#24285 closed defect (fixed)

Change "hidden services" to "onion services" on the website

Reported by: steph Owned by: kat5
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: isabela, hiro, steph Actual Points:
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Description

  • Change instances of hidden service(s) to onion service(s)
  • Indicate "formerly known as hidden services" in first instance on main page:

Using Tor "rendezvous points," other Tor users can connect to these onion services, formerly known as hidden services, each without knowing the other's network identity. https://www.torproject.org/docs/hidden-services

  • Update and redirect URLS from hidden to onion

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#24286closedkat5Swap images on hidden services pageWebpages/Website

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Why? You realize this was just 1 or 2 people's idea and doesn't have consensus among the larger non-corrupted community

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to cypherpunks:

Why? You realize this was just 1 or 2 people's idea and doesn't have consensus among the larger non-corrupted community

What? I heard this idea from arma and dgoulet who are one of the architects of the onion-cum-single-onion space, and I'm also sure that they're also part of the non-corrupted space, so...

comment:3 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Great idea steph! You can also mention that redirects should be set up so that "https://www.torproject.org/docs/hidden-services" redirects to "https://www.torproject.org/docs/onion-services"

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by kat5

Status: assignedneeds_review
Last edited 19 months ago by kat5 (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Thumbs down here.

comment:6 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

This kind of revisionism is one of several reasons why I won't donate to Tor, and talked friends out of it too.

comment:7 in reply to:  6 Changed 19 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to cypherpunks:

This kind of revisionism is one of several reasons why I won't donate to Tor, and talked friends out of it too.

The term "hidden services" damaged the Tor Project branding so much because of all the fake news and clickbait around it. Onion services sound much more innocent and would help Tor Project branding. (Remember the more the fake news creates FUD about "hidden services" the more difficult life is for Tor and the Tor branding)

I don't see why this move sounds negative to you.

comment:8 Changed 19 months ago by hiro

Merged this to master.

comment:9 Changed 18 months ago by kat5

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed
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