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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)

The "Analyzing/Deciphering Data" + "Peer Review" Combo Message off-topic – Requests for analyzing ciphertext or reviewing full cryptographic designs are off-topic, as the results are rarely useful ...
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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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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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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)

Literature Recommendations Message off-topic – Requests for literature, software or similar recommendations are off-topic here. For details, see: Do we want “literature recommendations” and similar “...
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Required vote count for closure has been lowered to 3

We currently have 10 questions with 3 or 4 close votes on them. Lowering the threshold to three will allow us to have the community handle more close votes and leave less to the mods - who may also ...
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Our site logo's broken :(

We just optimized a bunch of our SVG images, and it introduced a few artifacts. I've replaced the Cryptography sprites. It should be fixed in the next build.
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)

Programming and debugging Message off-topic – Programming questions are off-topic even if you are writing or debugging cryptographic code. Unless your question is specifically about how the ...
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Do we need the license-key tag?

No, we do not need this tag. It is specific to a use case and doesn't indicate any particular kind of cryptography. Copy protection is narrow enough for so few questions. (reasons filled by the ...
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Should we merge [hybrid] and [hybrid-encryption]?

Yes, merging hybrid into hybrid-encryption is adequate. I suggest a definition: Hybrid encryption combines secret-key and public-key cryptography into an encryption scheme. It is kept the distinctive ...
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What topics can I ask about here? needs an update

I agree that the help page was a bit out-dated in that regard. Anyways, that section wasn't intended to give authoritative ruling on whether a question was on-topic or not, meta is the only place ...
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Use MathJax / $\TeX$ within Cryptography META

Normally, we do turn the setting on for a meta site when we do it for a main sites. I'm not sure why that didn't happen here, but as of a minute ago: $$ MathJax \Rightarrow enabled $$
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Change the correct link for the $\LaTeX$ reference in our help center as well

This is done:
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Should we disable automatic question protection on our site?

I propose we disable automatic question protection. Moderators will still be able to manually protect questions as needed, but the system will not automatically lock questions anymore. Many good ...
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Required vote count for closure has been lowered to 3

We've implemented this change - Crypto SE now takes 3 close and reopen votes, instead of 5. This isn't a super complicated change but there's a bit of reasoning that might be good to share... and, I ...
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Do we need the noise tag?

The below has now been carried out. If there's a feeling that random-noise should be merged into randomness this will always be possible to be done later (possibly after a meta discussion). As it ...
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Moderator strike due to SE forcing AI-moderation policy - RESOLVED

Currently the strike organizers (which we were in contact with through discord) have issued a result, which has now been officially backed by StackExchange in an answer. This answer will not include ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Solution Include a post notice that says the following: We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

I'd propose another solution: lock the answer. This is often done for questions that are historically significant and popular, but don't meet guidelines in the present day. I'd also recommend either ...
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How can delet a bad-tag from Tags list or inform the moderators?

What is the procedure for a case like this, that there is a "bad tag" and should be deleted, or should inform the moderators to investigate it? It depends. Asking on Meta about it as you ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Yes.  ‍
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Question without bounty featured

Thanks; there was a bug on the "tag engine" (the backend system that deals with this stuff) that failed to update the "count" of an index when that index was being reduced to zero (it is fine when ...
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Attack tag names?

Since 1. and 3. are already taken care of by @e-sushi, that only leaves 2., i.e.the tags distinguisher/distinguishing-attack. Having taken a look at the tag wikis and questions, I think the latter ...
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Deleting user's name

I reverted the user name to the default user12345 form. If the user would like to change their name to something else, they may use the "contact us" link at the ...
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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)

Security Policies Message off-topic – Questions about security policies that may be based on cryptography (as opposed to the design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols) are off-topic here, but ...
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Site logo background isn't transparent, looks funny if hidden in network profile

Certainly, but here is what happen when the background is transparent. See here : http://stackexchange.com/sites# (click on the Crypto tile)
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Should we disable automatic question protection on our site?

I took a look, and after reviewing the request and some of the numbers on the site, I did increase the threshold from 5 to 6 for automatic question protection. This should ensure that it virtually ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Solution Mod-delete the answer Problem(s) The answer has been present for years and has ~50 up votes on it. The user that posted it stands to lose a significant quantity of rep from it being ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

More seriously, I tend to agree that it's worthwhile to ask people to give more information than a yes or no in answer to a question. On the few occasions where it seemed amusing to me to be a ...
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Do we need the noise tag?

No, we don't need this tag. Fill reasons the community.

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