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Let's change our site's name to Information Security, or just Security

I'm aware of the related questions, but in this post I'm not looking for a discussion, I'm looking to get this done. It's clear from our discussions on the DMZ over many months that the general ...
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IT Security SE Logo Wallpaper

Just wanted to post here, to officially request something that was mentioned in chat: An IT Security StackExchange wallpaper. I think the main site's "banner logo" (including: lion, shield, ...
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Easter Egg: Can we onebox Tumblr in our chatroom?

Security Reactions is a picture blog that has become very popular in the sec.se community lately, it basically consists of a caption denoting a very common scenario for security professionals, and a ...
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Can we get MathML support?

On Math SE and Crypto SE, they have MathML support. This would be great for Security SE too, since we deal with quite a bit of crypto. For those of you that don't know, MathML turns this: $$m \oplus ...
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Migration path to crypto.se

Crypto.se is graduating. Does that mean we can finally add an official "vote-to-close" option for our fourth-most-popular migration target?
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Provide Mods a Button to Toggle-Off Mod Powers

"We preach admins having separate tiers of ability. Mods should as well. Should be a 'hammer' toggle button" While it may not be an issue that mods on larger sites find relevant, I believe that mods ...
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Why do people keep putting "+1 for .... " in the comments?

It seems more and more people are spamming the comment area with a "+1 for [what you just said that I agree with]" Is this proper form? If not, could we add an explicit description of not to do ...
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Should we support anonymous postings?

I think it's beneficial to prevent social engineering attacks based on content our users post in this site. One example of the problem is responses to this question, where users are asked about their ...
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Building our own migration list [duplicate]

Now we've graduated from beta, wouldn't it be time for us to set our migration list? I would propose: meta.security of-course superuser serverfault webapps math / theoretical.cs / stackoverflow ...
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Hammer delete revisions that contain PII data

Well intentioned, but naïve users have posted Personally Identifying Information (PII) data in various questions in this site. Oftentimes an ethical Sec.SE user will edit the post and obfuscate the ...
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About Me section looks ugly

At first: I really like the site design. It's modern and fits the purpose of the site. I just have one minor question: what do you think of the About Me section on a user's profile page? In my ...
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Re-opening the MathML Latex discussion

In August 2012, @Polynomial asked if we could get the MathML plugin enabled on this site. It allows the use of latex style markdown in questions, answers, and comments. Admittedly we have very few ...
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Can we finally sort out our migration sites?

We had a proposed list of migration sites a few months back, but nothing ever came of it. The community has matured enough now that we're having to do migrates daily, and it's (probably) becoming ...
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Should we add #infosec to our Twitter bot's posts, for publicity?

This idea is spawned from @ScottPack's post in the thread about distinguishing blog posts in Twitter: How should we distinguish blog posts in the Twitter feed? I think it could bring a bit of ...
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OWASP Conference Sponsorship

In the spirit of this post, and several others on this site and on the SE blog, I'd like to see if SEI and ITsec can sponsor the upcoming OWASP regional conference, in Israel (in September). A while ...
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The tweet button should use the site's hashtag

The #stacksecurity hashtag on Twitter is used by a number of our users to identify tweets associated with security.stackexchange content. To promote use of the hashtag and drive visitors back to the ...
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Potentially harmful links

On this answer on out meta, Hendrik said we should make malicious sites link not clickable and add a warning. I totally agree with that. So my question is multi-part: Do we have a canonical way of ...
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Merge [gpg] and [gnupg]

Unless there is a second definition for the abbreviation GPG that I'm not aware of, I believe the tags gpg and gnupg should be merged as identical (and have one be a synonym of the other, I would ...
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Should Law.SE be an automatic migration destination?

I've seen plenty of questions now that ask "Is it legal if...", or similar. I feel as if it would be valuable if Law.SE could be selected as a migration target, similarly to how Crypto.SE can be ...
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Blog and syntax coloration

Today we released a blog article on a technical subject. It includes C code. I was wondering if this was possible to have some syntax coloration for those block of codes? In fact, we do have a ...
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Security blog - author profiles

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, we used to have profiles on our security.blogoverflow.com blog. That is, if you look at any post by me you'll see I have a clickable name which takes you to ...
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Can we have a 'Blog' button on the front page to take visitors directly to the security blog

I think anything we can do to make it simpler for both newbies and experienced hands would be a useful addition.
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Would it be useful to invite tag wiki edit reviewers to check for possible copy-pastes?

I see that tag wiki edits simply copy-pasting definitions from the Internet are still being accepted while they shouldn't and simply typing the suggested definition on any search engine shows that it ...
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Vote to close migrate to Crypto.Se?

I've noticed a lot of crypto questions getting VTC'd because of being offtopic here, but there isn't an option to say 'This question belongs on crypto.stackexchange.com' and they don't really belong ...
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Would it make sense to have a curated list of canonical questions?

