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Do we need the tag tools?
I just came across the tag tools. This tag seems very unspecific to me. Because in the end one can tag nearly every question with this tag. So I would vote to delete it or merge it with some more ...
Is it OK to duplicate information from SO?
If a question has already been asked on SO, is it OK to repost questions with a self-answer (FAQ style) if they are very relevant to RE (e.g. useful questions about disassemblers, assembly language ...
Are questions about malware functionality on topic
Are questions about the functionality or workings of malware on topic? This does not include questions about how to reverse engineer malware, but instead asks about specific API calls or functionality ...
Is asking about reverse engineering tools on topic
I would like to know if asking about the use of a tool that is designed for the purposes of reverse engineering is on topic? The questions that follow under this category would be asking about ...
Should questions contain quotes if they refer to external sources?
In this particular case I am referring to Treating independent code as a function in IDA Pro (and I don't mean to make this a pillory at all!) Original (full) answer as of this writing: This is ...
Is discussing social phenomena on-topic?
Social phenonema such as videos going viral or a trend suddenly becoming popular in a community are studied after the fact and involve trying to establish the chain of events and the individuals that ...
Reverse Engineering SE - Not Yet Ready For Public Beta [closed]
Update: You've come together and have all done a great job on getting this site defined, Reverse Engineering SE will progress to a public beta in the near future. Congratulations, and please keep up ...
How should book/tutorial questions be dealt with?
There was recently a question asking about tutorials on Reverse Engineering. I understand that this is something that will come up quite frequently and will probably be one of the most popular ...
Questions about applicable, but non-reverse engineering related questions
The topicality of "forward engineering" came up recently in How does GDB's process recording work? The case was made that the question was not a true reverse engineering discussion and was more ...
Creation of pluralized tags
With reference to this discussion, tags having common nouns should be in plural form. Certain tags have been created as singular tags, and need to be pluralized: compiler : 4 questions linux-package :...
Typicals of CMSs - off topic?
I've asked this question on RE.SE and got a negative response: 4 downvotes and a note from Anton Kockkov: This is a question for IT Security site, not for Reverse Engineering. I see how this is on ...
What should be the policy for singular/plural tags?
Should tags be singular like compiler or plural like debuggers ? Alternatively, should both versions of a tag be created and made synonyms ?
The site tends to attract two different fields of profession
When I look at the site for now, I generally distinguish two different topics: Questions about computer software, websites, etc., e.g.: Get used jQuery plugins from website Questions about really low-...
Are source code reverse engineering questions on-topic?
The thing is that I'm developing a platform for software (source code) reverse engineering (static-analysis). And I've added two questions about that: Should I keep parenthesis information while ...
Is it possible to take questions directly from the area 51 site?
I've noticed quite a few questions whose gists are extremely similar to example questions suggested during the definition phase. Some have been closed and downvoted, others have gone on to become ...
Are questions about trying to make reverse engineering harder appropriate?
I'm wondering if questions about how to make reverse engineering more difficult are within the scope of this site?
Do we want to be a high-voting site?
Some stack exchange sites get lots of both upvotes and downvotes for question and answers. Others get much fewer votes. Do we want to be a high-voting site? Here is one perspective from Scott ...
What should our logo and site design look like?
I know that it's a bit early to ask, but it takes tome to come out with a good idea, so accumulating bright proposals should be useful.
Does the site scope include biology?
Are questions that deal with reverse-engineering/understanding biological phenomena on topic ?
What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?
As per "The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta": Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What ...
Who should the moderators be?
As stated here about a week or two into the public beta, three candidates will be appointed moderator pro tempore. This is a thread to nominate such candidates. Nominees should: Have a reasonably ...
What should our faq contain?
Following "The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta", what should our faq contain? This meta kind of starts the discussion, but perhaps we should have one place to sum it all up with a list of "good" ...
How should software questions be tagged?
Given the preponderance of Stack Overflow, I expect this site to have a lot of questions about software. However, software is just one of many things one may want to reverse engineer. The inclusion of ...
Are questions involving finding and exploiting software bugs allowed here?
For example, questions like "how do I tell if this crash is a buffer overflow?" or "what is a good way of exploiting heap overflows?" Basically, I want to know if this community is more focused on ...