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Is this a link-only answer which should be improved by adding most important link content into answer?

The question How to prevent users from executing commands through browser URL has an answer which IMO does not provide the answer to the question, because the "how-to" information what was asked is ...
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Answers with the potential to cause harm

The scenario: A dangerously incorrect answer contains advice that has the potential to cause harm. The danger is missed, misunderstood or underestimated by some members and the answer receives some ...
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Is this joke answer really an answer?

This answer on the Bypass MAC address internet time filtering question seems to be a joke answer, half-answering the question using specific terminology (re: timing attack, side channel attack). ...
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Should we recommend deletion of a low quality post if it has a comment suggesting how to improve it?

Sorry, I wasn't able to frame the question in a short and easy to understand format. I see that there are posts like this in the review queue. They are marked as low quality posts and have comments ...
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How to deal with popular questions that get filled with wrong answers?

I believe this is related to Are the wrong questions and answers getting too many upvotes?. I am wondering what should be done when a popular question is getting answers that are downright incorrect, ...
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Being repeatedly targeted and harassed with disputable/arbitrary deletions of answers by a specific moderator

There's a specific moderator who keeps following me around on this forum and unilaterally deleting my useful answers, writing them off as "rants" within minutes of posting with no consideration of the ...
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Should we ask people to post a reference everytime possible?

The only answer to this Security SE question does answer the question but doesn't add any relevant reference. The person doesn't have a medal for the topic so I wasn't sure if we should accept the ...
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Who do you think provides good answers and how could we learn from their answers?

I've actually noticed my answers sometimes either come off as snarky or long winded when I review them(if they are, tell me. I like learning about my weaknesses) and I was curious what makes a person ...
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Should answers contain images which add nothing to the answer?

Lately I noticed a pattern on several answers on this website. People add images to their answers which do not add anything to them except working as an eyecatcher: Example 1 Example 2 I really don'...
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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 ...
Eloy Roldán Paredes's user avatar
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How to cleanly delete my own answer put under the wrong question?

For my education, I browse old question and see their answers. I found this one dealing with how to detect wifi access point on a large network and with no accepted answer. This reminded of my ...
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Are the wrong questions and answers getting too many upvotes?

On the Tour page for Security.SE it states: Information Security Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Information security professionals. However, when I see questions like this Does ...
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Can wikipedia links be considered as good references?

There was a question related to attack terms like DNS spoofing and DNS cache poisoning. Now most times these two terms are used interchangeably. But I wanted a solid reference document to support this ...
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Rejecting incoming migrations with bad answers

Rationale (summary) Questions that are migrated into this site with highly-upvoted, poor-quality answers reflect poorly on our community. When the voting on answers cannot reasonably reflect the Sec....
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Critique my question about configuration for /dev/urandom

This is about the following question: What do I need to configure, to make sure my software uses /dev/urandom? Please critique the question. If you believe it has violated any rules, please cite the ...
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