Last modified: 2007-03-29 20:05:36 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 6513 - rate limit edits and moves
rate limit edits and moves
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
Depends on: 1454
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2006-07-02 03:06 UTC by William Allen Simpson
Modified: 2007-03-29 20:05 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments

Description William Allen Simpson 2006-07-02 03:06:52 UTC
So, for example, we see see "User:Thing that goes on feet" 
create a new user on 2006-06-20 07:38:17, make no contributions 
for over a week, and suddenly do nearly 100 moves from 2006-07-01 
13:46:01 to 13:52:55.

That's right, as many as 4 moves per second!

So, I propose 2 things:

No bot or editor or administrator should be able to do more than 
1 move per minute.  Just reject them.  That should be easy to do 
in software.

No bot or editor should be able to do more than 1 edit per 20 
seconds.  Just queue the edit until the time has elapsed.  Of 
course, administrators should be able to go faster, as they 
may be hurrying to fix a problem.

Heck, these days I often have to wait half a minute to see the 
response anyway.  But I've noticed "edits" at a rate of 2-3 per 
second from "normal" editors at times, and when confronted they've 
claimed they aren't using a bot.  Maybe not, but slow them down 
enough that others can notice the changes and react in human time 
frames.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-07-02 03:20:50 UTC
There's support for rate limiting various actions in the code, but I was
informed that, somewhere along the line, it was switched off on Wikimedia wikis
due to incompatibilities with our shared memory caching system/opcode cache. If
this is correct, then we're going to need to look into a complete rewrite of
most of it.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-03-29 20:05:36 UTC
I've been advised that the rate limiting code works. Requests to alter the
thresholds should be made in the same vein as other configuration requests.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.


Navigation
Links