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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 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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What to do with posts with a proper answer that the user does not mark as the answer?

There are a many questions that has been answered, and many of them has not been marked as "the" answer. Seems like a lot of users are just asking but does not bother to mark them. It can become a ...
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What to do with question 'Running Tor on strange Wifi'?

At the beginning of August NoOne asked Running Tor on strange Wifi. This question was later put in the review queue as low quality post. At the moment I'm also quite unhappy with the question, but ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to tag the question “Cannot post on Japanese message board because I'm using Tor”?

I tried to retag the question Cannot post on Japanese message board because I'm using Tor today. However it felt quite hard to select a good one. What would you say what the best tags for this ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Questions about Firefox

I suspect that this question might be off topic here as it's not really about Tor. I'm unsure if there's a better SE to ask Firefox related questions on. Anyone have thoughts? Please vote to close if ...
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Should Plugin/Add-On questions be on topic?

I've noticed a handful of questions along the "Is the XYZ plugin/add-on safe to use with Tor Browser?" theme. Most of these probably deserve a canned "No, because blah blah blah" response. That being ...
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tag deletion: protocol

Recently I stumbled across the tag protocol. It has currently 14 tagged questions of all sorts of topics. The tag was created after a discussion here. I wanted to create a tag wiki, but when browsing ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 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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Tag for website-access issues

There are currently a handful of questions on the site about users who can't access certain websites (like Yahoo or Facebook or YouTube) when using Tor. Whether this is down to individual sites ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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tor-browser-bundle vs tbb tags

There are currently separate tags for "tor-browser-bundle" and "tbb". I've edited posts with the tbb tag to reference tor-browser-buldle instead. Can "tbb" be merged into "tor-browser-bundle" by ...
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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 ...
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Tag synonyms for Bittorrent

For good or ill, we'll probably continue to get questions like this one about Bittorrent and Tor. Several questions are marked as torrents while others are marked as bittorrent. I propose making ...
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Questions about AdvOR on topic?

Should we accept questions about AdvOR, the "Advanced" Onion Router? This came recently up, see Sharing Tor network via Wi-Fi for Circumvention. Absence in the Tor community. No Linux support. The ...
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Synonym for amnesiac and incognito

The question 'Is it dangerous to use Tails without persistent entry guards?' has the two tags amnesiac and incognito. I would suggest to make both a synonym for tails. What do you think about?
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When will elections take place?

There is a questions about potential medorators. It exists for some time now and as far as I saw it no new nominations were added. According to a blog entry the nomination lasts seven days. So from my ...
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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?
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Does the search in Stackexchange search comments as well, are they indexed by bots?

If someone enters a new question or uses the search function of StackExchange he/she gets suggestions of similar questions or results. Does this take comments on the question or one of the answers ...
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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 ...
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How to deal with abusive questions/users or flooding or SPAM?

As you can see in the screen-shot below a user posted the same question again and again. Those questions showed up on the front page of tor.stackexchange.com and did not go away until enough users ...
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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 ...
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reviewing edits vs. editing

As I understand it, when I edit an article, my edits go live immediately. When I review somebody else's edit and approve it, it still needs more reviewers to approve the same change. Is there a ...
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Tag renaming: guard -> guard-relays

We have three relay categories: relays, exit-relays, and guard. The first is for general relay related questions, whereas the latter two are for specific exit and guard related things. I propose we ...
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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 ...
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Tag renaming: censored-user --> censorship

Within the main site there is the tag censored-user. I think a better and more general term for it is censorship. What do you think about renaming this tag?
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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?
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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?
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Is it ok to completely rewrite an existing question through edits?

Does my anonymity depend on the number of Tor users around me? currently reads: In what manner is risk of loss of a Tor user's anonymity affected by the geographic density of surrounding Tor users? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to promote the public beta?

I consider the the following two questions outdated. Please consider closing them as duplicates of this one. Their discussion drifted, because tor.stackexchange was still in private beta. Let's start ...
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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?
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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 ?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Is this question about the disappearence of Freedom Hosting on topic?

I asked this question about what events lead to Freedom Hosting disappearing from Tor. Someone has voted to close it as off-topic, which I don't mind; but given that we're fleshing out the exact ...
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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 ...