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Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Planning to tighten TorBlock settings


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From: Brion Vibber <brion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:44 AM
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Planning to tighten TorBlock settings
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

en.wikipedia.org and others have seen a rash of abuse coming via Tor in
the form of account creations with abusive names and such; this is
taking up a large chunk of CheckUser and oversighter time and effort,
which is apparently not too fun.

It looks like the current settings don't generally restrict various
actions to a logged-in user when accessing through Tor; is there any
objection to tightening this up to restrict edits, account creations,
etc via Tor except when the account is explicitly excepted?

-- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)

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