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Allow admins to make specific pages editable by all blocked users or IPs
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Description

Feature summary (what you would like to be able to do and where): Allow admins to make specific pages editable by all blocked users or IPs, this would include the following options:

  1. User only - if set, this would allow the page to be editable by blocked users but not blocked IPs.
  2. IP only - reverse of previous option.
  3. Temporary only - this would only allow users/IPs that are blocked temporarily and not permanantly.

If the blocked user abuses this feature, it can be disabled for them.

Use case(s) (list the steps that you performed to discover that problem, and describe the actual underlying problem which you want to solve. Do not describe only a solution): Discussion pages/noticeboards relating to:

  • Blocks.
  • Questions related to a block.
  • Appeals.
  • Asking the original administrator(s) for more information, clarification, or explanation.

Benefits (why should this be implemented?): See above.

Event Timeline

Ilovemydoodle2 renamed this task from Allow admins create pages that blocked users can edit to Allow admins to make a page editable by blocked users or IPs.Jul 12 2022, 8:55 AM
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Peachey88 added a subscriber: Peachey88.

Has this been requested anywhere in any of the communities, it also sounds like it is approaching the partial blocks area?

To me, all the listed examples are why blocked users can still edit their user talk page (unless the block is set with the ability disabled)

That's already possible. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Blocking_users . Feel free to bring up questions in a support forum. Thanks.

That's already possible. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Blocking_users . Feel free to bring up questions in a support forum. Thanks.

@Aklapper I don’t mean a partial block, I mean that all blocked users could edit these pages.

Aklapper renamed this task from Allow admins to make a page editable by blocked users or IPs to Allow admins to make a specific page editable by all blocked users or IPs.Jul 12 2022, 10:23 AM
Aklapper closed this task as Declined.

@Aklapper Could you please provide a reason for declining?

Ilovemydoodle2 renamed this task from Allow admins to make a specific page editable by all blocked users or IPs to Allow admins to make specific pages editable by all blocked users or IPs.Jul 12 2022, 10:27 AM
Ilovemydoodle2 updated the task description. (Show Details)

@Aklapper What in particular are you referring to? (I am not trying to bother you, just genuinely confused)

Additional code complexity and maintenance costs for years to come for very unclear gain. Please see also Peachey88's comment.

Additional code complexity and maintenance costs for years to come for very unclear gain. Please see also Peachey88's comment.

Could you start a discussion on meta?

No because I don't want and don't care about this feature

No because I don't want and don't care about this feature

Okay, I created an RfC for this.

Please always provide links as references for statements, for any statements. Thanks.

Again: Please do not change the task status. See T312835#8072415.