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Re: [Wikitech-l] Planning to tighten TorBlock settings
I view this as an example of "a few bad apples."
FWIW I believe that it is perfectly acceptable for WP to require contributors who wish to use TOR to contact WP first. This may not prevent the most determined vandals from obtaining accounts but troll/abuser management is part of managing a site that accepts public submissions.
I also believe that there are plenty of "good actors" who simply want to remain anonymous while contributing to WP and hope that WP would allow these contributors to do so which would also be beneficial to TOR since it would demonstrate to public venues that TOR has plenty of users who are good netizens.
My two cents
On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell@xxxxxxxxx>
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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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