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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should we more proactively act against bad questions?

I find the Bitcoin stackexchange a gold mine of information about the Bitcoin network. Unfortunately the large number of good questions and answers is dwarfed by the much larger number of poor ...
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Why are questions asking for proofreading of long descriptions of a concept not well received?

I saw a question that went into a lot of detail on a concept and then asked whether that description was correct. The question post ended in asking a number of additional questions about the topic. ...
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Tag for "verifying software download during installation"

We have now a number of questions about how to verify release binaries during the installation process. Perhaps there are enough to start using a tag for that. What do you think about release-...
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Join us in celebrating Pieter's amazing accomplishment!

Pieter Wuille recently reached a special reputation milestone on the Bitcoin StackExchange site! Join me in congratulating Pieter on this accomplishment - he's the first person to reach 100,000 points....
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2023 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Bitcoin has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Bitcoin Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2023-...
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Are Ordinals and Inscriptions on-topic?

In the past, there was broad support for narrowing the topic of Bitcoin SE to “technologies that are applicable to supporting the bitcoin currency, in the past, present, or future”. While it seems ...
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Notice: We are participating in the Moderation Strike [resolved]

Stack Overflow recently announced that we are no longer to take action against content that was produced using large language model based text generators (e.g. ChatGPT). In my experience, such posts ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Improved site description

I've noticed the site description for Bitcoin SE, shown in the sites overview and in search engines, has not changed since its inception in 2011: Q&A for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts Now, ...
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I just want to thank this community with all the respect I have for helping people to not get scammed

I just this morning got the bit coin mining scam and was excited to find out that I had $30,000+ in Bitcoin n to withdraw it after the 364 days of a 365 day period for $64. Well I decided to Google ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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Should we remove links from tag excerpts?

There are some tags whose excerpts include a link, for example lightning-development-kit: Lightning Development Kit (LDK) is a library written in Rust that allows you to build a lightning node ...
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Should “address“ be a synonym of “invoice-address”?

Many novice Bitcoin users misconstrue addresses as a permanent identifier like email addresses. However, Bitcoin addresses should rather be perceived to have the character of a unique invoice ...
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Let's keep tag excerpts crunchy

Tag excerpts show just the first couple sentences when a user is tagging a question. Many of our tag excerpts start with “collects questions about <tag-name>…”, “should be used to collect ...
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Monthly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Lightning Development Kit‽

Lightning Development Kit (LDK) is a library to integrate Lightning into existing Bitcoin wallet projects written in Rust. Our site so far has only a single question about LDK. That feels like an ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about replace-by-fee‽ [2022 edition, Finished]

Replace-by-fee has been a hot topic in the past few months. Our site already has 82 questions, but we probably have not everything covered yet. Please use replace-by-fee to tag your questions, and ...
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Are Homework questions on-topic? If so, what standards do we want to set for them?

We have recently had a few questions that either outright indicated or strongly gave the impression of being homework. I do not think that it is our place to do students' homework for them. It is ...
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How to address requests for Bitcoin book overviews?

I noticed that we have multiple questions that collect bitcoin book recommendations per answer post. So far I have found: What are some good resources for understanding Bitcoin? Any books about ...
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Do we want Code Syntax Highlighting?

We've had more questions lately in which people asked about specific code from various Bitcoin-related codebases. I've also been approached by a developer who requested that we get Code Syntax ...
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Your new site design is live!

As you can see, the new design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it with ...
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Congratulations on the new site style!

the new style is fairly sweet at first sight!! just seen it and felt I owed you this after harsh critics a few months ago keep up the good work!
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New tag for questions concerning mining reward structure

Lately (and for the past 10+ years) there have been many debates over the shift from block subsidy to transaction fees as the main part of block rewards, and how that impacts Bitcoin's security. ...
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Constant harassment and false accusations on bitcoin stackexchange

Accused of being a sockpuppet account created by Samourai: How does dumplings work? Neither Wasabi nor NBitcoin support Signet. I created a transaction on signet that is detected as coinjoin by ...
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Site design and logo — Draft

After gathering your feedback and doing some research, I have spent some time working on the design for the site, and I am excited to share the result. Hope you like it, and I look forward to your ...
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Custom Bitcoin design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations Bitcoin community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been waiting for some ...
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Please add tag BIP85

There are some existing questions on this topic. The tag would make them easier to surface.
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When is a question a request for service reviews?

