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Protect main page

The main page is the perfect opportunity for vandalism. Although having it unprotected allows everyone to improve it (which is uncommon), the risk is too great when the edit could just be done by an administrator. X 11:27, 7 January 2012 (GMT)

Header capitalisation

Please refrain from using Initial Caps in your titles. Use One initial cap; it's the style in current usage. For names such as Bitcoin Market, capitalise each letter of the word only for that name e.g "How to use Bitcoin Market".Genjix 07:23, 30 December 2010 (GMT)

Lets stick to the Wikipedia style guide. Genjix 21:07, 9 January 2011 (GMT)

Fonts for source code

MT, can you make the fonts bigger? I can hardly see the fonts for the <source> snippets. Thanks. Genjix 07:23, 30 December 2010 (GMT)

For the source snippets, this can be done by editing MediaWiki:Geshi.css I guess, use the discussion page there MagicalTux 14:59, 31 December 2010 (GMT)
Thanks. I didn't know about that- well you've sorted it now anyway ;) Genjix 21:09, 9 January 2011 (GMT)

Further Languages

There now are wiki URLs here for two languages in addition to English. How do bitcoin wikis for additional languages get started? For example, there are a number of bitcoin users whose primary language is spanish. Bitcoin has a number of German language readers too ... for example Go-Bitcoin]. User:sgornick 18:01, 8 February 2011 (GMT)

Those informations are available on the Wiki page. MagicalTux 08:30, 16 February 2011 (GMT)

Recent Changes showing New Users

Would an administrator please remove new users from the recent changes? It generally clogs it up and isn't helpful for editors. Thanks! --Firestorm 05:10, 26 May 2011 (GMT)

Contents of "Topic central"

I suggest adding "services". Phelix 12:30, 15 September 2011 (GMT)

This link should be displayed more prominently. Maybe something like: "spend coins". Also "trade" is very misleading because it is easy to think of trading bitcoins on an exchange but not buying goods and services.

Description of Bitcoin

The description of bitcoin is similiar to wikipedia article.--Kiba 19:53, 16 December 2010 (GMT)

It seems that the beginning of the introduction was made by Grondilu (french guy who sometimes comes on irc and auctions gold on the forum), see [1]. Since most of the bitcoin article on wikipedia was put together by the bitcoin community, it shouldn't be too difficult to have them accept publication here. In the meantime I see no harm keeping this for a few days, until we either get explicit authorization, or rewrite it into something more personnal. MagicalTux 21:47, 16 December 2010 (GMT)
In the meantime I have added a "wikipedia" source, thru adhering with the wikipedia CC by-sa license. MagicalTux 21:49, 16 December 2010 (GMT)
Authorisation isn't needed. We're complying with the Wikipedia license by sourcing their work. Shouldn't matter. Genjix 03:31, 19 December 2010 (GMT)

I don't like "the idea of using digital files as money" -- maybe "the idea of using digital information as money" ? 'files' has too specific a meaning in the computer context. Then again, most dollars and euros and other conventional currency are nothing but accounting entries in various databases.--Gavin Andresen 16:20, 22 December 2010 (GMT)

Maybe using with "bits of data"? (it's BITcoin after all). Anyway "files" doesn't seem appropriate... MagicalTux 12:25, 23 December 2010 (GMT)
"bits of data" sounds equally weird. I changed it to information. However, is it really information? Information is supposed to be human-readable quantitative data, whereas data is the raw stream... It doesn't fit data or information as it's a solution to a mathematical operation. We could write "the idea of using computed solutions to mathematical problems as money". Genjix 16:38, 23 December 2010 (GMT)
Ok, on second thought, I changed it. Genjix 16:39, 23 December 2010 (GMT)

I propose that the initial description of Bitcoin be the same as the one from Being invented in 2009 and by a specific pseudonymous person are not Bitcoin's greatest attributes. For example: "Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency." I'd make this change myself but can't seem to find that block of text to change it. weex

A bit cleanup ok?

Hi, during my learing phase esp. next week I would like to do some minor cleanups on the wiki (categorization, Renaming, formating, ...) as I guess it might be wise if somebody with a fresh mind would take a look on the articles. Is that ok for you or is this wiki a bit more 'discuss first and edit after that' ? --MandM 14:10, 13 February 2012 (GMT)

"Be safe from instability caused by fractional reserve banking"

Why this? Fractional reserve banking can be done with bitcoin just as it can be done with gold.