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A question about an Unhinged card was posted today, and caused some confusion among voters.

I attempted to add an tag to make the joke more obvious, then I remembered that there's also Unglued so now I'm confused about how to name the tag.

  1. Do we need a separate tag for these expansions?
  2. If so, then what should it be?

EDIT: Not a lot of response, but no one was really against the tag so I went with and added it to a couple relevant questions.

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I don't think a tag is the right way to show this. Would someone ever want to look for all questions about Un-cards? It's possible, sure, but it doesn't seem like a common enough and useful enough scenario to warrant a tag. I think it'd be better for questions to manually note that any Un-cards they reference are such. It could be done with just a few words added.

That being said, this tag idea isn't really that bad. I'm not really opposed to the tag, it just doesn't seem necessary.

If the tag is to stick around, I suggest . Unglued and Unhinged and any future set of that nature are often called Un-sets.

An alternative, which would be more clear to those not familiar with the sets, would be .

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    I agree with [mtg-joke-cards] because there are joke cards that are not in the Un-sets. If we're going to have a tag for this, we should include those too. – murgatroid99 Feb 5 '16 at 16:12
  • @murgatroid99 Which joke cards are you thinking of? Would that include the Christmas ones like Gifts Given? – doppelgreener Feb 8 '16 at 6:10
  • Yes, the Happy Holidays cards are exactly what I was thinking of. – murgatroid99 Feb 8 '16 at 6:19
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I agree with David Z (and a commenter on that answer) that is an appropriate tag. Currently we have about five questions that could use the tag (four that mention Unhinged or Unglued by name, and this new one). A new tag would be useful for identifying duplicates, which is what I primarily use the search function for.


I'm one of the close voters, and I am not "confused" by the question. I understand that it's about a joke card. Serious questions about joke cards are totally fine.

I voted to close the question because I think the question itself is a joke.

A well written answer that mentioned both Pig Latin and Unhinged was posted first. Fifteen minutes later, a brief answer that mentioned neither of those things was posted and accepted within minutes. I posted a comment to that effect, and the OP immediately changed the accepted answer. Sounds fishy to me.

  • After reading your answer I removed part of my question. Sorry if I was accusive in any way, my focus point was the tag. – freekvd Feb 5 '16 at 16:01
  • @freekvd I already moved the part about the tag to the top of the answer and separated it from my little rant with a horizontal bar. Your edited question, unfortunately, still accuses close voters of being confused. I would love to remove the second half of my answer altogether. – Rainbolt Feb 5 '16 at 16:10
  • I do not see how an answer can be a valid close reason for a question. – freekvd Feb 6 '16 at 13:28
  • @freekvd I can help you with that. Here's the text for the Primarily Opinion Based close reason: "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise." – Rainbolt Feb 6 '16 at 16:30
  • @freekvd And in case I totally misunderstood your comment, I never said, "An answer is a valid close reason for a question." I did say "The OP took actions that were suspect, and those actions involved an answer." – Rainbolt Feb 6 '16 at 16:38
  • I considered myself a close voter, I voted 'leave open', and would argue that you and I have some confusion between us. I wasn't even aware who initiated the close vote so please don't take it personally. – freekvd Feb 8 '16 at 9:33
  • @freekvd You voted 'leave open', and yet consider yourself a close voter? I guess I have to agree with you. I am confused. – Rainbolt Feb 8 '16 at 14:57

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