It sounds like the IP may have been globally blocked, so you'll probably
want to have a conversation with a steward. If you think that whatever
resulted in a global block has been fixed, I imagine that a steward would
be willing to grant you enough permissions to demonstrate that the problem
has been resolved, and perhaps lift the block permanently if the steward is
satisfied that the problem is indeed resolved. The information here may be
helpful to you: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Global
Hope that helps,
On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:33 PM, Anthony Di Franco <di.franco(a)gmail.com>
I'd like to plead for advice on testing Recitation-bot to demonstrate we
have resolved a bug that resulted in a ban for splitting image pages into
two separate incomplete pages last month.
The log of attempts to test the fix is in this bug
Here are the key points / open questions:
- Each wiki I have successfully tried to test on, including the
production wikis, test.wikipedia.org
, and testwiki.wiki, seems to
redirect the bot to a page with information about permissions / blocks,
something I had never seen prior to the block.
- What is the appropriate place to test? Seems to be
- Could we appeal the block on the strength of the apparent correctness
of the edit to fix the bug, at least temporarily so as to be able to
demonstrate the fix on a wiki we were running successfully on in the
past? Who would be best to approach with such a request?
Thanks any and all for any advice you can offer.
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