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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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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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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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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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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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Have the FAQ explicitly allow other crypto-currencies / bitcoin forks

The Area 51 proposal originally included "Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies". I think the FAQ should be changed to include this explicitly. The ones I'm thinking of are currently Bitcoin forks (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Completely changing the meaning of the question body for “How does 'Sign Message' work?”

This question has what seems to be a useful title, and in fact the answer provided does answer that question. However, the body of the question goes off on a tangent that is going to be unhelpful to ...
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Should references to the bitcoin.org client use a standard name for it? What should it be?

This issue was mentioned in the answer to this question, but I don't see any further discussion. Terms used so far include: official client main client bitcoin.org client Satoshi client original ...
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Which tag is appropriate for MultiBit and Electrum clients: “thin-clients” or “lightweight-clients”?

Currently, there are 2 questions using the "thin-client" tag and there is no tag description. A thin client application is defined in Wikipedia as "simply one which relies on its server to process ...
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Synonyms - [payment] and [payments]

Should we make [payments] a synonym to [payment]? It's rather a no-brainer.
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Are questions that would function as peer reviews in scope of this SE?

Say someone wanted to know what is the opinion of the Bitcoin community on "On Bitcoin and Red Balloons" - whether what Microsoft has written about Bitcoin is accurate, or did they make some errors on ...
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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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What is the limit of self-answering?

I'm relatively new to SE and claim no experience on this issue, but this question seems beyond the boundaries of reasonable self-answering. The user behind it, imz, asked two others (here and here) of ...
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Just found a bunch of posts which are just links to random discussions from Bitcoin Talk…

The Bitcoin Stackechange is not intended to be a place for discussions, but a place for answers. These rencent posts 1 (with self answer), 2 (with self answer), 3 (with self answer) are just trying ...
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Should we create token questions for some problems that come up often?

Some basic questions come up every now and then, like "why am I stuck synchronizing at X?". Most of them are dealing with some specific user issue, so creating an answer encompassing all variants of ...
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are questions regarding buy and sell bitcoin operators acceptable?

I am having a hard time finding information regarding market operators of bitcoin that operate near where i live (Panama), i've seen lot of confusing information on the internet and is hard to know ...
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Why is Gavin listed twice on the “Top Beta Users” list?

The Top Beta Users List shows gavinandresen twice. Is this a bug? I asked this in area51 but maybe this meta site is a better place for it.
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Can we establish some sort of policy about slander?

An increasing number of questions on this forum focus on specific individuals or organizations within the bitcoin community, rather than bitcoin itself. Some of them border on slander, like this ...
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Somebody has rigged the voting system, I'm leaving

When I downvote questions by ripper234 my votes mysteriously vanish, but when I upvote his questions the upvote stays. Must be pretty easy to get a huge rep by spamming the site with dumb questions ...
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Why was this duplicate question reopened?

I believe this question was closed as a dup (I voted to close it). Who reopened it? Why?
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Is Open Transactions on topic?

It's not exactly a derived crypto-currency, but it's an enabler technology that seems to be getting more integrated with Bitcoin. Are questions on OT on topic here?
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David, why did you edit my question's title?

Not trying to start a flame war, merely to understand. You apporved @eldentyrell's edit, that I have reverted and he then re-did. You didn't post anything about this, not as a comment and not on ...
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Should specific hardware problem questions be closed as “too localised”?

Should questions about specific hardware problems be close as "too localised"? For example, a question like this: Help locating bottleneck on new mining rig Seems to be a quite specific problem. ...
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Code Syntax Highlighting - Is Code In-Scope For Bitcoin.SE?

Stéphane Gimenez asked this question earlier today and it would make sense to me if the code syntax highlighting option were enabled for Bitcoin.SE. Granted we're nowhere near SO levels of code-...
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Which time zone are the statistics based on to calculate badges?

eg for the "Suffrage" badge ("Used 30 votes in a day"), when does the day start? (Alternatively, it could be based on a rolling 24hrs, but I doubt it because that would seem unnecessarily complicated!...
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“alternatives” tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions that are about a specific alternate blockchain be tagged alternative-blockchains? I think the "alternatives" tag is pointless and harmful, and it would be ...
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Can we open the “How to buy BTC” question?

How do you obtain bitcoins? This was closed because: This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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Do we have too many unanswered questions?

25 open questions with no answer with an upvote or acceptance. Should we try harder to answer these questions? Or is it normal for the community at this stage?

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