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Should Moderators Be Able to Close Questions Unilaterally?

There's no doubt in my mind that some questions on this site need to be closed. I'm also convinced that we have a "pretty good" closing mechanism, whereby five users can close a question. This ...
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Is "Experience" at Least Somewhat Authoritative on This Site?

I made an assertion in a post What Makes Buildings Valuable In Puerto Rico? that "many" players win with such and such a strategy, in a particular game which seemed at least plausible to me (a ...
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Would it be useful to have a list of your badges appear when you hovered over the totals in the header?

When I hover over my name I get a super-helpful box with all sorts of statistics about my recent activity on the site and links to the dedicated pages for those metrics. But when I hover over the ...
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Merging poker and poker-texas-holdem tags?

This is by no means clear, but I'm wondering if the tags "poker" and "poker-texas-holdem" should be merged, especially since there aren't that many questions in either tag.
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Am I asking too many questions at once?

I am embarrassed to see that the top five questions on board are not only mine, but I was the last one active in each of them. This will make the sixth. Could someone tell me if I am being too pushy?...
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How do we count views on question-threads?

When I see that a question has 1067 views, is that 1067 separate people, or maybe 45 people many times? Or maybe even 1 view per person per day is counted. What does the 'views' number mean?
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Do I get any reputation from being upvoted/accepted on meta?

I didn't see any change in rep when I got upvoted on meta; how does the system work?
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Why do my badges change from beta to meta, but not my rep?

I see at the top of the meta page that my rep doesn't change when I switch views from the main beta site to its meta site. But the badges do change. Is there a reason why the badges are not made to "...
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When should I accept an answer?

So far, I have a 100% accept rate. I think I might be slightly overreacting to some peoples' 40% or 50% rates. I want to know if it's considered impolite (note the first comment) to accept an answer ...
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Is "What are resources you'd wish you had seen when starting out?" too subjective/off-topic?

I'd like to ask a question about resources (like blog posts, advice, etc) that would be useful for newer Magic: The Gathering players looking to learn more about the game. (I have one player ...
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Is A Question With a Clear, Objective, Expert Answer Likely NOT to be a "Bad Fit" For the Site?"

A few days ago, one of my questions on overcalls in bridge was closed by a moderator, apparently for being "subjective." What are rules for an overcall that have wide acceptance? When this happened,...
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How should I concisely represent a chess position in a question?

If I want to ask a question about a certain chess position, how do I put it on-screen without the process being really tedious and the format impossible to decipher? I can type it out in in text form,...
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Is the following question pertinent to chess, and hence a good one to ask on boardgames stack exchange?

My questions are: Has anyone ever played a variant of chess such that in the starting position Bishops and Knights are switched? (So White's back row looks like this: RBNQKNBR) How can I find notes ...
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Is this puzzle on topic?

Is this chess related question on topic? How far can a knight travel without visiting the same square twice?
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Is there a way to make an image show up when you hover over a link? [duplicate]

Questions are often well-served by embedding images. For example, many Dominion questions benefit from showing a picture of the card(s) in question (example). However, sometimes it would be awkward ...
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How did we get all these untagged questions?

There are right now 15 questions with the only tag of untagged, linked here. Some of these actually had tags at one time. What happened here? Please note I'm cleaning some of these up, though I don'...
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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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Should references to other posts include the author name or topic name and link only?

A recent question about alternative rules in A&A lists references several other posts in the body. The referenced posts are apropos and the links clearly belong, but credit--by name--is given to ...
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Questions about specific bridge hands

Are these appropriate for B&CG? Does a Takeout Double Apply to a "Passed" Partner? In Bridge, Do You Count Defensive Points In the Opponents' Suit When Making a Takeout Double? ...
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Does accepting answers and offering bounties on survey questions make sense?

The community (via meta) seems to have decided that certain subjective, survey-type questions are allowed on the site: recommend a game recommend a game #2 games like __. Furthermore, we have ...
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Should we black list the cards tag?

