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Should we ban game recommendation questions? - Done

We've discussed this before, but I think it's time to put the final nail in the coffin of Game Recommendation questions. Take a look at the recommendations tag. The most recent stuff is first. Look ...
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How should we tag questions?

What should be the main tags on the site? Tagging by game is obvious, any question specific to a game should be tagged. I don't see the point of board/card tags; they supply very little information ...
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If you can't sit down at a table and play it, it's not a board or card game - Good definition?

I'm wondering if LittleBobbyTables' definition here, might be a good, simple, definition of what this site covers? What potential grey lines, or exceptions might there be? Are they serious enough to ...
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Are questions specifically about the computer version of a game on topic?

Our help center says: Questions about computer implementations of board games are fine. and our close reasons include: Questions about computer-based games (except for computer-based versions ...
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Why are game recommendation questions off-topic?

This is one of the reasons questions get closed on the site - why? How can I find answers to these questions if not here? Note: this is a canonical question, for linking when questions are closed. If ...
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Considering the number of strategy questions, should we write specific scope limitations for strategy questions?

It seems to me like most strategy questions could be considered subjective and broad in scope, as many people will have different answers based on their own play styles. However, when tailored to ...
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Game Recommendation questions are banned

With the agreement of the other moderators and the unanimous consent of the voters here on meta, game recommendations are banned. Plan of Action Update the FAQ (done) Close all questions (done) Clean ...
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Texas Hold'Em Shotgun Questions

These questions are individually better than the previous set (which seem to have been deleted), but asking a long series of formulaic questions about particular strategic questions in a single game ...
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Are we (as the Board and Card Game StackExchange) too broad in defining ourselves?

I know I'm way behind on all of this, but as I just found StackExchange last week, I'm hoping for some slight forgiveness. I'm concerned that the topic Board and Card Games, as it currently exists, ...
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HoverCard, a userscript for MTG card link tooltips

I've created a userscript that shows a tooltip for any links that start with: http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx http://gatherer.wizards.com/...
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Do we have any chance of graduating any time soon?

This site has existed for over 5 years. Now that Design-Independent Graduation is implemented, we don't need to wait on a design to have a partial graduation. Our Area51 stats are not perfect, but ...
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Would support for Magic: the Gathering rendering make you move site?

A while ago, we had a discussion about the rationale for asking Magic questions on a separate site. Since then, the number of MTG questions here has gone through the roof. It is now the top game, by ...
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Meta tags 'R Us! [closed]

Background info on what meta tags are is on the StackExchange Blog. The Story so far: We've had a meta tag problem for a while. Perhaps since the origin of the site. Over the last few months I've ...
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Do we really need a rules tag?

Since I'm not a Magic player, I have that tag ignored. When I called up the site I was met with a huge wall of greyed out questions. It seems a whole bunch of Magic questions where re-tagged with "...
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Do we want 'Game Like …" questions?

I think we're getting too many "Game Like ..." questions, like this and that. These seem to be very subjective with so few details that thousands of games could be listed. You also could make ...
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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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Should questions purely about online versions of a game be allowed?

Here's one example: Are there any English servers where I can play Mahjong online?
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Do we need a a Clue and a Cluedo tag

Can these tags be consolidated? Or is there enough value in differentiating the US and Uk versions?
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Are our moderators being too aggressive?

A handful of questions have been mod-closed recently without any votes from the community. While I don't disagree with the questions being closed, I wonder if the rest of us should be getting an ...
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Should we allow game recommendations? (Answer - YES, but…read on!)

Please read before you vote! (Do not upvote just because you think this is a good question.) Simple question, big implications! These questions have proved fairly popular on this site. However ...
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What generic (?) tag to use for games that have no tag?

I would like to post a question about makruk, for which there is currently no tag. After looking through the available tags, there seems to be a problem for users with less than 150 reps who want to ...
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Community ads for other sites, 2015 edition! [duplicate]

Could some artistic people put together some quality community ads to put on other sites? I'd recommend Sci-Fi Community Ads Roleplaying Community ads and Gaming/Arqade Community Ads So what do ...
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Should we close question that are just “what are good strategy tips for such-and-such game”?

I've seen a series of question posted on strategy tips for various kinds of poker: Description of Poker 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Strategies? Description of Poker Omaha Strategies? Description of Poker Texas ...
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Help transform recommendations questions, desirable?

Not everyone is a hardcore gamer But almost everyone plays cards and boardgames once in a while. So they can be a bit "lazy" and ask a question like: I can't decide between Risk and Axis&...
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Vote Early, Vote Often

Jeff Atwood post new article about voting. Read: Vote Early, Vote Often. Voting is the secong thing most important to SE sites. Don't waste your votes and incentive new user to vote. Jeff also post ...
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The Status of Beta

I have just been over to Area 51 to check on how we are doing as a site, as we are coming up to a third the way through beta. The stats look like this 294 Questions. We should be aiming for over 750,...
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Are questions about statistics, math, analysis, simulations, numbers, chance, etc discouraged?

