Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#13765 closed defect (fixed)

Website page for docs/bridges.html is severely out-of-date

Reported by: isis Owned by: Sebastian
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Keywords: bridgedb-ui, isis2014Q3Q4
Cc: isis, Lunar, asn, sysrqb, Yawning Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


This page:

Some things which strike me as wrong/needing update:

  • The term "obfuscated bridges". We don't use it anywhere else, and it's just going to confuse folks.
  • Instructing users that "you should try to use Tor without bridges first, since it might work" is a bad strategy for users in some places.
  • Tor Browser is called "The Tor Browser Bundle".
  • We link to a page on the wiki. I prefer that we never use the "official" website to direct users to the wiki, as the latter may obviously be defaced at any time and give users bad instructions.
  • We don't link to the new Tor Manual/FAQ that Lunar et al. have been working on.
  • We mention Vidalia all over the place! (We should probably save a shorter, cleaned-up version of the Vidalia + Bridges instructions, on a separate website page somewhere, so that we can point users at it when they are super insistent on using Vidalia.)
  • The Freedom House video shows a crazy old version of our website, explains using Vidalia, and shows using the "Find Bridges Now" button in Vidalia (which IIRC, connected to BridgeDB directly, giving away the user's IP). The video also references the outdated page in several places, including basically reading the text of the page, which isn't going to do us any good after we remove all this text.
  • If that weren't enough reasons to remove that video, it recommends that users move all of their email to Gmail because "encryption". How embarrassing.
  • It mentions the "Obfsproxy Tor Browser Bundle".
  • "Running a Bridge" should not be mentioned here. That's a different topic, and should be well tied in with the FAQ and the documentation for relay operators on Pluggable Transports. Normally users trying to get their Tor to work don't care.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by sysrqb

I pushed a branch to my github which should resolve most of these issues. #progress

Branch update_bridge_doc in

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Sebastian

Owner: changed from isis to Sebastian
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

merged, thanks

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Keywords: Isis2014Q3Q4 added

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Keywords: isis2014Q3Q4 added; Isis2014Q3Q4 removed
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