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Moderator strike due to SE forcing AI-moderation policy - RESOLVED

Adding ourselves to an increasingly large list of sites, our moderator team is now entirely on strike. The problem We've decided on our meta that we do not want AI-generated answers. However, due to ...
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Should we disable automatic question protection on our site?

Protected questions are like locked questions, except that users with sufficient reputation are still able to interact with them. Automatic question protection can be enabled or disabled on a per-site ...
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Required vote count for closure has been lowered to 3

On our site, we need 5 votes to close or duplicate a question without the moderators intervene. In Stackoverflow, 3 votes enough. For example; see in this question. I've seen that most of the time we ...
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How can delet a bad-tag from Tags list or inform the moderators?

I find two questions using shors tag, when there is a tag (shors-algorithm), that I created some days ago, that is more precise and has the wiki. What is the procedure for a case like this, that there ...
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Do we need the license-key tag?

The tag license-key was first used on November 14, 2011. Despite being around this long, it's only got twelve questions, of which two have negative vote counts. Perhaps one could say that license keys ...
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Do we need the noise tag?

The noise tag is firstly used in Aug 12,2020 and currently there are two questions. The noise in modern cryptography is almost inevitable. We use it to mitigate from the determinism and in hiding, etc....
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What topics can I ask about here? needs an update

Recently ImLostPleaseHelpThx asked a question about implementing Deterministic DSA by Thomas Pornin (Java Errors) Nicely, once warned the OP read the ...
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Backticks showing in fenced code

You can now use backticks for code on StackExchange, e.g. this is code between fences! ... which is just ... ...
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Should we merge [hybrid] and [hybrid-encryption]?

I just noticed that we the following pair of seemingly duplicate tags: hybrid currently has 20 questions, and a tag wiki that says: Something of mixed origin. In cryptography, typically a cipher ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Recently, I flagged a two word answer from 2015. OP was asking how we know a cryptographic primitive is secure, and the answer contained exactly two words. In fact, the answer was so short that hidden ...
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Change the correct link for the $\LaTeX$ reference in our help center as well

According to this answer on the feature request "The MathJax help link should point to a more specific guide" we can change the link for our $\LaTeX$ help >>> here <<< to a site specific one. ...
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Change the link for the $\LaTeX$ reference in our help center

According to this answer on the feature request "The MathJax help link should point to a more specific guide" we can change the link for our $\LaTeX$ help here to a site specific one. This is the ...
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Our site logo's broken :(

As of now, our site's logo in the mid-top bar is broken, both on Crypto.Meta.SE and on Crypto.SE. Here's a picture of either site's logo: This bug was confirmed in private by a co-mod of mine and by ...
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Flagging error (resulting out of a HTTP ERROR 500)?

There seems to be something wrong with the flagging. When trying to flag this question I got an error. Reloading the page didn’t fix the issue (so it’s not a browser caching problem). When I click ...
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Use MathJax / $\TeX$ within Cryptography META

The main site of Cryptography uses MathJax extensively. I would like to have the same thing enabled on Meta. I can think of the following reasons to do so: it is more consistent with the main site; ...
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Should we get rid of programming-language related tags?

We‘ve got several programming-language related tags. For example: java and javascript Considering that we‘ve got a close-reason reading Off Topic – Programming questions are off-topic even if you ...
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Welcome message on the tour page

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 ...
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Question without bounty featured

The question "BB84 - Bits needed to detect Eve's presence" is still listed in the featured tab on the main site even though the bounty expired four days ago (wasn't awarded). Can somebody please fix ...
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Attack tag names?

There are two attack tags in plural (side-channel-attacks and timing-attacks). Those should probably be renamed? The tags distinguisher and distinguishing-attack are very overlapping, I think. Do they ...
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Deleting user's name

I'm so sorry for this post, but I think this is necessary. Although this site is designed for research, some users misuse it. These users choose a name for its profile that is a vilification. For ...
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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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Site logo background isn't transparent, looks funny if hidden in network profile

I was experimenting with the new ability to hide sites from the network profile and noticed that, while most sites I hid were cleanly grayed out, Crypto had an ugly white background frame around the ...
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Self-Promotion 2016

It’s time for community promotion ads again. For those who don’t know what that means: graduated StackExchange sites each have a meta question where users can submit ads. (Some examples: Security....
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Inconsistency in footer transition

The transition from the content box to the footer box seems a little broken on meta: For reference on main: Tested in Firefox and Opera.
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Meta Symbol broken on Mobile

In the mobile SE app, Crypto.SE has the new symbol, but Meta.Crypto.SE retained its old one, see the below screenshot. If using the browser, Meta has a grayed version of our new symbol.
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I don't know where I am, but I'm active in the profile

The state of the filter selection between questions and answers in the profile is not visible: but it is on Stack Overflow: Easy fix: Change the class name from ...
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It's so dark in here and I can change my next badge progress