One of our site's closing reason reads: Questions seeking product or service reviews are off-topic because they tend to attract subjective, low-quality, and spam answers. On the other hand, offerings ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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How should now off-topic questions that were recently edited be treated?

I just came across a proposed edit in the suggested edits review queue, on an answer to an old question that is now off-topic (its about litecoin). The edit is useful (it updates the answer to include ...
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There appears to be multiple projects that contain bitcoinlib in their name

Should questions about the "bitcoinlib" installed with pip be tagged under "python-bitcoinlib"? They're clearly two different projects, and fortunately python-bitcoinlib uses the ...
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Which question should be featured in an article about BSE's tenth anniversary?

Bitcoin Stack Exchange is turning ten. The Stack Exchange team is going to write an article about our site and a few others that are celebrating anniversaries. They asked us to suggest topics from our ...
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Is there a Cryptocurrency Stack site anywhere for non-Bitcoin questions? [duplicate]

Is there a Cryptocurrency Stack site anywhere for non-Bitcoin questions?
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since there were no ad proposal submissions on this site, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of the ads that are ...
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How should we deal with "Sybil"?

For over a year now, we have seen an individual post lengthy, vociferous questions multiple times per week from ever new accounts. The idiosyncratic, entitled tone and repetitive lines of inquiry of &...
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What's the difference in scope between the tags [opcodes] and [script]?

I've seen opcodes pop up on a lot of questions lately. I was wondering how the scope of that tag differs from script. Should opcodes perhaps be merged into script?
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FAQs related to Bitcoin mining and energy

Can we create a megathread kind of question in which answers cover all the FAQs related to bitcoin mining and energy? Similar to link mentioned in https://bitcoin.meta.stackexchange.com/a/967/ Reason: ...
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Should we ask Ravencoin questions on Bitcoin?

I'm proposing a new site for a cryptocurrency called Ravencoin, which is a slightly modified and more private version of Bitcoin. Because it's foundation is based off of the Bitcoin project, should ...
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Why can't we ask questions about services related to bitcoin?

I recently asked a question asking if there were any websites that provided stats on bitcoin tx fees (Has anyone created a webpage that shows average price per byte for a tx at different times of day ...
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What's the best Q&A to promote to the canonical answer for "advance fee scam" questions?

We have been getting a lot of questions about variations of "Do I have to pay an advance fee to unlock a withdrawal/wallet?". I'd like us to designate a question and answer pair to the ...
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When are altcoins offtopic and when not offtopic?

When should a question be considered offtopic related to altcoins? And are there any rules for answers that mention specific altcoins when it can be avoided or not mentioned in the question or ...
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Should we highlight the invoice character of addresses per renaming the [address] tag?

The authors of BIP179 suggested that a Bitcoin "address" should rather be referred to as "Bitcoin Invoice Address". We still frequently get the question of how a shop owner could ...
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How to ask closed question to be migrated to the site where they are relevant?

For example, How I can ask to migrate this post to worldbuilding stack exchange?
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What is the distinction between the tags [network], [p2p], and [peers]?

We currently have network, p2p, and peers. It seems to me the tags largely overlap in the topics they collect, and I am considering to make p2p and peers synonyms of network. network is described as: ...
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Revisit close reasons in 2021

MCCCS brought up in the 2014 discussion 'How could our “Off-Topic close reasons” be improved? What would be another useful one?' whether we could add another close reason regarding legal questions. We ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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Omni layer - not bitcoin?

many times I'm seeing OMNI layer questions being closed as not related to bitcoin, but there is no such behavior for Lightning Network. Lightning network is L2 while Omni data sits purely on bitcoin ...
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Should private-key-format and wallet-import-format be merged?

I noticed yesterday the tag private-key-format. Given that wallet-import-format already exists and has three times more questions, should the two be combined in some form? Is one of them a subset of ...
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