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MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide by Mizanur Rahman

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Blocking Users

Sometimes it is inevitable that users will do something silly or harm to your site. They might try to delete paragraphs from articles or change pages randomly without reason. This kind of activity can be counted as vandalism. If you want to block these users from accessing your site, you can do that with a special page named Block user. You can block by specifying either a particular user name or an IP. Here are the steps to block a user or IP address:

  1. Log in as a sysop or a bureaucrat. It is the same login we have created during the installation process.
  2. Go to the special page section.
  3. In the special page list, there are few restricted pages listed in the bottom part of the page. There is a link named Block user. Click the link to ...

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