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Is deleting question with no real added value after the solution accepted a proper, correct or moral SE user duty?

I made the following question, and after being helped I find my mistake pretty shameful for not having reached the conclusion on my own and therefore had to look for help and some (myself) would ...
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Vote early, vote often!

A big shout out to all of us for a successful graduation into private beta. Let's make it a success now, and make sure we graduate into a full-fledged site. So, this is one post which every user of ...
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2019: 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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Good Tags now save a lot of work later!

Since you are just setting out with this SE you might appreciate to hear about my learning experience: I've been a moderator on Bitcoin.SE for almost two years now, and I have spent a lot of time on ...
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New user “recruitment” campaign?

According to the Area 51 stats for Ethereum, we seem to be doing fine on all stats except those related to number of users. I came here as a result of an announcement on /r/ethereum about a month back....
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We graduated to Public Beta!

Congrats fellas! We have graduated to Public Beta. So, we should be having a greater influx of users. And from now onwards, we will be tracked and our stats would be very important. So, yaay! Time ...
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How should we handle questions when the selected correct answer is no longer correct or new information has come to light?

This started on this thread, but it was recommended to start a new one. Ethereum is a rapidly growing and improving technology and sometimes an answer from even a month ago may not be 100% correct ...
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How to deal with questions related to 3rd party software

Check this question its about Quorum Wallet, in the site itself that are stating Warning: alpha software intended for developers only! The question is somewhat related to creating a Version 3 of ...
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Why are moderators ignoring or declining something that I flagged?

A user flagged this comment "Ganache is currently on v6.5.1. Why on earth are you using v2.1.0?" as unfriendly or unkind. A moderator disagreed. Why?
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Scaling Bounties

If a new user wanted to set a bounty on a question(with less reputation to put up as bounty), wouldn't it make sense for the more experienced users to be adequately compensated for their time and ...
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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 does this process happen? I have seen questions asking help for JavaScript related issues in this site that can be ...
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Are there any rules regarding badge farming?

Are there any rules regarding badge farming, either in this Ethereum Stackexchange site or general Stackexchange rules? More concretely, I will provide two examples: 1) I have been editing empty ...
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Would you be interested in any questions from Augur—Stack Exchange?

We're going to be shutting down Augur next month and I noticed that this site has an augur tag. There aren't a huge number of questions on that site and they will be available in an archive once the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop blindly closing questions please!

I am really enjoying that there are so many users already with the close-vote casting privilege and actively using the review queue tools to help maintaining this site. However, while going through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...