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Migration paths aren't added to sites still in beta, so you'll need to revisit this after you launch. When that does happen, mods need to demonstrate that you've had a good number of posts that should've been migrated to Crypto and Money; devs won't add a migration path unless there's a clear need for it, to avoid opening the door for bad migrations


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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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I don't think that it's a good idea to mix languages on the site, i.e. letting people ask questions in the language of their choice. Also, we don't have enough interested people to be able to have separate StackExchange sites for different languages. What we can do if someone's english is bad is to edit the question to help them make it clearer and more ...


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cstheory.SE has a great version of this: You should only post questions you're actually seriously thinking about. Users are expected to do their part and try to answer their question by themselves before posting them on cstheory and asking for help from others. Search to see if your question is already answered somewhere else (e.g. Wikipedia) before ...


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That's a great suggestion. How about: Questions seeking help for restoring user accounts or other matters concerning your customer relationship with a company should be directed at the respective customer service. Please understand that we have no insights into such matters and therefore consider them as off-topic. Improvement suggestions welcome. :)


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It should be enforced rather than removed. The rule is there to ensure high-quality questions are asked. See also: Area 51: Asking the First Questions How to Ask in Private Beta This isn't BitcoinTalk, and we shouldn't be trying to turn it into BitcoinTalk.


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I just asked around a bit, apparently MathJax is enabled on a per site basis per request. Unfortunately, it also has significant impact on page load and display times, though, so we'll have to look into it some more. Until then, I found that there are some websites that convert Latex to images, which one can then add to a post. The SE engine allows for ...


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If you have access to moderator tools, there is a button in the upper bar named "tools" that shows you which questions have close votes. If you don't have enough reputation, that button is named "review" and it doesn't show that information as far as I know. You can, however, see a list of low quality posts, which might help.


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I also think that's a good idea. I've created a new close reason in line with Greg's suggestion. @Nick could you please deactivate the old one, then activate the new one? I can't approve it myself.


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Migration vote paths are only added (by developers) when there are a quite big number of migrations from one site to other sites. But this should not hinder you from initiating migrations to other sites (and please, don't simply repost questions): ♦ Moderators (for your site, your new Moderators Pro Tempore, as well as quite a number of SE employees) can ...


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Done. Since you seem to know more about the libraries than I do, care to add to the tag wikis for bitcoinj and bitcoinjs?


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That's a good point you are making. I didn't realize until now that there are no pointers on introductory information in our help-center. It would be a good idea to create a page for that! Until we get that done, we have some things already though: What are some good resources for understanding Bitcoin? – A collection of introductory resources to get more ...


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We have one implemented, and we've adjusted the black list accordingly. The issue is that this is coming from a vast number of large networks, so it's taking a while to stop. I'm going to be modifying Bitcoin's setting in our global spam shield so that your flags (and moderators destroying these obvious spammers) block these even faster. I raised it a bit ...


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I would suggest keeping Bitcoin in the name and perhaps adding a second keyword to communicate inclusiveness (keep it short). "Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies" for example. I would recommend against dropping Bitcoin at any time, for search-ability and 'brand recognition' reasons. It also helps a person confirm they are in the right place, and not in a one off ...


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This is declined, for now - but we're happy to revisit the idea if you're able to show us a decently-sized group of posts that would have been significantly better if it had been enabled. If you've got a chunk (say 10 - 12 +) where you're trying to bend ascii and images into shapes they just weren't intended to form, and MathJax could alleviate that problem, ...


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Good questions: Specify a clear topic that allows other participants to gauge what would constitute an encompassing answer. Show that the asker has spent some minimal effort to try to find an answer himself. If controversial statements are made, they are presented in form of arguments with supportive evidence. Are useful to more than one isolated ...


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I use the AutoReviewComments script for some of the responses that come up again and again: https://stackapps.com/questions/2116/autoreviewcomments-pro-forma-comments-for-se


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I think Ethereum would be a good candidate for a migration. There is no ripple SE site, perhaps you meant Monero? Note that Monero is still in Beta and thus can't be added as a migration unfortunately. Another good migration would be to crypto.SE in my opinion


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This won't happen, at least not in the near future. Yesterday, Stack Overflow (the company) has announced that they will phase out Stack Overflow Documentation. So it's highly unlikely it's coming to Bitcoin Stack Exchange.


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welcome to Bitcoin.Stackexchange.com. I'm not familiar with the "wiki on Stackoverflow". Are you referring to the tag wikis? On Bitcoin.SE, there are a few tag wikis, but unfortunately, at this time the community of the Bitcoin Stackexchange is probably not numerous enough to broadly fill those quickly. You can find a lot of technical information in the ...


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I think we can all agree that just adding a question mark to the end of this (and the post it refers to) does not make it a question: It's also possible to have a question that has no question marks: Asked by $someone I'm having problems with this code: code When I run it on linux, it produces this error. It works on windows, and I've ...


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The mathematical symbols you're seeing are generated by MathJax. MathJax is a client-side Javascript library; it increases page load times, so that's why it's not enabled on every SE site. How do you get it enabled? You 1. make a meta post suggesting that we add it (check!), 2. get community support for it, 3. one of the moderators makes a request to one of ...


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We could, but the people at stack overflow don't want to unless it's really necessary, because it tends to slow down page loads a lot. I think most questions don't require the kind of complex math equations that would make having LaTeX installed nice. This was discussed earlier here: Implementing LaTeX?


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I have suggested improving Questions seeking product or service recommentadations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. to Questions seeking product recommendations or service reviews are off-topic because they tend to become outdated quickly. ...


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Since bitcoin is the first blockchain application, you should not consider a rebranding to Crypto-Currencies but rather to Blockchain. A blockchain Stack Exchange network site could benefit from a lot of professionals and experts working in financial technology and systems engineering which would not limit the scope to currencies at all. That said, it might ...


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At the time the decision was made to name the site "Bitcoin", Bitcoin was the dominant crypto-currency. That is still the case. So it really comes down to whether you agree with the original decision. @DavidSchwartz This rational pops up here and in related comments and I strongly disagree. Dogecoin, Litecoin, etc. are pump-n-dump sideshows but coins ...


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I think it would make more sense to include it in the Bitcoin site when the question about the code is Bitcoin (or cryptocurrency) specific. There may be cases where a question turns out to be more of a general coding issue, in which case SO is probably more appropriate. The scope question will also be relevant for the SuperUser and ServerFault sites. ...


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