Proposed in Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016. Received 39 support votes, and ranked #34 out of 265 proposals. View full proposal with discussion and votes here.
Currently, Oversighters have the ability, when blocking a user, to hide the existence of the user from anyone without oversight-level permission - including their block log, creation log, the entry on Special:ListUsers and Special:BlockList. Admins should have the right to do the same for admin-level hiding.
Who would benefit
Admins who find usernames which are bad enough to need redacting.
Allow an option in the block user page to allow admins to hide the user, similar to what oversighters have.
Time, expertise and skills required
- e.g. Hackathon, GSOC, Outreachy, etc.