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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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What are the steps in eliminating recommendation questions?

In the immediate aftermath to this discussion, there seems to be somewhat of a consensus to ban game recommendation questions. An enthusiastic new moderator (congratulations, btw!) has done quite a ...
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Is Asking Every Relevant Question One Can Think Of About A Game To Be Encouraged?

I'm sort of enjoying, e.g., Tom Au's recent spate of questions about Bridge: but I'm definitely starting to get the impression that he's just throwing out every possible question about the theory and ...
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Everybody else has a rep of 101. Why not me ?

I see a lot of people on BCG have a reputation of 101, with no answers, no votes, no questions, and only one badge, the Autobiographer. I have made answers, I got votes, and I earned the ...
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Penny Arcade tag rename?

We've had two questions about Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs. Evil (1) (2), and both have caused confusion with Penny Arcade: The Card Game for which we've received no questions. I set about to ...
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7 wonders tag confusion

Looks like we have both 7-wonders and seven-wonders. The actual name appears to be "7 Wonders". is there any reason not to merge seven-wonders to it?
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Should we allow questions asking for a very specific type of game?

I'm thinking primarily about this question: it was originally closed because it asked for a list and SE sites do not handle list questions well, but there was a suggestion that perhaps the question ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Board & Card Games Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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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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Bidding tags for bridge questions

Quite a few questions recently (this is an example) ask about the merits of a specific bridge bid, but don't specify what system is being played. The problem is that bidding is nowhere near universal ...
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Why was “What should I buy to teach Magic: The Gathering to someone?” closed for being “too localized”?

Here's the question: How should I approach teaching Magic:The Gathering to a new player? 11 upvotes, been around seven months with some good answers. I just posted an answer to point out a new ...
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Tag Wikis - Please add and update them!

Recently, tags started showing their tag wikis when hovered over. This site has very few tag wikis created, and it would be great if we could get those filled out for our more popular tags. If you ...
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Tags: game-design vs. game-development

We have both of these tags floating around, with game-design having more questions. Are they synonyms? Are they related but distinct concepts? (If so, let's define game-development.) My first ...
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Get your B&CG Hats!

The hat bash is on and B&CG is participating! Check it out via the link on the top bar, or go to http://winterba.sh/ If you don't like them, you can turn 'em off.
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Should “where should I sell” questions be allowed?

I've already seen the answer for "Where to buy" questions and http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/. They both say we shouldn't allow those questions. ...
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Game of Go Area 51 Proposal at 100% Commitment

The Game of Go proposal on area 51 has reached 100% commitment. The discussions we had about the MTG site, which were somewhat diverted as academic, are now relevant. I updated this thread to ...
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Tag cleanup (merges and synonyms)

Please enter any tag changes you'd like to see here. I'm not too concerned about removing little used tags as I believe that happens automatically after a period of time. What I'd like to do is come ...
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Should I “move” my chess and poker questions to the board and games site?

I believe that chess and poker questions would ultimately find a larger audience here on the board and card games (BCG) site, with the larger number of viewers more than making up for the "experts" ...
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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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“Name that game” type of question is on-topic?

See What's the name of this board game? In Gaming.SE this type of question is very popular. Should we consider them on-topic?
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Markdown mods for Magic the Gathering?

I have seen that there is a special tag supported in the markup for Magic the Gathering [mtg...], but it's not documented in: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/editing-help 1) What is the full ...
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Should we simply down-vote questions we don't like?

A lot of people vote to close (or just straight-up close) questions they don't find interesting, don't appear well-written, seem off-topic, or don't seem to have a clear answer. Should we simply down-...
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“Where to buy” questions

See https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/2522/looking-for-mare-nostrum Is this something we want to support here?
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Where to ask questions about puzzles?

Where can I ask questions about puzzles? The FAQ has no link :\ https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/faq#what-are-some-examples-of-boardgames-that-are-on-topic-here We're not the right place to ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

One of the big 7 questions. One suggestion per answer please Logo guidance, from Jin (resident UI designer for at least some of the Stack Exchange sites): Please note: I prefer gray-scaled logo ...
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How to correctly link to Gatherer?

When I create or click on a Magic card link to Gatherer, if the card name has a space, it doesn't resolve (on french context and what ever the browser). For example for Walking Ballista, it results to ...
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How should “Chupacabra: Survive the Night” be tagged?

