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Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Consensys would like to run a answer campaign, any ideas of things to take into account?

Consensys, the company I work for, is currently leading a community effort to resolve as many unanswered question on the Ethereum Stack Exchange as possible. We planed this campaign to post on ...
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Questions quickly flagged as off-topic with “unclear what you're asking”

Some questions are quickly flagged with the very generic "unclear what you're asking". For example after two hours this was flagged: How to calculate circulating supply for geth private network? In ...
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Are questions about solidity/EVM used in other blockchains off topic?

Recently there were questions about Tron, and regularly we have questions about Quorum. And there are other blockchains using EVM like Qtum or RSK. For questions that are generic enough it should be ...
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Why should I vote and accept answers?

As a new user, how should I decide to upvote and downvote questions, answers and comments?
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Can we delete the best-practices tag?

Can we delete the solidity-best-practices tag? It's not allowed on StackOverflow https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/275039/why-is-the-best-practices-tag-not-allowed "Best-practices" are, more ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is there a sidechain token that would be suitable for use as a reward system for greater engagement with the Ethereum Stack Exchange?

A layer for microtransactions for tracking and rewarding a broader set of activity than the standard StackExchange badges/reputation could help accelerate participation. Which existing sidechains/...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How to handle compliments?

Since I joined the community few months ago, I see a lot of questions where the OP is using a language full of gratitude and thanks in advance to the degree that the desperation is almost cringing. ...
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web3js questions

I always a bit in doubt when I see questions with web3js code. I start each question from analyzing version of web3js. There are lots of differences between 0.x and 1.x. It takes time to check it. I ...
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Question hijacking after posting a bounty

I recently came across this question, which seemed like it arose from a relatively simple misunderstanding of how Ethereum works. The sole answer seemed to assume a greater degree of understanding ...
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How should we handle questions which are potentially malicious in nature?

Ethereum probably has as many interested developers as it does people interested in ways to make a quick buck off of potential victims. There have been a number of questions I have witnessed, which ...
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How migrations to other stack exchange sites happen, Only Option is Ethereum Meta?

I have seen questions being migrated to other different stack exchange sites. How is this process happens? I have seen questions asking for mostly JavaScript related questions in this site that can ...
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What would be a valid 'Opinion-based' question? Are there any guidelines

My first exposure to this SE was through this question. I wouldn't have it any other way and it is still clearly opinion based. Here there is a question that has been pointed out for being opinion ...
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Ethereum StackExchange direction

It's been a short time since I'm here on Ethereum StackExchange, but i have one question about the site. Personally, I love full detail answers, with a high technical value and explanation, that ...
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Is Ethereum Stack Exchange a Q&A for Enterprise-Based/Fork versions of Ethereum as well?

Is Ethereum Stack Exchange a Q&A/Forum for Enterprise-Based/Fork versions of Ethereum as well? Nathan Aw
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Why doesn't Ethereum Stack Exchange have an Ethereum icon?

Just a detail but it would definitely look good and differentiate from the generic initials bubble for stackexchange boards.
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Why there are no Triage and Help & Improvement queues?

In stackoverflow there are two other additional review queues; Triage Help and Improvement Why those queues are not in this community? Because low traffic compared to Stackoverflow and all of them ...
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How to handle transaction tracing requests?

There are a fair number of questions like this one where the poster wonder about what happened as a result of a fairly typical transaction. They're somewhat related to How to deal with generic ...
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How many comments is too many?

I'm in an answer where there's quite a lot of commenting going on and we've reached a point where we're discussing topics quite different from the original question. I'm just wondering if I should ...
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About how sorting answers based on votes works

When the answers to a question are sorted by number of votes, I see that the accepted answer appears on the top, even though another answer has more votes. Is there a reason for it to work like this. ...
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Which questions should have tag grammar?

Which questions should be asked under a tag grammar? Should those questions be only about formal grammar of programming languages (which are used in EVM for smart contracts for example) or should ...
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Why low quality posts queue option in the review queues drop-down has a red dot even the queue is cleared?

Most of the time I have seen the low quality posts in the review queues drop-down has a red dot left to it, probably indicating the queue is needed to be cleared urgently. But when I go to the review ...
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What's with the lack of voting?

I only joined the site 11 days ago; despite spending a lot of time reading StackOverflow and various other StackExchange sites in the past I haven't felt like I've had much to add elsewhere but as I'm ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

This site graduated last year, and so as we're rounding out to the end of our first month of the new year, we'll be starting Community Promotion Ads for this site! What are Community Promotion Ads? ...
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Are support question about EtherDelta on topic?

