Feature summary I would like an option to dismiss the block prompt (which would add a cookie to their browser which would communicate to the wiki not to display it), I don't want to see the YOU ARE BLOCKED FROM EDITING WIKIPEDIA!!! message every time I try to access the source of a page.
I would like IP users to have an option to disable the block prompt (using a cookie), I don't want to see the YOU ARE BLOCKED FROM EDITING WIKIPEDIA!!! message every time I try to access the source of a page.
Adding cookies to make IP users identifiable across IPs does not sound like a good idea when it comes to privacy.
IP users could create an account and add CSS to their Special:MyPage/common.css. Or use whatever browser add-ons they like to locally manipulate content.
I don't mean a tracking cookie, I mean a local cookie that disables the prompt.
@Ilovemydoodle2: What is the technical difference between a "local cookie" and a "tracking cookie"? All and any of your cookies are local? Without reading your cookie, how would a non-local website be supposed to know that you had a cookie to define that the non-local website should not display something?
To go further and away from just blocks, my understanding of how IP hiding is going to work is that everyone would have some kind of throwaway account created every time they edit (or open a wiki, no idea at what point it will occur) which will be cookie based. This makes it potentially possible for those accounts to have some preferences, and accordingly this task is potentially actionable.
To go even further, I think mobile users already do have some preferences even when not logged in (although there recently was a regression because of which those weren't shown, not sure if it was fixed yet).