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Can We get a Fourth Custom Close Reason Slot for Cryptocurrency Questions?

I'm absolutely for this proposal. I remember not long ago, a new user posted a cryptocurrency-related question and got closed. They accused us of attempting to rank high on Google search and demanded (...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2019 edition)

Programming Questions Programming questions are off-topic even if you are writing or debugging cryptographic code. Unless your question is specifically about how the cryptographic algorithm, protocol ...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2019 edition)

Ciphertext / Scheme Analysis Requests for analyzing ciphertext, finding hash preimages, identifying or decoding some code, or even reviewing full cryptographic designs are off-topic, as the results ...
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How about a close-vote option for game challenges?

No, because we already have it. Requests for analyzing ciphertext or reviewing full cryptographic designs are off-topic, as the results are rarely useful to anyone else and/or would be too long ...
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Can We get a Fourth Custom Close Reason Slot for Cryptocurrency Questions?

It definitely looks like y'all need some help disambiguating cryptography from cryptocurrency and this seems like a good place to start - that said, this still requires that y'all do the work of ...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2019 edition)

Homework and CTFs (alternative wording) Questions asking for solutions to crypto puzzles or homework exercises are off-topic. While we do accept questions about homework problems, such questions ...
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Capture the flag questions

I think we should treat those questions just like any other question. There are multiple reasons for that: Most such questions tend to be rather poor anyways and can then be easily closed under the "...
SEJPM's user avatar
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Let's Formulate our Audience-Specific Ciphertext / Scheme Analysis Close Reason!

Here is my take on it. I've removed "finding hash preimages" because I think that's too technical for the users that post these kinds of questions. I've translated that in "reversing a ...
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There is no catch-all off-topic close reason

Can we add a new close reason, such as this? I don't think we want to have a generic close reason. The point of having a standard close-reason is to communicate clearly that a question is off-topic ...
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Do we want to add CodeReview.SE to our Programming Close Reason?

Here's a minor tweak of SEJPM's original suggestion, with "(for working code)" added and a few other tweaks (removal of "debugging or reviewing" from the first sentence, changing "you should look into"...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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Do we want to add CodeReview.SE to our Programming Close Reason?

This is the default answer to keep the new reason suggested in the question, upvote this if you like ths one and want to have it, downvote if you really don't like to see this change. Programming ...
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Can We get a Fourth Custom Close Reason Slot for Cryptocurrency Questions?

I think this is a good idea. The fact that this site is Crypto.SE attracts far too many people who think crypto refers to cryptocurrency. Actually, I think our close reasons could use some reworking ...
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There is no catch-all off-topic close reason

There are a limited number (3) custom close reasons that our site can use. In order to do this, we would have to get overwrite or extend one of the existing custom close reasons. The existing custom ...
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Should we vote to close low-quality/homework questions, and if so, how?

We should reject what is clearly homework copypasta. It detracts from the value of the homework, it's unfair to the other people in the class, and usually there's a lot of context in the class that ...
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2 votes

Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2019 edition)

Homework and Capture the Flag Homework assignments are off-topic here. Questions on specific parts of an assignment are on topic as long as an indication is provided that an effort was made to ...
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Capture the flag questions

I don't think there should be any situation where a question is on-topic but the answer is allowed to be intentionally incomplete. This makes it useless for anyone except those who are in the exact ...
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There is no catch-all off-topic close reason

I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we already have an "off-topic -> other" close reason. This is the generic close reason, but you still have to specify why the question is off ...
Maarten Bodewes's user avatar
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Do we want to add CodeReview.SE to our Programming Close Reason?

This is the default answer to keep the old reason, upvote this if you like the old one and want to keep it, downvote if you really don't like to see it survive this vote. Programming questions are ...
1 vote
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Should we modify/adapt “Requests for analyzing…”?

Due to the lack of community consensus during the past two weeks, things will remain unchanged.
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Should we modify/adapt “Requests for analyzing…”?

I'm not sure the linked question is necessarily off-topic. Regardless, I don't think it's a good question. For example, we have the highly-rated question Why do all SSH-RSA Keys begin with “...
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