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Submitting an Article
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Voting for an Article
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Hackthissite Challenges- There are millions of ideas for articles out there, none of which have to do with the HTS challenges. We like to keep the HTS challenges spoiler free. Even if your article is spoiler free, it may be used with another article to form a detailed walk through. Nonetheless, we have enough.
Mathematics- Hackthissite needs mathematical articles! Some of the challenges which require encryption or encoding all derive from mathematics. How many people want to learn crypto, without understanding the concept of base 2?
Programming- Programming forms a major part of HTS, whether it is the programming challenges, the application challenges or the realistic challenges. Many things in life go much easier knowing how to program. Some cool introductory ideas are sockets, algorithms, recursion and efficiency. If you write a programming article, please make sure to provide source code, and link's to any libraries or compilers used.
Protection- As of now, we lack these type of articles. Whether it is a basic article describing installing and configuring a firewall + rules, or an in depth article describing the use of a packet sniffer to detect un-wanted access on your wireless network.
Anyways, those are just a few ideas to consider before posting an article. From now on, please refrain from posting help articles. Thank you.
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