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#3893 Verifying-signatures needs some work arma Webpages/Website website redesign
Description

https://www.torproject.org/docs/verifying-signatures.html.en is ridiculously complicated and stuffed with tons of irrelevant information.

We should break it into 2 pages. The list of keys that signs sub-components and/or email should be on a completely separate page. The only keys on this page should be those that actually sign user-facing packages: TBB and (maybe) the vidalia expert bundles.

The page should walk the user through verifying a signature of a specific package for each platform. The page should focus on only one key and only one package. This package should probably be TBB.

Also, much of the material on this page is out of date. For example, the Mac utilities are completely different now, are hosted at a new URL, and now have a GUI that handles the key import process (but sadly not package signature verification). They do at least put the gpg binary into the system path, so you no longer have to grovel through /Applications in order to find it.

#5489 Write up a "how to report bugs and security issues, and what happens then" post or FAQ nickm Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

We should summarize our current security process on a blog post, FAQ entry, or on the contact page. This hasn't gotten enough attention, since everybody's so busy, but

We should at the minimum let people know:

  • What issues to do this way and what should just go on the bugtracker. And why.
  • How to report bugs in general.
  • What to expect if you report a security issue.
  • Our current issue evaluation and response process, the history thereof.

This should be someplace pretty easy to find. A longer blog post and a shorter faq or contact entry seems smart to me.

#11569 Consider making donations part of the download process Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

The re-designed download-easy page (https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en) has resulted in a 2x increase in monthly donations since deployment. Some thoughts to consider:

  1. move the donations button closer to the download button.
  2. Rework the page so the donations button is first, with a nice reason why donations are needed, but clearly state downloads are still free, and click the download button to skip a donation process
  3. Change the page flow so that downloads go to a donation request page first, and then after 10 seconds of no action, redirect to the download-easy page.
#14686 Consolidate or de-emphasize our many download pages traumschule Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

During the UX Sprint, several of the users found alternate download pages other than download-easy, and became confused. If you search for Tor, download Tor, or Tor Browser, you get one of the following links:

https://www.torproject.org/download/download https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html

Each of these has a different flow for downloading Tor Browser, and all but download-easy caused users to stop and become confused. I personally think https://www.torproject.org/download/download should simply redirect to download-easy, and the https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en page should remove the matrix and either behave like download-easy, or its download button should take the user to download-easy.

We will still need some place to put installation instructions, and the alpha downloads, but those should be broken off into different pages that replace the outdated mess in https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en.

#16546 Should we move anonbib to the Tor website? cypherpunks Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

Right now, anonbib exists under freehaven auspices, and is not maintained by Tor.

"Not maintained" being the operative word.

Should we move it to a torproject url and try to pretty it up a bit?

#16548 Change the HS nomenclature from hidden to onion cypherpunks Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

As discussed during the anonymous services meeting, we should change (or discuss changing) the nomenclature on the website to reflect Syverson's Genuine Onion'' paper.

Please do not make the mistake of grepping for Hidden and replacing it with Onion.

#17393 Make the various javascript on Tor sites be LibreJS-compatible? traumschule Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

On reading https://www.gnu.org/software/repo-criteria.html (as pointed out on tor-talk), I came across "B0": "All code sent to the user's browser must be free software and labeled for LibreJS or other suitable free automatic license analyzer".

I don't know anything about the politics behind libre JS or the like, but I know some of the Tor sites use JavaScript, and I also know we're not meaning to keep any of it non-free.

Is there some enthusiastic free software zealot out there who wants to inventory the javascript used on various Tor sites, and move us closer to labeling it all as free?

#17413 Usability of MacOS installation process traumschule Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

Usability of MacOS installation process

Consequence: User is unable to verify package signature

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Download Tor browser
  1. Go to https://www.torproject.org/docs/verifying-signatures.html.en for instructions.
  1. Read the block of text for MacOS and Linux.
  1. Follow the link at the bottom of that section to:

https://www.gnupg.org/documentation/

  1. Struggle with the information on that page.
  1. Try to go to the SourceForge link there for GPG Mac download.

uBlock Origin blockade: uBlock Origin has prevented the following page from loading:http://macgpg.sourceforge.net/

Because of the following filter

sourceforge.net$other

Found in: uBlock filters – Badware risks

  1. Give up.

What should have happened:

Follow the GPGTools link at the top of the Tor page's Mac/Linux instruction block. https://www.torproject.org/docs/verifying-signatures.html.en


Suggested fixes:

  • Divide the MacOS instructions from the Linux instructions.
  • Add numbers to the procedures... something like this, for the MacOS:
  1. Download Tor Browser and save the signature.asc to your Desktop.
  2. Download and install GPGTools.
  3. Open a Terminal window (Terminal is in /Applications/Utilities or find it with search)
  4. Paste the following into the terminal: [... ...]

