On 1/27/2013 10:16 AM, Moritz Bartl wrote: > Hi Raynardine, > > On 27.01.2013 04:47, Raynardine wrote: >> I think better engagement with the Tor community would be easier with a >> StatusNet instance run as a hidden service. >> I also think that a mailing list mirror or relay run as a Tor hidden >> service might encourage more Tor users to subscribe. > Why? I think this is a common misunderstanding about what hidden > services do: They provide anonymity for operators, at the expense of > adding an additional 3 hops. > > Users can already be anonymous (eg. on our mailing list or identi.ca or > some other StatusNet instance) just by using Tor, and since Torproject > would be the (known) operators, it does not really make any sense. > I do not like connecting to clearnet services from Tor. I am not alone in this. There are arguments about the reasons why Tor hidden services can be better than clearnet services for users as well, but that would derail this thread.
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