Talk:No open proxies

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Logged in Users[edit]

Little clarification here: is this supposed to apply to logged in/auto confirmed users. Can they not edit? Jakesyl (talk) 10:27, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

"While this may affect legitimate users, they are not the intended targets and may freely use proxies until those are blocked." Registered users are sometimes collateral damage when an open proxy is used by other registered users to evade blocks. The policy addresses this issue by offering a process to report mistake and get exempted by the block. Nemo 12:13, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm not seeing how I would get exempted on the block (beyond the site wide appeal which is not what you're referring to), can you point me in the right direction Jakesyl (talk) 04:21, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
@Jakesyl: To override global blocks placed by stewards or if you plan to edit with Tor, see IP block exempt here on meta. If you're mainly affected by blocks on enwiki, see WP:IPBE (at which point you're welcome to drop me an email). -- zzuuzz (talk) 09:01, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
Got it, will do Jakesyl (talk) 10:28, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

The rationale is wrong[edit]

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)