[metrics-bugs] #33008 [Metrics/Relay Search]: Display a bridge's distribution bucket

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#33008: Display a bridge's distribution bucket
 Reporter:  phw                                  |          Owner:
                                                 |  metrics-team
     Type:  enhancement                          |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_review
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Relay Search                 |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  s30-o24a1, anti-censorship-roadmap-  |  Actual Points:
  2020Q1 metrics-team-roadmap-2020Q1             |
Parent ID:  #31281                               |         Points:  2
 Reviewer:  cohosh                               |        Sponsor:
                                                 |  Sponsor30-can
Changes (by phw):

 * status:  needs_revision => needs_review


 Replying to [comment:16 cohosh]:
 > - Is this the main https://bridges.torproject.org page? If so, the steps
 for adding bridges are gone and it's unclear to me what the press to
 actually get bridges from this page.I'd suggest keeping the steps and
 adding this extra info at the very bottom of the page.
 No, this page will live at bridges.torproject.org/info. For now, only
 Relay Search will link to it, so BridgeDB users won't see it. In the
 future, we can use the new /info page to add additional documentation.
 > - "Unallocated" isn't a very simple or descriptive word to describe that
 bucket. Can we use "private"
 >  instead? Perhaps this is too late in the game to change it, but it
 seems a bit contradictory since these bridges are allocated to the
 unallocated bucket.
 Yes, I see your point. I don't like "private" because we already use that
 term for bridges that don't report themselves to the authority. I like
 computer_freak's suggestion of "reserved" but I actually prefer keeping
 "unallocated" because the cost of changing this term seems to outweigh the
 benefit of using a somewhat more descriptive term.

 I wonder what Karsten thinks?
 > - This corresponds a bit to the point above, but we could change the
 description of the HTTPS bucket to be more clear and include a link to the
 page where you actually submit your request.
 Good idea, done.
 > - There's repeated information on this page between the description of
 the Email bucked and the section on `I need an alternative way of getting
 bridges!` below it. Can we condense these into the same section? And it
 would be great if the resulting section had a `mailto:` link.
 Right, that's because BridgeDB includes a short FAQ section at the bottom
 of each page. I agree that we don't want that here, so I made the
 embedding of the FAQ conditional. I also added a `mailto:` link.
 > - This is a nit, but there is some mixing of second and third person
 between the old and new content on this page. I think this is fine, but
 should be done intentionally.
 I believe this is fixed, now that we removed the FAQ?

 To make the review easier, I addressed your feedback in a separate patch,
 which I will later squash:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/33008#comment:19>
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