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“What is [x term] in [y game]?” questions

We've already had a bit of a problem with these formulaic questions about poker. Now we're getting some similar questions (though not the same volume) about bridge: "What is a Jacoby Transfer?". What ...
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Please leave comments or a meta thread when voting to close [closed]

At this stage of the beta (currently, the private beta), we're still trying to define the boundaries of what is on and off topic. Close votes for off-topic questions are a good way to do that, but ...
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Does the site cover “party games”?

Does this site cover "party games" like Pictionary, Taboo, or Cranium?
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Did the reputation cap change for beta sites?

I noticed last night that I managed to squeak in 200 reputation by about 7:30 EST, beating the 8 PM cut-off time for the new day. My profile for yesterday shows "200" reputation listed. Either the ...
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Please, don't game the system!

Few minutes after the votes have been refilled at 00:00 UTC all unanswered questions with at least 1 answer got up vote on that answer. I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or a deliberated action ...
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Large number of seed questions?

I've noticed a large number of "seed" questions on the site. The questions don't have much content to work with themselves, just a question in the title. The topics seem ok, but the questions ...
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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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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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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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Are game review questions appropriate for BCG?

A game review would be highly subjective, however, it would also be useful for gathering thoughts on a game that the OP or readers may not come up with on their own. They could be useful community ...
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Loose house rules questions?

I see a lot of questions asking for generic house rules for a game. I don't really think that fits. I think questions about house rules to solve specific problems, or the benefits of a house rule ...
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Courtesy and Etiquette

We have a courtesy and an etiquette tag. Looking at the questions, there actually does seem to be a difference between the two, which rather surprised me - I was about to do a retag-spree, but it ...
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How to ask about games with “impolite” names?

Several common card games have "impolite" names. Bull $... Egyptian Rat $.... Pimp the Backhanding How do we want to address this on the site? Should we not list the full name of the game as I have ...
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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 boardgames-related events on-topic?

I'm talking about events like SPIEL in Essen, where many new games are shown to the public at 1st time. Mostly these questions would be not about specific game, but still related to boardgames. And I ...
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Can I just invite someone over to join the beta, or do they need to sign into area51?

Can I just forward the Link to people i want to join the community, or is this really a closed Beta?
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Links to BoardGameGeek (or other sites)

I'm certain that a common pattern in some answers will be a link to a BoardGameGeek page (we have some already). What should our policy be about this, especially answers that are nothing BUT a link ...
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Rubik's Cube is it on-topic?

Well, this is not board or card game, but it has same purpose. Combination/logic puzzles like Sudoku, Mastermind, etc. should be on-topic? In Programmers.SE we embrace some related proposals to avoid ...
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Solitarie card games are they on-topic?

I think it is, they're valid solo card game.
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Scrabble like board games are they on-topic?

It has a totally different mechanics but still a board game.
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Dominoes is it on-topic?

Games which has no cards or boards but it is played like a board game over a table should be on-topic? For me it should be. Games like that has the same mechanics.
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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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Who should the moderators be?

In weeks, this community will receive some provisional moderators to help get this site started prior to the elections at the end of the beta. Please read this: Moderators Pro Tempore. Please ...
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Should we have a tag rule regarding pluralization?

This question is sort of a generic version of How should we tag questions. There is some talk in there about the board-game tag, but it's lost in the noise. For me, these two tags are clearly ...
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Possibly redundant tags: catan and settlers-of-catan

We've got a few questions in each... though it's arguable that they both are necessary, settlers-of-catan referring specifically to the basic Catan game, and catan referring to the entire franchise in ...
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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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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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How do we promote our site?

One of the big 7 questions. One sugestion per answer, please
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

The Elevator Pitch This isn't as easy as it sounds. Imagine the user who will never read your FAQ and you have two seconds to grab their attention. It should be catchy but descriptive. It should be ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

One of the big 7 questions.
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What to do when a question had some votes to be on-topic on definition phase?

What to do when a question had some votes to be on-topic on definition phase? Respect the voters or redefine what is on-topic here? Actual example: How do I become a professional game designer? See ...
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Should the name of the game be in the subject?

I'm seeing a few questions that are specific to one game but which don't mention this in their title. For instance. There are quite a few situations where you can see the subject of a question, but ...
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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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Just how subjective can we get?

How subjective are we wanting BCG to be? For example: Longest Game Session is a type of question I find to be far too subjective (it's almost a poll). It also falls on the wrong side of Good ...
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Are objective questions that result in game lists on-topic?

I'm thinking of this question: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/83/largest-number-of-components-in-the-box This question isn't subjective -- some game will have the most components. ...
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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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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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