User talk:Lunkwill/nym

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(Moving initial discussion here from Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)). Lunkwill 00:44, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

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)
Indeed; see Wikipedia:Blocking_policy_proposal for a possible solution. nae'blis (talk) 18:17, 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)

  • Wikipedia:Blocking_policy_proposal
    • 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.
  • Visit a web page with their javascript-enabled browsers. The browser does some math, then contacts a token server to obtain a data token in "exchange" for her IP address. (tor exit nodes and currently-blocked IPs would be refused tokens).
    • My home computer is a tor exit node. Guess I can't get a token?

Whitelist users[edit]

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)