The [protocol] tag:

For questions relating to the protocols by which crypto-currencies are transferred.

The [bitcoin-protocol] tag:

For questions relating to the protocol by which specifically bitcoins are transferred. Also see protocol.

I've got a question which is related to "bitcoin mining pools" and "bitcoin target". But it could also be related to "mining pools" and "targets in general".

As such, do I tag it as both [protocol] and [bitcoin-protocol]?

Or are questions tagged with [bitcoin-protocol] automatically assumed to be under [protocol] tag?

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As it is, I would assume that questions tagged with are a subset of .

I think it that I created the in March, but today I am not sure if that made sense: While in the long run the protocols might further distinguish and it would make sense to have a to cater to issues that specifically refer to bitcoin, at this point, the protocols are probably still too similar to have different tags for the bitcoin-protocol and other protocols.

Perhaps should be merged back into . What do you think?

  • Yea, I think merging would be great. For example, if someone wants to find out about darkcoin protocol, he could filter by the combined tags [darkcoin] and [protocol].
    – Pacerier
    Jun 15, 2014 at 19:32
  • I want to wait a little bit, in case somebody else also wants to add something. Otherwise I am going to go ahead tomorrow and merge it back into [protocol]
    – Murch Mod
    Jun 15, 2014 at 19:53

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