Grants talk:IdeaLab/Making it an option to 'flag' an editor, after which a moderator would come and see whether the user should be blocked

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Once again, another terrible idea from this lab. This idea fails because it deprives the "flagged user" of due process. There is already a process for receiving a review of user conduct and it is en:WP:ANI. There absolutely should never be a secret form of drawing negative attention to another editor without their knowing about it.--TParis (talk) 02:02, 4 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, this proposal should be marked as "solved" (like many others). All wikis have a way to report problematic users (with a fallback at SR if the wiki is too small). Nemo 16:05, 5 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The other factor is that such a system allows for another, more covert form of harassment (continuously reporting the same constructive editor) Appable (talk) 19:15, 6 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Grants to improve your project[edit]

Greetings! The Project Grants program is currently accepting proposals for funding. The deadline for draft submissions is tommorrow. If you have ideas for software, offline outreach, research, online community organizing, or other projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.

The next open call for Project Grants will be in October 2016. You can also consider applying for a Rapid Grant, if your project does not require a large amount of funding, as applications can be submitted anytime. Feel free to ping me if you need help getting your proposal started. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 22:49, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]