Grants:IdeaLab/Treat off-wiki harassment more seriously

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Treat off-wiki harassment more seriously
A spammer that I blocked posting external links on Wikipedia ended up creating a harassment website under a URL titled after my real name; Wikipedia functionaries and WMF legal washed their hands.
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created on02:53, 3 June 2016 (UTC)


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  • This is incredibly important -- I'm on board and happy to help brainstorm ideas. Kumarhk (talk) 14:09, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Yep. WMF is more than happy to take our contributions but won't protect us off wiki, which needs to change. Chris Troutman (talk) 21:05, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
  • yep we had an editor outed off wiki. we need some enforcement of ToU, and routine legal protection of harassed editors. Slowking4 (talk) 00:44, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, this is a problem. There are rumors that some people are able to get help, but no one knows the path, maybe you need to be one of the power players. Similar proposal here: Grants:IdeaLab/Better Police LiaisonNeotarf (talk) 00:54, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support. This is incredibly important. I understand that they can't protect us from everything, but some support would be nice - I've heard some horrific stories about people who received a large amount of harassment off WP for things that happened on WP. I think that some activity by the WMF would potentially help deter people from off WP harassment, since some of it likely happens because they don't think that WP will do anything about it. Tokyogirl79 (talk) 04:10, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - routine legal protection of editors may not be routine, but it should be. Smallbones (talk) 04:19, 10 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - This seems like a huge loophole in the current system, although I'm not sure what the best way to address it would be. Kaldari (talk) 18:43, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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