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Should we keep the "reverse-engineering" tag?

Right now the reverse-engineering tag has a dozen questions, four of which by a single user, who's also relatively new to stack-exchange. Eleven out of the twelve questions were asked by a user of ...
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Is it usual to delete correct answers here?

Unfortunately many new users try to post comments as answers because they lack reputation for comments and it's a real problem. Your answer was a single sentence without details which looked like an ...
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Possible reputation abuse

The question was answered by the same user and it's perfectly fine since our goal is to share knowledge and make the internet better, so further users can benefit from it. See: Help Center > ...
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Should questions to the effect of "How do I decrypt this file/data?" be considered on-topic?

I fear it is true that most of these questions remain unanswered, mostly due to tremendous analysis requirements without the sufficient data. I would tend to allow questions about crypto when it is ...
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Will we participate in Winterbash this year?

I think we should participate. Hats are fun and would add activity to main.
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Are questions from hobbyists, makers and enthusiasts on-topic?

Beginners, enthusiasts and hobbyists are all welcomed in our community. Frankly, some of the most active users in our community enjoy reverse engineering as their hobby and this is not their ...
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How should we handle posts in which reverse engineering is prohibited by a EULA?

I'll stick with the recommendation given elsewhere and succinctly paraphrased there as (bracketed addition by me): It is not our job [as moderators] to enforce third party agreements. Anything ...
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Are questions about developing my own Ghidra modules on-topic here?

I think if you stick to the plan from your last paragraph, it should be fine: Java or Eclipse related → Stackoverflow Ghidra → RE.SE ... but let's see what the community and other moderators have to ...
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How about finally enabling syntax highlighting for RE.SE?

Yes. Is there anything that has to be done to enable it, or is it just decision based? Why it wasn't done already?
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Renaming "idapro-plugins" and "idapro-sdk"

I strongly believe tags should be renamed to ida-sdk and ida-plugins. The rename from "idapro" to "ida" is aligned with a similar older change discussed here and with the current status of idapro ...
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Too 'narrow' questions

To be honest, I would much prefer people used official support channels for IDA (and other tools) questions, especially non-trivial ones like writing plugins or advanced scripting. I keep thinking ...
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Are sniffing/debugging questions on-topic?

I'd say yes if they're applied for reverse engineering. If it's for development/debugging, StackOverflow might be a better choice. Check also previous discussion
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Are questions that involve DRM reverse engineering allowed?

It is quite common to have questions asking about ways to bypass all sorts of protection mechanisms here. I do not think DRM should be any different. It is impossible for us to know wether what you'...
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reverse engineering of electronics of games - off topic?

The hardware RE is most definitely on-topic, as you can check by looking at the hardware tag. Negative votes do not necessarily mean "offtopic". The close votes so far were for "too broad"; not sure ...
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Upcoming site graduation: leaving beta on 2021-12-16

It's official!
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How about finally enabling syntax highlighting for RE.SE?

I enabled the following default languages for tags. This is mostly thought as a reference for now: c++ -> lang-cpp decompilation -> lang-c c -> lang-c idapython -> lang-py python -> ...
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Do we need the tag tools?

Nowadays, the tools tag is no longer strictly used for tool recommendations. It occasionally accompanies general tool questions, a couple of examples: 1, 2, 3, 4. I've even sinned so myself partially ...
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bindiff verses bin-diffing tags

The current name is quite confusing, and I would suggest replacing it with something a bit more clear, such as tool-bindiff instead. Although there's no such convention (and this might justify ...
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How should we handle posts in which reverse engineering is prohibited by a EULA?

I think this should be left to each poster's discretion. In many(most?) jurisdictions EULA terms does not trump local laws, so you may still be able to disassemble the software, for example, for ...
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Renaming "idapro-plugins" and "idapro-sdk"

The rename from the plural idapro-plugins to the singular idapro-plugin seems more natural to me, but I cannot provide any actual arguments. If this answer gets upvoted I'll rename idapro-plugins to ...
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What's the purpose of the "plugin" tag?

Given the listing you gave it's clear that, while idapro-plugins is a subset of plugin (oddly the former being plural here, while the latter is singular), the number of questions with the former tag ...
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Question about definition for tag "dynamic-linking"

You are right, that definition is incorrect because the second sentence contradicts the first. Who knows how the author got it wrong. Maybe he was distracted or thinking of something else. Maybe it ...
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Question about definition for tag "dynamic-linking"

Yep, seems wrong, we'll need to fix it. From Linkers and Loaders Ch.10: Dynamic linking defers much of the linking process until a program starts running. It provides a variety of benefits that ...
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Valid questions edited by authors to gibberish

So far it seems to be a minor issue, so I don't think anything needs to be done right now. If you see such edits in the review queue, just reject them. If thisw keeps up, we'll look at banning the ...
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Too 'narrow' questions

Well, actually even your question was asked before (the way I read it, anyway). The tag specific-question seems to be the focal point for the matter. Your particular example is different, and I have ...
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I see a question was closed as `off-topic`, but I don't know why it is off-topic

I am one of those who voted in favor of closing the question. While I do not think that the reason given for closing the question is the most appropriate, I still believe the question is off-topic for ...
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Lower the comment reputation requirements

Lowering the threshold is probably not such a good idea, given the spammers out there. I've seen, originally deleted (converted to comment) one of your "commentary" answers and later ...
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Database dump of this site is detected as malware

Seemingly they hope to address it in an upcoming dump, i.e. they're working on it. Another option which comes in handy on a smartphone is https://download.kiwix.org/zim/stack_exchange/ ... but the ...
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User keeps asking for Android Trojans RATs on at least 3 sites - Should be kicked off

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Generally (from a community member perspective) I don't find these questions suitable for this Q&A site. However, given links were already shared and ...
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How to encourage users to post search-engine friendly content?

I think the only way is to present OP with the benefits of posting text instead of images. One would be that this way it's easier for those that answering to use that text when building an answer. ...
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