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Adding more community-specific reasons for closing

I've noticed that many questions closed with "Other - add a comment" have the same reasons written in, and I'm interested to hear your opinions on whether they should be added as permanent ...
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The North American Bitcoin Conference, Chicago, 2014 - Sponsorship Proposal

I would like to attend The North American Bitcoin Conference, Chicago, 2014 and promote Stack Exchange and specifically Bitcoin.StackExchange.com and the community there. Who - The North American ...
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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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Is anyone planning on attending or speaking at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago, 2014?

There is another Bitcoin conference event in Chicago this July. It looks like it is going to be a big event, and similar to how Murch asked if any community members were considering attending the ...
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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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Canonical topic for "exporting private key from descriptor wallet"?

We have been getting the question "How to export a private key from a descriptor wallet?" a bunch of times in the last year or so. I know there are a number of answers to it already. Is ...
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Is javascript syntax highlighting working?

From here, it seems that syntax highlighting should work. However, it doesn't seem to work for the javascript question I asked earlier, and some others - e.g: Bitcore-p2p: Peer.connect does not work ...
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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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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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Vote early, vote often!

An essential point raised in another StackExchange beta I participated in was that at launch a community pretty much sets the "level" of voting that occurs. For example, on some sites a good question ...
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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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Collection of Canonical answers (Token Questions/Lightning Rod questions)

There are some basic questions that get asked and answered again and again. Over the past year, I've gone through a bunch of tags to collect and close as duplicate many of those towards Canonical ...
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Are questions about other crypto-currencies on-topic?

Originally in Area51 the proposal was for Bitcoin, but then it was suggested to enlarge the scope to all crypto-currencies. This idea seemed to have gained some traction, and the name and description ...
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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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Reminder: Please DON’T answer "bad" questions

If you find a poorly phrased question (see bottom), please don't waste your time on writing a good answer. Rather use one of the following approaches: Improve the question to an acceptable level, ...
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Common Bitcoin Dos and Don'ts for this Site/Community

Could anyone provide me a list of all comments which would scrutinize what a person may do incorrectly in asking a question on this site/community? If are there common mistakes you would typically see ...
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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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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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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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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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Should we allow foreign-language questions?

With Bitcoin enjoying world-wide interest and support, should we allow foreign-language questions, or should we limit questions and answers to English? How can this site support others in asking ...
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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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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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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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Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange requires higher reputation?

Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange require higher reputation? How does that help on SE on Bitcoin beta? Newbies' questions go unanswered and just merged to questions related prior to ...
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Please post answers as answers, not as comments!

For the Stack Exchange system to work properly, we need answers to be posted as such. Lately, I have seen a lot of comments that contain at least a rough seed for an answer posted on questions. While ...
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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 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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What should the [hd-wallet] tag mean?

There are several HD wallet proposals. The most common one is BIP32, and a less common one is gmaxwell's proposal. Recently, we've been getting questions about both of them, both tagged with hd-wallet....
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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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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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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

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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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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Monthly Topic Challenge – Propose and vote for topics here!

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 and ending Thursday 23:59 (CET). ...
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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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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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Engage the community with Topic Weeks? Suggest topics!

Here is an idea I've been toying around with for a while. Topic Weeks. The concept would be this: Every week Once a month for a week, we select one tag The tag wiki gets fleshed out in advance The ...
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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 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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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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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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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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When is it appropriate to redirect a question to Stack Overflow?

I was recently reviewing this question: How to watch for the transactions over blockchain via nodejs? It has been voted to be closed with the reason being "off-topic because belongs on ...
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Why is there a new Ethereum site on SE?

Ethereum is about Bitcoin trading, right? And this site incorporates, or could incorporate Ethereum as a topic. So why is there a separate site for it, instead of making those questions part of this ...
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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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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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Please add tag BIP85

There are some existing questions on this topic. The tag would make them easier to surface.

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