Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Admins and patrollers/Allow global whitelisting of IPs subject to global rangeblocks

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Allow global whitelisting of IPs subject to global rangeblocks

  • Problem: Several requests for unblock cannot be handled in due time because of providers/tech depths of different organization mixing up networks which could legitimately edit the wikis with farms with open proxies, spam sources, etc. A quite common case are, also, private proxies on VPS or reverse proxies from different organizations hosted in third-party farms.
  • Proposed solution: create a Special:GlobalBlockWhitelist page where a global block can be revoked for a certain IP or subnet falling in a blocked range
  • Who would benefit: dozens of users caught by global blocks
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T42439
  • Proposer: Vituzzu (talk) 10:44, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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