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Bug 5106 - Changing field text of "Edit page" when blocked
Changing field text of "Edit page" when blocked
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-02-26 19:20 UTC by Marco
Modified: 2013-03-14 02:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Marco 2006-02-26 19:20:19 UTC
When a user (or IP) gets blocked, then the page shows at top still the button
"Edit page". When he clicks on the button, there is a message telling he's
blocked. Would it be possible to change the field name and behaviour to "View
source", so that a blocked user can still see the source?
Comment 1 Leon Weber 2006-02-26 19:27:49 UTC
Why? The user is still able to read articles, so I think it's not necessary to
show him that he's blocked when he  doesn't try do edit.
Comment 2 Melancholie 2006-02-26 20:16:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4990 ***
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-02-26 21:24:07 UTC
Due to caching requirements we can't do this.
Comment 4 MZMcBride 2013-03-14 02:27:32 UTC
Re-opening this for further consideration.

A few points:

* a half-decade has passed, so the caching situation may be different now;

* we might be able to do this only for logged-in users (but keep the current behavior for IP blocks and IP range blocks); and

* on smaller sites, the performance issues shouldn't be nearly as bad, so this may be something we can stick behind $wgMiserMode, to at least allow most wikis to behave sanely here.

Or we could investigate doing this in client-side JavaScript.

Offering an "edit this page" tab and section edit links when we know the user is blocked is kind of insanely bad user interface/user experience.

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