User talk:Gwern

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Revision as of 04:23, 22 November 2011 by Vladimir Nesov (talk | contribs) (disable autoblock when blocking spam)
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Re: IP blocking. I encountered this problem before, and since it's not clear that IP blocking does any good, I think it's better to just avoid blocking by IP. To do that, uncheck the second checkbox when blocking a spammer. ("Automatically block the last IP address used by this user, and any subsequent IP addresses they try to edit from") --Vladimir Nesov 20:25, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Gwern, please don't forget to disable autoblock when blocking spammers. I see MinibearRex and arundelo got blocked, and a few days ago I checked, and turned out my IP was blocked too! Autoblock doesn't seem to help with actual spam, but manages to cause inconvenience to the few users we have. --Vladimir Nesov 17:23, 21 November 2011 (UTC)