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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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Blocked by SmoothWall

Security.SE (security.stackexchange.com) is apparently blocked by Smoothwall, a content filtering product. I discovered this while trying to access the Security.SE site while traveling and connected ...
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Why is there no password verification when changing passwords?

My jimmies were somewhat rustled when I didn't get prompted for my current password when modifying it.
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Unsecure resources on Security SE Post

This post, when viewed in HTTPS, is triggering security warnings: Using Firefox, I got the classical yellow triangle warning in the address bar, caused by this img tag with absolute URI source in ...
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Is EXIF data scrubbed from images uploaded to all Stackexchange sites?

Suppose I upload a picture taken from a digital camera onto SE... is my privacy protected and is all EXIF data scrubbed from StackExchange?
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Are questions about metrics on topic?

One of our supplier suffered a cyberattack and I'm writing a report on how we handled the situation. I plan to include some metrics I judge useful (eg: time taken to inform the relevant personnel). ...
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Spam in Q&A - Any advised handling protocol?

We've been hit by another one of those pesky spam messages posted as an answer today. I won't post a link as it wouldn't make much sense, considering it ought to be deleted any minute now, but I was ...
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Should the Twitter bot be tweeting Meta questions?

I'm thinking no, but here's one nonetheless: https://twitter.com/StackSecurity/status/101115852664995840 And, as long as we're talking about the Twitter bot, when can we get this implemented? ...
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If a user (me) has a fundamental misunderstanding, shouldn't it be corrected?

I had a fundamental misunderstanding of what an IP was. Instead of putting it on hold, shouldn't an answer be posted describing my misunderstanding, correcting it, and then answer the question? Or are ...
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Community♦ bot editing posting

The question Recent Linux USB exploits has been edited by Community♦. According to the description on the user page that is a bot. The edit is not a organizational one, but adds real content. It's ...
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Crypto questions that can be migrated to crypto.stackexchange

Since all new crypto questions are manually being migrated to the crypto stackexchange, why can't all the 400 existing crypto questions be migrated there? Currently its quite confusing to have some ...
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What did happen to my suggested edit?

Yesterday, I saw a post containing BS words. So, I suggested an edit with these words removed and appropriate words used. Here is the link for that suggested edit. And here is the link of that post. ...
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What is "accept rate"?

Next to the names of people who have asked questions I seen a percentage with "accept rate". Couldn't find something on the FAQ. Could you please explain?
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Are there situations in which a low-quality answer should not be downvoted?

Scenario 1 I see a high-quality answer by userB I visit userB's profile and view their other answers I vote accordingly UserB gets a lot of upvotes in a short period of time The end Scenario 2 I ...
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Loss of privileges with bounty?

I was wondering. I've received the privilege to set bounties. But since I'm still very low on reputation. If someone puts an answer that receives the bounty, will I also go back to that status ...
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Can I ask for help with identifying malware?

One of my servers was recently infected with malware (due to the datacentre's service account being compromised, but it's also my fault for not securing the server properly). It has been eradicated ...
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Is it possible to get notified by email of questions that reach a certain threshold of popularity?

I'm hoping to use Information Security as resource to stay on top of newly released, wide-affecting security vulnerabilities when they become released. Unfortunately I don't have the capacity to be ...
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Why does the Community user on Meta has 3 reputation?

The Community user on Meta has 3 reputation. Isn't it supposed to have 1 reputation?
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Cannot edit a post on security.stackexchange.com?

Somewhat new to participating on SE. I have been searching around the meta and stack exchange help center but not finding much if any guidance. On this post I am unable to recommend an edit to improve ...
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Favorite question/Star button. What is it for?

I've looked through the FAQ and about page and i can't seem to find any mention of the favorite/star button... Whats it for? Thanks!
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What does "User was removed" mean?

In the reputation tab on my profile, it shows -10 for "User was removed". Obviously my account was not removed, so I don't understand what this means. Perhaps it's a bug and a post of mine was removed?...
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Is reputation the same between meta and main?

Although I have no reputation activity on meta (my reputation tab says "There aren't yet any reputation changes to show"), I still see the same reputation score here as I do on security.stackexchange....
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Question being flagged by Antivirus

This thread is being flagged and blocked by Avast and Kaspersky antivirus products. Avast flagged it as Threat:JS:Decode-XA[Trj]. Could someone look into this and get it cleaned up before Sec.SE ends ...
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How can I salvage my question after it got "lost in migration confusion"?

I have a question about my Information Security Stack Exchange post: I have been a victim, but of what? This is the timeline of what happened to my question: Tuesday, 03:20 PM: I wrote a question on ...
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Are Winterbash questions auto-migrated?

I'm pretty sure I asked the following two questions on the IT Security Meta site. Where do I find all the SE sites that support hats? When are hats rewarded? However, they seem to have ...
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How to flag comments answering to already deleted comments?

