Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#16405 closed defect (user disappeared)

Mainpage Tor Browser download button is mislabeled

Reported by: arthuredelstein Owned by: Sebastian
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: ailanthus Actual Points:
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Description

On the main page of www.torproject.org, the large purple download button is labeled "Download Tor", but it leads to the page for downloading Tor Browser. I fear this inadvertantly encourages confusion between "Tor" and "Tor Browser".

Should the text be changed to "Download Tor Browser"?

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by arthuredelstein

Status: newneeds_review

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Sebastian

Cc: ailanthus added
Status: needs_reviewneeds_information

Hrm, I'm not sold that this is necessary. Aren't we basically saying that Tor's main product is Tor Browser? I'm not totally against changing this, but I'd like some more support for the idea. I'm adding Kate for input

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Sebastian

Resolution: user disappeared
Severity: Normal
Status: needs_informationclosed

No input. Closing as user disappeared.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by arthuredelstein

I still think it is clearer when Tor Browser is called Tor Browser and tor is called tor. There was an unfortunate incident at the New York Times where confusing the two caused Tor Browser to be reported as compromised when in fact it was tor being used naively with another browser.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by cypherpunks

+1 for using proper wording and not dumbing down the language

an alternative could be to just write "Download" and then in the target page properly explain what is available for download

maybe this ticket can be parented to the "website redesign" i saw around

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