On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Brian Wolff <bawolff(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Oct 1, 2014 10:55 AM, "Risker"
This is something that has to be discussed *on the projects themselves*,
not on mailing lists that have (comparatively) very low participation by
Unless people want to trial on mw.org
(assuming there is dev buy in, not
sure we are there yet)
receive the level of vandalism and other unhelpful edits (where
people would like to use Tor to avoid IP blocking in making those edits)
that it would make for a useful test?
needs to be a good answer to the "attribution problem" that
long been identified as a secondary concern
related to Tor and other
systems. The absence of a good answer to this
issue may be sufficient in
itself to derail any proposed trial.
Which problem is that?
If I understand it correctly, right now we attribute edits made without an
account to the IP address. Allowing edits via Tor should probably not be
attributing such edits to the exit node's IP.
One simple solution would be to disallow IP edits via Tor, i.e.
softblock all Tor exit nodes instead of hardblocking them.