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“moved to chat” links broken

It seems at least some "moved to chat" links are broken, example http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/70394/discussion-on-answer-by-gilles-public-randomness-based-random-number-generator-u This is ...
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Does crypto.SE have systems for identifying systematic voting?

There seems to have been another round of negative waves, as:- Coincidentally it seems that one or several people all voted only once for the above answers, within an hour one day. And no comments ...
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Declined flags on questions which later get closed

I have noticed that a few of my flags (3 out of the last 5) for closure get declined, despite the flagged question later being closed for the very reason specified in my flag. Is there something I am ...
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Might a graphical TeX finder help anyone?

I came across Detexify, a graphical tool for finding the Tex symbol you need, and I wanted to share. Just draw what you're looking for...
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Flagging conspiratorial rants

On Sec.SE, it is not uncommon for people to flag (and delete) posts that spout conspiracies and do not give a real answer. I came across a question like that here on Crypto.SE and flagged it. The ...
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Why cannot I flag questions for migration to other SE sites besides Meta?

More than once I've tried to flag a question for migration to Math SE, Stack Overflow or Information Security SE. I do this by clicking on flag $\rightarrow$ should be closed $\rightarrow$ off-...
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Typing a circled plus sign or a boxed plus sign like a summation

How do I type a modular addition symbol or an XOR symbol the same way as a summation symbol in MathJax? It's for indicating use of the operation over a sequence of numbers.
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Where do I create a Wiki for a topic in Crypto?

I am currently working on Indistinguishability Obfuscation(iO) and I see that iO has no good wiki on Crypto.SE Where can I add a Wiki for the same? As e-sushi suggested I realised that it is not a ...
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Why don't I get any reputation by accepting my own answer?

I am currently writing questions and answers on my research topic namelly indistinguishability obfuscation. It would be great if I could get reputation if I accept my own answer as some of the time I ...
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Can I start a bounty twice for the same question?

I have a question here for bounty and apparantely nobody is bothering to answer.Can I start a bounty again for the same question?
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where can post questions related to coding theory?

I have some doubts in coding theory which has very less connection with Crypto. In which SE am I supposed to post them?
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What are you storing on my hard disk?

Since cryptography is all about transparency, I'd like to know what is stored in my 3 KB? Why isn't it a plain cookie? Is it so that it persists between automatic cookie clear outs? It appears to ...
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Can I get the logo somewhere and is it public domain?

I was thinking about putting it on a t-shirt. Edit: Maybe this is not appropriate here but I don't know where else to ask. Sorry.
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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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Request for migration to Math SE

How can I ask for request for migration to Math SE? I think my question is more related to the mathematics of a theorem than the exact cryptographic system or implementation of.
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Should I Ask about implementation specific problems with a library or algorithm here or on StackOverflow

Is this site suitable for asking questions about problems found on an implementation of an algorithm in a library or this types of questions should be asked on StackOverflow.
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Potential bug related to “Community ads must have an image hosted at i.stack.imgur.com”?

This suggested answer to our community ads uses the following code: ...
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How can I “prettify” complex equation systems in MathJax / $\TeX$?

I have the problem that I want to use a (long) equation chain to show the relation between two statements. How do I do that?
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How can I use MathJax / $\TeX$ to format bitwise operations?

There are many symbols available in MathJax / $\TeX$. How can I format the common bitwise operations using the formatting available on this site?
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Can we get a bugfix for the double-voting glitch when migrating Q&As?

After migrating this Q&A from Crypto.SE to Security.SE, I accidently noticed a bug/glitch related to migrated Q&As. Practically, this glitch - which needs either a bugfix or an explanation ...
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Merging an unregistered account

Yesterday, I had a question and wanted to post it on Cryptography Stack Exchange. However, my VPN was down at that time, so I cannot log in with my existing account. I had no choice but to ask that ...
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Can we promote cryptography-related events on this site?

Since a lot of people interested in cryptography visit crypto.stackexchange.com every day, I think that it is a very good place to promote crypto events. Maybe it would be possible by submitting some ...
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How to best format function / method names in TeX?

