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Abuse Filter for File Uploads

We're having problems with copyrighted media files being uploaded by users who are not participating or intending to participate at Wikiversity. See phab:T129845 for background information. I'd like to implement an abuse filter that would prevent file uploads by new users. The way new users are recognized by an abuse filter, this would prevent file uploads by anonymous IP users, and would prevent users who have fewer than a given number of edits from uploading files. Is there support for such a filter, or are there any objections? -- Dave Braunschweig ( discusscontribs) 01:14, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

I personally would want this to be considered later, not now, as it has only been two users (most likely of the same user). - Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:01, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Six user accounts, 21 files over the last five days. See [1]. My concern is not just the effort, but the storage. These files are anywhere from 1 to 10 MB. Deleting the file doesn't remove it from the database. It just hides it. Dave Braunschweig ( discusscontribs) 02:31, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
@ Dave Braunschweig: For what it's worth, you can get an Oversighter to delete them permanently--we don't have one here but a Steward could do it. Also, the problem of hosting another ~40 MB of files on these servers is really nothing. — koavf)TCM 07:24, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
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