Filing a task for this, as there's a little bit more work to be done... Deciding where we point links etc
[17:05:12] <robla> Reedy: wonderful response! just exploring what we do when Reedy isn't available to jfdi...what page shows up when someone is blocked?
[17:10:17] <Reedy> robla: Someone is blocked by what?
[17:10:27] <Reedy> ie too many signups on an ip address?
[17:10:57] <robla> yeah, that....what HTML does that user see?
[17:15:45] <Reedy> return Status::newFatal( 'acct_creation_throttle_hit', $wgAccountCreationThrottle );
[17:17:02] <Reedy> Not a brilliant error, but it's not too bad
[17:17:28] <Reedy> Wonder if we should be overriding it in WikimediaMessages to suggest if people are at an event, to phile a task in phab
[17:17:33] <Reedy> Like the Freenode notification
[17:18:01] <Reedy> robla: ^^
[17:18:10] <robla> Reedy: yeah, that sounds like a great idea
[17:19:01] <Reedy> I should check if they do actually override...
[17:19:02] <robla> on Wikimedia wikis, perhaps the message itself should be a link to a page on meta
[17:20:05] <Reedy> https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-WikimediaMessages/blob/master/i18n/wikimedia/en.json
[17:20:18] <Reedy> aude: Do you know? Can WikimediaMessages be used to override the defaults in MW?
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[17:21:59] <Glaisher> Yep, there's a hook there.
[17:22:17] <Glaisher> https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki-extensions-WikimediaMessages/blob/master/WikimediaMessages.hooks.php#L25
[17:23:42] <Reedy> Glaisher: Perfect, thanks :)
So we need to create a wikimedia-acct_creation_throttle_hit in en and qqq in WikimediaMessages, saying that if people are hitting this limit, and they're at some Wikimedia related event (even GLAM etc if using Commons), they should follow the instructions at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation#Requesting_temporary_lift_of_IP_cap and files a task/poke people on IRC