Good catch. This tag is an example of a "meta tag", and is widely considered a bad idea on StackExchange sites. See e.g. The Death of Meta Tags - Blog – Stack Exchange.
The best approach available to us now is to nip it in the bud: remove the tag from all the questions.
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 this is useful. I think we should focused on building a knowledge base and expert community first, leave the canon to the wiki/forums/reddit.
I'm not saying we should close questions like "How much did the first Bitcoin pizza cost", just that there's no need to make a fuss about it and tag it as canon.
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":
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 ;)
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.
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 certainly think that we should split up the client tag to distinguish between Satoshi's original client and other clients. I don't think that we need to split the development tag then since you could use the development tag + one of the client tags.
Not sure what to call the tags though.
For Satoshi's client: main-client? original-client?
Fot other ...
I think the answer to this question will change over time. In my view, it would be useful to tag questions relating to unproven alternative currencies with the tag "alternatives", but a longer lasting currency with a larger team of developers (like namecoin) should really be tagged with its own tag as well and in the long run won't need to be tagged as "...
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 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: ...