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Do we want our site to be part of the Winter Bash 2016?

Yes, gimme hats! I think Crypto.SE - as a community - should participate in the winter bash 2016. Individual users who don’t want to participate, don’t want to see hats, and/or are generally anti-...
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Squeamish Ossifrage: I'm leaving Crypto.SE indefinitely

Squeamish, you will be sorely missed. You've been the most prolific but also one of the best contributors to this site with regards to quality. Feel free to return to the site at any time. Or to the ...
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Do we want to update the way we handle homework questions?

What should we do with no-effort homework dumps? We should close the question. We are doing a disservice to the students by doing anything else. There are also ethical issues here. Should we treat ...
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What should our policy on AI-generated answers be?

I fully agree that ChatGPT answers cannot be allowed and should therefore be removed immediately when found. These kind of answers will take away valuable time from both users and mods. As these ...
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How should conspiracy answers be treated?

Let such answers stay (at the discretion of the poster) if they're not blatantly not answering the question. That is, if an answer even partially answers the question, exclusively using conspiracy ...
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Do we want bitcoin/cryptocurrency related questions? A cryptocurrency tag?

Do we want bitcoin/cryptocurrency related questions? Questions about the cryptographic mechanisms are fine, questions about economy, usage, acquisition, ... are not! What we do with the questions of ...
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Should we merge the "Rijndael" tag with the "AES" tag?

No rijndael was what later became aes, but there are specific differences between both. Those differences surely justify both tags to exists next to each other. If only, as it might help users find ...
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How can we modify our close reason and help center texts to allow "some" coding questions?

Side-Channel attacks and their mitigations are on-topic. The above is the line I would draw. If answers to questions on the above require digging into code / how compilers (likely) do some things, so ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Wow. I'm not sure what to say. I guess the usual thing people say in these situation is "thanks". So I shall do the same. I would like to thank everybody who has put the faith in me to be a ...
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Cryptography's updated site theme is ready for testing!

Before reading this, please be warned that my feedback is going to hurt some feelings. Honestly, and please excuse my choice of wording, the new theme sucks big time! The left sidebar – which merely ...
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Should we allow generic questions about block chain?

Should we allow generic questions about block chain? If it's about cryptography, yes. For example, How did the signature malleability flaw in Monero work?, or What is the impact of quantum computers ...
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Can I get the logo somewhere and is it public domain?

We don't provide a list of the logos for every single one of our sites in any accessible place. However, all of our logos are saved and loaded in an SVG format on-site, so you could easily just ...
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Should we allow crypto-specific tool related questions?

I believe we should be a bit flexible about that and determine it on a case-by-case basis. In particular, we should think whether or not cryptographic expertise is required to make use of the tool. If ...
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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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How should questions be handled involving code?

Here are our current policies: We keep a question (i.e. as a user upvote it if it's good) when there's a reasonable interpretation of it that uses a minimal amount of code only to illustrate a point, ...
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Has this forum been compromised by the NSA BULLRUN program?

Crypto.SE is definitely not a perfect target for counter-intelligence. While I would be pretty confident NSA and others will trawl all of SE for certain keywords in context, focusing on Crypto in an ...
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Welcome message on the tour page

How about this (emphasis added to highlight the change, would be removed before posting) Cryptography Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cryptographers, mathematicians, computer ...
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Should we get rid of programming-language related tags?

Remove those programming-language related tags because we don’t really need them They are useless (until counter example is provided).
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How to deal with ransomware questions?

There is some value to these questions, we should instead create a canonical question and answer about breaking modern cryptography with known plaintext/ciphertext pairs (maybe we already have a good ...
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What should be the room description of "the Side Channel"?

Mostly randomly generated noise. A play on the fact that side-channels can be rendered useless by adding random noise. The same is true for chat rooms: they can quickly degenerate to many intertwined ...
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New HNQ update: What kind of questions don't set a good example for our site?

when it is about yet another bespoke hare-brained scheme to generate one-time pads
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Congratulations to poncho for earning over 100,000 reputation points!

Congratulations poncho. I don't think anybody can do what you do for the site. There are others that do a lot behind the scenes, but in the end this site is about getting great answers to great ...
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Squeamish Ossifrage: I'm leaving Crypto.SE indefinitely

We'll all miss you. You've been an excellent contributor and always leave me in awe with your extreme attention to detail and the clarity your answers provide (and putting citations in all your links ...
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Mathematicians being elitist?

I'm one of those pesky mathematicians. Here's my attempt to explain what is going on. I think the core of the problem is that not everyone reading the answer or the follow up comment will understand ...
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