CryptoDox talk:Community Portal
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Read the CryptoDox:Community_Portal page on the issue we are facing with SVG images. How can we get SVG images to work? To see an example of the error we get, see MD5.svg. --Anuj 01:10, 17 October 2007 (EDT)
Ways to improve the Wikipedia dump
It would be nice if the "external links" section of each imported page mentioned "This page originally based on ..." with a link back to the Wikipedia page.
--> You will see this in the revision history as a comment. --Anuj 13:33, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
Is there anything else we need to do to avoid plagiarism? Can we do this automatically?
There are sites which provide this as a premium service. I can evaluate it to see if it works well on a wiki. --Anuj 13:33, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
It would be nice if pages that say "Don't do X" went on to recommend "Do Y instead". For example, the RC4 currently says "RC4 ... is not recommended for use in new applications." I'm going to edit it to explicitly say what *is* recommended for use in new applications, but I'm sure there are dozens of other pages that have a similar discouraging "Don't do X" that also need to be updated with the latest positive recommendations on what to use instead.
--DavidCary 12:23, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
yet another proposed protocol
I posted yet another cryptography-related protocol to http://communitywiki.org/WikiBasedDecisionMaking . Should I copy it / move it here to CryptoDox, so experts can point out its flaws? --DavidCary 17:28, 30 January 2008 (EST)
David, feel free to make a local copy here. --Anuj 06:20, 6 February 2008 (EST)
OK, I'll post a copy (literally) here in the "CryptoDox talk:Community Portal". Perhaps later we can create a page for "protocol proposals" and move this sort of brainstorming there. --DavidCary 16:55, 14 February 2008 (EST)
yet another misguided protocol
Problem: A bunch of people who edit a wiki or talk in a IRC chat room (or some other non-real-time, long-distance, community) need to make some essentially arbitrary decision. And sometimes they become so polarized they cannot reach a consensus.
(brainstorming) Make a "votes" server. Make it so you can log into it, and register a vote. Have it publish HTML fragments for both presenting results, and for collecting results. Users have a password that they use to key their vote in. Users also have a username associated with the password, used for presenting results of the vote, which must be unique to the votes server.
There are several ways to verify unique votes even when (most) communication is through a public IRC room.
This protocol assumes:
... there's also a way to tweak this into a protocol that keeps it secret which way each person voted ... Actually, no, that additional requirement opens up many more vulnerabilities. Avoiding those vulnerabilities requires far more than a "tweak".
A protocol like this is a technological solution to a small part of the problem. The protocols mentioned on vote may be better. The bigger social part of the problem still remains.
What's the best way to import articles from Wikipedia? --DavidCary 18:12, 23 September 2008 (EDT)