- User Since
- Sep 16 2015, 6:30 AM (402 w, 2 d)
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- Wojciech Pędzich [ Global Accounts ]
May 17 2021
Oct 11 2017
@Dereckson - please note this limit would only be set for non-autoconfirmed users, of which WIkinger is a perfect example. Legitimate users, with at least autoconfirmed status, would not be affected, and Wikinger's accounts, thanking multiple times, have no edits, and are blocked before they can even reach the AC status.
Oct 10 2017
The user in question is not using a fixed landline anymore, since Orange has evacuated his contract. He is running off open proxies and prepaid SIM cards. Believe me, we've tried to stop him. For seven years or so - including contacting law enforcement, and such suggestions lead us absolutely nowhere (no offense meant). Harrassment at the WMF knows about it, I've talked to them recently. Yes, we've tried a number of things, let me repeat myself.
Aug 24 2017
it does seem to have pacified Wikinger's thank activity and there are no negative comments from fresh users who are unable to thank for edits more than they ought to. Also, the active userforce has welcomed the limitation, so if no one objects, I would leave the limitation in place.
Jul 18 2017
It is getting the job done, and personally (also seeing the reaction of plwiki admins) I would not revert this, as Wikinger is likely to pick up on this soon enough. Besides, three thanks a day seems a reasonable number generally...
Jul 1 2017
Doesn't seem to work (yet?) since a test account, freshly created, no edits, was able to thank 6+ times already, see
Jun 30 2017
I do not want to put pressure on things, but having the change deployed earlier will make much sense, especially that I have just been thanked 80+ times, I think, in the last 24 hours. So, resources permitting, the community would really appreciate a swift implementation.
Highly appreciated. We've been facing various Wikinger-activity, of which thanking users profusely for random edits is one annoying thing. I do not think this will negatively impact any other new user activity, so please proceed with implementing. Wednesday will be fine I suppose.