As part of the AdminTools project, it was identified that allowing centralized AbuseFilter rules would significantly reduce the workload for stewards.
Code for this was put into AbuseFilter in Id69a9d603f9679f838e8691c651a3e9d8461b422, and is enabled on an individual wiki with a config option. Only users with the abusefilter-modify-global permission can create filters that will be applied globally.
In order to deploy this we will:
- Configure a small set of wikis (test, test2, and mediawiki.org) to use rules from meta, to verify that there is no significant performance impact.
- Give Stewards the abusefilter-modify-global
- Deploy to further wikis
- Small wikis
- Medium wikis
- Large wikis (blocked by T45761: Allow local disabling of global AbuseFilters)