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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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Should [pools] and [mining-pools] be synonyms?

The tags are basically the same anyway.
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Synonyms concerning [osx] and [mac]

Should [mac] be synonymous to [osx]? Rarely would one refer to a mac machine without referring to the os, so they are pretty closely linked. Should [osx] be renamed or perhaps made synonymous to [...
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Should operating system related tags be all synonyms?

We have [ios], [osx], [windows] and [windows7], most of them have not been used at all. Should there be a tag [os] created and have all those other tags be synonyms for it? If someone discusses some ...
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How do we handle legal advice / questions on legality?

This question was closed almost immediately since it asked for legal advice. I think that the decision was correct in this particular case since the quote in the question is probably already as good ...
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Economics migration criteria

The Economics SE is now in private beta (link might not work yet) and before it goes public and we gain the ability to migrate to it, I'd like to discuss the criteria we use to determine if an ...
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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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Can we have question migration to other stack exchanges?

I would like to be able to vote to close a question to Crypto SE or Money SE.
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Too localized questions

I read somewhere that StackExchange sites aim at creating a knowledge base that will last for years, maybe decades. Asking "intemporal" questions at Stack Overflow is really easy because the answer to ...
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Is it important that a title is phrased as a question?

Many questions don't have their titles phrased as a question. Some examples: Strange transaction (block 71036) Best GPUs for Mining Business-grade Bitcoind implementation Push notification of ...
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How can this site support questions in foreign languages?

Here is an example of someone asking a question in a foreign language, and the difficulty that arises. Could speculation some day rise bitcoin to the moon? How can this site support others in ...
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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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People upvoting incorrect or offtopic answers

In a way, I'm happy that our community has taken to heart the "vote early, vote often" maxim. But it's starting to be a real problem that answers which do not answer a question seem to be getting ...
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How to review questions with votes to close?

Is there a way to see all questions that currently have votes to close by someone? Seems like it would be useful to have community members be able to look through any questions with close votes all at ...
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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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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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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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Bitcoins Day Destroyed - 9K Views

I noticed that the What are “bitcoin days destroyed”? question has 9K views. It is indeed a good question, but why is the view count so high? Is it a bug? Most questions, even the highest voted ones, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sort questions by FAQ?

I am confused what the sort criteria is when selecting FAQ on the main questions link: http://f.cl.ly/items/3V0K1u3R3F0P2L0P380n/Screen%20Shot%202011-09-07%20at%2012.51.26%20PM.png Do we eventually ...
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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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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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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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When does the Public Beta start? [closed]

For a while it was always coming in the next few hours, and now it just says "soon." Does anyone know when the public beta is planned to start?
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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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Can we remove “based on actual problems that you face. ” from the FAQ?

The FAQ contains this sentence: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. I think a lot if not most of the questions right now don't fit this ...
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Why can't I set a bounty for my own question

Recently I wrote this question and I've had a couple of interesting answers but it's all gone a bit quiet. I'd like to offer up some reputation as a bounty to encourage more activity but I'm not ...
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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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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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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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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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To what extent are out-bound links acceptable in this forum?

Sometimes links are necessary for references or other purposes, given that a large number of questions have already been answered in the original forums does this type of behavior belong regularly in ...
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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 ...
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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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How should duplication between sites be addressed?

The question "Is BitCoin future-proof?" is a duplicate of the Stack Overflow question "Is bitcoin protocol future-proof?" with only a slightly different slant, and the same answer. How should inter-...
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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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How were the initial moderators for Bitcoin Stack Exchange chosen?

I found this question on how moderators are chosen for public beta and "open site". How were the moderators chosen for the private beta?
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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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FAQ needs correction

What kind of questions should I ask here? bitcoin - Stack Exchange is for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games.. I don't ...

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