Hidden Answers Link – Hidden Answers was a popular reddit-style dark web forum where users could ask each other any questions totally anonymously, be it a question about drug products, vendor reviews or something else, you would get your answer. It was operated on the Tor Network.
UPDATE: Hidden Answers is shutting down, whole update can be found below:
This website is unavailable. It may or may not return at a future date. I have had to migrate from my old dedicated server to a new one, due to better pricing. The old server has been slated for termination on 2021 July 9. I have moved critical services (such as E-mail) already, since I personally depend on those services to be running. Everything else, I have made a backup which will be stored until I decide to do something with it. Currently, I do not have time nor energy to focus on resurrecting these websites on the new server. I run these sites solely because other people want me to, not because I personally use them. I am not sitting on a treasure chest of bitcoin; the entire first half of this year, I have been focused on applying for jobs, almost burning completely through my savings, and now I am poor as hell, but thankfully I recently heard back from an employer that I now have a wage job. I've applied for software dev and other shit as well, heard back from a few companies, but for now I do not think I would be happy working with computers more than I already do. Nor do I want to deal with coworkers or customers much; I need a lot of time to myself so I can regain my energy and figure out where to go forward with my life. ~ ~ ~ For Hidden Answers: I pretended to care about the site for *months*. I have neglected to upgrade the Question2Answer software that runs the site; I have not focused on features that users and moderators want; I have not been willing to babysit the Spanish and Portuguese versions of HA. I know that there are a lot of people who appreciate HA's existence, who appreciate a place that is relatively free of censorship and available for asking and discussing any questions anonymously, who dedicate their own time in moderating the site and contributing their own knowledge. However, I feel far removed from whatever community may exist on HA, I feel unqualified to run such a community, and frankly I have little interest in heading such a website in the first place. I like open communication platforms, but I'd rather focus on federated platforms such as Matrix, XMPP, fediverse (ActivityPub, Mastodon, Pleroma, GNU social, however you may have heard of it), and even NNTP/Usenet. Platforms that are resilient to server takedowns, to shitty admins, to censorship. With Hidden Answers, there has always been a single point of failure: me and the moderators. If we decide to kill the site, it's gone. And this is the perfect example of that, the fact that I shut down this website for a while -- possibly forever, but optimistically I want to at least update the software, test it with the HA database, and give the site to a trustworthy host, thus exchanging it from my hands to someone else's. Aside from my lack of interest, I have been worried about the legality of hosting a service such as Hidden Answers. I want to focus my efforts toward clearnet, going forward, even as far as to start a nonprofit organisation by getting a lawyer and filing all the paperwork for that. It's a project I wanted to focus my full attention on for a while, and stuff like HA has been distracting me from it. So, if HA does come back up, I want it to be in the hands of an administrator who understands and can handle running a site such as this. I'm sorry I had to announce this news in such a way. I was hoping to transparently get the site ready for a move, instead of shutting it down entirely. But life happened, I'm running on fumes, and I need to cut some of my responsibilities and have time to myself. I need to focus on my job, my hobbies, my projects. I plan to set up an NNTP server, open to anybody, so once it is configured, I will announce it on my blog and people will be able to use it. For people who simply want an uncensored forum for discussion, feel free to keep on top of that development. The Hidden Answers MUC is still on XMPP, if you want to regroup there and chat with others: <xmpp:firstname.lastname@example.org?join> ~ ~ ~ For other sites I host: If you were responsible for the site at this address, I still have your data backed up. E-mail me at <email@example.com> and I can attach it for you (PGP-encrypted if you prefer). I don't think I am going to host these sites any longer. Most of them were using HSv2 onions (the short ones) that were going to stop working this year anyway, because Tor Project is planning to obsolete them in a later version of their software.