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When is a question a request for service reviews?

One of our site's closing reason reads: Questions seeking product or service reviews are off-topic because they tend to attract subjective, low-quality, and spam answers. On the other hand, offerings ...
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Omni layer - not bitcoin?

many times I'm seeing OMNI layer questions being closed as not related to bitcoin, but there is no such behavior for Lightning Network. Lightning network is L2 while Omni data sits purely on bitcoin ...
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Is this question (about blockchain generally) on topic?

I found What can blockchain do that normal databases systems won't?. The text of the question asks about blockchain advantages and real life use cases outside of cryptocurrencies. I would like the ...
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Progress tracker of implementing the scope change

On-topic help text -- updated Introductory paragraph of Tour -- updated Asks and Don't Asks of Tour -- updated Off-topic close-reasons -- updated Update altcoin tag descriptions -- in progress Close ...
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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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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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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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Is a question about the difference between Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Exchange in-topic here?

I would like to ask the following question on this site: "What's the difference between a Bitcoin Wallet and a Bitcoin Exchange" I want to invest a small amount of money in Bitcoin. Reading this, I ...
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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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When is it appropriate to redirect a question to Stack Overflow?

I was recently reviewing this question: How to watch for the transactions over blockchain via nodejs? It has been voted to be closed with the reason being "off-topic because belongs on ...
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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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Should we create a canonical question answer pair on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards?

Over the years we've got quite a bit spam on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards. I'd like to have a more permanent solution in place instead of a clutter of different questions and answers, and ...
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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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Are specific mining hardware questions topcial?

Are specific questions about miner setups etc topical eg. Will x miner work with x pcu Will x miner hardware work with x software
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Are GPU-specific hardware questions on topic?

This question appears to be about building a mining rig and installing a bunch of GPU cards. Something goes wrong, and the OP has a question. Arguments for on-topic: Installing a bunch of GPUs is ...
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Off-topic posts and suggesting an alternative

Regarding cdecker's comment at https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/13413/how-to-change-uri-handler-from-bitcoin-qt-to-electrum#comment17221_13413 I don't mean to aim any criticism at cdecker,...
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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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Is Open Transactions on topic?

It's not exactly a derived crypto-currency, but it's an enabler technology that seems to be getting more integrated with Bitcoin. Are questions on OT on topic here?
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Are crackpot ideas for attacking Bitcoin on-topic?

I have a question, but I'm not sure its topical for this site. In brief, I think I've thought of a way to commit fraud against the whole bitcoin network with significantly less than 51% of hashing ...
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Questionable Threads - Are these on-or off topic?

Post questionable threads here, using one reply per thread. No need to vote on each one (as then the people that reported the thread get down voted), but please add comments to each thread reasoning ...
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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 allow question about the developers?

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