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Software should allow different lengths of block and block account creation
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Author: g

I work as a teacher and have some pupils who vandalizes and some who contributes. Therefore the schools ip-address needs to be blocked and as some who vandalizes when they get blocked simply creates an account and continues, the account creation must also then be blocked. Those who contributes will very rarely create their accounts elsewhere and later make their edits and therefor account creation should be allowed.
However, as the threshold to vandalize is higher if you need to create an account first few would do that and a simple solution would be to have a short total block and a longer block of the ip-number but then account creation should be allowed.
There is no easy solution to this as a sysop needs to change the block after a certain time. Therefor I request that it should be possible to let the system be configured to automatically block account creation for some time and then a total account creation block would very rarely be necessary.

Version: 1.23.0
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 22 2014, 2:55 AM
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Note, if you just want your school's IP block to be softened to an anons only block and let registered users through, that's handled by the Wikipedians, which is a separate group from the developers. (See for how to appeal a block ). I believe its common practise to have school IPs require account creation, but not be totally blocked.

The have a block that is initially a hard block, and then automatically soften to a softer block is something not currently possible, and sounds like a valid feature request.

TBolliger renamed this task from Different lengths of block and block account creation to Software should allow different lengths of block and block account creation.Jan 12 2018, 11:06 PM
Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:14 AM
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