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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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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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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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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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Sandbox to test stack exchange flavoured markdown or prepare posts prior to publication.

As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use this question as a formatting sandbox. You can post any answers to this question post comments to this question or its answers test suspected ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Bump for Google-Code-Prettify! Let's get this done!

Follow-up of: Google/Code-Prettify: Who can create syntax highlighting for solidity, serpent, and ...? Our fellow community member ComandanteCheth contributed a google-code-prettify module for ...
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Can we flag questions or answers that receive one or more down votes without comments?

This question is related to but distinct from my other question about how to encourage people to comment on questions or answers they down vote. It has do do with how the rest of us can best clean up ...
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Encouraging commenting before down voting

I have seen several examples this week of new users' questions getting down-voted without any explanation in the comments, as happened in this case. I find this upsetting, particularly when the ...
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Should thank you comments flagged as too chatty be deleted?

Here's an example comment on an answer. Thank u very much :) It gets flagged for "too chatty" too chatty delete | edit | dismiss Moderators have seen a few of these flagged comments. Should ...
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Bumping Questions?

Is there a way to Bump a question? The reasons it might be acceptable to do this: 1) The question was asked before it got "on the radar" for enough people to notice it. 2) The question was asked ...
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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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Duplicate question, should we flag

I was wondering what is the easiest way to check if a question is duplicate and how to get the right and accurate duplicate question. Besides, Sometimes the duplicate question doesn't match 100%, it ...
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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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Ropsten Testnet Issues? Read here!

If you're experiencing trouble getting ropsten testnet to work, please read Ropsten testnet is under kind of attack? What can we do? before asking a new question. Thank you.
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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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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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Is a Tax question/wiki appropriate?

Is there any concern about liability if I were to post a wiki-question where we could consolidate sourced guidance on crypto tax policy from around the world?
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Is Augur use on topic for this site?

https://augur.net/ is a trading and betting platform used to predict real-world events using Ethereum. But is the use of Ethereum merely coincidental to this as a stand-alone subject for a new site? ...
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Should we delete the “api” tag?

Should we delete api? It doesn't seem to add value, and on stackoverflow the guidance is "DO NOT USE: Tag with the library you mean, [api-design], or something else appropriate instead."
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What's the protocol tag for? Should it be deleted?

Could the protocol tag be deleted? It seems that questions in this area will relate to a specific protocols, or set of protocols. E.g. devp2p rlpx
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Should a guide on mining testnet ether be a community wiki?

With Comprehensive guide to mining testnet ether there were 3 close votes for it being off-topic. It's hard to understand why it would not be on-topic. How should it be dealt with? Some options: ...
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How to deal with help-desk questions from pre-sale?

A lot of people participated in the initial coin offering for Ethereum two years before it launched. Today, four years later, people check out their wallets and sometimes have issues with the presale. ...
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Is it the State-Trie or the State-Tree?

This affects the tags state-tree and state-tree-pruning. Vitalik Buterin refers in his blog to "State Tree Pruning". Gavin Wood more recently talks about the "State Trie Pruning". So, what is it, ...
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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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EDCON: A Cryptofriendly Guide To Paris

where is the venue? EDCON will take place at ESCP Paris the 17th and 18th February but you can come before and hang out with Asseth (see below "Meet blockchain minded people"). The campus address is ...
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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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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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What topics can I ask about?

https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic currently has the following. What modifications do you think should be made to it? Ethereum Stack Exchange is for users and enthusiasts of Ethereum. ...
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Should we dissolve the dapps tag?

I'm a bit confused, because I was 110% sure we already dissolved the dapps tag. But there are 100+ questions tagged with dapps and I recommend we proceed like we did with the smart-contracts tag. We ...
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How can we edit the placeholder text in “Ask Question”? [duplicate]

In "Ask Question" (on Ethereum SE not this meta) how can we edit it so it's simply "What's your Ethereum question? Be specific." Currently our placeholder text is very long.
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Please change our site's topic!

This question is a follow up of: What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? -- And very important. It's about the $Topic of our communty, which is the most basic explaination what Ethereum Stack ...
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Do we want to participate in Winter Bash 2016?

The winter bash is a community promotion and allows users to earn hats to place them on their profile pictures. I have an email from the Stack Exchange community team, telling me that Winter Bash ...
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How to deal with all the questions raised due to recent DoS attacks?

The last 4~5 weeks the ethereum network was stress-tested by some malicious parties who exploited too low gas prices as potential DoS vector. In one case it caused the whole network's geth nodes to ...
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What do we do with an answer with a meme in it?

Today I found this. How to count empty accounts? What do we deal with these kind of answers? To the future I saved in archive.org
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How to deal with “is there productX on Ethereum?”

"List-like" questions are usually off topic for "Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Ethereum Stack ...
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Are conceptual questions for techniques used by smart contracts allowed? (eg futarchy)

Recently this question was asked and put on hold as off-topic: In a futarchy, how do you measure the success of a specific proposal? Using futarchy to measure the success of a specific proposal is a ...
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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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ethereum stack exchange DNS problem

Today i've tried to access to ethereum.stackexchange.com many times and i got DNS error even if change the DNS settings or i change the pc. How to resolve that issue?
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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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If you had a T-Shirt and on that shirt were printed some part of the Ethereum codebase, what part would it be?

Shamelessly copied from CiviCRM meta, because I really love the idea: Serious question - the most popular answer will most likely make it onto one. Think hard, people, and feel free to make other ...