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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should we refer recommendations and open questions to BGG and Reddit?

Once in a while someone asks a recommendation/open question. The answer they get is "we don't do recommendation/open question" + closing the question. To me that feels too harsh. I think a ...
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Tags that need a Wiki entry and Questions with untagged after losing their tag to a purge, how can I help?

The purge of tags without wikis on only one question has us currently sitting at 70 untagged questions. That is a great number of questions. We could resolve this by making additional questions or ...
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Recent Yu-Gi-Oh questions reaction - seems overcritical

I'm surprised, and a bit concerned, at the reaction given to two recent questions with the yu-gi-oh tag: Can I go down to half-a-life-point? How does Keeper of the Shrine work? I find it unwelcoming,...
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Please create a tag for Spellfire

I am a new user to this Stack Exchange site (although I have been an active user on other SE sites for many years). I had wanted to ask a rules question about the collectible card game Spellfire, ...
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Front Page Not Updating

Not sure if anyone else is noticing this but I am not longer getting notifications of new/updated questions on the front page of the site anymore. Other Stack Exchange sites that I have open in ...
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Can we get standard suit symbol markup for playing cards?

I see this question from a number of years ago, but apart from all the questions raised in the answer, poker style "full card" shows degrade badly for games with large hands such as spades, ...
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Are game copyright issues on topic here?

The question Can one effectivly copy a game without infringing copyright? was recently closed by a moderator with the comment that legal questions are off topic. See Card Game Legal Questions are off ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Do we still want to switch to using Scryfall as the autocard service?

This 2017 post makes some compelling arguments for switching over to Scryfall. But it's 4 years (and a change) out of date. Before we commit to mass-fixing the currentlybroken gatherer links, can we ...
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How to handle questions asking to make a copyrighted game

Recently there was a question asking for help to recreate a copyrighted game and I was wondering what is our stance on this? Should we be closing and deleting those questions as they could encourage ...
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Are there scenarios in which posting answers that aren't answering the question is acceptable?

I just stumbled upon this (subjectively very interesting) question: Which alternative methods of choosing a starting player actually WORK? As far as I can tell, the question is mainly what's being ...
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Mass-fix broken links from old usages of autocard functionality

We have a nice autocard feature, which lets you easily link to Magic: The Gathering cards like Lightning Bolt with the following syntax: [mtg:Lightning Bolt] When this feature was first introduced, ...
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My post on a Nemesis thread

I was wondering why My post was deleted in the question regarding the nest destruction I think it was an alternative / question following the same line of the idea. Does depressurising The Nest kill ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Board & Card Games has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: Also, please join me in thanking the following user, who will be stepping ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Board & Card Games Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2021

Summary: Board & Card Games Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a moderator election on 18 October 2021, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a ...
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Are questions on Hearthstone on-topic?

This grew out of Are questions on auto battlers on-topic? I originally through questions about Hearthstone are obviously on topic because Hearthstone is clearly a card game. However, the answer in ...
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Are questions on auto battlers on-topic?

Auto battlers are a genre where you build your "deck" and the computer plays against other players. An example autobattler is Hearthstone Battlegrounds. You could call it a card game since ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer

It seems that Stack Overflow is getting a change and is no longer going to pin the accepted answer at the top and will now default to sorting by post score alone. In the post announcing this they ...
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Has the color scheme changed?

I am not seeing an announcement anywhere, but it sure seems like the color scheme has changed to a bunch of Orange text? Is this new? Or do I have a lousy memory? Is there a reason for orange? ...
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"How to clone a legendary permanent?" appears to be becoming an unbounded collection. What should we do?

How to clone a Legendary permanent? appears to be becoming an unbounded collection question, with many answers mentioning only a single card that could do the trick. Sorting from oldest, we see the ...
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Should we have separate tags for Classic and Modern Canasta?

There are a lot of questions asked with the “Canasta” tag where the answer depends on whether they are playing Classic Canasta or Modern Canasta. There are a handful of rules that overlap between the ...
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Why was question regarding professional play closed?

Why was this question - my first on this site but far from my first on SE; I certainly don't see how it is overly broad - closed, just when it had begun accruing useful responses? A question requiring ...
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Closed trading question should be reopened

This question was closed twice. In between I edited it to attempt to highlight the differences on why this question deserved to stand on its own feet. It would be wrong of me to re-open it again, so ...
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Are 'what cards can I get that do X' questions allowed?

