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Proposal: Narrow topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin

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, ...
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What should this site's name be when we get our new design?

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 ...
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Is it safe to mention bitcoin/other coin related information on this forum?

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 ...
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Collection of Canonical answers (Token Questions/Lightning Rod questions)

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 ...
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Spam is sticking around way too long. What can be done about it?

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, ...
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Proposal: Narrow topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin

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 ...
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Why is it bitcoin.SE instead of cryptocurrencies.SE

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 (...
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Vote early, vote often!

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 ...
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Why does BitcoinSE attract particularly low quality posts?

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 ...
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How can we get Bitcoin to graduate?

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'...
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What should this site's name be when we get our new design?

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 ...
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Is there a problem with stackexchange community?

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: ...
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What should this site's name be when we get our new design?

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 ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations guys, and thanks for volunteering!
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Easy questions = More answers?

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 ...
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Easy questions = More answers?

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 ...
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Are questions about other crypto-currencies on-topic?

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 ...
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Why is Bitcoin SE still in beta?

There are a few reasons for that, but the #1 thing I want to emphasize is this: 90 days is a minimum length. Most sites will take much longer. Longer-running betas are not in some sort of failure ...
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Why do you answer questions on the Bitcoin Stack Exchange?

I answer questions, when I'm interested in the topic, feel like I can provide a comprehensive answer in a reasonable amount of time, and the asker has made a reasonable effort to ask a comprehensible, ...
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Is it safe to mention bitcoin/other coin related information on this forum?

Note that all of the information you're asking about -- your wallet id, transaction ids, and amounts involved in those transactions -- is already public knowledge, because it's stored in the ...
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Low upvote rate and number of answers?

Accepting the answer is the job of the asker. It seems anecdotally that many askers have little reputations and perhaps do not appreciate the subtle benefit to the community in accepting answers or, ...
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Spam is sticking around way too long. What can be done about it?

When you see spam, please use the flag link and flag the post as spam. Posts flagged as spam appear in the moderator queue and we will handle those as quickly as possible. If a post has enough spam ...
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Proposal: Narrow topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin

There are stack exchanges sites such as ethereum.SE.com, which have a scope that is restricted to Ethereum. There are some other altcoins that have sites in Area 51 as well. The Bitcoin.SE.com site ...
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Proposed Timeline for Scope Change

I just stumbled across some additional text that could be changed for better clarity: An Eth-related question was posted on Bitcoin.SE.com, and then migrated to Ethereum.SE.com. If you follow the ...
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How many users does this forum has?

How many users use this forum? 72000+ What is the total number of posts on this forum? 23000 questions + 33000 answers = 59000+ post What is the total number of topics discussed on this forum? I ...
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Where can I ask questions related to other cryptocurrencies?

Where can I ask cryptocurrency or blockchain questions?
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Omni layer - not bitcoin?

Lightning network is a caching layer for on-chain Bitcoin transactions. The transactions are denominated in Bitcoin, expressed in script, and can either be squashed off-chain or written to the ...
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Custom Bitcoin design and logo - Information gathering

Thanks for reaching out, I'm very excited. I figured I'd just drop a few thoughts from the top of my head to help you get started. Bitcoin is the native currency of the internet. This community helps ...
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Are GPU-specific hardware questions on topic?

I'd say that this is mainly off-topic because it simply concerns hardware more than crypto currencies. The fact that he plans to mine a cryptocurrency is irrelevant in this question and not important. ...
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