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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)

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)

Myths about Bitcoin page

Myths needs more love! Not sure what to add there, but lets work on this and put it on the front-page. Genjix 21:15, 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)

Please remove text about Fractional Reserve banking!

This needs to be removed immediately from the front page: "Be safe from instability caused by fractional reserve banking and central banks. The limited inflation of the Bitcoin system's money supply is distributed evenly (by CPU power) throughout the network, not monopolized by banks."

Nothing about Bitcoin has anything to do with Fractional Reserve Banking. Fractional reserve banking will exist with bitcoin. Also, inflation is not limited by any bitcoin algorithm- only the currency supply which are two different things. Please read this article!

Even if you change "limited inflation of the Bitcoin system's money supply" to "limited increase of the Bitcoin system's money supply", it would still be wrong because money supply includes demand deposits which are not limited by Bitcoin. The only thing limited by Bitcoin is the currency supply.

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.

Wiki crash the browser!

More info here:

"" I dont know if wiki discussion belong here but I could not find a better forum so I post it here. Mod is free to move it into right place.

And to the topic. The picture says more than tousands of words, and this appear ONLY if I click a link to the bitcoin wiki at the domain regardless where the link are posted.

Since the wiki are linked pretty often on the forums here, its important that this gets fixed ASAP.

Looks like something on the wiki is REALLY badly coded. Since this appear only when clicking a link to the wiki, be sure to check the referer header coding at the server, it seems to return something (either bad headers, bad HTML or creepy JS) that the browser frowns upon when presented with a referer of something else than the wiki referer. Or maybe the redirect from* to* are b0rked. Also since this appears in a transistion from NON-SSL to SSL, it might be a bug in the SSL handshake of the wiki server.

Browser version: 8.0.6001.18702

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This really needs to be fixed ASAP. I post a copy of it here in discussion of main page so administrators can pick this up and hopefully fix the problem. Sebastian 01:33, 24 November 2011 (GMT)