I am a librarian with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and we will be holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, October 24th. I have advised participants to create editor accounts before the 24th, however I am concerned Wikipedia will block the IP range of the library if they detect so many new accounts being created (I've heard this happening at other edit-a-thon events). Would Wikipedia be able to lift any block placed on our IP range on 10/24/18 from 9-4p eastern? We are expecting anywhere from 25-75 students for this event.
University IT gave me 18.104.22.168/16 as the IP range for our library. Another library employee sent to me a range of: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
Please let me know if this might be possible. Thank you!
Natalie Ornat (firstname.lastname@example.org)