Jun 28 2022
May 3 2022
Queries sometimes get stuck (T307263), and the Stop button (with the double click trick) seems to be the only workaround. So removing the Stop button altogether does not seem to be the best move?
Apr 24 2022
I have assisted some users affected by proxy rangeblocks where they cited a message about a given range, and they would swear their current IP as shown in whatismyip.com was in a different range. I used to think they were somehow wrong, but I guess they could have been affected by this issue. Quantifying the issue would require help from CUs or SREs though...
Apr 23 2022
As a workaround, you can use BlockAround to calculate the required blocks to block a range except one IP.
Oct 28 2021
Oct 20 2021
My previous comment might have not been accurate. Some comments at meta suggest that Private Relay egress ranges could be not exclusively used by Private Relay. We'd need to confirm if that's the case or not.
To what extent could we specify that a message only be shown to people who are accessing Wikipedia through an IP proxy that is known to be blocked and associated with Apple's iCloud Private Relay Service?
Oct 17 2021
Thanks for the update @AntiCompositeNumber. I have posted some thoughts at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Apple_iCloud_Private_Relay
but before this is announced more widely, I think it should be improved. For example, it should talk about affected editors, not blocked editors. No editor is blocked here, they are affected by an IP block under some circumstances, and there are many ways for them to continue editing (some have been discussed above in this ticket).
Sep 6 2021
@Mess Workaround for stuck queries:
- Click Stop
- The button turns into Start query button for a fraction of second, before the alert error is shown, just click it before the error shows up.
Sep 3 2021
I'm experiencing the same issue with enwiki_p. I have one job stuck in "running", another stuck in "queued", and stop button gives error 500 for both of them.
May 24 2021
You should look at Spur. We are using it at the WikiProject on open proxies with very good results. I have independently verified its accuracy for many cases, and it is far superior to every option that has been mentioned in previous discussions.
Apr 28 2020
Apr 19 2020
A less intrusive alternative could be adding a new (optional) parameter to the extended image syntax to force a file to be sourced locally or from Commons.