De Global AbuseFilter is een voorgestelde toevoeging aan de uitbreiding AbuseFilter die het antwoord op vandalisme en spam in meerdere wiki's sterk kan verbeteren, en tegelijkertijd de controle van de gemeenschap over deze globale handelingen vergroot.
The global AbuseFilter allows privileged users (stewards, and meta administrators) to create, modify and delete filters which act on most Wikimedia projects. Individual filters could be designed to affect certain wikis, either inclusive or exclusive to a list. The range of projects affected by each filter would be determined by what the filter would be targeting, and would ensure that the filters are not active on projects that they shouldn't be. The global AbuseFilter will be hosted at Meta, and modified by users with the
abusefilter-modify-global right. Global filters can be disabled and marked as private, like local filters.
Detailed logs are available for local and global filters with separate rights, meaning that local communities can keep their preferred settings on the local AbuseFilter log while a global standard can be set for the global filters.
The global AbuseFilter will have the following options:
- The ability to log all actions which trigger a global filter.
- The ability to tag edits on local wikis for further review.
- The ability to provide a warning to users who trigger a filter.
- It is not yet know how this feature would work.
- Also needs to take into account localization/translation. Right now warnings refer to messages in the MediaWiki-namespace. We would have to display those somehow, rendered and localized, on another wiki.
- The ability to prevent an action on a local wiki if it triggers a global filter.
- A variable which identifies the project that the filter is about to act on; project_title would most likely be used.
Global AbuseFilters will be used to prevent spam and vandalism across many Wikimedia wikis. As such, they should only be made to stop patterns that affect many wikis. Global filters must be as specific as possible, and should be enabled for the shortest possible time. An exception to this policy are filters designed to just tag edits and not take further action. These filters can be left up indefinitely, since their purpose is to filter edits for further review and they do not take any automatic actions.
Sinds 27 januari 2014, zijn globale misbruikfilters ingeschakeld op Meta-Wiki, specieswiki, incubatorwiki, testwiki, test2wiki en mediawikiwiki, net als op alle kleine wiki's. Niet openbare wiki's zijn uitgesloten. De volgende stap is om de internationalisatieproblemen op te lossen.
In June 2018, global abuse filters are still enabled on all small wikis and all medium-sized wikis, but also on some big wikis: enwikisource, frwiki, ptwiki, specieswiki, wikidatawiki (with specificities in the main and Property namespaces), incubatorwiki, mediawikiwiki, metawiki, testwiki and test2wiki.
All wikis are capable of being included within the framework of global abuse filters, and those wikis not currently using global abuse filters may do so by achieving a consensus of the community and then lodging a wikimedia site request at Phabricator.
See Special:AbuseFilter for the full list.
- Configuration file (search for