On 11/06/2013 04:54 PM, Chad wrote:
How about we make editbugs self-granting? That is, if
you've got editbugs
you can give it to others (like we did with Coder a few years ago). It works
pretty well, scales infinitely, and tends to protect itself against abuse.
I agree with the others that the status quo is not a huge problem.
Occasionally, people ask for editbugs, and they get it. It's still a
obstacle; the question is just how significant.
Thus, I think this idea is worth trying.
If the vandal suddenly reappears, it's pretty easy
to figure out who they
are or who let them in at that point.
Yep. I'm assuming there is an easy to lookup log for this. There's
still the possibility that vandals will be really disruptive, and do
things like chains of editbugs, sleeper accounts, etc. But if so we can
turn it off again, and/or require that people be stricter (on risk of
losing their own editbugs), to stop the root of the chain.
Some kind of auto-confirmed (e.g. 5+ bug edits and 4 days) would be
better (i.e. you have editbugs, and you're autoconfirmed, so you can
grant), but I'm not sure how difficult that is to implement