Blocks and bans for off-wiki conduct
Blocks and bans for off-wiki conduct can occur on various Wikimedia projects for several different reasons. On the English Wikipedia, it is mandatory that a user who advocates inappropriate adult–child relationships off-wiki be indefinitely blocked, per w:Project:Child protection. A user can be blocked for a conflict of interest that arises from his involvement in a business or other endeavor off-wiki; in this case, only half of what he is being blocked for happened off-wiki, while the other half consists of his on-wiki editing that was in an area in which he had a conflict. Off-wiki harassment can be grounds for blocking. In particular, English Wikipedia policy states, "Off-wiki privacy violations shall be dealt with particularly severely."