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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, ...
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Are there Hats on IOTA Stackexchange too?

Hi I just got some Bonus Item on Bitcoin Stackexchange. It's a Hat! Will we have hats on the IOTA Stackexchange, too?
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Should IOTA Foundation founders, paid staff and IOTA Evangelist Network members be self-identified in their profile

Many of the people that chime in here are either/or founders, paid staff, paid advisers and members of the IOTA Evangelist Network group on Discord. As a service to the public and to new members, ...
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Should questions directed solely to the IOTA Foundation be allowed?

This is an example of such a question: https://iota.stackexchange.com/questions/2095/are-there-any-other-deliberate-defects-in-the-iota-source-code-that-have-not-bee EDIT: seems like OP deleted his ...
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Questions about Qubic

There are a few recent questions related to Qubic, for example: What are the differences between Qubic smart contracts and Ethereum smart contracts? What smart contract language does IOTA use? I'm ...
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Let's Advertise with Community Ads!

Now that we're in Public Beta, it's time to start thinking of how to spread the word! Let's start this Beta off strong by creating our own ads. Forgive me as a I plagiarize a post from Internet of ...
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Is there a reason to distinguish between the tags “ternary” and “trytes”

Today I approved an tag-edit adding the ternary tag to a question already tagged with trytes. I was torn between approving and outright rejecting it. Why? It's less due to the edit itself (which is ...
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Should “lost Iotas” questions be closed and redirected to discord?

Should questions like this: "Can I check that my SEED generated the address? Missing coins!" stay open and be answered or should they be closed as "off-topic" or as "duplicate" of a question that ...
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Introducing your pro-tem moderators

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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Why is this Iota-specific database question off topic?

I can see that question What are the length for address and seed was marked as "This question does not appear to be about Iota". The OP is asking about the length of IOTA addresses, so I am wondering: ...
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Why does the site icon have an L?

The title of the question says it all: wondering why the icon has an L, instead of an I? Is this a mistake by SE's designers, or is there a reason behind it? It confused me quite a bit, as I don't ...
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Clearing up some tag confusion

We've got a few tags tackling the theoretical basis of IOTA and the implementation of it that seem a bit messy. There are the following tags: tangle, iota-network, dag, iri, full-node, api and white-...
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Have MathJax Equations activated

On other SE sites (such as https://math.stackexchange.com) we have MathJax equations which are a great way to include any sort of formulas in posts, e.g. $\lambda$ becomes λ. Would it make sense to ...
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Replace points with Iota transactions [duplicate]

What would it take to replace the upvoting/points system on this site with Iota bounties/transactions instead? Iotaqa.com was already created, but it seems like that idea could apply to the many users ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Ideally, Moderators♦ are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Why are we still in private beta? What can we do to go public?

Based on Area 51 we have relatively decent stats especially for being private. I feel like activity is really slowing down due to the limited scope of the private beta. There are TONS of people who ...
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Do we need non-technical questions?

Here is a new question asked today: How many people joined the ICO? This question is related to IOTA, but do we need this kind of non-technical question ? In my opinion, non-technical questions ...
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Should negative vote need a comment?

I have seen that many good answers and questions have received negative vote without any feedback. E.g.: Can someone explain very simplified how the Winternitz OTS/Lamport OTS works? What are the ...
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Are duplicate questions good in some cases?

What happens with microtransactions if 1 IOTA = 1$ Does IOTA become less accessible the further its value increases? These questions answer the exact same thing. But the questions are phrased ...
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Are questions on projects that leverage the tangle/IOTA relevant?

For example, PEAQ is a project being developed on the IOTA Tangle infrastructure. Is this considered within the bounds of on topic?
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Necessity of empty Edits

I noticed quite some edits to questions as well as answers. Not to miss anything I like to check all edits done t the question before proceeding to reading an answer. Not checking edits wehre nothing ...
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Redundant answers to questions — encouraged?

Looking right now, we have a lot of contributors, but most questions get answered by 1 or 2 people at max. According to the metrics I saw on the stackexchange beta site, a goal of 2.5 answers per ...
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Are questions on Jinn relevant to the IOTA StackExchange?

See title -- JINN seems to be linked with IOTA, so to me the answer should be yes, but I thought I would pose it.
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Providing new version for edit I rejected?

This edit: https://iota.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/123 I rejected, because it changed the meaning of the first paragraph, while most of the other parts are really useful typo ...
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Are questions about buying and selling IOTA on topic?

Context: Where can I buy IOTA in USD? I asked the above question on the main site yesterday. It has a fair number of answers, but has received more down than up votes. Which is fair enough: part of ...
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Keeping tags clean from the start

I want to provide some basic reminders regarding tags. As many of you will know from the other SE sites you participate in, tags are not on the top of the pile functionality wise in the SE sites. ...
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Iota Tipbot for StackEchange?

How about having a tip bot here in StackExchange, like iTipBot (available on Twitter and Reddit)? Is it allowed by StackExchange's policies? Would probably have to monitor comments and answer to them....
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How should this site's general chat room be named?

The general chat room for this new site is called iota. Now that's quite boring. So, how should the main chat room be named? It is custom to use a clever play of words on the topic of the site.