Block Message Variables
$1 Link to blocking admin's userpage
$2 Block reason supplied by admin
$3 IP address of blocked user
$4 Blocking admin's name
$5 Block ID number
$6 Timestamp of block expiration time
$7 User block was applied to
$8 Timestamp of block start time
Older comments have been moved to the archives.


Protected edit request on 29 January 2016Edit

Use some IF code so users blocked by the abuse filter will have it described as "the abuse filter" or "an automated script" not "Abuse filter" Krett12 (talk) 06:40, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Not done. Please specify the exact code change you would like to make and obtain consensus for the change before making a protected edit request.  Sandstein  07:56, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Block message for anon only blocksEdit

Quick question regarding how this message displays for individuals affected only by a soft block on their IP. Does it change to state something along the lines of if you have an account already please log in? If not could it be changed to say something along those lines? I looked in the code to see if there is anything like that but I don't see any switches that would indicate it is already there. I just feel like innocent people who are caught in a IP only block may not realize that it is not them and they are just logged out. Having this notice, obviously only when the block is anon only, can help ease some of the confusion. Thoughts? --Majora (talk) 02:42, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 14 May 2016Edit

  1. Consider changing the link on the bolded word blocked to be a direct link to Wikipedia:Blocking policy.
  2. Change the wording at "you are not currently able to edit, move, or create them" to "you are currently unable to edit, move, or create them".
  3. Consider placing <span class="nowrap">...</span> around "Help:I have been blocked" at the bottom. The link does not look that great when wrapped.

— Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 03:29, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

  Partly done: Thanks for your requests here. :) I've prevented the link from wrapping, but I haven't carried out request #1 or #2. Linking to WP:BLOCK is probably better than linking to the policy directly, as it is more flexible. If it was meant to specifically link to the policy then it would probably be a good idea to link it directly, but all it is doing is explaining the word "blocked", so if in the future someone decides to change WP:BLOCK to link to something that better explains the word "blocked", then we may as well use that. Also, we generally avoid changing these kinds of redirects per WP:NOTBROKEN. As for the "currently unable to edit" wording, usually that would be better than "not currently able to edit", but the big red heading already says "currently unable to edit", and I think it sounds a little jarring to have the exact same phrase two lines in a row. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:14, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Got it, makes sense. Thanks for your feedback on the request. Cheers! — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 08:20, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Rfc re style of messageEdit

__NOEDITSECTION____NOTOC__
<div id="mw-autoblocked-text" style="border:1px solid #000; width:100%; margin:auto;">
<div style="width:100%; margin:auto; text-align:center;"><div style="font-size:140%;">'''You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia.'''</div>

'''''You are still able to view pages''', but you are not currently able to edit, move, or create them.''
</div>
<div style="margin:auto; width:70%;">
<div style="text-align:justify;">
Editing from $7 has been [[WP:BLOCK|'''blocked''']] (disabled) by $1 for the following reason(s):<br clear="all"/>
<div style="margin:1em; padding:5px; border:3px #666 double;">$2</div>
This block has been set to expire: '''$6'''.

<span style="color:red;"><small>'''Even if blocked, you will ''usually'' still be able to edit your user talk page and email other editors and administrators.'''</small></span>
</div>
</div>
</div>

{|  style="margin:auto; width:100%; background:transparent;"
! style="text-align:left;" | <h2>What does this mean?</h2>
|-
|
As on many websites, Wikipedia administrators occasionally [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|block]] accounts and IP ranges that are deemed responsible for or related to problematic activity. You may be an innocent victim of [[collateral damage]], whereby a block of some other activity has accidentally caused your account to be unable to edit pages. If your editing access has been blocked by mistake, it will be reactivated very quickly, as soon as you let an administrator know of the problem. The box above gives the information you will need.

;What is a block?
:A [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|block]] is a measure used to protect Wikipedia from possible improper use, or modification in breach of [[Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines|editorial policies]]. Once blocks are over, they become history unless problems recur. Blocks can apply to a user account, an IP, or a range of IPs.
|}

{|  style="margin:auto; width:100%; background:transparent;"
! style="text-align:left;" | <h2>Rectifying a block</h2>
|-
|

=== Unblock request ===
If you are unjustly affected by this block, please copy-paste the following text to the '''bottom''' of [[{{ns:Special}}:Mytalk|your user talk page]]:

<blockquote><div>
<code>{&#123;unblock|reason=''Your reason here'' &#126;~&#126;~}}</code>
</div></blockquote>

An administrator will show up shortly to review the block once you have added the above template to the bottom of your talk page. Make sure to replace "Your reason here" with your reason for unblocking.

