[Labs-l] MediaWiki API change: all edits from Labs/Tools will be blocked if not logged in

Bryan Davis bd808 at wikimedia.org
Tue Jan 17 01:15:15 UTC 2017

Quoting from Tech News (2017, week 03) [0]:

"Sometimes edits in MediaWiki by mistake are shown coming from private
IP addresses such as Edits and other contributions logged
to these IP addresses will be blocked and shown the reason from
MediaWiki:Softblockrangesreason. This should not affect most users.
Bots and other tools running on Wikimedia Labs, including Tool Labs
will receive a "blocked" error if they try to edit without being
logged in."

See <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T154698> for more details and
<https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/324215/> for the config change
that will enable the blocks. I would expect this to become active on

[0]: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2017-January/001534.html

Bryan Davis              Wikimedia Foundation    <bd808 at wikimedia.org>
[[m:User:BDavis_(WMF)]]  Sr Software Engineer            Boise, ID USA
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