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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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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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Some non-game specific questions have specific games as answers. Should these questions get game-specific tags?

Some non-game specific questions have specific games as answers. Should these questions get game-specific tags with each new game-specific answer? I think people interested in a specific game stand a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When is it appropriate to submit multiple answers to the same question?

Many times I have several ideas to answer a question. For instance, in response to, "How do I mitigate tendency X in game Y?", I might have a few strategy ideas, as well as a couple of expansions I ...
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What shall we call the tag for Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (2010)?

After editing, this question makes it clear that it is about Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game, the 2010 version from Fantasy Flight Games, not the 2002 version (the rather similarly named Sid ...
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Are computer Go questions on topic?

In the earlier Game of Go proposal, all computer Go questions were on topic, but I'm not sure if they are on BGSE, too. Computer Go basically refers to two things: Algorithms and knowledge related ...
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Diagrams next to question captions

This is in regards of the subtopic Go and an extended copy of a post asked on the now-defunct meta.Go.SE. In the long run, there will be a lot of questions in the form of "Question about some move in ...
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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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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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Hey! Where did all the Go questions come from? And why aren't there any gorrible puns in this title?

I've just migrated 26 questions from The Game of Go. That site (still in private beta) will be shutting down soon. However, there were some excellent questions asked there, and since Go is also on-...
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How do I suggest migrating a question from here to another SE site?

Playing Risk in an arbitrary graph Looks like it might be more appropriate on the theoretical computer science stack exchange site. What's the process for suggesting these types of moves?
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How to draw users from Board Game Geek: can we copy questions?

'As someone who often uses Board Game Geek (BGG) for asking (and answering) game related questions, I'm very much drawn to the SE format. SE creates an excellent architecture for asking and answering ...
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Should genre tags be used on game-specific questions?

A recent question about Magic was tagged with both magic-the-gathering and trading-card-game. I definitely understand the first tag, but I wonder if the second one is appropriate on a game-specific ...
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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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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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Closing as not constructive?

Perhaps this is just educating the new guy (who just got access to the moderator tools), but this questions was recently given a vote to close as not constructive: What caused this world-class player&...
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Time sensitivity of magic questions

I'm curious about the time sensitive Nature of some Magic-The-Gathering questions, and whether these types of questions are really on-topic or not. For example, take this question: Is there a ...
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Tag Synonym Request

I'm so far away from even suggesting synonyms that I'm going to buck convention and start here... Can someone please make elder-dragon-highlander and edh synonyms of commander? Commander is the ...
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Should we accept edits of a subjective nature to other people's answers (or questions)?

I'm finding this is happening a lot - people are editing questions and answers, not with objectively necessary improvements (fixing typos etc) but subjective amendments. e.g. I've just got one ...
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FAQ Update - suggest example games

Based on a recent meta discussion I've updated the FAQ to include a concrete list of example games. I grouped them into categories that made sense to me and made sure to include the top 10 games ...
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Magic tag cleanup effort requested

magic-the-gathering has received a lot of questions lately and it is now our #1 game tag (#4 overall). I'd like for the top users of that tag to get together and update the tag info to reflect the ...
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Should the FAQ Description of Board and Card Games reflect both Board and Card games?

Currently the FAQ description of this site (which I see is appended to any question that is migrated from this site to another SE site) includes the lines. This question came from our site for ...
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Where can I ask questions like this: "Hi there. Tell me your opinion about my deck"

This community calls itself "board and card games" but refuses to answer a simple question like the one in the title so I'm looking for a site where I can ask something like this. Any ideas?
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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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Can a "Hook" Make an Otherwise "Broad" Question Narrow Enough to Answer?

Early in my participation on this site, I asked the following question: Why Do People Use "Precision" Bidding in Bridge? which was deemed barely acceptable (not closed). A more seasoned ...
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Are poker questions referencing specific hands too subjective for the site?

I learned to play poker by asking and pontificating on specific hand histories posted on other forums and talked about with friends. For any but the most basic decisions, poker is often clouded by so ...
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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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How should questions about combinations of cards or deck building be handled here?

I posed a question in a format that I thought appropriate to the question, and that I've seen implemented elsewhere. 1 card per answer, which leads to users upvoting the strongest combinations. ...
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How about a blog and some Jeopardy questions?

I occasionally drop in on B&CG SE for a look around as its something that I enjoy reading, but I'm a bit of a fringe user in the real world so don't have anything worthwhile to ask. However, I've ...
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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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Elder-Dragon-Highlander versus Commander tags

This is probably an easy question, but it gave me pause. We currently have questions on the site relating to both EDH and Commander - which are synonyms for the same Magic format. EDH has been "...
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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 ...
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What's an acceptable scope for a chess strategy question?

The question that prompted this is this one: I voted to close it as being too broad, specifically because of this line from the FAQ If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’...
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Is It Acceptable To Ask For Descriptions of Boardgame Components?

It might be just me, but I felt a twinge of discomfort at the recent Alvin & Dexter related question. Basically the OP just wants a list of the contents so he can make his own bootleg copy of the ...
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Is "boardgames.stackexchange.com" a suitable url for a board and CARD games site?

I was telling some friends about boardgames.stackexchange.com (plug, plug) and how my #1 question here is about the strong no trump in Bridge. I complained that "not enough British people have come ...
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Should We Edit First-Time Questions To Make Them A Good Fit For The Site?

It's the usual scenario: a newcomer to the site arrives and posts a polite, interesting and constructive question. Which doesn't have an objective answer. So the question is closed and the user gets ...
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Are Some Games Too Elementary to Be Considered on the Site?

I'm talking about games that could be euphemistically classified as "children's games." This is a reference to this question, which appeared on the site, and which I helped to close. Russian ...
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(How) Can One Break Up A "Broad" Question So That it's NOT Overly Broad?

The following question was closed as overly broad: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4506/what-unique-mechanics-have-you-seen-in-games-includes-house-rules I thought this question had ...
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What's the appropriate way to debate a closed question?

Recently, Pat closed a question, someone put a comment on the question, asking why it was closed (but didn't vote to reopen) and I responded to the comment saying that I agreed, but also voted to re-...
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Is having a losing condition sufficient?

https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/4389/allowed-to-re-use-a-word-in-travel-scrabble was closed because it was deemed not to have a "winning condition". Is having a losing condition ...
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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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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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How should a question about House Rules be written?

Focus on a problem to be solved. Our FAQ reminds us that "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." Therefore the question should focus on ...
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What is the Proper Use of "Polls" on This Site?

On one hand, we are discouraged from asking questions of a "polling," nature, just to find out the balance of opinions. On the other hand, people sometimes use the results of polls taken ELSEWHERE in ...
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What Does It Mean That Reputation (Its Increase, Actually) Is Capped at 200 Per Day?

Suppose a person starts out with say, a 1000 reputation, and earns 210 in one day. My understanding is that at the end of the day, the reputation is 1200 (based on the 200 cap). What happens to the ...

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