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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

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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Help - New user wishing to post University Survey

I'm a Uni student who is currently conducting research into determinants of cryptocurrency investment behaviour. I have a 10-15min survey that I'd like to get responses from people who are trading in ...
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Where can I ask questions related to other cryptocurrencies?

Since questions about cryptocurrencies have become off-topic on Bitcoin Stackexchange, where I ask about other cryptocurrencies? I couldn't find a list of relevant Stackexchange sites.
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Do we have a canonical question and answer pair for the watch-only scam?

I think we have had about a dozen questions about imported addresses that can't be spent or watch-only wallets that can be turned into spending wallets with "just one more payment" this year. We ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2019: 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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What sites are for distributed computing?

Blockchain is a kind of distributed systems. I was wondering what sites on the StackExchange network or on the Internet (like reddit, quora, etc) are for discussion and questions and answers for ...
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Is this question (about blockchain generally) on topic?

I found What can blockchain do that normal databases systems won't?. The text of the question asks about blockchain advantages and real life use cases outside of cryptocurrencies. I would like the ...
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How many users does this forum has?

I am interested to know some information about this forum. How many users use this forum? What is the total number of posts on this forum? What is the total number of topics discussed on this forum?...
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Canonical Answer for "my payment went through, but the sender is not acknowledging it"

I just answered Bitcoin successfully deducted on sender wallet but did not reached receiver wallet, and I think I've seen a few similar questions in the past months. Let's collect similar topics ...
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Proposed Timeline for Scope Change

Following up from the proposal to change the Bitcoin stackexchange's scope and the proposed help center text, we propose that the scope change occur on Monday July 1st. This scope change will result ...
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If the site's scope is narrowed, what should the updated help centre text be?

Background There is a proposal to narrow the scope of the bitcoin.stackexchange.com that has received positive feedback from a large majority of users that have engaged with it. The vote count on the ...
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Proposal: Narrow topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin

Bitcoin.stackexchange.com (Bitcoin.SE) appears to have been misnamed as the scope of "allowed topics" is much wider than Bitcoin. Originally, in Area51, the proposal was for only Bitcoin, but then it ...
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Why so hostile towards all cryptocurrencies except bitcoin?

How do we remove the hostility and radio silence for cryptocurrencies which are not bitcoin on this site? Recently I posted a question about bitcoin-cash and it was met with hostility followed by ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

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

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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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