The board-games and card-games tags were officially blacklistsed. I noticed that the tag cards has recently been added, with all the questions in the tag being added by the same (fairly new) user. ...
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Please synonym 'opening' and 'openings'

I think we need to make opening a synonym for openings. Plural seems the better way to go, and we don't need these two separate tags.
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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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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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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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Extra Question Votes not working

I've tried for two days now to reach the new 40-vote limit (10 for questions). The first day I voted for all things and got stopped before 40. Today I voted for only answers until I hit 30, then ...
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Should we have a standard for editing questions like "Help me think of this game?"

Assuming that we allow them, should we come up with a standard way to edit question titles? I just saw this question and wanted to try and make it look a little better. There's a big noise to signal ...
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I seem to have two different accounts here; how do I merge them?

I've joined a few other SE sites and my original identity migrated just fine. Here I can log in with either of my two openID accounts but it's not the same account -- contrast with my account on ...
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Game Specification Posts

I was thinking it might be useful to have a question that would read something like: What is Advanced Squad Leader? Maybe asking as a CW question, then have a CW answer that people can edit to ...
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My boardgame account is missing in the account overview

When I take a look at my profile page, I see all my accounts listed on the different sites of the stackexchange network, except for my account on Board and Card Games. The site is in public beta so it ...
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It is bad form to radically change question titles if the original one was useless?

Would it be considered bad form to completely change the title of a question if the original title is essentially worthless? Specifically I'm thinking about curious chess situation. A much better ...
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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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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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Tag for closed questions?

Does it make sense to create a tag for closed questions? I'm not sure it does, but it occurred to me because I thought it might be nice to put that tag on my ignore list.
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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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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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Have you visited area51?

After Dori pointed me at a proposal for Advanced Squad Leader I took a closer look at area51.stackexchange.com There are many proposals for sites based on games that I think can be (or already are) ...
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Are wargame questions welcome?

Are questions about war games—in particular, Advanced Squad Leader—welcome here? Background: Rogier created an Area51 proposal, Advanced Squad Leader Rules. Shortly thereafter, it was closed as a ...
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We need more subjective, spirited, and open ended debate

TL; DR: The culture from stackoverflow.com is mostly useful, but not all parts are a perfect fit for BSG.SE, let's only keep the good parts. While I love that BSG.SE doesn't devolve into flamewars ...
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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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Dominion Card Specific Tags

I'm wondering... Should specific tags should be allowed. Ie. dominion-card-loan or something like that. It would generate a lot of extra tags, but I would love to be able to click on a card specific ...
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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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Very odd spam from user "true"

The user true has one point of rep and one answer on a question about games for uncompetitive groups. The original post seemed like a totally reasonable answer but embedded within it was a link to a ...
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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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Is this type of soliciting comment acceptable?

From ripper234's profile: 14h comment What is a good strategy for using the Doomsday card? If you want more Magic experts to look at your question, trying asking here: draw3cards....
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Has there been a reputation recalc?

I'm pretty sure I was on 2467 rep yesterday. Today I am on 2436. I don't see any obvious changes in my accepted answers etc. Anyone else experience something like this?
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Big opportunity for BCG.SE? Snipe the recurring threads on BGG and answer them here beautifully?

I frequent the Race for the Galaxy and Dominion forums on BGG. Both have some recurring questions that are often adequately answered, but which still pop up constantly. Further, every time they are ...
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Problem with expansion tag

I was looking at the battlestar-galactica tag and noticed that it seems to define two additional tags for the expansions, namely "battlestar-galactica-pegasus" and "battlestar-galactica-...
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What to do when an answer is no longer correct?

What happens when you roll "Off the top" of a result table? @Todd recently discovered that FFG has updated their FAQ directly answering the question. It is invevitable that some of our ...
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Merging with RPG-SE definitely better than closing

Questions per day 15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per day is worrying. A healthy site generates lots of good content to make sure users keep coming back....

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