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Advertisement on the ethereum stackexchange?

I have run across this user that has a link to a series of online courses in his profile and have seen him post it in some of his comments, and also a question linking to a supposed solution on that ...
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Are questions asking for a security audit on-topic?

Given TheDAO hack, security has become more of a focus for smart contracts. Are questions that request for an audit or analysis of smart contracts for vulnerabilities and ways to improve, on-topic?
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Should we delete the “data” tag?

Should we delete data? It doesn't seem to add value, what would even be the wiki and description for the tag, and for example https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/data is empty. For ...
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Ethereum Stack Exchange is featured at the DevCon #2

The Ethereum Developer Conference DevCon #2 will be held this September in Shanghai. The Ethereum team kindly reserved a spot on the DevCon website to promote and link back to the Ethereum Stack ...
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Which question should be included in the Tour page?

many of you noticed that there is an example question on the tour page available to explain new users how the stack exchange site mechanics work using an ethereum specific example. When I set this ...
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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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On Ethereum Classic usage

After the recent Hardfork not only on a technical level but also on a community level I think Ethereum Classic questions will be well on topic for our Q&A site. (If not, please use this thread to ...
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Are questions about books and tutorials on-topic?

This question: Ethereum Tutorial for Beginners asks for a book and tutorials. Are that kind of questions on-topic? In case it is off-topic, can we have appropriate close reason for that kind of ...
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Ethereum Stack Exchange Summer Challenge 2016

I'm willing to put up a bounty to any user in here to earn the Convention silver badge until end of July of 2016. This is a reward for participating in our site's meta. Currently only eth, murch and ...
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What are we doing with questions asking about services?

https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/q/6791/87 Is Ethtrade.org real deal or a scam? I think it's pretty obvious they are either offtopic promoting services or generating unwanted, opinionated ...
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Should we add a reason for closing questions that are discussions?

Should we add a reason for closing questions that are discussions, or that try to seek discussion? "primarily opinion-based" may sometimes not work. Here's a suggested reason, right from the help ...
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Question is not duplicated but answers might

I asked a unique question, I agree that implicitly the answer of the other question leads to a answer of my question through inference logic. But, the question is unique and very different than the ...
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Is our site for technical questions only?

How to buy ETH in big volume? Without discussing the style of the question above, I would like to point out that a user complained about this question not being of a technical nature. Down vote, ...
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How to cope with “helpdesk” questions?

I use x, y, and z and can't do A,B,C, is my q,r,s right? How do you cope with questions I like to call 'helpdesk' questions: Questions that are made to solve users problem, and most likely ONLY the ...
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Should we blacklist the smart-contracts tag?

In Should we dissolve the smart-contracts tag? Joris did excellent work to burninate the smart-contracts tag: The tags contract-design, contract-development, contract-invocation and contract-...
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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 blacklist the contracts tag?

contracts is a synonym for the smart-contracts tag. We have the following discussion: Should we blacklist the smart-contracts tag? The tags contract-design, contract-development, contract-...
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I closed nine questions regarding TheDAO hack

As a moderator I don't want to intervene too much but today I had to close eight nine questions regarding TheDAO hack. I don't feel very comfortable with this action and therefore I would like to list ...
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Which tags should we consider blacklisting?

Good Tags now save a lot of work later! and @5chdn suggested we think of which tags should be blacklisted, since some of them just aren't helpful. Which ones should we consider blacklisting? Let's ...
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How to answer a question when another user has provided the answer elsewhere? [duplicate]

For example, in How was the recursive call vulnerability attack conducted via proposal #59 when there were no Yes votes?, a user from DAOhub.org provided the answer. As I did not provide the answer ...
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Community Wiki And Sidebar

I was wondering if a post like Where can I find some Solidity / Smart Contract source code examples? and other reference materials can be made into community wiki pages. And can these be listed in ...
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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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What should our documentation contain?

As a follow-up on: What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? What should our documentation contain? What is our site about and what not?
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Should we diversify answers on most popular questions?

Most of the questions on our site are usually found using a search engine. It's often good to have multiple answers on one question. 3 answers per question is good, only 1 answer per question needs ...
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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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When (if ever) should [solidity] programming questions be considered off-topic and migrated to stackoverflow?

