Last modified: 2007-11-16 10:59:12 UTC
Can the software throttle page moves? There are VERY few reasons a user should be making more than one page move every (short period) or something, and mass page move damage is both easy to detect and restrict, and annoying to fix.
As an add-on, what about the capacity to autoblock a user for page move vandalism?
Figured I'd ask -- the "41" vandal is being discussed right now on irc.
For those unfamiliar with the "41" vandal, see:
The actual (?) limit on WMF wikis is 8 page moves per minute, see https://wikitech.leuksman.com/view/Server_admin_log/Archive_10#May_22
Moving this bug to Product:Wikimedia, maybe a shell user should decrease this limi ($wgRateLimits)?
Is that a rate for all users or just non-sysops?
There are few good reasons for an everyday user to make many moves, or need to make them quickly. But sysops with vandalism reversion tools may want to work without hindrance.
Straybale moved 14 pages on 01:32, November 7, 2007. Either that limit counts an article and talk page move as 1 move or that limit is now higher or broken.
Separate limits should probably apply for sysops and non-sysops.
The former if they do mass moves, are probably doing them legitimately (eg vandalism fixing) and shouldn't be hindered; the latter have little valid reason or need to be doing more than 1 - 2 a minute, a delay that isn't especially annoying even if the moves are legitimate.
e/shouldn't be hindered/shouldn't be excessively hindered/
30-60 seconds between moves for non-sysops (1-2 per minute), and 4-6 seconds between moves for sysops (10-15 per minute)?
Duping this to bug1454
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1454 ***