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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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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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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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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 or ...


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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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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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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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The problem is ultimately that we don't have a very active meta. Ideally, chat is the place that a quick answer to an established meta question can be answered. IE: is X in scope? can be answered quickly in chat if it's a definite yes, but if there is a question then that kind of thing needs to go to meta so the entire community can see it. Chat is a very ...


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You can ask questions that are generic to multiple sports. Provided that they are actually specific to sports and not generalizable to other games or practices. The two questions you are referring to are generalizable to literally any activity where competition takes place. You're asking about how to structure a playoff, or a seeding system for a generic ...


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