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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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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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Sports SE Question of the Year Tournament - Proof of Concept

This is just an idea to engage the community and highlight the highest voted and most viewed questions of 2016 on Sports SE. This is similar to when we used to have self-evaluations. In March, NCAA "...
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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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Downvoting and responses

I'm new to the website and am enjoying the discussions I've been finding. I've contributed to multiple conversations but in most cases am having my responses downvoted and questioned, despite having ...
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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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Subjective edits

I'm a new user so I'd rather ask here before changing anything... An answer I posted yesterday, which included a link to a Google translation of an article in Spanish, was edited to make the ...
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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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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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Trivia question on sports players: revisiting the issue

I know there was one related question, Should we allow sports trivia? and the most upvoted answer reads: This site is (was?) intended to be inclusive of both fans and participants. Thus sports trivia ...
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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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How much effort should be made when editing a question that is difficult to understand?

I recently encountered this relatively straightforward question on the rules of cricket. If you look at the edit history, you will notice that I had to make extensive efforts to formatting, grammar ...
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Is Quidditch considered on topic?

Is Quidditch considered a sport? Are questions about Quidditch permitted here? Although some countries have established rules for Quidditch games, I am unsure whether or not it would be considered a ...
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Binary “yes or no” question voted 2 times to be closed as “too broad”

These votes to be closed really dont make sense to me. Any clarification? Is there a "player of the year" award for international basketball?
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Why I got “-3” in my question

This is my question. I don't know why the people just vote down without comments. Is it a really bad question?
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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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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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Why is this question considered opinion-based?

What are the differences between those questions? Why is FIFA/UEFA against temporary suspensions? (considered opinion-based) Why is FIFA against adding instant replay to the game? (good and also ...
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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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Question about general improvement path

See also the related question: Wrote an answer while question got put on hold This question asks about how to improve in a sport, namely Badminton in India. While the question is broad, I believe a ...
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Wrote an answer while question got put on hold

I started to write an answer to this question, but I while I was collecting sources and composing my answer, the question got put on hold, so I can't post my answer. I tried improving the question in ...
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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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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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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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Inherit flags from “main” SE sites

On SO and SU, there is an off-topic flag specifically for marking questions which ask for product or service recommendations. (Directly from SO) Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, ...
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How can I include an image in a post?

If I want to use a picture to illustrate a question or an answer, how do I do that? Do I need link to the picture hosted somewhere online or can I use also a picture which I have locally stored on my ...
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How to send photo of my baseball for whose auto [duplicate]

I see someone has posted a photo of an autographed baseball wondering whose it was. I also purchaseed an autographed baseball in the mid 90's and would like to send you a photo but do not know how.
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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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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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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 questions about touch rugby on topic?

Touch rugby is a sport widely played in New Zealand and Australia. It is similar to rugby league, except that instead of tackling, the player with the ball is touched. However, to the best of my ...
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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 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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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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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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Should gender-neutral pronouns be replaced with male ones?

When answering questions, I generally use gender-neutral pronouns ("they", "their", "them"), as most sports are played by both men and women. As you can see in this edit here, the "they"s were ...
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Close Reasons Evaluation [closed]

TL;DR - Our close reasons should be in line with what we define in the help center and through discussions on meta. Moreover, for our new users, non-descriptive close reasons do not help them. They, ...
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Incorrect number of reviews displayed

When I go onto the main Sports site, I get a notification of outstanding reviews. Sometimes there are reviews, other times not. This has only started happening recently (after I went over 2k rep, ...
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The Qualifcation tag is misspelt

We have a tag qualifcation, which only has one question and no tag wiki. It may be a minor matter but the tag's spelling is incorrect. Can it please be corrected to qualification?
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Right answer not accepted

How to manage right answer that are not accepted by the user who wrote the question? It often happened that a user forget to accept a right answer or do not login stackexchange and the reply 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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asking speculatory questions [duplicate]

Is asking a question like "would Diego Maradona have scored his legendary goal if he was playing today?" considered off topic? Answering this would require a lot of speculation, clearly, so I am not ...
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What shall we do with questions tagged with the “fantasy” tag?

Fantasy sports is off-topic on Sports SE (re: assertion, meta post). However, there is a fantasy tag that is promoting questions about fantasy sports (re: claim 1, claim 2). What shall we do with ...
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Before I ask: Questions asking for book suggestion

Is it On-topic to ask for suggestions for books related to sports, like I am looking for a newer edition or book similar to The Oxford Companion to Sports and Games, (I have a 1976 edition of it)? ...
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New tag regarding music/theme songs/anthems

When asking this question, I wanted to put a music related tag on it, which did not yet exist. Since there is quite some sport-related music out, it might be helpful to do so. So, my question is: do ...
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Can this question be re-opened?

This question of mine is closed as duplicate,as I already edited the question stating the difference between linked question and mine,the people who cast to close may not have seen my explanation or ...
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Remove “rugby-union” synonym for “rugby”

At some point, it seems that rugby-union has been marked as a synonym of rugby. I'd suggest that this change should be reversed, and we should have three separate tags: rugby: for general questions ...
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Why does this post have such a low score?

This post currently have a score of -7. I don't see anything particularly strange or wrong about it, but since I don't know anything about cricket I might be missing something. The OP has just stated ...
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Why am I unable to ask questions on main site?

I am noticing what seems to be a glitch/bug on the main site, where I am now unable to ask a question because the "Post Your Question" button is disabled. I have correctly filled in the question ...
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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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