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Congratulations! Cryptography is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Cryptography has already met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites, and today joins in the new design-...
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Cite link for crypto.se?

Other Stack Exchange sites like Theoretical CS, Mathematics and Physics have cite links for questions and answers: Since this site has a similarly academic focus, I think it might be useful to have ...
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Moderator Election Coming Soon

I'm happy to announce that this site has been cleared for graduation… congratulations! Unfortunately, there has been a long backlog of sites waiting for their custom site design, so rather ...
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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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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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Setting up crypto challenges - call for volunteers

Ok, so another wacky promotion idea I had. I would like to add I had it before somebody else launched theirs! Anyway, here is the concept: Challenges As discussed in chat, I suggested we run some ...
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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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Who is interested in competing (underhanded crypto)?

I came across the Underhanded Crypto Contest recently. Anyone on here interested in forming a team and putting together a submission? The idea is to design a cryptosystem or modify an existing one, ...
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Tag purpose: hash-collision

hash - Lots of entries, lots of obvious purposes hash-collision - 78 at time of writing collision-resistance - 21 hash-collision∩collision-resistance - 6 Not quite sure where, but somewhere on ...
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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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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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How to ask for telltale signs that quantum computers become danger to classical cryptography?

I recently proposed this question: "Telltale signs that quantum computers become danger to classical cryptography?". It was closed as "primarily opinion based". How can the question be modified to ...
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Is asking for help with new proofs on-topic?

Is it appropriate and on-topic to ask for help with provable security? For example, would it be reasonable to ask for technical assistance in applying the Leftover Hash Lemma to show that a sum is ...
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Meeting people interested in crypto and programming

I have done some basic microcontroller programming in the past. I am now just starting to learn C++ and plan to move into Java and SQL eventually. I just got done reading one of Simmons books. It was ...
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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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Interested in the SE moderation process?

Then the assembly is the room you need. As some of you may or may not know, moderators have a room that's hidden from public eyes. There's several reasons for this: We need, sometimes, to discuss ...
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Let's actually vote on our help-center sections!

Every now and then we see a clarification and minor change of the scope of Crypto.SE here on Meta, e.g. our resolution on side-channel considerations being on-topic as well as explicitly clarifying on ...
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Bouncing tags when going to new line

I noticed this today on a question. To be honest I am not completely sure what triggers it. Something along the lines of the last tag goes to the second line, but on hover, the "edit tags" link ...
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Little time-related bug in the chat

I just noticed a small glitch in the chat: the “x time ago” text does not seem to update correctly, resulting in a bit of a contradiction as the screenshot shows… The comment by Pawel (posted 1 day ...
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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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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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Horizontal line on Crypto SE

I have just noticed that this "issue" apparently is something that only concerns Crypto SE. And yes, I get how nitpicky this might seem. ;) EDIT: Picture was taken from Crypto-meta (Questions, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Policy change proposal: Minor OpSec edits

Right now the official policy for accepting and rejecting sub-2k user edits includes the following statement: Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found it. ...
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Cutting off “deleted comment timeline”

Here is a bug with the new design. I'm in Chrome. On a "wide enough" screen, the "deleted comment timeline" shows up like this: If I shrink the screen enough, I get this: However, there is a range ...
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Strong text a bit too strong

In the new site design I think that the bold style is a bit too strong. This can be fixed by using Semi-Bold font face, i.e. replacing: ...
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Can we get a better example question for our site tour?

I just happened to visit our tour page, and noticed that the example answers shown there are... not quite the kind we'd really like to encourage: Part of the problem is that the tour page ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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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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Appealing the closure of the question 'more technical reading on the ongoing (alleged) Chinese cyberattacks'

The question More technical details on the ongoing (alleged) Chinese cyberattacks was recently closed by a moderator, with the explanation given that "reference requests are considered off topic here"....
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Handling and tagging of questions involving home-grown schemes?

Sometime we have questions about a home-grown scheme, typically a weak cipher, sometime ill-posed; e.g. recent example 1 and example 2. This is related to Should we allow questions about amateur ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited!

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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Chat meeting #2 on tuesday, 24th of january 2012

So I've got myself in gear and organised chat meeting number 2, a chance for as all to get together in chat. I apologise for only giving six days notice. Things I think we should consider covering: ...
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help needed for a latex and posting problem?

when i write the question in between $$ signs and use latex format for the math expressions I face a weird problem. after posting the question when i check it i don't see them in the correct format. ...
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Should we allow minor edits for 0 points as Wikipedia does?

If the site allowed minor edits--the correction of up to three language errors--by folks who have reached a certain point level or number of edits, we might see many posts get cleaned up very quickly ...
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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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Canonical resources on “Identify this cipher” questions

There have been a number of questions along the lines of "what cipher was used to encrypt this data", and they have all been (rightly) closed as off-topic (as discussed here). I think it's correct to ...
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Side text preview

When editing texts, specially since most monitors are more wide than tall, it would really help if the live display section is placed on the right side of the text edit box. This way, I won't have to ...
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One time pad documentary - advance notice

For the masses of one time pad fans in the UK, there's a documentary about the Venona Project tonight. See this wiki article for some background, and would be useful for all those nay sayers that ...
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Handling broad repetetive quesions

I recently wrote this Q&A that was meant to be a monolithic point of help for (nearly) all questions regarding. But for a "serious" question this was of course too broad. If anybody else would ...
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University hosted Crypto conference: Looking for speakers and “society discount”

Hello I am a professor at a University in Chicago and we are hosting our annual forensics and security conference. I am looking for speakers on the topic of cryptography and steganography - I would ...
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Too big answers?

A typical answer on some stackexchange sites including this looks like this. The first half is not directed to the asker at all since I gave to understand in my question that I mostly know how SHA1 ...
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Chat event #2 - planning?

So, after chat event number 1 went fairly well I think, I hereby propose we have chat event number 2. The date and time is yet to be decided. With Christmas nearly upon us for those who celebrate it, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Italics and bold missing in comments for Firefox 53/54?

I don't get any italized or bold text at all anymore, neither in text of a post nor in the comments. What goes wrong on my Firefox 53.0.3 (32-bit) (strikethrough works) Firefox 54.0 (64 bit) on ...
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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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Should we organize community actions on Crypto.SE?

I recentely discovered, that back in the days, when Crypto.SE was still in Beta and wasn't all that old, we had this Meta-Question about Crypto-Challenges on Crypto.SE.. Now I know that we don't want ...
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bug: “tagged questions” doesn't actually show all questions with that tag

I'm looking at the question Multi-round Transposition/Playfair as a secure hand cipher in the computer age . When I click on the tag playfair at the end of that question, I am taken to https://crypto....

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