kewms wrote:I'm not that familiar with the GFWoC, so pardon me if this is a naive question. Can you use a VPN or Tor to tunnel through to the service of your choice?
Yes you can use a VPN, but the system is continually tracking usage to find the VPNs and blocks them as soon as they are found. So my friends found they were continually having to look for VPNs that weren't blocked. Then there is the problem that VPNs are not free and are normally charged in USD; so you need to have a USD account, which is not usually the case for Chinese citizens. My friends also tell me that many VPNs they have tried are too unstable to allow working with Scrivener ... I guess you could make the automatic save period so long that it was essentially disabled, but that somewhat defeats the object. That said, nontroppo seems to have a working VPN at the moment.
I've never heard of Tor.