We just got this question about the game Chupacabra: Survive the Night. The obvious tag for the game (chupacabra-survive-the-night) is just a bit too long (28 characters). Should we just remove the "...
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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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How should we be tagging questions about custom Magic cards?

We recently reached agreement that questions about custom cards were OK: Are well-defined theoretical or custom Magic questions on-topic? And we've received a few questions on the topic: How could ...
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I think you guys should turn off the script that deletes single-use tags

I don't really use this site much, but I happened to have a gander through your untagged tag, and wow are there a lot of questions there! It looks like the script that deletes single-use tags has been ...
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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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How to handle tagging for Pandemic Legacy season 2?

In a few weeks, Pandemic Legacy Season 2 will be released. Based on the previews, it is pretty much an entirely different game from either Pandemic or Pandemic Legacy season 1. This is quite different ...
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Are questions about Little Wars on-topic here?

In 1913, H.G. Wells wrote Little Wars, a book with a set of rules for a toy soldiers game. It is similar to Kriegsspiel. I have a question about the rules of it. Are questions about this game on-...
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How do we foster a good chat community?

I keep coming to chat to discuss various board-gamey things. But it's always empty. I feel that a good chat community is one of the ways to get a good community together in general, and increase ...
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Is it appropriate to delete all comments to a question once they have been acted upon?

In the following question: In Ticket to Ride USA, does obtaining longest continuous path of routes highly correlate with winning? I got a few comments on my question, the first of which was 2/3 of a ...
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Would B & CG be a good candidate to replace the GameSquad forum “Advanced Squad Leader Rules & Errata”?

To all ASL enthusiasts (and others). While it may seem arrogant to question a set standard, it is certainly not meant that way. The current ASL Rules & Errata GameSquad forum contains a massive ...
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Per game tagging and new users

Now that we're in public beta, you need 150 rep to create a new tag. We recommend that any question that's specific to a particular game should have that game's name as a tag. If you're a new user ...
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Better Supporting Miniature Gaming

There's currently a proposal to start a miniature gaming only stack exchange. A lot of the topics that could potentially be discussed there are on topic here, but there are some that wouldn't be. ...
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What to do when a new user leaves a comment as an answer?

A new user apparently wanted to comment on an answer (link), but didn't have enough rep so just submitted it as another answer. I'd like give the user a warmer welcome than flagging the non-answer for ...
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what 'listing' questions are on / off topic here?

See this question (http://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/348/games-that-play-well-with-a-wide-range-of-different-numbers-of-players) which I'd have thought was clearly not suitable for a SE ...
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Why was this question on playing defensively in chess closed?

I'd like to request that this question be reopened. It was closed because some people are confused about what "defensive" means in chess - I meant to clear that up in an answer, but the question was ...
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Bridge: Discussing merits of bidding systems/conventions

There has been a recent flurry of questions trying to discuss the merits of bidding systems in bridge (some well known, some home cooked). IMO, these kinds of questions are too broad with no definite ...
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Games-specific tagging convention.

We already have lots of tags for specific games, but if we generate the levels of traffic we'd like to generate, then we're likely to find that for the most popular games people will want/need game-...
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Use specific game tag when question is not directly about that game?

Some questions are not strictly about a specific game X, but about other games like it. They may be tagged with that game's name. E.g.: Card Games with clear cards similar to "Gloom" Others don't ...
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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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Avoiding ambiguity with Netrunner tags

Following the re-release of Netrunner under the Android franchise, I expect to see more questions about it. There are two tags for the two editions (netrunner and android-netrunner), but is it worth ...
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How can I check my progress towards a particular badge?

Specifical, I want to know about the Struck & White badge. I seem to remember at one point that the number of edits to posts that I have made appeared somewhere on the page, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Questions about a board game that was ported to a video game

I recently bought Elder Signs: Omens on my iPhone and I wanted to ask questions about it. I've never played the actual board game equivalent, so I don't know if the digital version is as similar to ...
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Copyrights and Patents on Board games?

Can I ask questions about copyrights and Patents that are related to Board and Card games ?
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Board and Card Games mentioned on the SE podcast #6. Does anyone know what they were talking about?

Jeff and Joel mentioned the Board and Card Games stack exchange site several times in the new SE podcast (#6) (first mention at 51:30). The site came up because they were talking about chaos money ...

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