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Should be possible to disable an account with an expiry time
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For example, Saenger's account is disabled because of Phabricator etiquette. In WMF wikis, users will seldom be blocked indefinitely in such situation. Probably we may allow a limited block in Phabricator.

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Is this a technical request (Phabricator's code functionality should allow deactivating accounts and offer some field to define a time value)?

Or is this a social request (agree on some rules when to disable an account for how long)?
For the later, as I wrote in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User_talk:AKlapper_%28WMF%29#Bitte_um_Entsperrung_beim_Phabricator (in German), I would recommend to start and lead such a discussion on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Bug_management/Phabricator_etiquette as that requires community input.
Could you imagine doing that?

If community agree we can make a local hack before Phabricator allow admins to do this. We can create a page with list of temporary blocked user in MediaWiki.org and unblock users whose block are expired. This is similar to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Permissions/Approved_temporary, where T12493: Setting a temporary usergroup (allow expiry of user rights via Special:UserRights form) is not resolved.

However ideally Phabricator's code functionality should allow deactivating accounts for a limited period. This should be reported upstream.

However ideally Phabricator's code functionality should allow deactivating accounts for a limited period. This should be reported upstream.

Actually, this sounds as a use case very specific to Wikimedia, and I would not report anything until we know whether this is a real problem or not.

We can create a page with list of temporary blocked user in MediaWiki.org and unblock users whose block are expired.

(Both technically and socially speaking) "temporary blocked users" do not exist currently, so the first step would be to agree when a "temporary" block should be in place. See my previous comment.

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