Extension talk:GlobalBlocking

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Older Versions[edit]

Does this work with older versions of MediaWiki?

I'll give it a try in the next few days on a collection of wikis as old as 1.10.0, but if anyone has other information I'd like to know. Mattclare 15:57, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

It might work, but it's not reccomended. I'd defer to a developer's opinion on whether it'll work or not.Jasper Deng 06:37, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


Can I also globally block a user with this extension? Spidey665 18:32, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Support is currently being added.Jasper Deng 06:08, 16 January 2012 (UTC)


I know Meta is an exception to global blocking on WMF projects; how do I create such an exception?Jasper Deng 21:07, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

I'd presume you'd load the extension (require_once...) from LocalSettings.php in every wiki *except* Meta or whatever you wanted to make as an exception? If it isn't loaded, it can't block anything. ;) --Carlb 13:49, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Or you add $wgGroupPermissions['*']['globalblock-whitelist'] = true; to the LocalSettings.php of your main wiki so all users are nevertheless not blocked if they are acutally globally blocked. SVG 16:23, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Update: Just set $wgApplyGlobalBlocks = false; for your Meta wiki. Tim (SVG) 19:14, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I discovered that setting after I installed the extension. I'd really wish that they'd include my IPv6 patch by default, since it requires absolutely no re-programming.--Jasper Deng (talk) 19:17, 7 April 2012 (UTC)


What should I enter in localsettings.php that can run a global lock? --Kolega2357 (talk) 10:11, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

When installed Global Blocking, wrote that wiki is experiencing technical problems. I entered into the database all you need. --Kolega2357 (talk) 11:02, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Truly still in beta?[edit]

The extension is marked as in beta. While it may have some less than pretty components, it would seem to be both stable and working. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

I wondered about that too when I first came across the extension, but I'd imagine that the lack of account blocking is a big thing that needs to be put in; plus, although it's actually beneficial, IPv6 rangeblocks have no practical limit.--Jasper Deng (talk) 17:19, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Local block remains as disabled after global blocks?[edit]

If IP xx.xxx.0.0/16 is globally blocked, then disabled locally, global block expires, and again globally blocked, then what happens to the local block? It remains as disabled? I'm asking because of this and this. --Stryn (talk) 13:25, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

There's something strange, I filed a bug report. --Stryn (talk) 18:35, 19 October 2016 (UTC)