Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
23
votes
2answers
254 views

How can we get SE to enable https for all of this site?

Here I am with http://meta.tor.stackexchange.com/questions/ask loaded, writing my question. When I click "post", it's going to send my stackexchange credential cookie, yet again, over cleartext. In ...
18
votes
10answers
694 views

Who should the moderators be?

Tor.SE is going to need a few moderators. SE sites are mostly community moderated, but you still need a few people to help keep everything in line. I believe Runa proposed this site on Area 51 ...
18
votes
2answers
175 views

Should we have a .onion address?

Plain and simple. Should we have a .onion address? I'm thinking that it would be a great idea if/when we graduate to be able to reach a stack exchange about tor using the tor network, although I feel ...
11
votes
1answer
91 views

Are questions about surveillance of Tor users on-topic?

Is the site mostly about the Tor technology, or does it also tackle social issues and challenges such as the possibility of e.g. NSA having exit nodes on Tor that analyze traffic and attempt to spot ...
10
votes
1answer
138 views

Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
9
votes
5answers
268 views

How should we handle .onion links?

Should we have a "standard" for posting .onion links, in answers or questions? Should we not make them a hyperlink? Should we leave them as plain-text, given that they won't work for non-Tor users? ...
8
votes
3answers
64 views

Are questions about legal issues on topic?

By legal issues I'm referring specifically to - legal issues for exit operators - legal issues for relay operators - legal issues for bridge operators I'm thinking topics such as DMCA notices, ...
7
votes
4answers
69 views

Are questions about configuring software to use Tor on topic?

Are questions such as How do I configure software X to use Tor? on topic? I'd say no (see my answer for more details), but what do others think?
7
votes
3answers
80 views

Is it possible to ask a question on tor.stackexchange.com anonymously?

I would like to ask a question but I am concerned about it and would prefer to ask it anonymously. Is this possible?
7
votes
2answers
52 views

Should we promote good questions on the Tor Weekly Newsletter?

The Tor Project releases a weekly update on both a mailing list and the blog, summarising what's happened in terms of development and the community. The newsletter is written by volunteers from the ...
7
votes
3answers
71 views

What should the FAQ contain?

The new Tor.SE is going to need an FAQ; this is a place for discussion about what it should contain. Obviously it should contain a small list of what's on topic and what's off topic (might be a good ...
7
votes
1answer
50 views

Are Tails related questions on topic?

Tails is a proposed by the Tor Project way to use Tor. Are Tails related questions on topic for tor.stackexchange.com or not ?
7
votes
1answer
165 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
84 views

We need more people coming to the site! [duplicate]

The visits per day and questions per day have been steadily dropping since day one. While the questions per day drop is to be expected, and normal, the visits per day is falling a little too fast. ...
6
votes
4answers
280 views

Would you be happy to welcome Whonix GNU/Linux users on tor.se?

Speaking as a maintainer of Whonix GNU/Linux which is a derivative of Debian GNU/Linux. Its focus is on anonymity/Tor. Having a dedicated user support forum for Whonix and teaching Windows users who ...
6
votes
3answers
85 views

What should the Tor SE chat be called?

Should we create a chat room on the SE chat network, and if so, what should it be called? Tor Talk like the IRC channel?
6
votes
5answers
221 views

Would you like to be a moderator on Tor Stack Exchange?

We're looking for another moderator, as Samuel has found himself quite busy in the real world, and needs to return to an ordinary tor citizen for the foreseeable future. To that, we're looking to ...
6
votes
3answers
60 views

Are programming question on topic?

Can we ask question regarding are to write programs that interact with Tor? Can we ask question regarding the library that exist to write program that interact with Tor?
6
votes
2answers
74 views

Go back and mark answers to your old questions

I've noticed that a lot of questions on this site have valid answers that seem to address the issue raised fully, but they've never been selected as the answer (mostly by new users who don't have an ...
6
votes
1answer
33 views

Is it right to flag questions for migration to tor.stackexchange.com?

This site is still in early beta phase so I am wondering if it is right to flag questions on other Stack Exchange sites for migration to tor.stackexchange.com? Is it right both for old questions ...
6
votes
1answer
252 views

Is it fine to ask questions about Deep Web?

This is the only forum which could address so many questions that one might have about deep web. Are they are off topic?
5
votes
4answers
150 views

How do we promote our site?