Are all solidity oriented questions on-topic by virtue of being about the programming language that Ethereum uses?
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Should we delete meta-tags?

Asked by @5chdn in a comment. Should we delete meta-tags like introducing-ethereum ? http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags Also, when a tag is deleted, is there a way of ...
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How do you handle answers or questions that are expired?

Some questions/ answers are outdated after a while. For example about when Homestead will be released etc. They are in a future form and now have already passed. Should one edit all the questions and ...
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Should we lock the “Ethereum” name question?

How was the name "Ethereum" chosen? Should we eventually lock this question with: Historical significance This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not ...
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Are questions just about IPFS on-topic?

This question may need improvement Add file to IPFS using API but it leads to this meta question of whether IPFS-only questions are on-topic. Opinions?
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Are questions just about docker and Eris on-topic?

This question seems to be out of scope: How to containerize Eris service Opinions?
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Should we remove the flag “not an answer”?

A problem with "not an answer" is that the answer is usually not "bad" enough to warrant being deleted by a moderator. Perhaps we should remove this flag option. I noticed stackoverflow.com itself ...
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what a downvote means to you?

I always hesitate to downvote a question or an answer that I would flag anyway, mostly because most of the time it comes from new users. A few months later, I still could deserve some downvotes for ...
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Is tipping allowed on the Ethereum StackExchange site?

I recall that users on bitcointalk and other crypto discussion boards post wallet addresses that people can send tips to. I haven't looked at many profiles here so maybe users are already posting ...
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What about adding multiple answers to a same question?

I recently noticed this post and found that there are many (4) answers from same guy. IMHO he could have add all the answers in a single post. What do you think? Is this the right way? PS: the ...
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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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What can i do with moderator tools?

Recently i earned the privilege to see moderator tools. This is what i see in the page. What can i do with the tools? just see the data?
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How to track the ethereum beta site's performance?

Is there any way for non-moderators to track the ethereum beta site's performance? For instance the questions per day moving average of the last 14 days? I read 10 questions a day make up a healthy ...
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Define a well structured answer.

After wandering through the website some answers are unrealistically large. Do we have a guideline how to make a better readable well detailed answer? If there is nothing as of now, what about ...
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Beginner References / Resources

I would like to see something like an "Introduction to", "Beginner's Guide" or something similar to make it easier for a beginner to get access the to relevant resources. The answers should be ...
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Connecting Mist to a remote private network. Duplicate or not?

The question How to connect Mist to a remote private network? was marked as a duplicate of Can Mist be attached to a Geth node on a different computer over HTTP RPC? . The (1) first [duplicate] ...
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What's an interesting or creative name for the chat room?

Our chat room is currently named Ethereum This is quite generic and I would like to change it to something more creative. Something that is both clever and somehow Ethereum-specific. Some ...
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Do we want to tag products and services according to their classification?

Do we want to tag products and services according to their classification? Or do we "prepare" for the future by having specific tags? I think we have mainly been doing the former. The latter could ...
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How should we tag questions?

The following tags might be too broad or too unspecific. security could be anything from contract-design to rpc-security or simply chosing weak passphrases offline could refer to cold-storage or ...
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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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Can we just import all the tag-wiki from other SE sites?

I am seeing many tags like c++, rss etc which are common on the SE ecosystem. Is there a way to import these tags from any other SE website to Ethereum SE? If yes, it would help us keep the tags ...
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What tag should we use for questions relating to developing/designing smart contracts?

This category seems to make up a large but distinct portion of the questions here. So far I have seen: smartcontract contract-design dapps debugging Example question: How do I program BTC Relay into ...
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Is it possible to create a GNU+Linux Tag?

I tried to apply a GNU+Linux Tag to a question, but the system automatically breaks the Tag into either GNU or Linux. Without the possibility of applying a GNU+Linux Tab, might people stray from ...
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Should we break up the mining tag like Bitcoin SE?

Murch♦ from Bitcoin Stackexchange is currently dissolving the mining tag. He is working hard on retagging roughly 1400 questions! Here are his recommendations for Ethereum Stackexchange: Good Tags ...
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Vote down or delete low quality content?

Several answers are of very low quality or some only include links. I often see users are flagging them for beeing low quality. There are basicly three things I can do as a moderator: leave a ...