Blocked IP at mapathon

We are having an editathon for #WikiGap in Kampala today

And we are running into a challenge where the IP address is blocked and people cant edit or create user accounts

How can we solve this?

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Hi, can you please elaborate? Which website (full address) is this about? What is the exact error message that you get?

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Unfortunately, https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation is limited. I think you need someone with user rights such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Event_coordinator or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Account_creator

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The limits can be raised for events, but it needs to be coordinated a few days in advance.

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Thank you all for the advice, I am requesting for Event Coordinator or Account Creator rights like @WhatamIdoing suggested - since I do these kinds of events on a regular basis, this will be helpful in the future.

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Ah, thanks. Also see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mass_account_creation#Requesting_temporary_lift_of_IP_cap how to request raising the limit for an event.