Each one of these has its merits and demerits, however I believe that Tag Wikis are a great feature of the site, and can be used very effectively to help new users for general topics and intermediate users for other tougher topics, thus reducing a lot of the noise that may be generated on the site. They are one of the most underused features of the platform (...
What can we do to overcome this?
Promote the site! Get new users. Join or start site-promotion activities.
Should we seed more content ourselves?
Yes, of course! More content, means higher likelihood of RE turning up in search results.
Is it good practice to do so on beta?
Stack Exchange encourages self-answered questions. There is nothing wrong in ...
I think this largely depends on the way the question is phrased. I assume a large number of people post a ciphertext from their homegrown algorithm and want you to give them back the plaintext? That wouldn't really be on topic here in my opinion.
What would be on topic would be if they've found some ciphertext and have actually gone to some length to try ...
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 about something like
Questions about advanced, not common-use scenarios of a specific tool
are offtopic and should be addressed to the author(s) of the tool, ...
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 to agree with @SYS_V's comment:
It could be argued that the radare2 question is more about features of a specific tool/product and less about a reverse ...
It doesn't seem possible.
A bounty is a special reputation award given to answers. This feature
was designed to motivate answerers, and help questions get the answers
So it's intended to encourage answers, not questions.
It's an older question, but I'll bite. If I change RE to code, or cook or dance:
I would like to know in what cases would one want to dance to music
demonstrates how your question makes very little sense. to stay meta, people dance for the fun, or to appeal to other who like dancing, but both of those are internally motivated events.
Your question reads ...
Warming this topic up a bit, I think we've had our share of questions that aren't really a good fit for Q&A as such, because of this bullet list.
Take this question. Highly subjective albeit scoped a bit to disguise it as somewhat fitting a Q&A format. That question would have been a much better fit for Software Recommendations, although I am not ...
I totally agree with you on this subject.
I asked the windows books question here on RE, and after doing some reading on SO meta, I came to realize that these questions are essential, however they have to be treated carefully, and tag wiki is the solution.
I think we should take the content of the question, which have gained some popularity and port it to a ...
Could we introduce RE puzzles, like PCG or Project Euler? I'm a RE noob, so I could benefit from some "simple" RE tasks which have a clear solution.
Maybe it's also fun for existing members to think of new puzzles instead of waiting for new questions.
I could be wrong but in RE there is a real big gap between experienced and newbies, so what do you think about the following:
To encourage question asking there must be constant problem that people deal with, SO
We can create a section where experienced reversers (but do not have to) give problems to solve (but who ever asks must already know the answer) - ...