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I can't help but think of the metric system with this quesiton ;) My opinion.. american-football = the NFL game, football as understood by Americans football = FIFA, the game the rest of the world knows as football soccer = an additional tag applied to football questions so that it will (hopefully) be easier for Americans to find questions they're ...


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Questions about apps are perfectly acceptable on Fitness. Questions about training, improving your technique or physique, or achieving an increase in performance are perfectly suitable for Fitness as stated in the faq. Why does there need to be a differentiation between casual and competitive? Does that mean someone who is looking for something "...


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I would recommend against it. If the most-used tag is high enough, it will automatically be appended to the title of the page. And the most used tags will be put first. The only reason it would need to be there is to catch people's attention, which is what the tags are for in the first place. This isn't to say that if I saw it I would edit it out, because ...


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I think the question itself contains clues about it being a good question or not - things like "most likely" are not going to generate a fact-based answer, just speculation. My vote would probably be no, not really a good question for Sports.SE


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Yeah, asking what the spreads are seems like it falls under the category of questions that don't add value to this site - considering the knowledge isn't very useful or meaningful once the game is over. How spreads are determined and what terms related to betting are seem OK to me.


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I completely agree that we need to have a clear line between Sports questions and F&N questions, because if not it will turn into a maintenance nightmare. In my opinion, and in order to avoid a lot of overlap with the F&N site, I think that we should only host questions about running (or any other recreational sport) that are specifically about the ...


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that question should have been closed for a different reason: its a shopping question (off topic on all SE sites with few exceptions). I'm up in the air about running questions in general. It will be hard to determine if they are about competitive running or about recreational running. They are probably on topic here regardless, however I'd much prefer we ...


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The trouble with "any league" questions isn't fundamentally that they're too broad - it's that the answers quite possibly aren't interesting to anyone. If the rules of my backyard baseball league with my friends allow us to play barefoot, nobody cares other than me and my friends. We don't necessarily need to go as restrictive as "MLB" (unless that's all ...


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Objective questions about sports are on topic. Good questions have long answers though, and that question...well that question looks like a sports proficiency quiz from a HS PE class. That's not what we're here for, we're here to learn about sports and that question doesn't aid that goal. Asking which one of these things is not like the other is...not ...


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I would say tag american-football to all the questions related to the NFL. To avoid confusion, the questions related to football or soccer should be tagged to association-football. football and soccer should become synonyms of association-football. This will clearly avoid most of the confusion.


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History is, in my opinion, an on topic tag. The saying "history is doomed to repeat itself" is an omen to those who would ignore history; learning how things were done in the past often gives insight to the present. However, the history of something that is off topic would, by extension, also be off topic. So the real question is whether gambling is on ...


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When we say trivia content is allowed, what we mean is that we allow questions that discuss issues that are relatively unimportant to the participation or enjoyment of the sport. For example, here is a recent question about trivia: Olympic medalist in both the Summer and Winter Olympics The answer doesn't really affect anyone who wants to enjoy watching ...


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Why single-out moderators? Sure, the site needs more questions, and if you have some good questions, then ask them. However, forcing users to ask questions when they don't have any just leads to poor, hypothetical questions that no one cares about the answers to. I've been involved with the Pets beta site, which just came out of private beta not long ago. ...


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Almost always, a good answer is the result of a good question. A good question on Sports Stack Exchange is almost always well-written and informative. Consider the following while asking your question: How did I stumble upon the question at hand? What is the background? What assumptions/findings are relevant to the question? Which sources have I researched? ...


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I skipped that close review post, because I was having second thoughts, only to realize this meta post afterwards. What strikes me is that people find the question too broad, but fail to edit the question. I thought the request itself was pretty clear, but with too much text. I reviewed the question (edited) and in this state, I find the question Sports ...


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As far as equipment goes we walk a fine line between good expert Q&A on equipment and "shopping questions." Here are the guidelines I would enforce A question asking "What brand should I buy of X" is off topic. These kinds of things will age rapidly and will be rather useless long term. A question asking "Differentiate equipment X from Equipment Y" ...


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I think this can easily and safely be copied from other sites FAQ: F&N for instance: What kind of questions can I ask here? gear and gadgets used during exercise and it's not on... a purchase recommendation I think that in time it will be clear to us (and the rest).


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I think "Sports" should tend towards competitive sports, not so much for fitness-y participation. For me, as a runner, I do think that there is a distinction between running for fitness, and "training". The kinds of questions that people would ask about the two would tend to overlap in some places (shoes), but would differ in most others, such as the ...


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Generally speaking I prefer the rest of the world over the US, but I think this is needless confusion. Several people have already not understood what was happening (e.g.). I propose making soccer the master. Those who refer to the sport as "football" might be ignorant of what "soccer" is, but they should never be confused about its meaning and misuse it. ...


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In general, there is no prohibition about asking questions which have been answered elsewhere on the Internet - the aim is for Stack Exchange to be the source of truth, not "use Google". However, if it's a very common question, then please try hard to make it a really high quality question so the Stack Exchange Q&A can be significantly better than those ...


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You can name it a fandom question, but even if the question will be about the statistical aspect of the curse, essentially, it will be looking for: Which games Mick Jagger has attended Which team Mick Jagger was supporting in these particular games? And these 2 questions don't really lie within our scope. I think it's off-topic.


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There are reliable ways to determine the statistical liklihood of the various teams he could go to. You start with the set of all teams. You then cull out those that for, whatever reason, do not need a quarterback. You continue excluding teams until you are left with a couple. After that, you are left with speculation, but we should note that speculation is ...


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I had hoped that closing autograph identification questions as they arrived on the site would stop the flow of questions. However, that obviously hasn't happened so I agree this would be a good idea. The only slight flaw is that a site can have only three custom close reasons, and ours are already taken up with: Questions on outdoor activities unrelated to ...


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I think moderators (at least the pro temp ones) should participate in the Q&A. Asking a good question is way more difficult than answering questions. If they are to lead by example, then asking questions should be part of the deal.


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I've only asked a couple of questions on this site (but many more on StackOverflow and other SE sites) - mainly because I grew up playing and watching lots of sports and am generally pretty knowledgeable about the sports I'm interested in and follow. I just don't have that many questions about them. I suppose I could ask questions and then answer them ...


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It's a sport so why not? That said, specific things related to it might be a better fit on The Great Outdoors


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