Tom Au
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Am I asking too many questions at once?
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There is a limit of 50 questions per 30 day period on this site (not counting "closed" or deleted questions). Otherwise, you can ask all you want. There are some people that "dominate" (or seem to) ...

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Why has the proposed Magic:The Gathering site entered the commit phase?
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I'm moving in the reverse direction as some others. Given that board and card games is not viable in beta (in terms of site visits and questions asked)I don't see how subsets of BCG (MTG, Go, can be ...

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Isn't intellectual property (marked off-topic somewhere) part of the game-design process (on-topic in the help center)?
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If you're dealing with "copyright" issues, the appropriate site is Law SE https://law.stackexchange.com/ You're no longer dealing with "games." You are dealing with LAW as it applies to games.

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How can I structure questions appropriately to learn more about strategy for the games I enjoy?
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The more work you've done on your strategy question, the better it's likely to be. A weak question is, "What are the best strategies for game X?" A stronger question is, how does strategy X prevent ...

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How should "Chupacabra: Survive the Night" be tagged?
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The question is now tagged with "Chupacabra".

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Can we do something about getting a simple on-death-trigger canon question?
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I agree with the OP. The Marchesa question is a complex question, one that is perhaps best treated as a "standalone," as opposed to a model or duplicate for other, simpler questions. It may be ...

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Should this question asking for explanations in diagram form be closed?
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It seems like a perfectly reasonable question to me. Its two component parts seem to be, 1) Please help me explain to newbies how to play MTG. 2) Please present your answer in chart form for the ...

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When is it acceptable to answer one's own question?
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I would make one observation: This community has a "self-learned" badge for anyone that answers their own question with three upvotes of more. That suggests to me that answering one's own question is ...

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Should the name of the game be in the subject?
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In general, game names should be in the title. If someone asked, "How do you turn houses into hotels?" probably MOST people might recognize that as being from Monopoly. But more obscure games, that ...

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what 'listing' questions are on / off topic here?
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List questions are frowned upon here, because they tend to "break down" into either trivia, or "all answers are equally acceptable." So if you ask a list question, there ought to be a pretty good ...

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What can/should we do about a question that's turning into a spam repository?
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A high rep member protected the question, meaning that people with less than 10 rep on the site can no longer answer it. Unfortunately, some of the "spam" answers were upvoted, meaning that those ...

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Is this "biggest flop" question on-topic?
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The question doesn't seem "off topic." If I were to close it, the reason would be "too localized." There is a REAL difference. A question closed as "off topic" will cost the asker a downvote (two ...

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What's an acceptable scope for a chess strategy question?
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As I understand the question, it was "How can I get to a point where I can beat/draw against a computer, specifically MY computer?" A simple answer might be, buy a computer you can beat. If Gary ...

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Should references to other posts include the author name or topic name and link only?
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"Citing previous works by author name is clearly the standard in technical writing." I think such a practice on Stack Exchange would make the site more respectable. Ditto for references to Don Rae, I ...

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Should we mark an older question as a duplicate if a newer question is formulated better?
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"All other things being equal," I would give priority to the older question. That doesn't seem to hold in this case. The newer question appears to be about exiling creatures in general. The older ...

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Why isn't this "Not an answer"?
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In its original form, the post was a "question in response to a question." I changed the question to an assertion, which made it an answer, or at least an affirmative statement. I might not have done ...

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Copyrights and Patents on Board games?
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I would say that this is more of a game design question than a GAME question, and should be moved to the other site.

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Asking a question you already know the answer to; or, padding out the site with questions on confusing rules
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I have a "rule." When in doubt, ASK. (I also follow that rule, having asked more questions in my first two or three weeks here, than most.) The second rule follows: If you have a doubt, almost ...

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Help transform recommendations questions, desirable?
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I don't like most "recommendations" questions. But I feel that there is an important subset that shouldn't fall under these strictures. The problem with most recommendations questions is that they ...

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Should We Edit First-Time Questions To Make Them A Good Fit For The Site?
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I suggest that questions from "new" users (basically anyone with less than 50-100 reputation) be put into a "review" category, for review by senior members of the site. This could function much like ...

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How should we handle vague questions?
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In my case, I did my best to fix the question, by defining the key term, "made hand," in my answer. Then I tried to answer the question.

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Questions about specific bridge hands
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I prefer these questions for two reasons. (But will gladly accept fixes from you, since you've successfully fixed my questions before.) First "It seems very unlikely that another person will have the ...

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How can I help this site make it out of beta?
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From what I understand, making it out of beta has several requirements; a large community with a "critical mass" of high reputation members, good, high quality interaction, with a large percentage of ...

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Would it be useful to have a list of your badges appear when you hovered over the totals in the header?
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I think a list of badges would be useful. One could "navigate" to get them, but it's helpful to have everything in one place.

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