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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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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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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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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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How should questions that function like reviews be handled?

There are a few questions popping up every now and then that want to get the answer about reliability of services based on the rating of the answer. For example: "Please list one service per answer (...
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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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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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Is it worth creating tag synonyms for seldom used tags?

Eg donation and donate have currently been used once each. If they were to be set up as synonym, it's not clear which would be the "master" tag (if it matters). Should such cases be left until they'...
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Are crackpot ideas for attacking Bitcoin on-topic?

I have a question, but I'm not sure its topical for this site. In brief, I think I've thought of a way to commit fraud against the whole bitcoin network with significantly less than 51% of hashing ...
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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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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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When should questions be deleted?

What should the policy about deleting questions be? When does a question "migrate" from from being closed to deletion? As a specific example, I asked this question about the legality of raising money ...
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Are tag badges created automatically?

The reason I ask is because we now have 100 mining questions but the wording of descriptions on tag badges is vague. Per this answer: What are tag badges? How do they work? A tag must appear on a ...
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Bitcoin SE Chat

Are there some guidelines of what people should be using the chat for, like discussions strictly related to Bitcoins, or is it more of a free chat with people from this SE, so some off-topic is ...
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Moderator workload

How much more work does on average a moderator have on this StackExchange, compared to a higher ranked user? Is it just having to have some last word on some close/flag/ban disputes, or is there more ...
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Bitcoin Meta tags descriptions

Is there a way to write tag descriptions in the meta part of this SE? I tried doing that just now and I don't seem to be able to (whereas on the main SE there is no problem with that).
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Should questions phrased in future tense be changed once event has occured?

As an example: When did merged Namecoin-Bitcoin mining start? The event has already occured thus the question seems out of place. One option would be to simply close the question however there is a ...
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Synonyms concerning [osx] and [mac]

Should [mac] be synonymous to [osx]? Rarely would one refer to a mac machine without referring to the os, so they are pretty closely linked. Should [osx] be renamed or perhaps made synonymous to [...
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Should [pools] and [mining-pools] be synonyms?

The tags are basically the same anyway.
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Should operating system related tags be all synonyms?

We have [ios], [osx], [windows] and [windows7], most of them have not been used at all. Should there be a tag [os] created and have all those other tags be synonyms for it? If someone discusses some ...
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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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Economics migration criteria

The Economics SE is now in private beta (link might not work yet) and before it goes public and we gain the ability to migrate to it, I'd like to discuss the criteria we use to determine if an ...
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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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Can we have question migration to other stack exchanges?

I would like to be able to vote to close a question to Crypto SE or Money SE.
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Too localized questions

I read somewhere that StackExchange sites aim at creating a knowledge base that will last for years, maybe decades. Asking "intemporal" questions at Stack Overflow is really easy because the answer to ...
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Is it important that a title is phrased as a question?

Many questions don't have their titles phrased as a question. Some examples: Strange transaction (block 71036) Best GPUs for Mining Business-grade Bitcoind implementation Push notification of ...
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How can this site support questions in foreign languages?

Here is an example of someone asking a question in a foreign language, and the difficulty that arises. Could speculation some day rise bitcoin to the moon? How can this site support others in ...
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How come the tag excerpt doesn't match what's in the wiki?

I was scanning through tags and noticed that the excerpt for protocol says "transfer cryptocurrencies" which is just horrible. But when I clicked in to edit it I found "Questions relating to the ...
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Should [attack] and [attacks] be synonyms?

There are two distinct tags [attack] (with 2 questions) and [attacks] (with 5 questions). Should we merge these? Update: Tags have been merged
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How to review questions with votes to close?

Is there a way to see all questions that currently have votes to close by someone? Seems like it would be useful to have community members be able to look through any questions with close votes all at ...
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Bitcoins Day Destroyed - 9K Views

I noticed that the What are “bitcoin days destroyed”? question has 9K views. It is indeed a good question, but why is the view count so high? Is it a bug? Most questions, even the highest voted ones, ...
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People upvoting incorrect or offtopic answers

In a way, I'm happy that our community has taken to heart the "vote early, vote often" maxim. But it's starting to be a real problem that answers which do not answer a question seem to be getting ...
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Questionable Threads - Are these on-or off topic?

Post questionable threads here, using one reply per thread. No need to vote on each one (as then the people that reported the thread get down voted), but please add comments to each thread reasoning ...
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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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Website performance after two weeks

I have been checking the website statistics and here is what I have noticed: There were a lot of questions asked in private beta, but the number is slowly decreasing. The last time we had 15 ...
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How much detail on questionable content?

We all knew this one was going to come up eventually: someone has added detailed instructions for accessing Silk Road to this question. I'm against it for two reasons: Detailed info about specific ...
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Is there a way to resolve the ‘client’ and ‘developement’ tags ambiguities?

client (26 occurrences) has currently several uses related to: (~15) the main bitcoin client (~9) a (possibly alternative) bitcoin client (~2) a generic client (networking term) for various web and ...
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What is worth preserving about this question?

I'm not a fan of this question, or any question where all the answers are going to consist of "My predictions are", "I think", and "It seems". But others don't appear to feel the same way. What is ...
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Who should control the bitcoin discussion? [closed]

The bitcoin forum was recently hacked and the forum will now be hosted by Tibanne, a japanese company and owner of the largest bitcoin exchange. Is it better for a third party such as stack exchange ...
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Some PR for Bitcoin SE

Can we link to Bitcoin SE from the wiki? Where would be appropriate to link from? Can we get a link to be a sticky thread in the forums? Any more ideas? OnlyOneTV?
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Can we add an IRC channel to the FAQ?

We have setup an IRC channel on Freenode. At #bitcoin-stackexchange. Nanotube has set up a bot there that echos new questions, so that people in the room can see whenever a new question is posted. ...
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What is too basic to ask?

What questions do we consider too basic to ask? This question of mine had 5 upvotes but was closed by Robert Cartaino (who is a StackExchange employee so there was no "vote to close" action). Robert ...
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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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Should we standardise some terminology?

In the spirit of this question, I thought it might be a good idea to standardise some terms that get used in a lot of different ways. Some examples: block chain or blockchain or block-chain double ...
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Should questions about programming Bitcoin applications be on topic?

One Area51 example prohibits qusetions such as "Should I use urllib, urllib2, or something else to communicate with bitcoind from Python?". Still, I think more specific question such as this one ...
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Should we feature Bitcoin receiving addresses for contributors?

There is another Bitcoin forum called witcoin and they have implemented an interesting system: You have to pay bitcoins to post and cast votes, and you get a revenue share on replies and upvotes. ...
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Sort questions by FAQ?

I am confused what the sort criteria is when selecting FAQ on the main questions link: http://f.cl.ly/items/3V0K1u3R3F0P2L0P380n/Screen%20Shot%202011-09-07%20at%2012.51.26%20PM.png Do we eventually ...
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When does the Public Beta start? [closed]

For a while it was always coming in the next few hours, and now it just says "soon." Does anyone know when the public beta is planned to start?

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