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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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Board and Card Games Self-Evaluation -- Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Alice, Bob, and Carol — Should we encourage using placeholder names for the players?

Yesterday I edited a question and its accompanying answer to change players from A, B, and C to Alice, Bob, and Carol, common placeholder names. The edit was rolled back by another user, before being ...
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Evaluating your own site - a check for quality

A few months ago or so, some people might remember that I mentioned doing a quality review for this site for seeing how Board & Card Games is doing as a site. Well, it's been a few months since ...
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When should expansion tags be used?

If a question involves an expansion to a game, should the expansion always be tagged? What if the expansion is obvious from the question or title? Or, should expansions generally not be tagged?
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How often should a certain term in a question/answer be linkified?

I edited this question, adding the usual links and auto-links to Gatherer. I opted to link each unique card only once, Wikipedia-style, to not overload the text and distract the readers with multiple ...
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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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Deck-Building tag too broad

The tag deck-building applies to two very different things: The act of deciding which cards will go into a TCG/CCG/LCG deck to be played (IE MtG, YuGiOh, Android: Netrunner) A genre of game in which ...
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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 is the history of game stacks on Stack Exchange?

In the 3 months I have participated in Board and Card Games, I have seen Magic the Gathering nearly spun off (then not). I have read of other game stacks that started independently or spun off from B&...
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Unpinning the accepted answer

It seems that Stack Overflow is getting a change and is no longer going to pin the accepted answer at the top and will now default to sorting by post score alone. In the post announcing this they ...
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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 can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?

I know broad topics and things that are more "discussion" than "directly answerable" are discouraged on B&CG, but I really want to pull apart, exchange ideas, and learn about strategies pertaining ...
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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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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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When should I use the "Not an Answer" flag?

Seems like there have been a few extra declined NAA flags lately so I would like to remind folks of the proper usage of this flag.
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Do we want to have an end-game tag?

It looks like a new tag has been created for end-game, and it has been added to a bunch of existing questions about a variety of games. Is this a tag we want? In general I think we avoid these "meta-...
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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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Are question about building a computer character (AI) on topic?

The question Computer Scrabble UI & communication protocol? is a gray area on this site. If this type of questions are about how to use algorithms to programm AI, then it should be cover on the ...
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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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Please add support for MTG autocard plurals/short names

The current autocard link syntax works great, but it can be a bit awkward to use with plural names. It's easy to change [mtg:Lightning Bolts] to [mtg:Lightning Bolt]s. Getting correct links to cards ...
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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2016: Moderation Stats

There is a post on meta stack overflow that shows the moderation stats on the site for the year. Would it be possible to get something similar to that for this site? When I inquired about it I was ...
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Why was my "Not an Answer" flag declined?

Yesterday I flagged this answer as "Not an Answer". The full text is Curious then what if you have Grand Abolisher on the battlefield and initiate the effects of Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Should we have tags for various parts of Magic?

It looks like several people have started creating tags for various mechanics in Magic (protection, bestow) and retagging existing questions with them. On Arqade, these types of tags have been ...
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Should we try to generate basic questions?

It seems like a lot of the questions we have so far are fairly esoteric or advanced. Should we make an effort to populate the site with more basic questions in order to build up a good knowledge base? ...
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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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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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Are legal questions on topic?

There seems to be some disagreement as to whether legal questions are in fact off topic. The only information I can find on the topic is Card Game Legal Questions are off topic (apparently) can this ...
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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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Remove 'ethics' tag?

There are only 4 questions tagged ethics in 2 years, all by the same user. There is no usage guidance for this tag, and all four questions are about the card game bridge, making the intended scope ...
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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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Are card recommendation questions on-topic?

Game recommendation questions are off-topic* on Board & Card Games Stack Exchange. But what about recommendations for specific cards within a game? For instance, What are some cards that allow ...
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Expanding tags to 35 characters

In the past, we've had a number of tags that have been limited by the site's 25 character tag limit. Thanks to that limit being increased to 35 characters, we can now fix a number of these tags. Mods ...
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Teach people how to find their own cards

Someone asks Are there cards that turn life gain into damage? List of three cards. We upvote. Author accepts. Then, someone else asks What cards can change mana color? Another list of cards. We ...
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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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Asking a question you already know the answer to; or, padding out the site with questions on confusing rules

Since we have such a low number of questions right now, and since once of the goals of the site (as I see it) is to cover all rules questions that may arise during gaming, I'm wondering -- is it ...
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Isn't intellectual property (marked off-topic somewhere) part of the game-design process (on-topic in the help center)?

Context This question What is the duration of copyright on a board game map? is marked as off-topic. Also has this one How long does the copyright for a game last, after it is out of print? Also ...
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Is tag:avalonhill a good tag?

I recently removed avalonhill from several questions, because: the tag wiki claimed that it was for WWII wargames by Avalon Hill, but Avalon Hill publishes a lot more than that. it's a meta-tag, ...
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What are the actual use cases for tags?

We've had a lot of discussion about tag usage recently. I think a lot of these have been... unproductive. It's not clear to me that we're all working from the same understanding of what tags are ...
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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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How can we be inviting to new users who leave other questions as answers or comments?

I did find this other question that is similar, but this is a followup to that. I have noticed many times where a new user posts an answer that should be a comment or a new question. In these cases, ...
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What is our stance on questions about board & card game-related events?

What is our policy on questions about board & card game-related events that do not directly involve how to play the games? For instance, could someone ask about how a Magic tournament is run, or a ...
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What tag should I use for a Spoons-related question?

I have a question about the game of Spoons. (Unless the comments indicate otherwise, I'll assume that readers know what this game is.) I'm wondering what tag I should use for this question, or if I ...
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Single tag wiki - Multiple games

Recently I encountered a tag wiki that was edited to have information about two different games from two different publishers and the edit was approved. There is currently an edit suggestion that is ...
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Autocard not working for Platinum Angel

The generated url is: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?name=%2b%5bPlatinum%20Angel%5d Which somehow returns no results. If you add quotes around it (best approximation for our ...
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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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