Changes between Version 1 and Version 32 of Ticket #21952


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Aug 18, 2017, 6:50:18 PM (2 years ago)
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linda
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I marked this as a project and formatted the ticket so that it is easier to read.

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  • Ticket #21952

    • Property Status changed from new to reopened
    • Property Cc arma fdsfgs@… hacim guido@… alec.muffett@… mrphs brade mcs catalyst added
    • Property Type changed from enhancement to project
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  • Ticket #21952 – Description

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    1 ilf is experimenting with automatically redirecting Tor users to .onion versions of websites that they visit (because they want more people to visit onion sites and they will do so if it is painless to them). But when users were redirected automatically to an onion site, they freaked out about it because they didn't know what happened, didn't know what onion sites were, and the "https" was dropped.
     1= Background =
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     3People can't remember, or type in onion sites very easily. We should try to fix this somehow.
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     5 ilf is experimenting with automatically redirecting Tor users to .onion versions of websites that they visit (because they want more people to visit onion sites and they will do so if it is painless to them). But when users were redirected automatically to an onion site, they freaked out about it because they didn't know what happened, didn't know what onion sites were, and the "https" was dropped.
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    37asn and dgoulet also were trying to find a solution to make onion sites more accessible to use. Specifically, onion addresses are quite long and random-ish, making them hard to remember and hard to type. There were many solutions discussed casually to try and resolve this, but none stood out as a clear winner.
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    5 I like the idea of redirecting users to .onion sites automatically when they type in the websites non-onion address. This way, users don't need to remember anything else, need to type in anything long, or really even know what onion sites are.
     9= Discussion =
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     11I like the idea of redirecting users to .onion sites automatically when they type in the websites non-onion address. This way, users don't need to remember anything else, need to type in anything long, or really even know what onion sites are. 
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    713My suggestion is to follow the https design pattern, and create a similar indicator for .onion sites.
     
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    2127 I don't know how I feel about this, since it may just be confusing, and just shock the user later. Users don't know that pad.riseup.net resolves to some numerical IP address, and that isn't displayed to users. So there could be an argument made for just indicating that the address is an alisas and not ever showing the .onion address, either. This will confuse way less of the general population.
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