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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-wrestling. I think that differention would serve both sites well. To me, the story part is about writing, scripting and plotting, as would be done for soap operas ...


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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 the OP and useless for future reference). If my query is correct we have... 91 autograph questions total (including 24 deleted questions) of which 32 have ...


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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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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 already doing - 90% of the work is done by the community, not the diamond moderators, and I'm sure your turn will come!


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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, ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴅ_ᴇᴅ, who stepped down in 2017. Joe and Nij you I look forward to working with you in the future, and to dly and Ola I echo Joe's comments hoping ...


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I think that overall, this will be a question that is better served after a few of these have been asked so that we can sort of test question quality and topicality. I don't know what a good pro wrestling question looks like at this point? Is one going to ask about results? (probably not really constructive as they should be easily googleable) Is one going ...


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This was a much discussed topic in early beta. Quite frankly, the answer from SEI was no, you will coexist and figure out an identity. We attempted things like a merge, or better lines of division with physical fitness. But that was met with a gentle rebuff. As of now, the site is working out fairly well as is. The fan and the participant are, for the ...


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I vote yes to the change. Imagine "Bill" turns up and asks "How many points does a soccer team get for a win?" Do we care if Bill plays football or just watches it? I don't. Take each question on its own merit, in my opinion. If it is applicable to a wider audience then it's fair game. We have had a few questions on Formula 1 - I don't think anybody ...


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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 first set were appointed back in early 2012. It was generally understood at the time that pro-tem moderatorship on a Stack Exchange site was a temporary thing, ...


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Is it important to summarize the link/quote? Absolutely. People asking questions may have already read a wiki article or some other website which provided some information, partly answering the question. If they've posted here then no doubt they're expecting a substantial answer, elaborating on research they may have already done. If quotes are provided ...


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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 humble opinion) enough of a following and players that it's on-topic here. Personally, I think it's a bit silly, but that's neither here nor there. For ...


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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 have an upvoted answer 2 of those upvoted answers have been accepted Only 1 asker that I could find has ever made another post on the site, and that was in 2012 ...


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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 reaction near the wall. So now I need a new racket. What should I pay attention to when buying one? When this racket was broken is not of importance to the question ...


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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 community have elected to close a question as a duplicate, but you see that the duplicates don't actually answer the question as stated, nor do they provide a useful ...


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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, questions about the activity in a competitive aspect would be also suitable for this site. Some examples that I can think of that would be more on topic here: ...


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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 (particularly, the notorious FIFA Laws slides from ~2005), as this information is outdated and may be very wrong. This is nitpicking but they're not named Rules, ...


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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 informed and could probably be answered by knowledgeable enthusiasts - I even had a go at researching for a couple of them, and was close to answering one except that ...


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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. Some evidence I'm not alone on this: Typing "Bundesliga" into Google gives the football results, not the handball results. bundesliga.com is the football ...


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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 small corner of the Stack Exchange world, and that the community is happy with the directions it's going. Those who have and are moderating, I hope I can ...


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Thank you everyone for casting your votes and leaving your comments. :) Here are some of mine: While there are some issues with traffic and user retention, the biggest problem I can see right now in this evaluation are the types of questions and answers you're putting forth. On a site with a wide scope, you're ending up with easy questions that are ...


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