The Fitness & Nutrition Stack Exchange and Sports Stack Exchange are two separate child sites that both exist on the Stack Exchange network. Each site’s purpose is to provide high-quality information to audiences in the form of a question-and-answer to attract members and create a community where people can further their expertise.
The Fitness & Nutrition Stack Exchange went into beta on March 1, 2011 indicating that the proposal had reached a critical mass of experts ready and willing to participate in the growth of the site. Throughout the year, members of the Stack Exchange community has raised issues of Fitness & Nutrition’s image and perception, namely regarding what “fitness” itself entails as a term.
Nearly a year later, the Sports Stack Exchange was launched into beta status, after a number of smaller sports-related proposal were merged with it. The broad scope of Sports encompasses rules, trivia, statistics, and performance, the last of which is also considered to be on-topic for Fitness & Nutrition.
What do we propose?
Merging the Sports and Fitness & Nutrition Stack Exchange sites would facilitate the growth of both sites. While the scope of both subjects would be greatly expanded, a reduction in the overlap of subjects on either individual site would also be minimized. By providing one central repository for all performance, training, exercise, and athletics questions, in addition to rules, strategies, and tactics of sports, will benefit the greater community that seeks to enhance their knowledge and practicality of their interests.
Proposed new FAQ
If you have a question about …
- improving your exercise or sports performance or technique
- measuring performance
- choosing a training program
- the strategies or rules of a sport
- nutrition as it relates to exercise
statistics and trivia related to sports
- gear and gadgets used during exercise or sports
achieving physique milestones
- injury prevention
and it is not about …
the rules of a sport
- a purchase recommendation
- nutrition unrelated to exercise, such as food safety, nutritional needs for children, etc.
- trainer certification -- it’s for professionals, but not about the profession
- wellness, general health, medical advice and injuries unrelated to exercise
- trivia or fanhood