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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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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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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 history of tournament results of certain decks during a particular standard season but I am not completely sure that BCG stack is the right place. ...
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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Naming the tag for questions about legendary cards and the legend rule

We've got a bunch of questions in MTG around navigating the legend rule, and handling various cases involving legendary permanents in circumstances where the legend rule might apply. I've tagged them ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Asked a Yes/No question on mechanics, but Closed for Opinion Based?

This was my question on utilizing a common token change to a commonly played board game (which has recently been voted into deletion): However, a Meta question on the topic of "Are Questions on ...
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Rename [priority] to [mtg-priority] and [stack] to [mtg-stack]

Some Magic: the Gathering mechanics have their own tags: Do specific mechanics in MTG need their own tags? They all start with mtg-, so can one of the ♦ moderators rename priority to mtg-...
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Do specific mechanics in MTG need their own tags? [duplicate]

It seems that MTG has a ton of sub-tags that cover very specific categories. Are they really all necessary? I am not referring to alternate formats (as they can be seen as entirely different games), ...
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Can the edit approval rules be improved?

When a post has a suggested edit, it takes several votes to approve the edit, even by people who could themselves edit posts without review. While the edit is pending, I can't directly edit the post ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Why was my question put on hold as being unclear?

I asked this question some time ago and just realized that it had been marked as on-hold for being unclear. In what way was my question unclear?
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Are there other ways to reference Magic cards in posts on BoardgamesExchange?

I wanted to write a Magic question here on BoardgamesExchange in which I need to reference some cards. So I wanted to include them in my post, but: I don't know if there are more possibilities than ...
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Synonymize [magic-the-gathering-arena] into [mtg-arena]

We have currently two tags about Magic: The Gathering Arena: mtg-arena, 8 questions magic-the-gathering-arena, 9 questions Obviously, these tags are duplicates; can somebody with ♦ powers ...
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Can we get an exception to the graduation requirements on account of our age and other good stats?

In 2016 we were told that the following hard graduation requirement had been instated, preventing this site from graduating: When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll ...
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What is the current consent on version-specific tags?

This question from 2012 asked about adding specific version tags to warhammer-40k, such as warhammer-40k-8e. The accepted answer uses an example from StackOverflow, where it was brought up that the "...
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Why was my comment deleted without explanation or a discernible good reason?

In this question competetive viable or junk? I left a comment explaining why the question was a bad match for this SE, and I want to think it was constructive criticism, nothing remotely delete-worthy ...
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Why are there two different tags for gin-rummy

Wouldn't it be better to have a tag called gin-rummy instead of the two tags gin and rummy being used today? Or is there a difference between the tags gin and rummy so that there should be added a ...
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Should we burninate [mtg-history]?

Our site has these two tags: history on 42 questions. The tag wiki says: “The history tag explores variation editions of changes to a board game. It also is used for looking into the past events that ...
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Magic The Gathering auto card for pre release cards

How should auto card be handled on cards that have been previewed for an upcoming set but are not yet in gatherer? Should the auto card be used with the knowledge that it will be broken until the set ...
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Do we need a pre-emptive cannonical QA for diferentiating Mana and Land in Magic: The gathering?

Both these question confuse Mana and Land in magic-the-gathering. Do I have to take mana from my deck or hand when tapping a dual land? How do dual lands and their mana work? Is it worth making one ...
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How are these two duplicates

This first question was closed as a duplicate of the second. Chess. What is it called when a pawn takes a pawn by being passed What is the "En passant" rule in chess? The first asks what ...
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Deck-Building tag too broad

The tag deck-building applies to two very different things: The act of deciding which cards will go into a TCG/CCG/LCG deck to be played (IE MtG, YuGiOh, Android: Netrunner) A genre of game in which ...
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Offtopic: Where to purchase

Should we consider adding a reason of "where to purchase" or something similar to the off topic list for questions asking where they can buy a game? Also would some types of this question be valid? ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Are questions asking what expansions are available accepted?

I've been looking to find a list of expansions for the DC Deck Building Game, but it's proving difficult. My assumption was that board game retailers would have "Expansions" as a section on the base ...
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How should we handle tagging of board games with different editions?

Board games are hanging around long enough these days that newer editions of them are being released with vastly different mechanics. For example, Arkham Horror 3rd Edition has been recently released ...
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Why the recent addition of MTG sub tags?

Recently, the tags: mtg-planeswalkers mtg-regenerate mtg-indestructible have been created. What is the rationale for these creations? Most recently, tags were discussed here, but later here. ...
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Could we consider reopening this Yu-Gi-Oh Question?

I edited this question and now it's clearer what it is asking: Can I play Yu-Gi-Oh! with only level 5 or higher cards? I voted to reopen, and would like to ask the Community to consider voting as ...

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