Jens Kubieziel
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Are Tails related questions on topic?
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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 ...

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Possible vandalism from moderator on an answer
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Your answer contained just a link to another website. This is not considered a good answer, instead it is one of the reason to delete an answer. In the past I often tried to comment on your answer ...

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

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 ...

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Are end-user support questions on-topic?
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I consider those questions on topic, because the site is a "Beta Q&A site for researchers, developers, and users of Tor". So users can ask questions and something like "Tor doesn't work for me" is ...

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Login to Meta.Tor doesn't work with Tor Browser
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I dug a little bit more into the issue. It seems that it is indeed an issue with HTTPS Everywhere. When I disable HTTPS Everywhere for Stackexchange and manually select https://meta.tor.stackexchange....

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Is it right to question the basic architecture of Tor?
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3 votes

Thanks for your question. The StackExchange sites are thought to be Q&A sites which means a question leads to one or more answers. They're not for discussing things. There is a Chat where things ...

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How to recovery deleted post on Tor.SE?
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You question was down-voted and closed as unclear what you're asking by Feb, 3rd. The Community decided to delete the question ten days later. Thatswhy you couldn't see it anymore. I copied the text ...

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Should we promote good questions on the Tor Weekly Newsletter?
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I started to add some questions to the last editions of TWN. If you want to contribute, search for twn in Tor's trac. You find the current edition at https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/...

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How do we promote our site?
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Some other SE sites have a tor tag. I don't know if it is possible, but if someone tags a question with tor, SE could show a hint that there is Tor.SE.

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Was it right to convert this answer to a comment?
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Thanks for asking. If you look at the recommendations on how to write a good answer you'll find some advise. To me it is important that a question should be answered. The post by paveloom references ...

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What should we do about the "Torcheck" tag?
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I'd recommend removing the tag from the questions. In my opinion it doesn't make any sense to have questions with a "wrong" tag. Furthermore I can't really imagine any good questions which ...

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I'd like to step down as a mod
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thanks for all your work. In general I guess it would be good to join the Teachers' Lounge chatroom. There are community mods who can help or there is also a mail address for those issues.

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How confidential are the names of Tor's sponsors?
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If you look at The Tor Project as whole you'll see that nearly everything happens in the open. The specification, the code, discussions, meeting notes, financial documents etc. is available via the ...

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What does top X% this month/this quarter/this year/overall mean?
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These statements are based on reputation of a single user. When someone up- or downvotes an answer or a question the reputation of one or more users changes. StackExchange maintains a list of user ...

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What to do with posts with a proper answer that the user does not mark as the answer?
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StackExchange considers questions as answered when they have an answer with an upvote. So if you feel that the answer is a good one just upvote it and the question is counted as answered. Furthermore ...

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What to do with unloved questions?
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In general you can vote to close every question which you find inappropriate. It needs votes from other Tor.SE users to really close it. If there are none, the question will stay open. Regarding your ...

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Many duplicates of the exact same question, is there anything that should be done?
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I reviewed the original questions. To me all seem to be duplicates. So it is perfectly right to close them as duplicates. Some of the closed questions have answers which add to the existing answers. ...

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Is this question about Tor's safety too broad?
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As far as I see it, this question is highly speculative and likely to attract discussions. The OP states: After the government infiltrated (presumably an exit node) of the Tor network, and ...

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tor-controller Tag
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I hesitate to create this tag at the moment. When you search for question which contain the word "control", there are only a few which really deal with the control specification. Right the tag ...

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Answer the Unanswered Event
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I would be definitely interested and I guess if we announce it in several Tor channels we can attract some knowledgable people. As I said in comments I'd suggest to discuss our issues in #tor or #tor-...

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How is it determined what is an answer and what is a comment, and who can change one to the other?
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StackExchange is built an run by the users. They ask questions, give answers and vote on both. Upon voting users get reputation and earn privileges. Besides "normal" users there are administrators. ...

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Tor Browser can only access SE meta sites if I disable HTTPS Everywhere entirely?
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When visiting Meta sites you should make sure to visit them via HTTPS (https://tor.meta.stackexchange.com/). Often links point towards the HTTP site where you are not logged in and also a login doesn'...

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Questions about Firefox
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From my impression the questions fits better to security.SE. I was also thinking about crypto.SE, but the question doesn't deal with cryptography itself.

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Tag renaming: guard -> guard-relays
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From my perspective the tag guard-nodes or entry-guards sound more familiar. As far as I see those are more used inside the 'Tor universe'. I totally agree to use the plural form.

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I found a question that is a mix of two different questions. Is it a dupicate?
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In my opinion the question needs a good answer on how to find the torrc in a macOS system. Currently the answer deals with Vidalia. This is not helpful for people, because Vidalia is not distributed ...

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Should Plugin/Add-On questions be on topic?
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Maybe it is useful to create a general question 'Is it safe to use plugin XYZ with Tor?'. The answer can explain why it is hard to give general advice and that plugin which is safe now might now be ...

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Why was my question likely to be closed as subjective?
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I assume the Stackexchange software scans for some specific words or phrasing. This is based on experience of similar sites. Everytime someone uses those words or phrases this warning appears.

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