On 29/02/2008, Christiano Moreschi <moreschiwikiman(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
One relatively brief day of adminning enwiki and I
find myself blocking the sockpuppets of no fewer than three separate returning banned
users. Hkelkar, Ararat arev, and BryanFromPalatine, if anyone's interested. Is this a
normal experience for my fellow admins?
And do we do enough to keep banned users off
Wikipedia? Should we chase them up in real life a little more? After all, I believe we do
know who at least two out of the above three are. Wikipedia is hardly sinking under a
deluge of banned users, but a little more proactiveness would be nice on this front.
Notifying ISPs or universities or whatever has tended to be something
done only in extreme cases. Considering the (how do I put this)
unstoppable robotic enthusiasm some of our admins put in, I'd consider
it unsafe as a general practice.
Is protecting articles from a specific user or IP
range technically possible?
Not as yet. Want to write the code?