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Sysops should be able to add an unlimited number of accounts, regardless of site settings
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Author: ral315

Due to the recent enabling of CAPTCHAs on the English Wikipedia, I've been
creating accounts for anonymous users. I just hit the 6 accounts/day limit. As
long as the accounts are created while logged in as a sysop, they should not
count against an IP's X accounts per day.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
OS: Windows XP
Platform: PC



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 9:35 PM
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ais523 wrote:

This bug is not fixed. I'm a sysop on en.wikipedia, which is at r21537, but
I've just hit the account-creation throttle. All 6 creations show up in my log
as being done whilst logged-in into the sysop account. Is
$wgRateLimitsExcludedGroups set correctly on en.wikipedia, or is it a different

r20158 got the test in isPingLimitable() backwards. Fixed in r21636.