Summary: Remove IP throttle for account creation
           Product: Wikimedia
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: Normal
         Component: General/Unknown


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

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)

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