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Bug 7883 - Have autoblocker ignore specific ranges
Have autoblocker ignore specific ranges
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
Blocks: 4618
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Reported: 2006-11-12 11:09 UTC by Luna Santin
Modified: 2006-11-29 06:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Proposed patch (2.22 KB, patch)
2006-11-13 01:47 UTC, Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly)

Description Luna Santin 2006-11-12 11:09:50 UTC
Since I respond to a large number of requests for unblocking at en.wp, I'm quite
familiar with this problem: one vandal gets blocked on AOL, and three or four
legitimate editors are hit with the ensuing autoblocks. Perhaps it would be wise
to have the autoblocker ignore some or all of the main AOL IP ranges, such as,, and Would save a lot of
collateral damage.
Comment 1 Andrew Garrett 2006-11-12 11:14:28 UTC
I'm switching this to be more general. We don't want it specific to AOL.
Comment 2 Rotem Liss 2006-11-12 14:15:58 UTC
Note that you can disable autoblocking for a specific block using a checkbox.
Comment 3 Luna Santin 2006-11-12 23:06:48 UTC
That assumes I'm blocking an IP address, though -- without going to the trouble
of getting a checkuser, there's no way for me to tell what particular IP
addresses any given username is connecting through.
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-13 01:47:19 UTC
Created attachment 2686 [details]
Proposed patch

I've tested the patch, which is fairly straightforward, but I haven't done much
of anything with blocks before, so I'm wary of committing.  Anyone want to
Comment 5 Andrew Garrett 2006-11-20 06:23:51 UTC
This is best off configurable as an interface message. I'm going to work on it
later tonight.
Comment 6 Andrew Garrett 2006-11-22 11:51:59 UTC
Fixed in r17847
Comment 7 Andrew Lau 2006-11-29 05:59:42 UTC
Does [[MediaWiki:Autoblock whitelist]] support commenting? It'd nice to be able
to write WHOIS info or contact details, links etc next to each entry.
Comment 8 Andrew Garrett 2006-11-29 06:01:58 UTC
Any line that doesn't start with a * is ignored.

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