[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

Marc A. Pelletier marc at uberbox.org
Tue Jan 14 04:34:12 UTC 2014

On 01/13/2014 10:14 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Without publically displayed IPs for anonymous edits, people couldn't do
> that.

That has, traditionally, been very much useless in practice.  It's
extraordinarily rare that abuse teams will even speak to checkusers, and
they have some veil of authority.

Honestly, the normal block system would work just as well on those
anonymized users (with autoblocks doing their trick doing effectively
the same as an IP block for 99% of cases).

-- Marc

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