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RE: Getting Unblocked at Wikipedia

My understanding is that Gentoo will unblock your ip if you have an
ExitPolicy with "reject" in it.  Slashdot blocks you whether
or not you have a reject for their ips (but who cares?), wikipedia I there
is some discussion going on with them for a solution...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian C
> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 2:22 PM
> To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Getting Unblocked at Wikipedia
> Hi,
> I like to occasionally contribute to the Wikipedia. I also run a tor
> server. I do not want a Wikipedia username, and so I always just
> contribute anonymously.
> During the recent fracas about tor and Wikipedia, my static
> IP address
> from which I run my tor server was blocked for an "infinite" time
> period. I have since decided that until I get more than one
> static IP, I
> will only run my tor server in "middle-man" mode, so it is
> not presently
> possible that defacement of Wikipedia (or Slashdot, or the Gentoo
> Forums, etc.) is exiting from my IP address.
> I was able to email Slashdot and can login there again, and I don't
> presently contribute to the Gentoo Forums often enough to worry about
> it. However, I am finding it impossible to correct the
> Wikipedia block,
> because without a username the only way to contact an admin
> is to edit
> their "talk" page, but I am forbidden from editing any page
> because of
> the block. A vicious cycle.
> Does anyone have any experience with this such that they
> could direct me
> to an actual email address of a Wikipedia admin who could remove the
> block or otherwise advise me on how to proceed? Thanks.
> Brian