I consider all proposals on topic as soon as there's a link with Ethereum.
Ethereum Core Infrastructure: on of course, otherwise nothing could be on topic
Stand-alone Ethereum Forks: on until questions are related to it's Ethereum legacy and not to specific aspects of the fork
Projects that implement the EVM: on, this is OUR EVM and we care for it even if ...
I believe that we should allow other cryptocurrencies to be discussed as long as they are in reference to or compared to Ethereum. Posts that are overly negative or positive of either Ethereum or any other cryptocurrency platforms in the post should be deleted or the user warned.
Once the Dogethereum relay is running there are going to be a lot of questions ...
Our site is for questions about Ethereum that have objective answers. Mostly they will be technical questions, since Ethereum is technology. But there could certainly be other questions that could be about economics, game theory, law, etc that are about Ethereum. Some of them may need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and some of them will probably ...
This is a Q and A site, and the topic is Ethereum.
I would say that questions that passively involve other blockchains are fine so long as the main subject matter is Ethereum.
That is to say I think:
"How do i integrate Dogecoin with the Ethereum blockchain" is OK (albeit vague)
"How do I do x, y, and z with Blockstream" is not.
It should be aligned with the help center / tour page to something like:
Ethereum, the decentralized application platform and smart contract enabled blockchain.
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Ethereum Core Infrastructure: on-topic, because the adoption would need to be orders of magnitudes higher to justify own StackExchanges
Stand-alone Ethereum Forks: on-topic, because not much questions anyway, we can tolerate them until one has a share of >10%
Projects that implement the EVM: on-topic, because same argument
Projects utilizing Solidity or ...
Swarm is part of the Ethereum project itself. While I had my doubts that it is still under active development, Alex van de Sande just confirmed on reddit that Swarm still has some dedicated people working on it. This would make it on-topic.
IPFS might be a different story, while it is not officially part of Ethereum; it is frequently used in combination to ...
I'm also in favor of including technical questions about Dogethereum and other blockchains built upon Ethereum. The reason is that Dogethereum users & developers (and other blockchains users & developers) don't have their own SE where they can make questions. So rather than having them ask questions on Bitcoin's SE, Ethereum SE should be the to-go ...
What a difficult question to answer.
Ethereum Core Infrastructure
Stand-alone Ethereum Forks
Projects that implement the EVM
Projects utilizing Solidity or Serpent
Smart Contracts and Frameworks
Distributed Applications and Storage
All of the above when NOT related to usage with Ethereum - on-topic unless they have a better technical forum to go to. We don'...
Yes, I think all questions about Solidity are on-topic as said by OP.
When this ESE (Ethereum Stack Exchange) graduates, if a relationship is set with stackoverflow, I believe that Solidity questions on SO can be migrated to ESE: Will it be possible to migrate questions between the trilogy and the Stack Exchange 2.0 sites?
This seems within the realm of reason, and I'd cautiously say "yes."
I could see it being relevant for software architectural reasons--picture, a year or two in the future, some country saying that income to a DAO is income to the token holders. This would be important to know!
That said, this is ignoring whether it'd be some source of liability--does ...
The issue is that nearly any blockchain-related system can be hooked into Ethereum somehow. Potentially one day there'd be some giant crypto-everything stack exchange, but for the moment this one is specifically for Ethereum.
I'd say any topic here has to have some reasonable relationship to Ethereum.
Ethereum Core Infrastructure: on topic, obviously.
There are a lot of great options, but I have to vote for How can a contract run itself at a later time?. For one, I think it is a short question that most Ethereum newbies would understand and be curious about. Moreover, while the top answer is long, it is an excellent response. Additionally, you can easily find answers to a lot of the other questions by ...
I will update my answer as further thoughts are developed.
I think legal questions like this are off-topics for this SE, similar to how trading questions are off-topic.
Answering the questions, the main guiding principle is the connection to Ethereum.
Stand-alone Ethereum Forks
Any Ethereum forks based on the Olympic, Frontier or Homestead versions: They ...
When this site was first proposed on area51 was an argument for everyone interested getting involved on bitcoin.stackexchange.com under an [ethereum] tag. Seeing as we decided not to do that but just focus on Ethereum I would have thought there is no argument for widening this site to include other cryptos. Those who are interested can either get involved on ...
I vote on-topic for all of the above, as default (assuming they qualify for a good question on other quality criteria). If at some point in the future, 2-6 consistently account for more than 25% (aggregate) of the Eth SE traffic then we may need to re-consider. For 5 and 6 I'd assume that it is understood there would need to be a link to Ethereum (rather ...
Yes solidity is always considered on-topic, even if used in other context, since it's central part of the ethereum ecosystem.
In the future, if there are ecosystems using modified solidity implementations which are not backwards compatible with ethereum, we could reconsider if such questions are off topic.
But for now there is really no point in migrating ...
IMHO, the network is Ethereum Classic, the currency Ether Classic, and the ticker ETC. (Or ETHC, but that didn't seem to make it as a symbol.)
I think the tag should be ethereum-classic. I don't think we would tag a bitcoin question btc.
Well, ETC is the most commonly used name that I've seen on the Etherium Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/ as well as most pool and exchanages that I've ssen. I'd assume that we'd want to keep it at ETC as well. And I think just tagging it with ETC should be sufficient.
I have to admit that I am on the fence about this issue. I thought about it more since I down voted that question. Even though I have more doubts now about the matter I still feel we should avoid allowing such questions. There is too much of an incentive for questions like these to focus on self interest instead of community.
I'm long on ethereum and I ...
If you have a question about ...
Specific issues with Ethereum, the smart contract enabled blockchain based consensus network, including Swarm and Whisper protocols
Specific issues with Solidity, Serpent programming languages and the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
Specific issues with smart contracts, decentralized applications and the web 3.0
I think it could be closed with this following reason from stackoverflow:
Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software
library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack
Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam.
Instead, describe the
problem and what has
been done so far to solve it.
If you want to live in public, you have to deal with people who have less knowledge than you, because they have been exploring a certain topic for a shorter time and not so much in-depth as you.
This is a question and answer site; people post questions about topics they want to learn, other people answer. Some of these questions will touch the parts of the ...
Ethereum Core Infrastructure: on topic, because this is an Ethereum stack exchange.
Stand-alone Ethereum Forks: off-topic, because either they are exactly the same as Ethereum in which case any questions are already covered or they differ in critical respects in which case these differences would cause confusion. That said questions about how to fork ...
It may take a little time to propagate through all the places, but I'm pleased to report that our site topic, has been fixed, for example see Closing>Off-Topic
This question does not appear to be about Ethereum, the decentralized
application platform and smart contract enabled blockchain, within the
scope defined in the help center.
Ethereum, public blockchain platform with programmable transaction functionality.
It provides a decentralized virtual machine that can execute peer-to-peer contracts using a crypto asset called Ether (unofficial code ETH).