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Avoid exposure of user IP addresses (tracking)
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https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Exposure_of_user_IP_addresses

Putting together an outline of what we do currently, its advantages and disadvantages, and brainstorming (yet again) possible alternative approaches for comparison.

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MZMcBride raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
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MZMcBride added a project: TechCom-RFC.
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Tagging this as "draft" for now, assigning to MZMcBride for lack of better knowledge.

That's probably fine. I only filed a task because I felt pressured to by https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/RFC, but really the wiki page is where the meat is here. This issue keeps coming up, so we need a clear outline of the current technical decisions so that we can better discuss and assess alternatives, in my opinion.

TechCom views this as needing to be a product and movement decision first. Needs resourcing and some kind of rough consensus then we can weigh in.

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