David Perry
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I wish. Unfortunately we either have to close/delete/whatever outright or abstain from voting. I tend to abstain unless it's really obvious or the question already has 3+ votes on it.

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Why is this SE so deserted?
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First, we need to revisit our definition of "deserted" because we're at least meeting SE's baseline criteria in most cases and exceeding it in a few others. We get a pretty fair amount of traffic. If ...

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How do we handle legal advice / questions on legality?
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I agree that it's a case-by-case basis. What drew the line for me on the question linked above is the overall complexity of the case. Bitcoin's legalities are fuzzy to begin with, there are simply no ...

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Closed as "exact duplicate" due to significant overlap
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5 votes

I would suggest solving this problem with set mathematics which probably sounds more difficult than it is. If a non-exact duplicate question is entirely contained as a subset of another question then ...

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What should our logo and site design look like?
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Well, if we look at the official site and StackOverflow side-by-side it almost seems as if they were built by the same designer. StackExchange sites seem to be fairly minimalist and clean, which ...

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What characteristics should our moderators have?
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We should keep in mind that the moderators aren't necessarily here to be experts on the topic, but rather to determine what is and is not within the scope of the site, what constitutes spam or abuse, ...

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Where have all / The upvotes gone?
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I'm looking at site stats right now - ignoring the first 30 days or so of the private beta (just because all our Q/A/Vote stats were all over the place then) we have consistently maintained an average ...

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Please stop this abusive behaviour!
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Regardless of what we, the moderators, have commanded from on high StackExchange sites are designed to be a self-regulating community (more or less). While I don't agree with the idea of downvoting ...

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Spam invasion
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4 votes

We've been banning the offending URLs as they appear. Needless to say, Bitcoin-related spammers have scripts and TOR so account and IP bans are useless, but we can blacklist the sites they're linking ...

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Do we have a layout for the site yet?
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While those stats are important and I agree that we should try to shoot for optimal in every category, I have seen other sites graduate with stats in the red/orange. I think StackExchange just wants ...

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How should we handle questions that require mostly speculative answers?
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No matter how productive the discussion might be, StackExchange wasn't built to handle discussions, it was build to handle Q&A. Anything soliciting discussion or purely speculative should be ...

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The question "What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto" should be reopened
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A decision was made rather early on that Satoshi-related questions were to be killed on sight with fire and napalm and nuclear munitions. This was primarily because we were seeing a tremendous amount ...

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What is the limit of self-answering?
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Well, there is actually a badge explicitly for self-answering questions so there's nothing inherently wrong with it, but you're right to feel like there should be a limit. Unfortunately I don't have ...

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Why was this duplicate question reopened?
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It was never closed. Clicking the "timeline" link on the question shows its entire status history: this is available to all users regardless of rep. Here is the timeline of the question you linked: ...

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Should operating system related tags be all synonyms?
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I would argue that each major platform deserves its own tag - i.e. merge windows7 into windows but leave osx distinct. ios should probably remain distinct along with android

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Are questions about economic impact allowed at all?
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While it's difficult to avoid politically charged questions (or answers) with a technology as potentially disruptive as Bitcoin, economics is at the core of the Bitcoin concept so economic questions ...

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Should we allow question about the developers?
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I certainly agree that questions about the devs should be allowed, but only to a point. If someone really wants to don the tinfoil hat that is their prerogative, provided they do their own research ...

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What to do about this user spamming/promoting links and the associated questions?
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This is a difficult one to be honest. We do a lot to combat spam and we're always trying to do more, but a lot of the suggestions we get just don't work that well. We're already talking with SE staff ...

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Tag dupe: legal, law, illegal
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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'...

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Why I am not able to make a comment in different questions?
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50 reputation is required to comment anywhere. You can always comment on your own questions and answers.

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David, why did you edit my question's title?
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That would be my fault for not reading meta before responding to a flag. I edited out of concern for potential slander/libel issues. Now that I've done my research and it's been clarified that you ...

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Can we create the tag bitcoinjs?
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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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What's the problem with syntax highlighting?
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Code syntax highlighting is a per-site option since there are some sites for which it does not make sense (like movies). Since Bitcoin is a highly technical concept still in its alpha/beta stages and ...

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Are there any interesting questions we could ask about GLBSE?
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Well, the basics are always a good place to start: "What is GLBSE", "How do I use GLBSE" etc. It is one of the more interesting topics but unfortunately so few people use it or know about it that most ...

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Should references to the bitcoin.org client use a standard name for it? What should it be?
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We've actually had the capitalization question before, so I'll let that answer stand on its own. As for the name of the application, I'm fond of "Satoshi Client" but really any of the options ...

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Are questions that would function as peer reviews in scope of this SE?
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As long as the question is finite and answerable and actually pertains to Bitcoin it should be on-scope here. We would prefer questions that can be phrased in the question area itself rather than ...

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are questions regarding buy and sell bitcoin operators acceptable?
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Such a question would probably get closed as "too localized" or as a dupe of this question. It's not necessarily that this site is for the technology rather than the market, it's that questions about ...

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Should we tolerate questions about buying illegal drugs or similar stuff?
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I'm not a lawyer. I'm not your lawyer. I'm not StackExchange's lawyer. That said, so long as there is even one legitimate product that someone could feasibly purchase without violating state or ...

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Bad readability of front page
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The font, color scheme etc used on Bitcoin.SE is a standard theme for all SE Beta sites and is not under the direct control of the moderators here. That said, I can bring this up to an SE employee if ...

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Delete links to Bitcoin mixing/laundry sites?
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Any time any link is known to be spammy/scammy you should flag it for moderator attention. We hate spam quite a lot here and will burninate such links (and often those posting them) with extreme ...

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