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Should AI Generated Answers Be Allowed

Should we have a stance on AI generated answers (and possible questions as well)? AI generated answers are not allowed as they can be tricky to verify as correct and it can be said if you are using ...
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Question that seems opinion-based when someone does not know the objective answer

A question in the form of: "Can X be done in game Y?" can be seem opinion based, however If in fact you know that there is a variant of game Y where X has been implemented then the question ...
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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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Negative rating questions with positive rating answers

I found it bizarre that negative score question can be answered by a positive answer. Today, someone asked an identify-this-game question about go-fish (or Happy Families in the UK), while this is a ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Request: reopen one of the Big Parasol questions

A user recently posted a question about the Big Parasol Pokémon card. This was somewhat unfocused, so I commented to this effect (and voted to close); the question is now closed. Now while I fully ...
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Should we burninate [legal]?

The consensus on meta seems to be that legal questions are off-topic for the Board Games site: Are legal questions on topic? Are game copyright issues on topic here? Copyrights and Patents on Board ...
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Ticket to Ride Tags

Based on this question What should the ticket-to-ride tag represent? it seems we want to have a tag for each version of the game to make it clear what version of the game is discussed. Based on that ...
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What should the ticket-to-ride tag represent?

Should ticket-to-ride represent: Questions specifically about the original US version of the game (e.g. What is the maximum score in Ticket to Ride USA, and how to aim towards it?) Questions about ...
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What are the use cases for Preformatted Text?

I like to edit questions. Sometimes I look at a perfect question and make it a bit more concise, placing things in list etc. One thing that I like is to mark game states and actions in Preformatted ...
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Do we really need a rules tag, again?

From what I can tell, we determined that the rules tag was a meta tag and not useful for the site back in 2012: Do we really need a rules tag?. Well, it's back. It appears to have been recreated back ...
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Is a [spoiler] tag necessary?

We have a recently created spoiler tag, which is currently attached to two questions. Both of those questions are also tagged with risk-legacy, but if we left this tag alone, it's likely it would be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it ok to ask questions that are only valid for a limited time?

Looking at this question, I'm realizing that any good answer given will be wrong in 6 months, because which cards are in the Standard format change whenever a new set is released, and once a year some ...
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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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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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"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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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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Teach people how to find their own cards

Someone asks Are there cards that turn life gain into damage? List of three cards. We upvote. Author accepts. Then, someone else asks What cards can change mana color? Another list of cards. We ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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