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What is our current policy on statistics questions?

A new user has asked these two questions https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/2370/who-is-the-best-t20-bowler-in-terms-of-overall-economy-rate How many times have the team batting first ...
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Constructive Question Evaluation [closed]

Mistu4u asked a question: What are the reasons that cricket is not included in the Olympics? The community seems to be split on the constructivity of this question. Is this question constructive/...
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Sports Trivia Evaluation [closed]

Personally, I have been iffy, at best, about sports trivia questions. However, I would rather reflect the perspective of the community than my own. Take a look at the following sports trivia ...
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Creating a tag for the 2014 World Cup

I was wondering should there or will there be a tag for the 2014 World Cup? I know there was an effort to promote the site before using the Sochi 2014 Olympics so should the same be done with the ...
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How receptive are we to petty edits?

I provided an answer to the following question: NBA Wingspan-To-Height Ratio A few days later, an edit was made to the question. The word "wingspan" was replaced with "armspan," and the following ...
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How to handle allegedly misleading/incorrect answers?

I recently came across a review where the a new user gave an answer, to which an anonymous user has proposed an edit claiming that the answer is plainly incorrect. To make the matters worse, neither ...
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Off-Topic Question Evaluation

Bogdonavist asked: Who should sit out when a social sporting team has too many players available? The user added: This question may be considered to be off topic by some. I'm happy for the ...
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Linked Videos to Yourself or Others

Are linked youtube videos on topic. For instance, if I post a video of myself swimming, and ask a narrow enough topic for how I should improve, that seems to be on topic. Where I feel there is a gray ...
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Do we accept questions on Sports Officials?

There is a proposal for a site called "Sports Officials", which it has been suggested is merged with this site. Is there any reason why questions about Sports Officiating (refereeing, umpiring) ...
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Consistency in trivia content

Two similar questions have been asked regarding bowling trivia: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/2417/what-is-the-lowest-bowling-score-under-a-recorded-average#question Lowest average to ...
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“Ultimate” is which sport?

The tag ultimate today refers to "Ultimate Frisbee", and there are actually a request to add ultimate-frisbee as a synonym for ultimate - see Add tag synonym for ultimate. The problem is that "...
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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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Elite 8 - QotY Tournament

This week is our Elite 8(+) for Sports SE's Question of the Year Tournament. This week, we have four matchups with three questions each due to ties. A few guidelines: One vote per user per matchup (...
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Why has my answer to my own question been deleted?

I asked this question some time ago. An answer was posted but it didn't directly refer to my question but to some flaw it allegedly contained. After some time of researching, I learned that there is ...
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Synonymous request: [IPL] and [Indian-premier-league]

Currently there are 6 questions tagged with ipl while one question was tagged with indian-premier-league which I re-tagged with ipl since the meaning of both tag is same. So should we make indian-...
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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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What is wrong with this question ? http://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/13970/does-duckworth-lewis-method-consider-free-hit-situations

I recently asked this : Does Duckworth-Lewis Method consider "free-hit" situations? I got two upvotes, probably because somebody else thought it was a good question and wanted to know the ...
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Should I ask a question that has an answer in another Q&A site?

I have just joined with Sports few days back. I have a question in my mind and I wanted to post it here, but before posting here I did a google search. And my question have an answer in another Q&...
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Should we add tags representing years

I agree that having specific tags such as london-2012 is good for the site, but not at the current time. We don't have enough users that use them, so maintaining such user-friendly tags would be an ...
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Is asking about any trophy on-topic?

If I want to know about any trophy e.g. What is XYZ trophy?, Why is XYZ trophy played? Which teams can participate on XYZ trophy? etc. Are this type of questions on-topic?
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“unfair-play” tag usage

The unfair-play has been introduced. Is this appropriate for use on Sports SE?
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Area51 proposal Sports Betting

There exists area51 proposal Sports Betting. I am mentioning it here for several reasons: There is probably an interlap between between users of this site and of the users interesting in the proposed ...
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Is there any difference between the tags (scope) and (on-topic) on meta? Should they be synonyms?

I have noticed that there are two meta-tags called scope and on-topic on this meta. They look very similar to me. Tag-excerpt for scope and tag-excerpt for on-topic are the same at this moment: ...
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Are questions about lists of references or online resources on topic?

On some other sites in SE networks I have seen questions asking for lists of references, resources or examples of particular phenomenon. To show a few examples Several sites have big list tag. Many ...
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How do I write a good question on Sports SE?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our users ask better questions Consider these scenarios: A question you asked was recently closed. The community is misunderstanding what you'...
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Meta Qustions length

I tried to ask a question in Meta, and I got the following error: In red: ** Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards.** I assume it's length ...
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How do we handle this subset of “how to” questions

Several questions have been asked in a subset of "how-to" such that: How to enter in 2016 Olympics? How does one become a DDCA umpire? Related information on a historic meta post: Range of ...
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Is it okay to ask multiple questions of the same topic in a single question?

