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Hi, As a University teacher I've been giving a Wikipedia class every semester for a few years now. One instance of that class is a tricky one because the cohort of students is very big (they are 178 of them enrolled). You can check the history of these classes here :
Every year with that cohort, the most complicated issue is the account creation. I have account creator privileges but the class is online and I cannot create the 178 accounts myself. Worse, the whole Université de Lorraine is being seen outside as a unique IP address (even the campus dorms) . The consequence is that , even with my recommandations of creating an account from somewhere else and not to wait the last minute, the account creation throttle of six a day is overwhelmed. It would be of great help if the IP address could be whitelisted for a few days to help me with account creation. The IP address range is and the deadline is the 18th of september, so a whitelisting between now and the 19th of september (or at the very least between the 15th and the 19th) would be ideal. For what it's worth, the students might try to login from the French Wikipedia in all likelihood. Regards,


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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptSep 11 2019, 11:26 AM

Change 535831 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm; owner: Urbanecm):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Add new whitelist rule for Université de Lorraine course

Restricted Application added a project: User-Urbanecm. · View Herald TranscriptSep 11 2019, 2:11 PM
Urbanecm triaged this task as High priority.Sep 11 2019, 3:55 PM

Whitelisting until Sept 19 is perfectly fine. I'm going to whitelist you until the end of Sept, so there will be some room for forgetful students :-).

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Dereckson. · View Herald TranscriptSep 11 2019, 3:55 PM

Change 535831 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Add new whitelist rule for Université de Lorraine course

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-09-11T16:10:30Z] <urbanecm@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/throttle.php: SWAT: 510aa6b: Add new whitelist rule for Université de Lorraine course (T232596) (duration: 01m 04s)

Urbanecm closed this task as Resolved.Sep 11 2019, 4:11 PM
Urbanecm moved this task from Backlog to To deploy on the Wikimedia-Site-requests board.

Whitelist introduced. Please note it may take up to 3 days for the rule to propagate. If there is any problem after that time, please ping us here.

Thank you very much @Urbanecm , may the force be with you !

Happy to help!

Hi @Urbanecm , I want to thank you again, it worked a treat and it spared me a lot of hassle. I'm already thinking ahead about next semester : do you think it's the proper protocol to re-open the same task at the time of year where it will be needed ? Or a completely new one ?

Hi @Alexandre_Hocquet, please create a new task each time a throttle rule is needed.