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Allow admins to create multiple blocks for the same target
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Description

Description
We want to be able to overlap blocks on the same target with different parameters. Currently we are limited to one block per target with the exception of autoblocks on IPs (2 blocks for IPs if one is an autoblock). With this change there will not be any limitations on how many blocks a target can have. PS: we should have a hard limit, we don't want 300 blocks for the same target.

TODO
Define hard limit on how many blocks per target we should allow

User Story
As an Admin of the wikis, I want to be able to create more than one block for one target.

Benefits (why should this be implemented?):
Admins will be able to overlap blocks with different restrictions and expiration dates

Details for QA:
Admins should be able to create multiple blocks on the same target via Special:Block

Related Conversations:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Wishlist_Survey_2023/Multiblocks

Event Timeline

Suggestion: "As an admin of the wikis, I want to be able to create new sitewide or partial blocks and state the reason for the block based on observed behaviour, even if a block for the target already exists."

dmaza renamed this task from Create new Multiblock to Allow admins to create multiple blocks for the same target.Nov 8 2023, 6:47 PM
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Here is an interactive Figma prototype of the macro user flow I propose for when an Admin wants to investigate the active/past blocks on a target. This prototype is a first draft.