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How should we handle outdated answers to questions?

As time goes on, some questions and answers are getting out of date.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 bitcoin-qt and standard-client be synonymous?

Shouldn't bitcoin-qt and standard-client be synonyms? If not, what is the difference (so that the tag-wiki can be filled in)?
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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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Is it okay to ask for money donations in an answer?

This answer has both a BTC and LTC address and asks for donations if the answer helped. Is this acceptable? To me, this seems somewhat unprofessional; StackExchange is a professional Q&A service,...
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The tags [development], [programming], [source] and [code]

The development tag is widely used but lacks a description. The programming tag has been made a synonym of it. There is also the source tag that has the following description: Specifically refers ...
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Squash 90% of the exchange questions?

One of the most asked questions in the bitcoin 'verse is the one of "Which exchanges? Where to buy?" According to the FAQ these questions are deemed as off-topic, however, it would provide value to ...
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Why don't people reference source-code?

Why do people so rarely reference source-code when responding to questions. It's like giving lemonade to people looking for lemons.
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How to handle recurring questions?

This week alone, I have seen at least three questions that boil down to "How do I use a paper wallet in order to store bitcoins offline?" Since there seem to be several FAQ like that which keep ...
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Aren't recommendation questions off-topic?

I've recently joined this site due to my growing interest in Bitcoins, as well as to fight the flood of spam that's been coming in. In the meantime, I've been going through old questions, and came ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 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 are 'wallet' and 'e-wallet' tagged as synonyms?

I admit I don't fully understand the tagging system, but we seem to have 'wallet' and 'e-wallet' tagged as synonyms. They have nothing whatsoever to do with each other. The tag 'wallet' is for ...
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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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Should we tolerate questions about buying illegal drugs or similar stuff?

Recently the question https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/12007/2355 was asked. It is about using Silk Road. Should we really tolerate questions about buying illegal drugs or similar stuff? This is ...
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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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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 we split up posts that ask many questions at once?

As an example, let's look at this post. It asks, essentially, 3 questions: How do Bitcoin nodes know which hash to work on? What determines what a valid block is? How do I submit a valid block to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Where have all / The upvotes gone?

When this stack exchange started, we voted early and often. Halfway decent questions got 3-5 votes, good ones 8-10, and excellent ones 15 or more. Nowadays it's rare for me to see a question with 5 ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 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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Can we create the tag 'bitcoinjs' again?

This was raised a while back, but the tag seems to have gotten deleted. I'd like to tag this question as well as all of these.
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What is the intended use of the technical-analysis tag?

I always assumed that the technical-analysis tag referred to technical chart analysis, i.e. the prediction of future BTC exchange rates based on chart patterns and the psychology of trading. However, ...
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At what point can we modify the appearance of the site?

I think we're about due for a cool custom design for this site. What needs to happen in order to make that a reality?
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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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Please stop this abusive behaviour!

We have clearly established that Ripple questions and other cryptocurrencies questions are in-topic, but there still are users that downvote and close-vote all such questions. I'm getting really ...
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Should moderators downvote without explanation?

Supposedly there are kids on the forum who downvote for various reasons. However there is ample evidence that some mods are downvoting as they please, based on criteria only known to themselves. This ...
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Should we remove the 'technology' tag?

technology isn't a meaningful tag. Shall we remove it?
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Question quality standards

Why doesn't the following question meet quality standards? Title:Ripple ledger Question: How can one download and analyse Ripple ledger? Tag:Ripple I also made the title the same as the question ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I delete the tag, “puzzle”?

I have (accidentally) created a tag, puzzle. Should I delete this tag?
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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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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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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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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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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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“Business” or “businesses”

There are two tags on this wiki - business and businesses. Which one should we keep?
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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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What should our FAQ contain? Part 1 - “What kind of questions can I ask here?”

Bump January 26, 2013. I have added eMansipater's suggestion to the FAQ. /D.H. It's time to start working on our FAQ which is one of The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta. The first section of the ...

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