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Says that I can't archive the page because I'm blocked
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Hello, today I tried to archive a page using this tool. When I click analyze, it says that I can't archive the page because I'm blocked. But I'm not blocked on the wiki, and this page (https://iabot.toolforge.org/index.php?page=user&id=52135372&wiki=enwiki) doesn't say I'm blocked either. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks...

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Comment. This just happened to me too. Two other users reported this problem to Cyberpower678's talk page. See here and here.
It may just fix itself automatically if we wait a bit.
Cordially, History DMZ

That sounds weird. But I think the problem is fixed now. Several minutes ago I tried to archive Sayidiman Suryohadiprojo and nothing happened. I guess it's a temporary bug.

Cheers
Jeromi Mikhael

Apparently it has now fixed itself in my case too. Ran it twice with no problems :)

Aklapper renamed this task from I am blocked? to Says that I can't archive the page because I'm blocked.Feb 8 2021, 9:04 AM

This is now happening to me on zhwiki as of today.

On zhwiki this turned out to be an IP filter.

Cyberpower678 added a subscriber: Anomie.

These error messages are not originating from the bot, it’s being passed back by the MW API itself when requesting the edit on behalf of the user. All users edit from the IP 185.15.56.1 which is Toolforge. This is either a glitch in the API, or there are admins hardblocking bots originating from it.

Pinging @Anomie

That block is anon-only. If it is affecting a bot/tool, the bot/tool is editing logged-out.

And InternetArchiveBot does not let users use it while logged out. You need to both be logged in and have accepted the terms of use for the bot; this isn't possible for anonymous users.

While it may have been my (apparently possibly redundant, but still good to keep) block, it should not be at fault for this.

These error messages are not originating from the bot, it’s being passed back by the MW API itself when requesting the edit on behalf of the user. All users edit from the IP 185.15.56.1 which is Toolforge. This is either a glitch in the API, or there are admins hardblocking bots originating from it.

Quick test from toolforge shows that the hack that shows internal IPs to WMF production (ie. 172.16.7.167 for toolforge bastion) is still in place. Are we sure this IP is at fault?

Other users (and me now, but not yesterday) are able to use the bot, so it might not be related to the IP.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&tagfilter=OAuth+CID%3A+1804

It’s hard to tell. It could also be other bots/tools getting blocked at the account level with the anon-flag disabled causing the IP to be effectively be hard-blocked. I don’t know how the inner workings of MediaWiki work. All I know is that this error message comes from the API itself, and not IABot.

Pinging @Anomie

Not my job anymore, and given how things went down I'm not inclined to volunteer to fix it.