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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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“Cheapest” question will get out of date…

This question is asking for the cheapest of a particular service. Not only will answers vary by location, they will also get outdated reasonably quickly. We could perhaps change it to ask for a link ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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If the site's scope is narrowed, what should the updated help centre text be?

Background There is a proposal to narrow the scope of the bitcoin.stackexchange.com that has received positive feedback from a large majority of users that have engaged with it. The vote count on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I set a bounty for my own question

Recently I wrote this question and I've had a couple of interesting answers but it's all gone a bit quiet. I'd like to offer up some reputation as a bounty to encourage more activity but I'm not ...
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Why so hostile towards all cryptocurrencies except bitcoin?

How do we remove the hostility and radio silence for cryptocurrencies which are not bitcoin on this site? Recently I posted a question about bitcoin-cash and it was met with hostility followed by ...
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A tag for questions where coins are sent to a different cryptocurrency by mistake?

eg when BTC is sent to a Litecoin address, or to a Bitcoin-Gold or Bitcoin-Cash address. These kinds of question are becoming quite common. We have tags for wallet-recovery and recover-private-key, ...
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FYI: On the topic of the Monero StackExchange proposal:)

Just in case anyone is interested, the Monero StackExchange proposal is at the Commitment phase, and we'd appreciate and welcome any committers from the Bitcoin Stack:) You may also note a number of ...
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What should our policy about asking for practical advice on breaking security be?

This recent question asks how to fix a tool for scanning for duplicate R values. There are two major purposes for a tool like this: Researching how common a security vulnerability is, and Exploiting ...
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Spam invasion

In the last weeks I've noticed loads of spam messages here on Bitcoin SE. Is this happening on other stacks too? Are we planning something about it?
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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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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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I flagged an answer as a comment and the generated flagging-comment was transferred in error to another answer?

During review I encountered an answer that began "This is meant to be a comment ..." so I flagged it. https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/74601 The answer I flagged ...
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Where can I ask questions related to other cryptocurrencies?

Since questions about cryptocurrencies have become off-topic on Bitcoin Stackexchange, where I ask about other cryptocurrencies? I couldn't find a list of relevant Stackexchange sites.
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How should you handle questions formed with “flags” like (HELP!!!) (CRISIS!!) etc?

Some questions have additional flags that do not really contribute information. Many times due to loss of funds. How should these questions be handled?
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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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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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tag “alternatives” losing focus

I thing the tag alternatives is now losing focus, now that we have established that currencies so different from Bitcoin such as Ripple are IT. We should either define precisely what is that tag ...
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Which tag is appropriate for MultiBit and Electrum clients: “thin-clients” or “lightweight-clients”?

Currently, there are 2 questions using the "thin-client" tag and there is no tag description. A thin client application is defined in Wikipedia as "simply one which relies on its server to process ...
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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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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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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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Are there any interesting questions we could ask about GLBSE?

I think it is one of the more interesting questions, yet it hasn't been mentioned here. Can you think of interesting questions to ask regarding GLBSE?
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Should Bip141 be a synonym of Segregated-Witness?

Could someone please merge bip141 into segregated-witness?
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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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are questions regarding buy and sell bitcoin operators acceptable?

I am having a hard time finding information regarding market operators of bitcoin that operate near where i live (Panama), i've seen lot of confusing information on the internet and is hard to know ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How many of you with addresses in your profiles have actually collected tips?

For many years now, it's been popular to post a crypto address for "tips" if you are participating in any online bitcoin community. I've seen a few of the users here do it. I'm wondering if any of ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Let's ask about Replace-by-Fee‽

Replace-by-Fee (RBF) is a flag that marks transactions as replaceable until they are confirmed. Currently, we have eight questions about Replace-by-Fee, let's ask and learn! Please use replace-by-...
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Is it okay to ask for Bitcoin in our chatroom?

Suppose someone asks for Bitcoin in our chatroom, for the purpose of testing a Bitcoin checkout application. We've got a policy about doing that in an answer for compensation, but not one about ...
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Suggestion: rename [tag:solo] to [tag:solo-mining]

I think that solo should be renamed to solo-mining because that is more self-explanatory. Afaik there are no other things that are related to solo with bitcoin, so it is not because of that (google ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 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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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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Delete links to Bitcoin mixing/laundry sites?

2 questions in particular have an answer by the user @rando: What Bitcoin Mixing/Laundry Services are availble today? How can I hide my bitcoin transactions to protect anonymity? Both answers ...
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2019: 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, ...
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Please help on First Post Reviews

Good news! We have lots of new users asking questions on Bitcoin.Stackexchange.com. However, that means that we currently get about 20-30 new reviews every day. Especially, Badr Bellaj, Jestin, and ...
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Disclosure announcement: I've joined BitGo

I'm happy to announce that I've joined BitGo, Inc. as a software engineer. I don't think that this will influence my contributions here, but if the case should ever arise that a moderation task would ...
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PSA: Mining retagged and blacklisted. Use these tags instead

mining has been eradicated from the site. In the future please use the following tags instead:
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We should change the 'review request' close reason to include products

The question that inspired this: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/38871/i-want-to-make-investment-in-btc-mining-machine It's being closed for this reason: Questions seeking service ...
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Lots of anonymous edits that just alter punctuation

The review queue for suggested edits has a lot of edits "by an anonymous user" that don't seem to make any substantive changes, but replace various punctuation characters by HTML entity versions of ...
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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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Mining is on more than 10% of the questions, how can we structure that content better?

Mining is a central topic to Bitcoin, yet we lump everything even remotely related to it into one tag, mining. Tags lose a lot of their usefulness when they are applied to too many questions. ...

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