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posted by janrinok on Sunday November 21 2021, @10:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the Don't-be-a-jerk;-be-awesome-instead! dept.

Tor Forum: a new discussion platform for the Tor Community:

Communicating and finding help online is crucial to building a solid community. After many years of using emails, mailing lists, blog comments, and IRC to help Tor users, we believe that time has come to improve our discussion channels.

Today, we're happy to announce a new discussion and user support platform: the Tor Forum.

The new forum is powered by Discourse: a modern, friendly, and free and open source software. The forum posts are publicly readable, and you don't need to log in to navigate and access the content. It's also possible to install the Discourse App on your mobile device and receive notifications. For users who like the traditional mailing list format, Discourse features email integration. The new forum is compatible and works with Tor Browser (security slider level set 'Safer').

Currently, the Tor Forum is fully hosted by Discourse, and because they do not support onion services yet, it won't have an onion site soon. That is also why the domain is, because of our system security policy on using * only for sites we host in our own infrastructure.

In the last few years, the Tor Project has improved internal tools and platforms to make it easy to contribute to Tor software development and to participate in our community. For example, we revamped our websites, moved from Trac to GitLab, connected our chat channels on Matrix, and now we're launching the Tor Forum.

We invite the Tor community to join the Tor Forum and contribute with us! Moderation policy: Don't be a jerk. Be awesome instead.

Labor Day, Onion (TOR), and Moderation.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @12:04AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @12:04AM (#1198457)

    I have to agree. It seems Tor is compromised. All it takes is one tiny flaw anywhere in the whole software/operational/trust chain, and anonymity is gone. Using it seems like painting a target on your back. Maybe it's best to hide in plain sight?

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @12:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @12:07AM (#1198459)

    Seems worse than TOR seems likely to be breakable. The Internet is a big place. Hard to monitor. If the bad folks came to one place, it would be simpler. Why isn't TOR that place?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @08:42PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @08:42PM (#1198676)

    Same thing a VPN does...paint a target.