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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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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 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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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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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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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Some questions/ answers are outdated after a while.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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to deal with questions related to 3rd party software

Check this question its about Quorum Wallet, in the site itself that are stating Warning: alpha software intended for developers only! The question is somewhat related to creating a Version 3 of ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Should we add a yellow-paper tag?

I'm seeing review requests for a tag yellow-paper (YP). Quite a few answers reference the YP, but much fewer questions reference the YP. I checked Bitcoin SE and there is only 1 question with ...
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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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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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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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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

The tour page states the scope of our site as following: Ethereum Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Ethereum, the crypto value and blockchain-based consensus network. It's ...
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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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Are DApp related services like IPFS or Swarm on-topic?

Just came across What is the difference between Swarm and IPFS? which looks like off topic to me. off-topic because... This question does not appear to be about Ethereum, the crypto value and ...
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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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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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How many meta questions should have a 'featured' tag?

Currently we have two sticky threads. I think it's okay, since both are currently important. Moderator Pro Tem Announcement Let's create tag excerpts and wiki entries! But in general: How many ...
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How to handle questions on buying ETH?

As an example: How do I buy Ethereum with USD? These kind of questions could be a potential source of all kinds of spam, fake/scam site or affiliate links posts. On the other hand to mark them as ...
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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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How should we handle questions when the selected correct answer is no longer correct or new information has come to light?

This started on this thread, but it was recommended to start a new one. Ethereum is a rapidly growing and improving technology and sometimes an answer from even a month ago may not be 100% correct ...
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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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Should we dissolve the smart-contracts tag?

We have: contract-design contract-development contract-debugging contract-invocation Do we still need a smart-contracts tag? (Y/n)
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Is it worth reminding people to consider upvoting questions that they've answered?

Occasionally, I see a question where someone has posted a reasonable answer. I still see the question with 0 votes. Some of our community may be new to answering and participating on SE. Should we ...
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Do we eventually ruthlessly edit questions (and answers)?

I took a look at some Stackoverflow Q&A and noticed the thorough scrubbing that's done. The main thing I notice is the scrubbing for conciseness (after the usual grammar, etc is done). One ...
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How do questions per day get calculated?

On the Area51 stats, it says we have a rate of 8.8 questions per day. And the rate is dropping very quickly (was at above 10 some days ago). I tried to redo the maths: we have 585 questions and the ...
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Should we have a tag for ethereumj?

EthereumJ is the Java client. How can configure EthereumJ to connect to the public testnet.?