Are questions that ask for cards that do [thing] on topic? I feel like this is probably a list question and therefore off-topic, but I figured I'd check before leaving. Ex: In MTG, what cards let me ...
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Does the lack of an image automatically mean an identify-this-game question should be closed?

In the question What game do these dice belong to the poster gave a complete description of the game components he had (and which as it turns out are very uncommon if not unique to the target game) ...
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If answering and closing a question takes about the same time, why not just answer the question?

There is a trade-off between being a welcoming community and keeping the site in high quality, leaving only good questions and answers. A new user has asked an off-topic question here, I found an ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Alice, Bob, and Carol — Should we encourage using placeholder names for the players?

Yesterday I edited a question and its accompanying answer to change players from A, B, and C to Alice, Bob, and Carol, common placeholder names. The edit was rolled back by another user, before being ...
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Is one distinguishing feature between two questions sufficient to make the second question NOT a duplicate of the first?

This is the question and it comes from Catan. The first question under discussion was the relative merits of trading goods with severe restrictions at a 2 to 1 ratio, versus with fewer restrictions at ...
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How do I correct a misspelled tag?

A user has posted a question concerning a game. The user seems to have created a tag with the name of the game, but it is misspelled. How do I correct a misspelled tag that is in use? The tag in ...
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What do I add to my question?

Why has my question What are the origins and evolutionary track of the Dominion game? been closed as needing details for clarity? What details do I need to add?
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How can I hide ignored-tagged questions?

Supposedly there's a "Hide questions in your ignored tags" option, but I don't see it. Screenshot? How do I filter out all the *Magic: the Gathering* questions?
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Are questions about playing space on topic?

Are questions about managing a physical play space on topic? I read through the current on-topic page, and it does not mention this topic. It seems like most of the topics are about the games ...
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Are questions regarding historical tournament results of MTG decks on-topic?

There is a question I've been meaning to ask about the history of tournament results of certain Magic: The Gathering decks during a particular standard season, but I am not completely sure whether the ...
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Closed a dupe but with the wrong Q&A, please close again

This question is a dupe of that question, but I closed it with an answer that wasn't the actual dupe. I re-opened it but now can't close it again.
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How should we tag old questions that don't specify an editon?

Can a Space Marine army consist of units from different chapters? has a generic question to which the answer varies by edition (quite significantly in this case). How should we handle tagging of board ...
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Updating answers to point to latest rules

I noticed that an answer for a Settlers of Catan was recently updated to have a link point to a newer version of the rules and I am not sure the impact this has on the answer. While the edit summary ...
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Use tag warning to improve Magic: The Gathering questions

Many times we see even veteran users asking Magic: The Gathering questions which can be instantly answered by the Gatherer rulings under the card. User @acccumulation suggested to make users more ...
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Are questions on discussing pros/cons and improvements to a bidding convention too subjective? (Bridge)

I recently made a new? conventional defense to 1NT, and was wondering if asking for opinions on it would fit the site.
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Migration Targets

Now that we are out of beta could we get some migration targets for questions that are a better fit on other sites? I was thinking it would be good to be able to migrate questions to the RPG site and ...
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Strategy questions

Can we make a Strategy tag that will allow questions to have more than just a single correct answer? Since strategies in unsolved games tend have more than one right answer. I my mind, the best site ...
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Dealing with Commander rules changes

This rather old Q&A has gotten a rules change that changes the answer, so it has been updated. However, the rules change that is the basis for the update has "only" been announced by the ...
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Weird glitch in suggested edit review

I just reviewed this suggested edit. Fifteen minutes later the item appeared again in the queue. So I reviewed it again and checked the queue. But I found only one instance. I found this reviewed ...
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Why did this question get three review comments?

The answer here What if I forget to pay rent? ended up with the auto comments (some of which aren't very friendly, but that's a separate matter). I can't see on here what the review responses were. ...
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How should I deal with a dialog that took place on my question?

I asked this question. Two people answered it, call them Poster 1 and Poster 2. Poster 2's answer began: The answer by [Poster 1] demonstrates a remarkable lack of both sound bidding and ethics." ...
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What's this new "get updates" box and why doesn't it have any functions?

I've seen this across nine different Stacks I follow, so I presume it's everywhere. The last few days, I've been getting a little box in most (all?) questions with a bell icon inside and "get updates ...
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Hide specific Questions

Is there a way to hide specific questions? Merely to hide questions that while still in your interest categories, are but perhaps already answered, or the exact topic doesn't interest you. This is ...
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