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After global blocking, user is sent to http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php (instead send user to Special:GlobalBlock/<blocked IP>)
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Author: mike.lifeguard+bugs

Description:
Hello, normally with blocking, one is sent to something like http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Block&action=success&ip=127.0.0.1 however for globalblocking, you are sent to http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php, which is the main page. Please use a query string for the success (or failure?) message like local blocking.


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Severity: enhancement

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bz20546

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:56 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz20546.

It is just without a query string, but the page provides info still.

Hazard-SJ, do you mean that this report is invalid or "works for me"?

I'm only saying that although the user may be sent to http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php, the relevant details are still present. I would like to see a "nicer" URL for that, however, so though this isn't a major problem, it would be good to have it "fixed".

There is a suggestion in bug 36834 to exit to Special:GlobalBlock/$ip.

Basically if you have a series of blocks to do, having to back out of a dead end page is a PITA. Some variation of the form page is highly desirable, be it a blank form, or the form with the last block action. Can I say that I know that it is a low traffic page as it is only stewards, we are deserving of the occasional hug <small violin plays in background>

  • Bug 36834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Chris or James: is there a way to get this bug prioritized a bit? It's a nasty workflow issue for stewards and this bug is getting old. It should fairly easy to fix the behavior here.

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/59751 (Gerrit Change I95e2bc2e00244333fb553aba0703e113f7a38518)

Change 59751 merged by jenkins-bot:
Set the GlobalBlock form to submit to the special page

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/59751

This is now fixed - thanks, Alex!

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