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Please delete the tags [de] and [s]

I was tagging some question, and my IME was in the state for entering Chinese, and I mistyped these letters. At the same time, it seems [cryptographic] and [chess] are irrelevant for us, delete them ...
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Should we have the [iso] tag?

In a question asked not long ago, the iso tag was created. The tag referred to the International Organization for Standardization. But the word ISO can have other meanings due to its widespread use, ...
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Trivial question: is the [instantiation] tag separate from the [algorithm-design] tag?

For a new question I asked, I wanted to tag it instantiation. However, upon discovering such tag doesn't exist, I turned to algorithm-design. I'd think algorithm-design encompasses instantiation, for ...
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Should we have a "rotor-machines" tag?

A search for the word rotor on SE Crypto brings up fifty questions. Most of them are about the Enigma, of course, but some are about the Bomba and Bombe, and one is about the Fialka (a Russian ...
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The tag "o" : Which type of questions

I do not understand the o tag. Which topics does it refer to?
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About the tags SHA-3 and Keccak?

Could someone explain the difference between the tags sha-3 and keccak with one example?
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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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Should [tag:ecdsa] be a separate tag from [tag:dsa]?

In a recent question, I tried to edit in an ecdsa tag, but it's shown to be aliased to dsa. I don't quite agree with this, as DSA is pretty much obsolete (due to it being poorly specified and poorly ...
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Allow Crypto.stackexchange.com to offer a basic peer review functionality?

I know that it is possible to ask specific questions about cryptography in this site, and that generic questions are discouraged as it is not clear how to answer them (effectively general questions ...
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Do we need a multiple-recipient(-encryption) tag?

Do we need a multi-recipient or multi-recipient-encryption tag? That would be used for MRES (Multiple-Recipient Encryption Scheme) specific questions? I think that MRES and related acronyms (MRSES for ...
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Tag purpose: quantum-cryptography

There are currently 98 questions tagged quantum-cryptography. These largely fall into five categories: quantum key distribution, which is the only topic mentioned in the quantum-cryptography tag ...
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Do we need rfc7748 tag?

The rfc7748 tag currently has 2 questions with 0 watchers. Do we really need this tag?
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Tag purpose: optimization

The optimization was created in only in July of this year and has no usage guidance or tag wiki. It has seven questions, most of which are about the colloquial use of the term ‘optimization’ to mean ‘...
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Tag purpose: attack

Cryptography is all about defending against attacks by intelligent adversaries. What purpose does the attack tag serve that is not served by the mere use of Crypto.SE as a medium in the first place? ...
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Tag purpose: forgery

There are 45 questions tagged forgery; nearly all of them are also tagged either mac, signature, or authenticated-encryption, or tagged with a specific scheme like elgamal-signature—see search for ...
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Do we need separate GHASH, GCM, and AES-GCM tags?

GHASH is used essentially only in AES-GCM. The ghash tag was introduced in late 2018 and applies to only five questions that were all asked within the span of one week. In contrast, there are over ...
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Why do we have a trust tag?

The trust tag appears to have been introduced in the past two months and has now been applied to three questions with no common theme that I can discern besides the use of the word ‘trust’: Do people ...
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Should hard-problem be made a synonym of hardness-assumption?

Should the tags hard-problem and hardness-assumption be merged or be made synonyms of each other? They are both used for the exact same things (cryptographic hardness assumptions).
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Should keys-size be renamed to key-size?

We have the key-size tag its synonym, key-length. However, there is another tag with a non-negligible number of uses called keys-size. Notice the extraneous s. Should this be renamed to key-size?
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How is the quantum-resistance tag different from the post-quantum-cryptography tag?

The prior thread on Quantum tag reform did not discuss quantum-resistance, and there are many more questions tagged post-quantum-cryptography. The dominant nomenclature seems to be post-quantum, not ...
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Introduce "secp256k1" tag?

