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Board & Card Games is looking pretty strong. I think it will probably graduate soonish (which is a technical measurement). When the last community self-evaluation came through, the results indicated that quality is nice and high, but Q&A numbers are holding steady - not rising. That's the biggest concern. Questions are a Q&A site's life blood (...


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With all due respect, did you read the comments that were posted? However, please note that we're not a regular discussion forum, but rather a focused Q&A site. If you have a new question, please use the Ask Question button rather than posting an answer to an existing question. Stack Exchange runs on a model of no chit-chat. Your post would be ...


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They are off-topic because they while it is a card game it is a purely digital one. They are on topic over at Arqade however.


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Stack Exchange is a question and answer site, not a system of post threads like most forums and social media. You posted a new question as an answer to the question - it wasn't an answer so it was deleted. If you want to ask a new question, you hit the ask question button, if you want to reference another question that inspired your new question, you can add ...


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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 thereof, is the same as the answer to "why is the homepage full of Magic questions?" I'm certainly all for increased diversity, but it's not an easy thing to ...


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If you go to your Preferences page at the bottom of the page there is a place to put in favorite and ignored tags. Put magic-the-gathering (and any other Magic tags like mtg-commander) in there, and if you want to hide them completly choose the 'Hide questions in your ignored tags' option.


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Yes, questions about the meta-game are on topic here. See: Question About Games in General Board and Card Games is not exclusively about in-game play situations and rulings. It's about the games itself. That includes the stuff that occurs outside the game. We get meta-game questions about non-TCG games like chess: What techniques should I use to teach my ...


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No, once you have this power you cannot choose not to use it. Often, if I'm not entirely sure, I'll wait for two or three other people to vote before voting myself. That way, even though my vote is binding, it also requires at least some agreement with others. If nobody is voting to close the question, you can write the comment manually to hint to others to ...


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I think there are a few separate issues here. Meta discussion should be on meta. I pretty much agree with Pat here. I wish things hadn't escalated quite as much, though. If I understand right, posting a question here instead of continuing in the comments there might have resulted in a completely different outcome. In this case, it seems there's a conflict ...


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Assuming that the game of Poker Dice is on-topic at all, then it is reasonable to have a tag for it. After all, it is normal to have a tag for each game. Dice games are on-topic, according to this earlier discussion, so Poker Dice qualifies. At your level of reputation, you can create a new tag. So you could add it to your question and see how it is ...


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The browser you are using is not in the list of supported browsers, or even in the list of browsers that are not officially supported but seem to work anyway. As this seems to be a client-side issue, it is likely that there is simply some incompatibility between Stack Exchange's code and your browser.


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The purpose of the 'not an answer' flag is well summarised in the meta-discussion Flagging as 'not an answer'. I reproduce it here for convenience. The "not an answer" flag is for the following situations: The OP... needed to update the question with new information, but posted the new information as an answer. wanted to reply to an existing comment or ...


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Let's switch to using Magiccards.info instead of the Gatherer for our mtg: links. Currently they point here: http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp?name={name} Let's point them here: http://www.magiccards.info/query?q=!{name} It'll work, since they don't drop the apostrophe like the Gatherer does. Kiora's Follower using the Gatherer Kiora's Follower ...


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Most likely you were voted up twice, then the voter(s) changed their mind and removed the vote again. See e.g. Notification for moderator tools went off too early.


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This is the site working as intended. If a question belongs on meta, then main-site reputation should not be awarded for it or its answers, regardless of where it was originally posted. That said, I'm a bit baffled by the specific situation. Presumably it's this one (you've only answered one question here on meta), and that question doesn't appear to be a ...


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I flagged an answer-comment once on Board and Card Games. It was deemed helpful. You raised the same type of flag, and it was rejected. That tells me that our moderators probably handle these types of flags differently. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but in this case I think our moderators need to be consistent. I expect answer-comment flags to be ...


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Alternative to going to your preferences page, is to hover over any question's tags on any page until the hover tooltip opens up. Then, click the Star twice to turn it into a red cross. This effectively puts it in your ignored tags.


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The Low Quality Posts review queue asks you, if you choose Delete or Recommend Deletion, if you want to leave one of five standard comments, corresponding to the most common situations where a (new) user posts an answer which is (by Stack Exchange standards) not an answer. Apparently, three reviewers chose three different comments, so the duplicate comment ...


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Unless the version is specified in the question we shouldn't add version tags to a question. Even if you know the current version at the time of the question was 6th edition you don't know that is the version the person has and is asking about. If there is something in the question that can narrow it down to a specific version such as a mechanic that was ...


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status-completed – I've dupehammered it. In the future, you could edit the duplicate list instead of reopening it.


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The first comment on your question is asking for clarification Wouldn't its origins and evolution be necessarily part of its history? What are you looking to find out that you have been unable to discover? What do you mean its origins and evolutionary track in particular? People who read your question do not understand what exactly you are looking for, and ...


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You have enough reputation to edit the tags of the question and make sure the tag is spelled correctly. If a tag isn't used on any question, it's automatically deleted after 24 hours. See How can we get rid of misspelled and unused (or "zombie") tags? on Meta Stack Exchange. As a demonstration, I've changed the edit and tag tags on your question to ...


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Your "answer" was deleted because it did not provide an answer to the question. For more information, please see Why and how are some answers deleted? If you want to know how to write a good answer, please see: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer


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Tags can only be created by using them in a question's tag field. You can't create them in advance. So the tag will be created when: someone submits a new question and adds the tag anydice to it, or someone edits an existing question and adds the tag anydice to it. On this site, you get the create tags privilege when you have 150 reps. With your current ...


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We can now rename it All sites are now allowed to use tags with 35 characters. Thus we can rename these tags to battlestar-galactica-pegasus and battlestar-galactica-exodus.


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If the answer is spam, offensive, or not an answer, delete it. Otherwise, if the answer is not causing problems, then there is no need for heavy handed moderation. The community should be allowed to vote on it. The bad ones get downvoted, and the good ones get upvoted. That's how Stack Exchange works.


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Sorry for the late reply - somehow I missed this. I was the one that declined the flags. The reasons were several, and mostly correctly guessed by others: I don't like deleting comments during the active phase of a Q/A. I personally find it weird and disturbing to come back and find my comments gone. And I take pride in my good comments, and like to ...


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As far as I know, you cannot do this. The only question hiding functionality is by hiding tags as you mentioned.


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Good question! Here is one possible answer: Deleting a comment string such as the one you pointed to should probably be done at some point. I'm not sure the right time to do it is minutes after you edited your answer to incorporate the comments. Deleting comments could confuse users, particularly new ones, who were either participating in the ...


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