[Foundation-l] Cross-Wiki accounts

Casey Brown cbrown1023 at comcast.net
Mon May 14 05:46:23 UTC 2007

You have to realize, though, that the sysop who blocks you has the duty to
seek-out and contact the person who he believes is being impersonated to get
confirmation that a block is requested and accepted or to find out if it is
the user who it is supposed to be.

Casey Brown

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Tim Starling
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 12:50 AM
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Cross-Wiki accounts

Casey Brown wrote:
> Many smaller wikis are cracking down on cross-wiki accounts to stop
> impersonation.  If you create an account on another Wikimedia Project,
> sure it is linked from your main account.  Otherwise, it may get blocked.
> An easy way to do all this is to create a master list of your accounts at
> Meta and link that page to all your other sites.  This will, hopefully,
> it harder for you to be impersonated, and easier for your accounts to be
> identified.
> A tool that can be used to identify accounts that aren't yours can be
> at: http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/queries/SUL.

I don't really mind if someone impersonates me. I'm going to mind quite a
bit if I try to edit some small wiki and find that I'm blocked.

-- Tim Starling

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