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Must one never ask about mtgox's outages?

mtgox.com has been down for about an hour. Last time I posted a question about this, my question and my credibility were disparaged: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/8855/why-is-mtgox-...
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Significant one letter edits

In Installed MacOSX over HDD containing wallet, there is a typo which will hinder searches. Trying to edit it, I get a warning at the top of the page and a refusal at the bottom during submission. ...
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Non-binding ♦ close vote

Sometimes a post has crossed the line so patently that a moderator can simply close it. Sometimes, however, a post might be walking near the line, and it is at least "not obvious" if it should be ...
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“Bitcoins.stackexchange.com” should redirect to “bitcoin.stackexchange.com”

I just made this typo, and I'm sure other people do too. What do you all think about adding "bitcoins.stackexchange.com" as an alias to "bitcoin.stackexchange.com"?
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What to do about this user spamming/promoting links and the associated questions?

This user joined today and added links to 7 questions all with the same text. I don't know if the site is legit or not, but I don't think this is behavior we should support or encourage. I imagine ...
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Block [tag:fees] and in favor of [tag:transaction-fees] and [tag:exchange-fees]

I'd like to block / prevent the use of fees in the general context and retag most of them as transaction-fees or exchange-fees There are a few questions that relate to Ripple and it's possible to ...
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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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Bad readability of front page

The light blue color (less so for visited links) and the very slender font face hurt readability, especially on laptop screens which are sensitive to viewing angle. It is merged into the white ...
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Should the Bitcoin tag be permitted if another useful tag is included?

I tried to tag a question with "bitcoin" and was unable to, even though I had other qualifying tags. Given that not every post on this site refers to Bitcoin-per se, I think that the tag may resolve ...
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Bounty for invalid question?

What should I do after setting bounty for a kind of invalid question, and answers are useful but not actually solving the problem specified in the question? Can I use single address for all my ...
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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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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 I delete the tag, “puzzle”?

I have (accidentally) created a tag, puzzle. Should I delete this tag?
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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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Who hates Ripple?

There are a few people that constantly downvote & attempt to close Ripple questions. This is a callout to them - who are you? Why are you doing this?
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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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Spam invasion

In the last weeks I've noticed loads of spam messages here on Bitcoin SE. Is this happening on other stacks too? Are we planning something about it?
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Should questions of the form “Is X a scam?” be removed?

Example 1 Example 2 These questions frequently don't have definitive answers. They ought to be referred to bitcointalk, which has, literally, an entire section of the site dedicated to accusations of ...
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wot != “web of trust”

I'd rename wot to web-of-trust, since usually "wot" means "wall of text".
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Adjusting the FAQ to make clear Ripple is on-topic

It seems there's an emerging consensus that questions about Ripple should be on topic here. However, we're seeing people voting to close Ripple questions as off-topic. They may disagree with the ...
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A problem I noticed about smaller SE such as this one

I noticed most people will read most questions anyway, hence posting a bounty is completely useless: if someone had an answer, they likely would have already given it. Do you agree? Does anyone have ...
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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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Merging fee tags

We have the winner fees with 35 results, and others which should be merged into that: fee (1 result) exchange-fees (1 result) transaction-fees (17 results, we might merge into this one if you prefer, ...
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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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A small error in the FAQ

There appears to be a small error in the main site's FAQ: a cryptocurrency or technology derived directly from Bitcoin such as [Namecoin][2] The [Namecoin][2] should be a link, but it is just a ...
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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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Do we have a layout for the site yet?

On area 51 we still need more questions asked to get our full site. That said does anyone thought of a layout yet?
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Do you think we need more mods from different time zones?

From time to time (like today) we get some spam on this website. As I've noticed, all our mods are online at a similar time and thus not all time zones are covered. Do you think we need one or two ...
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How should we handle questions that require mostly speculative answers?

Primary question in question being What is the maximal value of 1 BTC? I feel like this and other questions require answers that can only be suggested based on speculation, be it researched opinion ...
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A “wallet-recovery” or similar tag?

There are a lot of questions about recovering lost bitcoins, frequently due to the user having to re-download the blockchain and not having compleeted it yet, but also with lost passwords, corrupted ...
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Possible to track sitewide voting progress over time?

With regard to this meta question, is it possible to see the number of votes cast, over time (per day) for Bitcoin.SE? I think a nice overlay to this graph would be the #of questions or answers that ...
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Delete links to Bitcoin mixing/laundry sites?

2 questions in particular have an answer by the user @rando: What Bitcoin Mixing/Laundry Services are availble today? How can I hide my bitcoin transactions to protect anonymity? Both answers ...
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The question “What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto” should be reopened [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we allow question about the developers? I really did not understand why this question (4 up-votes so far) was closed: What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto ...
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Do we not vote enough?

For awhile now I've been looking at other StackExchange sites in the beta and I think we don't vote enough. We have some questions that reach 20 or even 40 upvotes, but a vast majority don't even ...
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Recent Community activity

Recently (2012 10 23) our Community bot seems to have dug out about 10 questions to the front of the SE. Does anyone know the reason for that?
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“Cheapest” question will get out of date…

This question is asking for the cheapest of a particular service. Not only will answers vary by location, they will also get outdated reasonably quickly. We could perhaps change it to ask for a link ...
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Should we keep the question about GLBSE protected?

The recent question about the GLBSE closing down was protected by me. However, some believe the protection was unwarranted. Should we keep this question protected?
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“Business” or “businesses”

There are two tags on this wiki - business and businesses. Which one should we keep?
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Being strict or kind about “newbie” questions?

Recently a few newbie questions popped up on the SE, like this one. Seeing them one knows that they were already asked before a couple times. My question is - should we be strict or kind about such ...
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Is there any difference between commerce and merchants tags?

Current state: commerce has 14 questions described as “The transacting of business using Bitcoin or related technologies” merchants has 6 questions (without a description). I was considering a ...
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Should Bitcoin centric questions related to Quantative Finance be asked here?

I'm looking for a home for a downvoted & closed question that requires not only a deep understanding of the Bitcoin network, but also of Quant. Finance. I believe this is something that could ...
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New tag to represent value added services (on top of Bitcoin)

I think it would be benefical to tag services (current or future/proposed) layers of the Bitcoin network accordingly. One example is this question where I ask about a P2P anonymous rating system. ...
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Bitcoin self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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retagging [tag:mywallet] --> [tag:blockchain.info]

There were only 5 questions tagged mywallet, most of those were also tagged blockchain.info anyway (and most of those were mine, too). Hence, I've retagged them all to blockchain.info.
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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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Why I am not able to make a comment in different questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't some questions be commented on? Why I am not able to make a comment in different questions? I though it is possible, but now i feel it is not.
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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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Why is this SE so deserted?

There is an active Bitcoin community at bitcointalks.org and the interest in Bitcoin is increasing at a fast pace. Isn't there a way to get all the people asking questions on bitcointalks to this ...
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Why can't some questions be commented on?

For example, this question. You can add answers to it, but there is no "add a comment" link on the question or any of its answers. Does this mean we're supposed to "shut up and answer it already?" Or ...

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