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Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?

Some Cards Generate Multiple Results If the entire name is contained within the name of another card, then linking the former card will return a result with both cards. An example can be seen with ...
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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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Please add support for the Magic AutoCard window

This was discussed and dismissed previously because no official API was provided, but an API does exist for automatic hover over images and links. The Wizards published API service called AutoCard ...
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Switch Magic autocard over to a different search engine, Scryfall

So... we've had a history of bugs with the autocard feature linking to Gatherer. Whatever way we try to link to it, there's always new and different arbitrary cards that break for some reason. Today ...
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Can we integrate software to show Go and Chess positions?

From area51: Would it be possible to get something that would allow us to display Go and Chess positions on this site? This has been raised as a possible objection towards integrating the Go and ...
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Can the Autocard feature be improved (again)?

This used to be an answer. Now it is a feature request. The Autocard feature for Magic: the Gathering was updated in 2016. Since then the community has discovered a couple of bugs. We also found a ...
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Some autocard names don't execute correctly

[mtg:Grafdigger's Cage] fails to find any cards (Try it: Grafdigger's Cage). I've double-checked it a few times. I think it's something about the ' in the card name. (This is very minor) [mtg:Sun ...
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Why are we still in Beta?

I've read the meta discussion at What are the success criteria for an area 51 beta site, as well as the blog post When will my site graduate? Neither of these helps me understand why Board and Card ...
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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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How do we enter Go Boards on this site?

I had asked a question (now deleted) on meta.stackexchange about a Go-version of stackexchange. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/164930/go-stackexchange-com It was already tried http://area51....
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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 tags mysteriously disappearing?

In the light of Pat's competition to improve the site, I've been reading, editing and voting on some of the older questions. I've recently come across two that already had edits saying they were ...
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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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How do we create an autocard link to a card with an apostrophe in the name?

In Infractions/Player Communication - Infernal Tutor and Lion's Eye Diamond, it would be nice to link correctly to Lion's Eye Diamond. Using an apostrophe character, as in [mtg:Lion's Eye Diamond] ...
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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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We should implement Magic the Gathering pop-ups on hover

In the comments to the original linking syntax request, ghoppe said: Thanks for the card links. As the guy who whipped up the jsfiddle, I admit I lifted the tooltip function (which is open source)...
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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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Please implement the Chess replayer on Board and Card Games

The Chess beta site now has a cool replayer, to allow Chess games/positions to be described, rendered and walked through. It's been around for a couple of months now. We've been asking for this for ...
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How to tag unlisted games

I looked around but wasn't able to find anything. I have questions about rules for unlisted games. What tags should I use for games that are not listed under the existing tags? I found this untagged ...
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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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Can we get a renderer for Cards?

I see that the Poker site now has nice card markup support. Could that be added to this site? In addition to poker being on topic here, we also have significant questions in bridge, euchre, cribbage,...
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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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