How we will see unregistered users
You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.
When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.
Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.
We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.
Thank you. /Johan (WMF)
18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
Stalktoy to MoreMenu
Hi MusikAnimal, thanks for creating MoreMenu, this useful gadget. I wonder if it is possible to add Stalktoy to "User > Analysis" part? This is really helpful when deciding the range of a range block, also helpful in analyzing user's x-wikiness. Thanks! Stang 22:56, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
504 Timeout for copyvios.toolforge.org
Global block: 126.96.36.199
Hey, this IP address appears to have been blocked by you recently. At least, I was editing from an internet cafe and then got a blocked message mentioning you. This IP address belongs to a wifi portal provider used in coffee shops in the UK and apparently has 22 thousand access points (see the recent discussion here) Do we intend to block thousands of coffee shops and pubs in the UK? I tend to exclusively edit in coffee shops (at least during the day). Talpedia (talk) 14:50, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
- This range has all the red flags of vulnerable to abuse, and I see there was abuse that led me to blocking this particular IP. Our tooling gave no indication this was anything but a webhost, hence why I did a hard block. Now knowing it is in fact not a webhost, and the abuse has long since passed, I have unblocked the IP. However I can't guarantee that future blocks won't happen (from others or myself), especially with all these mixed signals in the WHOIS reports… anyways thanks for contacting me, and my apologies for the inconvenience. — MusikAnimal talk 16:15, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
UPD (see MediaWiki talk:XTools-AutoEdits.json#AFCRHS @ enwiki): It appears that even autoedits itself ignores the restriction unless a namespace not listed is specified. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 17:56, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
CWS Current projects (translation)
Thank you pushing CWS Editions_and_projects for translation. Could you instruct me why it seems that I can't translate en-ja the section Current projects ? Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 07:03, 3 July 2022 (UTC)