Partial blocks status update

Hello all,
Partial blocks has now been enabled on all Wikivoyage, Wikisource and Wiktionary wikis. We think the partial blocks feature is at a good, stable stage now as we have seen fewer and fewer bugs come up in the last few months of the feature being deployed on various projects. The team has spent a lot of time in improving the backend infrastructure of block code and made sure that the code is reliable, in anticipation of any future features that may need to be added.

There continues to be requests from more wikis for partial blocks. We also presented about partial blocks at Wikimania and it was very well-received, with several attendees asking for partial blocks to be enabled on their home wikis. In light of the general positive reception to partial blocks on wikis where it is deployed, we are planning to do a wider deployment to more Wikimedia projects in the next few weeks.

We will continue to collect feedback about partial blocks as we launch the feature on more wikis, alongside data around usage of the feature. We are also around to do maintenance work on the features, as and when needed. For the Anti-Harassment Tools team.

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See 3 design suggestions how to improve ease-of-use and effectiveness of partial blocking for administrators: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_health_initiative/Blocking_tools_and_improvements/Feedback#Other_feedback_about_the_function_and_design_of_Special:Block

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Thanks, I’ll take a look.