Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Anti-harassment/Split up blockedtext into different messages for username block, and IP block and for an IP range block/Proposal/en

  • Problem: All blocked users are displayed the same block message (MediaWiki:Blockedtext) regardless of whether they are registered or unregistered contributors. This is problematic and does not allow to give blocked users specific instructions based on the block they're facing.
  • Proposed solution: Split up MediaWiki:Blockedtext into different messages for unregistered contributors and registered contributors.
  • Who would benefit: Blocked users, giving them the right directions based on the block type (e.g., it makes no sense to advertise for unregistered contributors that they can "email $1" when they can't technically do so).
  • More comments: Partly done for composite blocks (multiple blocks affecting an IP/IP range) and for partial blocks. See system messages. Done already for global blocks. For Wikimedia wikis, if needed, they could probably be further customised via WikimediaMessages overrides (if there's a need to do so).
  • Phabricator tickets: task T60858
  • Proposer: —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:41, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]