Currently, there is no tag for "secp256k1". Given how important Bitcoin has become, it might be time to have such a tag. Doing so would make it easier for users to find and answer secp256k1-related ...
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Introduce "competition" tag

We currently have no competition tag. We however do have a SHA-3-competition tag. Should we introduce a "competition" tag and then convert the SHA-3-competition tags to that tag (together of course ...
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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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Vox Populi stuck at 39 and failed

I was decided to read algebraic attacks and gave points as usual. I got the Suffrage badge. Vox Populi badge continued as I continue. It stuck at 39 and did not allow me to gave any points. Now, it ...
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Cannot remove a tag because I did'nt change in the text

When I want to remove an unrelated tag from a question, I faced a problem; The system doesn't allow to save me because I didn't modify the text. Adding, however, a tag doesn't require to touch the ...
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Introduction of quantum-cryptanalysis tag

Currently quantum-computing is about cryptography performed using quantum computers. Of course, questions that involve Shor's- or Grover's algorithm are not created to perform cryptography. They are ...
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Can we please have $\LaTeX$ in tag excerpts and tag wikis?

It has been brought to my attention in a private correspondation that Our tag wikis / tag excerpts don't support $\LaTeX$, that is you won't see the rendered result, but rather the $\LaTeX$ code ...
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Proposal for new category of tags: programming-interface and misuse-resistant

While programming questions are very certainly off-topic for Crypto.SE, very frequently programmers would hurt themselves by misusing (or sometimes abusing) cryptographic algorithms. This meta post is ...
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Do we want bitcoin/cryptocurrency related questions? A cryptocurrency tag?

This question is inspired by this recent comment. My first thought in response to this was to create a cryptocurrency tag. However, we have been receiving a lot of questions here about bitcoin/...
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Tags page looks weird when there are no search results

On the Tags page, when there are no search results (e.g. if you search for test2), the tag list shrinks, but there's still a white ribbon visible in the footer, ...
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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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Should we merge the "Rijndael" tag with the "AES" tag?

We currently have the tags rijndael (59 questions tagged) and aes (1135 questions tagged). Since all Rijndael questions tend to boil down to being about AES, it could make sense to make rijndael a ...
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Split of quantum-computing tag

Our quantum-cryptography tag currently reads: Quantum cryptography describes the use of quantum mechanical effects to perform cryptographic tasks or to break cryptographic systems. In particular ...
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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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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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Are [crc] questions on-topic here, and should they be?

Thanks to a recent question, I realized that we have a crc tag, with 17 questions and the following tag wiki excerpt (quoted verbatim): The Cyclic Redundant Check is non-cryptographic error-...
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Password hashing tags?

There is the (relatively) recent tag password-hashing, but most questions about the subject lack it. Many of them are tagged passwords + hash. There is also pbkdf which is almost the same thing as the ...
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Merge “file-encryption” tag with “encryption”?

I just noticed we have a file-encryption tag and an encryption tag: encryption (1,603 questions tagged) Encryption is the process of transforming plaintext using a cipher into ciphertext to make it ...
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Should we correct tag "Attribute-based-encry"?

Current name of tag attribute-based-encry is incomplete and could be changed since there is still some space (maximum is 25). It would be nice to have attribute-based-encryption but it doesn't fit (...
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Tag excerpts lacking usage guidance

Like I wrote in chat, I think that some of the tag excerpts on this site could use some work, especially with regard to usage guidance. The purpose of tag excerpts and guidelines for writing them are ...
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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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Questions about some tags: siphash, historic, integrity

Some unrelated questions about tags: I see siphash has resurfaced. Its been created and removed before, I think I've done both at least once. Should it be kept this time? Should old questions about ...
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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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Quantum tag reform

Currently we have two quantum related tags: post-quantum-cryptography quantum-cryptography I suggest replacing post-quantum-cryptography by quantum-computers or quantum-computing. It should be ...
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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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Why are [tag:prg] and [tag:prng] distinct?

I'm not sure if there is a real difference between a Pseudo-Random-Generator (PRG) and a Pseudo-Random-Number-Generator (PRNG), whiches tag is synomized with random-number-generator. I think we ...
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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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Why there is no [pkcs7] tag?

There is 17 questions that deals with PKCS7, but there is no pkcs7 tag. Is there a particular reason for this, or it was just not created ?
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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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