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Should we rethink our position related to questions about cryptographic software and libraries?
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It is impossible to draw a firm line in sand. Are such questions indeed programming and/or software usage questions and should accordingly be put on hold (or locked for historical reasons) like it ...

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Attack tag names?
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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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Are questions on crypto performance on-topic?
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Are questions on crypto performance on-topic? Yes. There is even a tag for those. However: "How fast will an optimized $X$ be" This is not answerable. The only way you can answer is measure an ...

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Merge “file-encryption” tag with “encryption”?
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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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Mathematicians being elitist?
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The comment denigrating the OP for asking a question was out-of line if it was as described in the comments. However, the other one seems fine. I do not think we should assume the asker lacks ...

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Let's actually vote on our site-specific close reasons! (2016 edition)
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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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Should we correct tag "Attribute-based-encry"?
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Unless I'm forgetting some other relevant term that shares the acronym, I would recommend changing it to ABE (i.e. abe) instead. We already have a lot of acronym-tags (even non-algorithm tags like ...

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Site design for Cryptography community
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Looks great! I share the doubt about the title font that Ilmari Karonen mentioned. Other than that the only, minor problem I have with the design is the green color. The green text on the white ...

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Why don't we upvote questions on crypto?
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While I agree with e-sushi that votes in general could be more common, I think there's specifically a lack of voting on questions. There are currently 18 people with more than 600 votes cast. Only ...

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Questions about some tags: siphash, historic, integrity
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Since no one has chimed in against siphash, I've written a tag wiki and will tag the old questions where it's relevant.

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Should the linked question really be treated as a "request to analyze..."
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Is that close reason right for these cases? No it isn't. I voted for that reason, but shouldn't have. The correct reason here would have been 'too broad' as I mentioned in the comments. (But it was ...

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Why does a question of mine not appear in my profile and activity?
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I find this very distracting and I think this is very rude behaviour by the moderators of this board. :( I've also noticed that some hostile users here are flagging my questions on a regular basis to ...

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Quantum tag reform
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I think post-quantum-cryptography (PQC from here on) is the most logical tag for questions about that subject (algorithms and primitives resistant to quantum computers) and should remain. However, ...

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Are questions about identifying encryption algorithms allowed?
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The same arguments apply as to deciphering data: a code dump would be unhelpful to anyone other than the original asker. So unless we want to change the rules, I think such a question would get closed ...

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Best style for reference to article in a journal?
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In addition to what D.W. wrote in the other answer, I think linking to a referring page from which you can download the paper is preferable to directly linking to a PDF, for the following reasons: It ...

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How much can we use TeX to format comments?
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I think you should only use it for formatting math. I.e. 1. and maybe 3. Newlines in comments in general haven't been added despite requests. As I haven't seen a good reason for declining, it seems ...

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