Error registering for an account

We’ve had some people getting the following error:

New registrations are not allowed from your IP address (maximum limit reached). Contact a staff member

There is some background in this issue, but basically this is a security setting to prevent bot sign-ups from the same IP address:

max new accounts per registration ip:
If there are already (n) trust level 0 accounts from this IP (and none is a staff member or at TL2 or higher), stop accepting new signups from that IP. Set to 0 to disable the limit.

I guess UTas people look like they come from the same IP address in some cases?

Anyway, I have disabled the limit so that issue should have gone away, but I made this topic in case it starts happening again, if the setting gets reset.

cc: @rmholmes @tylerrohr22

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