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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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5 duplicates, which one is the best?

There are five duplicates. Which of them should stay, which of them should be duplicates? json-rpc api works locally but getting "Connection Refused" remotely rpc error: code = Unknown desc ...
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Some possible synonyms I've found

.net->c# accounting->accounts bech32-address->bech32 bip39->mnemonic eu->europe nxt-2.0->ardor p2pubkey->p2pk (Rename) raiblocks->nano user-base->user-data And, maybe removing virtual-...
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Spam is sticking around way too long. What can be done about it?

I've been lurking the site for a while, and I've noticed a disturbing amount of spam that shows up on this site. That alone isn't too worrying, Bitcoin is a new monetary system and there are a lot of ...
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Off-topic Qs: Service reviews that are obviously scams

I'm posting in regards to this question By the strictest reading of the site rules, asking for a review of a website/service is off-limits. However, in the example above, I think it is quite ...
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Some tag synonyms I found

bitmain -> antminer bip-37 -> bloom-filter bip-70 -> payment-protocol wif -> wallet-import-format fraud -> scam seed -> deterministic-wallets hacking -> hack On the contrary, I still don't have ...
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Should tag [btc-trading-corp] be removed

I noticed a recent question used the tag [btc-trading-corp] There are currently seven questions with this tag. It seems to have started with this 2013 question about a now-defunct company BTC Trading ...
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Should Bip141 be a synonym of Segregated-Witness?

Could someone please merge bip141 into segregated-witness?
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Should mastercoin be renamed to omni or omnilayer?

There is currently a mastercoin tag. However, mastercoin renamed to Omni quite some time ago, and is no longer used. Most users who started in recent times simply know it as Omni or Omni Layer. I ...
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Low upvote rate and number of answers?

I've been wondering for a while wether the upvote rate and the number of answers per question is low compared to other SE. I recall seeing in the Area51 site, when the Bitcoin SE was in beta, that ...
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Should tags zmq and zeromq be merged?

tags [zmq] and [zeromq] are different names for the same thing. Should they be merged (e.g. zmq made an alias of zeromq) and given a description?
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OT concerning customer relationship?

Does anybody have contact details for tradebot.bid? I refrained from asking anything remotely like a customer service question and instead asked if anybody has contact details so that I can take my ...
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Is a question about the difference between Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Exchange in-topic here?

I would like to ask the following question on this site: "What's the difference between a Bitcoin Wallet and a Bitcoin Exchange" I want to invest a small amount of money in Bitcoin. Reading this, I ...
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I have a question for a post on the Bitcoin site. Can I post a long FAQ Q&A on bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

Well, as the title says, am I able to post a long FAQ Q&A on bitcoin and cryptocurrency? I feel like it could help some people. Would it be considered off-topic? Example: Why does X happen? ...
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Questions about the Bitcoin market are off-topic here, right?

Looking here https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and here Are questions about trading on-topic? I conclude that questions about the Bitcoin market are off-topic here, right? I'm not ...
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Canned responses

Any chance of starting a discussion about the possibility of SE having canned responses for comments? I often find myself typing the same resposes, e.g: Welcome to Bitcoin.SE! You can help the ...
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What should we do with blockr.io links?

Blockr.io has been discontinued by Coinbase and now all links pointing to this explorer redirect to Coinbase.com. Should we edit past questions and answer that used this explorer to point to another ...
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Any criteria for flagging “no longer needed” for comments?

Generally, I think stackexchange sites treat comments as a sticky notes, which is better to be removed if it can be. Reference: How do comments work? I’m asking this question because I came ...
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Possible canonical question - My Bitcoin Core {bitcoin-qt|bitcoind} is slow to sync - nomination

There seems to be a number of questions along the lines of: My Bitcoin Core {bitcoin-qt|bitcoind} is slow to sync? I have created a wiki-answer in response to one such question a while back and ...
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Totally fanatic questions from US-Canada answered but others tagged as opinions. Racism stacking up for treatment?

I have a question about my Bitcoin Stack Exchange post: Without world denuclearization and privileged accepting transparency, can BItcoin have a future?
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Possible canonical question: “I sent coins but recipient won't credit my account”

We have a lot of questions recently along the lines of the following: I sent coins to service X which was supposed to credit them to my account (or deliver a product, etc). The transaction is ...
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I believe my question should be reopened

I had a question closed for the reason that "Questions on current or future market values, energy costs or service provider availability are off-topic". Of those 3 possible reasons, it seems my ...
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What happened to the off-topic because this is a basic programming question flag?

