Having read thousands of Bitcoin threads/questions on Reddit, there's constant references to "your 12/24 words" or "seed words".
They never once refer to
I have used Bitcoin Core for eons, and to me, the
wallet.dat is the thing to keep and secure. Not some "words".
Is this "seed words" stuff something that only applies to other wallets? But even if such is the case, why do they never, ever question or explain this when it's brought up? I'm starting to wonder if my Bitcoin Core is supposed to have a menu item called "View seed words" or something along those lines.
Does Bitcoin Core have "seed words" which I should also back up just in case I somehow nuke all my backups of my
wallet.dat file and/or forget the encryption passphrase for it? If not, why do they keep referring to these? Are even people discussing Bitcoin in depth online not using Bitcoin Core?