Re: [Wikimedia-l] Event coordinators: how to create many accounts from 1 IP address

2012-07-26 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
Thanks to everyone who helped work on this documentation.  I really
appreciate it.  Please distribute
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation and, within it,
link to the relevant becoming an account creator pages on particular
wikis.

Thanks.
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On 05/24/2012 06:15 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote:
 Thanks, Alex!  That was what I was looking for. :)
 
 It is now mentioned in the instructions on Meta. :)
 
 Cheers,
 
Asaf
 
 On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM, J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov 
 alexandrdmitriroma...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 There is indeed a page on en.Wikipedia specifically for requests for the
 Account creator permission :

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Account_creator

 I don't know about other languages or projects.

 Alex



 2012/5/24 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org

 So, I often find myself doing outreach related to enwiki before large
 groups, and while I have no interest in becoming a sysop, could really
 use
 the Account Creator permission.  Is there really no page to publicly
 request this?  The instructions cited below, taken from here[1], suggest
 so, but that just feels broken.  I don't like the idea of privately
 reaching out to some admin for this permission.

 :-/

   Asaf

 [1]


 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation#Becoming_an_.22account_creator.22

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Event coordinators: how to create many accounts from 1 IP address

2012-07-26 Thread Asaf Bartov
Thanks!

http://outreach.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Best_practices_in_organizing_a_Wikipedia_workshopaction=historysubmitdiff=38805oldid=24788

  A.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM, Sumana Harihareswara suma...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:

 Thanks to everyone who helped work on this documentation.  I really
 appreciate it.  Please distribute
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation and, within it,
 link to the relevant becoming an account creator pages on particular
 wikis.

 Thanks.
 --
 Sumana Harihareswara
 Engineering Community Manager
 Wikimedia Foundation


 On 05/24/2012 06:15 PM, Asaf Bartov wrote:
  Thanks, Alex!  That was what I was looking for. :)
 
  It is now mentioned in the instructions on Meta. :)
 
  Cheers,
 
 Asaf
 
  On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:02 PM, J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov 
  alexandrdmitriroma...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  There is indeed a page on en.Wikipedia specifically for requests for the
  Account creator permission :
 
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Account_creator
 
  I don't know about other languages or projects.
 
  Alex
 
 
 
  2012/5/24 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org
 
  So, I often find myself doing outreach related to enwiki before large
  groups, and while I have no interest in becoming a sysop, could really
  use
  the Account Creator permission.  Is there really no page to publicly
  request this?  The instructions cited below, taken from here[1],
 suggest
  so, but that just feels broken.  I don't like the idea of privately
  reaching out to some admin for this permission.
 
  :-/
 
Asaf
 
  [1]
 
 
 
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation#Becoming_an_.22account_creator.22

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Event coordinators: how to create many accounts from 1 IP address

2012-05-24 Thread Asaf Bartov
So, I often find myself doing outreach related to enwiki before large
groups, and while I have no interest in becoming a sysop, could really use
the Account Creator permission.  Is there really no page to publicly
request this?  The instructions cited below, taken from here[1], suggest
so, but that just feels broken.  I don't like the idea of privately
reaching out to some admin for this permission.

:-/

   Asaf

[1]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation#Becoming_an_.22account_creator.22

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
nemow...@gmail.comwrote:

 K. Peachey, 17/05/2012 05:38:

  On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM, MZMcBridez...@mzmcbride.com  wrote:

 Before this guide gets distributed too widely, I'd think about its
 scalability. Shell requests can take weeks, months, or even years to get
 resolved, even when filed properly.


 Anyone in the world of tomorrow! can do shell requests (Git), Then we
 just need to bug people to get it merged (eg: Reedy/Roan/others etc
 etc).

 That will cut down a lot of time.


 Not really, the associated bugzilla paperwork or IRC begging is still
 needed.

 Nemo


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Event coordinators: how to create many accounts from 1 IP address

2012-05-24 Thread J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov
There is indeed a page on en.Wikipedia specifically for requests for the
Account creator permission :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Account_creator

I don't know about other languages or projects.

Alex



2012/5/24 Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org

 So, I often find myself doing outreach related to enwiki before large
 groups, and while I have no interest in becoming a sysop, could really use
 the Account Creator permission.  Is there really no page to publicly
 request this?  The instructions cited below, taken from here[1], suggest
 so, but that just feels broken.  I don't like the idea of privately
 reaching out to some admin for this permission.

 :-/

   Asaf

 [1]

 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation#Becoming_an_.22account_creator.22

 On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
 nemow...@gmail.comwrote:

  K. Peachey, 17/05/2012 05:38:
 
   On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM, MZMcBridez...@mzmcbride.com  wrote:
 
  Before this guide gets distributed too widely, I'd think about its
  scalability. Shell requests can take weeks, months, or even years to
 get
  resolved, even when filed properly.
 
 
  Anyone in the world of tomorrow! can do shell requests (Git), Then we
  just need to bug people to get it merged (eg: Reedy/Roan/others etc
  etc).
 
  That will cut down a lot of time.
 
 
  Not really, the associated bugzilla paperwork or IRC begging is still
  needed.
 
  Nemo
 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Event coordinators: how to create many accounts from 1 IP address

2012-05-16 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)

Sumana Harihareswara, 16/05/2012 17:23:

When you're running an event, sometimes you want to help lots of people
create accounts on Wikimedia sites.  To prevent spamming/vandalism,
ordinarily there's a cap on the number of accounts that can be created
from one IP address in a single day.  But there's a way to ask for a
temporary removal of that restriction.  The Foundation's Maggie Dennis
has written a quick HOWTO:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to_request_lift_of_an_IP_cap

and so please feel free to link to it in your outreach HOWTOs, event
planning checklists, and so on.  Thanks, Maggie!


Personally I don't like such requests to sysadmins, they're usually an 
unneeded hassle for everyone, but this how-to nicely fills a gap left by 
the more general how-to on 
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Mass_account_creation


Nemo

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