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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Tor's first moderator election has come to a close and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and ...
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2019 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

The nomination period for the 2019 election was scheduled to end in 30 minutes. However, in order for the election to proceed, we need to have at least as many candidates as there are slots (so, 2) — ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Tor Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 12 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Tag : tor-messenger

Can anyone make a tor-messenger tag. Due to absence of it I have to tag my question to tor-bundle and some other random tags which make them irrelevant.
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Peer review requeset

I am looking for someone to peer review this answer on bitcoin.SE question How can I setup Bitcoin to be anonymous with Tor?. And, to suggest edits. note: I was looking for a tor.SE chat actually but ...
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Is it right to question the basic architecture of Tor?

On Tor beta I just posted a question about whether it is possible to avoid the final plaintext link beyond the exit nodes. Install something on the server that provides the hidden service or ...
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New moderator wanted on Tor SE

A couple years ago, we on the Community Team made our guidelines for graduation and site closure a bit more concrete than they had been in the past. Here's the most relevant bit: If there's enough ...
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Helping with review tasks

I just saw that most of the reviewing is done by moderators. However the idea of StackExchange is that the moderation is done by you. While we as moderators should have some final opinion, the idea is ...
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I'd like to step down as a mod

I would like to step down as a mod. I was not entirely sure how to proceed, so I posted here. So if this is the wrong way - let me know and I'll go about it another way. The reason why I do want to ...
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Question repoening

Good time of the day! In this question it seems to be a fake Tor/TorBrowser distribution - I used to help one person before with the same problem. The question is put on hold, but I think I'll be able ...
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Why is a question duplicated when the other question has nothing to do with the first? Does that mean that no answer is wanted to be given?

I typed a question, and it was added as a duplicate, but there is no reference to the issues in the answer which is what is assigned as duplicate, as it doesn't address the issue at all. It is about ...
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Moderator vandalized the answer

The person in the question stated clearly that it's a russian-speaking one and asked the whole question in russian. The question was about the old site bug with localized downloads for Tor browser. I ...
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Should the question regarding PHP on Tor be closed because it is off-topic?

The main site has a question with the title "can php be used on Tor". In my opinion this question is not about Tor itself, but more about a misconfiguration of PHP or the webserver. So I would tend to ...
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Answering and upvoting old questions

Currently we have quite a bunch of unanswered and old questions. It would be nice if they could receive an answer and if the person who answers them receives some reputation. Thatswhy I would suggest ...
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Should this answer be deleted/moved to comments?

Tor.SE has a question about guard nodes. user8289 refers in their answer to an answer I gave before and was marked as accepted answer. However I see this answer only as comment and currently it is ...
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Vandalism: moderator attention required

Two of my answers were vandalized by @canonizingironize user, here are the links: this and this. Both times a very important remark from me has been removed - I'm placing an explicit statement that "...
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How to deal with accepted but obsolete answers?

As an example take this great question and answer by Dr. Steven Murdoch. It's without doubt true for its time, but it now appears to be obsolete. It says, At the moment, it is not advisable to ...
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Add tag 'application-interfacing'

Some recent questions are addressing the ways of using Tor in applications, i.e. 'how to use tor in language XXX in my app'. I think it's very important tag to help people to get started using Tor in ...
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Personal offending messages

It started with this, now I see the direct offense here. Yes, I do remember the "flame threads" back to 1999, and - no, I don't consider it to be a sane way of making a dialogs. Note to moderators: I ...
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Non-constructive comments and downvotes

For some time I'm receiving very odd, sometimes personal-related comments and downvotes to my answers from one specific user canonizing ironize. I don't know the person, and I think I may be not the ...
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What about tor.stackexchange.onion? [duplicate]

It seems appropriate. Who do we talk to about getting an official onion for this domain? It would be a nice alternative to clearnet/ssl.
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language discrimination in Q&A

In a post during question I see that person has not-so-good english and he's russian. I'm answering on russian to provide a help that is suitable defenately better to a person who is in need and now ...
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Possible vandalism from moderator on an answer

The question here has a clear answer I gave to an author, but it was converted to a comment.
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Should I have closed “Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?” as a question?

I've just seen Why does Tor Browser use Firefox? pop up in the Low Quality Posts queue and marked it as too broad. After having second thoughts I went back to have a second look. canonizing ironize ...
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Are end-user support questions on-topic?

