Flag to mark accounts locked/hidden (aka remove/delete user)
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Author: linuxbeak

Description:
This has been toyed around with in the past, but I would like to get something
solid rolling. All one needs to do is look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Listusers to see that it is completely
useless. I am requesting a flag that bureaucrats can assign to banned or test
accounts (similar to the bot flag). The effects of such a flag are the following:

1.) Hides the account name from Special:Listusers (this is arguably the most
important)
2.) Prevents anyone from logging in to the account (effectively locking the
account out)

Thanks for looking,

[[en:User:Linuxbeak]]


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport set Reference to bz6397.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJun 21 2006, 8:11 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 22 2006, 12:46 AM

stanley wrote:

I think this bug is duplicate of bug 4350

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 22 2006, 10:19 AM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 4350 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 22 2006, 10:24 AM

phil.boswell wrote:

Would it be in order to have a flag which allows revisions by that user to be
hidden also?

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 22 2006, 10:25 AM

robchur wrote:

No. That's a whole other kettle of fish, and I don't think it's a road we want
to go down.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 30 2006, 3:32 PM

omniplex wrote:

Please make sure that "invisible" users can't edit
or anything else except from maybe changing their
preferences. The "invisible" special pages already
make me nervous. But getting rid of this !!!! crap
on en:we: would be really nice.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 30 2006, 5:04 PM

robchur wrote:

(In reply to comment #5)

Please make sure that "invisible" users can't edit
or anything else except from maybe changing their
preferences. The "invisible" special pages already
make me nervous. But getting rid of this !!!! crap
on en:we: would be really nice.

Is that not implied with #2 of the original request?

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 3 2006, 1:58 PM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 7212 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Platonides added a comment.Via ConduitMar 22 2007, 9:14 PM

*** Bug 9391 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitMar 22 2007, 9:23 PM

This is included in revisiondelete, which will be added in MW 1.11. HOWEVER, it
is meant to be used for libel/personal info, not just names like "Boobbss!!".

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitMar 22 2007, 9:31 PM

One possiblity for casual hiding would be to add a global variable like
$wgHideBlockedUsers to have blocked names hidden from listusers.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 22 2007, 9:51 PM

bd2412 wrote:

How about just automatically hiding all names that are blocked before they ever make an edit,
for starters. If someone is blocked without having made an edit, there's a pretty damn good
chance it was because of their username.

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitMar 22 2007, 9:53 PM

(In reply to comment #11)

How about just automatically hiding all names that are blocked before they

ever make an edit,

for starters. If someone is blocked without having made an edit, there's a

pretty damn good

chance it was because of their username.

That would involve an expensive query. Simply hiding all indef blocked users is
probably the best option.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 23 2007, 1:42 AM

bd2412 wrote:

The reason I raised the idea is that we then do not have to worry
about hiding edit records, because there will be none. But hiding
all indef blocks is fine with me as well.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 2 2007, 7:02 AM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 3521 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitAug 3 2007, 7:09 PM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 10791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitMar 18 2008, 7:17 PM

This is in trunk now, but the logging of such name hiding is not done yet.

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitApr 5 2008, 1:14 AM

This and required related things finished up as of r32685.

He7d3r added a comment.Via ConduitJan 27 2014, 7:14 PM
  • Bug 4415 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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