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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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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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Blog: Simple Storage Patterns in Solidity [closed]

Posted in relation to the blog initiative. Simple and appropriate data organization can challenge Solidity newcomers. It wants us to organize everything in ways many of us aren’t accustomed to. ...
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Should I use any Ethereum Wallet listed on your search engine or advertisments?

Spoiler: No! It comes up once in a while that users wonder why their tokens are missing from their legit-looking wallet they found via search engine. So here comes my warning: Don't use any Ethereum ...
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Who should the moderators be? [duplicate]

As we graduate to public beta it is time to nominate some pro tem moderators to look after the Ethereum Stack Exchange community. We are looking for some people with… reasonably high ...
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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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What is really on-topic for Ethereum Stack Exchange?

Edit, due to the low meta activity: Everyone involved with this site, please take the five minutes and fill out the form at the bottom of this post and state what you consider on- or off-topic. Edit ...
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Should we get questions from Reddit and the forums?

There are probably some questions on Reddit and the forums that have been asked more than once, and that have specific answers. Is it good protocol to go and get those, and the good answers and put ...
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Introducing Ethereum Blog Overflow

We’re launching a technical Ethereum community blog – the Ethereum Blog Overflow. We’re starting with setting the focus, scope and audience for the blog. Ideally, this will be completely driven by the ...
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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 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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Are questions on specific DAPPs on or off topic?

Sooner or later people will ask questions on specific DAPPs. I guess we need to make a decisions whether or not this os on or off topic. We also might come to a middle ground where some canonical ...
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The long meta post you should read evaluating 2016 community status and giving useful hints for 2017

Edit: Happy new year! Let's make 2017 our year! With the Christmas holidays approaching and before I'm preparing to leave for the family I would like to share some analytics on how we are performing ...
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Clear the review queue :-)

Just a quick heads-up. We have 181 users with the Access Review Queue privilege (350+). Currently, there are 17 items in the queue for review. Most of them are first post and close votes! First ...
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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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Ethereum Stack Exchange Spring Challenge 2016

I'm willing to put up a bounty to any user on here to earn the Electorate Badge and Civic Duty until end of Mai of 2016. This is basicly the most easy-to-get gold badge available on stack exchange and ...
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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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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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BokkyPooBah reached 2k reputation - who's next?

Congratualtions BokkyPooBah for reaching 2k reputation in two weeks! Every healthy beta site needs a dozen very active users. BokkyPooBah managed to show us how it's possible to write a lot of high-...
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions and Reference Answers

Inspired by this, here is a list of frequently asked questions grouped by topic: Here are some provisional categories: What is Ethereum Getting Started Mining (Proof of Work) Proof of Stake ...
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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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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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One excellent year of Ethereum Stack Exchange - happy birthday!

TL;DR Happy Birthday Ethereum Stack Exchange Community! Let's remind people we have a high quality library of questions and answers on Ethereum. On January 20th 2016, or 365 days ago, Ethereum Stack ...
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Request for Feedback: How is the Ethereum beta performing for you so far?

I'm not trying to go through a full self-evaluation process here, but, however, I feel after the first six months of Ethereum Stack Exchange beta, we should discuss the status of this site and the the ...
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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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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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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? :...
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Google/Code-Prettify: Who can create syntax highlighting for solidity, serpent, and ...?

It would be nice to use syntax highlighting on Ethereum Stack Exchange for our questions and answers. Stack Exchange uses google/code-prettify. For the development question regarding decentralized ...
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Three outstanding features you probably didn't know they exist

did you know there are features on Ethereum Stack Exchange which are currently barely utilized (or not at all)? I would like to take the time today to introduce you three features you probably like to ...
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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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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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How do we promote our site?

After half of the official 3 month beta phase, let's recap some numbers: With 11.9 questions per day, we have an excellent influx of new curious content. Also, 90% answered questions is excellent and ...
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Frequently used comments

Do you have any suggestions for comment templates that you frequently use to educate (new) users? The close modal has a couple, but I think there is room for more guidance before actually closing a ...
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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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How to deal with non-English questions?

Example: Problems accessing my funds with Ethereum Wallet 0.3.9
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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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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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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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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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Let's improve our top-tag wikis and usage guidance for new users

I just went through our top-tag wikis and see there is not much but still a little bit work to do. If you have time, please lend a hand. One tag a day ... Priority List Tags used more than 100 times ...
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Who is going to Ethereum DevCon #2 in Shanghai to promote Stack Exchange?

The Ethereum DevCon #2 will be held on Sept 19-21, 2016 in Shanghai, China. Around 800 Ethereum developers and enthusiasts will be around to discuss newest advances in technology and trends in web 3....
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What do we do with Googleable Questions?

How should we best deal with questions that are easily Googleable or not very useful? A downvote and a comment? Flag it as low quality? Something else? This for example: Who is the person behind ...
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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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Any news on the graduation from beta?

Given the performance of the beta site. How do we know if and when a graduation is in order?
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Chat early, chat often!

With a title shamelessly stolen from the countless "Vote early, vote often" posts around the network. In the frenzy of the launch of a new private beta, there's a whole lot of activity going on and ...
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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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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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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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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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