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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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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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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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Switch Magic autocard over to a different search engine, Scryfall

Yes, please lets do this! The inconsistency of the current autocard can actually end up taking more time than it saves. When it works it is fine, but when it doesn't you need to head out and find the ...
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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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Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?

We can fix the apostrophes! Pretty trivially! I messed around some based on previous research we've done here on Meta. In fact, it turns out that it can be improved pretty trivially! Right now, if I ...
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Why are questions being downvoted?

The question you cite as being at -2, used terminology from a game with infamously, extremely precise definitions in a way that made no sense. Because of that, and the way the question was structured, ...
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So I'm working on a Java library for Magic: the Gathering

Where can I get casual help? You can always join Board and Card Games chat or The Whiteboard (Programming chat) to casually discuss pretty much anything. Where can I get help? For more involved ...
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Can the Autocard feature be improved (again)?

The Autocard feature has been updated to use the new url format, and to improve on our encoding of card names so as to fix many (hopefully all) of issues with the old one. Here are some of my test ...
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Markdown mods for Magic the Gathering?

When you include [mtg:Card Name], it is equivalent to writing [Card Name](http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp?name=Card%20Name). That means that it creates a link, where the link text is the ...
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Weekly email is primarily about Magic: The Gathering

It's algorithmically generated, presumably based on things like number of answers, votes, views, post age, and so on, but I don't know the details offhand. So unfortunately, the answer here, or lack ...
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How to correctly link to Gatherer?

Your issue is caused by your Gatherer being configured to a language other than English — you mentioned in comments it's configured to French. Our links to Gatherer aren't super high tech: they ...
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How should we be tagging questions about custom Magic cards?

We already have a number of tags about some aspect of Magic: The Gathering such as mtg-online, mtg-cube, mtg-drafting, mtg-commander (most of these are related to Magic formats). Given that, I'd ...
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Is this an "unclear" question?

You left this comment on the question: You should describe your actual problem, not part of how you want to solve it. [...] I would reword this slightly, because I appreciate seeing the author's ...
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Should you edit answers to contain the [mtg:Card name] link instead of a direct link to the gatherer?

It's okay to do mass editing projects as long as you do it carefully: Make sure your plan is clearly an improvement before you start. Don't bump more than a few (let's say 3) to the front page at any ...
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"How to clone a legendary permanent?" appears to be becoming an unbounded collection. What should we do?

This question does not have the problems of list questions because it is not asking for a list, and there is nothing wrong with a single question having multiple valid answers. This question is asking ...
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Is there any interest in creating a recurring day for Code-Golf-esque MTG questions?

(Note: these are my personal opinions, and should not be construed as describing policy) I do not believe that this type of question is well suited to this site. These questions come in two primary ...
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Should MTG card links be added to more than the first instance of the card name?

I'd encourage us to adopt a style of "link only the first time, but feel free to break this rule if it aids comprehension to do so." Like, if you mention a card once and then mention it in a ...
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Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?

I just pushed an improvement to the Autocard feature. Note that existing posts won't be retroactively corrected, but any edit will update it. There are a few edge cases (e.g., linking directly to the ...
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Switch Magic autocard over to a different search engine, Scryfall

FWIW, as of version 1.50 (just released today, January 23, 2018), my SOUP user script now implements this feature (extending and replacing the Gatherer-based reimplementation of [mtg:...] card links ...
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Should our magic-the-gathering tag have subcategories?

We do have a fair number of more specific tags already, of the form "mtg-something" - go here and search for "mtg" to see things like mtg-commander, mtg-drafting, and so on. Generally, we could add ...
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Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?

I have written an improved reimplementation of the mtg.js script that currently handles the pop-up window creation for [mtg:...] card links. This reimplementation includes the following features: A ...
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We should implement Magic the Gathering pop-ups on hover

I've written a userscript that does this now. You can get it from GreasyFork.
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Should Magic The Gathering have it's own StackExchange?

Alex P answered this well, but I thought some might appreciate the historical context. There have been attempts, as described in the history of this site: What is the history of game stacks on Stack ...
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Why are the card links broken?

The most common cause of a failure like this is Gatherer operating in a language other than English. On the Gatherer Settings page, the bottom option allows you to set a preferred language. Setting ...
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Should you edit answers to contain the [mtg:Card name] link instead of a direct link to the gatherer?

No, you shouldn't edit all the older posts that are using different links to the cards as that is a trivial edit and would unnecessarily bump the post to the front page. If you run across a link ...
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Are questions about how to Navigate/Use Online MTG retailers considered on-topic?

I think they're on topic. Different Stack sites have different ways to examine topicality, but I'll examine it using some rules of thumb that are usually pretty relevant: Is it substantially related ...
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MTG Format Tags?

The tags mtg-modern, mtg-commander, and mtg-multiplayer all already exist, along with mtg-drafting and mtg-cube for limited formats, and mtg-two-headed-giant, mtg-frontier, mtg-tiny-leaders, and mtg-...
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Are there other ways to reference Magic cards in posts on BoardgamesExchange?

Boardgames SE has a special shortcut syntax exactly for this: specifically, if you type [mtg:<card name>], for example [mtg:Black Lotus], you will get a link to Gatherer for that card name - e.g....
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