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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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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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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SHA256 spreadsheet

In an effort to share a learning resource; is it appropriate to post links to external sites? What is the right way to post a link to a learning resource? For example; SHA256 spreadsheet
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Cryptography is scheduled for an election next week, January 29th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates, as we did last election. This will be an opportunity for ...
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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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RWC is around the corner, will you be there and want to be greeted?

As I'm sure you're all aware by now, Real World Crypto 2018 (RWC'18) is around the corner, starting on the 10th of January. Now I know many of us will be there, so I'm posting this question, for ...
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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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What are some good discussion forums on cryptography?

I'm thinking of forums where you can have longer discussions and debates of the kind that are not typically allowed on a Q&A site like this.
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Is it OK to ask an unanswered question again, but written better?

I am new to this forum, so still feeling out the rules. I have asked a question and I fear I have added too much detail, where the actual question has got lost (this was pointed out to me in the ...
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Should we rethink our position related to questions about cryptographic software and libraries?

On a regular base, we receive questions related to the usage and/or inner workings of cryptography-related software and/or libraries. Seven randomly picked examples of many: OpenPGP Public-Key ...
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Does anyone know what all the decryption questions are for?

Ref: Find the encryption and decryption keys This is one of many such questions that pop up every few days. Someone's gone to the effort of posting this which takes time (unless it's a bot). No ...
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Would it be possible to pre-define some Mathjax operator names globally?

Cryptography uses "custom" TeX operators quite frequently, at least in research papers, for typesetting/kerning purposes. Approximately 1.6% of answers (282 out of ~18k) on this StackExchange use <...
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What about an “edit one's comments” privilege?

I regularly find myself in a situation where a mistake creeps in a comment I made, and I realize it after the 5 min allowance is over. Perhaps I messed up a word, a formula, or some part of a link. ...
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Should we vote to close low-quality/homework questions, and if so, how?

We get scores of low-quality or homework questions where someone just pastes a question into the question box and hits submit. From the help center: Do we accept basic level/homework questions? ...
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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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How can we modify our close reason and help center texts to allow “some” coding questions?

We recently had the following question: Timing vulnerability of byte array equality test? quote: Would the following code to test MAC equality leak timing information ? ...
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Duplicate Issue

I'm not sure why this question was closed as a duplicate. Link The closed question seems more general, and about best practices for having ciphers reviewed while the "duplicated" question is more ...
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Should we modify/adapt “Requests for analyzing…”?

We currently have an “on hold” reason stating: Requests for analyzing ciphertext or reviewing full cryptographic designs are off-topic, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else and/or would ...
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What does tag(s) mean?

While I was adding gpg to my favourite tags, I saw there was no number mentioned besides the tag. If I search and add other tags, they present numbers like ...
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Adding to question guidelines?

When asking a question the box on the right says: How to Ask Is your question about cryptography? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Provide details. Share ...
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Where can I post / engage with the community regarding 'for fun' projects

I have been working on a 'for fun' crypto project and I wanted to share it with the community for input and discussion. It's fairly open-ended, so not a good fit for here. Where and how can i ...
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How can I send an answer to a crypto question which has been closed?

I got another answer for Looking for C++/Python Open Source code library for cryptanalysis of classical ciphers ? Can I add this besides the question was closed? Or is there a way to get in contact ...
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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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Can crypto.SE help with implementing a secure protocol?

Having lurked here for a while, I have a problem understanding how crypto.SE can help someone in the real world, other than academically. I've learnt a lot about aspects of cryptography and some of ...
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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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