[tor-talk] torproject forum hosted by 3rd party?
gus at torproject.org
Tue Jan 18 13:57:13 UTC 2022
On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 03:09:45PM +0100, mpan wrote:
> There are two concerns I wish to address here. First is about the 3rd
> party hosting, the other is about a move to forum software in general.
> TPO is not hosted in organisation members’ basements. It’s already under
> control of other parties like Hetzner. Switching to Discourse is merely
> carving out a part of traffic and moving it to another entity. We may
> discuss whether diversifying operators is beneficial or detrimential for
> privacy, users’ freedoms, security and usability. We may argue if that
> particular operator is better or worse. But the third party harm argument is
> already moot: we are being passed through a 3rd party service right now and
> even your message is being conveyed to GMail.
> I am concerned about the move to a forum. I do see a value in increasing
> accessibility for the general population, while the ML is mostly dead and
> undermaintained, so the move seems reasonable. But that’s not the case for
> other MLs. Since Discourse already supports access over email, could it be
> possible to enable it for Tor Forums?
Yes, the mailing list mode feature is very cool and it's available on
the Tor Forum. Users need to enable it manually. A simple how-to:
1. Visit your forum "Preferences".
2. Click on "Emails".
3. Check "Enable mailing list mode".
And that's it!
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muting the subcategory "mailing-lists/tor-relays":
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