Last modified: 2012-11-03 10:08:19 UTC
Anon edits have been a continuing issue to this date. Certain IP ranges are more problematic than others and it would be useful to put this differentiation to the RC feed.
For example I find edits from .gov ips to be more suspicious than edits from other ips
I find .edu ips to be a key source of vandalism edits.
Identifying edits from dynamic ips would also be quite useful.
We could have a Whois database to cross reference IPs. This is sort of like http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/
Jimmy Wales has been quoted as saying in a TechNewsWorld.com article, "It's awesome—I love it … It brings an additional level of transparency to what's going on at Wikipedia … [WikiScanner] uses information we've been making publicly available forever, hoping someone would do something like this."
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2007-09-03/WikiScanner
This would probably be best implemented as part of a vastly-improved patrolling system, where edits are flagged for review according to some criteria (source, e.g. for conflicts of interest), or because they appear to remove a lot of page content, or contain key words or suspicious URLs, etc.