About the TOR ban

This is about the TOR browser (the TOR network), and must not be confused with VPN (which I use now, writing this).

We recently banned registration and posting from TOR, and that is not because we want to “know you you are” (and track IP addresses for commercial purposes, I have no idea how and if it’s possible to extract that information from Discourse).

But we have seen a pattern in that people coming in from TOR == most likely a troll, having an agenda beyond discussing Hugo.

These trolls takes energy and time away from the project, time that could be spent on developing new Hugo features etc.