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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 already exists. We don't have anywhere near enough questions to make it work effectively yet. It will be implemented when we reach the point that having it is a net gain.


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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 reader wise) that something like the NHL or ICC would respond to us, though. A site with a few hundred regular readers isn't exactly something a sport's governing ...


5

Yes We should support embedded Youtube videos on Sports.SE, so long as the questions are still otherwise good questions.


5

This is a pretty much a duplicate of multiple questions on meta.SE (which is the correct place for this kind of question - there's nothing the sports.SE community can do about this); see for example Would it be possible to have a "community accepted" feature? or Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users. If you feel strongly about this, ...


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A very good question for which, am sure, there will be a difference of opinion. I have to agree with @Bogdanovist on his opinion of subjectivity. Taking cricket as an example, if I had to post a question today which falls completely in the "non-speculative" region, then the only questions I can ask are about the rules, statistics or history. These questions ...


4

The whole concept of Stack Excahnge (or at least how I perceive it) is that it is all aimed to help the whole community - regardless of a persons status. If a person is interested in finding out more information on a given subject then they can head to the appropriate site. If you try to prevent people asking questions if they are not directly involved in ...


4

The own goal has effects on statistics tracking, tactics and strategy, sports psychology, and even in rules. It (or its absence) is an interesting aspect of many sports, even those where we do not think of 'own goal' in the way that football or hockey can. For example, there are at least two basketball questions asking about whether points are awarded for ...


4

At some point in the last two months (October-November 2017) this custom reason was added to the list of off-topic > belongs elsewhere close-vote choices. See below for an example of the menu open and the reason selected. This happens to be the question with ID number 1, no close vote was actually made. Thank you to the moderators for completing this ...


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There are Stack Exchange apps that you can find in the App Stores, but I haven't seen any that I like. Fortunately, Stack Exchange has a mobile version of their sites that work very well. Just visit sports.stackexchange.com on your mobile browser. I use it in iOS Safari on my iPod Touch all the time, and it works well.


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I cannot see a use for these tags. To use your example, english-premier-league would stand alone as a tag for suitable questions. Adding england would be superfluous. The same applies for the spain tag that you suggest. If necessary, tags can be extended. For example la-liga could be renamed spain-la-liga or a synonym created. That would help those who ...


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Good meta question! You are definitely not the first person to point out to the scope/subjectivity dilemma, and will most likely not the last person either. See the following questions/answers, in which I personally took this up (there are others who argued for/against this very concept): Speculative questions on Sports.SE https://sports.meta....


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It's been 5 years and there's still no progress on embedding YouTube videos. Is it not enabled because we are in the beta version and first we need to graduate or it doesn't matter? Here are the list of the SE sites that currently support embedding YouTube videos. (All of them are graduated). My suggestion is to list examples of questions/answers like in ...


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That would be for graduated sites. Rep thresholds are lower on all beta sites across the board.


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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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No, we cannot do this. A large amount of the design and infrastructure is baked into the Stack Exchange network as a whole, and is not customisable. If we sent this request onward to the Community Management team, they would reply that we already have such a link (the title you mention) as well as the drop-down menu (in the top right corner) to get to either ...


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As a beta site, we don't get a custom image. If we want to get a custom image, theme and the like we'd have to meet the graduation criteria and become a fully fledged site.


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Notability implies that it matters to a lot of people, for one reason or another. A question about decisions in international or major national leagues is almost immediately going to do so. A question about rules or regulations that may be ambiguous or to which some degree of subjectivity can apply, and the conditions for which a decision can go each way, ...


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Good question. I don't think it's a question of relaxing "too subjective"; rather, I think it's a case of recognising that even questions with a degree of subjectivity can be answered in a sufficiently objective fashion. To take the Siddle example, such a question could be answered be referring to any statements from the Australian selectors on the subject, ...


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