Wiktionary talk:Abuse reports
- Originally at Wiktionary talk:Blocking policy
re: CSU/Primetime block letter
Personally I don't agree with the line "We simply cannot allow an institution that encourages massive plagiarism to contribute to our efforts at this time." Actually, I do agree with that line, I don't agree with the characterization that CSU euncourages plagarism, and I think that this is needlessly inflamatory. Our goal with this and these types of notices should be informative, they should be invitations to cooperate rather than reprimands. I would chose something more alont the lines of "We would appreciate your assistance in curtailing this particular person's activities, we would like to resolve this situation as soon as possible so normal usage can resume for the rest of your clients currently inconvenienced by the block." (Okay, the writing sucks, but that is closer to what I think we should be saying). - TheDaveRoss 20:56, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
- Ouch. I wish you have made this comment before it was sent. I took the same template from last time, but must've been in a bad mood or something (due to Primetime perhaps?) when I added that last blurb.
- It would still be nice to have proper boilerplate letters for these. Getting bits and pieces from the Wikipedia letters isn't quite adequate, apparently.
- I was told the abuse letters have to say certain things: Who did the abuse, links to those abuses (as much as possible), What Wiktionary (sysops) did in response, and how long those actions will remain in place if no corrective action is taken (by that network.)
- Any prose you all would care to generate, I'd appreciate. I'd also appreciate others sending the occasional abuse report, for smaller offenders, too. --Connel MacKenzie T C 04:43, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
I will start a boilerplate mailing so that future mailings of this sort have some basis to work on, please ammend and comment as you see fit. - TheDaveRoss 05:04, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
To: abuse@ISP Subj: IP Abuse report: IP Addresses in question; date or dates of abuse. To the relevant personal of ISP; We at the *English Wiktionary*, a subsidiary project of the *Wikimedia foundation* are writing to inform you of certain specific activities perpetrated by one or more of your clients or other persons accessing Wiktionary through IP adresses registered to ISP (as listed below). We have taken such action as we have deemed necessary to stem the immediate activities (as described below), and would appreciate your assistance in preventing future occurances of such actions, which result in inevitable inconveniences for both the Wiktionary community and the remainder of your clients. Please feel free to reply to me at this email address (which can be confirmed on my *userpage at Wiktionary* [via the email user button]), or at my *user talk page* (this option will allow for communication to the community at large). We thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance in this matter, and hope we can resolve this quickly and to the satisfaction of all involved parties. Sending Sysop http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/User:Sending_Sysop IP Abuse report: The following IPs under your responsibility engaged in vandalism to http://en.wiktionary.org on DATE and TIME: * IPS Their activities were... Their activities took place on these pages... The links below are to some of the edit history on the site, showing the exact times of the vandalism and diffs of the vandalism committed. History is not displayed for entries that have simply been deleted. PAGES... Action taken: The immediate action was to block the specific IP addresses, but due to persistant activities on the part of the vandals we blocked IP RANGE.
Block Letters for Users to Use
It's neato we have time to send block letters to admins. However, I think we should also draft a block letter that pissed off blocked users can send to their admins. I can't imagine too many IP admins giving a hoot what some website operator (and that's all we are) has to say about what their users do on our website. They're too busy with software updates, hackers, spam, spyware, etc. On the other hand, if an IP admin's own users start flooding him/her with well worded e-mails about being denied full access due to misbehavior originating from an IP under their control, then they might do something about it. In order to mobilize these users, we need to 1) define a block, 2) explain the reason for the block, 3) encourage blocked users to take action, 4) provide a template for them to use, and 5) give them the necessary contact information. Such a template might look something like this:
- Dear user of shared IP address 999.999.999.999,
- The administrators regret that the vandalism of one of the users of your IP address has caused the need for us to block editing access to our website. We do this to protect the integrity of our global project. We greatly appreciate the constructive contributions made by our users. However, one (or more) of the users of this IP address has caused us so many problems on so many occasions that our only option remaining is to block all edits from your shared IP address. We have attempted to contact your system's administrators to help resolve these problems. However you can help, too. Please consider sending the following e-mail to: admin@yourIP.
- To: IP Admin
- Dear Sir/Madam,
- I am a user of IP address 999.999.999.999, an address under your control. I am also a contributor to Wictionary.org, an online, global dictionary and collaborative project. Due to the inappropriate actions of other users of this shared IP address, I have been barred from contributing to this project. This access is important to me, and I must insist that you take all action necessary to cooperate with the administrators at Wictionary to prevent abuse originating from our IP address. Such abuse disrupts the valuable work underway at the Wictionary.org website, my work, and makes our organization look bad in the public eye. IP addresses are not anonymous, and the disruptive actions of even one of your users reflect badly on our organization. Similar abuse originating from other organizations has made national news in the past, and that is one more problem I am sure you do not need. More importantly to me, I need my access restored. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about abuse originating from our IP and what you can do about it.
This information should go on the talk page for any IP address with a block longer than one day. We already know the power of our volunteers to create a world-class, shared resource. Let's harness this same power to help solve the vandalism problem. Rklawton 12:29, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
- WiKtionary. :-) — Vildricianus 12:40, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
- You'd think I might notice that right there on my screen - or at least look it up in my diktionary. Rklawton 17:45, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Shouldn't the boiler template contain a place for an inline log of the vandalism (a contribution log containing the exact time with appropriate timestamp) considering that many ISPs will discard abuse reports that don't contain a log INLINE (example: Road Runner)? 18.104.22.168 22:29, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Please block, 28 December 2008
Thank you for blocking. 22.214.171.124 05:21, 29 December 2010 (UTC)