[Foundation-l] Emergency on Wiktionary

Titoxd@Wikimedia titoxd.wikimedia at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 23:02:53 UTC 2006

That already is true, at least one part. Admins are not allowed to protect,
move, or delete pages if there's an outstanding block on the account, and
they are not allowed to rollback while blocked either. However, the
block/unblock feature was left to allow administrators to unblock themselves
in case they found themselves on the receiving end of an AOL autoblock or
something similar. 


-----Original Message-----
From: foundation-l-bounces at wikimedia.org
[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Wildrick Steele
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 3:39 PM
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Emergency on Wiktionary

On 07/08/06, Sean Whitton <sean at silentflame.com> wrote:
> According to IRC user Connel, there is a rogue admin loose on the
> English Wiktionary and several dangerous actions have been performed
> (main page deletion, open proxy unblocks etc.). A RfP has been up for
> several days and the admin has not been desysopped. I don't have any
> evidence of this right now and am trusting the user's words as a
> steward is needed *now*.
> Thanks,
> Xy
> --
>         -Xyrael ~ <xyr>
>                 sean at silentflame.com | xyrael.net
Evidence enough at


With this in mind, I've been thinking whether it would be wise to have some
kind of feature that disallows admins from unblocking themselves and while
blocked not being able to perform admin actions.

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