[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

Matthew Flaschen mflaschen at wikimedia.org
Tue Jan 14 03:14:15 UTC 2014

On 01/13/2014 12:01 PM, Thyge wrote:
> I'm not into the technicalities, but to hide ip's entirely on the sites
> would be the biggest advance in improving privacy I can think of...

True, but transparency has also always been important to Wikimedia. 
Without being a checkuser, or even an admin, people can see what 
company/ISP/school/government office a vandal is editing from, and 
report it to their abuse team.

Without publically displayed IPs for anonymous edits, people couldn't do 

Matt Flaschen

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