Publicly log account bans made using the phab-ban tool
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Publicly log account disable actions taken using the https://tools.wmflabs.org/phab-ban/ tool.

These actions are logged by Phabricator at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/people/logs/, but that log is only available to phabricator administrators.

Requested by @MarcoAurelio.

bd808 created this task.Jul 31 2018, 10:32 PM
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Logging could be done in a few ways:

  • The tool could keep track in a ToolsDB table and provide an interface to display the data
  • The tool could add a comment to a phabricator task designated for tracking these actions
  • The tool could create and resolve a task tagged with the acl*userdisable project

The second option would be technically easiest to implement, but would not provide any search features beyond ctrl+F in-page searching. The 3rd option is close to as easy as the first and would allow more search features. Both the second and third options would allow people who were interested to receive email notifications of actions via built-in phabricator features.

The tool could add a comment to a phabricator task designated for tracking these actions

Wikipedia managed that way for years. ;) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Block_log

I think that would be enough.

Option 1 looks good. If too much work, what about a page on Wikitech, the same way the Server Admin Logs work? A never-to-be-closed task is something I don't really like to be honest. Thanks.

bd808 added a comment.Aug 1 2018, 11:51 PM

Option 1 looks good. If too much work, what about a page on Wikitech, the same way the Server Admin Logs work?

Yeah, that's possible. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tool:Phab-ban/Log would probably be a good place to put it.

revi added a subscriber: revi.Aug 8 2018, 7:34 PM

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-releng) [2018-09-16T16:26:23Z] <Hauskatze> phabricator: Account https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/Ponani/ disabled by me due to vandalism | T200856