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I was recently writing a question about AES and noticed there's no tag.

There are 60 questions with AES within them so it begs the question, should we add an tag and add it to these questions?

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Let's use the as a proxy for ...

If your code implements or significantly "is" a linked list, then tag it as . If your code just uses a linked list to do what it does, then it should not be tagged .

If your code requires the skill of a expert to get a review, then yes, use it.

The same applies to - if the code just uses to get done what it needs to do, then it's not really an question.

On the other hand, your specific question, is pretty much on the fence, and it would benefit from expert review... so, I say:

Yes - tag it

On the other hand, most of the other questions mentioning AES, should not be tagged with it.

So, questions like this should be tagged:

But, questions like this should not:

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  • \$\begingroup\$ In that case, do you think there is any value adding the tag to so few questions? If you search for "aes implementation", you only get 21 results, I would be that not all of them would actually be applicable. \$\endgroup\$ – 410_Gone Nov 14 '15 at 15:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @EBrown - if you add "is:q" you get only 14 questions, but there are other questions without "implementation" in them that are also relevant. It's also not about the numbers, in this case. It's about the content. AES is a discrete algorithm. The only real question, is whether it is a big enough subset of cryptography to get a specific tag. I would say that it is. \$\endgroup\$ – rolfl Nov 14 '15 at 15:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ Additionally, if we have caesar-cipher we can have aes \$\endgroup\$ – rolfl Nov 14 '15 at 15:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ There might also be some "rijndael" questions that could be tagged with this? \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Nov 14 '15 at 15:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SimonForsberg That would be understandable, Rijndael is just a more specific version of AES. \$\endgroup\$ – 410_Gone Nov 14 '15 at 21:07

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