We've had some discussion recently about the quality of the questions asked on the site, and one point that has been raised is that many simplistic questions are asked repeatedly, generating a large ...
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Can have our Migration list now? [duplicate]

Pursuant to this question from a year ago, can we define a migration list for our site? As of Aug.24,2012 - the migration stats for the past 90 days: Cryptography with 16 migrations ServerFault ...
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User quivalent "Vote to close" functionality for mods

As a mod I would like to sometimes just add a vote-to-close rather than singlehandedly close a question. Is there any way to implement a simple drop down option for (normal user|mod) functionality. ...
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Add a WATCH option to questions so that any new answer will be notified

Adding a WATCH option( a button) would be very helpful. If some new answer is posted for the question or some answer is accepted, whoever watching that question will get notification in INBOX on Left ...
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Do not automatically expire single-use tags

There is an automatic job that deletes single-use tags after 6 months. No attempt is made at determining whether the tags are good and should remain, or whether the tags are a variant name of another ...
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A duplicate of question is on other SE site

I have tried to flag a question as duplicate, because it has already an answer, but on other StackExchage site. However, the flag dialog showed error because this answer is not on here on security. ...
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Should experience sharing questions/discussions be allowed or do we need another community for it?

I'm a 22 year old software engineering currently pursuing higher education and a future career in information security. from what I have found on user profiles and on comments, there are many people ...
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Does the highlighting library support ASN.1?

On one of my answers, I provided an illustrative ASN.1 specification to accompany it. However, I could not find the right language to use to make it "light up". Does StackOverflow or ...
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How to enforce the use of HTTPS on Information Security

Is there any option or preferences to enforce the use of HTTPS that is now available for Information Security (not the meta version yet) ? I would found it useful instead of using an extension of my ...
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Can we get a dark mode?

I don't particularly use StackOverflow however, I just noticed that when you edit your profile under the preferences section they now have "theme" and there's a dark mode! So can $designer ...
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Can we rename the DMZ to "The Honeypot"?

I know it's a silly request, but I just feel like name would fit the theme of Information Security better. It was also inspired by this rather funny question, where somebody wanted to create a ...
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Badge progress trackers

I think it'd be cool to be able to go to https://security.stackexchange.com/badges/ then click on one of the badges like https://security.stackexchange.com/badges/58/sportsmanship and see what ...
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Checking for broken links

Is there a way to automaticaly check posts on the main site for broken links? Do you think it be worth doing? If we discover a broken link what should we do about it?
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Read Later Feature (with notes?)

Would it be worthwhile to create functionality similar to 'favorites' where you can 'star' any post (not just questions, but answers) and place this 'starred' post in a little bucket on your topbar (...
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Migration flag is limited to a very short SE sites list, why?

When flagging a question for migration, only a very short list (dare I say even a tiny list seeing all the wasted white space around it) of other StackExchange sites is proposed (namely Meta, ...
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Complaint: Too hard to change my vote on an answer

I have a complaint about the way the site works: After I've voted on an answer, the site won't let me later change my vote. Sometimes after reading comments and discussion, I change my view of the ...
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Subscribing tags - Emails always arrives very late

I have subscribed on several tags that I want notification on when new questions are posted, however the emails always arrive many hours after the question has initially been posted. This often leads ...
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Why don't links made to questions from meta show up for meta users at the actual question?

I've noticed that often meta questions refer to specific questions and include links to them, asking 'is this question/answer junk?' for one reason or another. Wouldn't it make things easier if the ...
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Closed (Off Topic) Questions show up in "Related Questions" list - feature request.

Is there a way to prevent questions that were closed as "Off Topic" from showing up in the related questions list on the right hand sidebar? Sample question: https://security.stackexchange.com/...
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Enabling the citation feature on Stack Exchange postings

Similar to this discussion on math.SE and this discussion on cs.SE, I would like to suggest to turn on the citation feature. Interface Please note the "cite" link in the bottom right: which gives:
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Sec.SE is difficult to navigate with SVG disabled

I use Tor for browsing the internet. Tor comes with a Firefox-based browser specifically designed to enhance security and anonymity. One of its features is the security slider, which has three presets ...
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Feature Request: Topology

I'm not sure how applicable this is, but I think that it would be a major help to have the ability to upload topologies along with questions, or as a response to one of the comments to one's question. ...
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Pending review count in the status bar

In the status bar at the top of the site there is already notifications with counters regarding recent inbox messages, recent achievements, current reputation and current badges. However, I was still ...
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Why there is not a PRNG or CSPRNG tag?

I just came across this question: Is getting 1-2 outputs from a CSPRNG to seed another CSPRNG less entropy than getting say 5000 outputs from a CSPRNG and using that to seed? I noticed that we do not ...
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Recommanded method of exchange with private information

When analyzing network or security problems we are often pushed to ask details about the original problem which are more or less private. As a practical example, this question on Ask Different VMWARE ...
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Will Security SE upgrade to the latest SE profile dashboard?

Stack Overflow recently migrated to a new profile dashboard. Are Security SE admins planning to upgrade as well?