Harassment consultation 2015/Ideas/Technical measures to reduce harassment

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Project idea[edit]

Idea by:MER-C

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

What technical measures can the WMF take to tackle the harassment problem or to make editing more pleasant?

What is your solution?[edit]

Editing would be much more pleasant if we did not have to deal with endless sockpuppets, spammers, POV pushers and vandals. Happier editors = less toxicity. In some topic areas (e.g. Palestine-Israel articles -- 1 2) rampant sockpuppetry has essentially destroyed collaborative editing. Many editors and admins do not have the patience to explain what an encyclopedia is ten times per day. Problematic editors should be addressed as soon as possible -- either by rehabilitation or redirection to a topic where they can constructively contribute if possible or by removing them from the community. The tools admins have to achieve this are woefully inadequate. The following should help address this.

Also something that should be thoroughly investigated:

While these ideas have some support, I am pessimistic that any of them will reach the top 10 for implementation by the Community Tech Team next year. MER-C (talk) 20:06, 18 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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