I was notified in IRC today, that the english wikipedia (enwp for short) is
going to change their toolserver-ip-blocking-policy. Some bots were editing
without login (I guess most time accidentally) in the past and enwp-admins
have had trouble with that; anonymous bot-editing is and were against our
So they plan to softblock (that means: editing without login is not possible)
our IPs in 2 weeks from now.
So if you run a bot, please make sure that you login to edit and test your bot
that it works with a softblocked ip. You may also test other tools, that edit
the english wikipedia.
Please notice also, that it is not allowed to run a bot on the web-servers.
The discussion of the policy-changing can be found at .
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