As all of you may know or notice that many people don't read the tour or the help section to ask questions.
We have a lot of
Requests for analyzing ciphertext, finding hash preimages, identifying or decoding some code, or even reviewing full cryptographic designs are off-topic, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else and/or would be too long for this site.
type of questions. My ideas to reduce the submissions of these questions.
Ask Questionis clicked the cursor focused on the title, and there on the right we have a yellow box with the title
How to Ask. I suggest that we clearly write our the most common off-topic reason there.
When you write
how decrypt help messageon the title then you will see the related questions with 3 closed and one hold. This suggests me an idea, too.
If we write a canonical question that contains the most the common words of this type of questions and a similarly write and accepted the answer, in the same manner, it will be on the top of the
Questions that may already have your answer. It may show an indication. We may need to upvotes for both the question and answer to be on the top.
We can leave the answer to the community and lock the question, AFAIK, we cannot leave the question to the community.
update 04.02.2017: On the Tour of the Math.SE, they put an item with a link;
- Hints on mathematical problems (but please read our FAQ about homework questions) similarly, we can do the same for homework and help analyze type questions.
update: I've seen an example that a question left to the community.
Will these help to reduce?