On Wednesday 30 October 2002 04:00 am, wikipedia-l-request(a)wikipedia.org
If you're referring to the junk edits to Sukarno,
Suharto, Adolf Hitler,
etc; those came from various IPs, mostly from what looks like a school
or library in Ohio (probably public machines or a cache/proxy); banning
wouldn't help much.
Suharto - 184.108.40.206
Sukarno - 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Image talk:Hitler.jpg - 22.214.171.124
Talk:Hafez al-Assad - 126.96.36.199
Hitler: The Last Ten Days - 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 also each vandalised Adolf Hitler once;
both were quickly reverted.
You'll notice that after cleaning the first batch, I added the IP in the
deletion notice for "Hitler: The Last Ten Days". You'll also notice no
further activity from these IPs, though no ban is in place.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com
Speaking of which, would it be possible to have the software run a traceroute
to find out this type of information and have it available via a single click
on the blocked IP page? I'm sure there are several blocked public computers
on the list that should have only been blocked for a couple of days at most.
We should make it easy for Admins to review this stuff instead of relying on
them to each periodically run traceroutes on their own. I for one am lazy and
rarely bother. I would, however click on a link to computer generated
traceroute report and read it.
-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)