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This page explains how to block users. This page only reviews the technical information you need to know if you are going to block a user.
Ballotpedia's blocking policy explains when or why a user may be blocked.
Who can block a user?
To block another user, you must have administrator privileges or above.
Steps to take
Look on the history tab of an article that the to-be-blocked user has edited to find a line that looks like this, and click on the word block:
Once you have clicked on the word "block," you will be taken to a blocking form that looks like this:
Click the dropdown menu by the word "expiry" and select the amount of time you wish this user to be blocked:
Click the dropdown menu by the word "reason" and select the option that describes why you are blocking this user:
Check the box that says "prevent account creation". Do not check any other boxes.
Finally, click on the button that says "block this user":