+1 Sudhanwa.

A bot enabled system would be an ideal approach. Some of the members
actively involved in Community outreach activities could be given
authorization to request for an authorization on the day of/before the
academy.

Subha

On 21 December 2011 15:50, Vickram Crishna <vvcris...@radiophony.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <
> sudhanwa....@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Probably some bot mechanism will work better.
>> People may not know the IP address from the venue before they start
>> working.
>>
>> Just setup a page where such IPs can be put up and a bot checks them
>> every 1-2 hours or so and enables IPs for 3-4 days. Authorisations for
>> specific users who are co-ordinating the event can be given well in
>> advance to add such IP entries.
>>
>> That will help reduce communication and delay due to time zone related
>> things.
>>
>
> This will be the best approach. Pradeep and Pranav (Kundan and I were
> present, among others) had faced exactly this problem at the first attempt
> to run the WikiAcademy in Mumbai. For a newbie academy, it is at least an
> hour or so before one gets around to talking about setting up new accounts.
>
>
>
>> Regards
>> -Sudhanwa
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Pradeep Mohandas
>> <pradeep.mohan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > hi Phillipe,
>> >
>> > How much lead time would you need to enable this? Given that India and
>> > US are in opposite sides of the world - you guys maybe sleeping while
>> > we request an unblock.
>> > What venues can we request an unblock - en email to you? On wiki-tech
>> IRC?
>> >
>> > Pradeep
>> > Handheld
>> >
>> > On 21/12/2011, Nitika <ntan...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> but I wanted to be sure you know that I can lift the cap of 7 account
>> >>> creations per day, if you let me know what day you're doing
>> something. :)
>> >>>
>> >>> That's an open offer to anyone doing outreach...
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> Hey Phillipe,
>> >>
>> >> I am now aware that there is a possibility of releasing an IP from this
>> >> rule. But I learnt this the hard way! I sat through an outreach session
>> >> where we encountered blocking of IP and the participants were very
>> >> disappointed because they could not create their usernames. There is
>> another
>> >> mail from Subhashish which echoes similar experience.
>> >>
>> >> By way of working on this document and putting together small tips like
>> >> these will make sure that others don't go through this pain. I'd
>> encourage
>> >> everyone to put their thoughts/learnings here so that all of us can
>> benefit
>> >> out of it and make our outreach sessions more effective.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks
>> >> Nitika
>> >
>> >
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