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Bug 11197 - Feature to categorise IP edits
Feature to categorise IP edits
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
AbuseFilter (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-09-05 16:34 UTC by とある白い猫
Modified: 2012-11-03 10:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description とある白い猫 2007-09-05 16:34:47 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
Comment 1 とある白い猫 2007-09-05 16:57:40 UTC
Jimmy Wales has been quoted as saying in a 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."

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Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-09-12 12:24:41 UTC
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.

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