[Foundation-l] Global ban - poetlister?

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Fri Jun 3 17:34:22 UTC 2011

Sue Gardner wrote:
> On 3 June 2011 10:00, Risker <risker.wp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I too would like to see the development of a process for global banning of
>> users who have created serious problems on either the global or the
>> multiple-project level.
> Is there something the Foundation could do to support that happening?

As far as I know, no, not really. It's not a Wikimedia Foundation issue,
it's more of Wikimedia community (Meta-Wiki) issue. Someone needs to propose
a global banning policy and then get (global community) consensus to enact
and enforce such a policy. Once there's a reasonable level of
consensus/support, the Wikimedia stewards can enact global locks on
problematic accounts. Most of the technical infrastructure seems to be in
place already, in some form.

A bit more info is available here:

As noted on the page at Meta-Wiki, I suppose one area where the Wikimedia
Foundation could help is assigning resources to implement global blocking
(currently there's only global locking). More info about that is available
here: <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15294>.


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