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Common BitCoin Don't-Do's for this Site/Commuity

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 ...
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Three tags for Multi-signature: multi-sig, multi-sig-address and multi-sig-transaction

Does it make sense to have different tags for multi-signature addresses and transactions? Aren't those intimately linked?
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mining-setup vs miner-configuration vs mining-software

What is the best tag to describe the questions dealing with the configuration and software of miners? Should this tag also collect building your own miners (although this is mostly a historical topic)?...
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hashrate vs hashpower, which tag is better?

We currently have both hashrate The hash rate is the measuring unit of the processing power of the Bitcoin network. hashpower (no description) Additionally we have hash (no description) hashing A ...
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Need Help: Retag of [mining]

What's happening? mining has been deprecated and all questions where it appears are getting retagged. Why? Mining is a central topic in cryptocurrencies. It deserves more than one tag. By ...
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Merge [anonymity] into [privacy]

I think that anonymity and privacy collect the same topic of questions and should be merged. Privacy seems to be the more accurate term, therefore I would make anonymity a synonym of privacy. What do ...
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Mining is on more than 10% of the questions, how can we structure that content better?

Mining is a central topic to Bitcoin, yet we lump everything even remotely related to it into one tag, mining. Tags lose a lot of their usefulness when they are applied to too many questions. ...
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Which tags would be a more suitable replacement for the tag “server”?

I’ve been having a look at server. It is failing to define a proper category: It’s meaningless by itself, has no definition, and unlikely to be used correctly just based on its name. It’s being used ...
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Top Tags requiring a tag wiki

Tag wikis give a short overview detailing what kind of questions a tag collects. Tag wiki excerpts are shown on hover, and even more importantly, when users tag a question post. There are currently ...
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Meet at 32C3 in Hamburg

I'm at the Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg right now. If someone wants to meet, I come by the Bitcoin Assembly frequently. ;) We have a Satoshi Square at 3pm every day there.
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Take another run at tagging on Bitcoin.SE?

There is still a bunch of tags left that need work from the Weeding out bad tags initiative 2014. I’d be willing to invest some time to go through the tags once more and pre-select some to work on. ...
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Why is Bitcoin SE still in beta?

What is holding bitcoin SE back from becoming a fully accepted SE page? It's been in beta 1500+ days. Looking at the area51 page, it seems like it meets at least OK and above on the metrics. Are there ...
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Canonical Question for “What can I do about having sent a transaction without fee that takes forever to confirm?”

This is basically a note to myself or another interested person to find a good question that may serve as a canonical question-answer pair for the above issue. It was just asked yet again, which might ...
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FYI: Ethereum.SE proposal on the way on Area 51

For those of you interested in Ethereum, there is a proposal for an Ethereum.SE in the commitment phase. Also check out our questions tagged ethereum.
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Let's merge 'blockchain-wallet-app' into 'blockchain.info'

We have a tag called blockchain-wallet-app. It deals with substantially the same issues as the blockchain.info, and is used interchangeably. Examples: I have Blockchain.info wallet which i can't ...
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Looking for canonical answer along the lines of “Bitcoin mining is ASIC only at this point”

For the list of canonical questions I started yesterday, I am looking for a good (or the best) answer that could be a duplicate master for "Is it worth mining with Home PC/Laptop/Tablet/[anything not ...
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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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How to deal with question posts containing several different questions?

Especially from new users, we often get questions which are actually several questions in one post. What is the best way to deal with them?
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We should change the 'review request' close reason to include products

The question that inspired this: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/38871/i-want-to-make-investment-in-btc-mining-machine It's being closed for this reason: Questions seeking service ...
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Tag for “time between blocks”: Block-Interval or Block-Solution-Time?

We seem to have several tags that collect questions on the same topic (and a lot of the questions about it aren't properly tagged at all). The questions concerned with the time between blocks seem to ...
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A reminder about plagarism

Spambots are becoming more sophisticated. Recently, we've had a rash of them on Bitcoin SE which programmatically write answers. They copy text from a related article, and post it here. This creates ...
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Questions motivating users to do malicious changes to source code

I'm working on changing the Bitcoin Source Code in order to rebuild a selfish node. Do you think asking detailed questions on Bitcoin.SE beta is a tolerable idea? I think maybe this could motivate ...
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What should our policy about asking for practical advice on breaking security be?

This recent question asks how to fix a tool for scanning for duplicate R values. There are two major purposes for a tool like this: Researching how common a security vulnerability is, and Exploiting ...
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What's happening on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?

