As part of our on-going efforts surrounding the question closing and new user guidance experience, we are asked to provide new audience-specific formulations for our existing custom close reasons. I have moved this forward as there is no strong consensus around the side-bar notification and adapting the modal dialogue would probably end up similarly.
For this Q&A the reason we'll focus on is the following one:
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.
Please provide one full formulation of the new text for the close reason per answer (minor edits allowed as they come up).
Guidelines on interacting with answers in this Q&A:
- Upvote if you actively like a formulation
- Don't vote if you can live with it, and have no strong feelings in either direction about it
- Downvote if you actively dislike the formulation
- Comment to suggest minor improvements that keep the spirit of the formulation close enough and are likely to increase the quality
Guideslines on writing answers in this Q&A:
- A brief description (10-100 chars) This will be the headline of the close reason, similar to "Duplicate" or "Needs more focus"
- Usage guidance (25-500 chars) This will be shown in the voting / flag to close dialog
- Public post notice description (25-500 chars) This will be shown to everyone after the question is closed
- Post owner guidance (25-500 chars) This is additional info that will be shown only to the asker after the question is closed
- Privileged user guidance (25-500 chars) This is additional info that will be shown only to users with close / reopen privileges after the question is closed
Plus, ideally, explanations / justifications / similar for formulations.
It is also explicitly encouraged to copy (some / most) formulations from other answers if you think you found a better variant / better sub-part (attribution is also encouraged though).