Last modified: 2011-01-25 01:35:47 UTC
It would be useful to show a short message on the user page and talk page (maybe
also on the contribution listing) of users who have been blocked, saying who
blocked for what reason until when (like in the log). This would avoid redundant
blocks and warn users leaving a message to not expect an answer soon. It may
also help to identify trolls, but this could be misunderstood as a pillory of
sorts... It would also be good (and maybe even sufficient) to show such a
message on the confirmation page when an admin tries to block the user
redundantly (See also the related bug #1496).
Anyway, I find mayself blocking users redundantly quite often, because I want to
react fast and do not bother to check the log first (which is about three
pageloads away). This could be changed by showing a short message in the right
this bug is referred at
Bug 4179: blocked status should be displayed in [[special:Listusers]]
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1876 ***
Woops, wrong bug -- sorry :)
With latest versions of MediaWiki, where a sysop cannot block an already blocked account, I think what requested on this bug is pointless. I think it can be changed to FIXED, or at least WORKSFORME.
As a note, bug 10080 was fixed yesterday, allowing modification of current blocks.
*** Bug 7207 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The block page now shows an excerpt from the block log.