Talk:No open proxies
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please why is my ip address been blocked, what have I done wrong
The rationale is wrong
The statement “Because MediaWiki (the wiki software) depends on IP addresses for administrator intervention against abuse, open proxies allow users to completely circumvent administrators.” is wrong plain and simple.
The software use IP addresses as one of several mechanisms for intervention against abuse. For the software there are no real difference for a registered user having a dynamic IP address and a user arriving through the TOR system. Even for an anonymous user there are no real difference. In fact, it is easier to block an anonymous user arriving through TOR than with one that has a dynamic IP address.
In short this policy builds on a rationale that is pure b*****it. It is most likely written by someone that hasn't the slightest clue how neither the software operates or how TOR operates.
At least stop blocking registered users from using TOR! — Jeblad 13:54, 3 July 2020 (UTC)