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2021 October 15th update

Just a quick reminder to the community: Tor will end it's support for v2 domains very soon.

In a few days, we'll do some massive cleanups on the Wiki. In the first step, we're gonna delete (and replace to v3, if possible) old links. We're already trying to find the v3 addresses of the v2 websites listed here (mostly via public search engines), but of course, we cannot find all of them. If we cannot find a v3 address of a site listed here, in a few days we'll consider them as dead sites, and we'll remove them from the Wiki.

At the same time, we'll populate the site with new, fresh, working links. (The 'link proposals' page is active and working: do not worry if you couldn't find your edits on the Wiki, or if someone else deleted your request: we'll add a lot of sites from the previous proposals. So you can keep proposing them.)

The bottom line: if you are a site owner (or if you just happen to know the v3 address of an active v2 service linked here), NOW is the time to replace it with v3. We're not gonna play Inspector Gadget here: if we cannot find the v3 address of a site easily via public means, we will delete that link from our listings, permanently.

This will be just a first step of a shake-up, more will come.

Thank you, and we wish all of the Tor community the best.

Admin2 (talk) 12:23, 14 October 2021 (UTC)


2020 April Update

Dear Wiki Users,

Our 'old' Zqktl address is directly usable again, without the need for a redirection. So you can now reach our site via both the old and the new domain at the same time.
For security reasons, logging in is only permitted from the new domain. If you try logging in from the old zqktl domain, nothing bad will happen, the site will just redirect you to the new domain, where you'll need to restart the login process.
Soon we'll begin to actualize the Wiki with new links (outside of the Financial/Commercial zone), mostly based on the Link Proposals page's suggestions.
One more important thing: The 'Add it to bookmarks and spread it!!!' text on the Main Page... it's there for a reason. If nobody would know about us, then the site is f*cked... so if you're a serious user of the site, don't just take the benefits, but please do your part to spread our link on the clearnet as best as you can. Thank you.

Everybody stay safe, and we wish you a pleasant day.

Admin2 (talk) 10:12, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

LINK PROPOSALS

Dear Wiki Users,

First of all, we would like to wish you a happy 2021, we hope this message finds everyone well. It's 2021, and we think it's time to shake up this Wiki again. Links on the Main Page are getting old, and if we want to keep our leading spot on the Darkweb, we must actualize them a little.
No worries of course, nobody's going to interfere with people's business here (will talk about it a few lines later), but if we want to continue attracting visitors, we need to actualize things a little bit.

So here is what we came up with:

We just created a page called Link proposals, and also made a link to it from the MP. In this subpage, we encourage users to propose us sites which they think would make a good contribution for a new visiting user on the Main Page. New users can also propose sites, because the subpage will not be protected.
And while we (administration) will make sure good sites will make it to Main Page, we also ask good members of our wiki to help us with this matter.

A few things/rules about this system, because we're quite sure that by reading this article onto this point, it already made a lot of user's mind nuclear :). Here are the rules that will calm you down:

There are a few special sections which are exceptions:

- Introduction Points: Don't want to be rude, but we're trying to manage some kind of a brand here with the 'Hidden Wiki' name. Since 2014, WE ARE the introduction point of the Deepweb, and while the current list can stay, we don't want to advertise or create other introduction points, if there are any. Sorry.

- Commercial/Financial sections: it is an ever growing hot potato, as many sellers and vendors are competing for the places, and we don't want to interfere with that, either. It's up to the (confirmed) user's discretion if they would like to allow some new links into these sections or not. If they don't want new links there, then there won't be new links there.
You can judge this from a moral standpoint of course, but hey: this is the DeepWeb. And there are far worse people on the DW than the users here. For example:

- Child Porn. We still don't tolerate CP of any kind (or websites which are actively advertising it), so please, don't put CP on the Main Page. Don't even recommend/advertise them. About CP, you are free to create articles with educational purposes (history of it, psychological mambo-jambo, etc.), articles which can be interesting to the broader audience as well (not just for the CP lovers), but we don't want to support it in any form.

These are the exceptions.
So please, even if you don't want competition to the financial zone that's fine, but please help us fresh up at least the other sections... because the Wiki can only stay on top if the links are current and fresh.
Also, please don't delete other working links, at least from the non-commercial zones. There is no point doing that.

We're going to test this new system for awhile... and see if it works or not. This is everyone's best interest here, we hope everyone can realize this.

One more thing:
We'll perform some maintenance on April 1st: we'll purge the database out of old entries that day. We did this before a few times, basically it means that on April 1st, every page's old revisions are gonna be deleted. This will help us compact the database, which will also give you faster page load and access times. So if there is something on a page's old revision that you personally need, please make a backup of it NOW.

Thank you for your attention, we wish you a good year. Be safe!

The Hidden Wiki team
(no, this username still doesn't mean just one person :) )

Admin2 (talk) 14:52, 13 March 2018 (CET)