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Why don't people reference source-code?

Why do people so rarely reference source-code when responding to questions. It's like giving lemonade to people looking for lemons.
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How to handle recurring questions?

This week alone, I have seen at least three questions that boil down to "How do I use a paper wallet in order to store bitcoins offline?" Since there seem to be several FAQ like that which keep ...
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How to handle hidden spam?

I just noticed that there are a few users that are systematically going through the list of old questions for a tag and add answers that while not technically out of scope User 6579 which repeatedly ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 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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Aren't recommendation questions off-topic?

I've recently joined this site due to my growing interest in Bitcoins, as well as to fight the flood of spam that's been coming in. In the meantime, I've been going through old questions, and came ...
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Should we tolerate questions about buying illegal drugs or similar stuff?

Recently the question https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/12007/2355 was asked. It is about using Silk Road. Should we really tolerate questions about buying illegal drugs or similar stuff? This is ...
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Should we split up posts that ask many questions at once?

As an example, let's look at this post. It asks, essentially, 3 questions: How do Bitcoin nodes know which hash to work on? What determines what a valid block is? How do I submit a valid block to the ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 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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Can we create the tag 'bitcoinjs' again?

This was raised a while back, but the tag seems to have gotten deleted. I'd like to tag this question as well as all of these.
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Where have all / The upvotes gone?

When this stack exchange started, we voted early and often. Halfway decent questions got 3-5 votes, good ones 8-10, and excellent ones 15 or more. Nowadays it's rare for me to see a question with 5 ...
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At what point can we modify the appearance of the site?

I think we're about due for a cool custom design for this site. What needs to happen in order to make that a reality?
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What is the intended use of the technical-analysis tag?

I always assumed that the technical-analysis tag referred to technical chart analysis, i.e. the prediction of future BTC exchange rates based on chart patterns and the psychology of trading. However, ...
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[tag:resilience]

Both questions with resilience are also tagged weaknesses, and nothing else. Should we delete it?
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Can we find a better tag for this?

I don't really like the tag "marketing" for the question What is a good way to concisely explain Bitcoin? It sounds to much like this is a strategy-to-promote-bitcoin site instead of the factual Q ...
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Please stop this abusive behaviour!

We have clearly established that Ripple questions and other cryptocurrencies questions are in-topic, but there still are users that downvote and close-vote all such questions. I'm getting really ...
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Should moderators downvote without explanation?

Supposedly there are kids on the forum who downvote for various reasons. However there is ample evidence that some mods are downvoting as they please, based on criteria only known to themselves. This ...
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Should we remove the 'technology' tag?

technology isn't a meaningful tag. Shall we remove it?
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Should we merge 'lost' and 'recovery'?

lost and recovery generally cover the same ground. I think that lost should be a synonym of recovery.
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Must one never ask about mtgox's outages?

mtgox.com has been down for about an hour. Last time I posted a question about this, my question and my credibility were disparaged: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/8855/why-is-mtgox-...
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Significant one letter edits

In Installed MacOSX over HDD containing wallet, there is a typo which will hinder searches. Trying to edit it, I get a warning at the top of the page and a refusal at the bottom during submission. ...
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Non-binding ♦ close vote

Sometimes a post has crossed the line so patently that a moderator can simply close it. Sometimes, however, a post might be walking near the line, and it is at least "not obvious" if it should be ...
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What to do about this user spamming/promoting links and the associated questions?

This user joined today and added links to 7 questions all with the same text. I don't know if the site is legit or not, but I don't think this is behavior we should support or encourage. I imagine ...
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Block [tag:fees] and in favor of [tag:transaction-fees] and [tag:exchange-fees]

I'd like to block / prevent the use of fees in the general context and retag most of them as transaction-fees or exchange-fees There are a few questions that relate to Ripple and it's possible to ...
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[tag:countries], really?

I fail to see any reason to have tag countries. Is everyone fine with deleting it?
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Should the Bitcoin tag be permitted if another useful tag is included?

I tried to tag a question with "bitcoin" and was unable to, even though I had other qualifying tags. Given that not every post on this site refers to Bitcoin-per se, I think that the tag may resolve ...
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Bounty for invalid question?

What should I do after setting bounty for a kind of invalid question, and answers are useful but not actually solving the problem specified in the question? Can I use single address for all my ...
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What tag should be used to for questions about “green mining” or the overall earth impact of mining?

