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Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Admins and patrollers/Mass page protection functionality in the checkuser tool

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Mass page protection functionality in the checkuser tool

  • Problem:When checkusers find sockpuppets of blocked users, they have a list of tasks to do: (1) block the sockpuppet (2) place a note on the sockpuppet's user page (3) redirect the sockpuppet's talk page to the user page (4) protect the sockpuppet's user page and talk page so that they can no longer be written to. Often there is a large number of sockpuppets involved.
1-3 can easily be done en masse using features integrated into the checkuser tool, but 4 has to be done separately, for each page involved.
  • Who would benefit: checkusers
  • Proposed solution: add an option to the checkuser tool for protecting the user and talk page of users when blocking them.
  • Further comments:
  • Phabricator tasks: -
  • Proposer: Pallertitalk 19:35, 25 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • As an enwiki CU, I don't know about huwiki practices but on enwiki (a) we don't generally protect user/talk pages for sockpuppetry and (b) we generally use user scripts to supplement these kinds of functions. (It's rare for me to use the built-in blocking tool from Special:Checkuser.) Perhaps a script would help more than a MediaWiki change? KevinL (aka L235 · t) 00:58, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Having read both the Hungarian original and the English version, I don't think this is a machine translation. It'll be a long time before you can get a machine translation of this quality on such an arcane topic. But it's neither here nor there: the proposer has reworded the English version to make it easier to understand. --Malatinszky (talk) 18:41, 10 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
That hurt, MusikAnimal :) --Tgr (talk) 03:48, 13 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Tgr Hehe sorry!! I for one understood it perfectly, as did the rest of the team :) My comment above was to defend non-English speakers, in general. I just assumed it was machine translation here since that is what we used for most non-English proposals. I should have checked the revision history. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 04:12, 13 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]