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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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Question is locked, but still show up as unanswered while the marked duplicate is answered

Is this intentional? Question how-is-cloud-computing-security-differ-from-traditional-security is marked as dupliacate and the question what-are-security-issues-which-are-specific-to-cloud-computing ...
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Are there plans to support https?

Are there plans to support https? I think it is very ironic to have a site about IT security which itself has such a huge security issue. Edit: In the mean time the situation got worse: Now accounts ...
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Is this the right place to ask about Jailbreaking ipod/iphone/ipad?

I'm wondering if this is the right place to ask about jailbreaking devices such as iPod, iPad, iPod, or how to root your Android phone?
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Do we want questions about scams, phising and malware?

I just saw the area51 proposal scams-phishing-and-malware. Dont we want questions like these on our SE?
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Are copyrights/copyright laws an IT Security Professional's responsibility?

Let me start by saying, I am by no means trying to start a big fuss here, but I blatantly disagree with the communication I shared with AViD in this question, and I'm curious other's experience: ...
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Linking in Answers and Questions

Hi All Just a small thing I was wondering. When answering or asking question what is the best way to add a link and what do people prefer? As in which one of these do people prefer and should it be ...
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Will there be a problem with the [ios] tag?

So people are already using [ios] to talk about the iPhone/iPad operating system, which makes sense. However, as this is a security site, I imagine some people will want to talk about IOS, the Cisco ...
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Recommendation type questions

After chatting with some users on some of the other SE sites, I heard that questions asking for recommendations of XXX are becoming very popular, and often problematic. Examples of these are requests ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Is the question linked in the question body on-topic?

I think the question Is it a foolish security move to use Google for search or mail? may be off-topic, but I want to get your input. In my opinion, this question is outside the kind of questions I ...
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Questions that are more like discussion

Theres already been asked if discussion questions are okay here, but when you ask such question with no definitive answer, when should one accept an answer? Should you edit your own post with as ...
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Question about MySQL root user password strength - Do we want it here?

https://serverfault.com/questions/210034/why-is-it-bad-to-have-a-weak-mysql-user-password
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Is it a right place to ask about viruses?

I think my computer is infected into a new virus! Can i ask some question about treats of this virus? Microsoft Security Essentials can't find it!
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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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Where can we go to get more users?

At time of writing, the Area 51 page for this site shows that we have: a healthy number of questions answered a healthy number of answers per question a worryingly low number of visits per day a ...
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Duplicated tags: forensic and forensics. Can we merge them?

It's possibile to merge these two tags? Theyr meaning is the same. Also: do you think it would be more appropriate to use the long version "computer-forensics"?
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How and when should we use the Community Wiki feature?

Im wondering when, if ever, we should use the community wiki feature which we often see on SO. Is it even implemented in our site? Also have a look at discussion-questions . Discussion questions ...
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Which tags should I use on question about “version tracking”?

In the spirit of this thread, I would like to know if I tagged this question correctly. I've tagged it as security-awareness, as I think being aware of major updates and security issues of piece of ...
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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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How should we tag questions about {subject}?

Straight from #3 on the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta, can we get a description of tags and actively work to collapse and edit tags before they get out of hand? The best way to ...
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Should the FAQ contain guidelines around asking questions that may compromise security?

With the increasing use of social media mining tools such as Maltego should we be stressing that people should think carefully about what they are asking questions on? Especially if they are asking ...
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Merge with the security proposal?

Should this site merge with the Security proposal, and other security-related Stack Exchange site proposals such as Cryptography and Social engineering? In spite of the previous merges, this site ...
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Beta badge not shown in count?

When looking to the badges page I see that I would have the beta badge (green checkmark). However, when looking to my badgecount, I don't have any silver badges. Why is this? I see others are having ...
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Where to draw the line between “IT pro” vs “end-user” questions?

I thought this question (How to open a file from the Internet in a secure way?) would be off-topic, but apparently some people seem to think otherwise. Where do we draw the line between professional ...
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Should we accept question about making exploit or building malware?

The kind of question I am referring to is a little bit like this one : Malwares source repositories. Where? Question that are around the subject of "How can I make virus/malware/exploit/etc." are ...
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So… What should our FAQ contain?

No.2 on http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/
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Security-tagged questions on SO/SF

There are some really great security questions asked on Stack Overflow / Superuser sites, with some really excellent answers. Had this site been around back then, here would have been a much more ...
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Is the site name IT-Security, or App-Security?

Cuz the site is not fully consistent... Most places its "Application Security", as it was in the Area51 proposal, but the logo, the domain name, and the notification email, its IT security. My vote ...
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Should users say “thanks”

Should users say thanks either in the comments or in the question itself?
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Errorpage when posting question - question still posted

Three out of the 4 questions I posted, I got an error when submitting the question. However, the question was posted, resulting in me posting them twice. Also I some other posting double, so I assume ...

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