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Influx of Trezor questions

TL;DR: Please mark Trezor's "customer support" questions as off-topic. We don't care whether packages have been sent, how to apply for a refund or whom to talk to regarding faulty hardware. Please ...
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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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What do we do with answers consisting of dead links?

Today, I answered a question about altcoin price charts from 2011. Most of the original answers were outdated, of course. Four answers contained broken links, and given the nature of the question, the ...
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Do we have a canonical question for "How to sell bitcoins?"?

After encountering yet another question about "How to sell bitcoins for fiat?" today (what things may I need to start withdrawal of bitcoins), I was looking for a canonical question akin to 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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The transaction tag is too unspecific. Should we split it up?

transactions is on a huge number of questions. Transactions are such a central element of Bitcoin that it would make sense to better structure those questions. We had a similar issue with mining. ...
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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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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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Potential privacy breach due to question rate limit from IP addresses [closed]

You can only post once every 40 minutes. I got this response from bitcoin forum while trying to ask a question, strangely I had not asked anything in last 40 minutes, In fact, that was my first ...
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I've burninated a few tags, sorry for the mess on the frontpage

I've manually burninated the following tags: control: Multiple topics, so I replaced it with governance, ownership, coin-control speed: Multiple topics, replaced with hashrate, transaction-capacity, ...
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When to flag low-quality, flag "not an answer", and when to downvote answers?

We have some strange low-quality flags most days, so I think perhaps a discussion on the best practice would be in order. The Very Low Quality flag is intended to be used for posts that are beyond ...
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Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange requires higher reputation?

Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange require higher reputation? How does that help on SE on Bitcoin beta? Newbies' questions go unanswered and just merged to questions related prior to ...
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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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Should "hardware" only pertain to "mining hardware" or should this include payment kiosks?

In the spectrum of hardware that does, or could exist with Bitcoin, should hardware be an all encompassing tag, or should there be some kind of separation between mining hardware wallets / 2FA ...
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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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Nobody is participating in the review queues

I'll be blunt: Why is the review queue completely stagnant? Do people not take pride in this site? Do people not like keeping it clean? Do people not want to improve it? I can't participate in ...
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Are questions specific to a potential BTU hard fork on topic?

There have been a lot of recent questions about a BTU hard fork, but many of them are really just about hard forks in general. Should we encourage users to generalize these questions?
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Are the tags [hd-wallet] and [deterministic] different in scope?

The two tags hd-wallet and deterministic appear to be encompassing the same scope. Does it make sense to keep both, or should they be merged? If they are different, how?
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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Scalability‽

Scalability has been a hot topic in the Bitcoin community for some months, and we've got it covered somewhat already with 60 questions tagged on the site. Please use scalability to tag your questions,...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Replace-by-Fee‽

Replace-by-Fee (RBF) is a flag that marks transactions as replaceable until they are confirmed. Currently, we have eight questions about Replace-by-Fee, let's ask and learn! Please use replace-by-...
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Is Bitcoin.SE ever going to get out of beta? [duplicate]

It feels like Bitcoin.SE's been in beta forever considering Bitcoin itself is coming up 7 years old now. What's keeping this from launching out of beta? Even Blender.SE is out of beta.
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about TumbleBit‽

TumbleBit is a second layer protocol that allows payment hubs to offer trustless anonymous payments to their users. Currently, we have three questions about TumbleBit, let's ask and learn! Please ...
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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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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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Is a "Does X exist?"-type question a product recommendation?

We have had a lot of questions closed as product recommendations. I feel that this is appropriate when somebody asks "What is the best X?", while there is a multitude of options. However, when ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Zcash‽

Zcash is about to be released today. It's a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency implementing the Zerocash scheme. It promises complete transactional confidentiality. A bold claim, will it stand up to scrutiny?...
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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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What is the meaning of the bitcore tag?

Is the bitcore tag supposed to be for questions about the Bitcore project? It seems that some people use it (perhaps mistakenly) to talk about the unrelated Bitcoin Core software. The bitcore tag ...
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Somebody is wrong on the internet…

I'm currently at Scaling Bitcoin in the "Scaling Community Workshop". One of the points that has come up as a potential solution for improving online discourse is "Fact-Checking". Do you think that ...
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Technology vs Business site category

Bitcoin is categorized as a business site Monero and Ethereum are both categorized as technology sites I can see the rational for both categories. How did Bitcoin compare the relative advantages of ...
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What tag should we use for brick and mortar store payments?

We just had another inquiry about accepting payments in a physical store: How would a restaurant accept Bitcoin? We have a few of them already: What is necessary for a Hotel to accept Bitcoin as a ...
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Engage the community with Topic Weeks? Suggest topics!

Here is an idea I've been toying around with for a while. Topic Weeks. The concept would be this: Every week we select one tag The tag wiki gets fleshed out in advance The tag gets an ...
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FYI: On the topic of the Monero StackExchange proposal:)

Just in case anyone is interested, the Monero StackExchange proposal is at the Commitment phase, and we'd appreciate and welcome any committers from the Bitcoin Stack:) You may also note a number of ...
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Why does BitcoinSE attract particularly low quality posts?

I've never posted in Meta before, and I rarely use SE. So this question may be considered rude, unfair, or "too meta". I genuinely don't know, but I want to ask anyway. This is the closest thing I ...
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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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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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Is it okay to ask for Bitcoin in our chatroom?

Suppose someone asks for Bitcoin in our chatroom, for the purpose of testing a Bitcoin checkout application. We've got a policy about doing that in an answer for compensation, but not one about ...
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Why is there a new Etherum site on SE?

Etherum is about Bitcoin trading, right? And this site incorporates, or could incorporate Etherum as a topic. So why is there a separate site for it, instead of making those questions part of this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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