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It can be a bit of a subjective call. If the answer is: Wrong - down vote it, consider leaving a comment Completely out of left field - as in someone posted the answer on the wrong question, flag as 'other', otherwise the mods might see what looks like a perfectly good answer and wonder what you're trying to flag kdjhaskdjhaskhd, I am psychic and can fix ...


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Yeah, I agree that questions asking for recommendations are usually off-topic. In the Bitcoin world though there might just be one or two sites that do what you ask for and in that case I don't see it as asking for recommendations. I remember myself in the early days of the site asking for an online service that lets me sweep a private key. At that time I ...


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My usual procedure would be to only tackle topics that I feel reasonably sure about. However, it is acceptable to take a question as a point to start your own research in order to answer it. A lot of questions can be answered to the asker's satisfaction when one has a bit of background knowledge and knows where to find the remaining bits and pieces. Also, ...


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On this particular site, answers with barely more than a link really compound the broken windows problem, since so much of the spam that we see actually looks like a legit answer recommending some web site or service. If you see these in the form of some kind of testimonial, first - have a hard look at the question itself to see if it lacks enough scope to ...


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I agree with both of you that unnecessary comments should be removed, but would actually rather encourage that people continue to flag such unnecessary comments, even if there is only a single one of them. Unnecessary comments add visual clutter and cost visitors time to find what they're actually looking for. Globally seen, it is the vastly preferable ...


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The answer that Murch linked to does provide some good guidance, but Bitcoin has some unique challenges when it comes to moderation in general. Ordinarily, moderation activity is commensurate with the growth of the site. The bigger the site, the more (and more interesting) moderation becomes. Bitcoin is still a smaller site, yet interesting developments in ...


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