[Wikipedia-l] Temporary measures

Jimmy Wales jwales at bomis.com
Wed Oct 24 00:57:12 UTC 2001

I have looked into this a little bit more -- I just realized that the
existing software does give us some tools to combat this kind of

First, I have fixed it so that only editors can edit the HomePage.  I think
this is less desirable than our ideal system in which all the regulars
magically and transparently have this power.

If you want to edit the homepage, email me for the administrator
password -- I will give it out more or less willy-nilly to anyone who
I know.  If the vandal starts using the password, then we'll know it
is an "inside job" and we'll have to think harder.

Second, I have added some ip numbers to the banned list.  I'm prepared
to add more.  This is less than 100% ideal, obviously, since innocent
people might be at the same ip numbers.

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