[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikimedia-wide global blocking mechanism?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 10:02:05 UTC 2008

On 01/02/2008, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:

> In any case I personally wouldn't have access to such a tool. I would have
> to justify application of a global block to a steward and have evidence from
> other checkusers that the IP was problematic on several wikis. Before anyone
> gets to that stage the IP will have been investigated. If it is a proxy for
> an entire country - as I say above - then a different approach may be
> required, and a far shorter block would be applied.

Yeah. Wide blocks - an ISP or a country *cough*Qatar*cough* - should
be no more than a few minutes, just to stop vandalism in progress.
Such blocks wouldn't be the sort of thing to be applied cross-wiki,
I'd think.

- d.

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