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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 ...
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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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Vote early, vote often!

A big shout out to all of us for a successful graduation into private beta. Let's make it a success now, and make sure we graduate into a full-fledged site. So, this is one post which every user of ...
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