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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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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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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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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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How do we capitalize Bitcoin (or BitCoin, or bitcoin)?

In this question (where the topic includes the word "BitCoin") eMansipater writes the following in regards to capitalization: The capitalisation thing is my own arbitrary convention to ...
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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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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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Bitcoin SE Needs YOU! - A call for moderators

We're looking for a few good mods! Bitcoin Stack Exchange has been growing at an exponential rate. You've done a fantastic job of positioning this site as an authoritative Q&A for not just Bitcoin,...
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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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What should this site's name be when we get our new design?

Since this site started, one of the most frequent topics in our meta was this site's scope in regard to other cryptocurrencies. In fact, the site had originally been proposed as "Bitcoin and other ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

Another one of the The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. Quoting the blog post: .5. What should our logo and site design look like? This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions,...
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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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What is too basic to ask?

What questions do we consider too basic to ask? This question of mine had 5 upvotes but was closed by Robert Cartaino (who is a StackExchange employee so there was no "vote to close" action). Robert ...
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Can we open the "How to buy BTC" question?

How do you obtain bitcoins? This was closed because: This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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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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Waiting time before accepting answers

I usually wait one day before assigning a correct answer to my questions. I think that accepting correct answers too quickly is a mistake because It may demotivate other users to answer A new better ...
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Who should the moderators be? [Nomination]

Since the other "Who should the moderators be" question turned out to be more of a discussion about what makes a good moderator I thought that we'd start this topic that is just for nominating and ...
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What characteristics should our moderators have?

Time to get started on The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. So, what should our moderators be like? See this question for more info on moderators. Here's a quote from the answer: Shortly after ...
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Is it safe to mention bitcoin/other coin related information on this forum?

Although nobody shares their private keys, I have seen so many people sharing their wallet information, bitcoin transaction ids, amounts transferred and to which exchanges/wallets and so much of ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I'm stepping down as moderator of Bitcoin StackExchange. I find that I haven't been able to make the needed time commitment to the site. Thanks to Murch, Stephen, and the StackExchange CM's. It's ...
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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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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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Why is this SE so deserted?

There is an active Bitcoin community at bitcointalks.org and the interest in Bitcoin is increasing at a fast pace. Isn't there a way to get all the people asking questions on bitcointalks to this ...
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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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Should [attack] and [attacks] be synonyms?

There are two distinct tags [attack] (with 2 questions) and [attacks] (with 5 questions). Should we merge these? Update: Tags have been merged
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What should our FAQ contain? Part 1 - "What kind of questions can I ask here?"

Bump January 26, 2013. I have added eMansipater's suggestion to the FAQ. /D.H. It's time to start working on our FAQ which is one of The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. The first section of the ...
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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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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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Should questions about programming Bitcoin applications be on topic?

One Area51 example prohibits qusetions such as "Should I use urllib, urllib2, or something else to communicate with bitcoind from Python?". Still, I think more specific question such as this one ...
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How can we get Bitcoin to graduate?

Recently, I was asked about whether or not Bitcoin was ready to graduate, after looking at the site statistics it looks like it's ready, but there are some things holding the site back which I'd like ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Coinciding with your having just graduated, all y'all are scheduled for an election next week, October 16th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an ...
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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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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Bitcoin's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be replacing the pro tempore moderators shortly - please thank both ...
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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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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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Are questions about economic impact allowed at all?

There have been a few questions about how Bitcoin can effect the economy: Effect on economy if Bitcoin was widely adopted Could Bitcoin work as a world currency? Can the price of Bitcoin ever be ...
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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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People upvoting incorrect or offtopic answers

In a way, I'm happy that our community has taken to heart the "vote early, vote often" maxim. But it's starting to be a real problem that answers which do not answer a question seem to be getting ...
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How do we handle legal advice / questions on legality?

This question was closed almost immediately since it asked for legal advice. I think that the decision was correct in this particular case since the quote in the question is probably already as good ...
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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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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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Should we allow question about the developers?

Should we allow question about the developers? Where do we draw the line?
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Website performance after two weeks

I have been checking the website statistics and here is what I have noticed: There were a lot of questions asked in private beta, but the number is slowly decreasing. The last time we had 15 ...
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Is it important that a title is phrased as a question?

Many questions don't have their titles phrased as a question. Some examples: Strange transaction (block 71036) Best GPUs for Mining Business-grade Bitcoind implementation Push notification of ...
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Should questions that are about a specific alternate blockchain be tagged alternative-blockchains?

E.g. should questions about Namecoin all be tagged alternative-blockchains as well?
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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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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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