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It would be nice to have somewhere to ship those questions. But migration isn't only about getting the wrong kind of content off our site, it is also about getting the right kind of content onto the target site. A lot of the legal questions asked here does not live up to the standards expected at law. They often lack basic details such as what jurisdiction ...


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Please vote to close (or not) based on the question in its current form. This is especially important with migrations (“belongs on …”), because having a question migrated then closed is a far worse experience than closed on-site. When a question is migrated from site A to site B, it is closed and locked on site A and created open on site B. If site B closes ...


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That was me. It's been so long since I didn't have the privilege to do things, that I sometimes forget that others can't do things. I was expecting people to vote to close (VTC). I keep feeling like I should get a sock-puppet account to stay in touch ... Flags are really for things that require moderator attention to keep the community safe and at a level ...


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The vast majority of all migrations are to the top two in the list, these were chosen from the initial data gathered when we were a young site and mods had to do most of the migration. This has been updated over time - we get extensive stats - and when we look at the number of migrations and rejections, it makes no sense at all to let this be an open ended ...


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Thansk for raising this issue! Talking about it here on Meta is a good first step. In the long run, I think the only solution is to comment whenever someone suggests a bad migration (be it in a comment or through a close vote). I see no need for a stock comment - instead I think it is better to tailor one to the situation, explaining why the specific ...


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Speaking as a Sec.SE user: this question is about PKI and about the security architecture of an application. It's squarely on-topic. Speaking as an SO user: this question is about application design with a security perspective. I personally find it to be on-topic but borderline; if I found it on SO, I'd suggest a migration to Sec.SE. Since Prog.SE was ...


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After looking at the stats, we enabled user-driven migrations to Super User and Stack Overflow. Cryptography is unfortunately right out since it is still in beta and beta sites aren't eligible to be included in default migration paths. We're also holding back on enabling user-driven migrations to Server Fault since they have a fairly specialized audience ...


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Yes - beta sites do not show up in the list of migration options, so for those, just flag for a mod and list which site you think they should be sent to. Once it is out of beta, it can be added to our migration list - judging by our stats it probably will...I think we get up to 4 destinations.


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If it currently is on topic here, let's not migrate existing questions over. For new questions, the process should be the same as for other clashes (such as Astronomy, Space and Physics, or even for Security and Cryptography): Will it get better answers here or on Tor.SE? If we think it will work there, mods can migrate it, but we only want to do that if ...


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There have been cases where I have migrated based on that model and it has been rejected. Although, I am happy to start fresh and see where we need to find a happy medium.


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While there might be all kinds of malware/rootkit/hooking/kernel elements to your situation, that's not what you asked. What you asked was how to find a file you couldn't find. That's a SuperUser kind of question. If you were asking how malware could hide files in the filesystem and still access them, then that's a security question. But asking how to ...


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Because your question was on the basic use of the tool. It wasn't about security, but about tech support (of an encryption tool). "How to run command X?" tends to be more on topic at SuperUser. We do not expect everyone to understand the subtleties between the different Stacks, so migration is normal and common.


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A moderator has to be involved in migrating questions to a site that isn't one of the five listed. Flagging the question for mods with a note saying which site is the best way to handle that.


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The author asked for it to be migrated. After I tried to sort through all the comments and answers to determine the best fit, it still wasn't 100% clear to me to migrate or not. The deciding elements for me was the author's request, and the referenced article was from a cryptography author. It's possible the Crypto mods and our mods might need to sort ...


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The question got some good answers and interest over there, and while we do have an excellent dupe and an associated blog post, it is not necessary to migrate it here. If it had no answers there I would suggest migration, but questions can be on-topic on various sites. If you do feel strongly about it, you could flag it for a mod over there to migrate, and ...


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No. Since it's beta, we cannot normally migrate it to it. The mods can just look the other way while we rack more Tor questions here. Eventually, the new Tor.SE will slowly sufficate and die


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How may I migrate this kind of question to another discussion group? If you have at least 3000 reputation: click the “close” button on the question, select “off-topic”, then “This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network” and the desired target site. If you have less than 3000 reputation: click the “flag” button , then select “it ...


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To contact moderators about a post, use the “flag” button under that post. In this specific case, I don't see a reason to migrate. The question is on-topic here. In fact, it's arguably more on-topic here than on Crypto, since it's about security properties related to information flow, and not about how cryptography works. Furthermore the question has had a ...


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I think one of the reasons why you are getting poor responses is that your question is not very focused. You might get the same type of responses here. This is what you have said: Prospective vendor has non-standard report You are not sure if you are being overly critical of the vendor How do you communicate caution without making accusations? The ...


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In principle, yes, that type of question would be welcome here, but with one slight change. Asking if it is "secure" is very difficult to answer unless we know "secure against what" So if the question could be edited to indicate the required use case, we could definitely answer it.


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This question is about IIS configuration. Nothing about it is related to security. Yes, you may think that there is a security benefit in hiding the IIS version number. (But I think you're wrong. Hiding the fact that you're running a vulnerable version doesn't make it less vulnerable.) The question “is there a security benefit in hiding the IIS version ...


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Typically if a cross post has been answered well, and the answer is accepted on another site, we close it here. If it has good answers and is accepted here, we'll usually keep it. On occasion, however, we'll work with mods from the other site to migrate and merge - that's pretty rare, though, I think.


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The reason I migrated it was because the question stated was asking for an interpretation of an error message from openssl. The folks over at serverfault will have more experience interpreting error messages. You should have included the details you mentioned here and what expertise you were wanting.


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It's quite simple. I migrated your question because it was Bitcoin-specific (not just containing the word "bitcoin"). That community would have the knowledge to understand how the mechanisms in Bitcoin would address the issue. You edited the question afterwards to be more general, but the question when I reviewed it would have had a specific technical ...


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The question falls within our off topic reasons - there is no answer we can give here that would be different to the ones we give for any "This looks like I have been hacked" post: If you are concerned, change passwords etc, patch, update If you are really concerned, get a forensic investigator in


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I would petition to migrate it back. SU is not the correct place. SO might possibly be, but it looks like a straight-up security question to me.


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I think Webmasters.SE would be the best fit. There are a lot of domain registration questions on there and I would expect experts in this field to be lurking there.


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Many questions about cryptography are also about security and so are on-topic here as well as on Crypto.SE. For example, our many questions about password hashing are on-topic on both sites — but they would get different answers: Crypto.SE tends to have answers aimed at crypto designers and implementers, while on this topic Security.SE caters mostly for ...


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Kasperd - as it stands, the question would not be suitable on any SE site. The current structure has multiple questions, some unrelated and confusing information, and a title that muddies the water further. If you could clarify it down to one question, as per our [ask] page, you could ask it here.


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Based on the discussion here, I've restored this question. Due to the activity following the migration, the most expedient way of handling this was to re-migrate the question and delete the other copies; rejecting the migration would've necessitated re-posting answers and potentially left broken links. Final question: Proof that client app is using the ...


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