Most exchanges question fall into the third party support: How to flag 3rd-party support questions? But EtherDelta is a third party, but like other decentralized exchanges the contract's source is ...
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How to deal with potential scams?

This is inspired by @RichardHorrocks' comment regarding a post offering to help recover private keys by running a script (not provided) by sending an e-mail to the poster (who also happens to be a new ...
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Are questions about Hyperledger Fabric on-topic?

Should questions that are specifically confined to the workings of Hyperledger Fabric be on topic? Context: https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/32223/does-hyperledger-fabric-support-jason-...
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Ability to save unfinished post for later

To the Moderators: Please create the ability to save unfinished posts for finishing up later on. It is difficult to get a detailed answer in a single sitting. I am writing a community wiki atm and ...
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Strange requirements for 3 Answer Badges

I just noticed the requirements for the following 3 Answer Badges: Explainer: Edit and answer 1 question (both actions within 12 hours, answer score > 0) 67 awarded Refiner: Edit and answer 50 ...
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What do do with answers that have pre web3 v1.0 code?

What do do with answers that have pre web3 v1.0 code? This has come up in one answer and will come up in others. e.g. see How do I know when I've run out of gas programmatically? There are lots ...
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Should the “gas-limit” tag be changed?

The "gas-limit" tag refers to transaction gas limit, right? But "gasLimit" in the chain spec file and genesis file refer to BLOCK gas limit, right? I can't get a straight answer on that but if that ...
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Original Question being marked as the duplicate

May be this is not really a big issue. But it took my attention because it was done by a moderator of the site. My question is what can we do, if a the original question is marked as a duplicate of ...
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Are Truebit questions on-topic here?

Are questions about Truebit on-topic and appropriate here? Truebit is a recent proposal for building smart contracts on top of Ethereum. Truebit allows outsourcing complex computations to untrusted ...
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Let's brain-storm a site-theme for inspirations!!!1

Hello fellow Ethereum Stack-Exchangers! It will take probably a looong time till we see first proposals for a new site-wide theme for Ethereum Stack Exchange! However, it would be nice if we could ...
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What should I do when someone down votes my answer?

I answered a question well, but I didn't really answer the question that was asked, so the question asker (I presume) downvoted my answer. Totally understand why that happened, and it should have ...
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How to flag 3rd-party support questions?

Often, we see questions like "A 3rd-party site has my funds, help me recover". It could be that the web app screwed up, or maybe the user, or both. It seems straightforward that these questions ...
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“Do it for me” - How to deal with open ended questions?

I have noted over the past few weeks that a large number of questions are very open ended. The submitter has clearly done little/no research and is simply requesting that someone else builds their ...
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Multiple questions in same post

From time to time, I stumble upon single post on ESE containing many questions which might be related or not like this one : Help needed understanding ERC20 smart contract functions and workflow In ...
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Creation of a new close-question reason/flag for “verify this work”?

I don't know if new reasons for closing questions or raising flags can be added, but I was wondering how the community feels about questions such as Is this a satifactory crowdsale contract? . I think ...
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Should crypto-bounties be allowed in questions?

The posting of jobs in this community isn't allowed, but unsolicited tipping, as per Is tipping allowed on the Ethereum StackExchange site? is allowed. An honorarium isn't the same as getting paid to ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Ethereum's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: Both Tjaden Hess and Badr Bellaj will be be replacing the pro tempore moderators ...
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What to do with the questions of the new users who don't use the searcher?

I'm every day here looking for new questions, and trying to learn more about Ethereum and the blockchain, but since 2 months ago i only see the same qeustions of a new users like "how many time ...
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2017 Graduation Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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At what point are mining questions off-topic?

As previously referenced in the recent post about closed questions, many questions pertaining to mining are being closed as off topic. I think that much of the confusion comes from ambiguity in the ...
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Why do some people asking about Ethereum in stackoverflow instead ES

I've noticed that many questions were asked about Ethereum on the stackoverflow, check the link below: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ethereum I think we should flag such questions, to be ...
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2017 Graduation Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In tune with its graduation, Ethereum is scheduled for an election next week, July 3rd.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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Congratulations! Ethereum is graduating!

You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Ethereum met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go....
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Should we discourage questions about exchanges, trading, buying?

On some days, Ethereum Stack Exchange feels like a help desk, and it's a lot of work to forward people to the correct peers. Should we discourage questions about exchanges, trading, buying? ... How? :...