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What to do with questions of type “Decompile this assembler code”?

Just now, I have edited a question of type "Decompile this assembler code". It is not the first one and it will not be the last one... I know that, whatever we do, we will encounter this kind of ...
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Extend the topic to “Software Security”?

I am feeling really good in the RE website, the topics feet me and the discussions are quite interesting. But, then I noticed the IT-security website and tried to see what kind of community was there (...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Reverse Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Should we have a Featured Tag Wiki of the Month™?

Over the past few months, RE has accumulated a lot of quality content in the tag wikis due to the efforts of many our community members. There have been previous discussions on how to effectively ...
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RE needs a logo header!

I think RE is ready for a logo header. Does anyone know any good logo designers and/or have any good ideas for a logo? I'm not a designer, but I like the idea of the OllyDbg style logo (I just ...
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Detecting malicious behaviour

Reverse Engineering is clearly a 'gray'-area with law. Thus this is why I wonder, what to do when you detect a string of questions or a single questions that is clearly leading to mal-behaviour.
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Tag wiki suggested edits

I just ran into a problem. On main, the tags exploit and crackme were created, but with spelling errors. The suggested edit approval page didn't show the name of the tag wiki and it was impossible to ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Reverse Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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What should I do on seeing spam?

What is spam? I saw a spam post, what should I do? (Important) I saw a spam edit, what should I do? How can I help fight spam most effectively?
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Do we want to give out career-advice?

We have a tag career-advice with one popular question. Career advice is generally considered a can of worms and is off-topic across the entire Network. The main reason being that this attracts a huge ...
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What events would you like to participate in?

We recently concluded a two week long Twitter event, which was very successful. Based on the response, I think it would be great if we had one to two week long events every month. If successful, ...
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What can be done to make the Twitter account more effective?

Currently, the hashtags added by the Twitter bot is just the most popular tag from the question. In many cases, the tag may be obscure, too broad (#python) or different from common usage (#pe -> ...
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regarding editing comment time limit

this question is regarding the time limit while editing comments if i spend more than five minutes editing the comment i simply cant save the edits a popup springs up in red color informing me that i ...
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Attaching files (UDP packages)

What is RE preferred way to attach files to a post? Are there any commonly used services? The file in question would be .pcapng UDP packages, but knowing the general procedures would be good.
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Are you following the official RE Twitter account?

If you're a Twitter fan and spend time retweeting questions, you may want to consider following @StackReverseEng. https://twitter.com/StackReverseEng/ StackReverseEng is the official Reverse ...
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Tracking Area 51 site stats

This post is intended to keep tracks of our Area 51 stats over time and to see our progress towards graduation. For graduation, the rough criteria are : Mostly green (Excellent) on the stats page ...
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How to handle “beginner” questions?

Specifically this is about: How do I get the location of the original audio/video file embedded on a webpage? I know that this question isn't as deep as others. But on the other hand it is for many ...
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Keeping hardware powered up!

The tag hardware is a very rare tag on RE.SE HW questions make up just 6% of the total questions on the site. Seeing that reverse engineering hardware is in scope and in many cases, has overlapping ...
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Incorrect positioning of tour button

Take the tour is floating at the wrong place. The position varies by a few pixels from time to time. My browser is Chromium Version 25.0.1364.160 on Ubuntu 12.04. Observed on multiple sites which ...
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What do we need to change about the chat session?

We have had three chat event sessions till now with minimal participation. The maximum number of people who participated was 3 in the first chat session. There was however significant interest in the ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Reverse Engineering Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Should We Have Reverse Engineering Competitions to Increase Site Participation

A possible technique to increase site participation would be to hold periodic competitions of reverse engineering challenges. The challenges would be custom made for these contests and could include ...
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A proposition for Rising the forum participance and presence [duplicate]

On AshRj suggestion I'm reposing my idea from How do we increase the number of questions being asked? I could be wrong but in RE there is a real big gap between experienced and newbies, so what ...
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Community Polls Thread

Welcome to the RE.SE Community Poll thread! Note: Order answers by active to see the most recent polls. This thread is used for opinion and usage polls around RE and RE.SE. The poll questions are ...
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ida versus idapro tags … the synonym should be the exact inverse, because it's not strictly synonymous

The irritating thing about it is that apparently Igor was the one to introduce the synonym. As he points out in this comment to another meta question: Actually, the official name of the program (...
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Questions exist tagged 'ida' and 'idapro'

The tag ida is a synonym for idapro, so there should only be questions tagged idapro. However, as the tag page reveals, there are three questions tagged ida. 1 3 How does this happen, despite these ...
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Shorter Magic Link and Onebox

The current magic link can be used by typing [reverseengineering.se] which is a pretty long name. It takes a fair bit of time to type this in comments and chat. Is it possible to alias [re.se] to ...
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Reverse engineering locks?

