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See https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/2522/looking-for-mare-nostrum

Is this something we want to support here?

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No,

These questions should be closed as too localized.

  • The answer is only valid for a limited period of time
  • The need is specific to one person.
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  • When the question is "where do I buy this particular game", I agree. But the more generic "where do I buy out of print games" should have a question with some useful answers (i.e. look for sellers/traders on boardgamegeek, amongst other answers). – Viktor Haag Feb 10 '11 at 17:29
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I would say in the general case no:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/

However in extreme circumstances -- say, the game is extraordinarily rare or very special in some way -- it might be OK, but that should be super rare.

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  • I think that sounds fare. – Mohamad Feb 11 '11 at 2:11
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The last thing we want is a million questions "where can I buy game X" with exactly the same answer. Is there a FAQ with links to boardgamegeek and other such useful places? If not, maybe someone could create one, and point all "where to buy" requests there, before closing the question.

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    I think you and @Viktor are heading down the same path, and I agree with you. It sounds like a good use of community wiki to maintain a list of OOP boardgame sellers. If a question gets created, I'll CW it. (Or if someone flags an old question that might fit) – Pat Ludwig Feb 10 '11 at 17:40
  • I'm 100% with Viktor and TheSun here; I've created a community wiki question for users to update. Do we want to migrate the Mare Nostrum question there, or close it and point to our question? – LittleBobbyTables - Au Revoir Feb 10 '11 at 18:06
  • @little - yea, perhaps we could dup all such questions to the generic in the future? Then delete them after a while, I don't see a need to keep individual game queries around forever. – Pat Ludwig Feb 10 '11 at 18:45
  • @Pat -- duly noted. I've gone ahead and closed the original question, and pointed Xavier to our new question. I've also included my original answer as a comment so he has somewhere to start. – LittleBobbyTables - Au Revoir Feb 11 '11 at 0:08

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