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How can we increase participation in Meta?

Dear lost soul that you stumbled over this post. ;) Meta participation is more or less down to zero. - Unless it is just the tag discussions that nobody is interested in. ;) Do you have an idea how ...
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“I made my own altcoin”

The Bitcoin source is easy to fork, and people can make their own altcoins with relative ease. This site regularly sees questions from people who are having trouble with their custom coins, such as ...
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What tags could we introduce to better distinguish topics concerned with different areas of mining?

We have over 1000 questions concerned with the topic of mining, yet the number of tags that further distinguish questions in that realm is pretty small: mining, mining-pools, cgminer, miner, ...
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When should questions be deleted?

What should the policy about deleting questions be? When does a question "migrate" from from being closed to deletion? As a specific example, I asked this question about the legality of raising money ...
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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 “Where is x in the source code” questions beneficial?

A user recently asked Where is the code that receives blocks that miners have just solved. I see these kind of questions often and the answer can be found by just using Github's code search feature ...
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Is it acceptable to end a question with “Thank you” type statements?

I've seen questions that end in a variety of "Thank you" statements. Some just a simple: Thanks for your help. To some that are fairly bizarre like this one (that I just made up): Thanks in ...
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How to handle hidden spam?

I just noticed that there are a few users that are systematically going through the list of old questions for a tag and add answers that while not technically out of scope User 6579 which repeatedly ...
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Is there a “See Also” or “Related” template?

I found two questions (here and here) that are not QUITE duplicates of each other (different fundamental question, same answer... 3^2 = 9, 3*3=9). Is there an official flag or 'See Also' template for ...
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Asking question to which you know the answer

Is it reasonable that I make questions for which I know the answer? A couple of examples: What is Freicoin's annual and per block demurrage rate? How will Freicoin's fixed supply be initially ...
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Downvoting on closed questions, is alright?

I got two down votes this for my question that was closed 4 months back, I have also marked it for deletion. then why downvoting?
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How come the tag excerpt doesn't match what's in the wiki?

I was scanning through tags and noticed that the excerpt for protocol says "transfer cryptocurrencies" which is just horrible. But when I clicked in to edit it I found "Questions relating to the ...
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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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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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How is the privileges list made?

I noticed that privileges here on our website can be acquired with a significant lower score than on other SE sites (ex: a trusted user at StackOverflow or Superuser requires 20000 reputation while ...
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Could we implement a spam filter?

We've been seeing a lot of spam like this lately. I've been flagging all of them, but it's still annoying to see them on the front page. Is there some way to put in regex filters to combat this sort ...
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Are bitcoin-related tax questions considered offtopic?

For example, would the question "Does the IRS bitcoin policy double-tax miners?" be considered off-topic and should it be posted instead on money.stackexchange?
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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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List of Altcoins

I propose that the community here try to keep a list of altcoins. There are a few on the web, but none of them are comprehensive. I read some where that there are over 90 altcoins, but any list I have ...
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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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Theme for Bitcoin Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It seems as though Bitcoin Stack Exchange is in top 30 of most trafficated sites: http://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic Most sites in the top 30 have a custom theme. Also people might get ...
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Bitcoin SE Needs YOU! - A call for moderators

We're looking for a few good mods! Bitcoin Stack Exchange has been growing at an exponential rate. You've done a fantastic job of positioning this site as an authoritative Q&A for not just ...
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Do tags for specific countries make sense?

I have just been scanning the newest tags and we now have bulgaria, australia, uk, eu, and probably a bunch more. As far as I understand, we consider questions about "how to buy coins in specific ...
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At what point do I flag “not an answer”?

I see a lot of answers to questions that could be better as a comment, is it just to flag these as "not an answer"? The dialog in the flag box tells me answers-as-comments should be flagged but I don'...
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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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Subscribing to a Question

I apologise if this has been asked previously elsewhere, but is there currently / could there be any facility to subscribe to a question? I frequently find questions that are very interesting, and I ...
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Why do i need to have reputation before i can vote?

I see some real good answers on this site but I can't vote and I can't comment. How do i get reputation points the quickest?
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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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Three tags for Transaction Malleability

We currently have at least three tags for transaction malleability: txid-malleability, malleability, transaction-malleability.
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Collecting questions related to Mt.Gox' insolvency

I am attempting to collect questions that are related to the Mt.Gox insolvency and linking them here. Please provide any additional suggestions as answers or suggested edits to the question. Mt.Gox ...
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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Bitcoin Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Vertical space without grey quotation box

hello my name is Mike.. good to meet You all ..i am new here, question is how do i do Big spaces without grey box? i tried doing enters, to make spaces, Only the grey box with spaces in front lets ...
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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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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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Suggestion to change the FAQ

In our FAQ it is clearly says that this site is not about politics. I just created a suggestion to open a site just for that. Will it be rude for me to ask you to mention this site in the FAQ, as ...
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What is the focus of the tag Software? Remove it?

It is not clear to me what the focus of software is supposed to be. Most software used with Bitcoin can either be specified more distinctly, as "wallet", "client", "miner", "website", "exchange", or ...
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Are questions about alternative coins allowed?

Can we ask and answer questions about Litecoin, Yacoin and other types of altcoins?
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A lot of sock puppet accounts on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site

I am aware the the Bitcoin site has its own Meta, but that meta was last active on the 6th of January so am posting here also. I'm more of a lurker on Bitcoin Stack Exchange than an actual user, but ...
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Should questions on bitcoin theft be closed?

As an example, this is a recent question - Bitcoin theft from Coinbase account being hacked This is the second or third time I've seen this type of question. It's boils down to someone complaining ...
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Bitcoin SE Twitter account

I'd like to follow the official Bitcoin SE Twitter account to keep up to date with questions here, but it looks like it hasn't been updated since May. It's got over 1320 followers, so is probably a ...
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Build and Compiling synonymous?

Are the two tags build and compiling synonymous?
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Bitcoin Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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When to flag “not an answer”?

I have been flagging a lot of answers lately that were actually no answers, but comments or new questions - today one of those flags was declined, because "it shouldn't be used to flag wrong answers", ...
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localbitcoins Tag for LocalBitcoins.com

My suggestion is to create a tag called 'Localbitcoins' or 'Localbitcoins.com' for users with questions about the Local Bitcoins website. This could potentially conflict with the local tag, however I ...
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Can we find a better tag for this?

I don't really like the tag "marketing" for the question What is a good way to concisely explain Bitcoin? It sounds to much like this is a strategy-to-promote-bitcoin site instead of the factual Q ...
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What can be done about incomplete and inadequate answers? The quality of answers here is low compared to other stackexchange sites

I've asked a number of questions in the past and I generally get "okay" answers, but almost never does the question I originally asked get answered in full. It's often the case that I get an answer ...
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How should we handle outdated answers to questions?

As time goes on, some questions and answers are getting out of date. This is especially true of answers that cite behavior of specific, older versions of software in a general manner. E.g.: https://...
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Should bitcoin-qt and standard-client be synonymous?

Shouldn't bitcoin-qt and standard-client be synonyms? If not, what is the difference (so that the tag-wiki can be filled in)?
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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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