Speedcubing is the act of solving Rubik's cubes and other closely related puzzles quickly. It's sort of a half-sport, half-puzzle activity. There's already a Sports site, but so far they don't have anything about speedcubing. As a note, speedcubing is a pretty popular activity, and the World Cube Association which governs it has tens of thousands of members.
In principle, it seems to match this proposal quite well, but in practice the concerns of speedcubers are almost totally different from those of ordinary puzzle fans. These would include things like what sorts of lubricants to use, how best to modify a cube to make particular sequences of turns faster, whether certain modifications are competition-legal, etc. I do not imagine these could be answered by anyone other than another speedcuber.
This leads me to the question: is speedcubing on topic here? I mean to include both theoretical and practical questions that a speedcuber might have. There are already many online sites dedicated to speedcubing and a pretty large community, so if this proposal would be willing to accept those sorts of questions (and presumably have a tag for speedcubing) that would be the best outcome. If not I will consider making my own proposal for this topic.
I've added 5 such questions that might be interesting to speedcubers:
- What was the [Rubik's cube] scramble that Mats Valk had the world record fastest solve with at Zonhoven Open 2013?
- What is the proper way to lubricate a 2x2x2 Rubik's cube without damaging the internals?
- In fewest moves competitions, is it legal to write on sticker sheets?
- For blindfolded speedsolving, what fraction of the time is spent on memorization versus execution by top competitors?
- What makes a particular algorithm [a step used in solving a Rubik's cube] suitable for foot-solving?
The voting on such questions is presumably the best way to determine whether such topics are within the scope of this proposal, but I'd also appreciate the opinions of others here in answers as to what sorts of speedcubing questions should be allowed.