We currently have an “on hold” reason stating:
Requests for analyzing ciphertext or 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.
Yet, every now and then, we get a question which doesn't ask about analyzing ciphertext, but rather keys or other kind of data.
all pub keys to be more random or not.
Anyway, this is only a recent example.
To keep it short: since the close-reason mentioned above limits itself to ciphertext, we could think about adapting the close reason a bit.
- Do you think adapting the close reason so that it would also cover non-ciphertext cases of ”analyze this for me” questions (eg: keys, s-boxes, etc.) generally makes sense?
- If your answer is “yes”, what would you suggest we change the close reason to so that we keep the currently covered cases but also include other things askers might ask us to analyze?