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Right now we got this message on the tour page:

Cryptography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for software developers, mathematicians and others interested in cryptography. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about cryptography.

I think the term software developers is misleading, because those tend to care more about:

  • Libraries and their usage
  • Implementation of their own crypto code, possibly their own design

Usually questions in this direction are marked off-topic, e.g. because they are about implementation, programming or usage of cryptographic libraries.

Although cryptographic protocols can be in the purview of software developers, most of our on-topic list in the help center are primarily adressed towards researchers / scientists in the field, who are only noted as "others" in the welcome message.

I would suggest changing the message on the tour page in a manner to reflect the scientific focus of this site

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    $\begingroup$ I added a few answers so people can vote, though if anyone has a better wording, feel free to add to the list. $\endgroup$ – mikeazo Oct 1 '16 at 6:16
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How about this (emphasis added to highlight the change, would be removed before posting)

Cryptography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cryptographers, mathematicians, computer scientists and others interested in cryptography. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about cryptography.

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  • $\begingroup$ I went ahead and made this one the text on the tour. If the others ever get more votes, we can switch. $\endgroup$ – mikeazo Oct 3 '16 at 19:26
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    $\begingroup$ I liked this one, but why putting "mathematicians" before "cryptographers"? $\endgroup$ – Hilder Vítor Lima Pereira Oct 10 '16 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Vitor, I changed the order. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – mikeazo Nov 4 '16 at 13:59
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No, we shouldn't change it at all. It is just fine the way it is.

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How about this (emphasis added to highlight the change, would be removed before posting)

Cryptography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cryptography enthusiasts. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about cryptography.

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How about this (emphasis added to highlight the change, would be removed before posting)

Cryptography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for mathematicians, information security professionals and others interested in cryptography. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about cryptography.

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