VE should give more useful message on save error due to block
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If I have been logged out and then try to edit using VE, when I save I get this dialogue:


"You have been blocked from editing" sounds inaccurate and really unfriendly.

Instead, lets use this dialogue to prompt a user to log in without losing their changes.

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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from VE should prompt user to log in if they are not logged in to VE should prompt user to log in if they are not logged in and their IP is blocked (unless the IP is hard blocked?).Apr 15 2015, 6:57 PM
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"You have been blocked from editing" sounds inaccurate and really unfriendly.

You were editing from the office. You really are blocked from editing as an anon there. :-)

Krenair renamed this task from VE should prompt user to log in if they are not logged in and their IP is blocked (unless the IP is hard blocked?) to VE should prompt user to log in if they are not logged in and their IP is anononly blocked.Apr 15 2015, 7:07 PM

Yes, the error message is not detailed enough, and provides no way to resolve the situation.

Krenair renamed this task from VE should prompt user to log in if they are not logged in and their IP is anononly blocked to VE should give more useful message on save error due to block.Jun 17 2015, 8:41 PM
Krenair removed Krenair as the assignee of this task.Jun 23 2015, 9:19 PM

Actually, as I discussed with James a day or so ago in IRC, I think we need to clear up exactly what we want to show (and why) when we get this error. We do now get some basic details from the server, we could also have core send data such as that the block is anononly, but is this really all we want?

Stryn added a subscriber: Stryn.Sep 6 2015, 4:35 PM

I'm getting the same message on mobile VE when the IP is blocked and I try to edit as anon. I couldn't even find name of that message so I could translate it.

Volker_E added a subscriber: Volker_E.EditedFeb 14 2017, 6:17 AM

Same here, when connected via a popular VPN service. After editing the page substantially, you suddenly find yourself with no way out.

Deskana moved this task from TR0: Interrupt to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.Aug 24 2017, 11:00 AM