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Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Admins and patrollers/Reverse Partial blocks

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Reverse Partial blocks

  • Problem: Recently, on meta, we have a couple of blocked users that will be undergoing a global ban discussions. This cause them needing to participate on talkpage for the global ban discussion, which then require people to transclude their discussions to the main page. This is also true for other communities where the discussion of blocked users for their unblock or unban will be either at their Arbcom pages or Admin noticeboard. They will either be given a chance to create an account to be used exclusively on the board or comments will be copied on talkpage. This isn't ideal as discussion continuity will be affected via the talkpage route or if it's the new account route, there is no means to prevent the account to edit other pages.
  • Who would benefit: Admins
  • Proposed solution: Since we have the partial block tool, why not allow us admin to configue the settings to make it block all editing except XXX pages (like an inverse checkbox) rather than the now (only block XXX page). I.e. an inverse partial block, setting exemptions to a sitewide block, rather than the current pages to block. This will be an added feature on top of the partial block tool.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 18:23, 21 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Is this the item discussed at phab:T27400? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:52, 23 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Jo-Jo Eumerus Didn't know there is such a discussion, yes, I am thinking along those lines. Thanks for pointing out the phab ticket. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:07, 23 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]