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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: 2) by Snotnose on Monday November 22 2021, @12:06AM (2 children)

    by Snotnose (1623) on Monday November 22 2021, @12:06AM (#1198458)

    Last time I looked into TOR (granted, a decade ago), the traffic between my computer and the entry/exit nodes was unencryped. Which I never understood, but that's irrelevant as I never used it once I learned that. Not that I ever had a need for it but, to be honest, I was curious about things the FBI would make look into me.

    On this site, is the FBI gonna contribute? Like maybe, "hey Joe, we can see you. We suspect you are doing nefarious things, help us out a bit and order some fentanyl from China or something. Come on, be a pal."

    It was because of this lack of encryption I never let my computer be an exit node. All the kiddy porn, fentanyl orders, hitman requests, etc, would get traced to my IP and cost me money I'd rather spend on hookers and blow.

    for (glee in 1..34) println("Guilty!")
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Monday November 22 2021, @01:14AM (1 child)

    by MostCynical (2589) on Monday November 22 2021, @01:14AM (#1198471) Journal

    so where do you order your hookers and drugs?

    "I guess once you start doubting, there's no end to it." -Batou, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @12:58PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 22 2021, @12:58PM (#1198559)

      (Different poster)

      CRAIGSLIST, man! Support the LOCAL economy.