Talk:Puffin Browser

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Acting as an open or anonymizing proxy - users blocked from editing Wikipedia and other sites[edit]

Could editors with the technical expertise insert a relevant sentence into this article that better explains that Puffin Browser acts as some form of proxy and that some sites, such as Wikipedia itself, prevent logged in users from making edits? The relevant citation appears to be here.

Having just been scared witless by receipt of a 3-year block warning (after logging in to my user account on a device using Puffin browser), it might be helpful if the page on the browser more clearly explained its way of operating. I'm not suggesting this page should give help to users who receive blocking messages, but a little more explanation of how Puffin Browser operates might help some users understand how it affects their user experience on websites.

As an aside, I've left feedback on how Wikipedia leaves blocking messages for users of open or anonymizing proxies here. Nick Moyes (talk) 02:03, 21 October 2017 (UTC)