...adding links appropriately in the procedure

  • Use link colors to help people visually scan through the pages. Take advantage of the human tendency to skim over text and just read the bold, colored stuff:

-Use a color with better contrast against black (the green is wonderful but too dark for good contrast) -Include more keywords in links

  • Related installation issue that probably belongs somewhere else:

Opening the DMG and installing the Tor Browser: The application file shows a file modification date of Dec 31, 1999, so it's difficult to know whether the downloaded one is newer than one I have already. No version number is in the file name. Get Info (cmd-I) (which not every Mac user knows about) does show a version number, and it also shows the file has a creation date of Dec 31, 2000, which is before the mod date. The weird dates might cause version control issues but are also likely to worry people who see them.

#17669 Old links to outdated versions of Tor Browser should redirect to a page with the latest version of Tor Browser hiro Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

When I follow a link online to an old version of Tor Browser Bundle, e.g.

https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/3.6.6/torbrowser-install-3.6.6_en-US.exe

I receive a 404 message. Instead of displaying a default 404 page, a Tor Browser specific 404 response should helpfully redirect users to the latest version of Tor Browser, either by providing a helpful message such as "Click here to download Tor Browser" or via a 301 redirect.

#17805 The website should support "stable" and "oldstable" tor releases cypherpunks Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

Right now we have "alpha" and "stable". But sometimes we want to have an extra stable listed as well.

No hurry on this one.

#18243 Website redesign - Phase 1 isabela Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

This is the master ticket created to track the efforts to implement a new site for Tor Project, based on the discussion done during Berlin Dev Meeting in Oct 2015: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/Website/MainSiteRedesign

You can find the other phases of the project and more information on the link above as well.

Phase 1:

  • Content mapping
  • Decide what to do with content we are moving out of the main site
  • Start mocking how the new site will look like
  • Test our mocks (get user research help)
#18245 Collect different mocks for new site isabela Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

This ticket is for tracking different mocks proposed for torproject.org site based on the Berlin Dev Meeting 2015 discussion: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/Website/MainSiteRedesign

We will reach out to designers in the community and ask for their help.

#18911 bitcoin donations via BitPay don't work properly for tor users (BitPay uses Cloudflare) Sebastian Webpages/Website
Description

steps to reproduce:

opened https://www.torproject.org clicked on Donate clicked on "Other Ways to Donate" entered amount to donate clicked on the "bitcoin donate now" button solve 3 captchas finally ended up on https://bitpay.com/checkout

That page says: " Oops... that page doesn't exist! If it seems like there should be something here, please let us know. "

https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2016-April/040750.html

BitPay will not disable CAPTCHA for tor users trying to donate to the torproject:

To answer your question: "would you be willing to disable CAPTCHAs for Tor users to make donations work out of the box? "

This was my first request to BitPay management. The answer was no. I then asked if we could offer a payment button that worked through Cloudflare and the answer was "not at this time".

I am very sorry to bring you this news. This issue is also very important to me personally. I think people should be able to donate bitcoin to the Tor Project from the Tor Browser without jumping through hoops, but this is the state of things at the moment.

#18925 Add instructions for removing the code signing parts of OS X bundles and MAR files tbb-team Webpages/Website
Description

We start with code signing on OS X now and should have instructions on our website for getting rid of the code signing parts to make it easier for comparing the things we ship with the things we built.

#21178 torproject.org submenus and page structures behave inconsistently hiro Webpages/Website WebsiteV3
Description

I've found some behavioral inconsistencies in torproject.org, which I think can confuse our visitors. It would be great if we could fix some of these things.

  1. If you go to the "About Tor" page or the "Contact" pages, both are highlighted in the horizontal menu. (to view: https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en)
  1. About Tor > Projects leads to "Software and Services" (https://www.torproject.org/projects/projects.html.en). I think that this should be consistently named.
  1. About Tor > Projects does does not redirect to a different page and has submenu items visible from the About Tor page. About Tor > Documentation and About Tor > Projects both do. My suggestion is to making Tor People redirect to a separate page with a separate vertical side menu, but also having the About Tor> Projects and About Tor > Documentation menus nested in the vertical menu on About Tor is also acceptable, as long as these side menus behave consistently.
  1. Some pages are blank: https://www.torproject.org/docs/manual.html.en, https://www.torproject.org/docs/installguide.html.en. This is bad because it makes them look broken. I don't have a better idea of what to put here without restructuring the whole website contents, but I think at the very least it should not be blank.
  1. You can browse to some pages that have different styling (go https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en, click "Install Tor Browser" to get to https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en), which really throws me off. It looks like it's a different site, or I've been redirected/scammed. I think there are other instances of this, but I can't recall every instance of where this happened.
  1. This may not be too big of an issue, but the main menu (Tor Home About Tor Documentation Press Blog Contact) keeps the current tab highlighted if the user is in that tab (Press is highlighted on https://www.torproject.org/press/press.html.en), but this doesn't happen for the submenu (Download Volunteer Donate)--the volunteer page https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/volunteer.html.en does not have volunteer highlighted.
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