There appear to be about 200 uses of the tag "mining" and only 2 of "miner". The popularity sort of speaks for itself - the tag "miner" is not that far removed from "mining" as to make it useful by itself. I'd make it a synonym.
I don't really have anything to add in addition to what's in that blog post but the fact that it is so clearly discouraged by StackExchange is enough for me to suggest that we remove it. A lot of experience from StackOverflow went into that decision and I don't think that our site is that different from SO.
There’s no reason these sites need to repeat ...
Updated Canonical question for "Unconfirmed transactions": Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it?
Sorry, I forgot to post intermittenly.
Added tags for cloud-mining, cex.io, ghash.io.
Created Canonical question for "Getting started with mining questions":
They do seem to be redundant, I think merging them would be a good idea. I would keep bootstrap.dat, because it has more questions, which implies it is probably the more commonly used term. It also already had a description in place.
Arguments in favor of removing it:
As a tag, it's pretty vague. It's sort of like tagging your questions with 'not-bitcoin'.
If it's supposed to go on all non-bitcoin questions, then that's not being done right now.
Argument against: Some questions, like this one are actually about alternative blockchains in general. In that context, it doesn't really make ...
Thanks for your efforts, I agree that legal is a much better tag for law-based questions and as such have created synonyms for law and illegal pointing to legal as well as merged the tags. Since you've already retagged the posts the merge did precisely nothing but it never hurts to be thorough ;)
I didn't realize that was a tag. Kill it. Kill it with fire.
Retag hardware questions like so:
mining hardware becomes mining-hardware
hardware wallet becomes hardware-wallet
ATM becomes bitcoin-atm
Point of sales systems/kiosks become point-of-sale
"How much hardware do I need to run a Bitcoin node?" gets no hardware tag at all.
I've already started. Tag ...
I agree that code and source should be merged into source-code.
As for development, I believe it is different from code, as it might involve non-coding development, for example creating ASICs or the like. I already created a stub description of the tag as follows:
"Related to creation and ongoing work for different existing and future Bitcoin-related ...
On second thought, I think that was not the best solution then.
I would like to propose the following:
The tag coinbase.com should refer to the company Coinbase.
How did Coinbase monitor BTC transactions?
How do I reset my TFA token in Coinbase?
The tag coinbase-transaction should refer to Coinbase Transactions.
Who generates the ...
Please use the format
tag – Offense (reason to be deleted)
For any tags that aren't obvious perpetrators, please open a new post and link them here.
Candidates for Burninating
software – meta tag
usage – Unfocused
alternatives – Unfocussed
code, source, source-code, development – This discussion doesn't seem to be resolved yet: ...
They should be merged into one tag. My suggestion would be transaction-malleability as, while it may be the transaction id that is changed, I haven't seen it called transaction id malleability so far.
txid-malleability, malleability have been merged into transaction-malleability.
txid-malleability has been added as synonym for transaction-...
I agree that the current tags are confusing. I don't think we should just merge them though. It seems like there are a couple distinct categories represented.
We should have three tags, weaknesses, security, wallet-security. Questions with attack, resilience, and vulnerability should be retagged or closed:
weaknesses would cover problems with Bitcoin that ...
I agree with David's comment that confusion is unlikely.
Still I like the suggestion as I think that some people won't immediately associate "wot" with "web of trust". They could hover the mouse to see the description but to me that's an unnecessary step as I don't see any downsides of using "web-of-trust" as the tag. Sure, it's a bit longer, but does that ...
I just noticed that we have multi-sig, multi-sig-address, and multi-sig-transaction and was starting to write a meta post to suggest that we combine them into a single tag. Then this topic by past-Murch popped up as a potential duplicate. 😂
It looks like past-Murch and me agree already. Could y'all please upvote this answer if you're in support of merging ...
They're describing different things. Deterministic wallets derive all keys from a seed. Hierarchical deterministic wallets derive subkeys from a seed, and generate subkeys from those. That allows you to share part of a wallet with someone else, which isn't possible with deterministic wallets.
All hd-wallet questions are deterministic questions, but not all ...