Deep strategical analysis certainly fits within the realm of "Board and Card Games" but these questions and their resulting discussions tend to drift into a different style of Q/A. Is there an ...
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Is this site also good for miniature wargames questions?

I know this site is for board and card games but would you count miniature wargames into that group as well or are they separate kind of games? I mean games like Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer ...
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“recommend a game” questions

I think there is a risk that "recommend a game" questions are "bad subjective". Can I suggest that we recommend that any "recommend a game" question should be tagged recommendation and should try to ...
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Are questions about flavor acceptable?

With a lot of games, and particuarly in this scenario, Magic the Gathering, flavor is an aspect of the game that doesn't directly deal with the game play, but it has a big impact on the overall ...
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Poker - is it on topic?

Is poker - while I readily acknowledge that it's a popular card game - really in the realm of what we want this site to be about? I'm seeing a bunch of questions about poker and it made me wonder ...
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Are game design questions on topic?

Are questions about new game design and development on topic? Example: How do I become a professional game designer? They were voted as such in the Area 51 proposal. (Note: To allow easier ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Community ads for other sites, 2017 edition!

Could some artistic people put together some quality community ads to put on other sites? I'd recommend Sci-Fi Community Ads Roleplaying Community ads and Gaming/Arqade Community Ads So what do ...
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Are dice games suitable for discussion here? Eg Dudo / liar dice?

I regularly play Dudo (peruvian liar dice, maybe branded as "Perudo" in the US?) with friends, especially at the pub, (as with no stakes, it's allowed in a UK pub, and because dice are waterproof, the ...
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Is this a game recommendation question?

Joe Golton's recent question asks for examples of gateway games. In a comment, he says: I expect (and encourage) debate as to whether this question is suited to the stack exchange system, and even ...
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Lists of games - good and bad

This site has a lot of lists of games. Previously these may all have been closed or converted to CW (Community Wiki). This community appears to have chosen to allow many of these questions and find ...
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Why do chess and poker have separate sites even though they are clearly “board and card games?”

Chess gets less than 300 visits a day. Poker less than 200. As regards the number of questions, the issue is whether they are above or below 1.0 per day (No kidding.) They also have "too few" users. ...
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Are questions where the first result of a Google search has the answer good questions?

Sometimes a question is trivial to answer with a Google search or two, but the answer is not on a stackexchange site. Are those questions still worth asking on SE or should they be closed?
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Card Game Legal Questions are off topic (apparently) can this be added to the of topic FAQ?

I asked this Magic: The Gathering question: Are Magic The Gathering Proxy cards illegal to print? It was closed as Off-Topic. The main/first closer indicated that is was because the question was ...
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Are pricing and value questions on topic?

The question What's the most valuable Avalon Hill wargame? was recently asked. Similar questions that might one day be asked are: What is the most valuable Magic card? Has the price of [board ...
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Is it 'bad form' to source content from other people's answers?

I've just had some of my answer poached by a user here. This is what the source of the post now reads: Unfortunately you are not allowed to mix-and-match with units from different Codices any which ...
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Community Wiki: desirable or not?

I am wondering what the attitudes towards the community wiki concept are. I personally consider it overused and mostly undesirable. I'm now probably on Joel's personal execution list but let me ...
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When are “sub-tags” appropriate?

Stackoverflow uses a lot of "sub-tags" as I call them, for example c#-4.0 that help add value to the question by letting you search for specific information that wouldn't really work as a combination ...
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Are chess questions on-topic here?

In conclusion, it seems, chess is technically on-topic but typically not asked. My question is from a slightly different angle: if there's a SE for it, why is it on-topic at all? Should all posts ...
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Re-tag for Warhammer 40K Questions

A new edition of Warhammer 40K came out over the weekend. We should probably re-tag most of the old questions as 5th edition to distinguish them from newer 6th edition questions. Thoughts? Edit: I'...
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Should the threshold for suggesting tag synonyms be lowered?

I believe the current rep threshold for suggesting tag synonyms is 2500. That's excessive for our current site, and I think aliases can be quite useful. Should we try to get the admins to lower the ...
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Should we use the tag delete-me or remove-this-tag?

Based on a discussion about how to remove prosaic tags, I implemented the delete-me tag as suggested by Pat. Right after I suggested the first delete-me tag synonym (starting with card-games) and ...
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What can you do for B&CG? Winners Announced!

Winners Thanks everyone for participating! The site looks a lot better than it did a couple months ago. I've compiled the results and rolled some dice. Per the contest I owe 2 games, but I'm ...
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Why has the proposed Magic:The Gathering site entered the commit phase?

I was somewhat surprised to discover that the proposed SE site Magic:The Gathering has now recently moved into the commit phase. I am surprised because to date I have seen no compelling argument for a ...