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Are WWE storyline questions on-topic here?

WWE storyline questions should be off topic. I agree with the answer suggested by System Down on the Movies & TV meta, that we should differentiate between the story part and sport part of pro-...
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

I totally agree. The questions about autograph identification bear too many problems and only 1/3 of them are actually getting answered (and like you already stated those answers are only helpful for ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Thanks to everyone for voting - the activity is great to see! Congratulations to my fellow moderators Nij and Philip. Dly and Olaf, I hope to see you around doing all the great moderating you're ...
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Are snide remarks allowed here?

No, this is not allowed as it is a clear violation of our Code of Conduct. I've removed the comment; apologies that this happened.
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Thank you to the community for the vote of confidence. While I'm here, please everyone extend a big thank you to our retiring moderators, jamauss and Michael Myers, and also to our long-term moderator,...
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Can we have a warning message on creation of new tags?

I've just flipped the corresponding site setting, so the new tag creation pop-up warning should now be enabled.
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2020 Community Moderator Election

This seems an appropriate time to announce that I am not seeking election. I've been a member of Sports.SE since day 1, and had the privilege and responsibility of serving as a moderator since the ...
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PSA: Please stop using outdated rules

Edit: tl;dr - Please link to the IFAB Laws website - a living document that is updated - rather than to a PDF for association football rules-related questions. Definitely do not link to old PDFs (...
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Is Quidditch considered on topic?

There's obviously a line somewhere at which a sport is so niche that questions on it are going to be of no value to the community (e.g. "this game I made up yesterday"), but Quidditch has (in my never ...
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

I would be in favor of keeping them despite their questionable topicality if any benefit to Sports.SE could be demonstrated. But out of 70 non-deleted questions tagged autograph-identification: 39 ...
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Is it ok to use words such as yesterday, this seasons, etc.?

It depends on question being asked. For example: What to look for in a new squash racket The question reads, Yesterday I broke my squash racket with a particularly ill-placed split second ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Philip Kendall Moderators are not selected because they are domain experts in certain tags, but it so happens that you are an expert in one such tag. You see that several members of the ...
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Why has a question on swimming technique been closed as off-topic?

Obviously there is overlap between the two sites, so should be done is look at the intent of the question. I think that while most swimming questions that could be asked would be on topic at Fitness, ...
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How should we format results?

December 2020 update: Stack Exchange Markdown now supports tables. Hooray! Old answer for historical reference: I think the network consensus (old, but still pretty much valid as far as I know) can be ...
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

I was initially critical but prepared to accept these as a valid topic of interest to sports-centred Q&A. I was then pleasantly surprised when the majority of such questions were reasonably ...
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Proper use of the [bundesliga] tag

At least to me as an English-speaking UK native, "Bundesliga" means the top-level German football league. While other things may use the term "Bundesliga", they're definitely of secondary importance. ...
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Q2 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

While I have been absent from both Sports and the network more widely for the past few months, I'm now upping my activity again so would be interested in standing.
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Thank you, everybody. Those who ran, it was pleasing to see such a comparatively broad range of users stepping up to the plate. Those who voted, it gives me confidence that we remain engaged in our ...
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Discussing questions WITH sports teams, leagues and governing bodies

We've certainly done this before; I emailed a curator of a museum for example for clarification on a fact that was unclear and got a response. I don't think we're of a size (reputation wise and ...
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Is Clubhouse chatting room deleted, if yes could someone create a new one?

Both The Clubhouse and Sports News chat rooms are still open! Perhaps you were seeing rooms from another site instead. You can favorite the room to keep from losing it again, or you can always go to ...
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Is this question considered as localized?

Firstly, note that "too localized" is no longer a close reason on the Stack Exchange network. That said, if the question is essentially asking "Is the Sher-Wood T90 available from ProStockHockey?" (...
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Tagging Up: edits, synonyms, requests, and other tag-related work

Discussion The tag wiki for [swimming] The tag wiki here feels more appropriate for a Wikipedia page than our tag wikis (which frankly get read very little at all). Would it be sensible to replace ...
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Tagging Up: edits, synonyms, requests, and other tag-related work

Discussion american-football This tag seems to only describe the sport itself, in great detail. Tag wiki should focus on usage rather than a full history and explanation of rules/strategy/players - ...
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Is it ok to use words such as yesterday, this seasons, etc.?

Let's say I look at the site tomorrow morning and there's a new question on the site: In this evening's Athletics vs. Angels game, [something happened]. with the intention is to refer to this game....
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