Gregory Maxwell wrote:
On 4/30/06, Ben McIlwain <cydeweys(a)gmail.com>
The problem is that the blacklist is on Metawiki,
not enwiki, so
administrators such as myself can't do anything about it on our own and
have to go running to a Meta admin. Maybe we could add some sort of
spam blacklist queue on Enwiki that is regularly viewed by meta admins?
Or more liberally giving out meta adminship might help too.
There are many meta admins in the admin channel on IRC, I promise that
you are never far from one. :)
Agree totally; I'm a meta admin, and I'm happy to put stuff on the list,
as long as it is really spam. I wouldn't have a problem with having a
"Requests for blacklisting" page, or with checking it regularly (though
I'm sure it'd be overwhelmed in short order; perhaps one time [just one]
that we could make a request page sysop-only [via protection]?).
Also, I support Brion's suggestion; I trust that after all the work he's
done, he has both the best interests of the site and the best
understanding of what's going on (technically). Go get 'em, Brion <ties
scarf around Brion's sword as he rushes into battle with the spammers> :-D
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