Is it okay to ask multiple questions of the same topic in a single question? I am not asking but I have noticed some questions like these: Timed out in cricket Cricket ground specifications Is it a ...
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Do we cater to “why” questions?

It seems that a lot of "why" questions are not good questions. Here are a few, for example: Why do the captains of the New England Patriots not wear captain patches? Points are given in tennis 15-30-...
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Mortarboard badge

Curious how earning this badge works - it says "earned at least 200 reputation in a single day" - which I did, on Feb 9th (earned 273) - yet I was not awarded the badge. Is it because of the way UTC ...
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What's unclear about this question?

I'm genuinely struggling to see what is unclear about this question about snapping the ball? It seems like a perfectly simple, clear and answerable question to me.
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Why was this question migrated?

I don't think my question should have been migrated. I'm asking a sports equipment question, not a physics theory question. I would compare my question to "what is a typical PSI of a football used in ...
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One sentence answers

Over the past few days, we have seen a couple of answers on the Is it legal to throw an alley-oop to yourself in a real game? thread having just a sentence. Mind you, the answers aren't wrong but they ...
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Approaching users regarding off topic, non-constructive, ambiguous, or localized questions

Regarding the following question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/1778/how-can-one-join-car-racings-officially-in-india The OP made this comment about her question being off topic: I ...
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Can i ask questions generic to multiple sports?

Questions like, how do I conduct a selection trials for games that have 2 individuals playing against each other and only 1 wins, are generic to multiple sports and I am willing to accept an answer ...
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Sports Psychology

This question indirectly addresses an interesting topic...sports psychology. I understand we haven't had any questions pertaining to this, but how feasible would questions on sports psychology be in ...
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What do we do with newly created tags that are already covered by existing/related tags?

It was brought to our attention in The Clubhouse regarding tags that are already covered by existing/related tags. In this example, penalty-card has no usage guidance and was only used once. In ...
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Should Questions regarding Unspecified Tournaments be Closed?

In Football/Soccer, There are Four degrees of organization, World > Continental > National > State/District. One example would be FIFA > UEFA > England/Spain/Portugal. Each National Federation is ...
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Puzzled about downvotes on this question

I'm wondering about the downvotes on this question - what is procedure to become a cricket umpire in state level? It was written in poor English, but this was tidied up by myself & another user. ...
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Putting two related questions under one vs. creating two separate questions for related topics [duplicate]

So I just posted a question and few minutes later I thought of another question that is related to the original one. So what should we do in such circumstances; is it better to keep the two questions ...
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Can we get “ Weekly Newsletter ” on daily basis or on every alternate day?

I find these mails really very knowledgeable, so just want to now can we get those mails at least twice in a week. Because we can improve our knowledge by reading those mails.
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Should Moderators be Asking Questions?

In my 4 months career here on Sports beta, I've asked 11 questions. Two out of the three moderators get stuck asking only 2 questions in approximately 1.5 year. Should moderators, especially in beta ...
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Subjective Question Evaluation [closed]

Subjective (and speculative) questions have been a significant discussion topic on Sports SE meta. Take a look at the following "subjective" questions below. If you agree that the question is a good ...
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Original answer or not

Lately, we have had a rather large number of cases where an answer is flagged and/or commented on because a significant part of the answer is quoted from elsewhere. A few current examples: How to ...
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Isn't Chess a sport too? [duplicate]

I was browsing through Area 51 and came across this site, and then I saw a separate site for Chess in the Area 51. My question is. Is chess considered a sport in general or not? UPDATE: After seeing ...
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What should we do to this question?

For question Why isn't Cricket an Olympics sport event? rollback, we voted to close as duplicate of How does a sport become an Olympic Sport? and now the edited question is getting reopen vote but ...
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I believe this question should be reopened

This question of mine is currently closed as "too broad". The original version (Revision 1) of the question was closed as too broad. Then I made an edit (Revision 2) to narrow the scope of the ...
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Why “powers and duties of a referee” is put on hold as too broad?

Why this question is put on hold as too broad ? I think it is well defined and has a proper answer. I don't think this question has too many possible answers or too long answers. What are the ...
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Should we have custom “Page not Found - 404 error” page?

Shouldn't we be having a customized error message: Something like a sports blooper perhaps?
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Are questions specifically asking about trivial illegal situations without being about rules allowed?

This question is asking about throw-ins thrown directly into a goal. Deflections or any other situations are not "allowed". So everything that would make it actually notable is ruled out. In this ...