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Enable by default ability to edit own talkpage while blocked globally on all existing and future Wikimedia project wikis
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 11:36 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz28288.

Honestly, given that we now have a nice interface in the block page where admins can select "allow this user to edit talk page (yes/no)". Perhaps we should kill this setting altogether.

pdhanda wrote:

I'll set this to be true by default for now and remove this option in trunk if noone complains about it.

pdhanda wrote:

Right now itwiki is the only one where it is not enabled. Completely removing this option may need a little discussion.

'wgBlockAllowsUTEdit' => array(

'default' => true, //
'itwiki' => false, //requested by Brownout on #wikimedia-tech and


This has been set to true for all present and future wikis so resolving FIXED. Whether or not to remove the option entirely is a MediaWiki question and can be filed as a separate bug.