To take my part in keeping this site clean, I am trying to flag comments when I feel it is appropriate. For instance, in this case, there is a comment "Sure. It's a common mistake." answering to ...
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How do I self close vote on my own question?

My this question is no longer in the scope since the service has become obsolete. So, I just found that someone has already voted to close the question as off-topic with good reason: I'm voting to ...
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What is up with these answers? Are these all the same people?

A question was asked by a new user two hours ago asking if the strange SMS he received was evidence of the DoD attacking him (the message was of an IP address which is linked to the DoD, along with a ...
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How did I manage to flag this question twice?

I flagged this question as primarily-opinion based however, it is now showing that I flagged it as a duplicate: along with the original flag. What is happening here?
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Banned from flagging with only 8 declined out of 227

I have just gotten the notice that I am banned from flagging. I have raised 227 flags and have only had 8 declined. In the last week, 3 of my flags have been declined. One I can understand the answer ...
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How to migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

There's a new question which is asking how to run sudo ./some-script.sh on Ubuntu. It's off-topic here, but Ask Ubuntu seems like a perfect fit. However, when I go to flag it for a close vote, I don'...
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Why is the accepted answer only sometimes at the top?

From what I remember, Sec.SE sorts answers based on the net vote score. If an answer is accepted, it is moved to the top automatically. In fact a question I asked became a hot network question. I ...
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Is the security.SE blog still alive or not? Is BlogOverflow itself dead?

It looks like there is a Security blog with great articles, but it has a banner at the top that says it is an archive. When you click on the banner, however, the About page it leads to has nothing to ...
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Post of almost a week old in the First Posts queue

Today, August 5, I got this review in the First Posts queue: https://security.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/56514 The question was asked on July 30; almost a week ago. The last activity (...
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Are there any Review audits?

Are there any Review audits like on Stack Overflow? I already did some reviews but never had an audit in First Posts or Late Answers, so I wanted to ask if here are also review audits in the different ...
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I'm weirdly blocked on Meta

I'm yyyyyyyan and this is not my primary account. I created this account so I could post this here, because I couldn't figure out what to do. A few days ago I tried to ask a question about email ...
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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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Main and meta have too low contrast between text and the background

Not a duplicate of question link visited/unvisited colors (new questions are "grayed out") I have tried (in vain, on other sites) to draw the devs' attention to low contrast of the 2015-...
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Why do some users start with 100 rep, and others 1?

I haven't understood the pattern, but some folks seem to start with either 1 or 100 rep. Can anyone explan why? If you look at the "users" tab, sort by account age, then it seems very inconsistent, ...
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Why is my edit attributed to another user?

I recently tried to edit a question and someone else beat me to the punch. I reviewed their edit and felt like my edit would further improve their edit, so I resubmitted my edit. After resubmitting my ...
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Is it possible to contact a user directly?

I noticed that a user posted technical information unwillingly (too large a screen capture). I would like to contact him to inform of this potential leak. A comment wouldn't be appropriate. Is ...
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What rep is required to edit / propose an edit on a question?

What is the required amount of reputation required to edit a question? I'm not referring to the 2,000 rep style of edit, I'm referring to the propose an edit feature where it has to be peer reviewed ...
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Serial voting was reversed? Static or relative threshold?

I read one answer that stated not to ask about this on the meta site, within 48 hours. But I don't know how else to contact a moderator. And also I think it might be a bug. I lost 35 reputation ...
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Marked as duplicate by Community♦ bot?

I know well the Community bot for putting random unanswered questions to the front page from time to time. A few time ago, I discovered an uncommon role of the bot putting it as the author of a ...
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How to migrate a question

I often have security questions about risk managment which involve considering technical details at the operating system level. These technical details are necessary to evaluate correctly which risk I ...
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Are technical questions about programs on-topic?

I would like to understand how Aescrypt works. Since I only know little about cryptography and programming, I wanted to ask a question about how the files are created by Aescrypt? For example, I ...
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Question moved on SO when i'm asking only about security risks

First i hope that my question isn't off topic here, i'm sorry if it's the case but i don't know where i should ask if it's not here. I'm asking a question about security risks and what i should do ...
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How do I view close votes?

According to the privilege list, I am supposed to be able to view close votes for a question. Where is that option? I have been searching around for it but I can't seem to find it.
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Question about ethics migrated from programmers.se

Why was this question about ethics and possibly law migrated here from programmers.se? Does it belong? I've never been here before, so I dunno. Even though apparently I now have some rep here, thanks ...
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Question is actually two questions. How to act?

The What are some cards that are vulnerable to RFID theft? has been edited by the OP and is now 2 different questions. The answers are split likewise. Answerer Iserni took the precaution of quoting ...
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