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BlockMessages is a module that generates block messages for corresponding reasons listed in a wiki's local MediaWiki:Ipbreason-dropdown.

This module is intended to be used in conjunction with a site-wide installation of MessageBlock; although the module can be used independently.

Installation

Configuration

Step 1: Configuring MessageBlock for messages

After installation of this module and installation of MessageBlock, in MediaWiki:Common.js before the import statements paste the following configuration object for MessageBlock:

var MessageBlock = {
  title : 'Blocked',
  message : '{'+'{subst:#invoke:BlockMessages|main|reason=$1|expiry=$2}'+'}',
  autocheck : true  // set to false, if automatic block messages are not desired
};

Step 2: Prepping block reasons

Before creating block messages, any, and all, colons (:) present in MediaWiki:Ipbreason-dropdown must be replaced with : (even within wikilinks).

This may be done automatically by replacing all content in MediaWiki:Ipbreason-dropdown with the following:

{{subst:#invoke:BlockMessages|prep}}

Step 3: Creating block messages

Next, block messages corresponding to the various offenses listed in MediaWiki:Ipbreason-dropdown need to be made in MediaWiki:Custom-Ipbreason-messages.

  1. Copy verbatim an offense listed in MediaWiki:Ipbreason-dropdown, and paste it into a new line in MediaWiki:Custom-Ipbreason-messages.
  2. Prepend a semicolon (;) to the beginning of this line.
  3. On new lines after this, create a block message for this offense while beginning every single line (including blank lines) in the message with a colon (:). Use $1 to replace for the block reason, and $2 for the block expiry/duration.
  4. Repeat this process (1-3 above) for every offense you want a custom block message for.
  5. Create a default message for "generic" blocks. Begin a line with ;__DEFAULT__ and perform substep #3 above.
  6. Publish the page, and you're done!

Update the page in the future when any changes to MediaWiki:Ipbreason-dropdown is made.

Example configuration

For a full MediaWiki:Custom-Ipbreason-messages example, see /Example messages.

The following is an example configuration message:

[ view source ]

Inserting false information
Hello,
You have been blocked from the Fandom Developers Wiki for inserting blatantly false or controversial information in our articles. You have been blocked for $2.
(Blocking administrator's comment:  $1)
[ view message ]
;Inserting false information
:Hello,
:
:You have been blocked from the {{SITENAME}} for inserting blatantly false or controversial information in our articles. You have been blocked for $2.
:
:''(Blocking administrator's comment:  $1)''
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