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The 'technical' and 'configuration' tags

I believe these two are meta tags. If they're not, then I don't know how they're supposed to be used. For (technical), it's got to be a technical question about something. Whatever it is, that's the ...
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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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How much detail on questionable content?

We all knew this one was going to come up eventually: someone has added detailed instructions for accessing Silk Road to this question. I'm against it for two reasons: Detailed info about specific ...
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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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What is worth preserving about this question?

I'm not a fan of this question, or any question where all the answers are going to consist of "My predictions are", "I think", and "It seems". But others don't appear to feel the same way. What is ...
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Who should control the bitcoin discussion? [closed]

The bitcoin forum was recently hacked and the forum will now be hosted by Tibanne, a japanese company and owner of the largest bitcoin exchange. Is it better for a third party such as stack exchange ...
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Some PR for Bitcoin SE

Can we link to Bitcoin SE from the wiki? Where would be appropriate to link from? Can we get a link to be a sticky thread in the forums? Any more ideas? OnlyOneTV?
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Can we add an IRC channel to the FAQ?

We have setup an IRC channel on Freenode. At #bitcoin-stackexchange. Nanotube has set up a bot there that echos new questions, so that people in the room can see whenever a new question is posted. ...
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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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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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Should we standardise some terminology?

In the spirit of this question, I thought it might be a good idea to standardise some terms that get used in a lot of different ways. Some examples: block chain or blockchain or block-chain double ...
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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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Should we feature Bitcoin receiving addresses for contributors?

There is another Bitcoin forum called witcoin and they have implemented an interesting system: You have to pay bitcoins to post and cast votes, and you get a revenue share on replies and upvotes. ...
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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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Should we have a bitcoin-canon tag?

While looking over this question, it occurred to me that not every one would have heard of the famous "Bitcoin pizza" event, and so I suggested to @David Perry to add a link "to build up the Bitcoin ...
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Are there any interesting questions we could ask about GLBSE?

I think it is one of the more interesting questions, yet it hasn't been mentioned here. Can you think of interesting questions to ask regarding GLBSE?
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Too many closed questions?

It is hard to know what should be closed and what shouldn't and we are still in the process of finding that out. There have been a couple of closes that I don't think that are that obvious so here 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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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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Questions with different answers depending on country/region

There are a couple of question on the site now which could have a lot of different answers depending on what country you're in. What is the current legal status of Bitcoin around the world? What are ...
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Closed as “exact duplicate” due to significant overlap

Is it okay to close a question as an "exact duplicate" when it is not in fact an exact duplicate? I'm not suggesting that word for word identical questions should be required, of course. My question ...
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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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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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Should we allow question about the developers?

Should we allow question about the developers? Where do we draw the line?
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Promotional Ideas?

So how should we go about promoting the site, once it's live? I recognize some faces from the forums so obviously the links in our forum sigs worked, and I'm sure the link we placed on the Wiki did ...
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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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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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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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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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What does the 'basics' tag mean?

We now have 7 questions tagged 'basics'. What does this tag actually mean? In my opinion, it is too ambiguous and we should remove/change it.
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Should these two questions be combined?

lemonginger asked What happens when I make a typo?, and I also added the question Can a transaction be reversed? since it's fundamental to the bitcoin network. Is it desirable to combine these ...
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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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Are questions on how much Bitcoin does a person/business have fair game?

Should questions like "How much revenue Mezza Grill generated?" and the yet to be asked "How much Bitcoin does Mt. Gox have?" fair play? I did ask the question about Mezza Grill, but in second ...