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Request: temporary lift of IP cap in cawiki on 2019-12-02
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Hello, we (Amical Wikimedia) will be giving a workshop to communication undergraduate students on how to edit Wikipedia, next 2nd December. We'd like to request a temporary lift of the IP cap so as the attendees could create user accounts on their own.

IP: I've been given two IP ranges, and
Date & time: 2nd December, 08:00-11:00 GMT+1
Accounts that might be created: ~20, maybe more

Thank you very much & sorry for the inconvenience that such a short notice may cause!


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Kizule triaged this task as Medium priority.
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Will do, but needs deployment in Monday.

Urbanecm raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Nov 29 2019, 6:09 PM

Change 553787 had a related patch set uploaded (by Zoranzoki21; owner: Zoranzoki21):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Add throttle rule for cawiki workshop on 2019-12-02

Umm, I was confused. 2019-12-02 is Monday. But we needs this deployed... @Urbanecm I need help.

I'll do my best to deploy this on Monday before the actual event. However, I can't guarantee that will happen. Please count with the option a deployment might not happen for any reason, and in the future, request all throttle exception at least two weeks in advance. Requests placed at shorter notice may be declined.

Thanks everyone for the efforts made to make this happen. I was completely aware of the short notice and usually try to make the requests with enough time to be attended but this time I couldn't get the IP number earlier. However, if the petition can't be deployed I'm an account creator myself so we have some sort of failsafe, even though I'd prefer that the participants have the full experience of creating an account by thelselves.

Thanks for your understanding!

Change 553787 merged by jenkins-bot:
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Add throttle rule for cawiki workshop on 2019-12-02

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-12-02T06:38:43Z] <urbanecm@deploy1001> Synchronized wmf-config/throttle.php: New throttle rule for cawiki workshop (T239465) (duration: 01m 03s)

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2019-12-02T06:43:32Z] <Urbanecm> Clear account creation throttle for several IPs (T239465)