Yeah, that checkbox can cause headaches during QA.
Good to know about the asterisk. I'd agree with your assessment — acknowledge it here but don't change anything.
We can treat these all as one Phab task, or 4. If there are no strong opinions now, we can decide at Estimation.
My fingers must be getting slow in my middle-age... 🐢
Fri, Jan 18
Thank you, Alex. We'll have to explore more options in T213875: Explore alternatives to browser fingerprinting for anti-abuse efforts
Let's just stick with the default, MediaWiki:Blanknamespace. On ENWP it has been customized to (Article), and it's what Recent Changes and Watchlist use:
Ed also reported something that I could not personally reproduce on The Good Place:
Thu, Jan 17
This is a large project not within the scope of the Anti-Harassment team at this time.
Wed, Jan 16
IF this prioritized by the board, whoever is tasked with executing this project will need a way to test their tactic before investing in building it. This might even be the next step of the research for the board: to create some prototypes on specified use cases.
I would think this is should be 'Editing' checkbox AND 'Sitewide' radio button... not 'or'.
Tue, Jan 15
Thank you for the comment and link, @Legoktm. "Device blocking" comes from the WMF Board, the tactic of browser fingerprinting comes from my research to date.
I'd like to channel the energy from this ticket into a similar discussion: T213875: Explore alternatives to browser fingerprinting for anti-abuse efforts
Please let me know if this becomes more urgent to tackle.
Mon, Jan 14
From a Dayllan email:
Please let me know if this becomes more urgent or unblocks/speeds-up any roadmap work.
I'll check with @JBennett if the limit of 10 is indeed intended for bot accounts.
Fri, Jan 11
That list looks comprehensive to me. Block modifications will be a catchall of all changes for partial blocks when they're introduced.
Thank you MarcoAurelio.
Thu, Jan 10
@Aklapper @Bawolff @Legoktm @chasemp @bd808 — Thank you for the context, background info, suggestions, and concerns. Information and points-of-view like this are extremely helpful to us as we prepare our proposal for the Board. I share most of the same concerns with you all about this — effectiveness vs. risk, shelf life, privacy issues, etc. — and our proposal will include an honest and realistic risk assessment.