I have a technical solution for allowing users of shared-IP services like single-IP proxies and anonymous networks (such as tor) to use wikipedia. The details are lengthy, so I've posted them at User:Lunkwill/nym, but please keep discussion here. Although the solution is technical (and patches have been submitted to Bugzilla), the decision impacts policy more than technical details, so I propose that it be discussed here. Lunkwill 11:04, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
- Why can't these tor users just log in? There IPs won't be revealed that way. Superm401 | Talk 13:55, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
- I believe that blocked IPs are still blocked if you're logged in. Lunkwill 00:34, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
How would this system handle AOL users? AOL's proxy system is almost as good as TOR at anonymizing users. --Carnildo 03:34, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
- I think this is a much more sane solution
- For a while now, all the tor exit nodes have been blocked from editing due to vandals using tor to disguise their actual IP addresses.
- Not all of them. I'm posting this using tor right now.
- My home computer is a tor exit node. Guess I can't get a token?
Why do I have to go through all this crap to edit Wikipedia if one of my school's students is a vandal? Why can't my username be whitelisted so I can edit anywhere if logged in? Brian Jason Drake 03:56, 23 December 2005 (UTC)