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Year: 2006  Week:28 Nr.:33 - Tech flash         


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!!!-***Bug 550 is going to be fixed soon***-!!! Tim Starling announced on the mailing list that very soon, within 24 hours, the way the block function works will change. Most important changes: *Allow blocks on anonymous users only (bug 550) **-> this means that registered users who are using that IP address still can edit, like users who are on a school network or need to use the proxy of their ISP * Allow or disallow account creation from blocked IP addresses on a per-block basis Here you can see a screenshot form the new interface: *http://noc.wikimedia.org/~tstarling/SpecialBlockip.png For more information read the posting by Tim Starling: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.misc/27667/focus=27667 And even more reading: http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=550 Lets' rejoice, spread the news to all sysops on all 600+ wikis and celebrate this wonderful day! ////////////////////////////////////////// Editor(s): Gary Kirk, Walter E-mail: ihavenews AT wikizine DOT org ////////////////////////////////////////// Wikizine.org makes no guarantee of accuracy, validity and especially but not limited to, correct grammar and spelling. Wikizine.org is not a publication of the Wikimedia Foundation. Content is available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Publisher:meta:user:Walter