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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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Why are 'wallet' and 'e-wallet' tagged as synonyms?

I admit I don't fully understand the tagging system, but we seem to have 'wallet' and 'e-wallet' tagged as synonyms. They have nothing whatsoever to do with each other. The tag 'wallet' is for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 we remove the data tag?

I think we ought to remove the data tag. Questions tagged with it vary between bandwidth, fields in RPC, wallet.dat, and mining difficulty.
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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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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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Difference between tags "mining" and "miner"

I can think of a few reasons why there might be a difference between the tags "mining" and "miner", but I wonder if the difference is too subtle to be useful. What does everyone else think?
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What's happening on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?

What's moderation actions have been taken on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?
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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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Tag dupe: legal, law, illegal

Unless I'm mistaken, on most SE site they use the legal tag; here we had ~10 posts with that tag, 5 with law and only 1 with illegal. Hence, I'm removing those two in favour of legal.
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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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Tag graph from stared.gihtub.io/tagoverflow

I just discovered the Tagoverflow Tool, and thought I'd share it with you. The picture shows the 32 most used tags on Bitcoin.SE colored by community detection. The two orange ones that are partially ...
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A tag for questions where coins are sent to a different cryptocurrency by mistake?

eg when BTC is sent to a Litecoin address, or to a Bitcoin-Gold or Bitcoin-Cash address. These kinds of question are becoming quite common. We have tags for wallet-recovery and recover-private-key, ...
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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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Which tag is appropriate for MultiBit and Electrum clients: "thin-clients" or "lightweight-clients"?

Currently, there are 2 questions using the "thin-client" tag and there is no tag description. A thin client application is defined in Wikipedia as "simply one which relies on its server to process ...
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Can we create the tag bitcoinjs?

The system refused to let me create it, because bitcoinj already exists. These are two distinct libraries.
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Should Bip141 be a synonym of Segregated-Witness?

Could someone please merge bip141 into segregated-witness?
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Suggestion: rename [tag:solo] to [tag:solo-mining]

I think that solo should be renamed to solo-mining because that is more self-explanatory. Afaik there are no other things that are related to solo with bitcoin, so it is not because of that (google ...
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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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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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Should the for-beginners tag be retained?

I recently added a "for-beginners" tag because I thought it was important to the site; my view at the time was that too many answers (and questions) are beyond the understanding of beginners. I've ...
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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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Does the [coinbase] tag refer to the business or coinbase transactions?

The [coinbase] tag does not have a description yet, however seems to currently be used for both the business and in the meaning of 'coinbase' transaction. Does the [coinbase] tag refer to the ...
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Should private-key-format and wallet-import-format be merged?

I noticed yesterday the tag private-key-format. Given that wallet-import-format already exists and has three times more questions, should the two be combined in some form? Is one of them a subset of ...
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Should mastercoin be renamed to omni or omnilayer?

There is currently a mastercoin tag. However, mastercoin renamed to Omni quite some time ago, and is no longer used. Most users who started in recent times simply know it as Omni or Omni Layer. I ...
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Should we burninate the tag [alternatives]?

The alternatives is to be too broad and unfocussed to be useful. I suggest it's burnination. Questions tagged with alternatives should be retagged to the following other tags: altcoin-development: ...
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What is the bch tag?

There is a tag called bch. It looks like it is supposed to refer to bitcoin-cash, and maybe is mean to be BCC, but can anyone confirm? I've been wrong about such things before.
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What should we do about the tags "attack", "weaknesses", "vulnerability", "security", and "resilience"?

attack, resilience, weaknesses, security, and vulnerability all seem to be covering roughly the same topic. Which should we keep, which should we merge, and why?
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Three tags for Transaction Malleability

We currently have at least three tags for transaction malleability: txid-malleability, malleability, transaction-malleability.
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What's the difference in scope between the tags [opcodes] and [script]?

I've seen opcodes pop up on a lot of questions lately. I was wondering how the scope of that tag differs from script. Should opcodes perhaps be merged into script?
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What is the intended use of the technical-analysis tag?

I always assumed that the technical-analysis tag referred to technical chart analysis, i.e. the prediction of future BTC exchange rates based on chart patterns and the psychology of trading. However, ...
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Should we remove the 'technology' tag?

technology isn't a meaningful tag. Shall we remove it?
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Synonyms - [payment] and [payments]

Should we make [payments] a synonym to [payment]? It's rather a no-brainer.
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What should `hd-wallet` mean?

There are several HD wallet proposals. The most common one is BIP32, and a less common one is gmaxwell's proposal. Recently, we've been getting questions about both of them, both tagged with hd-wallet....
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Remove [tag:math]?

I think that the math doesn't serve a clear purpose: The meaning of the Math-Tag seems to range from statistics, over exchange-rate to cryptograpy. It only appears as a single tag in one falsely ...
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Should the tag 'usage' be removed?

The usage tag has the following description: "General questions about how to use the Bitcoin client or related software and products." That is a very broad definition and might be applied to any ...
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What tag should be used to for questions about "green mining" or the overall earth impact of mining?

I'd like to add a tag to questions that Quantify the electrical cost of mining Connect the dots between mining and the impact on the earth's resources What tag is most appropriate for this? The ...
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What tags are Bitcoin specific and shouldn't be confused with Ripple? (and vice versa)

I want to avoid the overloading of terms that are common between Ripple vs Bitcoin, and think this may effect the tags on this site. What tags need to be updated to reflect the difference?
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Why is the bitcoin tag not allowed?

If the question is related to Bitcoin and not altcoin then the bitcoin tag should be allowed, since questions related to altcoins are allowed on bitcoin SE it is not redundant to specify.
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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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Bootstrap or bootstrap.dat

It seems to me that bootstrap and bootstrap.dat are redundant. Should we merge them? If yes, which one do we keep and why?
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Some tag synonyms I found

bitmain -> antminer bip-37 -> bloom-filter bip-70 -> payment-protocol wif -> wallet-import-format fraud -> scam seed -> deterministic-wallets hacking -> hack On the contrary, I still don't have ...
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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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Three tags for Multi-signature: multi-sig, multi-sig-address and multi-sig-transaction

Does it make sense to have different tags for multi-signature addresses and transactions? Aren't those intimately linked?
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"Graphs" and "Charts" are pretty similar tags, should they be merged and in which direction?

"Graphs" and "Charts" are very similar tags. Should they be merged? If yes, in which direction?
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wot != "web of trust"

I'd rename wot to web-of-trust, since usually "wot" means "wall of text".