I'd like to add a tag to questions that Quantify the electrical cost of mining Connect the dots between mining and the impact on the earth's resources What tag is most appropriate for this? The ...
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What tags are Bitcoin specific and shouldn't be confused with Ripple? (and vice versa)

I want to avoid the overloading of terms that are common between Ripple vs Bitcoin, and think this may effect the tags on this site. What tags need to be updated to reflect the difference?
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How should we handle outdated answers to questions?

As time goes on, some questions and answers are getting out of date. This is especially true of answers that cite behavior of specific, older versions of software in a general manner. E.g.: https://...
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Should I delete the tag, “puzzle”?

I have (accidentally) created a tag, puzzle. Should I delete this tag?
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Who hates Ripple?

There are a few people that constantly downvote & attempt to close Ripple questions. This is a callout to them - who are you? Why are you doing this?
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Downvoting on closed questions, is alright?

I got two down votes this for my question that was closed 4 months back, I have also marked it for deletion. then why downvoting?
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Spam invasion

In the last weeks I've noticed loads of spam messages here on Bitcoin SE. Is this happening on other stacks too? Are we planning something about it?
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Should questions of the form “Is X a scam?” be removed?

Example 1 Example 2 These questions frequently don't have definitive answers. They ought to be referred to bitcointalk, which has, literally, an entire section of the site dedicated to accusations of ...
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wot != “web of trust”

I'd rename wot to web-of-trust, since usually "wot" means "wall of text".
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Adjusting the FAQ to make clear Ripple is on-topic

It seems there's an emerging consensus that questions about Ripple should be on topic here. However, we're seeing people voting to close Ripple questions as off-topic. They may disagree with the ...
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A problem I noticed about smaller SE such as this one

I noticed most people will read most questions anyway, hence posting a bounty is completely useless: if someone had an answer, they likely would have already given it. Do you agree? Does anyone have ...
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tag “alternatives” losing focus

I thing the tag alternatives is now losing focus, now that we have established that currencies so different from Bitcoin such as Ripple are IT. We should either define precisely what is that tag ...
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Merging fee tags

We have the winner fees with 35 results, and others which should be merged into that: fee (1 result) exchange-fees (1 result) transaction-fees (17 results, we might merge into this one if you prefer, ...
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Should this SE also cover questions about Ripple?

Ripple is a new peer-to-peer system that allows for money transfers. Should the questions about Ripple be handled on this StackExchange, or should new one be created just for the system?
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Should we remove the data tag?

I think we ought to remove the data tag. Questions tagged with it vary between bandwidth, fields in RPC, wallet.dat, and mining difficulty.
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Do we have a layout for the site yet?

On area 51 we still need more questions asked to get our full site. That said does anyone thought of a layout yet?
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Do you think we need more mods from different time zones?

From time to time (like today) we get some spam on this website. As I've noticed, all our mods are online at a similar time and thus not all time zones are covered. Do you think we need one or two ...
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How should we handle questions that require mostly speculative answers?

Primary question in question being What is the maximal value of 1 BTC? I feel like this and other questions require answers that can only be suggested based on speculation, be it researched opinion ...
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A “wallet-recovery” or similar tag?

There are a lot of questions about recovering lost bitcoins, frequently due to the user having to re-download the blockchain and not having compleeted it yet, but also with lost passwords, corrupted ...
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Possible to track sitewide voting progress over time?

With regard to this meta question, is it possible to see the number of votes cast, over time (per day) for Bitcoin.SE? I think a nice overlay to this graph would be the #of questions or answers that ...
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Delete links to Bitcoin mixing/laundry sites?

2 questions in particular have an answer by the user @rando: What Bitcoin Mixing/Laundry Services are availble today? How can I hide my bitcoin transactions to protect anonymity? Both answers ...
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The question “What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto” should be reopened [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we allow question about the developers? I really did not understand why this question (4 up-votes so far) was closed: What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto ...
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Do we not vote enough?

For awhile now I've been looking at other StackExchange sites in the beta and I think we don't vote enough. We have some questions that reach 20 or even 40 upvotes, but a vast majority don't even ...
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Recent Community activity

Recently (2012 10 23) our Community bot seems to have dug out about 10 questions to the front of the SE. Does anyone know the reason for that?