=== Alternative option ===
You will usually get a faster reply by posting the <code>{&#123;unblock|reason=''Your reason here'' ~~&#126;~}}</code> template on your talk page, as described above. If you find that you cannot edit your own talk page, you can submit a request to the [[WP:UTRS|Unblock Ticket Request System]] at the link below for assistance.

<table border=0 align=center><tr><td>
[[File:Arrow icon.svg|35px|link=|alt=]]
</td><td>
<div class="plainlinks" style="font-size:150%; margin:auto; text-align:center;">
{{#ifeq: {{Wikipedia:Unblock Ticket Request System/on}} | yes | [//utrs.wmflabs.org/ Submit an unblock appeal] | [mailto:unblock-en-l@lists.wikimedia.org Request an unblock by email] }}
</div>
</td></tr></table>

Even though requests sent to the Unblock Ticket Request System are viewable only by [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]] and trusted volunteers, under '''no circumstances''' should you send us your account's password or reveal it to anyone else even if asked to.

This system exists for the purpose of reviewing blocks only—any request to make edits to articles on your behalf will be disregarded. Correspondence containing [[Wikipedia:No legal threats|legal threats]], [[Wikipedia:No personal attacks|personal attacks]] or [[Wikipedia:Civility|rudeness]] are likely to be ignored and may result in the lengthening of pre-existing blocks.
|}

I am proposing to change the block message to what is above in this section. This is for consistency with Autoblock text and to let editors who don't know what to do when they get blocked, to get clear instructions on what they can do. To show your stance, please type SUPPORT, NEUTRAL or OPPOSE. You must have been on the wiki for four days and have at least ten main space edits to vote. 120.18.18.74 (talk) 01:38, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

SurveyEdit

  • Oppose. Autoblocks have a greater chance of collateral damage affecting editors we want to keep around, hence the longer message and somewhat nicer language. This message is aimed at editors we explicitly don't want to be editing (at least temporarily). This change will lead to an increase in frivolous appeals with a much smaller to no corresponding increase in successful appeals. If someone can't figure out how to appeal a block, they don't have the competence necessary to edit Wikipedia. MER-C 05:32, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose per MER-C. We should avoid an increase in frivolous appeals.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 06:22, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Threaded discussionEdit

Protected edit request on 8 July 2017Edit

Please change You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia. to {{#ifeq: $3|$7|You are|This IP address is}} currently unable to edit Wikipedia.. UpsandDowns1234 (🗨) 20:39, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Testing on testwiki. — xaosflux Talk 15:11, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
  Not done @UpsandDowns1234: I tested this on test2wiki and it failed, always said "This IP" even for logged in users that are blocked. — xaosflux Talk 15:16, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 16 October 2017Edit

In the "Even if blocked..." sentence, I think a link should be provided to Special:EmailUser where it says "...email other editors and administrators". ToThAc (talk) 17:22, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

  Not done (But open for more discussion) - piping to that link would leave them on the email form, with no argument as to who they are sending an email to, and is not available unless they also set up email. I could see linking to Wikipedia:Emailing users perhaps. — xaosflux Talk 17:34, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, do Wikipedia:Emailing users instead. ToThAc (talk) 15:17, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@ToThAc:   Donexaosflux Talk 15:24, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

A query on the current write-upEdit

Is there a reason why the "appealing blocks" blurb is separate from the red boxed "If the block notice is unclear, or it does not appear to relate to your actions, please ask for assistance as described at" blurb? Shouldn't there be just one "To appeal the block..." blurb? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:00, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Probably a legacy; at one time, there were somewhat more than two boxes. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:22, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

"policy and guide"Edit

"policy and guide" seems wrong to me; "guideline and explanatory supplement" would probably be correct. That said, perhaps we should easier language, like "guideline and explanation" or "formal guideline and guide". ~ ToBeFree (talk) 23:30, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

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