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Bug 4652 - Prevent page blankings from anonymous users
Prevent page blankings from anonymous users
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-01-18 07:29 UTC by Borgx
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Borgx 2006-01-18 07:29:19 UTC
Due to increasing vandal action such as blanking pages, I propose idea to block
anonymous users from blanking pages.
Comment 1 ssd 2006-01-18 18:56:06 UTC
I've seen anonymous users blank talk pages that were all vandalism, so sometimes
the blanking is justified.
Comment 2 Borgx 2006-01-19 00:05:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I've seen anonymous users blank talk pages that were all vandalism, so sometimes
> the blanking is justified.

MW developers can make an option to enable/disable this feature. In small
wikipedias where no/minimum sysop available this is ok. Anyway, people with
goodwill can always register him/her self to blank pages which vandalized.
Comment 3 ssd 2006-01-22 00:28:15 UTC
It might be more useful to block edits by anons where there is nothing in common
between the original page and the new page.  This would block several spam bots
out there that replace pages of content with empty pages of hidden links.
Comment 4 Lupin 2006-02-05 14:43:49 UTC
If we just check to see if the page ends up empty, then vandals will learn this
after one attempt and replace the text with something which looks blank instead.
This would be too easy to evade I think.

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