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Yes. Definitely. There is no imaginable difference. (I just submitted a merge request.) Update: Please vote on my tag synonym request!


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Yes - that makes sense, and helps people find and distinguish related questions.


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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.


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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.


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Such a tag would seem appropriate for a discussion forum, but not for a Q&A site like this.


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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.


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Synonyms. Ask Dori ;-)


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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 ...


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December 24th Burninated start. December 22nd Updated Canonical question for "Unconfirmed transactions": Why is my transaction not getting confirmed and what can I do about it? November 11th Sorry, I forgot to post intermittenly. Added tags for cloud-mining, cex.io, ghash.io. Created Canonical question for "Getting started with mining questions": In ...


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The vast majority of questions here are about Bitcoin as the title of the site suggests, so the absence of the altcoins tags is enough to assume the question is about bitcoin


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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 ...


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Yeah, that didn't help anyone. I have removed it.


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Done. Since you seem to know more about the libraries than I do, care to add to the tag wikis for bitcoinj and bitcoinjs?


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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 ;)


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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.


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miner-configuration Collects questions about configuration of mining hardware, and optimizing the software settings of mining rigs.


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mining-hardware Collects questions about mining rigs, cpus, gpus, fpgas, and asicminers, as well as the production, and producers of such.


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Keep it simple. face-to-face Covering all situations where two people meet in person and have a cryptocurrency transaction.


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bitcore means the software developed by BitPay. Bitcoin Core questions should be tagged with bitcoin-core.


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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 ...


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How about cross-chain-recovery? If you create it, please add a tag-wiki excerpt to explain it and add it to at least a few likely questions!


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I just put in an edit request to remove technical from the only question with that tag.


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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 ...


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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 "...


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The tags should be synonyms of each other anyway, so it doesn't really matter.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. Examples: How did Coinbase monitor BTC transactions? How do I reset my TFA token in Coinbase? The tag coinbase-transaction should refer to Coinbase Transactions. Examples: Who generates the ...


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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 Ongoing discussions code, source, source-code, development – This discussion doesn't seem to be resolved yet: ...


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Proposition: charts should be retained and graphs merged into that.


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