Talk:Steward requests/Global permissions/2015

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Warning! Please do not post any new comments on this page. This is a discussion archive first created on 01 January 2015, although the comments contained were likely posted before and after this date. See current discussion.

VPN Blocking/Request for globalblock review)

For the record, I'm a paying customer of a VPN provider. This IP is globally blocked, but there is no mention of it anywhere at all (outside the block action), nor is there any mention of my VPN, suggesting that not only is the block outdated, it was probably not justified in the first place.
Despite all I've read, there was still a lack of policy supporting blocking of all VPNs. Yet anywhere I've looked for a place to appeal/review such blocks either require an account, or are semi-protected, making this a side-stepping of previously defeated proposals to require all editors to be logged in, and that only open proxies should be globally blocked.
I'm all for avoiding vandalism, but what's the point of casual users even trying to contribute when it's apparently quite easy to fall under a global block if we have any interest in privacy? Either get consensus to block all non-logged in edits, change the No Open Proxies policy to No Anonymity, or make it clear how to have an IP reviewed without these conflicts in policy vs actions.

Worst part of all? This two hour wild goose chase I've been on started because I had good reason to doubt the veracity of a particular point in an article, and the source they cited had no mention, yet I could not find a history entry (in the previous 1500 changes made over 6+ years) that had a summary statement relating to it.

Signed,
"A frustrated individual with a rather bad taste in their mouth" at 216.119.149.106 02:29, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

P.S. This action (by an Admin no less) underscores some pretty significant Meta-Wiki issues, and serves to put a good spotlight on this issue. (Undoing a revision just because of a global block? Why isn't the page Semi-Protected if anon edits are forbidden?) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 216.119.149.106‎ (talk)

I have modified the block so that it is now a soft block. This will allow users to edit when they are logged in.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:57, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
To note that global blocks can be requested to be reviewed at SRG, or via email stewards@wikimedia.org.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:01, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Botting to the archives of this page

This main ns page should be considered for archiving by bot. It is pretty redundant and wasteful to do it manually. Other thoughts?  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:22, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: tells me that it was done, and there was some issue with the process.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:26, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
I looked into it. GR and GS section has caused some regex false positives in the past (maybe because of some special smiley's). All sections will be archived now (except GR and GS), Regards --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:33, 20 February 2015 (UTC)