Dread is a popular forum for darknet discussions. The site gained traction after Reddit banned several darknet market discussion communities, and the seizure of DeepDotWeb. The user interface of Dread is basically a clone of Reddit, this means you can also create your own sub as well.
How to access
Ideally, you should prepare a dedicated OS or VM for all your darknet activities. Keep your darknet PGP keys and credentials on that system only, do not mix it's usage with any clearnet activities that would expose your identity.
For additional system security, we recommend you run an OS that is provenly secure such as Tails or Whonix on your dedicated system for darknet activities. We also recommend using a Tor bridge or VPN as an extra security measure since Tor will only anonymize your traffic but not the fact that you're using Tor.
Especially when using any public WiFi hotspots you should always use a VPN when accessing the Internet since you don’t know whether or not the access point is compromised. A VPN/bridge ensures that all of your traffic cannot be snooped on, this protecting yourself not only from eavesdropping but also possible identity theft.
With the mentioned setup and trusted links listed on EmpireStuff, visiting any darknet site is surely going to be safe and smooth.