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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
How do we remove the hostility and radio silence for cryptocurrencies which are not bitcoin on this site?
The answer to that is not new: to change this, we'd need more contributors taking an active interest in these topics.
It seems this sites scope is currently about all crypto currencies. If this is the case, is it possible to open the minds of the ...
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.
Regarding questions. If the question invites to a lot of discussion then it's not a good question. I think that the decision by D. Schwartz to close the last one was a good one.
Regarding answers. Answers that just contain a link are never good answers. I had already made a comment to one of ripper's answers and he improved it.
how to explicitly state ...
By some coincidence (or not), I am the author of all three posts, so I'll try to explain.
In my honest opinion, all three posts represent true questions. The fact that the questions behind them came from a forum thread is irrelevant. The fact that I posted my own answer to them is also irrelevant (self answers are not discouraged on Stack Exchange).
I think it would make more sense to include it in the Bitcoin site when the question about the code is Bitcoin (or cryptocurrency) specific.
There may be cases where a question turns out to be more of a general coding issue, in which case SO is probably more appropriate.
The scope question will also be relevant for the SuperUser and ServerFault sites. ...