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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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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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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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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 link to the (now migrated) question, it includes this text: This question came from our site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts. Here is a screenshot of ...


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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 includes altcoins, because at first it was the only cryptocurrency SE site, and so of course it would make sense to allow altcoin questions. Now, years later, ...


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For the past years, it has been our policy that questions about other cryptocurrencies are on-topic. Since Monero and Ethereum each have their own SE now, we migrate questions about these there. As you've noted, there's a discussion going on that touches on the scope of this SE: What should this site's name be when we get our new design? I wouldn't ...


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Effect on World Economy if Bitcoin Was Adopted What would the effects be on the world economy if several million people around the world would utilize the Bitcoin currency for their daily transactions? Would you expect the GDP to grow faster or slower and why?


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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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I agree that closing the question you mention might have been stretching it. Maybe we could change the wording so that if the question is exclusively about the relationship between the author and a company that has some form of customer support, it is off-topic. That would make questions about interfacing open source software with a company API on-topic.


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I agree to an extent, I think the questions like that are being closed because the knowledge is too specific to a single company and so is both hard to answer for most users with no experience with that particular company, and less useful for others in general because of its specificity. But yeah the example you linked is probably pushing that idea a little ...


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I am the contact from Trezor team you mention in the text. Just to offer an explanation: Right now, we have a huge influx of new users, overwhelming our user support. I noticed this post, which lead me to think it would be a good idea to link the users from our support page to Stack Exchange: it would ease the load for our user support it would move the ...


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OK, looks like there's already a good way to do this -- but not on a beta site! Flag the question Select "It should Be closed for another Reason" Select "Off Topic" Select "It belongs on another Stack Exchange Site" Then it gives you a choice of a few alternatives which seems to be automated based on keywords in the question or something.


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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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As long as the question is finite and answerable and actually pertains to Bitcoin it should be on-scope here. We would prefer questions that can be phrased in the question area itself rather than simply linking to an external source and saying "is this accurate" since we have no control over external sources and whether they remain available or not. If your ...


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Is Performance Really Important When Choosing a Language for a Trading Bot The C programming language outperforms interpreted languages such as Python or Ruby, but when it comes down to programming productivity, it is much easier/faster to write a Python program than a C program. Considering that I want to write a trading bot, what would be the most ...


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I've updated the Ask & Don't Ask section of the tour. Before: After:


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I've updated the introduction on the tour. Before: After:


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According to the Help Center: ...and [the question] is not about … programming technique investment advice politics or philosophy a site or software recommendation I'm not sure but I think these questions may be better suited for Money Stackexchange


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Properly tagged[1] questions for specific altcoins are not considered off-topic even if they are unrelated to Bitcoin. [1] Question using a specifically-named tag such as "decred", generic "altcoin" or "alternatives" tags.


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I personally would welcome such questions on Bitcoin SE, as it is easy to have misconceptions about how Bitcoin works and there don't appear to be any way to peer-review Bitcoin-related papers in a away that would be meaningful to the community. The Bitcoin forum would be too unmoderated to function properly in this manner, whereas the Stack Exchange offers ...


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Costing arbitrage between exchanges I'm currently writing something to script arbitrage between two exchanges to test the concept. I know I can determine the difference in prices by using (ExhangeA_sell - ExchangeB_buy) <- this will give me the price difference. i.e. gross profit (before fee's) My question, how do I take the fee's into account when ...


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Why Did Paypal Ban bitcoins when Google Checkout did not yet? Beyond conspiracy theories (that my or may not be true), Paypal claimed they were not allowed to sell Bitcoins, while currently it seems Google Checkout is a viable option (at least two sites I know that use GC and a Google employee explicitly allowed virtual currencies in a reply to a Bitcoin ...


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