[Foundation-l] Fwd: [Wikipedia-l] One week later and I am still blocked, nobody is doing a fucking thing

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 12:45:54 UTC 2007

Hmmm... Now I see I sent this to wikipedia-l, not foundation-l. Those
interested can read the discussion there. I'm getting as angry as Waerth,

To put this thing to something that actually belongs on foundation-l: I
would favor repealing the foundation policy that open proxies are blocked.

My reasons are:
* Main reason for the policy is that there is no reason for editing
Wikipedia from a proxy. I disagree, seeing already three;
** Editing on subjects where one could get problems for writing from a
searching POV and/or NPOV
** People who always use a proxy for extra anonymity and have to switch it
off to work on Wikipedia now
** Cases like Waerth who are automatically sent through an anonymous proxy
by their provider
* Large-scale vandalism using many proxies does occur, but is rare enough
that blocking the proxies when they are being used for vandalism is no big
Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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