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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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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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How to deal with all the Casper questions?

Casper is yet only and idea and there are not many hard facts available out there. Still, there are so many questions popping up on that topic, casper (15) proof-of-stake (21). Most of the ...
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Should we merge to a single tag for web3.js?

I tried creating tag synonyms https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms. Saw on some meta SE that they just aren't used much. Should we merge web3js web3.js web3 ?
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Should suicide tag be synonym of selfdestruct?

The OPCODE suicide is deprecated in favour for selfdestruct, see. For reference, let's make the suicide tag a synonym of selfdestruct?
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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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What should we do about questions where the answer is in a comment?

Example: How can I use msg.value twice? Do we ping the answerer to also write an answer on it? We don't want to take credit away from the initial person who answered.
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Should we just have one “master” question about Ether issuance?

A new one sprouted: How many ethers will ever exist? I'm not sure exactly which one to make it a dupe of: What is the expected Ether issuance schedule after transition to PoS? What is the total ...
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What tag should we use for nodejs development in ethereum?

There's quite a few differences between nodejs and browser based development. I'm currently using nodejs heavily for contract and back office application development and would be glad to find and ...
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Why doesn't answering a question automatically upvote the question?

Did a quick search and didn't find answer. I would think that answering a question is an "endorsement" of a question. Should we also include that reminder in the guidelines?
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N total posts awaiting review, but why does clicking on it show nothing for review?

In the topbar, I see "N total posts awaiting review", but clicking on it shows nothing for review: all items (low quality post, first post, etc) have zero. I had already done a review, but why is the ...
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How to deal with generic question titles like “why didn't this transaction work…”

If we get more questions like Why isn't msg.sender.send getting called? should we somehow try modifying the title after it's been answered, to be more descriptive, or hint at resolution? There ...
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Should we migrate questions from Bitcoin SE and Stackoverflow to our site?

There are 50 questions tagged ethereum on stackoverflow. 43 questions tagged ethereum on bitcoin stackexchange. 13 questions tagged smartcontracts on bitcoin stackexchange. 3 questions tagged ...
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How to deal with questions which appear to be bugs?

In the really early state of Ethereum, some questions may turn out to be bugs or based on issues caused by bugs. Like this one. How to deal with questions which appear to be bug reports? Close? ...
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Should we have disclosure guidelines?

At some point we will need to rewrite some site-specific help text, e.g. the consensus on what's on topic or not. I've just edited this question which mentions Oraclize. It's a useful answer and well-...
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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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Are questions about other blockchains on-topic?

Considering we are funding a DogeRelay Bounty, I suspect we may have questions about it, which I'd say is perfectly on-topic... but, I suspect we may also have errant questions about the Doge chain ...
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will answers here form part of the homestead documentation initiative?

is there a mechanism / procedure / plan for the top answers here on specific subjects to be included in the new Ethereum Homestead Documentation - (starting to populate very shortly) - see the sticky ...
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How to deal with users spamming one-line questions and answers?

Several users joined yesterday to start a spree on creating masses of questions (and some answers) with only one line clearly no research (most of them are closed) no formatting no proper tagging ...
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We graduated to Public Beta!

Congrats fellas! We have graduated to Public Beta. So, we would be having more influx of users. And from now onwards, we would be tracked and our stats would be very important. So, yaay! Time to ...
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Are Ether price questions allowed?

This hasn't really come up, but where do we draw the line about price discussion? For example, this post asks about the value of ether after the POS switch. This is not simply a "what will the price ...
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New user “recruitment” campaign?

According to the Area 51 stats for Ethereum, we seem to be doing fine on all stats except those related to number of users. I came here as a result of an announcement on /r/ethereum about a month back....
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Should we retag “exceptions” to “out-of-gas”?

Should we merge "errors" into "exceptions" tags? suggested that exceptions is too general. Since "out-of-gas" is the most common exception/error in Ethereum, should we retag/...
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Should we merge “errors” into “exceptions” tags?

Should we merge errors into exceptions?
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cbb tag should be merged with consensus-by-bet?

I tried the merge and didn't have enough votes for the tags. It seems obvious that we should merge them?
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Answer early, answer often!

We currently have 18 questions per day which is excellent regarding the quantity content is generated on our little private beta. But we now have to transit from quantity to quality. The answer rate ...
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Should we allow questions such as “what will happen in the future”?

Here's a borderline? one: What is the expected Ether issuance schedule after transition to PoS? Do we have a guideline of what's on-topic and off-topic regarding future releases of Ethereum?
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Should we rename the tag statetree to state-tree?

As follow-up of this question, should we rename the tag statetree to state-tree? It's two words and should be seperated by a dash. Here is how.
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Should we rename the tag smartcontract to smart-contracts?

As follow-up of this question, should we rename the tag smartcontract to smart-contracts? It's two words and should be seperated by a dash. It should be plural, like contracts. It should be a synonym ...
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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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Will the headers be plain once the Ethereum StackExchange launches?

Who designs the headers I see on StackExchange pages? Are they community created or does StackExchange themselves make them?
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Merge “contracts” and “smartcontracts” tags?

Is it possible to merge tags and should the contracts and smartcontracts tags be merged?
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Is there an “attack” on a user?

Reasonable questions seem to be asked by: https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/users/229/ripper234 But I noticed negative votes on their questions...
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Is this question about chinese exchanges on-topic? [duplicate]

https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/340/are-there-any-measurable-indicators-of-chinese-exchanges-accepting-ethereum This does relate to ethereum, but I'm not sure whether we want it (and ...
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Is it worth having a community wiki question about blockchain explorers?

Blockchain explorers will come and go, but I think it may be worth having a canonical question with a community wiki answer which lists those that are live. We can encourage people to edit the answer ...
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Is this question off topic, if so why?

What is the sentiment of Chinese exchanges with respect to accepting Ethereum? [on hold] up vote -2 down vote favorite With the recent successful news of Ethereum adoption, are the ...
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Is this on-topic?

Here's a question I'm thinking of posting and would like input if it's too subjective, or ways to improve it. Here are the flavors. A: "What are the most reasoned arguments why Ethereum will not ...
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Are we allowed to ask here if a question might be off-topic?

Or to get input on a question?
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Do we allow a dApp name to be a tag?

I don't think we should. Example: https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/metamask
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What should we do about badly formatted copy+pasted answers?

Answers from the Ethereum forum can be formatted quite poorly. Example of one that's been cleaned up: https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/posts/344/revisions I don't know if we'll be able to ...
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Should we combine correct answers?

In How can a contract run itself at a later time?, there are two answers which each capture roughly half of the answer. They should be combined, but I don't want to steal anyone's rep, or anything. ...
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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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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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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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What style guide would be most helpful for formatting questions and answers?

The earliest examples of formatting are most likely to become the norm for the site. Which of the following would be preferable, for example: Should there be a consensus on when to use bold face, ...
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Are questions about Ethereum's core development team on-topic?

I've been reading about Mike Hearn's departure from Bitcoin XT. The supposed in-fighting between Bitcoin's core developers reads a bit like a soap opera. It would be a shame if something similar were ...
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Do we steer opinion questions toward becoming design-tradeoff questions?

As is common on many SE sites, I see opinion-oriented questions that are off-topic. This is an example of one, here, I think. Whereas I think questions like this ask for an answer that demonstrates ...
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Are “find the code/package/link” questions on topic here? Don't we need a close reason for those?

On Stack Overflow find the software, find a tutorial, etc. is off topic. Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic ...
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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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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 ...