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Would creating a Crypto.SE “read list” be a good idea for guiding new comers?

A while back, I noticed on [Computer Science.SE], they have a Reference FAQ List, and I think it might be good to have one here at [Crypto.SE] as well. Do you think it's a good idea? If you have a &...
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What about a question asking for flawed cryptosystems?

Recently, we have had two questions proposing flawed cryptosystems, with pictures: a would-be AES-256 replacement based on DES,   and a chaos+LFSR-based cipher: The questions have been closed because ...
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Can we Lower the Required Vote Count for Closing?

On our site, we need 5 votes to close or duplicate a question without the moderators intervene. In Stackoverflow, 3 votes enough. For example; see in this question. I've seen that most of the time we ...
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Do we want to update our “Ask Question” side-bar and if so, how?

Recently, Catija suggested we can change our side-bar text on the ask page to be more site-specific and warn people more directly that cryptocurrency questions tend to be off-topic. The way this works ...
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Which cryptocurrency sites are there on Stack Exchange and everywhere else?

We've got an upcoming close reason about cryptocurrency sites. However, instead of closing down questions we may want to migrate them or point out the resource to the user. That's more helpful than ...
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Let's formulate our Cryptocurrency Close-Reason!

As you might have read, we got asked to formulate our Cryptocurrency close reason. Unfortunately, the short texts you are used to are a thing of the past as we can now have audience-specific ...
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Crypto.SE, Cryptocurrencies, and Close Reasons: The Way Forward

So, we recently got an answer from Catija the CM on our request for a fourth close reason. The answer (and related mod-only discussions) boil down to the following: We can get our fourth close reason,...
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Reevalulation of privileges / trusted user level

Although we had a long period with only a low amount of trusted users, the site is continuing to grow. However, when a site grows out of beta and into maturity, there comes a time when the privilege ...
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Can We get a Fourth Custom Close Reason Slot for Cryptocurrency Questions?

After the recent request by Geoffroy, and after feeling an increase in off-topic questions about cryptocurrencies, I decided to look into it more. As it turns out, the current statistics for our close ...
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Community-specific reason for closing cryptocurrency questions?

There are tons of questions related to cryptocurrencies which are off-topic on crypto.stackexchange - e.g. about retrieving access to a wallet, choosing whether to invest in a cryptocurrency, generic ...
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Unethical behavior by a moderator noticed

I posted a few comments here Does Schnorr's 2021 factoring method show that the RSA cryptosystem is not secure? my comments (and supporting comments by another user and my flags are erased without ...
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If a user removed then how can I see what I've lost

When a user is removed, the first question that comes to mind is what I've lost? One case the upvotes/downvotes that you may lose. This is not really important. The other case is that you may lose an ...
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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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Cross-posting a challenge

I have posted this question on the Puzzling SE site: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/101905/71326. However, it did not generate much interest. I could offer a bounty, but I wonder if I would have ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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Can we move an answer into another question without merging?

This question Verify partial message given hash of full message has two answers and the reason is simple, the OP was not clear about their O(1) requirement, see the update, mentioned it around one ...
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Do we really need a practice tag?

In a recent question, a new tag practice appeared. Nicely, tag info is written too; For questions regarding practical usage, development, and study of cryptographic schemes and protocols. Do we ...
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Where best to discuss a cryptography algorithm idea?

I have this idea in my head, I've drawn some images of roughly how it would look. I'm looking to explain the idea to someone and find out if there is something similar or if I'm going down the wrong ...
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How can we trust that cryptographers act in the public best interest

There is a major body of evidence of moderators hiding uncomfortable truths from the public view. How can we trust that a state level actor is not behind this. How can one be sure that there is ...
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Tags Without Usage Guidance?

Tags are quickly being created without usage guidance. I hope that someone else has noticed. Should we allow tagging without being clear as to what a tag means?
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Test out posts with MathJax / $\LaTeX$

Is there a place where I can create posts where I can test out MathJax / $\LaTeX$ support? I've seen this Q/A on how to use MathJax / $\LaTeX$ but I would like to experiment with it and have others ...
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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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How to create links to our pages and sister sites from within comments and chat?