Are questions of the form "Tor doesn't work for me; please help me trouble-shoot" on-topic here? I see lots of these questions. It's not clear to me whether it's useful to take these kinds of ...
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suggestion: We should collaborate with Deep Web Stackexchange community

Good time of day! I think we should collaborate with Deep Web community - it's just started a public run and we defenately will have a frequent question routing between the communities. So my ...
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Taking care about many “Tor doesn't connect” question

When you browse Tor.SE you'll find lots of questions were Tor doesn't connect. Some people use plain Tor, other use bridges and some other people try to access onion services. I started to collect ...
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Policy on questions asking for help to circumvent licensing laws

We often receive questions like: "I'm trying to watch content provided by the BBC/Netflix/HBO/etc. from outside the country of origin, but Tor isn't working. What should I do?" For example: ...
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Any way to simplify the captcha challenge?

It took me nearly 1/2 hour to get into tor.stackexchange.com The Captchas are, in my opinion, illegible. I listened to the audio file but when the audio came up, the box to enter the answer ...
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Tor Browser Bundle, or just Tor Browser

We currently have a tag for Tor Browser Bundle, but I wonder if we should change this to just Tor Browser instead now that Vidalia is no longer "bundled" in. Isn't "Tor Browser" now the official name?...
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Winter? Hats? Shall we have a bit of fun?

Winter is nearly upon us (depending on where you are of course) so it's time to consider joining the Stack Exchange Winter Bash! We'll get to add some silly little hats to our avatars, and it's all ...
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50 rep before commenting?

Is there a reason it takes 50 rep to comment? It seems kind of counter intuitive that I can answer a question but not comment. I have run into several threads where I feel as though I could add ...
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What action should I take when I see an answer to a question that is itself a question?

A few times I have seen people answering questions only to say that they are experiencing similar problems to the OP a recent example is Peter's answer to this question. What action should I take ...
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Does this site support questions related to illegal/unsolicited uses of Tor?

This question, although seems to be an 'Unable to connect' issue, is about Adult (probably CP) site. What is the community's stand on entertaining such 'dark' uses of Tor? Personally, I think if a ...
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Why was my flag declined?

I flagged this question as unclear what you're asking, but it was declined. But one of the moderator Andrew Lott has clearly mentioned in his comment yesterday "Please edit your question to clarify ...
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mac as a synonym for osx

I've suggested mac as a synonym for osx. I can't imagine many cases where the two wouldn't be used for the questions, but does anybody else have thoughts on the matter?
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Closing abandoned questions

I noticed that we have quite a few abandoned questions. Just go to the end of https://tor.stackexchange.com/unanswered/tagged/?tab=newest and you'll find questions where user input is needed/was ...
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Should we make versioned tags for Tor browser?

Tor browser is the user facing part of Tor and thus the tor-browser-bundle tag attracts lots of questions. However over the time this Q&A page exists we saw the major versions 3, 4 and 5 of TBB. ...
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Is this question about Tor's safety too broad?

This question asks "Is tor still as safe as it was before the takedown of Silk Road?" and seems fairly open-ended to me. I think any answers would be relatively speculative. Whilst the question is a ...
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tor-controller Tag

Would a separate tag for Tor Controller be appropriate? I've only posted a couple of questions, but both were very much completely in the realm of Tor Controller (don't have the 150 rep to create the ...
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How confidential are the names of Tor's sponsors?

There was a recent thread on the main board in which someone asked for information about one of Tor's sponsors: What is SponsorR? Everything I could find about Tor's sponsors on the wiki omitted ...
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Stack Exchange “security” measures get tripped when using Tor and TBB

When browsing and searching tor.stackexchange.com I found myself hitting the Cloudflare wall and also infrequently having to select pictures of salad to identify myself as a person and not a robot. ...
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Please welcome your newest pro tem moderator

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. I'm here today to announce that you're getting a great new pro tem moderator: Andrew is taking the place of Sam Whited, who decided to step down for ...
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Login to Meta.Tor doesn't work with Tor Browser

Currently I saw a new question at Meta and wanted to login here. I'm using Tor Browser 4.5.1 or 5.0.1-alpha and was not able to login to the site. It works without any problems at the main site. But ...
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Searching for a question addressing the tor behind the scenes

Has there been any question asked about how tor is working behind the scenes?
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Disabling Cloudflare for Tor.SE?

Our Stackexchange page sits behind a CloudFlare proxy. For Tor users this means solving CAPTCHAs. Many of them are hardly readable and quite annoying. So is there a possibility to disable the use of ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Tor Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Should we close 6417?

The Q&A page has a question »Why does my Tor talk to activate.adobe.com?«. Sebastian tried to answer it and in the comments it turned out that the user has a cracked version of Adobe. I think that ...

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