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What determines if a question should be considered Blackhat?

I asked this question recently which got a lot of votes and people thought was interesting, as well as some very interesting answers. It could have been the start of a very interesting discussion, ...
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How do we provide value to white and grey hats?

So it's something we're kicking around in chat for a while about a specific question, but I think it goes to the style of the site. We as a community are answering blackhat style questions. Do we ...
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Cross posting - is it encouraged?

Do we and should we encourge cross posting questions? For example I found an interesting question with no good answers at Reddit and one at Seclists, and I posted them here. Nealmcb made some ...
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Would we, as a security community, like a blog?

Stack Exchange is providing communities with blog functionality if there is demand and the enthusiasm to create and maintain a valuable blog. Discussion over here on Meta.SO Key points from @Rebecca: ...
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Are general questions about OpenSSL output appropriate here? Or would that be more for serverfault / super user?

I'd like to better understand openSSL command output (for example, why intermediates appear to be shown in full but not the host-specific certificate). Would this question be more appropriate for ...
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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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Questions are highlighted in blue

This may just fall under the "I haven't been paying attention to the other sites" category, but why are some questions highlighed in blue?
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Possible questions for migration

Sometimes other StackExchange sites have questions that might be more appropriate here. For example, folks could periodically visit this query to find some: CSTheory questions on crypto with no ...
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Anyone going to Black Hat ® Technical Security Conference: Abu Dhabi 2011??

I am new in the field, and I don't know how popular Security Conferences are with you guys. I figured if at least 3 people say they are going, it would be worth me taking a Black Hawk flight to hop ...
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(Closed) questions in top questins active and hot

I found [Closed] questions when I was was randomly browsing the active and hot questions tabs. And I must say that I can't say that I feel that closed questions should be active. And I feel that a hot ...
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Site promotion suggestions

Update as of May 26th: We need more users and more questions. But there's no lack of competence, after all, 99% of all questions have a answer and we have a answer ratio of 3.0. But we only have 5.4 ...
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Vote limits discourage participation

Apparently, IT Security places limits on the number of votes I can cast in one day. This limits participation on the site. Now that I've reached my vote limit for the day, I find myself quickly ...
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Is Social Engineering off topic.

Currently there's no other stackexchange site that deals with social engineering and after all we are the site that probably deal most whit it. There is a proposal over at area 51 for a social ...
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What's the etiquette for correcting answers?

I've noticed some accepted answers with a lot of votes which are strictly speaking not correct, even though they contain a lot of useful information. Just as an example, the current accepted answer ...
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Is it appropriate to ask CISSP training questions here?

I'm self-studying for my CISSP and have a lot of specific questions about the various concepts (for example, clarification regarding the * property rule of the basic security model). Is this the ...
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How shall we deal with direct insults?

I am concerned that this site may go the same way the de.comp.security.* group on Usenet went. They started pretty good, but over time ended up with more than 30% of the postings containing insults ...
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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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What is our elevator pitch?

Realised we hadn't written an elevator pitch for Security SE (as per the 7 essential Meta questions) From that page, the elevator pitch is a brief sentence that describes what your site is ...
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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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When reviewing a suggested edit, how do I tell what question or answer it relates to?

The site asked me to review and approve/reject an edit suggested by a user who doesn't have permission to make the edit directly. However, I can't find enough information for me to make an informed ...
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No longer able to edit tag wikis

Given the new tags page, tag wikis are yet more valuable and important. But there has been a regression in our ability to edit them. I created the authentication tag wiki a while ago, and am still ...
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Sharing a link -vs- sharing a link in order to earn the publicist badge

I was asked to share the following link to earn the publicist badge: security.stackexchange.com/q/2558/396 My question other than through the random pop-up, how would I get this special url with a ...
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Spam vs market research

Where should we draw the line between spam and market research and reasonable questions? C.v. this question Is it ok to: Say "Hey is there a market for my product http://example", thus requiring ...
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Re-naming our chat room.

Most other sites have chat rooms with unique names that are related to the site's topic, but don't just duplicate the site's name. Here's some examples: SuperUser: Root Access ServerFault: The ...
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Spam Users Posting Links in Answers

Over the last few days there have been a series of users ( probably the same person ) posting answers which barely answer the question and then advertising slippers, jeans or some other junk. One of ...
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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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Would someone like to create the security-theatre tag wiki please?

