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Capture the flag questions

Currently we seem to get quite a lot of capture-the-flag questions. The idea of these capture the flag challenges is not to ask for a solution on the internet, it seems to me. Should we possibly ...
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Should we vote to close low-quality/homework questions, and if so, how?

We get scores of low-quality or homework questions where someone just pastes a question into the question box and hits submit. From the help center: Do we accept basic level/homework questions? ...
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Should we modify/adapt “Requests for analyzing…”?

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 ...
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How about a close-vote option for game challenges?

Should we have a specific close-vote option for "don't ask us to do challenges from games for you"?
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Should we add a close reason for requests for cryptanalysis of amateur schemes?

There are a bunch of questions asking to evaluate the security of an amateur cipher, clearly without knowing pretty basic stuff on cryptography or how SE works. You all know the type of question I'm ...
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What is the best way to deal with repeated off topic questions?

Earlier this week, a request of decryption of a text encrypted with an unknown classical cipher was posted on Crypto.SE. I flagged the question as off-topic but recognized the encryption as Vigenère ...
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Should this question have been closed?

The mods might have been a bit hasty in closing this question about the cube-root attack on RSA. The reason for closing was given as follows: Requests for analyzing or deciphering a block of data ...
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Other sites in close reasons

I don't know how it works exactly, but would it be possible to have some sites other than Cryptography Meta in the "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" list for ...
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Are we being too harsh with `analyze - decrypt a block of data`?

I recently voted to close this question for which the close reason is spot-on. The OP mentions that he's stuck so one can hope he's already tried something, but until he edits the question it'll be ...
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I fail to register a close vote mentionning that the question is off-topic and should be migrated

When I try to register a close vote for this about any question as follows close off-topic because... This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network the only choice that I have ...
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Add custom close reasons refering to Stack Overflow and Security.SE

We currently have three site-specific close reasons: Requests for analyzing or decyphering a block of data are off-topic here, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else. Requests for ...