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According to the StackExchange FAQ, answering your own questions is perfectly fine and even encouraged. The idea behind StackExchange is to get answers to the questions, not "ask questions so other people can answer them and get reputation". ;)


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Questions like that are generally discouraged across Stack Exchange. The Q&A model here isn't really built to handle recommendations well. This is why you tend to see requests like "please post one [thing] per answer". Another issue is that questions like this tend to attract answers that are often just links and don't offer any additional information. ...


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Not at all. Not everyone knows enough to be able to answer other people's questions so its perfectly fine to not answer any questions. Of course if you can answer questions, then that's great, but if you don't know the answer, then it's fine to not answer. If you do have a lot of questions though, you should first see if someone else has asked the same ...


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zcash is launching on Oct-28, so I'm totally supporting the weekly challenge for Zcash for next week.


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Segregated Witness will deliver the last prerequisite for beta versions of lightning-network to go live on the mainnet. Perhaps now would be a good time to ask and learn more about it.


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I think we should create a couple token questions on a few subjects that come up if the questions we have so far on the same subject are too localized. For example, there are two questions on synchronizing with the network and downloading a blockchain [1], [2], both being a bit localized with their back story and answers that cover part of the problems a ...


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I think the message body should be changed to reflect the useful title more strongly, but at the same time try to contain the doubts raised by the question author in the body.


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As long as the question is finite and answerable and actually pertains to Bitcoin it should be on-scope here. We would prefer questions that can be phrased in the question area itself rather than simply linking to an external source and saying "is this accurate" since we have no control over external sources and whether they remain available or not. If your ...


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I personally would welcome such questions on Bitcoin SE, as it is easy to have misconceptions about how Bitcoin works and there don't appear to be any way to peer-review Bitcoin-related papers in a away that would be meaningful to the community. The Bitcoin forum would be too unmoderated to function properly in this manner, whereas the Stack Exchange offers ...


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