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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What content from this site was detected as "malware" in the data dump?

For context: about every month, Stack Exchange publishes an XML data dump of all posts and comments on all sites to the Internet Archive, so that all CC-licensed content is retained in a permanent ...
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Is it the right time to add `atomic-swaps` tag?

There is already one question in need of such a tag. It is also worth considering adding a more specific tag, much like xmrig has its own tag, xmr-btc-swap might have its own as well. The latter would ...
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Add Tag i2p-zero

i2p-zero doesn't live in the monero project namespace, but still the java package name is org.getmonero.i2p-zero So, is the monero stackexchange the right place for Q&A about i2p-zero ? If yes, ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Monero's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Monero Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 26 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Should the title be always a question or not?

Looking at the edited posts from contributors, I noticed that sometimes the titles are changed from affirmative to interrogative form, but many times not. I didn't find a definitive guideline in ...
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Can a moderator modify or delete comments?

As on the title, is it possible for a moderator to modify or delete comments?
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Number of questions regarding forking

Unfortunately there are now a high number of questions regarding forking Monero presently. Whilst I think it's right to help hobbyists / students / academics with forking questions, the recent ...
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Additional Moderators Needed

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, I need to appoint another provisional Moderators to help moderate this site. Ideally, ...
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Cleaning up low quality posts

There are a lot of low quality posts about issues that can be resolved by following guides that are already present on the StackExchange. In addition, there's a lot of questions pertaining to similar ...
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Dealing with specific user patterns

So I've noticed one user who often comes, asks questions, and disappears. I believe many of those questions are not actual problems the user is facing but just for the sake of asking, and many of them ...
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Stack Exchange Language Policy

As there have been several questions in languages other than English in recent days I think it is worth sharing this Stack Exchange Policy More specifically the policy states: Direct programmers to ...
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Discussion about moderation decisions belong in meta

Extended discussion about moderation decisions belong in meta, not in question comments or in answers themselves. Recently some of my moderation decisions have been questioned by a new participant in ...
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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 Monero? Privacy Security Scalability Mining Daemon Command Line, ...
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How long will Monero stack-exchange remain in beta?

On the area 51 website it states that sites usually stay in beta for 90 days to gain mass. This site has been in beta for 332 days! How long will beta last?
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Any interest in a Monero FAQ list organized by categories?

The idea is not my own. I saw 5chdn post about it on Reddit and thought it was a good idea. I am willing to spend time organizing some questions into categories if people like the idea. However some ...
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Where can I post a guide about how to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 for monero?

I just registered here, because I want to tell people how to install latest release on a RPI 3. Any suggestion where I can post a guide?
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How can we encourage more Questions/Day?

Our answer % and visits per day stats remains healthy both of which help make Stack Exchange very useful for the community. At some point there was a GitHub conversation (I cannot find the link at ...
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Ringsize or ring-size

Following this discussion mixin was changed to ring-size Should we change ring-size to ringsize based on this GitHub pull request? Should ring size be one ringsize or two ring-size words on Stack ...
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Adding a logo to our Stackexchange

Many other StackExchange sites have a logo on the traffic page. How can we go about getting one of our own, as opposed to the default blue chatbox and M we have now?
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Mixin vs Ring Size

Historically, many SE tags have been inspired from Monero source code (see monero-wallet-cli, monero-wallet-gui, txpool and other examples). I followed the conversation related to this pull request ...
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Tags synonyms for rewards

block-reward and mining-reward have the same description and seem very close to me. Shouldn't they be made synonyms?
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Tags for important but seldom-discussed topics

One tag in particular is "Orphaned-blocks." There is no tag for this. It would be nice to be able to search on that tag. The concept is central to proof-of-work and scaling and network limitations. ...
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Follow up questions

If your original Stack Exchange question is answered and you have additional follow up questions, please create new Stack Exchange questions to ask them. Comments should not be used for separate ...
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GUI tag discussion

monero-core failed as a SE tag because its usage was not always consistent with its intended meaning. For that reason I was happy to see this pull request today from moneromooo-monero with the ...
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Thank you comments

