Talk:Harassment consultation 2015/Ideas/Technical measures to reduce harassment

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I'm not sure how effective this would be, but it's worth looking into. If there are technical means to prevent harassment, even if they just work a little bit, it would save lots of work. Smallbones (talk) 20:24, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

The German Wikipedia appears to me to have a far lower threshold for article locking that the English Wikipedia. If the English Wikipedia followed the German Wikipedia in this way, the cost of trolls and sockpuppets getting themselves recognised as being "authentic users" would be much greater and might well lower the amount of damnage done by harrassment. Martinvl (talk) 16:55, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
There's now a minimum 500 edits and 30 day requirement that is now in place for GamerGate and the Palestine-Israel conflict, it has worked for the former (it's too early to tell for PIA). There isn't one technical measure that works against all forms of harassment. The best we can do with technical measures is to reduce the volume and deter abusers at the margins -- even so, both are unambiguous wins. MER-C (talk) 13:29, 7 December 2015 (UTC)