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I've just flipped the corresponding site setting, so the new tag creation pop-up warning should now be enabled.


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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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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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We do not and cannot proactively add tags to the site. Tags are only created when someone adds them to a question. As edmastermind29 said, if you ask a question about a sport that does not yet have a tag and you don't have enough reputation to create new tags, you can simply flag it for moderator attention and we'll edit it for you. If you don't even have ...


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Discussion The tag wiki for [swimming] The tag wiki here feels more appropriate for a Wikipedia page than our tag wikis (which frankly get read very little at all). Would it be sensible to replace it with guidance similar to that which I've just added to the running tag wiki which sends recreational questions in the right direction?


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Discussion american-football This tag seems to only describe the sport itself, in great detail. Tag wiki should focus on usage rather than a full history and explanation of rules/strategy/players - that's the entire point of questions themselves. How much of this wiki is reasonable to remove? What else can or should be included in the wiki? Please refer ...


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Tags are sorted in order of popularity - see this Meta.StackExchange post. They're not based on the order you type them in, or anything like that.


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Complete rules Synonyms for the rules tag This tag currently has a proposed synonym laws with net vote of three (3). It needs one more vote for approval or five more votes for decline.


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I think that if we truly want to stop the inflood of autograph questions that are now considered off-topic, we would need to delete every autograph question on our site. 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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Update: the tag match-fixing has been created and added to some appropriate questions. There are types of cheating which would be of (both academic and practical) interest to all people involved in sports, which do not involve match-fixing. One of these types is doping, which already exists as a tag on 16 questions. This is perhaps enough to justify a ...


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I edited the question to fix the tag spelling. As that was its only use and there's no tag wiki, I think we're done here :-)


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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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Tags should be created when they are necessary. No more and no less. Tags should be specific where possible, and we should let the auto-pruning mechanism take care of tags rather than lump things together haphazardly. A good example of this is the current use of the equipment tag. This is used to lump together all sports equipment. However, it would be ...


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Great meta question... The following are my two cents on the matter: I don't think creating tags for players (no matter the sport) is a good idea. After all who decides which players are worth having their own tag? I personally think it's unnecessary to have such tags. I mean what does zidane tag say more than football for a question that is well-suited ...


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I think the solution to this problem is already implemented in the StackExchange software: the tag wiki. I agree that tagnames should be short and unambiguous. But, any possible unclarity with a tag, should be resolved in the tag-wiki, where the short description can already be seen by hovering the tag. This is something people will naturally do, when they ...


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I dont think making wicket as a synonym for cricket makes sense, I have a feeling that it would be something like racket being synonym for tennis, or post being a synonym for rugby. I do feel that the tag wicket is somewhat redundant though. I mean is the term wicket used for any other sport?


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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 ...


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Sounds like a good idea to me; creating tags should be a rarer thing, in any event, so not a big deal to have a small barrier to doing it, and it might discourage people creating needless tags as a bonus.


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I think there can be us open tags but they need their respective sports included e.g. us-open-tennis, us-open-golf, etc. Not sure what not having a world series tag or super bowl tag implies.


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A year after I asked this question, we now have four questions tagged us-open: Two are about the golf tournament and two are about the tennis tournament. The main goal of tags is to group questions about the same topic together for various purposes. The two questions about the golf tournament and the two questions about the tennis tournament have ...


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Tag with the sport as well as the league. Let's say I'm interested in cricket questions, and have that as one of my favourite tags. If we don't tag all cricket questions with cricket, I've got to set all of the following as favourite tags (potentially. I appreciate most of these don't exist at the moment, but they could if we were tagging only with the ...


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Incomplete I suggest adding trophy and medal as a synonym1 of the tag awards. (Or maybe trophies and medals, if plurals are preferred in the tag names?) Both words are commonly used terminology and this would be consistent with the current usage of the tag; there are several questions in this tag including the words medal or trophy. I have mentioned this ...


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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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The guidance from network meta is that Questions should not be historically locked if they [...] Have little or no redeeming value. I'd say that applies to the majority of our questions tagged fantasy - none of them are great questions, even about fantasy sports. The exceptions in my mind are 1, 2 and 3 which I'd argue are on-topic as their primary point ...


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I think there are three separate questions. Are there any questions that would be tagged fantasy that are on-topic? In particular, questions like this one, which aren't about fantasy per se but are about how fantasy sports affect real sports (and as such are a question about real sports, just like "What effects do the rising water levels in the artic have ...


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