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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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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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Reminder: Please don't just answer bad questions, edit them into shape

If you find a bad question (see bottom), please don't waste your time on writing a good answer. Rather use one of the following approaches: Improve the question to an acceptable level, then answer it....
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Are GPU-specific hardware questions on topic?

This question appears to be about building a mining rig and installing a bunch of GPU cards. Something goes wrong, and the OP has a question. Arguments for on-topic: Installing a bunch of GPUs is ...
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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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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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Collecting questions related to Mt.Gox' insolvency

I am attempting to collect questions that are related to the Mt.Gox insolvency and linking them here. Please provide any additional suggestions as answers or suggested edits to the question. Mt.Gox ...
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Why do i need to have reputation before i can vote?

I see some real good answers on this site but I can't vote and I can't comment. How do i get reputation points the quickest?
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Is a “Does X exist?”-type question a product recommendation?

We have had a lot of questions closed as product recommendations. I feel that this is appropriate when somebody asks "What is the best X?", while there is a multitude of options. However, when ...
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At what point do I flag “not an answer”?

I see a lot of answers to questions that could be better as a comment, is it just to flag these as "not an answer"? The dialog in the flag box tells me answers-as-comments should be flagged but I don'...
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Vertical space without grey quotation box

hello my name is Mike.. good to meet You all ..i am new here, question is how do i do Big spaces without grey box? i tried doing enters, to make spaces, Only the grey box with spaces in front lets ...
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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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Let's get critical: Feb 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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Do tags for specific countries make sense?

I have just been scanning the newest tags and we now have bulgaria, australia, uk, eu, and probably a bunch more. As far as I understand, we consider questions about "how to buy coins in specific ...
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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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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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Theme for Bitcoin Stack Exchange [duplicate]

It seems as though Bitcoin Stack Exchange is in top 30 of most trafficated sites: http://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic Most sites in the top 30 have a custom theme. Also people might get ...
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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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Weeding out bad tags initiative 2014

During the process of burninating [tag:software], I found other ill-defined tags. I have collected them for us to tackle together. It's time to sort out this tagging mess. Let's get this started. ...
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Bitcoin SE Needs YOU! - A call for moderators

We're looking for a few good mods! Bitcoin Stack Exchange has been growing at an exponential rate. You've done a fantastic job of positioning this site as an authoritative Q&A for not just Bitcoin,...
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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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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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Are questions about alternative coins allowed?

Can we ask and answer questions about Litecoin, Yacoin and other types of altcoins?
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A lot of sock puppet accounts on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site

I am aware the the Bitcoin site has its own Meta, but that meta was last active on the 6th of January so am posting here also. I'm more of a lurker on Bitcoin Stack Exchange than an actual user, but ...
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Should questions on bitcoin theft be closed?

As an example, this is a recent question - Bitcoin theft from Coinbase account being hacked This is the second or third time I've seen this type of question. It's boils down to someone complaining ...
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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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Build and Compiling synonymous?

Are the two tags build and compiling synonymous?
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Bitcoin SE Twitter account

I'd like to follow the official Bitcoin SE Twitter account to keep up to date with questions here, but it looks like it hasn't been updated since May. It's got over 1320 followers, so is probably a ...
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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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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 to change the FAQ

In our FAQ it is clearly says that this site is not about politics. I just created a suggestion to open a site just for that. Will it be rude for me to ask you to mention this site in the FAQ, as ...
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localbitcoins Tag for LocalBitcoins.com

My suggestion is to create a tag called 'Localbitcoins' or 'Localbitcoins.com' for users with questions about the Local Bitcoins website. This could potentially conflict with the local tag, however I ...
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When to flag “not an answer”?

I have been flagging a lot of answers lately that were actually no answers, but comments or new questions - today one of those flags was declined, because "it shouldn't be used to flag wrong answers", ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 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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What can be done about incomplete and inadequate answers? The quality of answers here is low compared to other stackexchange sites

I've asked a number of questions in the past and I generally get "okay" answers, but almost never does the question I originally asked get answered in full. It's often the case that I get an answer ...
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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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