Should we just see if anybody i the Tor irc channel wants an invite to the beta (private or public) and does anybody know anybody that would be a great person to have on the site to answer questions?
5
votes
2answers
57 views

Should questions about explaining/introducing Tor be on-topic?

We have one question at the moment which asks How should one explain Tor to a non-technical audience? I see a major problem with such questions. They can be asked and re-asked many times by making ...
5
votes
3answers
116 views

Is this question about recommending .onion sites on topic?

Question of-the topic: https://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/292/any-good-onion-sites-that-are-safe-and-interesting The title says it all! Do you guys know any good/interesting .onion domains? I ...
5
votes
2answers
67 views

Should we participate in the SE Winter Bash? (Or: Do you like hats?)

It's almost time for the Stack Exchange Winter Bash! For those who don't know, it's a holiday themed event that Stack Exchange runs, where, for a limited time you can earn (virtual) hats for ...
5
votes
2answers
72 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
32 views

How we should handle development questions?

Stated from the proposal: Q&A site for researchers, developers, and users of Tor But in which way we should handle questions about the development? I'm thinking more of serious problems with ...
5
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
34 views

How to improve the number of answered questions?

The percentage of answered questions drops steadily. Now we are at 84% which brings the site one of the lowest numbers of all Stackexchange sites (SE sites sorted by question answered). I'm wondering ...
5
votes
3answers
56 views

How can I see my status on the fulfillment of my commitment?

When I first committed to the Tor proposal, it made me agree to be active on the site in the early days to ensure a successful beta. The agreement/commitment involved asking and answering some set of ...
5
votes
2answers
52 views

What's the right way for me to ask for help crafting a great answer to a question I already know how to answer?

In Why does check.torproject.org sometimes tell me I'm not using Tor, when I am? I've tried to raise an important and somewhat common question, where nobody in the Tor community has written down ...
5
votes
1answer
42 views

visitors/day Statistics incorrect?

I would assume, that most users of this page are Tor users. many only log in if they want to say something. (Because TBB does not store passwords by default.) Other notable things: TBB clears ...
5
votes
2answers
114 views

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. ...
5
votes
1answer
36 views

Should answers be self-sufficient?

I've seen a few comments to the effect that answers should be self-sufficient, and should not refer to other answers. I do appreciate how that follows from the site's structure. However, I'm unclear ...
5
votes
2answers
75 views

Bridge Information

A first time poster just posted IPs and fingerprints of a few bridges. https://tor.stackexchange.com/a/4920/350 Is it OK to do this? It is my understanding (or fantasy?) that it is not, that bridges ...
5
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
80 views

What to do with unloved questions?

There are a few questions that I am not sure exactly what to think of: How can one make Tor faster, when willing to to sacrifice anonymity? What events led to Freedom Hosting going down? Would ...
4
votes
2answers
37 views

What should we do with abandoned questions?

I came across a question which is now two months old. It is unclear what the OP does or why this problem occurs. The current answer seems wrong to me. I asked the OP some details and never got an ...
4
votes
1answer
39 views

Should we use Twitter to announce questions and good answers?

I saw that other SE sites have a Twitter account and announce questions or high voted answers. Should we do the same with Tor.SE? If yes, what should be twittered?
4
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
39 views

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?
4
votes
0answers
21 views

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, ...
4
votes
0answers
66 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
78 views

Where's the link to this Q&A site in the Tor Browser home page?

Previous versions of the Tor browser bundle used a home page that included a link to this Q&A site, but the current version uses a locally generated home page that doesn't include this link. (I ...
4
votes
0answers
51 views

What should our logo and site design look like?

The beta version of Tor.SE has been started and it is fastly growing up, so we have to think how the design and logo of our site will look. Please write in answers the proposals, other will vote them ...
3
votes
2answers
29 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
53 views

Is this a relevant question? Tor links from Wikipedia

I've spent an hour or so this evening browsing around trying to figure out why the Wikipedia software doesn't allow links to *.onion domains (eg. in citations). Trying to add one results in an error ...
3
votes
2answers
42 views

How to promote the site at a local crypto party?

Short question, what would the best way to promote the site at a local crypto party?
3
votes
2answers
104 views

Tor Browser can only access SE meta sites if I disable HTTPS Everywhere entirely?

When logged in to a Stack Exchange site, it doesn't seem to matter which, if I go to the meta site I am not logged in. Clicking "log in" on meta does not do anything. I saw something about this on ...