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Bug 3706 - Allow user to be exempt from IP blocks
Allow user to be exempt from IP blocks
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal enhancement with 5 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch
Depends on:
Blocks: 4618 9862
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Reported: 2005-10-14 12:48 UTC by Cesar Eduardo Barros
Modified: 2007-01-07 03:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Patch to implement the proposed semantics (2.19 KB, patch)
2005-10-14 12:50 UTC, Cesar Eduardo Barros

Description Cesar Eduardo Barros 2005-10-14 12:48:40 UTC
Some good contributors unfortunately share an IP address with vandals. I propose
adding a user right to enable known good users with a history of being caught as
a side effect of IP blocks to be exempt from all normal IP blocks, autoblocks,
range blocks, and proxy blacklists. The proposed user right, however, would not
exempt the user from a block applied directly to the user's account.

I created a small patch (currently completely untested) which adds the new user
right (which I called 'noipblock') and a group with that right (also 'noipblock').
Comment 1 Cesar Eduardo Barros 2005-10-14 12:50:39 UTC
Created attachment 997 [details]
Patch to implement the proposed semantics

Patch to implement the proposed semantics. This patch is completely untested.
Comment 2 Cesar Eduardo Barros 2005-10-14 12:52:09 UTC
Related discussion on en:

*[[User talk:Grutness#Block]]
*[[Wikipedia talk:Blocking policy proposal#A compromise]]
Comment 3 Chris McKenna 2005-12-26 15:37:03 UTC
This is a duplicate of [[Bug:550]], I've marked it as such but don't know how to
copy comments/patches.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 550 ***
Comment 4 Cesar Eduardo Barros 2006-01-06 19:08:55 UTC
Not a duplicate, what this bug and bug 550 are asking for is slightly different
(bug 550 asks for a flag on the IP block, and this one asks for a flag on the
user account).
Comment 5 Ilyanep 2006-01-11 18:40:04 UTC
I would move the patch to Bug 550 and mark this duplicate, becacuse we're discussing the same end 
result with different methods.
Comment 6 ssd 2006-01-11 19:34:53 UTC
While I would agree it would be good to discuss alternatives all in one spot, I
do not believe this alternative or any others have been properly discussed under
Bug 550.  Here are some other proposals, some of which are complementary, and
some do not have the same result:
Bug 1294, Bug 2044.  Note that 1294 looks very similar, but has a totally
different intent and result.
Comment 7 Andrew Garrett 2007-01-07 03:23:56 UTC
Fixed in r18904.

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