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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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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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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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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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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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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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Somebody is wrong on the internet…

I think it's fine to ask questions like "Is it true that...?", if you want evidence to confirm or refute some claim. But with the usual caveats: Volume: Please try not to ask a gigantic number of ...
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Is this question (about blockchain generally) on topic?

Pieter said it well: "sufficiently generic things should probably remain on topic here anyway". Other answers on that discussion appear to also endorse general cryptocurrency/blockchain questions. ...
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Is a question about the difference between Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Exchange in-topic here?

I would say this is on topic, as an answer would cover fact-based, technical differences between a wallet and an exchange. The question relates to Bitcoin and crypto, and does not require opinion ...
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Are specific mining hardware questions topcial?

Yes, because it is factually answerable, and the answer will stay the same, such questions can be a good fit. However, such questions may be answerable by a simple websearch, so it would probably ...
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When is a question a request for service reviews?

The way I interpret this closing reason, we do not want questions that ask for an evaluation or comparison of services. Examples for off-topic questions: What's the best exchange in country foo? How ...
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Influx of Trezor questions

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 ...
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Should we create a canonical question answer pair on how to buy bitcoins with credit cards?

The nearest we have to this (that I can easily find) is How can I buy Bitcoin via a Credit Card or Paypal? Problems: The Q is horribly dated, it talks enthusiastically about MtGox and seeks answers ...
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Omni layer - not bitcoin?

My personal, and probably not universally, held opinion. The Bitcoin stackexchange site is for questions about technologies that support the bitcoin currency. That includes on-chain transactions, but ...
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Progress tracker of implementing the scope change

I've updated the Ask & Don't Ask section of the tour. Before: After:
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Progress tracker of implementing the scope change

I've updated the introduction on the tour. Before: After:
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Is a question about the difference between Bitcoin Wallet and Bitcoin Exchange in-topic here?

What's the difference between a Bitcoin Wallet and a Bitcoin Exchange So the diffrence is,Exchange provides you trading option where you can trade your BTC whenever you feel like its profitable for ...
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Are questions about trading on-topic?

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 ...
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When is it appropriate to redirect a question to Stack Overflow?

The focus of the linked question appears to be about using a Bitcoin specific library to solve a Bitcoin specific issue. It seems likely that a Bitcoin library can be pointed out that solves the asker'...
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