[tor-bugs] #3710 [TorStatus]: Extend TorStatus navigation to cover metrics website parts
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#3710: Extend TorStatus navigation to cover metrics website parts
Reporter: karsten | Owner:
Type: enhancement | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone:
Component: TorStatus | Version:
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I would like to merge the new TorStatus website with the metrics website.
Both websites are based on the same information, but focusing on a) the
most recent network status vs. b) aggregate statistics on the network
status over time. A single website would be much easier to maintain.
Developers seem to prefer Python/Django over JSP, so I'm happy to move the
metrics website parts to Django and give up the metrics website once we're
done. But we need a new navigation in TorStatus to cover everything.
This ticket is for discussing this navigation and the possible migration.
The current TorStatus navigation bar contains these links:
* Current Result Set
* Reset Search Filters
* Tor Exit Node Query
* Advanced Search
* Display Options
* Network Statistics
* Download CSV of Current Result Set (only shows up on results page)
Most of the functionality is arranged around searching for relays (Current
Result Set, Reset Search Filters, Tor Exit Node Query, Advanced Search,
Display Options, Download
CSV of Current Result Set). I wonder how we can arrange these pages in a
way that they all belong to a "Relay Search" part of the navigation. The
current TorStatus landing page could also be the landing page for the
combined TorStatus and metrics website.
The graphs on the Network Statistics page should either be integrated into
the [https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html Network] page on the
metrics website, or be removed. In general, I don't find bar graphs very
useful, because they eat a lot of space while providing little
information. I think the only reason why they're on the new TorStatus
website is that they were on the old TorStatus website. But if people
find them really really useful, I can still be convinced to keep them.
The current [https://metrics.torproject.org/sitemap.html sitemap] of the
metrics website contains the following links:
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/index.html Home]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/graphs.html Graphs]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html Network]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/users.html Users]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/packages.html Packages]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/performance.html Performance]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/research.html Research]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/papers.html Papers]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/data.html Data]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/tools.html Tools]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/status.html Status]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/networkstatus.html Network Status]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/exonerator.html ExoneraTor]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/relay-search.html Relay Search]
* [https://metrics.torproject.org/consensus-health.html Consensus
From these pages, Home, Graphs, Research, and Status can go away. They
only explain what's on the subpages. Well, Home contained some news of
the Metrics page, but I don't think anyone read those. Also, we have a
blog and a Tor website for news.
The pages Network, Users, Packages, and Performance should be integrated
into the new TorStatus if possible. This requires us to provide custom
graphs and tables based on user input. Of course, the interface can be
different, but it would be good to keep the functionality. For the
moment, we could add links to the metrics website to the TorStatus
navigation, and once we have the code in TorStatus, we can link to the new
The pages Papers, Data, and Tools contain mostly static content, except
for the list of tarballs on the Data page. But we might simply link to an
Apache directory containing the tarballs. I could imagine moving these
pages to the Tor website.
The pages ExoneraTor, Relay Search, and Consensus Health are what
TorStatus could provide as part of its "Relay Search" functionality.
These pages are all about searching relays and getting an idea of the
network status. In fact, these pages are only on the metrics website
because we didn't have a useful TorStatus and because it was easy to
extend the metrics website.
There, that's my idea of how we could change the current navigations on
TorStatus and the metrics website. I'm not sure how exactly a combined
navigation would look like. Thoughts?
Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3710>
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