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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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10th anniversary of Tor.SE

The first day of October in 2013 was a big day. Back then, https://tor.stackexchange.com was launched as a new beta site. This means that we can celebrate our 10th birthday. Hooray! You can find more ...
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As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Insufficient nominees for graduation election: What happens next

Stack Exchange’s position is that every site has a team of moderators to operate in our network. Currently, this community is being moderated by Jens Kubieziel and Alexey Vesnin, who have been doing ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 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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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Tor Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2023-03-...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2023

Tor Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on March 28, as your “graduation” election — in fact, as a second attempt at it. The timeline: On March 21, we'll post a question ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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2022 Election ended - insufficient candidates - What are your thoughts about moderation and Tor SE?

The recent election for moderators here on Tor ended early due to there being insufficient candidates for the election to continue to the voting phase. While we needed at least four candidates, we had ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Tor Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2022-05-...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2022

Summary: Tor Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on 23 May 2022, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a while back). The timeline: On 16 ...
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2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Tor. The last election we held was back in 2021, where we elected two moderators, and since then, one moderator resigned (Swangie), ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Moderator Resignation

I just want to let you all know that I am resigning from my position as a Tor Stack Exchange Moderator, immediately. I've emailed the Community Team about this already and hopefully everything with go ...
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I found a question that is a mix of two different questions. Is it a duplicate?

The question How to change country in Mac OS X? is asking how to find the Torrc for MacOS X and how to change the Torrc file to only have exit nodes from a specific country. However, there are answers ...
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Many duplicates of the exact same question, is there anything that should be done?

I've found so many questions that say something along the lines of: "Why is the first node of my Tor circuit always the same?" For reference, here are 8 duplicate questions all asking about ...
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Was it right to convert this answer to a comment?

Today, I was reviewing a first post by the user paveloom. Paveloom had answered this question, by stating: You should follow Christian's solution above, but I would like to point out that, as of 2021,...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Tor's second election has come to a close. We are delighted to appoint your new moderators: They'll be joining the existing crew. Please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance and ...
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What should we do about the "Torcheck" tag?

The tag, "torcheck" is defined as: TorCheck is a website hosted by the Tor Project for determining if a visitor is using Tor or not. It is usually a user's first step in identifying if ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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 election for 2021

Summary: Tor Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on May 17 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Can you ask questions about darknets other than Tor?

Does the Tor Stack Exchange site accept questions about other darknets such as I2P, Freenet, etc. What is the site's policy on questions about other darknets? For reference, the site says: Tor Stack ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: 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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Ethically iffy questions

What should be the standard response for people asking questions that seem like they could be for nefarious purposes? Should these be flagged, responded to, or just ignored. For example, there is one ...
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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, in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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