The stewards on Meta-Wiki are issuing thousands of global blocks on some days. For example, so far today over 41,000 global blocks have been issued. Many of these blocks are for a short period of time such as 24 hours.
The purpose of this task is to answer a few questions.
Is issuing thousands of global blocks per day now an accepted standard practice?
Should stewards on Meta-Wiki be making thousands of automated global blocks per day?
Is the Wikimedia operations team okay with this practice?
Should these blocks be handled by smarter software?