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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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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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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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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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Add anti-RE information to the faq

I totally agree with Gilles that questions about trying to make reverse engineering harder are appropriate, but shouldn't we change our faq then? It's now: Reverse Engineering Stack Exchange is for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wargames, crackmes and CTFs - how to deal with spoilers?

Since this site is public now, I guess we shall start to see questions related to solving challenges on some wargame, solving a crackme and so on... As someone how has learned a great deal by doing ...
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Enable syntax highlighting

For questions like this one which have answers given in code, it would be nice if the site had syntax highlighting available. At the very least, being able to highlight core SO lanaguages such as ...
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Is Reverse-engineering also about Anti-reverse-engineering? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about tools helping me to produce an obfuscation on a binary and I have been a bit surprised to see that people were reluctant to answer such a question just because it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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