// I'm not sure whether this is better to be asked here or on meta.
Unfortunately, many people (or at least my friends) agree that puzzles are plainly just "random guessing" in a sense that they need some random approach to solve puzzles. Sure I may convince them that it's not totally correct as we may need some logical approach or creative thinking to uncover the mystery.
But, whenever they say about ciphers, my explanation seems useless and can't make them satisfied. I guess because most of ciphers puzzles are... too-broad (?).
- Are cipher puzzles indeed broad?
- [Meta] When are cipher puzzles here in PSE classified as broad (or not)?
- How to make non-too-broad cipher puzzles in general?