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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.

If you are here because you have been blocked by a global block, and believe that the block is in error or you have not done anything wrong, there are a few methods through which you can appeal:

  • If the IP is not currently blocked on meta, you can post a request to this page following the instructions below to have the IP unblocked.
  • If the IP is currently blocked on meta, you can post an appeal on your talk page. For maximum effectiveness, link to the username of the steward who globally blocked the IP address using the code [[User:USERNAME|USERNAME]] so that they are pinged by it.
  • If you are editing from an account and have been caught by a global IP block that is unlikely to be removed (i.e. because it is an open proxy or because of long-term abuse), you can request an individual exemption from the block at the requests for global permissions page. Please see the section on global IP block exemptions on that page for specific instructions for making a request.
  • If none of those options work, you are free to email us at
Note: (un)blocks apply to IP addresses; and (un)locks apply to global accounts
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Requests for global (un)block[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Please also review Global blocking. Only IP addresses can be globally blocked at this moment. Please see #Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding if your request involves an account.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You know the IP address(es) you wish to have globally blocked or unblocked.
  2. For blocks, the global blocking criteria are met.
  3. For unblocks, your request addresses the original reason for blocking the IP, if any.

To make a request for an account to be locked or unlocked

Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why the address(es) should be blocked/unblocked.
=== Global block/unblock for [[User:Some IP address|Some IP address]] ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
*{{luxotool|IP address}}
Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --~~~~
When requesting that your IP be unblocked, note that stewards need to know your IP address to even consider a request.
To find your IP, please visit
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at:

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    handled through OTRS

Hi, I am currently using this network and this IP address has been wrongly identified as spam. As far as I know I have made all my edits by logging in from my username Psubhashish and have not vandalized any page. Could you please unblock the IP address as it is stopping me from contributing in any project? --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 18:12, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Closed Closed handled elsewhere  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:03, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    converted to anon only block

Cross-wiki spam: spambot: 16clouds leaky webhost, now to full range. --Arnie97 (talk)

This block has been converted to anonymous only, which means that users in the IP range need to login to their account to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:42, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    nothing to do

Long-term abuse. Do the same expiry as WP: 06:11, 19 December 2015. --2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:44F5:CE1B:1046:B6EC 17:00, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

There is no global block for this IP address. If it is blocked at a wikipedia, you will need to ask at that wiki for its removal. It is not something that a steward can override.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:11, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Note that global blocking currently only applies to IPs, due to a technical limitation. If you wish to request a named account for global [un]locking, please request a global [un]lock here instead. Be sure to follow the instructions below:
  • Your request might be rejected if your request doesn't include the necessary information.
  • Warning! This page is publicly viewable. If the account name is grossly insulting or contains personal information please contact a steward privately in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect or email your request to the stewards OTRS queue at but do not post it here. Thanks.
  • Warning! This is not the place to ask for locks based on your opinion that someone is disruptive. Global locks are used exclusively against vandalism and spam, not because of content disputes, not because you think that someone deserves to be globally blocked. In such cases, you should ask for local blocks at appropriate places.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting that a global account be (un)locked, please be sure that:

  1. You have evidence of cross-wiki disruption from the account(s).
  2. You can show that it is not feasible to use local-only blocks or other measures like page protection to combat the disruption.
  3. You have considered making the request in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect, especially for account names which will be hidden, or for urgent requests.
To make a request for an account to be locked or unlocked
Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why the account(s) should be locked/unlocked.
=== Global lock/unlock for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
*{{LockHide|username|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global unblock for Ibidem[edit]

Status:    Not done

Hi! I have such problem. At ruwiki and other wiki (english, german and other) for several days I receive such message "WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION Error Our servers are currently experiencing a technical problem. This is probably temporary and should be fixed soon. Please try again in a few minutes.

