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Stepping down as moderator

I'm stepping down as moderator of Bitcoin StackExchange. I find that I haven't been able to make the needed time commitment to the site. Thanks to Murch, Stephen, and the StackExchange CM's. It's ...
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Who should the moderators be? [Nomination]

Since the other "Who should the moderators be" question turned out to be more of a discussion about what makes a good moderator I thought that we'd start this topic that is just for nominating and ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Coinciding with your having just graduated, all y'all are scheduled for an election next week, October 16th.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an ...
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How do we handle legal advice / questions on legality?

This question was closed almost immediately since it asked for legal advice. I think that the decision was correct in this particular case since the quote in the question is probably already as good ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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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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Usage of the off-topic reason “customer relationship”

I feel like the customer relationship close reason is perhaps getting a bit overused lately. IIRC, it was originally meant for questions e.g. about customers not receiving a deposit on an account or ...
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Can we remove “based on actual problems that you face. ” from the FAQ?

The FAQ contains this sentence: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. I think a lot if not most of the questions right now don't fit this ...
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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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The 'technical' and 'configuration' tags

I believe these two are meta tags. If they're not, then I don't know how they're supposed to be used. For (technical), it's got to be a technical question about something. Whatever it is, that's the ...
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Promotional Ideas?

So how should we go about promoting the site, once it's live? I recognize some faces from the forums so obviously the links in our forum sigs worked, and I'm sure the link we placed on the Wiki did ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Zcash‽

Zcash is about to be released today. It's a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency implementing the Zerocash scheme. It promises complete transactional confidentiality. A bold claim, will it stand up to scrutiny?...
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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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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 current ...
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What does the 'basics' tag mean?

We now have 7 questions tagged 'basics'. What does this tag actually mean? In my opinion, it is too ambiguous and we should remove/change it.
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Option to migrate to Ethereum SE, Monero SE and IOTA SE

Lots of questions belong to these subs. It'd allow these questions to be answered.
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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, in ...
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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Scalability‽

Scalability has been a hot topic in the Bitcoin community for some months, and we've got it covered somewhat already with 60 questions tagged on the site. Please use scalability to tag your questions,...
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Can we create the tag bitcoinjs?

The system refused to let me create it, because bitcoinj already exists. These are two distinct libraries.
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What's the problem with syntax highlighting?

Any reasons for syntax highlighting not working on main and meta? (Even when specified explicitly with <!-- language: lang-cpp -->) // small test bool this_is_awesome = false;
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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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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Please post answers as answers, not as comments!

For the Stackexchange system to work properly, we need answers to be posted as such. Lately, I have seen a lot of comments that contain at least a rough seed for an answer posted on questions. While ...
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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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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Replace-by-Fee‽

Replace-by-Fee (RBF) is a flag that marks transactions as replaceable until they are confirmed. Currently, we have eight questions about Replace-by-Fee, let's ask and learn! Please use replace-by-...
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Three tags for Transaction Malleability

We currently have at least three tags for transaction malleability: txid-malleability, malleability, transaction-malleability.
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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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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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When to flag low-quality, flag “not an answer”, and when to downvote answers?

We have some strange low-quality flags most days, so I think perhaps a discussion on the best practice would be in order. The Very Low Quality flag is intended to be used for posts that are beyond ...
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Any plans for bitcoin documentation?

I am new to this site and wanted to get some knowledge about bitcoins and was wondering if there is any plan for a wiki for this website? just like there is one on stackoverflow.
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about TumbleBit‽

TumbleBit is a second layer protocol that allows payment hubs to offer trustless anonymous payments to their users. Currently, we have three questions about TumbleBit, let's ask and learn! Please ...
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“Graphs” and “Charts” are pretty similar tags, should they be merged and in which direction?

"Graphs" and "Charts" are very similar tags. Should they be merged? If yes, in which direction?
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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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What is the focus of the tag Software? Remove it?

It is not clear to me what the focus of software is supposed to be. Most software used with Bitcoin can either be specified more distinctly, as "wallet", "client", "miner", "website", "exchange", or ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...

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