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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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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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Is the community here tolerant of polling questions?

I came across this question yesterday: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/25658/should-i-buy-place-on-altcoindesk-tk I figured that it would be closed because it is a simple polling question ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters. What about essential 1 character edits?

I don't know if this can be changed specifically for the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site, or whether it needs to be changed for Stack Exchange as a whole. Even if there is individual site fine grained ...
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Is anyone planning on attending or speaking at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago, 2014?

There is another Bitcoin conference event in Chicago this July. It looks like it is going to be a big event, and similar to how Murch asked if any community members were considering attending the ...
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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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