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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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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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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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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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The asker is the only one that can accept or unaccept an answer to indicate which was most useful to them. You could: Comment on the accepted answer to indicate that it is outdated and request that the answerer updates it Downvote the accepted answer indicating that it is not useful Suggest an edit to the accepted answer to introduce an update to make it ...


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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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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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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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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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The accepted answer can only be changed by the question asker. You will need to find a way to contact the user who asked that question and ask them to change the accepted answer.


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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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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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Is there enough space for?: Questions regarding the legal side of the use of Bitcoin are off-topic as the answers depending on the local jurisdiction are unlikely to be helpful to others Law question come very often.


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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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