MediaWiki talk:Blockedtext

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This interface message is documented at mw:Manual:Interface/Blockedtext.

Update the block text[edit]

Hi can someone change the blocked message like this?

Your user name or IP address has been blocked.

You have attempted to edit a page, either by clicking the "edit" tab or by following a red link

The block was made by $1.

  • Reason given: $2
  • Start of block: $8
  • Expiry of block: $6
  • Intended blockee: $7
  • Block ID: #$5
  • Current IP address: $3

You can contact $1 or another administrator to discuss the block. Please include all details in the above box in any queries you make.

2602:304:AF53:3E99:ACB2:A097:4CCF:1861 00:09, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Why? What is wrong with the current version? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 00:17, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Well the current version of the block text is just too simple and needs to be changed.2602:304:AF53:3E99:3019:3E60:9D00:BF36 01:36, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

...needs to be changed why exactly?
In my view, the ONLY change worth making, since we don't have anywhere near the issues en.WP has for instance, would be to delete the current version and let the "default" from mw-messages take its place. Its almost the same as what you propose here from what I can tell anyway. -- 03:48, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Well I deleted what we had just to see what the default was, and sure enough, almost the same thing came up on its own. An additional up-side to leaving it this way is that MediaWiki:Autoblockedtext is also now provided along with this default. Feel free to revert however - sorry, but its the only way to be sure to see what we get (not what the entire code is). -- George Orwell III (talk) 03:59, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Update the block text for the last time[edit]

Hi there admins ,this is the final time we are going to replace the Mediawiki:Blockedtext if this plan fails, then we'll keep the current message. I want it to be done By 14:55 16 February 2014 using this message:

You are currently unable to edit Wikisource.

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Editing from $7 has been blocked by $1 for the following reason(s):


This block has been set to expire: $6.

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2602:304:AF53:3E99:2D7E:83E2:36E3:6EF 21:23, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

No need to wait until February. X mark.svg Not done Thanks for your thoughts and copying over another's block messge. We really don't need an epistle. Unlike enWP, we rarely block people or for long periods, and when we do, it is usually outright vandalism. Most blocks people will encounter will be global blocks put in place by stewards, and that is a different message, and different controls. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:46, 6 January 2014 (UTC)