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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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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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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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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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What to do about this user spamming/promoting links and the associated questions?

This user joined today and added links to 7 questions all with the same text. I don't know if the site is legit or not, but I don't think this is behavior we should support or encourage. I imagine ...
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Should the for-beginners tag be retained?

I recently added a "for-beginners" tag because I thought it was important to the site; my view at the time was that too many answers (and questions) are beyond the understanding of beginners. I've ...
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Revisit close reasons in 2021

MCCCS brought up in the 2014 discussion 'How could our “Off-Topic close reasons” be improved? What would be another useful one?' whether we could add another close reason regarding legal questions. We ...
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Is a question about the difference between Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Exchange in-topic here?

I would like to ask the following question on this site: "What's the difference between a Bitcoin Wallet and a Bitcoin Exchange" I want to invest a small amount of money in Bitcoin. Reading this, I ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge – Propose and vote for topics here!

This is a quick way to expand the scope of the site and generate new questions and answers. How it works: One topic will be designated each week starting Friday 0:00 and ending Thursday 23:59 (CET). ...
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Redundant phrase on Tour page

The current description on the Tour page reads: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies is a question and answer site for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange ...
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Is the community here tolerant of polling questions?

I came across this question yesterday: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/25658/should-i-buy-place-on-altcoindesk-tk I figured that it would be closed because it is a simple polling question ...
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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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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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Do we have a layout for the site yet?

On area 51 we still need more questions asked to get our full site. That said does anyone thought of a layout yet?
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Should references to the bitcoin.org client use a standard name for it? What should it be?

This issue was mentioned in the answer to this question, but I don't see any further discussion. Terms used so far include: official client main client bitcoin.org client Satoshi client original ...
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Why was this duplicate question reopened?

I believe this question was closed as a dup (I voted to close it). Who reopened it? Why?
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Is it "frowned upon" to ask a lot of questions and not answer other people's questions?

I guess my question doesn't get much more complicated than this: Is it "frowned upon" to ask a lot of questions and not answer other people's questions?
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Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange requires higher reputation?

Why does commenting on Bitcoin Beta Stack Exchange require higher reputation? How does that help on SE on Bitcoin beta? Newbies' questions go unanswered and just merged to questions related prior to ...
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Should "hardware" only pertain to "mining hardware" or should this include payment kiosks?

In the spectrum of hardware that does, or could exist with Bitcoin, should hardware be an all encompassing tag, or should there be some kind of separation between mining hardware wallets / 2FA ...
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Technology vs Business site category

Bitcoin is categorized as a business site Monero and Ethereum are both categorized as technology sites I can see the rational for both categories. How did Bitcoin compare the relative advantages of ...
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Prerequisite readings for users

I don't understand half the questions of the site. There seems to be a certain level of affluence by the participants of bitcoin. Probably the community doesn't want novel, advanced questions to be ...
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Edits must be at least 6 characters. What about essential 1 character edits?

I don't know if this can be changed specifically for the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site, or whether it needs to be changed for Stack Exchange as a whole. Even if there is individual site fine grained ...
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How can we increase participation in Meta?

Dear lost soul that you stumbled over this post. ;) Meta participation is more or less down to zero. - Unless it is just the tag discussions that nobody is interested in. ;) Do you have an idea how ...
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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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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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Are questions that would function as peer reviews in scope of this SE?

Say someone wanted to know what is the opinion of the Bitcoin community on "On Bitcoin and Red Balloons" - whether what Microsoft has written about Bitcoin is accurate, or did they make some errors on ...
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Just found a bunch of posts which are just links to random discussions from Bitcoin Talk…

The Bitcoin Stackechange is not intended to be a place for discussions, but a place for answers. These rencent posts 1 (with self answer), 2 (with self answer), 3 (with self answer) are just trying ...
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Should these two questions be combined?

lemonginger asked What happens when I make a typo?, and I also added the question Can a transaction be reversed? since it's fundamental to the bitcoin network. Is it desirable to combine these ...
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Should private-key-format and wallet-import-format be merged?

I noticed yesterday the tag private-key-format. Given that wallet-import-format already exists and has three times more questions, should the two be combined in some form? Is one of them a subset of ...
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Progress tracker of implementing the scope change

On-topic help text -- updated Introductory paragraph of Tour -- updated Asks and Don't Asks of Tour -- updated Off-topic close-reasons -- updated Update altcoin tag descriptions -- in progress Close ...
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Some possible synonyms I've found

.net->c# accounting->accounts bech32-address->bech32 bip39->mnemonic eu->europe nxt-2.0->ardor p2pubkey->p2pk (Rename) raiblocks->nano user-base->user-data And, maybe removing virtual-...
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Should mastercoin be renamed to omni or omnilayer?

There is currently a mastercoin tag. However, mastercoin renamed to Omni quite some time ago, and is no longer used. Most users who started in recent times simply know it as Omni or Omni Layer. I ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

I have a question about my Bitcoin Stack Exchange post: Bittrex API rate limit My post answered the question "what is Bittrex's API rate limit". Specifically, my answer stated: "...to limit to 1 ...
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Should we burninate the tag [alternatives]?

The alternatives is to be too broad and unfocussed to be useful. I suggest it's burnination. Questions tagged with alternatives should be retagged to the following other tags: altcoin-development: ...
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What is the bch tag?

There is a tag called bch. It looks like it is supposed to refer to bitcoin-cash, and maybe is mean to be BCC, but can anyone confirm? I've been wrong about such things before.
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Should we create a canonical question answer pair on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards?

Over the years we've got quite a bit spam on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards. I'd like to have a more permanent solution in place instead of a clutter of different questions and answers, and ...
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Are questions specific to a potential BTU hard fork on topic?

There have been a lot of recent questions about a BTU hard fork, but many of them are really just about hard forks in general. Should we encourage users to generalize these questions?
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Common BitCoin Don't-Do's for this Site/Commuity

Could anyone provide me a list of all comments which would scrutinize what a person may do incorrectly in asking a question on this site/community? If are there common mistakes you would typically ...
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How come I can't put math equations in my questions or answers?

Compare the same question on Bitcoin with the one on Cryptography I think the second one is much clearer. How do various stackexchange sites decide on this and how does it get turned on?
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Are questions about websites central to the community on topic?

Today, someboday asked a question about a feature on Bitcointalk.org: Why can't some members vote on bitcointalk.org? I am not sure if there is a consensus here, whether such questions about web-...
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What should we do about the tags "attack", "weaknesses", "vulnerability", "security", and "resilience"?

attack, resilience, weaknesses, security, and vulnerability all seem to be covering roughly the same topic. Which should we keep, which should we merge, and why?
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Should we have an official policy on referrals?

This question has a referral ID in a link in the question, meaning that the user gets a kickback whenever someone visits through that link and buys something. I think that this ought to be against ...
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Could we implement a spam filter?

We've been seeing a lot of spam like this lately. I've been flagging all of them, but it's still annoying to see them on the front page. Is there some way to put in regex filters to combat this sort ...
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Three tags for Transaction Malleability

We currently have at least three tags for transaction malleability: txid-malleability, malleability, transaction-malleability.
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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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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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A small error in the FAQ

There appears to be a small error in the main site's FAQ: a cryptocurrency or technology derived directly from Bitcoin such as [Namecoin][2] The [Namecoin][2] should be a link, but it is just a ...
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What's the difference in scope between the tags [opcodes] and [script]?

I've seen opcodes pop up on a lot of questions lately. I was wondering how the scope of that tag differs from script. Should opcodes perhaps be merged into script?

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