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Bug 14733 - Allow Meta Checkusers/Bureaucrats to grant & revoke IPBlockExempt status
Allow Meta Checkusers/Bureaucrats to grant & revoke IPBlockExempt status
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Site requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-07-05 12:28 UTC by Herby
Modified: 2011-01-25 01:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Herby 2008-07-05 12:28:07 UTC
This is simply a request for creating IPBlockExempt status on Meta and allowing project CheckUsers the ability to grant & revoke that status.

As with the request for Commons (still sadly unfulfilled) this will allow far better control of vandal IP ranges which have valid users on.  There are a number of active cross wiki vandals currently whose IP ranges are known but where rangeblocks cannot be placed without collateral damage.

As this is already available on en wp it would be good if this could be dealt with as soon as possible.

Comment 1 Mike.lifeguard 2008-07-05 12:45:41 UTC
Commons' request is bug 14507
Comment 2 Casey Brown 2008-07-05 21:40:39 UTC
(added 'crats too per later clarification)
Comment 3 Nobody 2008-07-20 21:05:41 UTC
on-Wiki consensus favors the creation of this group:


Group rights assignment for bureaucrats:
$wgAddGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');
$wgRemoveGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');

$wgAddGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'ipblock-exempt', 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');
$wgRemoveGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'ipblock-exempt', 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');


Group rights assignment for checkusers:
Was: (none)

$wgAddGroups['checkuser'] = array( 'ipblock-exempt' );
$wgRemoveGroups['checkuser'] = array( 'ipblock-exempt' );


New group request:
$wgGroupPermissions['ipblock-exempt']['ipblock-exempt'] = true;

Thank you.
Comment 4 JeLuF 2008-08-10 07:03:26 UTC
Comment 5 Meno25 2008-08-10 07:33:16 UTC
It is misconfigured. From Special:ListGroupRights


# Can add groups: Bots, Sysops and Bureaucrats
# Can remove groups: Bots, Sysops, Bureaucrats and IP block exemptions


# Can remove group: IP block exemptions
Comment 6 JeLuF 2008-08-10 07:51:54 UTC
there were two lines for wgAddGroups, the later was overwritting the new settings.


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