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I nominate Roger Dingledine, one of the original developers of Tor who is now at the center of our community. I don't think he needs much further introduction.


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How about The Exit Node? Has a similar flavor to Root Access.


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This is currently in progress by the Stack Exchange team; they've done numerous tests on TLS (not SSL; that's the insecure one that was broken years ago), and they hit a few snags. More info on it: Better HTTPS support for Stack Exchange sites Nick Craver also has a blog post about the challenges associated with using a CDN complete with cloudflare and an ...


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It would be irrelevant: at the moment loading a tor.stackexchange.com page loads resources from a number of different non-tor services: google, for e.g. jquery, analytics quantcast, analytics cloudflare, static content other parts of the stack exchange network imgur for images included in posts via our uploader gravatar images any other embedded content, e....


12

I nominate myself (profile, meta, area51). I have worked for and with The Tor Project since 2009, started the Tor help desk a few years ago, and proposed the Tor page on Area 51 a few months ago.


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I don't see any problem with allowing questions around Tor surveillance. Questions about the effects or plausibility of traffic analysis are certainly on topic, as the answers should be fairly specific to Tor (due to its design decisions and compromises)


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I nominate Jens Kubieziel (profile, meta). He's most active on Ask Ubuntu. Some additions by Jens: I know the Tor Project since quite a long time and use it since almost ten years now. Once I translated the Tor webpage into german and also wrote a book about the general topic. As you already found out I'm a SE user, in the past mostly at Ask Ubuntu as I ...


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If how to configure these products is an integral part of the Tor ecosystem, then I say absolutely these questions should be on topic. We should encourage these special interests to become part of the ecosystem of this site. We get a lot of requests from project teams about how they can use Stack Exchange to support their communities. If part of the ...


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To play devlis advocate (and give people an opposite point of view to vote on): I think legal questions should be okay so long as we make a few things clear: We're not lawyers and (even if we are) can't give proper legal advice Questions that only require "yes/no" answers are generally considered poor form Questions should be about specific things; overly ...


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I nominate Peter Palfrader 'though I don't know anything about his parents, but he exists metaphysically at least. I nominate him, because he's knowledgeable and gave a bunch of answers already. He has also been involved in the Tor Project for 10 years, running a directory authority, working on tor from time to time, maintaining the Debian package, and ...


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If someone were to search Google for "What is Tor?", I certainly would like them to find this site. Conversely, someone asking about Tor having their question closed as "off topic" would be seen as somewhat… odd, and probably a bit user hostile. Don't be short-sighted saying that the information can simply be found elsewhere as a reason to close a ...


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I would say yes here. As you said Tails is an official project in the Tor universe and according to the definition at Area51 Tor.SE is for researchers, developers and users of Tor. I consider every official Tor subproject as part of Tor.


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It would be good to annotate them as such. Markdown does parse .onion links correctly: Tor Link However, unlike normal links, it's impossible to tell where a Tor link goes. It would be good etiquette to give links like this: DuckDuckGo (.onion) The best solution requires SE Dev intervention, but involves adding the following to the site's stylesheet: a[...


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I don't think it matters; if they're on this site they probably know what an onion link is. If not, they'll figure it out pretty quickly (or at least guess that it's 'a Tor thing' and look it up). Besides, that sort of thing will just be hard to enforce and require a ton of edits.


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There are a few things that each of us can do: Visit the site at least once, daily. Invite your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and anybody whom you think may be interested in Tor to participate on the site. Even if they don't ask or answer, they can contribute in other ways by voting and improving content. You can use the invite experts interface ...


7

I nominate myself (profile, meta, area51). I've started working with Tor Project in 2009 and joined Tor support team in 2011.


7

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Tor isn't a browser we should be using everyday but instead only in very specialized cases where one needs to hide or obscure activities. Most services out there that we login to would instantly expose our identities just simply because they don't have the level of security to really protect our information. ...


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Questions that deal with coding problems involving the Tor source code could be asked either on Stack Overflow or Tor.SE. Keep in mind, that there can and will be scope overlaps between Network sites and many questions can be on-topic/off-topic on different sites just based on how they get worded. So, with that, I think : Questions which involve writing ...


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Yes! They already do a help desk roundup, this would be about the same thing. I'd be happy to curate. Great idea!


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I nominate myself (main profile, meta profile). I'm active on several other SE sites, and have a clear understanding of the ethos behind Stack Exchange. See my profile over on SciFi.SE for my most active profile. My Global SE profile shows that I'm active on a broad range of StackExchange sites - although some I mostly lurk on. In terms of Tor itself, I'm ...


6

Yeah, I noticed that things seem to be losing steam. I sent mail to the tor-dev list, to try to get some more developers and researchers involved. But I haven't gotten many bites yet. (But it is a Saturday night...)


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Yes, it is possible, but you must be careful. There is no way to have a post that belongs to your account but is not publicly attached to it. All the content produced by an account is publicly linked to it. So if you want to make a publicly anonymous post, you cannot do it from your main account. Stack Exchange doesn't need to know about your identity ...


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I'd like to speak specifically to the more general question that you asked: Also, what can we do to address this issue in the future? What do other sites do to educate people about SE principles? When a new community like Tor starts out, they start with the knowledge that we've accumulated over the years through our wonderful adventures in trial and ...


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Sorry about that, we've been keeping a pretty close eye on him (a now known persistent troll), but most of us spent at least part of the last 24 hours in the air flying to NY for a summit. Just keep flagging, he'll get tired of having all traces of him removed with just a few clicks well before we get tired of doing it. As others noted, pro-tem appointments ...


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As long as the questions are Tor related I would definitely welcome those here on Tor.SE. Tor.SE was made for users, developers and researchers of Tor, so Whonix users should fit in one of those categories.


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Yes, definitely! as long as it's Tor related.


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https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/214174/227233 has a pretty direct & detailed answer to that: There are big problems with spam. Automated filters cannot catch all of it. Even among the real comments, most would either say "I have the same problem" or "I agree". Such comments do not add any value, and have to be manually removed. Comments are very ...


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TOR vs Tor. Seeing as this seems to be one of the most common mistakes people make, I feel it deserves a place in the FAQ.


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I nomintate myself (profile, meta profile). I have been active on Tor.SE since day one, and made contributions to the Area 51 proposal as well. I am most active on Tex.SE and also occasionally answer questions on IT Security and other SE sites. See my network profile for more info. I maintain a Tor relay (austrina) and occasionally spin up exit nodes or ...


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