Joe W
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Should we keep [combat]?
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15 votes

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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Is it acceptable to ask for the rules or instructions to an obscure board game?
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14 votes

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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2021 Community Moderator Election Results
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Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks Cascabel for your service as a mod during our beta years and initial time post beta.

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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!
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I am glad to see this as I am sure others are that this is happening not only for this site but for other long term beta sites that are part of the Stack Exchange Community. I am looking forward to ...

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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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The problem with the questions that you linked is that they are questions about legal issue and the law in general. With questions of that nature the answers will vary based on a lot of factors. ...

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Accepting nominations for a replacement moderator!
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I would like to nominate myself. (Parent Profile, Meta Profile) Currently I am active on the site on a daily basis and I am the top all time reviewer in 3 queues, 4th in 2 more and slowing doing more ...

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Create tag full-thrust
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7 votes

Tags can only be created after a question relating to the tag has been asked. Once you have asked your question a user with enough reputation will create and add the correct tag for you. One thing to ...

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Has the color scheme changed?
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6 votes

It appears to be a bug that they are working on fixing as we speak. Why did all sites turn orange? It it appears to have been fixed and reverted back to the correct colors.

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Mass-fix broken links from old usages of autocard functionality
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That would be a good idea! I have been manually fixing them as I run across them and mass fixing them without bumps would be better.

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If answering and closing a question takes about the same time, why not just answer the question?
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Because it makes it appear as if those questions are on topic on the site when they are not. Even if the question is closed future users can point to it as an example of why they asked their off topic ...

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Can we implement an easier way to tag Magic cards in posts?
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One thing that should be remembered is that you are talking about saving some users from having to type in 6 extra characters when posting or editing a post versus a programmers time to implement the ...

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Can I ask for some restraint from casual Bridge players in closing questions?
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This site takes a long time to get review tasks done in general and trying to limit who can do reviews on certain tags will only make it worse. Looking through the review history and I am seeing items ...

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Are game copyright issues on topic here?
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I would say they are not on topic here as the legal issues can be very tricky and users on this site are not expected to have the required legal knowledge to properly answer those questions. I can ...

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How should we tag old questions that don't specify an editon?
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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 ...

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Asked a Yes/No question on mechanics, but Closed for Opinion Based?
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I disagree that this is a simple yes/no question as it seem pretty clear that it does have a big impact on the balance of the game with the question being what kind of impact it would have (positive/...

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How are these two duplicates
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4 votes

They are both asking about the same rule which is En Passant which means they can both be answered by the same question. Just because one is only asking about the name doesn't mean it can't be ...

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How should we handle tagging of board games with different editions?
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A new tag should be added for the new edition and existing tags can be updated as needed if they only apply to an older edition. There will always be questions that can apply to all editions and those ...

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Why do contributors with no experience with trick-taking card games insist on closing questions on such games?
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Because you don't need to have experience with a tag in order to perform moderator type actions on it. And in those cases the questions where reopened. You need to remember, even if you don't like it,...

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Should we dual-tag my question?
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Just because two games are similar doesn't mean that they should both be tagged on a question where the answer could apply to both of them. In my opinion having multiple game tags on a single question ...

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Canonical question request: "Is it legal to play a third party's online implementation of a board game?"
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We should not make a canonical answer for the simple reason is that the answer to the question of a third party online implementation being legal depends on the game and third party in question. ...

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Should you edit answers to contain the [mtg:Card name] link instead of a direct link to the gatherer?
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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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Tags (and wikis) needed!
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Some of the tags the questions need already exist and just need to be added to the question. I will start working adding tags to questions on that list a couple each day. -- Got some more done today ...

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Can the Autocard feature be improved (again)?
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Adding an answer with all the example cards as a quick way to check some of cards that are not in the latest update post. Lightning Bolt Death's Shadow Island Curiosity Sun Titan Platinum Angel ...

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Should we have separate tags for Classic and Modern Canasta?
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No I don't think we should make this change as it is a low traffic tag as it is. There are currently a total of 56 questions with the canasta tag which makes me think that splitting them into separate ...

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Why was question regarding professional play closed?
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I voted to close it because it is a never ending list. There is an endless amount of possibilities that can be considered having professional players and deciding what game has one and doesn't can get ...

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Strategy questions
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Sure strategy questions can have more than a single correct answer but is that what we really want at this site? The problem is we are a question and answer site and once you start getting into ...

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Can the edit approval rules be improved?
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This is something that is unlikely to happen as it has been shown on other sites that people who have the edit privilege are not always properly reviewing suggested edits. Because of this the rule is ...

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Warhmmer 40k Tyranid Tag
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3 votes

I have created the tag tyranids for you on the question you linked. Please update the tag wiki with the appropriate information so that it does not get removed from the system.

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Remove 'ethics' tag?
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I think that the ethics tag is just fine but it may or may not be appropriate on the questions it is tagged. As I am not that familiar with bridge I am unable to judge if those tags are used properly ...

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How often should a certain term in a question/answer be linkified?
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I think there are a couple of quick points that will let us deal with these easy. If the post already has duplicate links, don't edit them out unless other edits to improve the post are also being ...

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