Apparently it is possible to use [crypto.se] to resolve to Cryptography, with a link to https://crypto.stackexchange.com/ where the ...
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What are those chat features that not well-known

Recently, SEJPM wrote about a nice feature in the chat about a chat feature; FYI: If you write [so] in a comment or here in chat it will auto-expand to Stack Overflow. Similar rules apply for [<...
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Do we have to invent [p-vs-np] tag? Can we use existing tags for this question?

This question from an active member used a new tag that's never (for as long as I have been a member) seen before: p-vs-np. Considering the tag is about a long-standing open problem that's yet beyond ...
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Do we need the license-key tag?

The tag license-key was first used on November 14, 2011. Despite being around this long, it's only got twelve questions, of which two have negative vote counts. Perhaps one could say that license keys ...
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Do we need the noise tag?

The noise tag is firstly used in Aug 12,2020 and currently there are two questions. The noise in modern cryptography is almost inevitable. We use it to mitigate from the determinism and in hiding, etc....
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How to decide making an exception against our community rules

As a community, we agreed on many subjects, on-off topics, homework questions, etc. In a recent question, our one of venerable user gave an answer with the comment Well, we generally don't analyze ...
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What can you do to help?

You like the Cryptography site, and you would like to help us along our quest for knowledge. You might be asking yourself the question what can be done to enhance the site and site experience. Quite ...
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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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Can we publicly access to CryptoSE visitor analytics?

I think due to Corona pandemic or any other known reasons recently CryptoSE is slowing down. Can we have some analytics about the number of visitors or some service like Goole Analytics? Maybe there ...
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Could Wikipedia's articles be considered as a reference for CryptoSE posts?

Wikimedia websites articles could be not bad for some hint or clue, but when are we dealing with mathematics and physics that need to be precise and reliable and provable, referencing to Wikipedia for ...
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Fun fact+How rare is this?

Primes are of the very important to number theory and number theory has a large application public-key cryptography and computer science, how odd is this, that in this time there is not even one prime ...
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What topics can I ask about here? needs an update

Recently ImLostPleaseHelpThx asked a question about implementing Deterministic DSA by Thomas Pornin (Java Errors) Nicely, once warned the OP read the ...
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2020 Moderator Election - Results

Cryptography's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, ...
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Migration to new MarkDown engine (CommonMark)

Our site is scheduled to migrate to the new MarkDown handling on the 17th of June, 2020 as explained in this meta.SE post. If you have any issues with the handling of markdown then please let us know. ...
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2020 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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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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Should we make personal anecdotes a no-no?

A moron (full disclosure: me) just vented personal anecdote in an answer, pretending it crypto-related when that's, at best, about computer security, with a mere 6 characters on crypto. Should he be ...
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Should we delete the answers of off-topic question so the the question is going to be deleted?

We have a lot of off-topic questions. Considering that within almost a year and a half, I've 881 close votes and this doesn't count the duplicates that I've found and for that I can not cast a close ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Cryptography is scheduled for an election next week, June 8th, 2020. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community ...
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Handling of questions that match a good running CTF

This question was about a running Catch The Flag competition reportedly organized by German officials, with an especially interestign question. Asking on crypto.SE was no clear violation of the CTF ...
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How should questions be handled involving code?

(Full disclosure: This is a Q&A that was requested from me to document our current policies on handling questions involving code.) So the question: Assume I am looking at a question that involves ...
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Congratulations to fgrieu for earning over 100,000 reputation points!

crypto.se has recently acquired our second 100k rep user! The first one was poncho. The user fgrieu has recently passed the 100k reputation marker. This is the second time this has ever happened on ...
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

We last had a moderator election back in late 2018, and we have had a moderator step down since then, so currently we are running with just 2 - Maarten and myself. Now, the good thing is that ...
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Do we need the theory tag

A recent question uses theory tag that has no meaningful relation to it. Currently, there are 6 questions about this tag and One of the questions is duplicate and the dupe doesn't have this tag. ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Do we need to separate the combined tag pohlig-hellman for Pohlig Hellman Cipher and Pohlig-Hellman Algorithm

We have a tag pohlig-hellman with 32 question that stands for both Pohlig-Hellman symmetric cipher and the Pohlig–Hellman algorithm for discrete logarithm Nicely; the cipher's security relay on the ...
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Do we need a security tag

Recently, on Jan 29 at 16:36 a first question appeared with a security tag. Now after that, there are only 4 questions appeared. Do we need this tag?

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