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Disclaimer: I'm obviously biased due to my long-term involvement in Bitcoin. I am in favor of narrowing the scope, and based on comments and close votes by some of the more active contributors here, I believe there is sufficient mass for this. My reasoning is that people come to the Bitcoin stackexchange for questions on Bitcoin, and (mostly) low-quality ...


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My recollection is that this SE was supposed to be broad enough to cover crypto-currencies generally. However, the current FAQ seems to be narrower, even saying "a cryptocurrency or technology derived directly from Bitcoin such as Namecoin". Personally, I'd like to see this SE broad enough even to cover centralized systems like MintChip if there are ...


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I would like to express my interest in becoming a moderator. Introduction My name is Mark, I am working on my M.Sc. in Computer Science with a focus on Automatic Speech Recognition and working as a part-time programmer. While I am neither a die-hard Bitcoin expert, nor a financial expert, I believe that I have achieved a solid understanding of Bitcoin. ...


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While Ripple is not a system derived from Bitcoin, nor does it share all of its characteristics, I think the questions about Ripple should be on topic for this StackExchange as we are also dealing with a decentralised peer-to-peer approach to currency.


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I understand that Bitcoin.SE has traditionally been inclusive of other cryptocurrencies, particularly those based off of the Bitcoin Core codebase such as Litecoin. I've always accepted that was the policy here and have not complained about it. But it would be nice if we could focus on just Bitcoin going forward. If not, I would then suggest that we keep ...


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Well yes and no. Sharing an address here could link that address to your account, yes. But there is also no way to be sure someone owns an address just because they post it here. If people share information publicly on a site like this, we assume they do not mind it being public knowledge (although it also has an impact on the privacy of those who they send ...


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Who is doing it is irrelevant. The important question is why. Ripple questions are getting close votes, but nobody's spoken against Ripple's inclusion in this discussion. (edit: AntonAnsagar has now, and Stephen Gornick posted something that can kinda be interpreted either way.) There are two possible reasons for that: People voting to close are unaware of ...


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Obviously, most of these will eventually be featured in the frequent questions, which collects questions that get linked a lot. However, until they get listed there, this collection might help provide help finding the best "duplicate master". Also, some of this could use better canonical answers, I'll be putting up some bounties, where the need is especially ...


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Soliciting users in that manner is absolutely not allowed. The content has been removed. If you see solicitations of any kind on this site, the post should be 'flagged' for moderator attention and the content removed.


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There's a community project that is really good at killing spam, usually within a few seconds or minutes of it being posted. All we need are examples of the spam you're seeing. When you see these, just drop a message in this chatroom with a link. We can take care of the specific instance quickly, and after a few examples can build it into our realtime ...


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First, we need to revisit our definition of "deserted" because we're at least meeting SE's baseline criteria in most cases and exceeding it in a few others. We get a pretty fair amount of traffic. If you're interested in increasing our traffic, though, there are plenty of things we can all do to help out: Generate backlinks to the site - this is as simple ...


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What is an "unspent output"? What do you think about this question and its answers? Vote and comment to let everyone know.


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I wish. Unfortunately we either have to close/delete/whatever outright or abstain from voting. I tend to abstain unless it's really obvious or the question already has 3+ votes on it.


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I agree that this is important so I took ThePiachu's suggestion of using the bulletin board and made the Vote early, vote often! post "featured". That post is now visible on the site's bulletin board.


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When the Bitcoin.SE site was launched in August 2011, the only viable cryptocurrency was Bitcoin. Even Litecoin wasn't released until October 2011. Namecoin had only existed for a couple of months (and arguably isn't really a cryptocurrency itself). That's the reason why. Perhaps this site should be renamed to something more general, but that's a different ...


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Can a miner remain anonymous? What do you think about this question and its answers? Vote and comment to let everyone know.


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Does merged mining require clients to download both blockchains? What do you think about this question and its answers? Vote and comment to let everyone know.


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I would additionally like to point out the cleansing effect of downvotes on questions: If a question is more than 30 days old, and... has -1 or lower score has no answers is not locked it will be automatically deleted by a script that checks daily. If you feel that we have too many low-quality questions that "do not show research-effort, are unclear, or ...


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While I cannot compete with Murch's amazing contribution to this community, I do think we are in need of more moderators and as such I am volunteering as well to be a moderator for this community. What I have to offer I'm mostly a developer with tons of experience with Bitcoin. I mostly work with JavaScript and its Node.js component developing the backend ...


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TL;DR: We have bad content because bad content isn't being culled and good content isn't being added. If you want to see better content, try sorting the front page by hot instead of active. If you want to help that we have better content: 1) Vote more, 2) flag more, 3) add interesting questions yourself. I like your question actually. I'll try to give an ...


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I have one idea: There are a bunch of tags for companies or projects which have a bunch of unanswered questions. I'll be trying to reach out in the next few days to see whether any of those companies' support teams or project contributors would like to subscribe to these tags and start answering them.


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Vote for this answer if you think the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site should keep the existing scope that encourages questions about alternative cryptocurrencies (except those which are more appropriately posted to their own dedicated graduated SE site, such as Ethereum). There is no other Stack Exchange site relating to cryptocurrency (apart from maybe ...


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I agree that we should narrow the scope of Bitcoin.SE. If you look through questions that are tagged as altcoins, you'll notice that many are left unanswered, and many are also fairly low quality questions. I would suggest that we don't narrow down the topic too far. I think we could take an approach similar to what Bitcointalk.org does - to also allow ...


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Questions and Answers on SE are not about interaction with other users, but about transferring knowledge. Any unnecessary text should be avoided to make this knowledge resource as accessible and understandable as possible. This includes salutations, humor, thank-yous, and any information unnecessary to get the question/answer across. Instead, appreciation ...


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Reading through stackexchange proposal, I start to get a feeling that many experts do believe, ethereum is a blockchain or maybe that bitcoin is blockchain. Now my newbie :) question to the experts: Is bitcoin blockchain? If not, why should I believe to get a possibility to talk to experts? Yes, Bitcoin is a blockchain. Ethereum is also a blockchain. What ...


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I think the distinction is often fuzzy, depending on how concrete the question is. A question of the form "How do I use software package X to create a multisig address for currency Y" is very specific, and can clearly be about Bitcoin or not. However a question of the form "What are some interesting recent developments in cryptocurrency privacy approaches?" ...


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Congratulations guys, and thanks for volunteering!


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Some questions that are more technical require technically inclined people to answer them. Questions such as yours require people who actually know what they are doing, and there are far fewer of these people than just random people who can say something about the Bitcoin price or unit conversion. So yes, the simpler and more idiotic questions will get more ...


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Since it's obvious that beginner questions draw on a larger audience that can answer them, it's pretty obvious that they'll get an answer more easily. So, what can we do to get interesting questions more visibility? Please Vote early, vote often!. Upvote interesting questions. Don't upvote boring, easy, or lazy content. Close vote repetitive questions as ...


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Are questions about other crypto-currencies on-topic? Not any more. Since about 1st July 2019 the scope has been narrowed to Bitcoin only. See Proposed Timeline for Scope Change Proposal: Narrow topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin


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