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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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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 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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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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What is the consensus on "do-it-for-me" questions?

In my opinion, questions like that should stay. Only because they're easy to answer doesn't mean they're of low quality. There are a lot of questions that can easily be searched on the internet, but ...
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How can we reduce the number of autograph identification questions asked by new users?

I believe that if we delete every existing autograph identification request question on our site (closed or not), it would stop the inflood of new autograph questions. All autograph identification ...
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Are questions about non-sport rules of a sport federation on-topic?

I'd say they're on topic so long as they're about a notable federation. For example, it's probably not interesting to anyone else how my local cricket league chooses its leaders, but it certainly is ...
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Are fan questions on topic?

Yes, definitely. Quoting from our site scope: Sports Stack Exchange is for [...] fans of all sports and forms of competitive physical activity.
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Sports Statistics and topicality

I think that yes, within limits, questions like this should be on topic. Questions that ask where to find certain kinds of information - whether that be like the question at hand here, asking where ...
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What is the consensus on "do-it-for-me" questions?

I came across the following question: Rules questions with "little" effort. Do we close these questions as off-topic or downvote? It looks like this has been a point of contention in the ...
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Would theoretical questions about the interactions of rules with superpowers be on-topic?

I think there's an important difference here between things which are of realistic concern to sports today or in the near future, and things which just aren't going to happen. Examples of the former (...
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Are questions in the form/manner "Am I too old/young to start/pursue...?" on topic?

I find that I would rather leave questions open when I can find something about them that would make them on-topic. I only vote to close when I can't find anything, or when the question is blatantly ...
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How do we handle "autograph-identification" questions with no detail?

Unless the signature is pretty well known, it's very difficult to play detective and positively identify an autograph. Especially when few clues are provided to start from. If some level of detail is ...
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

As a frequent answerer of autograph identification questions I disagree that as a category we should get rid of it completely. As with any other question, we should require that enough information be ...
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Are shooting sports on topic

As with other activities which can be done either competitively or recreationally, shooting sports are on-topic here if the question is about the competitive aspect of the sport - see here for the ...
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Revisiting autograph identification questions (conclusion: off-topic)

Not a regular user of Sports.SE or the autograph tag, but have an opinion I wish to share; feel free to criticize ^_^ I wish to comment on one aspect that no one else has mentioned - searchability. ...
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Would theoretical questions about the interactions of rules with superpowers be on-topic?

On Stack Exchange, there are lots of different sites. Some of the sites deal with fiction, but most deal exclusively with reality. Examples of fiction-related sites: Science Fiction & Fantasy ...
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Are questions about identifying a sports video soundtrack on-topic?

See the results of this search for questions containing the word song. Broadly speaking, these questions may be of trivial interest to sports fans, who are part of the audience of the site, and in ...
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Should we reconsider allowing (some) fantasy questions?

No, we should continue to consider Fantasy questions off-topic on this site. The community would prefer to consider only questions that are directly applicable to actual sports; fantasy sports ...
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Are questions on sports commentary on topic?

I would say they are on-topic as a general subject; the example list of questions which are on-topic here (8 years old now, but I don't believe the consensus has significantly changed) includes "...
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Are questions about "Mick Jagger's jinx" on the teams he supports on-topic?

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 ...
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Shouldn't question like "why is x nicknamed y", "why is x called y" be closed as primarily opinion based?

I don't see this as being "opinion based" - in most cases, there's going to be a good reason why a certain player has a certain nickname. Looking (e.g.) at the Matt Ryan one, there's a good answer ...
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Are questions about touch rugby on topic?

In my opinion, a blatant "yes". Touch rugby is a perfectly good sport.
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Double Standards in Questions Containing Resource Requests

You were not "forced" to delete anything. You chose to do so. "Protected by Community" doesn't actually mean very much - it's an automatic response by the SE system after two spam answers were posted ...
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What is the consensus on "do-it-for-me" questions?

Piling on I suppose, but the question referenced above is nice because I sometimes browse the site for questions of interest. Now that the referenced question has been posted I guess I am curious ...
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Would theoretical questions about the interactions of rules with superpowers be on-topic?

Taking a different approach to this question, I'll share my thoughts on each of your example questions (suspending disbelief and practicality for the purpose of developing quasi-acceptable questions): ...
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Are questions about non-sport rules of a sport federation on-topic?

We've had previous discussions on what we require in terms of "notability". If these regulations are important to a great number of people or to significant sports-related events, they are likely to ...
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