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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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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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Generalising the off-topicality of autograph identification questions

In Revisiting Autograph Identification Questions the community determined that for a range of reasons, that type of question is off-topic. Since that time, although we continue to receive new ...
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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 probably ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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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 ...
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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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Why so many 'bar bet' questions?

It seems to me (and I admit, I may be wrong) that a large percentage of our questions are what I would call 'bar bet' questions. Some examples would be: How many goalkeepers scored goals in the old ...
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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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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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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 ...