What's moderation actions have been taken on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?
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Tags “price” and “exchange-rate” appear to be synonymous

The tags price and exchange-rate appear to be synonymous. We should merge them. Which one should we keep as the master of the synonym pair?
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Are you interested in us moderators posting about activities on Bitcoin.SE?

Would you think a topic on "meta" where we mods and any other users can post about their administrative activities on Bitcoin.SE. each month would be interesting/engaging for the site's users? What'...
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Bootstrap or bootstrap.dat

It seems to me that bootstrap and bootstrap.dat are redundant. Should we merge them? If yes, which one do we keep and why?
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Attention needed on comment of old question

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, so excuse me in advance! How can I draw attention to my related question/comment on an old question asked by someone else? Can I simply ...
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Updating and Improving our Tour/About site

We haven't updated our about page, the Tour, in a long time. I'd like to use this opportunity to clarify the inclusion of other cryptocurrencies on our Site. Please discuss and contribute specific ...
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Are we willing to embrace other cryptocurrencies?

The focus on Bitcoin has kept participation from other cryptocurrencies to a minimum. When the site first launched, the decision made a lot of sense: most of the "alt" currencies were simple forks of ...
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What should `hd-wallet` 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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Can we narrow the scope of this question?

Can we narrow the scope of this question? Is guadagnarebitcoins a scam? I found this site: http://guadagnarebitcoins.altervista.org What do you think? Is it a scam? Are there ways to ...
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Suggestion: synonym [bip16] to [p2sh]

I think we should merge bip16 into p2sh. They cover the same topic, and P2SH is more descriptive.
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Bitcoin Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Tag graph from stared.gihtub.io/tagoverflow

I just discovered the Tagoverflow Tool, and thought I'd share it with you. The picture shows the 32 most used tags on Bitcoin.SE colored by community detection. The two orange ones that are partially ...
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Bitcoin SE has two new Moderators! Please give a warm welcome to Stephen and Nick!

One of our Christmas presents had still been in transit, but on 5th of January it arrived: We've got two new moderators! As you might have noticed, Stephen and Nick had already stepped up before ...
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Happy New Year!

I hope you had/will have a great party when the date line comes to your latitudes! I'm sure, we'll see amazing advances in Cryptocurrencies in 2015, and Bitcoin.SE will be the place to ask and answer ...
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Prerequisite readings for users

I don't understand half the questions of the site. There seems to be a certain level of affluence by the participants of bitcoin. Probably the community doesn't want novel, advanced questions to be ...
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Are specific mining hardware questions topcial?

Are specific questions about miner setups etc topical eg. Will x miner work with x pcu Will x miner hardware work with x software
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Please post answers as answers, not as comments!

For the Stackexchange 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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We should have a new “subjective/argumentative” post notice

While there are some questions on Bitcoin.SE that have objective answers, a lot of our questions are more subjective than that. In the early days of this SE they were met with close votes, yet, I do ...
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Suggestion: Closed-source cryptocurrencies should be off topic

I think that closed-source cryptocurrency questions should be declared off-topic, because they are usually impossible to answer. Example: Here says After having launched bootstrap ...
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Bitcoin SE - Seeking Community Moderators To Help This Site Stay Awesome!

Your community moderators have been incredibly busy over the last few months. There's more discussion happening on meta, the overall quality of the site has come up considerably, and the reduction in ...
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Suggestion: Remove “Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.”

This is one of our close reasons: Questions seeking product recommendations or service reviews are off-topic because they tend to become outdated quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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What can we do to better support questions about other cryptocurrencies?

Apparently, there still is the sentiment that Bitcoin.SE is only for Bitcoin related questions. As the community has discussed a long time before, we would like to be a platform for questions about ...
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Are questions about websites central to the community on topic?

Today, someboday asked a question about a feature on Bitcointalk.org: Why can't some members vote on bitcointalk.org? I am not sure if there is a consensus here, whether such questions about web-...
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Suggestion: rename [tag:solo] to [tag:solo-mining]

I think that solo should be renamed to solo-mining because that is more self-explanatory. Afaik there are no other things that are related to solo with bitcoin, so it is not because of that (google ...
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Suggestion: Merge nxtcoin into nxt

nxtcoin and nxt discuss the same thing. nxt has slightly more questions, and already has a tag wiki; we should keep that one, and merge nxtcoin into it.
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What should we do about the tags “attack”, “weaknesses”, “vulnerability”, “security”, and “resilience”?

attack, resilience, weaknesses, security, and vulnerability all seem to be covering roughly the same topic. Which should we keep, which should we merge, and why?
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Should we have an official policy on referrals?

This question has a referral ID in a link in the question, meaning that the user gets a kickback whenever someone visits through that link and buys something. I think that this ought to be against ...