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revoking read permission when violation Terms of UseEdit

when somebody violates project's or meta's policies, they get tecnically blocked (canot edit). my proposal is to add tecnical bans, witch under violation Terms of Use revoke users' read privileges. 19:53, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

  • @ Why? I don't want everyone vandalizing our projects but I do want everyone to be able to read them. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:44, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
  • We try to be as least restrictive as possible, blocking someone from using an account or making edits is because it is disruptive to others. As far as reading goes, their reading is not disruptive (and they could just log out to read anyway). — xaosflux Talk 02:01, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Possible to see which address uses my Wikipedia login?Edit

In seeing someone attempting to use my Wikipedia login, I would like to know which IP address the attempt came from. Is this possible with the current user access?

--Vectrexer (talk) 01:21, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

@Vectrexer: that type of information is not available at this time. We are looking in to it for the future, you can follow this task for updates: phab:T174388. — xaosflux Talk 01:59, 8 May 2018 (UTC)


My apology when I am at the wrong place but I am looking for info about SecurePoll. I have asked a question here Talk:SecurePoll but there is no response (yet). What is the best place to get more info about the use of SecurePoll on other Wikipedias? The Banner (talk) 12:32, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Maybe at mw:Extension:SecurePoll, where you can find the technical details of the extension. I see some replies already at Talk:SecurePoll. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:23, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 January 2019Edit

  Not done (Very large Duplicated ER removed, was already declined in the proper forum, MediaWiki talk:Autoblockedtext). — xaosflux Talk 15:48, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: Why. I should post this on Meta:Babel, but due of semi-protection only autoconfirmed users can edit it. I demanded updates in MediaWiki:Autoblockedtext. :( 2A02:2F01:620F:3D00:C899:2702:F8B1:3E6E 15:54, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

2A02:2F01:620F:3D00:C899:2702:F8B1:3E6E 15:40, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

It was being vandalized, I've unprotected the page if you would like to start a discussion. — xaosflux Talk 15:49, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:. This pattern of unclear EPs have been happening all around meta for today. I feel something is weird somewhere. --Cohaf (talk) 15:51, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Proposing a new OAuth consumer denied, though I am a confirmed userEdit

I'm trying to create a new OAuth consumer for an app targeted at an editing team, but when I visit the propose special I get the message:


You do not have permission to propose new OAuth consumers, for the following reason:

The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Autoconfirmed users, Confirmed users.

I have long been confirmed on en.wikipedia; on meta I have confirmed my e-mail address, and even removed, re-added, and re-confirmed it in case something was in a halfway state, but to no avail. Can anybody suggest a way forward? Thanks!

Poorlyglot (talk) 20:15, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

@Poorlyglot: you are not autoconfirmed here as you are short on the edit count.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:11, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: thanks for the tip. I'm new on Meta and haven't found any documentation of what the edit count threshold is here, but I will do more edits and see if that helps. — Poorlyglot (talk) 16:16, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Edit count is 5. Cheers.--Cohaf (talk) 16:18, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Poorlyglot:   Comment It is reasonably recent change. I did go to add it to Meta:autoconfirmed users however that is a redirect. So I looked at the target page and that was problematic to edit, especially as it is a more generic wikimedia page. I have suggested changes at Talk:Registered user‎‎, though still thinking about removing the redirect and building a short page. In my suggested text change there is a link to the config file that shows the counts for all wikis (though that may be too geeky).  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:21, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
And we need to review User groups at the same time, which also couldn't be simply updated.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:30, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: @Cohaf: thanks for the assistance. I made the required edits and am now allowed to propose consumers.
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