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What do you think about merging Chess.SE with this site?
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The chess site (and the poker site, and the go site, and the Magic proposal) were created because vocal proponents for those communities felt that those games were substantively different from other ...

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Are we (as the Board and Card Game StackExchange) too broad in defining ourselves?
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20 votes

It's hard to really pin down what your actual concern is from your question, but maybe I can provide some perspective that will be helpful. Please note that this is not an official Stack Exchange ...

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Should I delete my own wrong answer?
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12 votes

First of all: the general guideline is ignore site metrics when choosing your course of action. Just because the metric expects 2.5 answers per question does not mean we should add unnecessary extra ...

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Is it 'bad form' to source content from other people's answers?
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10 votes

This is quite a complicated gray area. There have been a few previous discussions on the subject of answer reproduction/incorporation (see the references at the end). In fact, way back in 2009, I even ...

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Are questions about "games" that require no decision-making acceptable?
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I think this is a good discussion to have. In the original discussion where we set our site boundaries, Brian Campbell's excellent post explicitly argued in favour of games based on luck or ...

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How do we enter Go Boards on this site?
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go questions are most welcome here. In fact, the Go site that you mention was merged with this site. As you can see here, a number of interesting Go questions have been asked and answered here. We ...

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How to tag unlisted games
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8 votes

By 'unlisted games', do you mean you want to ask a question about a game for which no tag currently exists? If so, the short answer is: please do ask, and don't worry about it! Another site user will ...

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Declined Offensive Flag
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I'm the moderator in question, and I declined the flag. The following is taken from What are the spam and offensive flags and how do they work?: Even if a post is a bad post for some reason or ...

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Why would someone edit out italicized words?
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7 votes

I can't speak for the editor in question, but I would have done the same thing. While I do understand your reasoning about clarity, italics for game terminology is not a convention used by anyone else ...

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Where to ask questions about puzzles?
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That's because there isn't a StackExchange site for puzzles yet. If you're interested though, there is one in the commitment phase at Area 51. Go and add your name there, and the site is one step ...

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Do we want to have an end-game tag?
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6 votes

Feels like a meta-tag to me. From The Death of Meta-tags: How can you tell you're using a meta-tag? It's easier than you might think. If the tag can't work as the only tag on a question, it's ...

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Is this question about games with varied win/loss states a game recommendation question?
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I didn't decline this flag, but I would have if I'd seen it. Although it's not worded well, I don't think this is really a question about listing instances. It's about whether an entire class of board ...

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Requirements to view Board and Card Games StackExchange Website
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The Beta is public, and available to all. It doesn't even require a log in. And Stack Exchange doesn't filter based on country. Your friend's problem is downstream. Corporate firewall, or perhaps ...

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Add a new "retag" tag for new users to request their question be retagged
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6 votes

I think this is not really an issue. A significant fraction of these posts come from new users who are unaware of site conventions. Even if we did have a retag tag, most people wouldn't use it. ...

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Is it appropriate to delete all comments to a question once they have been acted upon?
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6 votes

Yes, and this is something that moderators can and often do. It's usually considered polite though to leave recent conversations around for a little while before taking actions like this - it allows ...

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Tags for the games "Village" and "Villages"
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5 votes

It's done. It appears this required mod privileges.

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Gained a privilege... except not
5 votes

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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Is this answer really spam?
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5 votes

I'm the mod that deleted that answer. I've never noticed this spam text behaviour before, because as Jefromi's test shows, mods don't see the replacement text. I completely agree that this answer is ...

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When should the 'not an answer' flag be used?
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5 votes

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 ...

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One of my answers got down-voted, and I don't know why
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I can't know for sure why you were downvoted, but if I had to guess, it's because that answer just isn't very good. You happen to be the asker here, but that shouldn't be a factor in how you answer. ...

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One crayon-rail-games tag to rule them all?
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5 votes

I like crayon-rail-games. See e.g. the list at BGG.

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What does the tag "goldfish" mean?
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5 votes

From this list of Magic:The Gathering jargon: Goldfish - Playing a deck against no opposition to see how it draws and how quickly it can win, given no resistance. At one point, this also ...

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What are the steps in eliminating recommendation questions?
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We (your new moderators) have been discussing this quite a bit. As you noticed, I went through and removed the recommendations tag from those questions where it was being used incorrectly. Please do ...

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Changing "Settlers of Catan" tags due to rebranding as "Catan"
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I've merged settlers-of-catan and catan, and pointed the first as a synonym to the second. catan is now the canonical tag. I took a quick look at the expansions, but there are a number (and I don't ...

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How can I check my progress towards a particular badge?
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Progress towards Strunk & White used to be displayed in the review tab, replaced with progress towards Copy Editor once you achieved it. That doesn't seem to be the case any more, which is ...

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How should I tag betrayal at the house on the hill?
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Well, for a start, it's actually called Betrayal at House on the Hill, although that's still 24 chars, plus 5 for the spaces. My vote would be for betrayal-at-house-on-hill (25 chars). Having ...

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The front page selection could probably benefit from more rotation of old, high quality questions
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Your observation that bumping questions often leads to fresh, valuable traffic is quite true. In fact, this was realised early on in the history of StackExchange. The idea of bumping questions that ...

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When are "sub-tags" appropriate?
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I don't really see the point of a tag like bridge-bidding, and can see some disadvantages. As you point out, you can just search for the intersection, by typing either informally bridge bidding or ...

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Can we make it standard that question titles or questions actually contain the name of the game?
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I sympathise, but there are good reasons not to do this. This was discussed at some length in this general meta question, and applies to all SE sites. Should questions contain general categories in ...

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Why were my comment flags declined for some obsolete or discussiony comments?
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3 votes

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 ...

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