Opened 9 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#3024 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Ship the warnings from the Tor download page as a Vidalia help page

Reported by: arma Owned by: chiiph
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Some people get their Tor from someplace other than our download page. They might even be blocked from reaching our download page until they have Tor working. Then when they screw up using it, we say "how come you didn't read the warnings on the download page."

One fix might be to put the warnings into a Vidalia help page, and make it prominent somewhere (I'm not sure where).

Suggested by #2474.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by nickm

We shouldn't just stop at a help page; we should find a really good way to get the "Tor won't help you if you use it wrong: URL" message across.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by chiiph

With the new GUI, there's a not-expert message log at the first screen the user sees. The messages there are quite big, so may be we can add that message there with a warning icon.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Resolution: wontfix
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed

I'm going to close this one as way obsolete.

The Tor Browser folks ought to do something similar, but hopefully they already know it.

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