[Wikipedia-l] How does one block a user?

Brion VIBBER brion at pobox.com
Thu Aug 8 06:18:47 UTC 2002

Pierre Abbat wrote:
> Ss just uploaded a PHP script, which was promptly deleted by Brion Vibber, 
> and an incomprehensible image, which I deleted. According to Brion, it was a 
> cracking tool.

Well, I don't know if the image was a cracking tool or not, it was just 
pointless and incomprehensible. :)

The PHP script (which incidentally was harmless, as scripts in our 
uploads directory are _not_ parsed or executed, but passed on just like 
text files) was a version of "phpRemoteView", a remote filesystem browser.

 > How can this user be blocked?

(See Lee's answer to this question.)

I doubt we'll see anything more from "Ss"; I imagine the account was 
created solely to upload a couple files, and with their failure they'll 
probably move on somewhere else.

That reminds me, though, of a long-ago feature request for something 
like a watchlist for users; it might be nice to be able to keep an eye 
on edits by specific users/IPs, either because you really like 
somebody's edits, or because you don't trust them. :) The 'user 
contributions' link handles this individually, but not en masse.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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