[tbb-dev] Crowdsourcing (more) guidelines for what it means to make a web site "Tor-friendly"

Allen Gunn gunner at aspirationtech.org
Fri Jan 5 03:47:15 UTC 2018

Hello friends,

After checking with GeKo, I'm cross-posting this request from
tor-project earlier this week. It's both FYI, and I'm also hoping that
folks on this particular list might have a minute or two to contribute
your tbb-specific knowledge...

So for those who aren't aware, my NGO, Aspiration, advises other NGOs
and activists on technology as part of our core mission.

And a common piece of advice we proffer is "make sure your web site
works well with Tor Browser", i.e., doesn't use Flash or overly depend
on Javascript.

The more I have given that advice, the more I have wondered if it was
documented anywhere what it actually takes to be a "Tor-friendly" site.

Big thanks to GeKo, who first confirmed for me that no such
documentation seems to exist. And then for helping me to bootstrap this


We've gotten some decent input from the tor-project responses, but I
think there is likely more to be captured...

I'm writing to ask folks on this list to both add any thoughts you have
on the matter, and to correct or comment on anything that's already
there and doesn't seem quite right.

Any contributions, both to the pad or emailed to me directly, are most

This is especially true if you know of relevant documentation anywhere
else that I should be looking at.

Once folks have weighed in, I will figure out where to post this on the
Tor wiki and elsewhere in order to make it more broadly and reliably

And if for any reason you think this is an ill-informed endeavor, I
welcome that feedback as well :^)

thanks & peace,


Allen Gunn
Executive Director, Aspiration

Aspiration: "Better Tools for a Better World"

Read our Manifesto: http://aspirationtech.org/publications/manifesto

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/aspirationtech

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