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Requests for comment/Global ban for Kubura‎[edit]

Hello, per the main hrwp RFC, this is also plagued with anon / non-autoconfirmed vandalism / unproductive inputs, shall we semi protect this per the main hrwp RFC. Indef if needed but at this moment maybe 1 weeks? Reluctant to unilateral protect is I am afraid that there might be constructive hrwp editors not autoconfirmed here wanting to contribute, but well they can use the talkpage if needed and the talk is being monitored closely. Some consensus will be good. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:36, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Not sure if this discussion is only meant for admins/crats, so I'll offer my 2c. Semi-protecting the main Kubura RfC page is certainly a good idea. I have not seen any constructive contributions there from IPs and non-autoconfirmed users and plenty of examples of non-constructive contributions, including sockpuppetry and vandalism. Nsk92 (talk) 18:55, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I think it's manageable so far. For me, having non-confirmed hrwiki editors able to voice themselves is more important than the (manageable) level of vandalism. I'm slightly opposed to protecting at this point. Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:42, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
I agree with Martin Urbanec. For now it seems like it can be managed. Nadzik (talk) 21:27, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Vandalism can be removed with a single press of a button. There is, however, no combination of buttons one could press to retrieve the comments of those constructive editors prevented from participating by a page protection. RfCs, in my view, should generally never be protected. Vermont (talk) 21:30, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Meta is not Wikipedia and there are no true "newbies" here. Everybody arrives knowing how to use a talk page. The RfC has been open for 12 days and we have yet to see a constructive contribution from an IP or a non-autoconfirmed user. In the meantime, sockpuppetry and vandalism continue, including some edits requiring not jut reverts but revdel, such as the one that happened just a few minutes ago[1]. If at some point a constructive IP/non-autoconfirmed contributor does materialize, they can comment at the RfCs talk page, and if they make a vote edit protect request for the RfC itself, their vote can be added to the survey as well. At least semi-protection will give the main RfC page itself some peace. Nsk92 (talk) 21:33, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
And in the few minutes since my previous post here, we also have this[2]. Nsk92 (talk) 21:48, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
One edit from an IP that was immediately stopped? --MF-W 23:26, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done then, I am raising it up primarily due to this, my primary reservation, per Vermont and Martin Urbanec is that good faith, non-autoconfirmed users might be unable to participate. There is consensus against protection for now from the admins that participated here. We will manage by blocking, removing the vandalism. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:39, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. TheSandDoctor Talk 16:06, 27 November 2020 (UTC)