CheckUser tool is inaccessible while partial-blocked
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Description

Problem

This was tested on the beta environment on November 1, 2018.

Defect: On the beta environment, if a CheckUser is partially blocked they cannot use the CheckUser tool on the wiki.


Expected behaviour

  • If a CheckUser is partially blocked from a page they should be still allowed to use the CheckUser tool.

Actual behaviour
An error message detailing the partial block is shown instead.

jrbs created this task.Nov 1 2018, 3:55 PM
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TBolliger moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Anti-Harassment board.Nov 1 2018, 3:59 PM

If a user needs to be blocked, does it really merit the amount of trust that is needed for holding the CheckUser privilege?

jrbs removed TBolliger as the assignee of this task.Nov 1 2018, 4:01 PM
jrbs added a subscriber: TBolliger.

If a user needs to be blocked, does it really merit the amount of trust that is needed for holding the CheckUser privilege?

While this is a fair comment from a social point of view :) it IMO does not affect the validity of this bug. It's still not functioning as it should.

If a user needs to be blocked, does it really merit the amount of trust that is needed for holding the CheckUser privilege?

Arguable for sure but a decision for the local community, the idea of partial blocks is that they would have the flexibility to say "you can't edit that page/those pages but you can do everything else" and so other actions (including admin actions) should still work especially not involving that page.

Jalexander updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 1 2018, 4:04 PM
TBolliger triaged this task as Normal priority.

Change 473730 had a related patch set uploaded (by Melos; owner: Melos):
[mediawiki/extensions/CheckUser@master] Make Special:CheckUser accessible with partial block

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/473730

Change 473730 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/CheckUser@master] Make Special:CheckUser accessible with partial block

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/473730

Melos claimed this task.Thu, Nov 15, 5:14 PM
Melos closed this task as Resolved.