Opened 9 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#3340 closed enhancement (wontfix)

mention tor weather from the vidalia sharing page?

Reported by: arma Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone:
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Our shiny new relays don't know about this thing called Tor Weather that might be able to help encourage them to keep their relay going.

Is Weather stable enough for us to recommend it? If so, we should do so loudly.

Also also, once we've done this step, we should figure out how to integrate the reminder into Vidalia.

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Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Status: newaccepted

Relay ops will already get an email once their relay earns the Stable flag. I'll add a link to Tor Weather on the already overloaded tor-doc-relay page that few read anyway.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Resolution: implemented
Status: acceptedclosed

Done, see svn Committed revision 24800

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by arma

Resolution: implemented
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by arma

Should we also try to add something into Vidalia?

Having Tor Weather auto email when you get the Stable flag is neat, but I wonder how many new relays never even get to that point (or never set a workable email address in their ContactInfo line because they understand the risks of spam but don't know the benefits of having a usable contactinfo).

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by arma

Component: WebsiteVidalia
Summary: mention tor weather from the tor relay docs page?mention tor weather from the vidalia sharing page?

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Owner: changed from phobos to chiiph
Status: reopenedassigned

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by chiiph

So the idea would be to have a nice label that tells the user about Tor Weather in the Sharing tab? Or an interface to sign up with a custom email to the service through Vidalia?

Does Tor Weather autosubscribe a relay operator based on the contact info? If so, may be we could add a way that the operator can opt between setting the right email in the contact info, or setting a dummy one there and subscribe with another one to Tor Weather.

I'm not entirely sure about the tradeoffs of each possibility.

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by sysrqb

I don't see why we can't add another tab next to "Exit Policies" and call it "Tor Weather" where the same fields are provided as those on

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Resolution: wontfix
Severity: Normal
Status: assignedclosed

This was a good idea back then, but it is no longer back then. Closing ticket as obsolete.

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