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Vote rule-book as rules tag synonym

Can you vote up about adding rule-book as synonym for rules? It has the same meaning and should be the same - https://sports.stackexchange.com/tags/rules/synonyms
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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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Add tag synonym for ultimate [closed]

Can someone add ultimate-frisbee as synonym for ultimate? According to many references, "frisbee" is omitted due to trademark concerns, yet ultimate frisbee is a commonly used name for the sport.
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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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Tone/Humor in Questions

In a recent question by Dor, wax eagle raises a point about the tone of humor in questions. From my reading of the interaction and the edits, the point of contention is in the closing paragraph: ...
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Sports.Stackexchange - don't we need actually two separate stacks for this?

Today I've discovered sports.stackexchange - yet another wonderful beta from Area51. It looks to me like that there is actually space for two stacks not one. You see, the phrase "stack exchange site ...
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Who were we in Euro 2012… Spain or Netherlands*?

I'm interested to know by how much Sports.SE was affected by Euro 2012? If I remember correctly, the visitors/day was ~300 before Euro 2012, so we seem to have been successful in that regard (...
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Euro 2012 questions

I notice that Euro 2012 questions are getting substantial views. This Euro 2012 question has 2,500+ views. Another Euro 2012 question has 10,000+ views. The question asked before What are those blue ...
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Where are the links in the SE banner?

We have the following arrangement across the top: However, when I logged in earlier today, I got this (I was logged in as I could post comments, etc): I've seen this happen a few times. Why is this ...
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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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What can we do to promote the site for the Olympics?

There are two major sports events this summer, the UEFA Euro Cup, starting June 8, and the 2012 London Summer Olympics, from July 27 to August 12. Although it's a bit late to specifically target the ...
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Should the Rugby tag be removed - replaced with just Rugby-Union and Rugby-League?

There is no such sport as 'Rugby' which is merely a style of football, there are two distinct sports called 'Rugby Union' and 'Rugby League', which whilst they have a common heritage and some common ...
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Merge “tactics” and “strategy” tags?

I'm not sure that there's a lot to differentiate tactics from strategy. In fact, dictionary.com has strategy as a synonym for tactics.
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Should we have a “high effort” week to increase our question rate?

I, like most people here, really want to see this SE site be a success. As pointed out previously, we are a little low on the question count. I would like to suggest/propose a period of concerted ...
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Determining our scope

Sports.SE could be a great site. Think about it: athletes from all over the world coming here to learn more about their sport, and asking questions about how they can make themselves better. Or fans ...
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Sports self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Are Video Game Exercise/Sports Suitable for Sports.SE?

Came across this question today: Is recommendable to follow the routines of exercises in Play Station? I think it probably fits into Fitness and Nutrition SE a bit better, but wanted to poll the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Is “Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?” on-topic?

Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight? Isn't this a F&N question? Or is this a proof of concept for merging the two per the meta discussion? I almost flagged it before I ...
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Are questions about sports betting, spreads, and odds on topic?

I can see where questions in general about how spreads are determined, what they mean, and other functionality questions (especially specialty bets) being on topic. But I see a snake pit of questions ...
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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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What should we do to promote the site?

Now looking at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/27135/sports the stats tell us something is not going well with the site, what should we do? With only 81 visitors per day how should we let ...
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The March Madness question

Referring to this question: https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/520/who-to-pick-for-march-madness I think this question as posed is not constructive, but is there any way that this question ...
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Is the Peyton Manning Waiver an on-topic Question Topic?

Is the question: What team will Peyton Manning most likely got to? on-topic? I understand it may generate opinions, but if the answers are based on history and/or fact... Well, it might be a ...
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Mortarboard badge

Curious how earning this badge works - it says "earned at least 200 reputation in a single day" - which I did, on Feb 9th (earned 273) - yet I was not awarded the badge. Is it because of the way UTC ...
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Is the Williams contract question an allowable sports trivia example?

There's been one discussion in Sports.meta regarding sports trivia. I noticed a recent question about Ted William's largest contract. It's admittedly not a great question, but seems to fall under the ...
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Bug? Answer count

The question ...in question: Is it legal in racket sports to pass the racket from one hand to the other? As you can see on that page it only has 1 answer given. Yet when viewed in the question list ...
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Should advertising questions be off topic?

I just read: when was the product placement introduced in sports? which asked about product placement in sports. This seems like a reach for being on topic. If it's on topic, are cheerleaders (not "...
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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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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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Edit question to add correct tags

I have asked a question about (field) hockey. But the tags hockey and [tag:field hockey] does not exist currently. And since I don't have enough reputation on the site to create new tags, I have ...
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Asking a question regarding gambling

Before posting a question on the main site, I figured I would double-check over here since my question is borderline off-topic. This would essentially be the question I would post: I'm interested ...
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Snowboard - overlap with Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors already covers some areas like snowboarding, and similar questions are created here at Sports... Great Outdoors started sooner with these topics so maybe these topics should be ...
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Issue with closing questions

I have a huge issue with certain individuals closing questions related to running stating that they are either subjective or belong in F&N. Running was my original proposal and the intent was to ...
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Remove icehockey synonym mapping to hockey and make it as the main tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hockey versus Ice Hockey - should they be synonyms? Apparently this meta post has resulted in icehockey being mapped as a synonym to hockey. May I remind that outside of the ...
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Which definition should be used for the “Athletics” tag?

The word "Athletics" has different connotations in America and the rest of the world. In the U.S.A., "athletics" implies all competitive sports, i.e. a collegiate Athletics Department. In the rest ...
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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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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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cycling or Bicycling?

What of these should we keep? Both? That mainly goes for Tags I know you go cycling with your bicycle, but what should the tags have? both?
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Meta Qustions length

I tried to ask a question in Meta, and I got the following error: In red: ** Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: It does not meet our quality standards.** I assume it's length ...
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What kind of cycling questions are on-topic?

There is already a fully-fledged bicycles.stackexchange.com site. In addition to non-sports cycling (commuting, touring), they have tags such as Training and Racing. Should questions similar to Why ...
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Types of Equipment related Questions

We are beginning to get closer to a usable definition of the types of sports we want to cover on the site (AFAIKS). But what about questions on equipment? From What should our FAQ contain? questions ...
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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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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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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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