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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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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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Introduction of quantum-cryptanalysis tag

After some thought I named this quantum-cryptanalysis. This is a good name and gives us the clear distinction between post-quantum-cryptography, ie classical crypto trying to be resistant to quantum ...
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Are [crc] questions on-topic here, and should they be?

CRC is a non-cryptographic checksum function, so it actually doesn't belong on Crypro.SE. Our help center currently states: Cryptography Stack Exchange is for asking questions about the ...
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Merge “file-encryption” tag with “encryption”?

I think it is useful to have (a) tag(s) for "encrypting data at rest", in contrast to encryption in a real-time protocol. Whether file-encryption is the right one, I'm less certain, but I don't think ...
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How is the quantum-resistance tag different from the post-quantum-cryptography tag?

Yes, we should abandon quantum-resistance and merge it into post-quantum-cryptography, making it a synonym and replacing all appearances of the former with the latter. Resistance of classic ...
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Should keys-size be renamed to key-size?

I've simply gone ahead and merged it with key-size, without creating a synonym. I don't think it warrants one because it is just a misspelling of sorts (probably some questions took this tag because ...
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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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Introduce "secp256k1" tag?

No, we should not introduce a secp256k1 tag. Just tagging something with elliptic-curve and / or dsa is enough.
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Tag purpose: quantum-cryptography

The term ‘quantum cryptography’ is consistently confusing. The only topic the tag covers according to the tag wiki is quantum key distribution; quantum money might be in scope but is a bit of a ...
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Are [crc] questions on-topic here, and should they be?

I think it is pretty obvious that questions that are just about CRC are not on topic here. The problem is of course that it would not even be clear to me where they should belong. Definitely not on ...
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Password hashing tags?

Let me start with a summary of the current situation as I see it. As far as I'm aware of, we currently have the following password-related tags (listed with their tag wiki excerpts): passwords (236 ...
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Introduce "competition" tag

Tags indicate what a question is about. If a question is tagged competition, that means it's about competitions. Not that it's about a specific competition. A question about the SHA-3 competition ...
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Why do we have a trust tag?

The word ‘trust’ is too vague and general to serve any purpose in the lexicon of the field. Its useful role is limited, at best, to the pithy substitution ‘be vulnerable to’. There is no meaningful ...
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The tag "o" : Which type of questions

That was a plain accidental typo! I removed it from the question. I hope the system will heal and remove it. If we need a tag for that, I second big-o.
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Should we have the [iso] tag?

Yes, we should have it. As it unambiguously refer to the Standards Developing Organization (SDO) almost all of the time. Other tags can then indicate which family of standards are targeted, such as ...
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Introduce "competition" tag

No, please don't introduce the competition tag and use competition-specific tags instead. There will be few questions tagged with this and more frequent tags may have to be added afterwards.
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Do we want bitcoin/cryptocurrency related questions? A cryptocurrency tag?

No, we don't want cryptocurrency-related questions, definitely so when they deal with these aspects of cryptocurrencies: Practicalities: How do I…? Why does this website…? Why does this program…? IT ...
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Where do I create a Wiki for a topic in Crypto?

We don't have "topic wikis". But we have 2 other things that might (or might not) fit your needs. Community Wiki If you really have to or want to, you can convert each individual question ...
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Should we merge the "Rijndael" tag with the "AES" tag?

Yes Making rijndael a synonym of aes makes sense as there's not much difference which would justify keeping the two tags seperate.
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Split of quantum-computing tag

Currently I have established the tag quantum-cryptanalysis. We could also go for quantum-computing as a generic term, but then we would still have to specify additional tags to indicate what is meant. ...
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Are [crc] questions on-topic here, and should they be?

I present a counterexample to the proposition that the concept of CRCs is inherently non-cryptographic. (This does not imply the cryptographic application is useful, of course! But who knows, maybe ...
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Do we need rfc7748 tag?

No, we don't need the rfc7748 tag. The curve25519 and x25519 tags serve adequately. We have very few questions that even involve Curve448/edwards448/X448 which is the only other subject of RFC 7748.
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Allow Crypto.stackexchange.com to offer a basic peer review functionality?

I think implementing this idea here can be as easy as simply adding the peer-review tag, only! So this is a huge return on investment. Technically yes. For the moderators / the SE company it would be ...
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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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About the tags SHA-3 and Keccak?

Keccak is an algorithm (a public permutation). SHA-3 is a set of standardizations for Keccak parameters and determines how it can form a sponge function which makes the core of SHA-3.
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Should we have a "rotor-machines" tag?

Yes Having a tag entitled rotor-machines will be beneficial. It will help users find information that relates to this important subject. Supporting Information 1. ...
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Please delete the tags [de] and [s]

This is done (by mods and users alike) by editing the relevant questions to remove the tag. The tags with no questions attached to them are then cleaned up daily. I've done this for the [cryptographic]...
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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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