Steven Walling wrote:
There are about a million IP edits a month on English
Wikipedia alone, last
time we checked. If we increased anonymous bot spam by even only 1/10th
of the total number of edits before we managed to put IP blocks in place,
that's still 100k edits worth of spam.
That's where AGF kicks in. The "anyone can edit" is sacred; I believe we
should not touch it at the cost of deferring legitimate contributors. It's not that
hard to put up a prominent "Please help us, we're drowning!" note on the
wiki and increase the amount of people who review the edits tenfold.