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Bug 41479 - [Spam/vandalism] Raise $wgAutoblockExpiry noticeably
[Spam/vandalism] Raise $wgAutoblockExpiry noticeably
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
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: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: community-consensus-needed
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Blocks: SWMT
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Reported: 2012-10-28 21:55 UTC by Nemo
Modified: 2014-07-12 13:20 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

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Description Nemo 2012-10-28 21:55:38 UTC
$wgAutoblockExpiry might be unrealistically low for today's needs.
After Gerrit change #23924, twn /seems/ to have experienced way less problems
Autoblock is an effective measure, easier that CU+block and more flexible than rangeblocks, to reduce usage of bad IPs, so increasing it could be useful, especially until bug 17929 is fixed; cf. bug 25305.
This bug is just for tracking, to avoid forgetting this possibility, which has some big drawbacks on some wikis which have e.g.:
1) legitimate users from dynamic IPs quickly "polluted" by vandals/spammers changing them continuously;
2) sysops not aware of how autoblock works.
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2013-02-27 23:49:42 UTC
shellpolicy -> needs community discussion (and URL in this report linking to it)

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