Implementing a "soft block" (blocked from uploading only)

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Implementing a "soft block" (blocked from uploading only)

Brianna Laugher
Hello,

The ability to block a user from uploading only would be unbelievably
useful on the Commons. Blocking users alltogether is a bit silly for
(suspected) copyright violators/repeat offenders, since we want them
to still be able to add copyright info to image description pages.

EugeneZelenko just raised it again on the VP but I thought I would
raise it here since maybe a few more 'dev-types' read the mailing
list.

>From my extremely limited knowledge of MediaWiki, it seems like the
solution would be to create a usergroup 'bannedupload', and the only
different permission they have is ['upload'] = false.

But I don't know who has permission to change user groups (ie
add/remove people). Probably Bureaucrats by default since they make
sysops and bots. We would actually want this permission for
administrators, since they can block users, blocking uploads is a
lesser action. Seems like that might be trickier...

Any solution or comments are welcome here and/or at
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4995 .

Brianna
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Re: Implementing a "soft block" (blocked from uploading only)

David Benbennick
On 5/10/06, Brianna Laugher <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >From my extremely limited knowledge of MediaWiki, it seems like the
> solution would be to create a usergroup 'bannedupload', and the only
> different permission they have is ['upload'] = false.
>
> But I don't know who has permission to change user groups (ie
> add/remove people). Probably Bureaucrats by default since they make
> sysops and bots.

Nope, not Bureaucrats.  Bureaucrats only have access to
[[Special:Makesysop]], [[Special:Makebot]], and
[[Special:Renameuser]].  Possibly Stewards at Meta could do it.
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Re: Implementing a "soft block" (blocked from uploading only)

Daniel Kinzler
Hi

I think the ability to block users from uploading only would be very
useful. However, "blocking" does not (at the moment) change the user
groups - the two concepts are orthogonal. Maybe they could/should be
combined, but probably not.

Anyway, I think an "upload block" would be useful - please file a
feature request on Bugzilla - thanks!

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Daniel Kinzler
> Anyway, I think an "upload block" would be useful - please file a
> feature request on Bugzilla - thanks!

Oh, it's already there - see
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4995

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