Overall you are suggesting that WMF changes the policy about anonymity and
accept anonymous users. In my view it's not a technical thing and it should
be brought up in wikimedia-l.
I agree, it's a matter of consensus which is definitely beyond any
Fair, I had thought that the decision to make the block had primarily been
made by us in the technical community as I imagine the average editor knows
little to nothing about Tor or other anonymising services.
I'll bring up the topic in another venue.
Some previous discussions
Thank you for that list Sumana. I'll give it a look over and might
continue to use this thread for anything that comes up from that
that does seem appropriate for this list. Based on the number of times
this has come up, it does at least appear there is at least some merit
to discussing it, or aspects of it, on this list.