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User blocks are not removed when merging and deleting users
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When a blocked user is merged into another account and deleted, the block stays in the ipblocks table with the original ipb_user value. This violates the foreign key (to user.user_id) constraint (which is not enforced when using the MySQL backend). This leads to inconsistent state - the block should be removed when the blocked user is deleted.

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We have UserMerge 1.10.1 (3517022).

The case where we observed this was merging into User:Anonymous (user_id=0) and deleting the original user.