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Create block log entries on HideUser blocks
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Description

When an oversighter HideUser-blocks a user accidentially, it's impossible to restore the visibility of the log entry regarding the block action now as it's in the suppress log page. To make it public, one have to unblock and reblock the user. It may be possible to create a suppressed block log entry on block too, and it can be unhidden when needed.


Version: 1.21.x
Severity: normal

Details

Reference
bz45064

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 1:32 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz45064.
liangent created this task.Feb 16 2013, 4:20 AM

Change-Id: I0d5e20a91636952811dcc3b953e89780e0742c56

Patch in Gerrit needs review...

Change 49234 had a related patch set uploaded by Siebrand:
(bug 45064) Create block log entries on HideUser blocks too

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/49234

Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from High to Normal.Sep 1 2015, 12:15 PM
Aklapper added a subscriber: Aklapper.

@liangent: Still working on this (as you are set as assignee), or should this be unassigned?

liangent set Security to None.

No time to work on it right now but I guess it might be easy for a GCI task?

Liuxinyu970226 added a subscriber: Liuxinyu970226.EditedJan 23 2016, 1:28 AM

No time to work on it right now but I guess it might be easy for a GCI task?

No GCI mentors for this as of now, decline?

Restricted Application added a subscriber: JEumerus. · View Herald TranscriptJan 23 2016, 1:28 AM

Adding a suppressed entry in the public block log looks kinda useless to me... The whole point of hideuser is to remove an user from public view without leaving a trace. I fail to see the usefulness of this, specially when the block form now sends to a warning when you're about to block an user with hideuser. Suggest decline.

Stuff being unable to be unhidden sounds like a legitimate bug to me. Decline request declined?

Stuff being unable to be unhidden sounds like a legitimate bug to me. Decline request declined?

I don't think he refers to that. If I block an account with hideuser, no public block log entry is created -obviously-. What if later I notice that I applied hideuser in error? The solution is simple: change the block settings or unblock and reblock. This is the same as in T31216. Creating entries in the logs no one can see looks useless for me. Best regards.

Restricted Application added a subscriber: TerraCodes. · View Herald TranscriptMay 8 2016, 8:34 AM
Liuxinyu970226 changed the task status from Open to Stalled.EditedJul 14 2016, 8:27 AM
Liuxinyu970226 removed a project: good first bug.

Unfortunately as per above, even if possible it won't be easy, and still lack supports from SWAT