[Foundation-l] only six new accounts per day per ip?

Walter Vermeir walter at wikipedia.be
Mon Jun 11 22:39:46 UTC 2007

Ragib Hasan schreef:
> Yes, that's exactly the problem ... with help from Bangladesh Open
> Source Network, we are conducting FOSS camps all around the country,
> and a session is dedicated to Wikipedia, where we talk about the
> philosophy, and the newbies have a hands-on experience on creating
> accounts, logging in, and editing articles. So, definitely we need a
> workaround. There is a huge potential of editors coming from the 150

A not so fantastic workaround that works is let the people who want an
account send an email to request an account to someone, a sysop or if
you have it your OTRS-queue.

The need to do;
1) check of there username is free
2) give a username
3) take the email address from the email and created the account and
pick   to do it by email.

I do it that why for people who can not make an account because the are
behind some proxy that I can not unblock or because the user is to
technical incompetent to do it thereself. Does not happen a lot.

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