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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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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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Weekly 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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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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Weeding out bad tags initiative 2014

During the process of burninating [tag:software], I found other ill-defined tags. I have collected them for us to tackle together. It's time to sort out this tagging mess. Let's get this started. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How do we improve question and answer quality?

I've noticed a few questions on here that are pretty, well, chatty, and a lot of answers where people are just offering their opinion on the poster's question. Since we want this to be the premier ...
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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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How should questions that function like reviews be handled?

There are a few questions popping up every now and then that want to get the answer about reliability of services based on the rating of the answer. For example: "Please list one service per answer (...
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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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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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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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Should we allow question about the developers?

Should we allow question about the developers? Where do we draw the line?
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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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Why is it bitcoin.SE instead of cryptocurrencies.SE

With all of the altcoin rage and the random loss/gain of trust in bitcoin recently, why is this stackexchange named "bitcoin" instead of "cryptocurrencies"? I mean, it seems like most of the question ...
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As of 2017, are altcoin-specific questions off-topic?

To be clear, I am referring to questions which have nothing to do with Bitcoin like this: What does one need to do to earn Decred through PoS? Considering the author (@highly-irregular) has been ...
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Is there a way to resolve the ‘client’ and ‘developement’ tags ambiguities?

client (26 occurrences) has currently several uses related to: (~15) the main bitcoin client (~9) a (possibly alternative) bitcoin client (~2) a generic client (networking term) for various web and ...
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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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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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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Version Bits (BIP9)‽

This week signaling for Segregated Witness will commence. The activation process for soft forks follows the rules set in BIP9: Version Bits. There has been some confusion about the activation process, ...
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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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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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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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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Mimblewimble‽

Mimblewimble has been bestowed on us by Tom Elvis Jedusor, and translated by Andrew Poelstra. To me, it sounds like some marvelous stuff, and we definitely haven't covered it adequately here yet. ...
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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Segregated Witness? [Finished]

Segregated Witness (BIP141, BIP 143, BIP 144, BIP145) is about to be released with Bitcoin Core v0.13.1. Currently, we have 21 questions, and there has been a lot of discussion about SegWit already, ...
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Amsterdam: Are any Bitcoin.SE users going to Bitcoin2014?

Who's going to http://bitcoin2014.com in Amsterdam, NL this year? For people like me, that were previously put off by the price tag: They are now offering a student ticket for 75€ (normally 350€), ...
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Are questions about trading on-topic?

I've noticed some trading questions that ask about topics that cannot be closed as off-topic because they are about bitcoin, but where the real question is only incidentally related to bitcoin and can ...
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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 ...
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Can we establish some sort of policy about slander?

An increasing number of questions on this forum focus on specific individuals or organizations within the bitcoin community, rather than bitcoin itself. Some of them border on slander, like this ...
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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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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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Being strict or kind about “newbie” questions?

Recently a few newbie questions popped up on the SE, like this one. Seeing them one knows that they were already asked before a couple times. My question is - should we be strict or kind about such ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The tags [development], [programming], [source] and [code]

The development tag is widely used but lacks a description. The programming tag has been made a synonym of it. There is also the source tag that has the following description: Specifically refers ...
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Usage of the off-topic reason “customer relationship”

I feel like the customer relationship close reason is perhaps getting a bit overused lately. IIRC, it was originally meant for questions e.g. about customers not receiving a deposit on an account or ...