[Mediawiki-l] Removing auto-blocking

Rotem Liss rotemliss_net at fastmail.fm
Tue Oct 17 13:18:58 UTC 2006


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Sy Ali wrote:
> One of my users cannot edit a page.  He is being automatically
> blocked.  How do I remove this auto-block?  Un-blocking him won't
> work.. he is still re-blocked at every edit attempt.
> 
> He is using a shared IP with some other users, none of which have been
> editing pages.
> 
> I don't see a whitelist feature in 1.6.5's Special pages.  I'd rather
> just kill this feature since the site is private anyways.
> 
> It's odd, since the user is being blocked because that same user has
> used the same IP before.
> 
> 
> 
> Some items have been removed for privacy:
> --+
> 
> User is blocked
>>From (wikiname)
> Jump to: navigation, search
> 
> Your user name or IP address has been blocked by Sy.
> The reason given is this:
> Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by
> "(user)". The reason given for (user)'s block is: "'"
> 
> You may contact Sy or one of the other administrators to discuss the block.
> Note that you may not use the "e-mail this user" feature unless you
> have a valid e-mail address registered in your user preferences.
> Your IP address is (ip). Please include this address in any queries you make.
> 
> Return to Main Page.
> 

Did you try to remove the *autoblock* from Special:Ipblocklist? If not, try to
do that. If you did it and it was recreated, the blocked user tried to
edit/move/something from the same IP of the autoblocked user after you removed
the autoblock.
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