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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 unblock for[edit]

Status:    softened block, though not completely removed

Why have you blocked my ip address? Today I first bought modem and connected to my pc but in wonder i found that you blocked my ip before two days when i had never used this ip before!!! Please unblock the ip.--Sharif uddin (talk) 17:09, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

It is a spammy /24 subrange. The block will be modified so that logged in accounts can edit. Ruy Pugliesi 18:30, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Plz modify as soon as possible. Otherwise i can not edit on wiki pages.--Sharif uddin (talk) 20:04, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

@Sharif uddin: The global block has been modified, such that users need to login to edit. If you are logged in and unable to edit, then maybe you are facing a local block at the wiki in question.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:20, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    Not done

Vhaslhv cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist

I want you to unlock my ip because I made no cross-wiki vandalism, I believe it was a mistake, do not know what is the id blocking, but I would be unlocked. I would also ask the Vhaslhv account unlock so I can remove my personal email my preferences. Thank. 15:56, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

LTA. Blatant attacks and cw vandalisms (see w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Vhaslhv/Archive). Also blocked on meta-wiki by Barras. Ruy Pugliesi 02:16, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    Done

My IP address was blocked by Vituzzu, reason given as: Open proxy: + abuse from I have not abused any wiki site from my account or from this IP. If it is easier, just unblocking my Natalyakautz account would be fine as well. Thanks. --Natalyakautz (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Natalyakautz, the block is for a range of ips, meaning the vandalism was not perse from your ip. I suggest you go to en:Wikipedia:IP block exemption and ask for an ip-block exemption on the English Wikipedia. This would mean that you can edit, even though the ip is blocked. All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:51, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for responding. I am having trouble asking for an ip-block exemption on English Wikipedia. The page you linked to suggested two options: 1) copy a request template to the bottom of my talk page; 2)use the Unblock Ticket Request System. I have problems with both options: 1) I am unable to edit my talk page due to the IP block, so I cannot paste the request template; 2)when I attempt to fill out the Unblock Ticket Request System form the system says "The username you entered is not currently blocked" and won't let me submit my form (because my username isn't blocked, but my IP is). I am unsure how to proceed, could you please help? Thanks.

I've left a note at w:Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#IPBE_request. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:40, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism; blocked on English and Japanese Wikipedias.--Infinite0694 (talk) 05:38, 25 April 2015 (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 unlock for Ezekiel53746[edit]

Status:    Not done

I am no longer interested in disrupting Wikimedia at all. I was 12 and had stress on that huge mess I made during April-June 2013, but it's long gone and I'm much more mature now. I really regret everything I've done during then and I don't want to be known for my damage. I want just one more try here, some sort of light, and when I get unlocked and then able to request unblock on enwiki, I'm SURE I'll be a much better editor, I'll actually take time to read the policies and do more than just stuff related to dealing with vandals (and especially vandalism myself). I hope you'll consider this. 04:31, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done at this time, as all the active accounts are blocked. If you can resurrect an account at the wikis by talking to the admins, then we can review it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:48, 12 April 2015 (UTC), I can't. None of my accounts are not blocked/locked, and I don't know how to appeal Ezekiel53746's lock in that case. I'd have to resort to just making a new account altogether to do that. 18:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of David Beals[edit]

Status:    Done

Ceiling fan image vandal at Commons --Denniss (talk) 01:50, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

All Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for reporting. Ruy Pugliesi 02:16, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 3 LTA/ja accounts[edit]

Status:    Done

See ja blocks - thanks --Herby talk thyme 07:16, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks - QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:17, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Pagesynergy[edit]

Status:    Done

Only edits cross wiki are to place spam. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 12:19, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. -- M\A 12:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for dokdo's socks (2)[edit]

Status:    Done
socks of Dokdo. Already blocked in kowiki.--콩가루 (talk) 03:42, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
느금마 made '콩가루 등---신'(log) so it is also Dokdo's sock.--콩가루 (talk) 03:46, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
add one more sock.--콩가루 (talk) 09:31, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Not blocked in kowiki but it is a sock of dokdo. If I block him/her (s)he do vandalism on his talk page so I didn't block him.--콩가루 (talk) 09:54, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
look here. He wrote '느금마'. It is same as dokdo'a sock name.--콩가루 (talk) 09:56, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

--콩가루 (talk) 10:22, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I feel like it's 대우건설, rather than Dokdo — based on this diff, "피노키오" is a common pattern of 대우건설. — regards, Revi 12:09, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- M\A 13:03, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 일베용팝 and his socks[edit]

Status:    Done

Same patterns of vandalism, VOA. — regards, Revi 12:09, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- M\A 13:03, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

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