Proposal talk:Unblock formerly open IP addresses

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Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 01:13, 4 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Why is this here?

This is a decision your project should be making and seems to have nothing to do with wider strategy initiatives. Thanks Mike.lifeguard | @meta 04:52, 9 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

If every project isn't having the same issue with open proxies it would surprise me. I don't know what proportion of the worlds IP addresses are unnecessarily blocked because they were once open proxies, but unless we set up a process to unblock them when they cease to be open we will lose an ever growing number of potential editors. WereSpielChequers 10:12, 9 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
When you think that the current approach is the only approach, then yes, this proposal should not be here. Given that many people in for instance Thailand do not have a fixed IP address and are routinely blocked alternate methods are very much wanted. Authentication through OpenID would be one way of dealing with this. Thanks GerardM 11:34, 9 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Good point, in that case we need to broaden the proposal to review how we handle open proxies, in order to minimise our blocking of such IPs to the minimum needed per project. Always remembering that our aim is for this to be the encyclopaedia that anyone can edit. WereSpielChequers 11:06, 16 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]