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Prerequisite readings for users

I don't understand half the questions of the site. There seems to be a certain level of affluence by the participants of bitcoin. Probably the community doesn't want novel, advanced questions to be ...
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Tag for “time between blocks”: Block-Interval or Block-Solution-Time?

We seem to have several tags that collect questions on the same topic (and a lot of the questions about it aren't properly tagged at all). The questions concerned with the time between blocks seem to ...
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Questions motivating users to do malicious changes to source code

I'm working on changing the Bitcoin Source Code in order to rebuild a selfish node. Do you think asking detailed questions on Bitcoin.SE beta is a tolerable idea? I think maybe this could motivate ...
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What should our policy about asking for practical advice on breaking security be?

This recent question asks how to fix a tool for scanning for duplicate R values. There are two major purposes for a tool like this: Researching how common a security vulnerability is, and Exploiting ...
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Flag on own comment

Can I somehow attract mod's attention to my own comment on an answer for validity? I'm not sure if my comment is complete or not. Example: Where is coinbase transaction after a hacker successfully ...
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Updated an answered question with a fix suggested in answer

I'm not sure if to start a bounty or to start a new question in this case: I asked a question about building a tinily modified bitcoin source code and got a plausible answer and updated my question. ...
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A guideline to evaluating Link-Only anwers

I've just run into a few link-only answers again. This time I found a useful guideline to decide whether they are worth keeping or not. good example: Shog9 wrote a longer explanation on meta....
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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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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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Attention needed on comment of old question

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, so excuse me in advance! How can I draw attention to my related question/comment on an old question asked by someone else? Can I simply ...
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Can we narrow the scope of this question?

Can we narrow the scope of this question? Is guadagnarebitcoins a scam? I found this site: http://guadagnarebitcoins.altervista.org What do you think? Is it a scam? Are there ways to ...
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Should we have an official policy on referrals?

This question has a referral ID in a link in the question, meaning that the user gets a kickback whenever someone visits through that link and buys something. I think that this ought to be against ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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Suggestion: synonym [bip16] to [p2sh]

I think we should merge bip16 into p2sh. They cover the same topic, and P2SH is more descriptive.
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How come I can't put math equations in my questions or answers?

Compare the same question on Bitcoin with the one on Cryptography I think the second one is much clearer. How do various stackexchange sites decide on this and how does it get turned on?
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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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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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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 would be better tags for “What is Bitcoin?”

What is Bitcoin? is currently tagged with exchanges, which doesn't seem very fitting. What would be better tags for the question?
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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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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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Why can't I choose from more SE sites?

This question just popped up, and I thought it belonged on another site in the SE environment, as it is more about programming an application, instead of bitcoin. I wanted to flag it, but I could just ...
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Bitcoin SE - Seeking Community Moderators To Help This Site Stay Awesome!

Your community moderators have been incredibly busy over the last few months. There's more discussion happening on meta, the overall quality of the site has come up considerably, and the reduction in ...
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Please don't hide information by editing Links to non-descript linktexts

Lately, there has been doing a lot of minor touch up editing, mostly adding code markers, removing of extraneous text and other improvements of readability. It is much appreciated. One thing, however,...
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How should questions that function like reviews be handled?

There are a few questions popping up every now and then that want to get the answer about reliability of services based on the rating of the answer. For example: "Please list one service per answer (...
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Are specific mining hardware questions topcial?

Are specific questions about miner setups etc topical eg. Will x miner work with x pcu Will x miner hardware work with x software
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We should have a new “subjective/argumentative” post notice

While there are some questions on Bitcoin.SE that have objective answers, a lot of our questions are more subjective than that. In the early days of this SE they were met with close votes, yet, I do ...
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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 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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Are questions about websites central to the community on topic?

Today, someboday asked a question about a feature on Bitcointalk.org: Why can't some members vote on bitcointalk.org? I am not sure if there is a consensus here, whether such questions about web-...
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Please help put tags on [Untagged] questions!

We have burninated almost thirty useless, terrible, or ambiguous tags today, and could use some help: Pick a question that has the untagged tag and fix the whole question: title grammar errors typos ...
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Should we merge 'lost' and 'recovery'?

lost and recovery generally cover the same ground. I think that lost should be a synonym of recovery.
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Implementing LaTeX?

Quite often, I find the need to include mathematical expressions, and currently it is very awkward to typeset them. (I typically use fixed-width mode for that since is looks a bit better.) Could we ...
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What is the tag “miner” referring to?

I was just looking through tags and was wondering what miner refers to, because it has no tag wiki, but is a fairly often used tag (56x at time of this question). Does miner refer to persons engaging ...
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Suggestion: Remove “Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve.”

This is one of our close reasons: Questions seeking product recommendations or service reviews are off-topic because they tend to become outdated quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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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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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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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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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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Suggestion: Merge nxtcoin into nxt

nxtcoin and nxt discuss the same thing. nxt has slightly more questions, and already has a tag wiki; we should keep that one, and merge nxtcoin into it.
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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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Let's get critical: Aug 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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How could our “Off-Topic close reasons” be improved? What would be another useful one?

We currently have three Off-Topic Close Reasons: This question does not appear to be about Bitcoin within the scope defined in the help center. (Default Off-Topic Close Reason) Questions on ...
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Why can't I retag this question?

The question debug window of wallets needs to be retagged since it has the irrelevant mining-pools tag. I have 3714 rep but for some reason the "edit tags" button does not appear when I hover. I ...
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Should questions tagged with “bitcoin-protocol” also be tagged as “protocol”?

The [protocol] tag: For questions relating to the protocols by which crypto-currencies are transferred. The [bitcoin-protocol] tag: For questions relating to the protocol by which ...
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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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The North American Bitcoin Conference, Chicago, 2014 - Sponsorship Proposal

I would like to attend The North American Bitcoin Conference, Chicago, 2014 and promote Stack Exchange and specifically Bitcoin.StackExchange.com and the community there. Who - The North American ...
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E-cash P2P instead Bitcoin?

I suggest change this Stack Exchange name from Bitcoin to Electronic Cash P2P or something like that. There are a lot of altcoins question already.
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Closed as “exact duplicate” due to significant overlap

Is it okay to close a question as an "exact duplicate" when it is not in fact an exact duplicate? I'm not suggesting that word for word identical questions should be required, of course. My question ...

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