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Why is boxing a sport when so many boxers die after a fight?

Following the tragic news that Patrick Day has died four days after a fight with injuries suffered in the fight: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/50066825 Why do we still allow boxing to be a ...
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Are questions about identifying a sports video soundtrack on-topic?

I flagged this question (currently 2 upvotes) as off-topic, and my flag was declined: IBU Biathlon theme. I don't understand why is this question on-topic, according to the tour and the Help Center, ...
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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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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Shouldn't there be an image for the community?

I suggest that we use an image of many balls from diferent sports. Also I think it would be nice if the name was Faul Challenge, as if in a game there was a faul, but someone challenges it and its ...
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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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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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Are questions about non-sport rules of a sport federation on-topic?

Many sport federations have rules that establish how the federation work: Rules when creating a local club Rules regarding the sale of equipment Rules regarding how federation leaders are chosen etc ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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Can we have a warning to posters when about to publish an autograph or signature question? [duplicate]

Every time I visit this site I notice some questions related to autographs and signatures in general. In Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic) it was discussed and the ...
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Helping Our New Users Transition to Sports SE

Background After a lingering concern about close reasons, I started a close reasons evaluation last month. Although the results of the evaluation was respectable and close reasons haven't raised red ...
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What is the next thing to do with the (autograph-identification) tag?

Recently it was decided that the autograph-identification questions are no longer on-topic - as a result of the discussion here: Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic). ...
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Add a template close reason for autograph identification requests

The moderator tools show that, in the last 90 days, out of 48 questions closed with custom close reasons, 31 are autograph identification questions. This number is greater than questions closed as ...
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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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What is the consensus on “do-it-for-me” questions?

This question had the following comment: This is really a do-it-for-me question. You can easily find it out by yourself. After seeing this comment, I feel like this has been happening occasionally....
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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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Tagging Up: edits, synonyms, requests, and other tag-related work

Because of the nature of sports and the progress of Sports Stack Exchange, our tags are in pretty good shape. However many have issues and we don't often notice what needs to be fixed or know what ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Data-Driven Fantasy Projection Questions

I understand questions on fantasy sports are off-topic here. However, I have a few questions that do not fit the fantasy sports stereotype like: "Who do I start this week?" "Should I draft ...
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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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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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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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Are snide remarks allowed here?

I asked a question about dots on jerseys and got the following comment: Funny thing is, I saw the photo on a news website and a headline about how the Orioles were wearing dots (admittedly, I didn't ...
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Why is “offside” a tag synonym for “officiating”?

I was browsing the tags on Sports SE and arrived at the tag synonyms for officiating. There you can see offside listed as a synonym alongside officiating, referee, and umpire. Offside is a foul or a ...
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Effects of 2018 World Cup on site traffic

Following up my post from couple of months ago on How can we promote the site for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Below I've provided the same charts, but updated to show data from June and July 2018 when ...
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Synonyms for video-review tag

Developing @alamoot's idea, I have crawled our site and tagged bunch of questions with tags synonymous to video-review tag, because in different sports people use different terms for the same concept: ...
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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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Are questions about “Mick Jagger's jinx” on the teams he supported on-topic?

Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger is infamous in sports world for being a kind of "unlucky charm" in soccer - when he supported a team, it usually loses. I'm not sure if questions about this "curse" ...
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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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How can I ask a question about whether a rule exists in any form of a sport?

I want to ask a question in the basic form of: Does any form (league, level, conference, etc.) of Sport X have (or lack) a rule specifically permitting (or disallowing) Y? Are such questions ...
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How can we promote the site for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in going to start on June 14th, just less than 3 weeks from now. I was curious how the previous World Cup effected the site traffic, after a bit of search I used the queries ...
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Discussing questions WITH sports teams, leagues and governing bodies

Just like the other SE communities, we provide answers to the questions regarding our topic. However, we have the unique ability that we could reach out to the official governing bodies of sports and ...
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A tag for questions about match fixing?

There are some questions about match fixing on this site. How should questions about this topic be tagged? Some initial thoughts, hopefully other users will add further comments on this. Is this ...
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Proper use of the [bundesliga] tag

Right now the excerpt of the tag bundesliga says: Questions about the Bundesliga, the highest level of football in Germany. However, the Bundesliga is not just that. In Germany, the Bundesliga ...
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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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Is it ok to use words such as yesterday, this seasons, etc.?

Many posts here on the site refer to some sport event or to some sport result which happened on some date. Is it ok to use words such as today, yesterday, tomorrow, recently, last months, this season, ...
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Would it be useful to introduce country name tags?

Currently, as far as I know, we have only one question which has country name tags. I, personally, think that country name tags are efficient and add value to the community: it can attract relatively ...
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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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If you put effort into answering a question, it's probably worth an upvote

I've started thinking that our site's users need to be a little bit more generous long before, but after this Question about the best loser from a new user gathered 5 answers and only 1 upvote (by the ...
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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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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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Why does the “Low Quality Posts” show up in bold with a red button to its side?

On the main page I've noticed that the Low Quality Posts under the Review drop-down menu sometimes shows up in bold font and with a red button to its left (see attached picture). I expect there to be ...
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Tag prediction on “Ask a question” page

This site is perhaps one of the easiest sites out there on the Stack Exchange network where a tag predictor could be implemented. How does it work? By the time you finish writing a question, the ...
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Title edit that adds a wrong limitation - why allow it to stay?

This edit completely changed the focus of the question title by adding an irrelevant term. The question asks what should happen if, during a kick-off, the ball strikes the goal. It adds a brief side ...
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Please let me post an improved question

I first posted a question regarding some cricket terminology. Then, I got back new info from my teacher according to which I now need to update the question. This is the older question I posted: ...
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“Off-topic for Sports, but you should try …” where?

One of our existing custom-written close reasons is the "general questions about physical activity", which states Questions on exercise and fitness unrelated to a specific, competitive sport are ...
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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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