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We added the new Onion-Location header to Write.as, to make it easier for users to get to our site!

Thanks to @kushal for writing about this new feature in the Tor browser! kushaldas.in/posts/onion-locat

If you aren't technical or just need help getting set up, we're happy to help for free. Or if you're technical and want to help others, let us know — we can connect you all.

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Configure your site with closed registrations, admin-only invites, and an entirely Private instance — ensuring that only registered users can access content there.

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2.) Consider decentralizing. (You already know this, since you're in the fediverse 🙂)

Publishing to a central service like ours gives law enforcement a single target to go after. Instead, you can create a closed community of bloggers on your own server and domain with WriteFreely.org.

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If you're concerned about your internet traffic being monitored, use our Tor hidden service to publish: writeas7pm7rcdqg.onion. Then, in the URLs you share, replace this part with "write.as", so others can easily read it.

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If you don't need to edit or delete the post later, do this in an incognito browser window. Since it's stored in your browser alone, your authorship history will be deleted as soon as you close the window.

If you need to create a blog / site for future posts, don't add an email address to your account — we don't need it.

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1.) Limit the data you give us. The less we know, the better.

If you only need to get a message out, go to write.as/new, publish the post, then spread the URL through other means — SMS, encrypted chat, paper and ink, etc. We will have very little information about you.

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We also want to help you organize online in ways that can reduce harm from surveillance. If you're using our platform or software, here are some basic tips to protect yourself. (THREAD)

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As a place for writing and a better common understanding, we're going to lift more voices of Black writers and bloggers. Share some of your favorites here and we'll boost them.

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As we've always taken a stand against state surveillance, we stand now against state violence — especially as it's inflicted disproportionately on the Black community. We stand with those seeking justice for the brutality committed by our unjust system.

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Trying out some navigation improvements on Write.as, made especially for teams.

Also, now you can subscribe to @submit_as notifications on a blog-by-blog basis!

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Just bought a 5-year plan on @write_as to support the platform. Thanks awesome guys like @matt and @cjeller writers have a good place to go to.

Follow @gijsgobje for some short Dutch writings from a positive thinker

"I start my day and ask myself, 'So... what am I going to write about today?' It's almost like opening a new present every week."

We took some time to chat with user Dino Bansigan (@blog) about how he keeps an online journal.

write.as/community/chat-with-d

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Now your Submit.as page has an RSS feed!

Feed readers should automatically detect it when you input your site URL, or you can add "feed.xml" to access it directly:

submit.as/cues/feed.xml

Been getting some great responses to our latest writing prompt. Here are two entries:

write.as/cues/im-searching

write.as/cues/random-thought

Let us know what you've been up to lately. Write up a response to share with our writing community @readwriteas, no sign-up needed: submit.as/cues/now

We created a new writing prompt for anyone to participate, no sign-up required — just write about what you've been up to! Accepted submissions will be showcased over on our writing community @readwriteas.

submit.as/cues/now

We have a new theme this week from @Crocmagnon! One great thing about it is that it lets you toggle between a light and dark theme depending on the reader's browser/device settings!

write.as/themes/gabs-notes

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Getting reports from people in Indonesia that they're unable to access Write.as... Things look fine from where we are, but they're getting this error: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Anyone have experience verifying if this is indeed censorship happening, and if so, working around it? Retoots appreciated!

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For : Muse & Reason (@comment) – the blog of “philosopher and historian by training, Operations Director by pay cheque,” Robert Winter. Full of fascinating musings on leadership, philosophy, history, politics, business and technology.

robert.winter.ink/

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