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user96977
6:00 AM
People should upvote questions more :)
 
user96977
(or down)
 
user96977
people are stingy
 
7:13 AM
@Biv Related to your edit of this Q and your related edit-comment No need to ask for references: this is not the place… – That’s somewhat incorrect. After all, we do have the reference-request tag… currently grouping 241 questions. Simpler put: Reference requests can very well be on-topic as this meta Q&A explains.
@Biv Just thought you should know for your future editing endeavours. Besides that, your edits are very helpfull – thanks for the time and efforts you’re putting into them.
@TruthSerum So true! By the way, there’s a related Q&A at our Meta:
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Q: Why don't we upvote questions on crypto?

Maarten BodewesEven when a perfectly fine question is asked it sometimes feels that I'm the only person voting it up. This even happens to questions like these. Now I guess the answer already had an upvote from SEJPM himself but I still think that we don't upvote questions enough here. Upvotes to questions alre...

While the electorate badge tells the rest of the story…
 
Biv
7:53 AM
@e-sushi Ho my bad then, because I though about the flag which is why. But ok, I'll update my behaviour. :)
@TruthSerum agreed, I also try to upvote when I get the feeling that the question / answer is worthy of reading (rather than just looking at the accepted answer) I'm currently at 54 on questions and 72 on answers. :/ Which could be considered as few given that I have been here for 4 months. :(
@TruthSerum I find it even sadder that many people do not [know how to] accept answer, leaving the question open.
 
 
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9:40 AM
@Biv unaccepted answers do not really mean a question is "open". An upvoted answer, even if not accepted, is enough to remove it from unanswered lists and prevent auto-bumping to front page. But yeah, better acceptance rate would be good. It's probably not realistic to expect, given many people only ask the one question and are gone, perhaps even before seeing answers if it takes a day or more.
(Of course, every question is "open" in the sense that better/additional answers are accepted.)
 
10:21 AM
@e-sushi I don't really like the current tag excerpt for that you edited a few months ago, BTW. I don't think the issue is whether the reference request is the main part of the question or an addendum, but rather whether it is an open-ended recommendation request or a well defined reference/citation request.
E.g. this open question is a fine question despite lacking a "main" question. Likewise (disclaimer: mine) I think this one is on-topic.
 
10:46 AM
@otus I’m not all too happy with the current status-quo either. The edit you’re pointing at was added because more-and-more questions started abusing the tag back then. Meanwhile, things have somewhat cooled down in relation to that. Anyway – nothing is stopping us when it comes to enhancing things like that, so if you have a better sugestion… I’ll most probably be all for it.
@Biv ;)
 
 
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Biv
1:57 PM
Job done : 40 votes used. =D (yes I wanted the badge xD)
 
 
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user96977
5:53 PM
@Biv i see that. i guess it is a meta topic
 
user96977
i tend to upvote not only good questions, but things that i take a personal interest in, even if the questions are not that great but thats just me :)
 
6:28 PM
Time for a party: WhatsApp is now fully rolling out the Signal Protocol (the new name of Axolotl). OpenWhisperSystems blog post, WhatsApp's blog post, WhatsApp's white paper (PDF)
 
7:00 PM
Also, the WhatsApp security guide is no fun to read. I only enjoy reading crypto specifications when they're broken.
Fifteen engineers at WhatsApp delivered encryption to a billion users. Google has no excuse. http://www.wired.com/2016/04/forget-apple-vs-fbi-whatsapp-just-switched-encryption-billion-people/ https://t.co/OjCWjd0AW8
 
7:37 PM
@SEJPM And google has competent people. For example AGL, author of Pond.
 

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