Help make a Tor Q&A page happen

by Runa | June 13, 2013

We have been discussing setting up a Q&A page for a while now and have finally proposed a Stack Exchange page for Tor.

The detailed version about how we go from a proposal to a live page can be found in this FAQ, but here is a quick summary:

A user proposes a new page, other users follow said page, and users create and vote on hypothetical questions. Each user can only ask 5 questions and vote on other questions. Once the page reaches enough followers and questions with a high score, the page moves into the "Commit" phase. A small number of users will need to commit to help building the site. Once that's done, the page goes live and is considered to be in "Beta".

The proposal is currently in a "Definition" phase. To move to the next phase, we need (1) a high number of followers of the page, and (2) a collection of good, relevant questions.

If you want to help our Stack Exchange page happen, sign up on Stack Exchange, follow our proposal page, ask 5 questions, and vote on other questions.



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We have to stop talking to each other and focus on users interested in anonymity and circumvention that we *don't* know. Too much of the LibTech scene and beyond just wants to focus on themselves and small selective groups of "their" dissidents.

Set the tone Tor. What you do matters.

June 14, 2013


Page is not HTTPS encrypted. Can we safely register, login, post on an ordina http site with Tor?

What about sniffing, injecting, evil exit nodes?

Even if disabling JavaScript would render such risks negligible, "StackExchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Please enable JavaScript..."

Also, weren't you going to collaborate with Tails at AskBot? What happened to that idea?

June 14, 2013


I've signed up to the proposal page. Stack Exchange would make an excellent place for all Torists & a fantastic way to share our knowledge to a wider audience.

June 14, 2013


I doubt the Tor Q&A page will take off, seeing that Tor has not seriously implemented a forum for its users since the day TBB was available for download.

However, if and when it does launch, could Tor create separate pages for Chinese, Korean, Arabic and Farsi speakers. They are the most oppressed and internet censorship is widespread in their countries.

For starters, could Tor approach the staff of the following websites for help in recruiting native Chinese speakers to translate Tor's official website into Mandarin Chinese? They are:

The abovenamed sites are run by Chinese dissidents who have fled China and settled in the USA.

June 15, 2013


I'd love to answer questions. I've been a Tor user and relay owner since Tor's beginnings.

June 15, 2013


IMO this idea is stupid. Fine, create your Q&A board, but if you're not going to give us a real forum after all of these years, someone with extra pocket change should create an unofficial forum dedicated to Tor and Tor related projects.

Tails' forum was terrible, it was more wiki than forum.

A majority of the people will not have the patience and/or skills to participate in a mailing list.

Voting on questions is stupid, votes, like poker decks can be stacked.

A real discussion forum is a better idea, where the community can discuss issues with each other, not hope their question comes up as a winner, this shouldn't be a Q&A roulette.

So, anyone up for creating real community forums?

Where have you been for the past decade or so?

Given Google's record, attitude and whole model when it comes to privacy, why would anyone committed to the principles at the core of Tor want to use Gmail?

Same issue yesterday. Today it tells me the server is redirecting me in such a way that the connection will never be made. If I keep trying a new identity I can get in but then I get logged off.

I'm getting this a lot too:
Access Restricted (Bad IP)
You are trying to access Facebook from an IP (Internet Protocol) address that's associated with a misconfigured ISP (Internet Service Provider) or abusive behavior. If you think this is an error, please tell us more.
Your email
Please explain why you think this is an error
Are you using a proxy?
I don't know
Thanks for taking the time to submit a report. While we don't reply to every report, we may contact you for more details as we investigate.

Why is this a warning? Facebook block IPs that they think are the source of missuse. Google does the same. There is nothing specific related to Tor about this blocking.

June 17, 2013


Will this stack exchange Q&A site support anonymous questions/answers? If not, will it be easy to create throw away identities?

I hope it doesn't require e-mail addresses, because it seems very hard to register many e-mail addresses securely over Tor today.

June 18, 2013


i can't believe that facebook use this method... there's chaptcha or other sistem... from the office how i can connect on facebook now... help!!!

June 26, 2013


Forum +1

I have been using various Linux forums and auto/rv/home repair forums for years.
Forums are so easy to use. Quick, clean and well ordered.

Forums are the commons or coffee house for this era. They foster community.

August 23, 2017


I have been trying to install tor in kali linux but it is given this error message "TOR Browser: Wrong Architecture: 32-bit vs. 64-bit". So it is not opening, please how do I connect it?