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Custom Ethereum design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations Ethereum community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been waiting almost 5 ...
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Are question about NFT markets on topic or third party?

Questions about some third parties like Etherscan, Infura, Moralis, etc. are allowed because they are used as building block for new projects and are used a lot by the community. Opensea also provides ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What should we do with questions about contract verification on Etherscan?

They appear regularly and many go unanswered. In many cases a verification input is wrong: solc version, optimization settings, different source code, constructor parameters; and in a very few cases ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since there were no ad proposal submissions on this site, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of the ads that are ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Ethereum has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Ethereum Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, May ...
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Should we support other Ethereum-based blockchains

The description of Ethereum StackExchange is "Ethereum, the decentralized application platform and smart contract enabled blockchain" (wasn't sure where to find more detailed info, this info ...
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A suggestion for the site's logo [duplicate]

Related to Can we get a logo and a header?. I actually like this site even if I have no thoughts for Ethereum, and seeing that it doesn't have a logo at all, I think it's about time to propose a ...
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Is this question on topic for ethereum.se?

The question in question: Undetectable Nothing-at-Stake - why does it matter? Undetectable Nothing-at-Stake - why does it matter? The paper Formal Barriers to Longest-Chain Proof-of-Stake Protocols (...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should single-use questions be closed or downvoted?

The Ethereum stackexchange has a large amount of 'single-use' questions that basically only provide a chunk of code and an error message. Often, if they are answered, the answer amounts to not much ...
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When should questions be closed for being too basic?

I could ask this on StackOverflow's meta, but I feel like the Ethereum Stack Exchange deserves its own conversation for a few reasons. I've come across a number of questions that ask for very basic ...
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Changing Solidity tags from Solidity-0.5.0 to Solidity-0.5.x

There are two tags right now that should be changed. solidity-0.5.0 and solidity-0.6.0 by definition refer to a very specific subversion of Solidity (0.5.0 and 0.6.0, respectively), however these tags ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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

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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 does this process happen? I have seen questions asking help for JavaScript related issues in this site that can be ...
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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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