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Just to remind the other admins: if you block a user for minor vandalism, and he comes back with a sockpuppet for more vandalism, you may want to block the original user for longer. Unfortunately, the only way to turn a 3-day block to an infinite ban is to first unblock the user, than quickly re-block him. This is because if someone is blocked multiple times, the shortest block is the one which is actually applied. It's not the longest block, or the most recently applied block: the software is set up to "assume good faith" and block people as little as possible.
At least, I think that's how it works. —Silly Dan(talk) 01:49, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
It's not that it goes with the shortest block, but instead it goes with the latest ban...so you don't need to unban them, just ban for longer. —Jaymach Ral'Tir (talk) 14:08, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
It's been tested,  Silly Dan is right. RMF 03:02, 1 July 2006 (UTC)