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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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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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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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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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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Decryption of ciphertext

On both StackOverflow and at the healthy beta Cryptography we get a lot of questions about decryption of a certain ciphertext. Sometimes they are just base 64 blocks, but often there is a bit more to ...
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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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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 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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Directing users who post RE questions elsewhere on SE to this site and/or migrating questions

Currently there are a total of 3,749 questions on this site. On SO there are 2,166 questions tagged "reverse-engineering" and on Security.SE there are 122 questions tagged "reverse-engineering". Not ...
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Closing and suggesting other sites within SE network (not SO)

At times I close vote a question because it belongs on another site within the SE network. Most of the time it belongs on SO and there's a default entry in the menu under offtopic -> question on SW ...
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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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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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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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Are questions about RE applications on topic?

I would like to know in what cases would one want to reverse engineer a piece of software. This is sort of career related but also meant to learn about what kind of knowledge one would get from ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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 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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Renaming “idapro-plugins” and “idapro-sdk”

Was partially raised by 0xc0000022l here, there are a couple of questions regarding the idapro-plugins and idapro-sdk: Whether "idapro" should be replaced with the simplistic "ida" in both tags. ...
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Is it usual to delete correct answers here?

I have a question about my Reverse Engineering Stack Exchange post: Help finding CPU/SOC on a board It seems very strange that my correct (if terse) answer was deleted, yet a marginally more complete ...
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Possible reputation abuse

I was looking for an answer that involved CallWindowProc and I stumbled upon this question Looks like this user has posted the question already knowing the answer, answered it right away (by the look ...
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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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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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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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Are questions about developing my own Ghidra modules on-topic here?

I'm currently playing with making some Loader and Filesystem modules for Ghidra for 8-bit computers. (I'm not very good at it so don't get excited.) Ghidra comes with extensions to Eclipse to aid in ...
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Question about definition for tag “dynamic-linking”

Question: is the definition correct? If not, what should the correct definition be? Here is the definition: Dynamic linking is the process of resolving at runtime a program's external function ...
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Will we participate in Winterbash this year?

Will Reverse Engineering be participating in Winterbash this year? If the community wants to opt-out, the mods would need to let the CM team know by December 13th.
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Are sniffing/debugging questions on-topic?

Are questions related to sniffing traffic (tcpdump) or debugging command-line tools are on-topic? For example tracing php, memcached processes using dtrace or strace?
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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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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 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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Letting you check my analysis of a data dump against the source code - on topic?

I'd like to explain my dissection of a data dump hold against the code to get another opinion or to check my analysis. Is this on topic or off topic? I'd show the data dump with markings which bytes ...
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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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What's the purpose of the “plugin” tag?

The plugin tag is a little odd, and without usage or wiki content its purpose is unclear at least to me, and I suspect to other users as well. Here is some analysis: It currently has 11 questions in ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 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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Reverse Engineering license data

I am currently working on a VB3 project (!) and it's hard to get the licenses for all those old VBX stuff. Finally I want to convert it to 32 bit (VB4 or maybe even VB6) and again I need licenses for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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