Need more light! Need to change tracked badge, but can't! ;) Broken buttons: Result: I can't change the tracked badge, because clicking anywhere closes that dialog. The lightbox should probably go ...
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Flag to close dialog is positioned too far to the right and down

If you want to flag to close a question, the second dialog which provides the global close reasons is positioned too far to the right and down. I might even need to scroll a bit (depending on the zoom ...
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Site logo looks pixelated when zoomed in on Firefox

For some reason, Firefox (v43.0 / Ubuntu 14.04) isn't properly scaling up the new logo when zoomed in: (Click to enlarge.) The background scales fine, and so do e.g. the vote buttons (which come ...
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Privileges link icon obfuscates the text

The link icon of the Privileges link in the profile is positioned a little to much to the left. Something like a margin-right: -20px; would fix it, but it should be ...
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'Open Sans' font readability issues in site design (2015-12-22)

The current font seems to have problems with readability, probably with regard to weight distributions over the pixels. For instance, the bottom of the letter S (both in lower and uppercase, 's' and '...
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Correcting a tag

There is a dual-ec-drgb tag. However, the (in)famous byte generator is actually called DRBG (for Deterministic Random Byte Generator). DRGB makes no sense. Is there a way to fix this, or is this as ...
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Merge tags for "IND-CCA" and "chosen-ciphertext-attack"?

At the moment we have the two tags ind-cca and chosen-ciphertext-attack. However the tag ind-cpa is a synonym for chosen-plaintext-attack. Should we merge ind-cca into chosen-ciphertext-attack as ...
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Merge tags for DSA and ECDSA?

Currently we have both of these tags: dsa (40 questions) ecdsa (85 questions) Both are basically the same algorithm, just implemented over different groups. Would it make sense to merge ECDSA into ...
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What's up with the [cipher]?

We have the tag cipher having 103 questions. When should this tag be used, if ever? Isn't having encryption enough?
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Election notifications aren't being sent

I only discovered the election because I happened to check meta, which I don't do every day here. (The sidebar? It's carefully designed to be discrete and boring, so whoever notices anything there?) ...
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Merge [SRP-6] into [SRP]

At the moment we have two tags for secure remote protocol (SRP): srp (12 questions) srp-6 (15 questions) I suggest merging srp-6 into the more general srp.
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Should we still use [SSL] as tag instead of [TLS]?

This was originally decided at The big tag naming discussion in 2011: It looks like tls should be a synonym for ssl. While technically TLS is a different protocol than SSL, they are quite ...
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Double multi-encryption?

Just noticed we’ve got two alike tags: multiple-encryption Multiple encryption means encrypting a message two or more times using either the same, or a different algorithm. double-encryption Double ...
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Rename the [merkle-damgard] tag to [merkle-damgaard]

I noticed that merkle-damgard is spelled incorrectly. Correct spelling would be Damgård, but if å cannot be used in a tag name for technical reasons, it can be ...
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Multi-Party Computation tag synonyms

Based on what I’ve seen during my recent edit-frenzy, I would like to suggest the following tag-synonyms for the multiparty-computation tag: secure-multiparty-computation mpc (short for ”Multi-Party ...
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Blacklist the "homework" tag

homework should be blacklisted. We had the discussion once before about what to do about homework. There it was agreed that homework questions are find but we didn't like meta tags like homework. I ...
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https-everywhere breaks MathJax due to https/http mixed-content rules

I have been wondering about people writing things like $H(X) = \sum -p_i\ log_2 p_i$ all the time, until I figured out – with the help of a more web2.0-affine ...
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Typo in a custom close reason

Requests for analyzing or decyphering a block of data are off-topic here, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else. Please correct the spelling of deciphering. Moderators cannot edit custom ...
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Tag alias: PKE -> Public-key

A couple of times I've tried to tag something as pke, but the chosen tag is public-key. I think this is a very common acronym for public key cryptography, and do not think it would lead to confusion ...
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Missing link in the FAQ/help center

The help page for "What topics can I ask about here?" says: You might want to read this article on writing the perfect question – originally for Stack Overflow, but relevant here too. However ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: [hash-signature] ← [lamport-signature]

We currently have five questions about the the Lamport one-time signature scheme tagged with lamport-signature. Every single one of them is also tagged with hash-signature. While the tags differ ...
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Do we need the communication tag?

I recently noticed the communication tag. Should that tag exist? It seems to me like it is not very helpful. We could probably tag half or more of our questions with communication, which suggests ...
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Cryptography's favicon is inconsistent with larger icons

158x158 http://cdn.sstatic.net/crypto/img/apple-touch-icon.png 48x48 http://cdn.sstatic.net/crypto/img/icon-48.png Crypto's larger icons show Cr but the favicon is ...
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Timestamping tag

Could be created special tag for timestamping ? Cryptography Timestamping (a.k.a Trusted Timestamping), I think should deserve it's own tag. (IMHO "Cryptographic timestamping" is better name, because ...
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