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Bug 9591 - Blocked IPs and indefinitely blocked Users should not be able to edit their own talk page.
Blocked IPs and indefinitely blocked Users should not be able to edit their o...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User blocking (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-04-16 11:01 UTC by FritzG
Modified: 2007-04-24 20:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description FritzG 2007-04-16 11:01:17 UTC
While it makes sense that temporarily blocked users can edit their own talk page
(a new feature at least on de-WP), it is not very helpful that indefinitely
blocked vandal accounts or temporarily blocked vandal IPs can do this. As a
consequence, this talk pages have to be blocked seperately to prevent insults to
the blocking admin or other kind of rubbish. And it will get worse when the
hardcore vandals learn about this feature...
Comment 1 Platonides 2007-04-16 11:10:18 UTC
Would be enough adding an option on Special:Block to "block talk page"?
Comment 2 FritzG 2007-04-16 12:49:24 UTC
This would make the bug related to
[ Bug 8440]. I would prefer an
automatic solution to keep things as simple as possible. I don't see any reason
why an IP or an indefinitely blocked user should be able to edit his talk page.
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-04-17 00:44:57 UTC
Uh, to request unbanning?  Same as anyone else.  This will also lead to people
indef-blocking to shut up annoying people when they really want to just block
the user from editing the talk page, which is less than ideal.  Bug 8440 is the
more sensible way to do this (is it so annoying to check a box?).  I'm strongly
inclined to WONTFIX.
Comment 4 brianna.laugher 2007-04-19 04:59:40 UTC
If it's such a problem, just protect the talk page?
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2007-04-24 20:28:06 UTC
This is a site configuration issue.

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