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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)

We recently had the question here on meta coming up whether we should make "request for analyzing the security of a scheme" one of our three site-specific close reasons. Obviously this would mean we ...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2019 edition)

A couple of years ago we voted on our site-specific off-topic close reasons. Since then we have updated them every now and then, improving formulations and the like. However I have noticed that ...
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(When) are reference requests actually on-topic here?

I recently realized that we have some contradictory documentation on our site (and, probably, contradictory beliefs and opinions among users) about the topicality of questions asking for off-site ...
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Towards an acceptable solution for textbook requests

So we've had a bit of a debate in chat between the mods and some users (more users in chat would be awesome) about reference request posts. I thought, having slept on it for two nights, I would lay ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Cryptography's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They've replaced the pro tempore mods — please thank both groups for ...
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What should be done with reference-request tag?

I noticed today that we now have a reference-request tag. Anyone who has been on the site for a while will know that literature recommendations and "list" questions are offtopic. A lot of the ...
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Can I ask questions about research journals?

Can I ask for a list of journals that are good enough to publish research work based on the topic related to cryptography? I didn't see journal tag, hence I am thinking that it is not a place to ask ...
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Is it possible to request references?

I really do like the Cryptography StackExchange, but as long as I know requesting references is not allowed. I was wondering whether any form of reference request is accepted? The point is that, ...
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Crypto “chatcasts”?

So, I have an idea... this is based partly on the fact that certain things such as book lists and subjective discussion aren't great fits for the SE engine (although communities have been known to ...
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Can we add a 4th custom close reason?

We have discussed it here and feel that a 4th custom close reason would be useful to have based on our statistics of recent migrations. Can the SE staff please up our number of close reasons to 4? ...
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Appealing the closure of the question 'more technical reading on the ongoing (alleged) Chinese cyberattacks'

The question More technical details on the ongoing (alleged) Chinese cyberattacks was recently closed by a moderator, with the explanation given that "reference requests are considered off topic here"....
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Should we change our response to questions asking for recommendations?

Every once in a while (new) users ask for recommendations for learning about cryptography, i.e. this question. These recommendations include: Literature Books Articles PDF Exercises Webpages ...