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Bug 14189 - Feature request: special page listing IPs with maxed out account registrations
Feature request: special page listing IPs with maxed out account registrations
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CheckUser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-05-20 03:28 UTC by Mark Pellegrini
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Pellegrini 2008-05-20 03:28:43 UTC
One very characteristic in dealing with sockpuppet registrations is that they're often registered from the same IP, sometimes on consecutive days. It would be helpful for people with checkuser access to be able to access a special page which lists IP addresses that have maxed out their daily account registrations.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-20 03:30:32 UTC
Actually, a page to list any users with high account registrations that are affected by the rate limiter would be nice.

Probably some HEAP table would nice for this. At the moment the data is decentralized in a much of IP cache keys.
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2008-08-12 20:12:47 UTC
Would be easier and more maintainable to just flag accounts listed on results pages.
Comment 3 Aaron Schulz 2008-08-12 20:34:15 UTC
Per comment #2, the number of recent creations are shown for "get users". This is fairly light-weight and not too "fishing-like". Done in r39242
Comment 4 Mark Pellegrini 2008-08-12 23:19:15 UTC
If I am understanding what's been changed, this isn't what this request was for. Although it could potentially be helpful, I don't want the checkuser results to display maxed out IPs for one (or a small number of) IPs. Therefore, I'm re-opening this bug. 

I want a separate special page - [[special:maxed_ips]] , accessible only by people with checkuser access - which lists all IPs that have recently maxed out on the number of accounts they can register. The page should also list the accounts they have registered recently. 

The whole purpose is to spot likely problem IPs and registered accounts without having to run a checkuser on the individual IP. That way, you go to [[special:Maxed IPs]], see that has registered HITLER1, HITLER2, HITLER3, etc, and block them before they can cause any damage. 

Comment 5 Aaron Schulz 2008-08-12 23:20:59 UTC
Yes, but this like too much of a "fishing expedition". In that vein, I'll have to close it.

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