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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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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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Unconfirmed transaction? >> Read this! <<

If you're experiencing trouble getting your transaction to confirm, please read Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it? before asking a new question. Thank you.
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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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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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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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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Canonical question for tracing IP address of transactions

Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed a several recent questions regarding trying to find the originating IP address of a transaction or Bitcoin address. Perhaps this is due to the proliferation of ...
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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, in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Middle Sidebar Advertising

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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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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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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Please help on First Post Reviews

Good news! We have lots of new users asking questions on Bitcoin.Stackexchange.com. However, that means that we currently get about 20-30 new reviews every day. Especially, Badr Bellaj, Jestin, and ...
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Disclosure announcement: I've joined BitGo

I'm happy to announce that I've joined BitGo, Inc. as a software engineer. I don't think that this will influence my contributions here, but if the case should ever arise that a moderation task would ...
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PSA: Mining retagged and blacklisted. Use these tags instead

mining has been eradicated from the site. In the future please use the following tags instead:
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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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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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Collecting questions related to Mt.Gox' insolvency

I am attempting to collect questions that are related to the Mt.Gox insolvency and linking them here. Please provide any additional suggestions as answers or suggested edits to the question. Mt.Gox ...
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"Cheapest" question will get out of date...

This question is asking for the cheapest of a particular service. Not only will answers vary by location, they will also get outdated reasonably quickly. We could perhaps change it to ask for a link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PSA: Please don't post a multitude of link-only answers with url-shortener links

We recently had a new user post eight answers in a short amount of time. They all linked to a website obfuscated by the same shortener url, and didn't provide much explanation what they were linking ...
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Hey! Welcome to new users, find us in chat if you have questions!

I've been seeing some new names popping up on answers. Welcome to Bitcoin.SE! Welcome back, if you're returning. :) I've seen a few flags on obsolete comments, thanks for that as well. If you need ...
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PSA: Waves of useless suggested edits on Bitcoin.SE

Please be aware that we have had and may continue to have huge surges of suggested edits on the site. An anonymous user apparently is using a script to replace special characters with differently ...
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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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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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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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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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Remove [tag:math]?

I think that the math doesn't serve a clear purpose: The meaning of the Math-Tag seems to range from statistics, over exchange-rate to cryptograpy. It only appears as a single tag in one falsely ...
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Should the tag 'usage' be removed?

The usage tag has the following description: "General questions about how to use the Bitcoin client or related software and products." That is a very broad definition and might be applied to any ...
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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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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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retagging [tag:mywallet] --> [tag:blockchain.info]

There were only 5 questions tagged mywallet, most of those were also tagged blockchain.info anyway (and most of those were mine, too). Hence, I've retagged them all to blockchain.info.
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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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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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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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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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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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