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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...