From WikiChristian
Revision as of 02:27, 2 May 2008 by P.B. Pilhet (talk | contribs) (fix up (I was incorrect on several points before))
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Use the form below to block editing access from a specific username. This should only be done to prevent vandalism and protect the site. Remember to check the user's block log and talk page before blocking, and always fill in a reason for your block!

Blocking durations

Note: These durations are only guidelines, not policy; admins should always use their own best judgment.

  • Offense: Simple vandalism not involving profanity or personal attacks.
  • Duration: DO NOT BLOCK. A simple welcome (for new users) and/or warning will do.

  • Offense: Simple vandalism involving profanity or personal attacks.
  • Duration: A strong warning or 1 to 2 days block depending on severity.

  • Offense: Complex and pre-meditated vandalism.
  • Duration: 3 days to 1 week, depending on severity.

  • Offense: Large amount of complex and pre-meditated vandalism.
  • Duration: 1 week to 1 month, depending on severity.

  • Indefinite Blocks: These should only be used in one of two circumstances:
  1. For established users: Under the consensus of two or more administrators.
  2. For new users: Vandalism after previous warning and a previous block.

Blocking Options

  • Block anonymous users only: When blocking an IP address, this should almost always be checked, unless the IP in question is suspected of using registered accounts; if that's the case, then the block should not be for more than one (1) month, as innocent IP's and users may end up being blocked.
  • Prevent account creation: This should only be unchecked if the block is for an unintentional, improper username (such as a name which is accidently too close to someone else's). Leaving this unchecked will allow the blocked user to create another account. For most vandals, always check this option.
  • Automatically block the last IP address...: Should generally be checked for malicious and persistant vandals.
  • Prevent user from sending e-mail: Should only be used if the user being blocked is suspect to email abuse.