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What are the rules here regarding possibly illegal tools for RE?

Because of the nature of reverse engineering, we may possibly use tools of gray or possibly illegal nature to aid our work, even if the work's intention is not for illegal use. I recently posted an ...
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Is it possible to migrate a question from other stackexchange sites to Reverse Engineering?

Just wondering, is it already possibly to migrate questions from other stackexchange sites such as stackoverflow to Reverse Engineering? Same for questions like this question that have already been ...
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What is considered too broad or too narrow regarding questions about applicable laws?

Currently on Reverse Engineering, there are two questions I'd like to bring up about the laws surrounding reverse engineering, both asked by the same user: Is reverse engineering and using parts of a ...
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Are questions containing 'what does this do' on topic?

Over on IT Security we fairly regularly get questions containing a believed-to-be malicious code snippet. The OP is usually a web-admin of some kind and has discovered the snippet on his server, and ...
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Are there no special rules for betas?

A beta that just started will hardly end up with a lot of high rep users in a short time frame. Are there any special rules w.r.t. the reputation needed for certain actions or is it the same as on any ...
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Lets develop a Tag Wiki format

As I have mentioned before (and also mentioned by Tim Post ♦ ), I believe Tag Wikis should be developed right from the start. Good tag wikis will help new users to learn the basics and the ...
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tags: 'exe' or 'portable-executable'?

There is currently the exe tag, which is about .EXE files under Windows, which theoretically covers the DOS MZ, New Executable, and Portable Executable formats. There are already several questions ...
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Do not accept an answer so fast!

I know, you want to accept an answer to show the problem is solved. But really, the quality of the site can be improved when you do not accept an answer too fast. An answer might be correct and ...
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Should we activate Mathjax?

Mathjax is a way of rendering mathematical equations using markup. I'd like it to be enabled on this site as it is on math and physics? Sometimes it's very hard to answer certain questions without the ...
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Linking to malicious code

I asked a question about obfuscated javascript - the javascript in question is malicious, and contains code to exploit various browsers. In a comment, DCoder asked for the actual obfuscated code. I ...
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should we specify a tag for kernel reverse engineering?

Should kernel reverse engineering have its specific tag? kernel and user-mode reverse engineering typically rely on different tools, different structures, different methods, so shouldn't something ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 :...
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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 ...
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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 ?
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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-...
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Code in questions listing

When you have code on the very top of your question, it's being showed in the questions listing. And that doesn't look good: Ulgh! Can we have a fix for this? Perhaps extracting the normal parts of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Does the private beta have community wiki?

Coming from this comment: is it possible to create a community wiki during the private beta?
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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.
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Does the site scope include biology?

Are questions that deal with reverse-engineering/understanding biological phenomena on topic ?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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Site's subdomain name

I'm not sure if this is even the right place; the whole beta launching process is very mysterious and it's not clear who's running the show. But anyway. I'd like to request that when the site is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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