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Is there any way to refocus a question in the question list?

I have a two related questions: If a question goes for a long time unanswered, what can we do to get more attention brought to it? If it goes on for too long unanswered, can we republish the question ...
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Is my answer a comment or an answer?

I wrote an answer (screenshot for the sub-10kers) to a question that, IMO, is off-topic, but given that I'm a newbie here, I honestly don't know. I assumed that since it was upvoted, already had two ...
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Why were my -1s turned into +1s?

I ran into a user that has a swath of poorly thought out, poorly written, not relevant, and often just plain wrong answers (it appears this person has a very limited understanding of information ...
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Should I accept an answer if it is very upvoted but I do not consider it is the correct answer to my question?

That's the question. For example, imagine that you ask something and everyone answers with common industry superstitions or misconceptions...should I accept the very upvoted question (more than 50 ...
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Accept two answers

I accepted one answer and attempted to accept another as complementing, but that removed #1's acceptance, so I reverted back to accept #1's answer. Will the second answer receive notification of ...
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How does my answer not answer my own question?

I wrote this question, Can a signed downloaded file be securely verified if you only control the private key and the download/verification algorithm? Which boils down to "I am planning to have this ...
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Sometimes question is asked which was already questioned previously

So, What are the possible ways to stop questioning the same question one has asked?
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How far should we go to demonstrate a topic that could be used for harm?

Whilst writing an answer recently, I had to ponder how much of the subject I should demonstrate, in terms of a real exploit scenario. In the case of the answer I wrote, I think that we're relatively ...
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Clarify our stance on black hat questions

In the site FAQ, it is written: Black Hat vs White Hat - This site is not intended to be a resource for Black Hats, or malicious hackers. While we understand discussion of exploits may require ...
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Has the IT Security S.E. evolved into a S.E. for information security?

I'm supporting the privacy SE proposal in Area 51, and have read a lot of responses in which people argue that a separate privacy SE site isn't necessary. The reason being that all privacy questions ...
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IT Security Legal Jurisdiction

Under what legal jurisdiction(s) does IT Security operate, and what are the compliance issues? This is mainly a response to Stackexchange site on Reverse Engineering but it caused me to think about ...
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Q&A Template for "What are risks related with X and how to defend against them?"

Is it a good idea to try to use (as standard "de-facto", not forcing it on security.SE users) Q&A template ? My current case it I'd like to make some specific quesion, like: Q: "How X can be ...
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Mistakes in answers, robustness of answers

I have been guilty of providing answers with poor and or misleading advise. Specifically here. My initial response was to not worry about NTP vulnerabilities, but thanks to some comments, I realized ...
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Advertising in Answers

Hi All I noticed this answer this morning What are security issues which are specific to cloud computing? Its a good answer but ends with 'For more info regarding Cloud Computing in India visit -...
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Should we allow questions/answers that appear to include or request exploit code?

I don't speak SQL myself, so I'm not sure if this is a good example, but here is the question that prompted this query: How to exploit the "PHP_MAGIC_QUOTES ON" vulnerability in order to ...
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