This tag seems to be coming in for a bit of abuse recently, I've seen a couple of questions in the last couple of days that have nothing to do with security theatre are tagged with it. I've got some ...
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Vote to Close Migrations

When voting to close I only see a single migration path as shown below: Shouldn't this include the Big 4 plus meta?
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Why am I being prompted to select an answer for a Community Wiki question?

I have two question posts that were converted to Community Wiki, but the "newbie alert" for answer acceptance still shows up when I see them in my profile. Can this be fixed? Non-OEM Biometric ...
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Bug: unable to cast close votes [closed]

I'm unable to cast close votes, even though I have enough reputation that I'm supposed to be able to. For instance, when I go to this question and click on "close (1)" while logged in, I get a ...
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Question Scoping Preferences

Sometimes, when deciding what to ask, the issue of how broadly scoped a question should be is relevant. This would be especially true when regarding policy or standards development as the process can ...
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FAQ: request context and threat models

Perhaps more so than for other Q&A sites it seems to me that context often matters a lot, as does the threat model envisioned by the questioner. Is there a good general way to ask for that sort ...
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How can we encourage “userxxxxx” accounts to fix their usernames?

I've noticed there's a lot more accounts with names like "user1234" around here, than I'm used to seeing at other sites. Is there any way we can encourage these people to create unique, identifying ...
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What are good ways to publicise security.stackexchange at conferences and events

As an extension to this question, we plan to publicise this forum at the B-Sides in San Francisco and London, so are thinking up useful marketing ideas - but thought it would be useful to get the ...
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C# tag doesn't automatically color my sourcecode

I noticed that sourcecode in SO only gets properly colored in if the C# tag is applied, and that feature doesn't seem to work (at least in this question). How can we get color coding to work? ... ...
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Should we ban the use of URL Shorteners on this site?

This issue was raised to some degree in another question, here. URL shorteners pose several risks to users, which we as IT Security professionals should all be keenly aware of and sensitive to. ...
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Is it DOS or DoS, and should we care?

Just thought I'd throw this out there for consideration. DOS = Disk Operating System, and is an "acronym for several closely related operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market ...
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Why are we security.stackexchange.com instead of itsecurity.stackexchange.com?

I'm hoping this question was answered before the domain was made. But, for those of us who weren't around then, what drove the decision in the way that it went? Why aren't we itsecurity....
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how i can contact a moderator to reopen my question ?

I have made a question about network forensic solution on enterprise network adt the moderator avid closed my question because it's think it's the same of another question. The question is not the ...
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Off-topic description is outdated

When I flag a question off-topic, the description under "off-topic" leads "Questions on Application Security are expected to generally relate to Q&A site for application security professionals......
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Should we reduce the limits for editing the tag wiki?

Currently when clicking on a tag, and then the encouraging offer ("The cryptography tag has no wiki summary, would you like to help us create it?") you learn that: Tag wikis can be edited by users ...
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How do I tag correctly when posting a new question

When posting a question, or when updating tags, the FAQ suggests I Check the list of existing tags Read the tag wiki to understand what each means How do I do this?
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Sponsoring a community member to attend the 2011 Security BSides

The 2011 Security BSides conferences are happening in a bunch of places all over the world: http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/12194156/FrontPage We would like to sponsor someone from the security....
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Suggestions for “best” questions

I'm presenting at our local OWASP branch tonight, trying to get more people on the site. Any suggestions for the "best" questions, that would really show off the benefit of the site? Nothing trite ...
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What primary criteria should we use in voting on questions?

An odd question, perhaps. But I think it needs to be considered. Take for example, this question: Merge with security proposal? As a question alone, in the Meta forums of the IT Security ...
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Belongs to SU or here? Question about STARTTLS or TLS/SSL

I have a question about email security (between user and email server) - about the content, and difference between "STARTTLS" and "SSL/TLS", the options Thunderbird gives for connection security. In ...
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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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How do you avoid answers with subtle security flaws?

What's the plan to ensure that highly-ranked answers are free of non-obvious security flaws? A good answer to a question should have two properties: it is helpful, and it is correct. Voting (the ...
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Can we get chat.security.stackexchange.com?

It's so much easier than http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/151/it-security and I know some other Beta sites have similar addresses for their room indexes. Can we, please?
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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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