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Prevent creation of empty TimedText by anonymous IPs on Commons
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Recently we get a lot of empty TimedTexts with no content at all created by IPs. As far as I can see there is no reason to create empty TimedText pages and this should be prevented (at least for IPs)


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Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:41 AM
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McZusatz created this task.Sep 1 2014, 12:54 PM

Who's "we"? :) Any public logs available that expose this behavior?

Another 3 in 24h:

3 September 2014

(diff | hist) . . N TimedText:President Obama Makes a Statement on Iraq - 080714.ogg.ru.srt‎; 09:27 . . (0)‎ . . ‎188.186.121.191 (talk)‎ (Created blank page)

2 September 2014

(diff | hist) . . N TimedText:March of the Volunteers instrumental.ogg.pt-br.srt‎; 22:34 . . (0)‎ . . ‎179.192.181.236 (talk)‎ (Created blank page)
(diff | hist) . . N TimedText:Marcha Real-Royal March by US Navy Band.ogg.en.srt‎; 16:12 . . (0)‎ . . ‎50.177.186.134 (talk)‎ (Created blank page)
Gilles triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 24 2014, 2:02 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:09 PM
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TheDJ moved this task from Backlog to TimedText on the TimedMediaHandler board.Oct 21 2015, 7:58 PM

It see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:AbuseFilter/103 created by @Rillke which prevents this.
Is that not sufficient?

Gilles removed a subscriber: Gilles.May 17 2016, 8:38 AM
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This is a site configuration request, not general.

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Prevent creation of empty TimedText by anonymous IPs to Prevent creation of empty TimedText by anonymous IPs on Commons.Jun 6 2019, 9:52 PM
TheDJ added a subscriber: TheDJ.Jun 7 2019, 6:00 AM

There is an abusefilter... and i think this kind of abuse is exactly what we have abusefilter for... Dont think any further action is required really.

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Declined.Jun 7 2019, 3:43 PM

WFM.