Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#15155 closed defect (fixed)

Correct sentence "To enter bridges …" at bridges.tp.o

Reported by: qbi Owned by: isis
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/BridgeDB Version:
Severity: Keywords: bridgedb-ui, bridgedb-0.3.0
Cc: sebastian@… Actual Points:
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Description

At https://bridges.torproject.org/bridges is a box "How to start using your bridges" with the sentence:

To enter bridges into Tor Browser, follow the instructions on the Tor Browser download page to start Tor Browser.

This doesn't make sense to me and I suggest changing it to:

To enter bridges into Tor Browser, follow the instructions on the Tor Browser download page.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 5 years ago by isis

Keywords: bridgedb-ui added
Status: newneeds_information

Replying to qbi:

I suggest changing it to:

To enter bridges into Tor Browser, follow the instructions on the Tor Browser download page.


You're completely correct that it is a complicated sentence which needs rewording. (Particularly for translations to languages different to English with respect to clause⟷predicate relations when multiple infinitival non-finite subclauses are present.)

To me, this new sentence makes it sound like:

"The instructions for entering bridge lines are on the Tor Browser download page",

rather than

"The instructions for downloading and starting Tor Browser are on the Tor Browser download page"?

We've had bugs in the past where users went to the download page, then started Tor Browser, then went to BridgeDB in another browser, then (since "Step 1" on BridgeDB says to do so) they downloaded Tor Browser, then repeat… I'm under the impression that I'm supposed to be super explicit about which instructions on the download page are referenced, otherwise we apparently send memory-poor finite state machines into infinite recursions wherein they fill their hard drives with identical copies of Tor Browser.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Nick and weasel suggested changing it to:

"To enter bridges into Tor Browser, first go to the Tor Browser download page and then follow the instructions there for downloading and starting Tor Browser."

Suggestions?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by isis

I went with the above string that nickm and weasel suggested.

Fixed in my fix/15155-instructions-string branch which has been merged for bridgedb-0.2.5.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Keywords: bridgedb-0.2.5 added
Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_informationclosed

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by isis

Keywords: bridgedb-0.3.0 added; bridgedb-0.2.5 removed
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