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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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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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Questions with different answers depending on country/region

There are a couple of question on the site now which could have a lot of different answers depending on what country you're in. What is the current legal status of Bitcoin around the world? What are ...
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How is the privileges list made?

I noticed that privileges here on our website can be acquired with a significant lower score than on other SE sites (ex: a trusted user at StackOverflow or Superuser requires 20000 reputation while ...
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A reminder about plagarism

Spambots are becoming more sophisticated. Recently, we've had a rash of them on Bitcoin SE which programmatically write answers. They copy text from a related article, and post it here. This creates ...
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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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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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Why does BitcoinSE attract particularly low quality posts?

I've never posted in Meta before, and I rarely use SE. So this question may be considered rude, unfair, or "too meta". I genuinely don't know, but I want to ask anyway. This is the closest thing I ...
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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 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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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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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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Closed as “exact duplicate” due to significant overlap

Is it okay to close a question as an "exact duplicate" when it is not in fact an exact duplicate? I'm not suggesting that word for word identical questions should be required, of course. My question ...
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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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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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How do we improve question and answer quality?

I've noticed a few questions on here that are pretty, well, chatty, and a lot of answers where people are just offering their opinion on the poster's question. Since we want this to be the premier ...
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Need Help: Retag of [mining]

What's happening? mining has been deprecated and all questions where it appears are getting retagged. Why? Mining is a central topic in cryptocurrencies. It deserves more than one tag. By ...
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Possible canonical question: “I sent coins but recipient won't credit my account”

We have a lot of questions recently along the lines of the following: I sent coins to service X which was supposed to credit them to my account (or deliver a product, etc). The transaction is ...
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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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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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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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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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Are questions on how much Bitcoin does a person/business have fair game?

Should questions like "How much revenue Mezza Grill generated?" and the yet to be asked "How much Bitcoin does Mt. Gox have?" fair play? I did ask the question about Mezza Grill, but in second ...
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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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Help - New user wishing to post University Survey

I'm a Uni student who is currently conducting research into determinants of cryptocurrency investment behaviour. I have a 10-15min survey that I'd like to get responses from people who are trading in ...
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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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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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As of 2017, are altcoin-specific questions off-topic?

To be clear, I am referring to questions which have nothing to do with Bitcoin like this: What does one need to do to earn Decred through PoS? Considering the author (@highly-irregular) has been ...
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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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Questions that should be directed to customer service of service providers should be off topic

Questions like these: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/45969/lost-my-blockchain-wallet-id-and-my-email-account-has-been-hacked-i-do-not-have https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Questions motivating users to do malicious changes to source code

I'm working on changing the Bitcoin Source Code in order to rebuild a selfish node. Do you think asking detailed questions on Bitcoin.SE beta is a tolerable idea? I think maybe this could motivate ...
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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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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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Asking question to which you know the answer

Is it reasonable that I make questions for which I know the answer? A couple of examples: What is Freicoin's annual and per block demurrage rate? How will Freicoin's fixed supply be initially ...
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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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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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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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Should tags zmq and zeromq be merged?

tags [zmq] and [zeromq] are different names for the same thing. Should they be merged (e.g. zmq made an alias of zeromq) and given a description?
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Add “future market values” to close reason

Currently one of the close reasons reads: Questions on current market values, energy costs or service provider availability are off-topic as the answers are changing too frequently to be useful to ...
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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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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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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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Influx of Trezor questions

TL;DR: Please mark Trezor's "customer support" questions as off-topic. We don't care whether packages have been sent, how to apply for a refund or whom to talk to regarding faulty hardware. Please ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Mimblewimble‽

Mimblewimble has been bestowed on us by Tom Elvis Jedusor, and translated by Andrew Poelstra. To me, it sounds like some marvelous stuff, and we definitely haven't covered it adequately here yet. ...

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