[tor-project] April 2019 User Feedback Report

wayward waywardwyrd at riseup.net
Mon May 20 17:06:19 UTC 2019

Hey, team!

Welcome to the April 2019 user feedback report!

For more information on what users and community members were talking
about this month, check out the April/May 2019 User Feedback pad [1].

There weren't any updates to the stable Tor Browser Bundle during April,
so the blog had fewer comments than in other months. Overall, April was
a relatively slow month in terms of feedback.


- Users on Reddit began organizing against Reddit's apparent policy of
blocking Tor exit relays [2].

- There weren't many user reported bugs in April, but two high priority
bugs were mentioned on the 8.5a11 blog post [3]

Now, on to the feedback! Scroll further down to see a summary of Reddit
posts, some points from Google Play Store reviews, a list of the most
common Stack Exchange tags from the month, and a collection of some
notable issues and bugs mentioned by users in April.


Most common questions on Reddit:
- Users have mentioned getting "blocked" pages when using Tor Browser to
access Reddit [2].
- Questions about using VPNs.


TBA Reviews & Feedback on Google Play Store:

The average review score is 4.1 (0.1 lower than previous months).
Reviews mention a white screen on boot, possibly related to #30284 [6].
Other users report seeing the error message related to #30284: "Control
port file not created."


Most common stack exchange tags:

tor-browser-bundle: 16 this month
configuration: 14 this month
security: 6 this month
hidden-services: 6 this month
tails: 6 this month
connection: 6 this month
tor-install: 5 this month


Notable bugs, fixes, & issues mentioned by users:

- #21967 - obfs4proxy not killed when unused [4]
- #29982 - Clicking on cog/gear icon crashes Tor Browser for Android [5]
- #30284 - Start fails with "Control port file not created" [6]


That's it for the month of April! If you want to know more, please do
check out the April/May 2019 User Feedback pad [1] or reach out to me
via email (waywardwyrd at riseup dot net) or IRC (wayward).

Thanks for reading!

- wayward


3. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85a11
4. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/21967
5. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/29982
6. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30284

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