Whenever people give a Wikipedia workshop for new contributors, participants have problems to create user accounts. These workshops usually take place at computer labs or other places where people access Wikipedia through one IP address.
Mediawiki, however, has a built-in throttle to not allow the creation of more than 6 (?) user accounts from one IP address within a given amount of time.
The problem affect volunteers around the world who offer their free time and effort to recruit new contributors and guide them through their first edits. We have dealt with this problem for many years now and it is time to find a permanent solution to it.
Note: Applies to all language versions.
- Option A: Remove the IP throttle.
- Option B: Set the threshold to "100" (people usually won't organize Wikipedia workshops for more than 100 participants)
- Extension page on mediawiki.org: yes
- Phabricator tag: yes
- Extension in Gerrit: yes
- Design review: no [but probably irrelevant?]
- Architecture/performance review: no
- Security review: no
- Community support: yes