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Tag wiki for MIPS assembly / disassembly, etc

I would like to have added [mips]as a new tag: as quite a number of questions show up when you search for mips - 41 currently, although I think some might not fit under the spirit of such a tag there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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HTTPS\SSL authentication for users

As I suddenly figured out, there is plain HTTP used on log-in form to http://reverseengineering.stackexchange.com No SSL\HTTPS implemented, and password in login form transferred in clear text. As ...
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What can we improve? The site seems to stagnate

At the moment the stats on Area51 aren't all too promising. While we got through the definition and commitment phase with flying colors, right now the situation is suboptimal. The number of users ...
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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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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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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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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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Multiple sub-questions per question

I've recently seen many questions posted with multiple sub-questions. For example, see Understanding x86 C main function preamble created by Visual C++ - while sub-questions 2, 3, and 4 are related, ...
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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 RE a good place to ask about HB Gary products?

HB Gary offers tools for memory dumping and memory analysis. Some are even free. However, I have not found any questions for those tools. Is RE the incorrect place to ask about HB Gary tools? Are ...
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Can “understanding complex source code” be assimilated to reverse engineering?

I had several time questions about really complex code, linked to commercial tools (or not) but with the source code (or part of it) available. But, I am not sure if it can be considered as "reverse ...
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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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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 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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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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Folks, please upvote questions, too!

I have noticed for quiet some time now that the poster of an answer can have three or more upvotes, but the asker gets none whatsoever. I think this is discouraging for those asking the questions and ...
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Question Limitations

What are the rules and question Limitations in Reverse Engineering? Some Questions seems to ask for help in cracking. Is that legitimate? Are we allowed to answer him even if he specifies the program ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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