If someone provides a helpful answer you can upvote it. There is no reason to make "thank you" comments underneath answers or thank people in advance by saying "thank you" or "thanks" when asking a ...
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Affiliate codes and self promotion

Please do not post answers containing affiliate codes or affiliate links. If your answer is deleted once please do not post the same answer again and expect different results. You should try deleted ...
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xmrplayer Automated XMR closed source miner

Yesterday 2quick4u deleted two answers from xmrplayer who was using this gag name on SE. Today I deleted another answer from the same user using a new alias. Even easier is to use playerz automated ...
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Is this MRL question too specific, too advanced, or too narrow, etc.?

One of my questions is unanswered. Perhaps there are very few people who would know how to adequately answer it. Is it "okay" to leave a question this specific unanswered? I'm wondering if I should ...
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Need for cold wallet instructions instead of an external link

This question is an important one for which I think a detailed answer needs to be on Stack Exchange itself. The answer links to a thorough but external guide But for an actual, detailed response, ...
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When the help center says meta is for reporting bugs, does it mean bugs in the StackExchange page or bugs in monero software?

The help center says meta is for reporting bugs. Per an answer to this question, it seems like the bugs to be reported should be with the StackExchange monero page itself and not the monero software. ...
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How much do question titles matter?

We receive a lot of traffic from Stack Overflow usually from hot network question listings. Sometimes that referral traffic correlates with our most popular questions. However, other times referral ...
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Rename "bitmonerod-commands" as "monerod-commands"

bitmonerod is now monerod Should bitmonerod-commands change to monerod-commands? Alternatively, should the bitmonerod-commands tag be removed in favor of using the more general monerod instead?
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Need help to understand the downvotes in SHA-256 question and answer

The question is here. There was obviously immediate interest, due to quick down-voting in the first hour the question existed. Please help me understand. My technical prowess isn't the best, but it ...
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Improving tag wikis and usage guidance

Based on the success of a similar effort on Ethereum SE lets apply the same process developed by 5chdn here. Priority List Tags used more than 25 times** These tags should have both a good usage ...
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Is there a need for Legacy CryptoNote tag preservation?

Monero has now abandoned some of the legacy CryptoNote terminolgy it inherited. As a result some new master tags were created. As an example monero-wallet-cli has replaced simplewallet in Monero v0....
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Should legal questions be allowed on this stack?

Do we want to allow this sort of question on Monero SE? As an alternative would it be better to refer users to https://law.stackexchange.com/ instead?
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Can we get communtiy ads?

Community ads allow a stack exchange site to advertise various community resources on the side bar. For example, we could advertise the reddit community, or the forum funding system. We can also ...
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Tag synonym suggestions

Currently there are 6 different tag synonyms waiting for approval. Please share your approval (or disapproval) of them. In particular more feedback is requested for this question. Which do you link ...
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Should the "seed" and "mnemonic-seed" tags be synonyms?

I was going to suggest the synonyms but do not have enough reputation (1250) to do so
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Benefit of "Monero compared to X" questions

Is there any benefit to the "How does Monero compare to X coin" questions that keep popping up? For example: https://monero.stackexchange.com/questions/2292/how-is-monero-different-than-ethereum ...
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Any ideas for a tag to capture solutions built on top of Monero?

I noticed that there's no appropriate tag for this kind of question. Any ideas? It could capture these tie-ins using tx_extra, lightning-type or other tier 2 solutions etc. It's not really sidechains (...
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What is Monero Meta?

I saw it in my profile and went to check it out but don't understand what the difference is with here. It also doesn't allow Monero tags.
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Are questions about trading and markets okay?

Are questions about trading and markets okay? For example, could I ask "has there been any correlation between the monero price and amount of development activity in the past?"
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Mathematic symbols in answer

I wanted to refer to refer to this this link as an answer to this question, and copy/paste its content for the ease of use. However, the format of math symbols does not work on this site. There is ...
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