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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yay from me, having both altcoin and alternatives is definitely confusing, and I'll certainly commit to doing a portion of the work.
Unclear what the deciding factor in making a new tag for a specific altcoin is though, we have litecoin, namecoin, ripple/ripple-* and ethereum despite Ethereum having its own SE, we also have nxt, dogecoin, ardor, zcash, ...
Did you know that you can propose synonyms directly on tags?
Other users can then vote on your synonyms, they don't have to be created by mods necessarily. ;)
In case you had done that already and nobody noticed yet, I'll have to look into how proposed synonyms get voted on. Anyway, I can take a look at these a little later today, although I think some of ...
To me, private-key-format is a superset of wallet-import-format as WIF is a private key format, but other private key formats such as xprv are not. However tagging WIF questions as both is probably not useful, and we tag questions about the other private key formats as such. Then we could remove private-key-format, although I would prefer to keep it as catch-...
This is a very good suggestion, and exactly what meta is for.
I think you are right, and I would suggest that we merge solo into solo-mining, which users can suggest and mods can do by themselves. That way, it is only a few clicks and we don't have to manually edit questions whatsoever. :)