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Reading the comments, HedgeMage closed it for two reasons. One was that it is too localized (in time) and the other was that it is too basic. I know that we have a lot of other questions that are just as localized and just as basic as this one so I agree with reopening it. I think that it is important though that the answers should not just be a list of ...


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One thing to avoid is a question that's a good debate starter. If there's equal and valid arguments on both sides of an issue, a question will just get "Yes it is" and "No it isn't" replies that will be argumentative and subjective.


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I would argue that "It depends on whether the price goes up or down" is a rather obvious not a very helpful answer, while realistically the majority of answers would be discussion and opinion. This question falls solidly in the FAQ "What kind of questions should I not ask here?" as: we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ ...


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There's nothing inherently wrong with this question. It's going to be a common problem. So why not write one definitive, killer answer explaining exactly what folks can (or can't) do in this situation? It may be true that this community (or anyone, for that matter) can do nothing about it, but that may be an answer in and of itself. Or perhaps there are ...


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A decision was made rather early on that Satoshi-related questions were to be killed on sight with fire and napalm and nuclear munitions. This was primarily because we were seeing a tremendous amount of Satoshi-related questions that were little more than rampant speculation about identity, nationality, where he was last seen and with who and while Satoshi ...


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Here's what Jeff has to say about it (from this blog post): Why would you delete a question? Isn’t closing it enough? Some questions are of such poor quality that they cannot be salvaged. They’re literally nonsense. Not every byte of data that is created in the world is infinite and sacred. Some questions are so incredibly off topic that they ...


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Our earliest sites were based on very rapidly-changing technologies, so your concerns are a bit unfounded. The PURPOSE of this site is to build a lasting canon of knowledge. The "timeless" aspect refers to questions being relevant long beyond the author and contributors getting their specific issues resolved. Have you ever wondered why questions are ...


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While it's difficult to avoid politically charged questions (or answers) with a technology as potentially disruptive as Bitcoin, economics is at the core of the Bitcoin concept so economic questions are almost certainly on-topic so long as they reference Bitcoin in some regard. Those questions all have close votes or are closed because they are unanswerable, ...


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One way of phrasing these types of questions would be something like, "When people say that hoarding bitcoins is bad, what set of assumptions are they using?" That avoids the Is X good? type questions which are a debate and instead just asks for what the arguments are for one particular side of an argument and what the assumptions people making those ...


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I was not responsible for the leave closed/reopen decision, however, I doubt your question would attract more than low-quality opinion-based answers. It is really a question for Grayscale, even though you say that they have declined to respond.


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