(Updated to include page and namespace blocks)
'''Blocking''' is a method that allows staff members to address vandalism, inappropriate usernames, bots, and disruptive behavior by technically preventing a user from editing.
Blocks can be temporary or indefinite in time and may be applied to:
* User accounts
* IP addresses
* IP address ranges
A blocked user may continue to access Bulbapedia, but will not have the ability to edit any of its pages because of the block.