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Should we have tags for various parts of Magic?

I agree with you, but Arqade is also my home site, so that's not surprising. I think we should not have a protection tag, for the reasons you mention. I also think we should not have a magic-...
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Should Magic The Gathering have it's own StackExchange?

Good question! There are reasonable criteria for suggesting that Magic should have its own Stack Exchange — such as a desire to attract a community of Magic-focused players who don't identify ...
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Should we burninate [mtg-history]?

Yes, let's burninate it. It's redundant, and we can & should tag MTG history questions as magic-the-gathering history.
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Alice, Bob, and Carol — Should we encourage using placeholder names for the players?

Leave it up to the asker how people are represented in their question - be that with names, numbers, or game specific terms (AP/NAP for MtG; BB, LB, BTN, etc for poker) - If anything I would ...
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Accepting nominations for a replacement moderator!

I would like to nominate myself (parent profile, meta profile). I have participated in community moderation of this site and of Arqade (main profile, meta profile) for several years. I am an active ...
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Why the recent addition of MTG sub tags?

There's more than that: I've also created mtg-double-faced-cards, mtg-competitive-rel, mtg-professional-rel, mtg-regular-rel, mtg-color-identity, and mtg-emblems. The rationale is that our MTG tag ...
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Why are game recommendation questions off-topic?

What is a game recommendation question? Anything where you're asking for answers providing a (set of) games meeting the criteria in the question. It doesn't matter if you ask for the best ones or ...
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Is StackExchange a good place to get the word out on a new game?

No, it isn't. This is a Q&A site (see the tour), so anything you post needs to either be a specific question (i.e. not "do you like my game") or an answer to an existing question. Additionally, ...
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Should MTG card links be added to more than the first instance of the card name?

I am more in favour of only Linking the first instance of the card as per Wikipedia standards. One thing that I find when looking at questions or answers that have every instance of a card linked, is ...
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Should we keep [combat]?

This tag doesn't sound like it is one that will have any experts in it as combat is different in many games. I would recommend removing this tag.
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What syntax construct should be used for rulebook quotes?

Any time you're quoting more than one line of someone else's text, you should use a block quote. If you really need custom indentation, you can represent that part of the quotation as a code block ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for the rules or instructions to an obscure board game?

This is perfectly acceptable as finding the rules for a board game is on topic even if it is an obscure one. The fact that you have done some searching on your own is also good as it shows you are not ...
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Are card recommendation questions on-topic?

I think they should be (& remain) on topic. These questions are generally well-scoped and are about achieving a specific functional purpose within a game. For card games like Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, ...
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Are questions specifically about the computer version of a game on topic?

Yes, they're on topic here. The current policy as stated in the help center and close reason does not make an exception, and there's not enough reason to change that policy. So for example: On-topic: ...
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identify-this-game that might exist (but probably doesn't)

I think it should be closed and the asker should consult Anime & Manga Stack Exchange instead. We can't really help them very effectively. It's worth noting that media regularly makes up games ...
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How often should a certain term in a question/answer be linkified?

Your edit did more than just add links - you fixed other issues with the post. I cannot say the same of the next edit. I would love to hear why two high reputation users approved an edit that adds ...
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Are well-defined theoretical or custom Magic questions on-topic?

I am generally in favor of questions about custom Magic cards. They're interesting ways of exploring nuances in the rules, and that's valuable especially with rules as complex as Magic's. I think ...
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Are chess questions on-topic here?

It has always been the philosophy of the StackExchange network that determining whether a topic is on topic should be done on a purely per-site basis, without considering whether the topic is on topic ...
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Why have the tag [timeline-cheapass-games] instead of renaming it [timeline]?

There's another game called Timeline that's more widely known (nearly 1000 reviews on BoardGameGeek, sold at mass-market stores) that's not by Cheapass Games. I can't find a BoardGameGeek page for ...
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Where would questions about the lore of a board or card game go?

Lore questions on here are fine by current policy. They are also on topic for Sci-Fi & Fantasy SE as long as the game has science fiction or fantasy elements; SFF has a MTG tag. You may ask on ...
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Why do contributors with no experience with trick-taking card games insist on closing questions on such games?

There are two entirely separate things going on here: was it correct to close this question, and general policy about who should and shouldn't close questions. It seems you've decided that the answer ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer

I would strongly support making this change. The elevation of the accepted answer is primarily valuable in situations where the asker is in a unique position to evaluate the answer differently than ...
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Can I ask for some restraint from casual Bridge players in closing questions?

Thank you for bringing these to my attention. I reopened them all with some editing. Only one deserved to be closed. I don't believe that any close votes were cast maliciously so this meta post is a ...
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How to protect this site against a cabal that publishes, as "ovfficial" bizarre rules interpretations?

You've mistakenly interpreting the situation. You've started from a basic assumption your answer's totally correct. That's OK, that's where almost all answers start from. The voting community's ...
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How do we feel about questions about leaked Magic cards?

I don't think we should close all such questions. However, I think we should be very mindful of how we handle them: Use spoiler block quotes (>!) - at the very least for card text/images. (Images ...
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How should we handle silver-bordered (Unstable) rules questions?

We should answer to the best of our abilities, using available resources if possible (the FAQ, Mark Rosewater's social media rulings, and anything else similarly "official"), and our best reasoning ...
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Are legal questions on topic?

I'd strongly prefer that legal questions (of either category) be off-topic. I get that people are interested in such questions, and it'd be cool to get actual answers. But although legal questions ...
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Graduating from Beta: generating more questions per day

There are a couple of issues that may be fundamental obstacles to improving our long-term question volume, that we have to take into account when considering potential solutions to the problem. First,...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

We won the longest beta award! Can we have a gold beta badge now :P. O wait, the longest road only adds 2 victory points.
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Alice, Bob, and Carol — Should we encourage using placeholder names for the players?

As long as the post is clear about which player does what, it should be fine, and does not warrant an edit. This can be achieved by naming the players A, B, C, D; or Timmy, John, and Keith; or Red, ...
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