If a user name is blocked with 'hideuser' its user and usertalk pages should be automatically suppressed as well. It makes no sense that we hid the username because it is abusive or contains private information, but let user or user talk pages avalaible, then allowing them to be searched and probably indexed. Some projects also operate a welcome bot, which automatically creates talk pages for all registered users. Current procedure is to block with hideuser, search for user(talk) pages cross-wiki, and suppress them. Very time consuming and ineficient. Best regards.
|mediawiki/core : master||Hideuser to suppress user and user talk pages|
Normal oversighters can of course, but stewards are no longer able to suppress without granting themselves local oversight rights on the wiki in question.
I think that checkbox would be useless in the normal duties, since we mostly do this via CentralAuth, which later runs a job to block with hideuser the locked account across all wikis which they registered.
Not sure if you know what I mean.
Hmm, I don't think it's generally a good idea to let the 'hideuser' checkbox do the suppression of pages because it specifically does something else and works by another right. But as you said. introducing a new checkbox which is visible if suppression right is there. would defeat the purpose of the what is being requested in this task.
Perhaps stewards could be globally granted the right to suppress again? It was there before but was changed due to the split of read/write.
Hi. Just to clarify that the block should only suppress the user and the user talk page of the blocked user. This is to avoid abusive usernames still be avalaible vía special:search or global user pages; when the suppressed user have created those pages. It should not suppress any page not being user or usertalk. Thanks.