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Feature #8845

Give some love to our warning page

Added by sajolida about 4 years ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
02/03/2015
Due date:
% Done:

0%

QA Check:
Feature Branch:
Type of work:
End-user documentation
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
Affected tool:

Description

Our warning page didn't change much in years. Still, are we are trying to make Tails more accessible to new users, it would deserve some simplification. Let's do that!


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #8993: Tails can not protect you against compromized hardware Resolved 03/02/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #9116: Document that Tails doesn't protect against BIOS/firmware attacks Resolved 03/26/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #11102: Document how much one effectively trusts non-Tails OS into which one plugs a Tails USB stick Confirmed 02/10/2016
Related to Tails - Feature #9386: Consider displaying useful information while downloading the ISO Confirmed 05/12/2015

History

#1 Updated by pablonatalino about 4 years ago

sajolida wrote:

Our warning page didn't change much in years. Still, are we are trying to make Tails more accessible to new users, it would deserve some simplification. Let's do that!

yes, if also in Portuguese think I can help

#2 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

The Portuguese has its own mailing list, see: https://mailman.boum.org/listinfo/tails-l10n-pt-br/

#3 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • Starter set to No

Worse case, this will be done as part of the web assistant (#8580).

#4 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #8993: Tails can not protect you against compromized hardware added

#5 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to sajolida
  • QA Check set to Info Needed

I would remove all exemples, as they don't add information and make the page longer (and you could find many, many other exemples, I think).

Other than that, I think the part about metadata could be shortened once #7368 is merged.

I don't see anything else to change. Does that seem a good plan for you?

#6 Updated by sajolida about 4 years ago

Agreed, plus, from the top of my head:

  • Maybe we can remove "Tails doesn't make your crappy passwords stronger".
  • We should shorten the titles (for example about metadata).
  • I was wondering whether we should have a short explanation with more details if people want to read them. To make it less scary at first sight, and more easy to scan.

#7 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

sajolida wrote:

Agreed, plus, from the top of my head:

  • Maybe we can remove "Tails doesn't make your crappy passwords stronger".

You mean the whole section? I'm fine with that, as it's really not specific to Tails.

  • We should shorten the titles (for example about metadata).

I thought about this, and... didn't come up with a proposition :/

  • I was wondering whether we should have a short explanation with more details if people want to read them. To make it less scary at first sight, and more easy to scan.

I don't really understand what you mean.

#8 Updated by BitingBird about 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #9116: Document that Tails doesn't protect against BIOS/firmware attacks added

#9 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

  • Related to Bug #11102: Document how much one effectively trusts non-Tails OS into which one plugs a Tails USB stick added

#10 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

We should check whether new warnings would be relevant. For example #8845.

#11 Updated by sajolida about 3 years ago

  • QA Check deleted (Info Needed)

#12 Updated by sajolida almost 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #9386: Consider displaying useful information while downloading the ISO added

#13 Updated by u over 1 year ago

  • QA Check set to Info Needed

I have the feeling that the warning page is very good and would not change anything.

However, sajolida's latest proposals were:

  • Maybe we can remove "Tails doesn't make your crappy passwords stronger".
  • We should shorten the titles (for example about metadata).
  • I was wondering whether we should have a short explanation with more details if people want to read them. To make it less scary at first sight, and more easy to scan.

If this is still your proposal, let's keep this ticket open, otherwise I'd be in favor of rejecting it.

#14 Updated by u 8 months ago

ping regarding my previous comment.

#15 Updated by sajolida 8 months ago

  • Assignee deleted (sajolida)
  • QA Check deleted (Info Needed)

This ticket is an example of something we should (and will most probably) do at some point but we don't know when. For example, right now I'd rather focus our energy to write new stuff for #9814. Then we'll have more tools and a clearer idea on what to do with this one.

We could also reject it and reopen it in some years if you prefer.

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