I had some questions regarding reverse engineering locks (physical locks/pin tumblers etc). I'm not sure if they'd qualify as questions here though. Any thoughts from anyone?
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what is the time-zone for the “day”?

I've had my consecutive visits count reset several times now, after logging in during my afternoon instead of my morning. What is the time-zone that is used for determining when the day begins and ...
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What is a “closed” question?

Questions can be closed. What does it mean for a question to be closed? Who can close a question? What are the reasons for closing a question? What if multiple close reasons are used on a question? ...
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How can I reward a good *question* (not an answer) with a bounty?

The title says it all. If I would like to reward a question, how do I do it? Screen shots of the process would be appreciated.
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Text box overflows into sidebar

The text box now covers part of the sidebar. This wasnt happening before, so its probably because of some recent change. My browser is Chromium Version 25.0.1364.160 on Ubuntu 12.04. This behavior ...
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Our Community Promotion Ads

One way we can promote this site is to create a community promotion ad to be shown on other SE sites. Each graduated SE site has a meta question where people can submit these ads (math, physics), and ...
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How do we increase the number of questions being asked?

I noticed that our new question per day is really low. What can we do to overcome this? Should we seed more content ourselves? I can think of few newbies questions I can ask an answer myself. Is it ...
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Is there a way to upload instructional videos that will get embedded the way images get embedded?

Is there a method to embed an instructional video clip in a Q&A the way this can be done with images? Basically what I am asking is whether there is a dedicated space to upload such stuff to ...
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Should we have a tool to mark beginner, intermediate and advanced level Q&As?

I can see advantages and disadvantages to having a beginner, some of which would be: Advantages Allows beginners to find existing questions quickly and search in them Makes it easy for the casual ...
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Who are the notable bloggers in the RE community, and how can we get them involved?

We have established a repository having some excellent questions. Its now time to get the word out about RE. There are many people in the online world who manage very active and productive blogs. ...
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specific OS-kernel tags or OS+kernel tags?

Is it interesting to use specific "OS-kernel' tags such as linux-kernel instead of linux kernel combination? references: initial suggestion, then implementation
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Where does the “see also” come from in a tag excerpt?

How can we control what is shown in the "see also" of the mouse-over tool tip that is shown when hovering over a tag name? An example of this is given in the second screenshot over in this blog post.
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Should we hold a community event in the chat?

There's a chat room for our site and I was just talking to AshRj, wondering how to promote the chat itself. He suggested holding a community event. A moderator would have to create it, but we could ...
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Could someone alias [tag:dissasembler] (see spelling) to [tag:disassembler], please?

Subject line says it all: Could someone alias dissasembler (see spelling) to disassembler, please? The former just got inadvertently created by someone posting a question. I fixed that by giving the ...
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How should complementary tags be handled?

Consider unpacking versus packer. I think we should either stick to naming the entity (noun) or the method (verb) and there should be one covering the topic and its complement for something like the ...
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Could we rename [tag:windows-api] to [tag:winapi]?

Could we rename windows-api to winapi? StackOverflow uses the latter, shorter form. It would make sense to go with an established standard here, since this is referring to the same thing anyway.
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Should we have a [tag:rce]?

Since the site scope isn't limited to reverse code engineering as such, would it make sense to have a specific tag for questions regarding the reverse engineering of code in particular? I.e. something ...
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Please merge [tag:antidebugging] into [tag:anti-debug]

As the title says: Please merge antidebugging into anti-debug. AFAIK there can be aliases to tags, so it would make sense to get rid of the questionable (spelling-wise) antidebugging and keep anti-...
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To what extent is discussing a specific target for RE allowed

Let's say I have a specific target that I want to RE (for this question let's take a windows PE executable as an example). Would it be ok to post a piece of disassembly or perhaps pseudo code from eg ...
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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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Where are the beta badges?

The private beta is over and no one has been awarded the Beta badge yet. Seeing that some users even fulfilled their commitment within the private beta itself along with being active on Meta, I dont ...
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Highlighting the Tag Wikis

Now posted on MSO There have been discussions on the usefulness and visibility of Tag Wikis. Two concerns that were voiced were : Searchability Visibility I had some ideas on how to tackle this. ...
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allow moderated list question [duplicate]

I'm aware that some of you won't agree with this. But I really like to have few questions here like "great RE beginners book?" Or "what is your RE toolbox?". I'm aware that these type of questions ...

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