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Congratulations! Bitcoin is graduating!

You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Bitcoin met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. ...
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Reminder: Please don't just answer bad questions

If you find a bad question (see bottom), please don't waste your time on writing a good answer. Rather use one of the following approaches: Improve the question to an acceptable level, then answer it....
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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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Unconfirmed transaction? >> Read this! <<

If you're experiencing trouble getting your transaction to confirm, please read Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it? before asking a new question. Thank you.
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Happy New Year!

I hope you had/will have a great party when the date line comes to your latitudes! I'm sure, we'll see amazing advances in Cryptocurrencies in 2015, and Bitcoin.SE will be the place to ask and answer ...
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A reminder about plagarism

Spambots are becoming more sophisticated. Recently, we've had a rash of them on Bitcoin SE which programmatically write answers. They copy text from a related article, and post it here. This creates ...
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Bitcoin SE has two new Moderators! Please give a warm welcome to Stephen and Nick!

One of our Christmas presents had still been in transit, but on 5th of January it arrived: We've got two new moderators! As you might have noticed, Stephen and Nick had already stepped up before ...
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Canonical question for tracing IP address of transactions

Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed a several recent questions regarding trying to find the originating IP address of a transaction or Bitcoin address. Perhaps this is due to the proliferation of ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Please tell new users where to post questions!

Frequently, new users will post questions as an answer. For example: New users don't mean any harm - they just don't know that we want questions to be posted as their own separate question. When ...
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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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“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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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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 ...
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Please help on First Post Reviews

Good news! We have lots of new users asking questions on Bitcoin.Stackexchange.com. However, that means that we currently get about 20-30 new reviews every day. Especially, Badr Bellaj, Jestin, and ...
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Disclosure announcement: I've joined BitGo

I'm happy to announce that I've joined BitGo, Inc. as a software engineer. I don't think that this will influence my contributions here, but if the case should ever arise that a moderation task would ...
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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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We should change the 'review request' close reason to include products

The question that inspired this: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/38871/i-want-to-make-investment-in-btc-mining-machine It's being closed for this reason: Questions seeking service ...
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Lots of anonymous edits that just alter punctuation

The review queue for suggested edits has a lot of edits "by an anonymous user" that don't seem to make any substantive changes, but replace various punctuation characters by HTML entity versions of ...
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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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5 duplicates, which one is the best?

There are five duplicates. Which of them should stay, which of them should be duplicates? json-rpc api works locally but getting "Connection Refused" remotely rpc error: code = Unknown desc ...
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Off-topic Qs: Service reviews that are obviously scams

I'm posting in regards to this question By the strictest reading of the site rules, asking for a review of a website/service is off-limits. However, in the example above, I think it is quite ...
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2017-12-23: On the first day of Christmas break, my mods gave me…

A nice little Christmas cleanup: Retagged all questions with untagged Renamed deterministic into deterministic-wallets Added tag info to private-key-export, fragmentation, inventory, transaction-...
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Community Wiki for Bitcoin

I noticed that on some popular stack exchange sites there are community wikis such as StackOverflow and Unix StackExchange. Since we've graduated from beta, do we also get to start a community wiki?
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PSA: Please don't post a multitude of link-only answers with url-shortener links

We recently had a new user post eight answers in a short amount of time. They all linked to a website obfuscated by the same shortener url, and didn't provide much explanation what they were linking ...
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Hey! Welcome to new users, find us in chat if you have questions!

I've been seeing some new names popping up on answers. Welcome to Bitcoin.SE! Welcome back, if you're returning. :) I've seen a few flags on obsolete comments, thanks for that as well. If you need ...
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PSA: Waves of useless suggested edits on Bitcoin.SE

Please be aware that we have had and may continue to have huge surges of suggested edits on the site. An anonymous user apparently is using a script to replace special characters with differently ...
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Tags “price” and “exchange-rate” appear to be synonymous

The tags price and exchange-rate appear to be synonymous. We should merge them. Which one should we keep as the master of the synonym pair?
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Are you interested in us moderators posting about activities on Bitcoin.SE?

Would you think a topic on "meta" where we mods and any other users can post about their administrative activities on Bitcoin.SE. each month would be interesting/engaging for the site's users? What'...
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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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Suggestion: Closed-source cryptocurrencies should be off topic

I think that closed-source cryptocurrency questions should be declared off-topic, because they are usually impossible to answer. Example: Here says After having launched bootstrap ...
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What can we do to better support questions about other cryptocurrencies?

Apparently, there still is the sentiment that Bitcoin.SE is only for Bitcoin related questions. As the community has discussed a long time before, we would like to be a platform for questions about ...
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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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[tag:resilience]

Both questions with resilience are also tagged weaknesses, and nothing else. Should we delete it?
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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 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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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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Canonical Answer for “my payment went through, but the sender is not acknowledging it”

I just answered Bitcoin successfully deducted on sender wallet but did not reached receiver wallet, and I think I've seen a few similar questions in the past months. Let's collect similar topics ...
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Should MathJax be enabled on cryptocurrency sites?

Even Code Review, Game Development, furthermore, World Building has MathJax "Latex rendering". I believe it'd be really useful if it was enabled on Bitcoin SE. For the full list: https://meta....
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I have a question for a post on the Bitcoin site. Can I post a long FAQ Q&A on bitcoin and cryptocurrency?

Well, as the title says, am I able to post a long FAQ Q&A on bitcoin and cryptocurrency? I feel like it could help some people. Would it be considered off-topic? Example: Why does X happen? ...
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Questions about the Bitcoin market are off-topic here, right?

Looking here https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and here Are questions about trading on-topic? I conclude that questions about the Bitcoin market are off-topic here, right? I'm not ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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PSA: Warning about Electron Cash wallet

There have been multiple questions / reports now about the Electron Cash wallet stealing users BCC. There has been a official warning as well on the Electrum website: The person who distributes the ...
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I've burninated a few tags, sorry for the mess on the frontpage

I've manually burninated the following tags: control: Multiple topics, so I replaced it with governance, ownership, coin-control speed: Multiple topics, replaced with hashrate, transaction-capacity, ...
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Which tags would be a more suitable replacement for the tag “server”?

I’ve been having a look at server. It is failing to define a proper category: It’s meaningless by itself, has no definition, and unlikely to be used correctly just based on its name. It’s being used ...
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Meet at 32C3 in Hamburg

I'm at the Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg right now. If someone wants to meet, I come by the Bitcoin Assembly frequently. ;) We have a Satoshi Square at 3pm every day there.
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Take another run at tagging on Bitcoin.SE?

There is still a bunch of tags left that need work from the Weeding out bad tags initiative 2014. I’d be willing to invest some time to go through the tags once more and pre-select some to work on. ...
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Let's merge 'blockchain-wallet-app' into 'blockchain.info'

We have a tag called blockchain-wallet-app. It deals with substantially the same issues as the blockchain.info, and is used interchangeably. Examples: I have Blockchain.info wallet which i can't ...

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