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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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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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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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Yes. They are quite on topic. But they need to show more effort at trying to identify the broadcaster on one's own rather than slapping up a couple of links and asking someone to identify the voice. Questions like that can be asked, but they should include no less than a paragraph of text explaining why they are having trouble identifying the voice. Also ...


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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 where would you draw the line? Is this question too trivial just for you or does someone else maybe have difficulty finding the answer? Why forcing users to ...


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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 questions are now closed as soon as they are posted, yet they continue to be posted. Why? My theory is that when someone out there has an autograph they need ...


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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 interesting how the ICC or FIFA choose their leaders.


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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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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 to find salary information - are of sufficient scope; they don't necessarily require research (as some of us know them already); and they're useful to others ...


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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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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 past, with the consensus being that these type of questions are allowed here. The accepted answer states: If you think a question is too easy to waste your ...


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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 (borrowing liberally from Nij's comment): Castor Semenya and the issues around women's events; similar concerns apply to disabled classifications in para-sport, ...


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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 breaking one of our on-topic rules. With that filter, here is how I would classify each of your example questions: Is 35 too old to learn to skateboard and ...


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If the dance is danced competitively such as in Ball Room Dancing competitions, then it's definitely on topic. If it's not then no.


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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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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 provided - time period and team perhaps - then it seems like it would be OK to leave the question opened and hope that maybe someone will come along that can ...


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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 previous meta discussion on this with regards to swimming (or here for an older discussion on running). For example, "how is a clay pigeon tournament scored?" is ...


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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 given to make it possible to answer the question. The most important things to help identify an autograph: Clear picture Sport identified Uniform # if ...


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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. In general, SE questions should be searchable by users looking for a specific query. For example, if I have a maths problem I can google it and hope to find it ...


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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 Movies & TV Worldbuilding Sports.SE is a part of the majority of sites that only handles questions in the domain of our current reality universe. “What-If” ...


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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 some cases reflect sports in popular culture. In contrast to autograph identification or memorabilia valuation questions, they may have appeal to a number of ...


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