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Bug 1952 - Expire anonymous IP talk pages
Expire anonymous IP talk pages
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-04-23 02:13 UTC by Amgine
Modified: 2013-06-18 16:19 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Amgine 2005-04-23 02:13:51 UTC
It would be useful if Anonymous IP talk pages included a relatively short
expiration, primarily to avoid DHCP issues. The Welcommittee is very
industriously welcoming hundreds of users whose IPs may be assigned to someone
else once their DSL or cable modem falls off the net.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-04-23 02:15:46 UTC
Clarified summary, assigned to enhancements.
Comment 2 Jason Spiro 2007-03-22 10:14:24 UTC
This would be very useful.  It's quite ugly now how many school and proxy shared
IPs talk pages are full of years of old warning messages.  We should autodelete
or autoblank them as Amgine says.  Or, if that is impractical, we should tell
some bot to autoarchive them for now.
Comment 3 Mike.lifeguard 2009-04-05 20:01:33 UTC
This is specifically *not* done by consensus on many wikis - I would not want it enforced by the software.
Comment 4 Nemo 2012-07-26 13:14:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> This is specifically *not* done by consensus on many wikis - I would not want
> it enforced by the software.

Indeed it's impossible, many IPs are static or their talk pages have to be kept for various reasons which need to be carefully tracked on wikis which delete IP talks, and still there are errors.
Comment 5 matanya 2012-07-26 13:25:05 UTC
I wrote a bot to do it on he.wiki, if anyone would like to use it ever.
Comment 6 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2012-07-26 14:33:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > This is specifically *not* done by consensus on many wikis - I would not want
> > it enforced by the software.
> 
> Indeed it's impossible, many IPs are static or their talk pages have to be kept
> for various reasons which need to be carefully tracked on wikis which delete IP
> talks, and still there are errors.

Impossible is a strong word. I don't think the requesters really care about static ips and what not, more viewing anon talk pages as ephemeral, even if they would still go to the right person after the time limit. Certainly not something that would ever get enabled in Wikimedia land though. (But I don't feel strongly enough to debate the wontfix)

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