Functions commonly have multi-character names - mainly acronyms - in cryptography, much more so than in math. The question is how we can best format these methods in LaTeX? If we don't do anything ...
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Syntax highlighting

I tried to create a post with Java syntax highlighting. Obviously code blocks are supported, but syntax highlight hints seem to be ingnored. Is syntax-highlighting enabled on crypto? If not, should ...
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Slow editing in new website

For some reason, it appears that writing an answer can become really slow for me when I use Safari. This happens especially when the answer gets a bit long. Has anyone else encountered this?
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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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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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#5333 prescient answers

For #5333 Difference between stream cipher and block cipher the question and accepted answer are dated Nov 11 '12 but two other answers and a bunch of comments are dated Sep 22 '12 -- at least as ...
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Choosing a bounty winner

I asked a question, place a bounty, provided the clarifications, and got two magnificent answers. Alas, I feel like I don't have the expertise needed to choose the bounty winner. What do I do now ? ...
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Are technical questions about programs on-topic?

I would like to understand a bit how Aescrypt works. Since I only know little about cryptography and programming, I wanted to ask a question about how the files are created by Aescrypt? For example, ...
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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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Flagging as off-topic limited to meta

https://crypto.stackexchange.com/questions/8887/the-compilation-of-miracl-for-the-dsp-c6713-of-texas-instruments seems off-topic for crypto.se, but the only option available under Flagging > Closing > ...
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Old question suddenly appears in the first posts queue

I was presented today with this question in the first posts queue. The question was asked on May 27, last active on June 3, and the asker hasn't been back to the site since June 13. I've emptied my ...
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How to make list entry of many paragraphs?

List item can be 1 line long only, right?
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How to search for many tags?

As the topic says: how to search for posts containing two or more specific tags?
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Style for consecutive links

I ran into this a while ago and just noticed it on a newer answer to a question recently migrated here. The problem is if you have multiple links in succession, it is impossible to tell that there are ...
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Asking question about RSA on Stackexchange

There is an explanation of math behind the RSA on: What is the relation between RSA & Fermat's little theorem? It is answered by Antony Vennard. It looks very interesting, but unfortunately ...
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Why do i get captcha when posting a question?

Why do i get captcha when posting a question? Besides that - captchas cost like $1 for 1000 and don't protect from bots. They just annoy legal users.
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Is there a sandbox where i can test how the site works?

Is there a sandbox where i can test how the site works?
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Flagging a question twice

I accidentally flagged a question twice (for a different thing the second time) because I thought the first one had been declined when in fact it had been marked as helpful. Can the moderators delete ...
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Why does the site change how it displays comments?

EDIT: I got it to happen again, and this time it took much longer than 5 minutes. I've sort of noticed it happening before, but I wasn't sure, and even assuming I was correct I didn't have an idea of ...
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Link in comment

On this question I was trying to put a link in a comment. The link is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_(algorithm). But the end parentheses isn't part of the link. Is this a bug, or am I just doing something ...
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Why I dont have the badges i should be having?

I wish to understand why I do not have the Teacher and Supporter badges. I have already cast a few up votes, and my first answer did earn up votes on this site. Has this something to do with the fact ...
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Tag request: “semantic security”

It seems that we should have a tag for "semantic security". I've seen a couple of posts in the last couple weeks that would qualify for that tag, and semantic security is more than just about chosen ...
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are history of cryptography questions allowed?

I want to make some questions regarding the history of cryptography. particularly I want material/information about WWII german code breakers. Is this the site to ask the question or should I ask in ...
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My question has been closed. What do I do now?

So after the runaway success of A guide to moderating crypto.stackexchange yourself - close voting, mostly due to some shameless self promotion, and partly because I feel I do not have enough space ...
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typo in [integry] tag

I noticed two questions tagged integry. Shouldn't this be "integrity"?
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Stewardship of an ecryptfs tag

I am one of the authors and the current maintainer of eCryptfs, a cryptographic filesystem for Linux. It's been in the Linux kernel since about 2006. It's the cryptographic filesystem used by ...
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A guide to moderating crypto.stackexchange yourself - close voting

So one thing that came out of our recent chat meeting was that (and I'd sort of guessed this by nosing at people's profiles to work out how much SE-wide experience you have) some of our high rep ...
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Can we invite users to the private beta?

Ok so as has been raised a couple of times, we're fairly niche as SE sites go and are, like many of the public beta sites, not generating StackOverflow quantities of content quite yet. So obviously ...