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Reading the comments, HedgeMage closed it for two reasons. One was that it is too localized (in time) and the other was that it is too basic. I know that we have a lot of other questions that are just as localized and just as basic as this one so I agree with reopening it. I think that it is important though that the answers should not just be a list of ...


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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 topic of Bitcoin.Stackexchange to questions applicable to Bitcoin


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Questions like that are generally discouraged across Stack Exchange. The Q&A model here isn't really built to handle recommendations well. This is why you tend to see requests like "please post one [thing] per answer". Another issue is that questions like this tend to attract answers that are often just links and don't offer any additional information. ...


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Having 96% of your questions answered is commendable, but nobody likes to see questions unanswered. It provides a bad experience for the author and anyone who finds this site seeking the information. So, yes, that is always a good place to put a bit of extra effort; to get those unanswered questions answered.


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Making this site about other crypto-currencies was proposed, and I think it is very valid: It will open up the site to more people. It will broaden the perspective for the development of each form of crypto-currency.


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I would suggest that for a user unfamiliar with C++, and even with the codebase in question, it is kind of a stretch to ask them to use code search to find something when they don't have any idea what the code might look like. But I also question the user's motives in asking this - if the user is not a programmer, what problem are they actually trying to ...


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If they are legitimate, original questions we should answer them. However, those "flag" words should be edited out of the title and body of the question. New users don't realize that they only distract from the question they are asking. Most of these questions, however, tend to be duplicates of our canonical questions. In this case, marking them as a ...


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I think we should create a couple token questions on a few subjects that come up if the questions we have so far on the same subject are too localized. For example, there are two questions on synchronizing with the network and downloading a blockchain [1], [2], both being a bit localized with their back story and answers that cover part of the problems a ...


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These questions don't work well with our format: They break the "duplicate" process, and especially cause problems when they get great partial answers. Please DON'T ANSWER all questions in one answer post. You will be duplicating work, and produce content that will be useful to very few people. Most likely your post will be deleted and your effort wasted. ...


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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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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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Well, seeing that our answer ratio is 2.2, whereas 2.5+ is a desired ratio, giving more answers in general is useful. The open questions in particular are a good place to start, as any additional input would be appreciated by the authors of the questions.


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