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As an avid fantasy sports player, the problem allowing that topic will be the proliferation of questions like: "Who do I start this week?" "Should I draft Pujols over Cabrera this year?" "Should I make this trade?" The bulk of these questions will be too localized or have minimal longevity. While the StackExchange platform would make a nice implementation ...


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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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Given the current discussion in What is counted as sport? where the focus is on the physical aspects of sports, then I would say no.


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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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We must also be driven by the expert questions. What are the questions that will attract experts? I think this is an easy yes. The primary reason why is because experts in whatever sport the fantasy question is about will likely be attracted to something that quantifies their experience. At the very least, they will have the knowledge and expertise to ...


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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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Another thing I've considered is audience: is the audience that's likely to be on this site going to be able to answer expert level questions about e-sports? My initial thought is probably not. If people are brought to the site as a result of e-sports questions, are they likely to stay? Again, probably not. I think this is the critical point. Regardless of ...


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If there is a fantasytag, this would attract (as @corsiKa intimates) very knowledgeable contributors, while offering those not interested a way to ignore their fantasy specific content.


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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 think the question itself contains clues about it being a good question or not - things like "most likely" are not going to generate a fact-based answer, just speculation. My vote would probably be no, not really a good question for Sports.SE


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Video game sports: As touched on somewhat in Are e-sports on topic here?, I believe they belong on Gaming. Video game exercises: We really don't cover exercising at all, with the possible exception of competitive weight-lifting (which hasn't come up yet). Using video games to assist with exercise is a topic for Fitness. Conclusion: No. TL;DR: Ixnay.


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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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I think they absolutely should be. Who called games, how to keep score etc... certainly fall into the scope of sports and are an important way of how we experience sports.


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I think there is a way to make this question on topic: What predictive models exist that have successfully and reliably picked the winners of March Madness? As the question exists now it's "I can haz picz?" Whereas asking about the existence of a reliable method will be much more welcome.


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Again, from another question What is counted as sport? I tend to say that Fantasy sports as well as e-sports are not in the scope of the site. Indeed, most users that will have fantasy knowledge will be most welcome here to answer sport related questions, but I think that the online portion of the game is out-of-topic. I think it's more suitable in gaming....


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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'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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I think we're making a very big deal of something that doesn't need to be. If something is on topic there, it can stay there. If something is on topic here, it can stay here. If something is off topic there, but on topic here, we migrate (or flag until migration paths exist) just like any other SE site If something is off topic here, but on topic there, we ...


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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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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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sports history is on topic. However it still has to be a constructive question and it still has to be a useful question. Sports is part of the entertainment industry. Its a huge business (several billion dollars a year). The business of sport is definitely on topic here, thus there are elements of that business that we will have to define our scope around. ...


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I agree with the first half of the scope, but I'm not sure about the second half mainly because it seems like we are limiting the questions to only address a certain part of the sport (rules, regulations, practices, minutia) and not other parts of the sport (training, physical activity, technique). The F&N FAQ has the following: Fitness - Stack ...


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I'm not intimately familiar with pro wrestling but I was under the impression that a lot of it was for entertainment purposes, i.e. the winner is known beforehand to the organizers and that a lot of the moves, etc, are for show. If that is the case, I'd argue that those leagues that that applies to would be off-topic as it isn't really a sport. You can't ...


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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 ...


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