[Foundation-l] Planned change to default IP blocking behavior

meta.sj at gmail.com meta.sj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 14:57:14 UTC 2006

+++ magiske prosesser [18/10/06 10:22 +0100]:
>On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:13:21 +0200
>  "P. Birken" <pbirken at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have made the experience that from most schools, 
>>there are never
>> ever useful contributions. Hundreds of If the IP-block 
>>can be
>> circumvented easily by creating accounts, this will only 
>>create more
>> work on the vandalism front, see also
>> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorie%3AIP-Sperrung
>I believe the perspective you present is somewhat 
>constricted as we ought to take into account that a lot of 
>these "vandals" having been introduced to Wikipedia in the 
>confining and not often inspiring environment of school in 
>many cases will come back to us of their own volition to 
>contribute with something valuable. Perhaps therefore the 
>nuisance is outweighed when the bigger picture is 
>considered. Since this connection isn't easily spotted or 
>documented (and hence not acknowledged), it would be easy 
>to adopt a preventive practice such as you advocate, 
>however, we might not in the end be better off for it.
>Halvor (User:meco)

Hear, hear!  Halvor, I like this train of thought.   ---SJ

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