only the wages of people, but the financials of sports organizations: Questions about financial information in sports. This includes ...
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Sports Collectibles - On Topic for Sports SE?

A previously untapped topic on Sports SE is sports collectibles. Several questions have come up with this subject: What factors should I consider toward keeping sports cards in mint condition?. How ...
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Questions about why a player wears a certain jersey number/name

There have been a couple of questions in the last few days about why players wear their jersey number/name. Jersey number for Kobe Bryant https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/2131/jersey-number-...
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“premier-league” - Ambiguous Tag Usage

posdef introduced a premier-league tag, regarding the English Premier League of the UEFA, in the following question. Although legit, there appears to be an Indian Premier League in cricket. In ...
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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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What should our tag wiki look like?

While checking a few other things, I ran into the same question I have always been troubled with, but did not feel worth bringing up previously. Now however, for some semblance of order and ...
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What is unclear about this question

Yesterday I saw a question that I commented with a few clarification questions, just to make sure I understood it correctly. Which was confirmed by the OP. But when I woke up this morning, the ...
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Why was this question considered too broad?

I recently asked the following question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/5602/how-many-injuries-would-be-prevented-by-banning-slide-tackles In order to narrow down the question, I provided ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 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 ...