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How should the tag “Football” be used?

I saw a question with the tag football, but the content was not about football, as I use the term. The question was about "American football." What most countries call "football", Americans call "...
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How can we get more activity?

According to our Area51 site, this site has 3 very weak areas: Questions per day (.9 as of this post; 1.4 as of 7 May 2013; 2 as of 21 Oct 2013; 2.1 as of 25 April 2014; 2.2 as of 23 March 2016) Avid ...
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Things to Keep in Mind During Public Beta

Congratulations on making it to public beta! Your site will be publicly visible on Wednesday afternoon. However, before your move forward, I wanted to point out a few things that concerned us. A ...
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Should we allow sports trivia?

Our faq says we are for "participants in team and individual sport activities". It doesn't clarify whether this is limited to questions by participants, or if it includes questions about participants. ...
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Sports.SE and F&N.SE should be merged

Since its inception Sports.SE has been almost completely redundant with F&N.SE. A huge number of questions that have been asked on Sports.SE are on topic either on F&N or on another stack. ...
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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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What is counted as sport?

What is counted as a sport activity? Do you need to sweat for it? Does there need to be a competition to compare/asses the gain/value/rank you are at? For instance: Is Chess considered a sport? How ...
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PSA: Please stop using outdated rules

Google can come in handy when trying to source a rule mentioned in your answer. Unfortunately, Google isn't perfect, and some people don't bother to check whether they're using the latest version. ...
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Don't Forget The FIFA World Cup Event Here!

The FIFA World Cup is among the world's most widely viewed sporting events; almost a billion people are expected to watch the final match coming next month. …and they'll all have lots of questions. ...
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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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Include just link, or copy content?

Short question: should we provide links to the answer, or copy external content into our answer? Long question: In response to this question, I provided a link to an external blog (of which I'm not ...
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Hockey versus Ice Hockey - should they be synonyms?

We have two tags, one being hockey and the other being icehockey. I recognize there are other types of hockey (well, I can only think of two: one where you play with roller blades, and the other where ...
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Is there a guideline to quoting from copyrighted rule books?

If we're going to discuss rules questions, we'll often be quoting from the rule books, in part because Stack Exchange really encourages quoting from a source instead of (and in addition to) just ...
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Please add support for embedded YouTube videos

YouTube support is currently enabled on Gaming and Music. Considering the number of questions involving a specific play from a game, or a demonstration of a technique, I think Sports should allow ...
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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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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 should we format results?

[ Moderator note, December 2020: Proper table formatting is now available; that is now clearly the right way to format results ] I recently answered the question Which football matches had the highest ...
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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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Who should the moderators be?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: The issue of holding fair elections is largely technical. The long-term solution will likely come from us. Still, bring up these issues in meta. ...
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Q2 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

As people may have noted, we've been short of moderator cover on this site for the past few months. Thanks to the Stack Exchange staff who have covered some of the workload in the meantime. 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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What should we do with equipment recommendations?

Are sports equipment recommendations on topic or off topic? Additionally, if they're on topic how should they be tagged? It seems like it would be difficult to provide a single answer. Examples: ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Why has a question on swimming technique been closed as off-topic?

A while back I asked this question: Swimming: why can I not front crawl? It was subsequently put on hold. The rationalisation was: "Questions on exercise and fitness unrelated to a specific, ...
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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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Use of quotes in answers

I have noticed some answers contain just a link AND a quote verbatim from its link. Would that fall under the following? Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. ...
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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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How can I help promote “Sports SE” as a destination for Olympics questions?

Now that the Sochi Winter Olympics are just around the corner, there will be billions of sports fans watching — and they'll have lots of questions. And since those questions will be widely searched on ...
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Should we look to relax 'too subjective' to generate more and more interesting questions?

This particular SE site is putting along but doesn't look like picking up the kind of traffic it would need to graduate from beta any time soon. One problem with fitting 'sports' into the SE model is ...
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Are we trying to be an encyclopedia for sports questions?

So let's say I have a sports related question and if I do a little bit of searching online I can find the question and the answer on some other website. Do we want such questions on SE? In one hand ...
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2016 QotY Tournament Champion and Debrief

Congratulations to the 2016 Question of the Year on Sports SE: Why is field hockey played with water on the field? Here are the final results: I want to use this post to "debrief" about this ...
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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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Grounds of Tag Creation

I have seen created tags that may/may not be useful as Sports SE progresses. Several examples are: field-goal, down, and zinedine-zidane. field-goal and down was in regards to in-game scoring/...
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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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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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Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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 does Fitness and Nutrition, with Sports related questions, interact?

What are the boundaries to define if a question belongs on Sports or F&N? Looks like we may need some collaboration cross sites to decide how best to partition the questions?
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PSA: Answering your own question on Stack Exchange is encouraged

We have a help center page asking: Can I answer my own question? The answer is yes. I'm only making this PSA because recently, I have seen three different occasions in which users were asked why ...
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PSA: Let's review suggested edits thoroughly

Lately, we have had edits that have, whether intended or not, defaced posts (eg, "Corrected Grammer [sic]" but removed formatting and links or asked some sort of supplemental question different from ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Sports is scheduled for an election next week, June 1st. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Sports's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be your first elected moderators since you lost your "beta" label last ...
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Competitive or Recreational Running

The question What is the most popular running (and fitness) application for mobile devices? was closed (partly) with the reason "Running questions must specifically relate to competitive running." ...
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Rules questions with “little” effort. Do we close these questions as off-topic or downvote?

Lately, a perspective regarding the effort put into rules questions (eg, lack of research) and how to handle these questions have come into question. Do we close these questions as off-topic or ...
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Will running related questions from F&N be migrated to Sports?

I have asked some running related questions on Fitness&Nutrition. How can I migrate them to Sports (probably only when the public beta starts)?
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Let's get critical: Nov 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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Proof that we need to take advantage of trends and current events

This question and this question about Euro-2012 has had over 9,000 views, without anybody having promoted it, proving that good content will get the visitors flowing in. If there is a hot-topic in an ...
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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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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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