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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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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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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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Off-topic posts and suggesting an alternative

Regarding cdecker's comment at https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/13413/how-to-change-uri-handler-from-bitcoin-qt-to-electrum#comment17221_13413 I don't mean to aim any criticism at cdecker,...
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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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Does the [coinbase] tag refer to the business or coinbase transactions?

The [coinbase] tag does not have a description yet, however seems to currently be used for both the business and in the meaning of 'coinbase' transaction. Does the [coinbase] tag refer to the ...
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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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Nobody is participating in the review queues

I'll be blunt: Why is the review queue completely stagnant? Do people not take pride in this site? Do people not like keeping it clean? Do people not want to improve it? I can't participate in ...
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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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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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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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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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This site should be renamed

Given that questions about Ripple and other crypto-currencies are considered on-topic: Should this SE also cover questions about Ripple? I think this site should be renamed to something like "Crypto-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[tag:resilience]

Both questions with resilience are also tagged weaknesses, and nothing else. Should we delete it?
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Can we find a better tag for this?

I don't really like the tag "marketing" for the question What is a good way to concisely explain Bitcoin? It sounds to much like this is a strategy-to-promote-bitcoin site instead of the factual Q ...
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Subscribing to a Question

I apologise if this has been asked previously elsewhere, but is there currently / could there be any facility to subscribe to a question? I frequently find questions that are very interesting, and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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