Sam Whited
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Who should the moderators be?
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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 ...

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Are questions about legal issues on topic?
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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) ...

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How should we handle .onion links?
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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). ...

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Should we promote good questions on the Tor Weekly Newsletter?
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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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Possible vandalism from moderator on an answer
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When posting an answer, it's worth thinking beyond the current askers needs. Stack Exchange sites are designed to be repositories of information for many people, not just the original poster. How ...

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Who should the moderators be?
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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 ...

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Is this question about recommending .onion sites on topic?
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On topic or not, it's too opinion based. I'd recommend a vote to close for that reason.

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What is the point of closing a question that is asked, answered, got positive reception, and has an answer accepted by questioner?
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What is the point of closing the question that is asked, answered, got positive reception by users, and has an answer accepted by questioner? For the same reason you'd close an offtopic question ...

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Is this a relevant question? Tor links from Wikipedia
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Sounds reasonable to me; it's definitely "about Tor" even if it's not directly related to the software itself and it doesn't fall into any of the categories that are generally frowned upon (primarily ...

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Is it right to flag questions for migration to tor.stackexchange.com?
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Excellent question; I asked around on the super-top-secret moderators chat from which you never quote ever under any circumstances and found this: Migrations to/from beta sites - particularly when ...

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How to deal with abusive questions/users or flooding or SPAM?
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Keep flagging. Moderator appointments will be over soon, and then this sort of thing will be taken care of quicker (hopefully). In the mean time, voting to close / flagging will automatically close ...

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Use singular for tags?
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I disagree, I think all tags should be plural (eg. hidden-services). This is pretty standard. For example, look at the about page; the tag examples are plural there. Or look at the tags on other ...

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tag deletion: protocol
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I think the tag is fine; it's a good place to put questions about protocols used by Tor. Instead of moderating tags (unless they're blatant spam), we should focus on moderating questions and answers ...

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Tag for website-access issues
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Assuming we can answer it (eg. we know that a certain site blocks traffic from known exit nodes, or we know that a site is simply showing a captcha due to exsessive abuse, etc.) I think we should. We ...

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Would you be happy to welcome Whonix GNU/Linux users on tor.se?
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I wanted to bring up questions like this one which was recently migrated from Unix.SE or this one which I migrated to Unix.SE a few days ago. I might have jumped the gun on this, but it strikes me ...

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Can we change the design of the Tor site during beta phase?
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If by "graphics" you mean the full site design, unfortunately we can't request that early. SE employs its own graphics designers who work on things like that, and they don't let them out of the shed ...

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visitors/day Statistics incorrect?
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Stack exchange sites are mostly judged based on a few criteria: Questions per day % answered questions User base ("avid" users vs. total users) Answer ratio Visits per day The only metric the user ...

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Why this question is deleted?
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After a discussion in the moderator chat room, there was a cleanup of a few old questions that weren't likely to be reopened. That particular question had a lot of small edits, but nothing that ...

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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation
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After going through the review queue (most of which were asked, edited, or answered by the same small group of people), and checknig our most recent stats on Area 51 the biggest thing that sticks out ...

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Why was my question likely to be closed as subjective?
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StackExchange scans for particular keywords and phrases in your question. For instance, try creating a new question (don't actually submit it obviously, just hit new question) and type in What brands ...

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Should Plugin/Add-On questions be on topic?
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I agree that the answer here should be no; these sorts of things aren't really about Tor. If we open this site up to questions about Firefox plugins, we're opening this site up to questions about any ...

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Should questions about explaining/introducing Tor be on-topic?
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I think this sort of thing is well covered by the documentation on torproject.org and should be considered off topic here. These sorts of questions are broad, open ended, and often don't have any ...

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Tag suggestion: Protocol
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I don't think there's a rep level you have to hit before you can create tags (you may have to have at least a few points). Feel free to tag questions with protocol.

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Are programming question on topic?
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What do you all think about things like this question: How to connect to a remote socket through tor? As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with Tor other than they've added the caveat that ...

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Are questions about configuring software to use Tor on topic?
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TL;DR — Point these questions to chat. To answer my own question in a bit more detail: While I see both sides of this as valid, I think I'm still leaning towards 'these questions should be off topic'...

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