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Actuality problem of questions

On SE sites shopping advice is strongly discouraged, and frowned upon. The main reason behind that is that the market constantly changes, and new products are introduced. The relevance of the answers ...
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A blog for Sports SE sounds legit. What will its scope and purpose be?

Step one into getting a blog for Sports SE was to poll for interest. After no objections (three upvotes and two contributing volunteers), we are ready to investigate defining the scope and purpose of ...
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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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“sports.blogoverflow.com” Sounds legit, doesn't it?

After taking a look at Stack Exchange and our sister sites, I noticed a few sites have dedicated blogs...even beta sites. With that thought, I wondered if Sports SE can have a blog. I haven't thought ...
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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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Let's get critical: May 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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“wicket” - Tag Usage

All wicket-tagged questions have also been tagged with cricket thus far. From Wikipedia: In the sport of cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings: a set of stumps and bails; ...
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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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Tagging questions about North American major leagues

I've noticed some questions (5 at the moment) about generic contract issues, etc., tagged all of nfl, nba, mlb, and nhl. Is there a better way to tag these kinds of questions?
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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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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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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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Is it acceptable to being too subjective? [duplicate]

I have asked this question to know some rules related to Hat-trick in Cricket. Now this user is constantly asking me What definition have you chose for Hat-trick?. I already told him that in Cricket ...
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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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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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New On-Topic Page Rollout

After discussion among users from the community, we seem to be in agreement to redefine/further define the scope/subject matter of the content on Sports SE. As a result, this would work hand-in-hand ...
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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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Why am I getting warning while editing a question?

I was trying to suggest an edit on this question Is it possible to change playing styles in cricket?. When I click on edit link, it show me a warning at right side (above How To Edit tips) like this: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PSA: Using game images in questions is not usually fair use

Examples: https://sports.stackexchange.com/a/1527/647 Why do the captains of the New England Patriots not wear captain patches? Content on this site has to be licensed under the Creative Commons ...
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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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Is it acceptable to ask a question already knowing the answer?

I noticed recently that someone asked a question (I won't specify it because the OP deleted it) where he asked a question (Perfectly acceptable and within the scope of the FAQ) and immediately ...
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Usage of Acronyms/Abbreviations as Tags

spiceyokooko brought up an interesting perspective regarding acronyms/abbreviations as tags in this comment. From a North American standpoint, it may be widely understood what nfl, nba, nhl, and mlb ...
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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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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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Speculative questions on Sports.SE

Disclaimer: The following was originally an "answer" to another meta question: determining our scope. I recently realized that I never actually got around to ask this as a separate question, and never ...
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Range of localization for Sports questions

Just stumbled upon the closed question about professional car driving in India. It got closed as being too localized. Do we all agree on this sentiment? edmastermind29 comments that "Sports ...
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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 ...
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Hasty close on a question about aussie-rules/rugby?

I realized that a question regarding similarities/differences between aussie rules football and rugby got shot down, on the grounds of being "unclear what the question is about". Considering that ...
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Reputation change due to “user removed”?

I recently noticed that I went down a bit in reputation and there is a 35p minus with the explanation "user removed", which didn't make sense. Not that the reputation is matters but it would be good ...
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Proposal: Hunting Tag

Question is simple. How do we feel about a hunting tag here, or just hunting questions in general? Hunting is certainly a sport, but is there a better place to post any questions relating to it? ...
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How should we write team names?

A question I asked recently was edited to replace the team names with their city, with the edit summary "added the actual team names". What is the convention on writing in the names of teams? I feel ...
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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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How do I write a good answer on Sports SE?

This is a Canonical Question / FAQ Candidate to help our users write better answers Essentially, good answers come from good questions. Good answers also cite sources and summarize quotes. Assuming ...
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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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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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Can i ask questions generic to multiple sports?

Questions like, how do I conduct a selection trials for games that have 2 individuals playing against each other and only 1 wins, are generic to multiple sports and I am willing to accept an answer ...
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Are cue sports (e.g. snooker or billiards) on-topic?

What's the opinion on questions regarding cue sports? Are they welcome on Sports.SE?
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Sports Psychology

This question indirectly addresses an interesting topic...sports psychology. I understand we haven't had any questions pertaining to this, but how feasible would questions on sports psychology be in ...
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How did we do for the Olympics?

In response to this question: What can we do to promote the site for the Olympics? As a community, how did we do for the Olympics? Where did we succeed? Where do we need to improve on moving forward? ...
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Original answer or not

Lately, we have had a rather large number of cases where an answer is flagged and/or commented on because a significant part of the answer is quoted from elsewhere. A few current examples: How to ...
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Interpretation of the FAQ: on/off-topic and more

There are several questions regarding phrasing of the scope in FAQ lately and I want to bring something up that's been causing some minor irritation for me for a while. I believe the FAQ is ...
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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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Reflect our actual scope in the FAQ

The FAQ currently says: Sports - Stack Exchange is for participants in team and individual sport activities. However, it's obvious that people are asking questions about sports that they're only ...
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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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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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