Summary: Magic word to indicate user "blocked" status
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Blocking

Feature request, arising from an idea I floated at en.wp [[Wikipedia talk:User
pages#Block notices and BLANKING]] that led to [[Wikipedia:Village pump
(technical)#Interface block notice while viewing user talk page?]]. The idea
hinged on a template being able to determine whether a certain user was
currently blocked, which is reportedly not possible to do at this time.
Possible syntax would be {{#ISBLOCKED:USERNAME}}, which would return true or
false indicating if User:USERNAME was currently blocked or not.

For the originally floated idea, that would mean WP admins could set something

{{#if:{{#ISBLOCKED:{{PAGENAME}}}}|'''Note:''' This user is presently blocked.}}

in a user talkpage to avoid constant edit-warring (or endless debate about
guideline about) removing/readding active block messages. An additional use
might be in [[Template:Lu]], where this same logic could be used to display an
icon or other status indicator. This would be useful in sock-puppet and related
abuse discussions to reveal at a glance the status of the account(s) being

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