Fwd: [Wikitech-l] TorBlock extension enabled

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Fwd: [Wikitech-l] TorBlock extension enabled

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From: Andrew Garrett <[hidden email]>
Date: 2008-6-4 17:27
Subject: [Wikitech-l] TorBlock extension enabled
To: Wikimedia developers <[hidden email]>

Hi all,

After working through the code with Tim for a few hours this
afternoon, the TorBlock extension has been enabled on Wikimedia.

The TorBlock extension will override local IP blocks to provide a
consistent treatment of tor. Currently, this involves allowing only
logged-in users to edit, and requiring tor users to have 100 edits,
and a 90-day-old account, prior to being autoconfirmed.

Hopefully, this will provide a balance between allowing users to edit
through tor without the difficult process of granting per-wiki IP
block exemptions, and preventing pagemove vandals (such as the user
known as 'Grawp' on English) from using Tor for vandalism and so on.

I haven't yet implemented this, but I am interested in the prospect of
marking Tor users as such on either CheckUser, or (privacy policy
depending) on Recent Changes.

Andrew Garrett

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