[WikiEN-l] Is this normal?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 17:58:11 UTC 2008

On 29/02/2008, Christiano Moreschi <moreschiwikiman at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:

>  One relatively brief day of adminning enwiki and I find myself blocking the sockpuppets of no fewer than three separate returning banned users. Hkelkar, Ararat arev, and BryanFromPalatine, if anyone's interested. Is this a normal experience for my fellow admins?


>  And do we do enough to keep banned users off Wikipedia? Should we chase them up in real life a little more? After all, I believe we do know who at least two out of the above three are. Wikipedia is hardly sinking under a deluge of banned users, but a little more proactiveness would be nice on this front.

Notifying ISPs or universities or whatever has tended to be something
done only in extreme cases. Considering the (how do I put this)
unstoppable robotic enthusiasm some of our admins put in, I'd consider
it unsafe as a general practice.

> Is protecting articles from a specific user or IP range technically possible?

Not as yet. Want to write the code?

- d.

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