Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:44:22 UTC
There should be an option to add blocked people to ones watchlist when you are blocking them.
I started playing around with this in IPBlockForm::doBlock(). I'm having trouble finding a quick way to grab the Title object for the userpage of the person you're blocking though, as User::addWatch() requires a Title object to watch.
Works for the current $wgUser, yes. There's not necessarily a user object for the blocked user. Is if you're blocking a logged in user, but not an anonymous one.
Why can't you get a User object for an anonymous user?
Created attachment 4882 [details]
Patch against r34306
Implement "watchlist this user" on [[Special:Blockip]]. Adds new system message ipbwatchuser for the label.
Werdna seems to have applied this with r34307.