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(When) are reference requests actually on-topic here?

I recently realized that we have some contradictory documentation on our site (and, probably, contradictory beliefs and opinions among users) about the topicality of questions asking for off-site ...
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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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“Please review and spell check your question” before posting

Could we have a "Have you reviewed and spell checked your question [OK][Review]" button before a post button appearing on new questions by new users? I'm constantly editing posts, not to remove ...
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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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How about a close-vote option for game challenges?

Should we have a specific close-vote option for "don't ask us to do challenges from games for you"?
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Crypto library questions get better answers here than SO

I'm a n00b here, but been active on Security.SE for a while. I just asked my first question. Someone pointed out that the help center clearly bans such questions, redirecting them to SO. However, I ...
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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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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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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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Do we want to allow questions asking for random test vectors?

I recently stumbled upon a question asking for the calculation of a random test vector: An example of CCM - AES Mode need to test if my AES CCM mode works correctly, but I don't find any ...
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Can I ask questions about research journals?

Can I ask for a list of journals that are good enough to publish research work based on the topic related to cryptography? I didn't see journal tag, hence I am thinking that it is not a place to ask ...
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When should moderators move comments to chat?

Recently I've seen a few questions/answers where a moderator decided to move all comments to the chat room and delete them from the question/answer in question, leaving only a link to the chat room ...
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Is it appropriate to post algorithm designs here for review and comment? [duplicate]

Is it appropriate to post a design of an algorithm to be reviewed and commented on if I provide enough information about it (drawings, technical details)?
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Is it appropriate to post secuity related code here for review and comment?

Based on my prior question about HMAC here Use of PBKDF2 when no access to HKDF? and the responses I received I decided to go ahead an implement HMAC based on the rvc5869 spec. Is it appropriate to ...
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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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Suggestion for policy of banning questions

I am writing this with my own banned question in mind. As a suggestion for ban policy: When a mod decides to ban certain questions which are related to the field or expertise of your site but for ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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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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Is it OK to make large changes in an off-topic question one did not ask, in an attempt to salvage it?

Is it OK to make large changes in an off-topic question one did not ask, in an attempt to salvage it? Motivating context: this recent question asked for the preimage resistance of a custom hash ...
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What should be the room description of “the Side Channel”?

If you didn't already know, we do have a chat room for general discussion called the Side Channel. As for the details of finding this awesome name, look into "Should we name our chat room?". Now what ...
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How to make people feel more welcome in the crypto.SE community?

We already have this question: Mathematicians being elitist? which showed the point of view of the community about mathematics and related questions. But something that annoys me more is this comment ...
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Should questions with the sole purpose of obtaining hats be allowed?

In the chat a trend has been noticed by SEJPM: Is this new wave of meta posts caused by the hat you get for making a meta post? Should we be extra critical towards these types of questions? I ...
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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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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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How to deal with ransomware questions?

We have specific questions asking about breaking ransomware for CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and now *.[MKKitana@india.com].wallet (which may be a variant of some other ransomware. All of these have a ...
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Cryptography on other SE sites, notably Theoretical Computer Science and Security

There are still a sizable amount of questions about Cryptography asked at Security.SE and Theoretical Computer Science. That there are questions about cryptography (/encryption) at Security.SE is not ...
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Why was my question locked as off-topic?

Why was my question “Very simple, very memory-hard (?) password-based key derivation” locked as off-topic ? Before posting it, i read the entire help page and i knew i was pushing it but i still ...
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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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Do we want our site to be part of the Winter Bash 2016?

Season’s greetings, crypto freaks and geeks! The year is rapidly coming to a close, which means it’s time to have some fun... with hats! That’s right - it’s time for Winter Bash 2016! Winter... what?...
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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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How to get eyes on a specific cryptanalysis puzzle?

Occasionally I encounter a specific cryptanalysis problem which I'd like to solve. (My most recent example can be found here, where I have cleartext/ciphertext/password/salt, and I'm trying to figure ...
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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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Are questions like “Is X covered by patents?” on-topic?

It looks like we don't have the clarification whether or not we want to allow (and if yes with which scope / restrictions) patent questions. So the question is: Do we want questions of the type "Is X ...
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Is it OK to ask whether a cryptographic function exist?

Is it on-topic to ask whether a given cryptographic function I’m describing in my question already exists (and how such a process would be called)?
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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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Migration path to security-SE

There have been quite a few discussions about migration paths, but no one has asked for a specific one so far. And up until now, we don't have any migration path (except meta). So this question is: ...
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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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Is it possible to request references?

I really do like the Cryptography StackExchange, but as long as I know requesting references is not allowed. I was wondering whether any form of reference request is accepted? The point is that, ...
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Edition rejected

This edition was reject. The justification given is that This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should strive to preserve the goals of ...
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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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Change of address

I've noted that the site crypto{dot}com is owned by an individual (probably since then start of the internet). I see that the last blog post was from 2013 so it doesn't seem to be used much - probably ...

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