[Foundation-l] Wiktionary blocking policy

Jeandré du Toit jackdt at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 11:54:54 UTC 2007

Looking at the last 50 English wiktionary blocks at
I see that the longest blocks were 4 one year blocks: 2 open proxies
and 2 external link spammers.

Looking at contributions of infinite account blocks at
<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Special:Ipblocklist> of non sock
accounts, where the edit wasn't deleted, I see only
That no warnings were given simply means that the wikt admins are
trying to create a dictionary instead of playing whack-a-mole with the
obvious vandalizing only accounts and spammers. OTRS is there for any
bad blocks.

If the ORS tickets (all emails sent to <info-en at wiktionary.org>) were
for really bad vandals, then there isn't a problem. Looking thru the
queue for open block tickets, there's ticket 2007122410005487 where
the IP didn't get an infinite block as claimed, but 1 day; and ticket
2007121710004036 about an entry deleted by 3 different admins because
it's obviously spam and not a dictionary entry.

Please provide some diffs which resulted in incorrect infinite blocks.
The wiktionarians, stewards, or foundation can then look into it.
User:Jeandré du Toit

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