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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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Canonical question for tracing IP address of transactions

Maybe it's just me, but I've noticed a several recent questions regarding trying to find the originating IP address of a transaction or Bitcoin address. Perhaps this is due to the proliferation of ...
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How should we handle outdated answers to questions?

As time goes on, some questions and answers are getting out of date. This is especially true of answers that cite behavior of specific, older versions of software in a general manner. E.g.: https://...
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To what extent are out-bound links acceptable in this forum?

Sometimes links are necessary for references or other purposes, given that a large number of questions have already been answered in the original forums does this type of behavior belong regularly in ...
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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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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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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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What is the limit of self-answering?

I'm relatively new to SE and claim no experience on this issue, but this question seems beyond the boundaries of reasonable self-answering. The user behind it, imz, asked two others (here and here) of ...
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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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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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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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Low upvote rate and number of answers?

I've been wondering for a while wether the upvote rate and the number of answers per question is low compared to other SE. I recall seeing in the Area51 site, when the Bitcoin SE was in beta, that ...
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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 can't some questions be commented on?

For example, this question. You can add answers to it, but there is no "add a comment" link on the question or any of its answers. Does this mean we're supposed to "shut up and answer it already?" Or ...
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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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How were the initial moderators for Bitcoin Stack Exchange chosen?

I found this question on how moderators are chosen for public beta and "open site". How were the moderators chosen for the private beta?
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FAQ needs correction

What kind of questions should I ask here? bitcoin - Stack Exchange is for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games.. I don't ...
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How to handle answers with security issues?

The most upvoted answer here appears to be quite dangerous advice. Exposing your wallet seed to an online tool might lead to all sorts of trouble, no? What to do in cases like this? Comment/downvote/...
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What's happening on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?

What's moderation actions have been taken on Bitcoin.SE in 2015?
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Downvoting on closed questions, is alright?

I got two down votes this for my question that was closed 4 months back, I have also marked it for deletion. then why downvoting?
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Is Open Transactions on topic?

It's not exactly a derived crypto-currency, but it's an enabler technology that seems to be getting more integrated with Bitcoin. Are questions on OT on topic here?
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Should [pools] and [mining-pools] be synonyms?

The tags are basically the same anyway.
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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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How are our users “accelerating” unconfirmed transactions, and is it desirable?

As everyone knows, we get a huge number of duplicate questions saying "My transaction is unconfirmed, what do I do?" I've sometimes noticed users responding with comments saying "accelerated". ...
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What is the meaning of the bitcore tag?

Is the bitcore tag supposed to be for questions about the Bitcore project? It seems that some people use it (perhaps mistakenly) to talk about the unrelated Bitcoin Core software. The bitcore tag ...
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Are specific mining hardware questions topcial?

Are specific questions about miner setups etc topical eg. Will x miner work with x pcu Will x miner hardware work with x software
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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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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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Adjusting the FAQ to make clear Ripple is on-topic

It seems there's an emerging consensus that questions about Ripple should be on topic here. However, we're seeing people voting to close Ripple questions as off-topic. They may disagree with the ...
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Tag dupe: legal, law, illegal

Unless I'm mistaken, on most SE site they use the legal tag; here we had ~10 posts with that tag, 5 with law and only 1 with illegal. Hence, I'm removing those two in favour of legal.
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How should duplication between sites be addressed?

The question "Is BitCoin future-proof?" is a duplicate of the Stack Overflow question "Is bitcoin protocol future-proof?" with only a slightly different slant, and the same answer. How should inter-...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Segregated Witness? [Finished]

Segregated Witness (BIP141, BIP 143, BIP 144, BIP145) is about to be released with Bitcoin Core v0.13.1. Currently, we have 21 questions, and there has been a lot of discussion about SegWit already, ...
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The transaction tag is too unspecific. Should we split it up?

transactions is on a huge number of questions. Transactions are such a central element of Bitcoin that it would make sense to better structure those questions. We had a similar issue with mining. ...
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FYI: Ethereum.SE proposal on the way on Area 51

For those of you interested in Ethereum, there is a proposal for an Ethereum.SE in the commitment phase. Also check out our questions tagged ethereum.
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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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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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Canonical Answer for “my payment went through, but the sender is not acknowledging it”

I just answered Bitcoin successfully deducted on sender wallet but did not reached receiver wallet, and I think I've seen a few similar questions in the past months. Let's collect similar topics ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

This site graduated last year, and so as we're rounding out to the end of our first month of the new year, we'll be starting Community Promotion Ads for this site! What are Community Promotion Ads? ...
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Are questions about trading on-topic?

I've noticed some trading questions that ask about topics that cannot be closed as off-topic because they are about bitcoin, but where the real question is only incidentally related to bitcoin and can ...
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Engage the community with Topic Weeks? Suggest topics!

Here is an idea I've been toying around with for a while. Topic Weeks. The concept would be this: Every week we select one tag The tag wiki gets fleshed out in advance The tag gets an ...
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Looking for canonical answer along the lines of “Bitcoin mining is ASIC only at this point”

For the list of canonical questions I started yesterday, I am looking for a good (or the best) answer that could be a duplicate master for "Is it worth mining with Home PC/Laptop/Tablet/[anything not ...
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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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Do you think we need more mods from different time zones?

From time to time (like today) we get some spam on this website. As I've noticed, all our mods are online at a similar time and thus not all time zones are covered. Do you think we need one or two ...
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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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Please tell new users where to post questions!

Frequently, new users will post questions as an answer. For example: New users don't mean any harm - they just don't know that we want questions to be posted as their own separate question. When ...
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Potential privacy breach due to question rate limit from IP addresses [closed]

You can only post once every 40 minutes. I got this response from bitcoin forum while trying to ask a question, strangely I had not asked anything in last 40 minutes, In fact, that was my first ...
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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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Tag graph from stared.gihtub.io/tagoverflow

I just discovered the Tagoverflow Tool, and thought I'd share it with you. The picture shows the 32 most used tags on Bitcoin.SE colored by community detection. The two orange ones that are partially ...

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