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Allow admin/account creator's to approve automatic account creation in case of blocks
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In past months I have encountered many cases where users have account on other wikis but system is not allowing auto creation on specific wiki due to local block.

One recent example is this. While they have requested to create another account at ACC, but it looks like there's no way, unless someone login for them and do it.

I am wondering if there should be possibility that certain user (like sysop/account creators) can allow the automatic account creation in such cases after discussing with checkusers.

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1997kB created this task.Dec 5 2018, 4:16 PM
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An alternative would be to modify how the "Account creation blocked" flag works, so that it doesn't apply to an autocreate via the global account.

1997kB added a comment.Dec 5 2018, 5:18 PM

@AfroThundr3007730 Well I think it's there to stop cross-wiki abusers, who used small wikis to create account and later auto-create to evade their block.

AfroThundr3007730 added a comment.EditedDec 5 2018, 5:27 PM

@1997kB I didn't think about that. Then yes, we'd need a way for sysops and account creators to override that. I'm not even sure how that would work. Would there be a box added to Special:CreateAccount to input a global account name and force local creation? Or would there be a limited access to Special:Block specifically to override the account creation blocked flag?

Accounts created via enwiki or another language automatically provision meta, mediawiki, and loginwiki in addtion to the local wiki. But the reverse is not true; creations from meta don't populate any local wikis. Perhaps another solution would be for account creators on meta to check a box to also provision the account on a local wiki (or local wikis) when they use Special:CreateAccount. This could accompany the above suggestion to add a "force create from global" box on local wikis.

1997kB added a comment.Dec 5 2018, 6:06 PM

Check box in Special:CreateAccount along with existing buttons ''Ignore the blacklist/spoofing checks'' seems good idea.

1997kB updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 9 2019, 2:04 PM