What happened to the off-topic because this is a basic programming question flag? What are we supposed to flag / vote to close programming questions where the answer is writing or explaining code?
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I had a flag declined - not a big problem but claification

I had a rude or abusive flag declined - not a big problem - but is shitcoin allowed terminology now? Cryptocurrency exchange needs more info than any bank or brokerage firm?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

This site graduated last year, and so as we're rounding out to the end of our first month of the new year, we'll be starting Community Promotion Ads for this site! What are Community Promotion Ads? ...
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Why is the bitcoin tag not allowed?

If the question is related to Bitcoin and not altcoin then the bitcoin tag should be allowed, since questions related to altcoins are allowed on bitcoin SE it is not redundant to specify.
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Why are alt coins not related to Bitcoin allowed here? [duplicate]

I see questions related to Bitcoin Cash and other forks of Bitcoin. Given that they are not Bitcoin, why are they allowed here?
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Signed up to help some individuals in need with some information

What is the fastest way to get the 50 reputation so I can add a comment to a post that I believe would be valuable
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Clean up “Coinbase transaction” duplicates

I came across a recent question that was esentially "what is the coinbase transaction?" I figured a duplicate question existed so I went searching. I found far more than just a few that could be a ...
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2017-12-23: On the first day of Christmas break, my mods gave me…

A nice little Christmas cleanup: Retagged all questions with untagged Renamed deterministic into deterministic-wallets Added tag info to private-key-export, fragmentation, inventory, transaction-...
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Should we burninate the tag [alternatives]?

The alternatives is to be too broad and unfocussed to be useful. I suggest it's burnination. Questions tagged with alternatives should be retagged to the following other tags: altcoin-development: ...
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Is it safe to mention bitcoin/other coin related information on this forum?

Although nobody shares their private keys, I have seen so many people sharing their wallet information, bitcoin transaction ids, amounts transferred and to which exchanges/wallets and so much of ...
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Are questions about trading on-topic?

I've noticed some trading questions that ask about topics that cannot be closed as off-topic because they are about bitcoin, but where the real question is only incidentally related to bitcoin and can ...
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stackexchange for litecoins?

...Repost... Is there any stackexchange forum for litecoins like bitcoins? I would want to know about its mining process and all from credible sources on exchange.Yes, there are blogs and sites which ...
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How many of you with addresses in your profiles have actually collected tips?

For many years now, it's been popular to post a crypto address for "tips" if you are participating in any online bitcoin community. I've seen a few of the users here do it. I'm wondering if any of ...
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Easy questions = More answers?

So I asked a day ago about how to monitor traffic and connections from and to my daemon and I got ZERO answers. But I look at the main page and absolute beginner questions like: "What happens if I ...
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How to handle answers with security issues?

The most upvoted answer here appears to be quite dangerous advice. Exposing your wallet seed to an online tool might lead to all sorts of trouble, no? What to do in cases like this? Comment/downvote/...
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As of 2017, are altcoin-specific questions off-topic?

To be clear, I am referring to questions which have nothing to do with Bitcoin like this: What does one need to do to earn Decred through PoS? Considering the author (@highly-irregular) has been ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Bitcoin's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the pro tempore moderators shortly - please thank both ...
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A tag for questions where coins are sent to a different cryptocurrency by mistake?

eg when BTC is sent to a Litecoin address, or to a Bitcoin-Gold or Bitcoin-Cash address. These kinds of question are becoming quite common. We have tags for wallet-recovery and recover-private-key, ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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What should this site's name be when we get our new design?

Since this site started, one of the most frequent topics in our meta was this site's scope in regard to other cryptocurrencies. In fact, the site had originally been proposed as "Bitcoin and other ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Coinciding with your having just graduated, all y'all are scheduled for an election next week, October 16th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an ...
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Congratulations! Bitcoin is graduating!

You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Bitcoin met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. ...
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Is this an appropriate site to ask “applications of blockchain” questions?

I have a question about the feasibility of using blockchain technology in a specific domain, which has nothing to do with crypto currency. Is this the appropriate site to ask such a question? If not, ...
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Usage of the off-topic reason “customer relationship”

I feel like the customer relationship close reason is perhaps getting a bit overused lately. IIRC, it was originally meant for questions e.g. about customers not receiving a deposit on an account or ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I'm stepping down as moderator of Bitcoin StackExchange. I find that I haven't been able to make the needed time commitment to the site. Thanks to Murch, Stephen, and the StackExchange CM's. It's ...
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Please tell new users where to post questions!

Frequently, new users will post questions as an answer. For example: New users don't mean any harm - they just don't know that we want questions to be posted as their own separate question. When ...