Hello all, In 2019, Wikimedia Foundation Anti-Harassment Tools team is continuing to make improvements to Special:Block with the addition of the ability to set a Partial block <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_health_initiative/Per_user_page,_namespace,_category,_and_upload_blocking>.
While no functionality will change for sitewide blocks, over the next few months Special:Block will change to allow for the ability to block a named user account or ip address from: 1. Editing one or more specific page(s) 2. Editing all pages within one or more namespace(s) 3. Uploading files 4. Emailing other users Changes are being made to the design of the user interface for Special:Block to enable admins to set partial blocks. All Wikimedia administrators are invited to try partial blocks on testwiki. Special:block on testwiki allows admins to block an account from editing on up to 10 pages. Administrators on Wikimedia projects are invited to test this new way of doing blocks on testwiki. Admins can reply off list to this email to request access to test. Tell us if your Wikimedia project wiki is interested in being one of first wikis to enable partial block. Special:Block with partial block enabled went live on Italian Wikipedia today (January 16.) Our team is looking for more Wikimedia wikis that want to use the first version of partial block. The first version of partial blocks is simple with new features to be added in the coming months. Please spread the word by about these changes to Special:Block by forwarding this emails to others who might be interested in learning more about partial blocks. You can reach our team on Meta <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_health_initiative/Per-user_page,_namespace,_and_upload_blocking> or by email to give us feedback about the changes to Special:Block. Sydney -- Sydney Poore Trust and Safety Specialist Wikimedia Foundation Trust and Safety team; Anti-harassment tools team _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>