If you report this error to the Wikimedia System Administrators, please include the details below. Request: POST, from via cp1055 cp1055 ([]:3128), Varnish XID 1283000621 Forwarded for:,,, Error: 503, Service Unavailable at Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:19:00 GMT"

The problem is the same from 3 different computers and different IP. There is no problem with new created account "Ibidem 2". I gave request on technical forum at ruwiki, but received answer to write request here on meta. Please try to solve my problem. Thank you. --Ibidem 2 (talk) 20:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

(Not steward)There is nothing to do with Steward about server error. It's the task of Sysadmin. — Revi 10:02, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
These are temporary and transitory issue. They will resolve, or someone will resolve them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Please comment here should the issue persist. The issue has been identified, and should have been bypassed. Savhñ 14:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you might need to go to to fix this. 2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:44F5:CE1B:1046:B6EC 17:09, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Global unlock for Newman2[edit]

Status:    Done

Hello, this is a changed Newman2 speaking. I would like to have my Newman2 account unlocked, because I promise never to perform cross-wiki abuse (disruptive editing and sockpuppetry) again. Even though my IP changed permanently, I will never do the things I did in 2012 again, so make this will be my last straw on Wikimedia.-- 02:26, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

@Barras: one of yours, can you remember the detail?  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:42, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
No more details than what he wrote above. Just what he wrote, disruptive editing and socking. -Barras talk 11:55, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
I was actually younger when I created that account. I am deciding to come back, and I won't do those kinds of things again, so please unlock me. Don't believe me? My Wikia account has two IP addresses, the IP address that Newman2 had, and the one that I am currently editing with. This will be my last chance. 16:40, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
@ Where are you looking to edit? Are you blocked on that wiki?  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:21, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I was never blocked on Wikia. But I was blocked on a few Wikimedia projects for the same reason as the global lock. I would like to continue editing on the Simple English and Scots Wikipedias. I need to have my Newman2 account globally unlocked in order for me to contribute more often. 16:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done make good use of this opportunity to be a good wikizen. I will also unblock your local account, though where you are blocked elsewhere will need your polite efforts to get unblocked.  — billinghurst sDrewth


Status:    Done

Thanks. -- M\A 12:37, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Already done. Ruslik (talk) 19:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for CurtCherry[edit]

Status:    Done

af log. Thanks. Alan (talk) 21:04, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by billinghurst. -Barras talk 10:24, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Silver Chessman[edit]

Status:    Done

Sock of David Beals. INeverCry 10:14, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -Barras talk 10:24, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Teameglobalfitness[edit]

Status:    Done

Spam only account (Commons) thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:29, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Done --M/ (talk) 13:31, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Me and your mom[edit]

Status:    In progress

Vandal only account - blocked on en wp and vandal edits on Commons, thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:35, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Global unlock for Janagewen[edit]

Status:    In progress

For maintaining the fairness of globally, I do request unlock this innocent user! He did really contribute somethings useful on, and For all those stupid attacks from others, he had suffered too a lot! So for the better future of, I do request unlock this user! -- 23:10, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

I request to review all this user's contributions on I request User:Billinghurst to process this case! For any other attacks for any reason, I would not buy! 23:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

@Barras: the blocking steward  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:35, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for User_talk: or IP address[edit]

Status:    In progress

This user pretended to be Wikipedia administrator to create page like,, this user also trapped Janagewen and to be blocked! First he/she might manage other admins to block Computerfaner without any reason, and the with that user account blocked try to manage block Janagewen and locked globally! For this dirty behavior I feen extreme about the region where this user IP reflects! I am totally sorry, but I have to keep the fairness of

For many attacks from anonymous users, I feel extremely shame. Because this kind of behaviors only prevent further useful contributions to, rather than set up positive view of it. I do have to say this IP users and many other Wikipedia admins also use their rights to counter with the wikipedians or editors who has the opposite views to them. should be a place for knowledge exchange rather than a place for setting traps and manage to defeat other innocents editors. I wish could reconsider the lock to Janagewen, after he has been blocked from, he also used other user accounts to contribute useful things, and such as, in it, it says Edits you make on user-talk pages count as contributions to Wikipedia. This is a big project. So I wish could make necessary change to help further useful contributions to improve itself rather than all those stupid but hurtful attacks continues... 00:46, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

@Barras: This would be related to the previous case.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:36, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for DarciFunderburk[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambot. Alan (talk) 02:34, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block for User: and User:[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Those IPs were used by Janagewen, who was blocked by admins from dewiki, jawiki, enwiki, ruwiki, and simplewiki. 2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:9994:DCD7:BA41:6B2F 05:27, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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