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How to get more questions? Migrate from other SE sites?

It seems that we got at a dead point. There are no new questions for two days, and only 3 questions at all since the time the public beta should have started originally, with 52 questions - of those ...
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Is this area just about "modern" cryptography?

Cryptography is a very old subject in History and while many people concentrate on the Computer Age cryptosystems, quite a few people can be interested in older cryptosystems like oldish ...
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Private Beta Extended -- Still Going Strong

The Community Team spent some time looking at Cryptography's Private Beta today, and we saw a lot of good things: Crypto has a good amount of meta activity (and you are very civil!), you are asking ...
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Tag cleanup and tag wikis before public beta?

I think it would useful to have some cleanup in the existing tags, as well as descriptions (e.g. tag wiki excerpts) for those we want to retain here. (For duplicate or ill-named tags, see The big tag ...
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The big tag naming discussion

We need to make these tag naming decisions (mostly together with synonyms). Do we want gpg or gnupg? (The other one would be made a synonym). ✔ It looks like gnupg is better. (Done.) Should we use ...
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Ownership of content in questions/answers?

I previously asked about if this was the site for asking about new algorithm techniques but this leads me to ask about who owns the content made available in the question, the content made available ...
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Tags: singular or plural?

I just had a look at the Tag list, and found both password and passwords. Obviously we don't need both. A similar point would be hash and hash-functions. There also are modes, s-boxes, resources, ...
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Is this the place to ask about crypto-algorithm creation/new techniques?

For almost 7 years I've been working in algorithm creation for new encryption systems. I'll be the first to tell you that my goals are lofty and that it's no small task to make something worth using. ...
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how to decide between Cryptography.SE and Security.SE?

I asked advances in usability for cryptography/authentication and one of the commenters raises a good point: should this be in Security.SE? Is there a good rule of thumb between the two? e.g. if it ...
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Are "How to use cryptography-program X" on topic?

This example https://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/90/how-can-i-add-my-picture-to-my-public-key-using-gnupg got already 3 off-topic close-votes. Should we send such questions to superuser.com, ...
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Are questions on specific implementations of crypto in a specific device/application/system on topic?

Would it be permissible to ask questions like "What sort of encryption does IE 9 support in HTTPS mode" or "What sort of cryptography does the iPhone use to keep user 3g data secure"? Edit by ...
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Do we need MathJax?

Pretty much as it sounds. Certain cryptographic functions can be described mathematically. Is there a need for MathJax here?
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Are coding theory questions allowed?

Is it allowed to ask theoretical questions about coding theory?
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How to guide questions to the best site

During the proposal phase, there was considerable discussion of the overlap between Cryptography and the crypto-related areas of IT Security, Theoretical Computer Science , and Mathematics. See Scope ...
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Do we want "literature recommendations" and similar "list/subjective questions"?

Our very first question was https://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/1/crypto-class-in-college-but-looking-to-take-it-to-the-next-level, asking about book recommendations. By design, this is not a ...

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