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re: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page

Good idea.  We will work on getting a page available on showmyip.com to do
this - maybe something like http://www.showmyip.com/torstatus/ with just the
relevant data for new Tor users.

. . .
Wesley Kenzie

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Sent: December 19, 2006 1:07 PM
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Subject: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page

Hi all,


All of the above provide useful information for the first-time tor user. But

the last two are only really meaningful to initates (and probably confusing 
to everyone else), while the first is reassuring but could really offer a 
little more.

What is needed (IMVHO) is a page that confirms you are using tor
but also introduces you to the other services that tor offers and also some 
advice for the tor debutante. A sort of official or unofficial 'welcome to 
the tor network' page. This could be linked to in the FAQ/INSTALL and used

Would the maintainers of any of the above be interested in providing such a 
thing? Given that the heavy lifting has already been done on all of the 
above, it would be very trivial to create. Would there be an appetite for 
such a thing on the tor homepage itself?

Suggestions for content:

* A warm greeting!
* Top Five things all tor users should know
* Appeal for users to run servers and link to how-to
* An introduction to some hidden services

Anyway, just a thought...