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When examining what is on-topic based on the scope's definition, and why.

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Are questions about fantasy sports on topic?

Are questions about fantasy sports on topic? This is a huge market and a huge aspect of fandom. Are they on topic?
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

I'm starting to think that we need to revisit whether autograph-identification questions should be on-topic here. Looking at the list of recent autograph identification questions, we can see that ...
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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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Sports Statistics and topicality

The question below was closed, and probably correctly according to our FAQ (although I'm not sure what "source" exactly means). I'd like to open a discussion over whether questions like this should ...
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Guideline for on-topic questions on Sports SE regarding activities

As a rehash of many previous discussions, here are a few: Competitive or Recreational Running What is counted as sport? Airsoft question on topic? Is parkour on topic? Can I ask questions about ...
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Too Localized Question Evaluation

Regarding: Sachin Tendulkar's bowling record In said question, the following was omitted: Does the batting sensation hold any other such fascinating bowling records to his name? As of the ...
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Are e-sports on topic here?

I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and honestly I'm quite conflicted. I feel that any sport that really is a sport should be on topic here, regardless of it is on topic on another site. ...
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Community wiki for list-type questions?

This was prompted by this question/answer. On some other SE sites, this kind of question is permitted, and the default way to answer them is with a community wiki answer where different elements ...
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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 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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Would pro wrestling be considered on topic?

Would pro wrestling (WWE, TNA, etc.) be considered on topic? When I say "pro wrestling" here, I am specifically talking about the "entertainment form."
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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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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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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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Are questions about sports broadcasting on topic?

What questions related to sports broadcasting are on topic? Some examples Who called x game (should be sufficiently obscure) What is the proper way to call a curling match (I dunno, technique etc ...
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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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Are WWE storyline questions on-topic here?

I'm an active user over at the Movies & TV site. We've had a question recently which has stirred up a fair bit of debate, surrounding a storyline on WWE. Whilst I myself answered it on the site, ...
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How do we handle “autograph-identification” questions with no detail?

Our last 7 autograph-identification questions (3 have been since deleted) have provided no detail toward helping to identify the autograph. These questions have been generally received well here, but ...
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Is Sumo wrestling on topic?

Is Sumo wrestling questions on topic? If it is on topic, please add a tag for that. I am not a fan of Sumo wrestling, but I work with a Japanese company and somewhere I read that Sumo is one of the ...
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Media: Are announcer/commentator identification questions on-topic?

We have decided that sports broadcasting is on-topic on Sports SE. We have had two questions regarding broadcast announcer/commentator identification: Who is this particular English Premiership (...
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Can we add “autograph identification” to the “Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here” list?

Currently, the "What topics can I ask about here?" page includes a list in which "Some kinds of questions should NOT be asked here." This list includes: Who is the better [team/athlete/etc.]? Who ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...