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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 stewards-at-wikimedia.org.
Note: (un)blocks apply to IP addresses; and (un)locks apply to global accounts
Crosswiki requests
MetaWiki 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 http://www.whatismyip.com/
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at:
stewards-at-wikimedia.org

Global block for 98.143.147.202[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambot, fr.wikiversity. Alan (talk) 13:01, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, pt.Wikibooks. Alan (talk) 13:05, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, el.wikinews. Alan (talk) 13:24, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot. af log. Alan (talk) 14:50, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, nl.wikivoyage. Alan (talk) 18:58, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, vi.wikivoyage. Alan (talk) 19:02, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Chinese spambot. it.wikiversity. Alan (talk) 12:33, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, es.wikivoyage. Alan (talk) 12:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, mediawiki. Alan (talk) 14:12, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

x-wiki spambot.

Spambots, pt.wikinews. Alan (talk) 15:35, 30 September 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 stewards-at-wikimedia.org 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}}
*{{LockHide|username|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for Unypoly's socks[edit]

Status:    Done

Unypoly's sock 눈코잆 (talk • contribs • block • SULinfo • x-wiki • recent edits • CA) (locked) admitted that these accounts belong to him, by ko:Special:Diff/12927603 Revicomplaint? 14:41, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

He admitted it, but did they admit it too? --MF-W 11:49, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Their patterns also says they belongs to Unypoly. (Sorry for the delay...) — revi^ 03:53, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Global unlock for 122.143.3.68[edit]

Status:    Not done
  • Fushan007 (talk • contribs • block • SULinfo • x-wiki • recent edits • CA)
  • Hello, My IP Address has been blocked with the reason given is Cross-wiki spam: spambot. I want to let you know that, i have to have use Proxies and VPN's while using internet, because i am living in China, where all major and global sites are blocked and locked by Chinese Government such as, YouTube, Facebook, Google (except .hk and .cn) and many others. Previously i was editing on English Wikipedia without any disruption while closing all Proxies and VPN connections. But since for last two or three days i couldn't edit because of above mentioned reason even when my all VPN and other proxies connections are disable during editing. I am a avid Wikipedia editor and have many faithful articles on platform. I have always respect Wiki rules, regulations and restrictions. But this is the problem i am fail to solved, because it is not in my hand to use internet without proxy. Also i want to make clear that while editing, my all proxies connections are always closed and had never creates any problem, but for now even when i am not using proxy it is still saying that your IP Adress has been blocked on all wikis because of No Open Proxies Global Rule. So please tell me what should i do, its very important that my request should be considered serious because my many works is going on Wikipedia. Fushan007 (talk · contribs)

Global lock for user:Canhluong15[edit]

Status:    Hecho

Spambot. Please, also delete ace:User:Canhluong15/common.css. Alan (talk) 13:51, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Hecho. Gracias, Savhñ 13:55, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for KerriPapathanas[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot, nl.wikibooks. Alan (talk) 21:25, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, pt.wikiversity. Alan (talk) 19:18, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W 19:51, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Toma646[edit]

Status:    Not done

Indefinitely blocked on de.wiki, en.wiki, and Wikimedia Commons, and with 9 indeffed socks on cs.wiki, including one that has been used for cross-wiki vandalism in the past 2 weeks. Recent threat and taunting on talkpage of steward Trijnstel: [1] in which this sockmaster states clearly that they will continue their socking on Commons, points out an image they recently uploaded with a sock, etc. He then repeats the threat of socking on my talk: [[2]]. In resonse to a message from steward Teles on his talk as recently as August, he admits to cross-wiki vandalism which he says he does "for fun" [3].

Coming here to Meta to taunt me for blocking him on Commons is a cross-wiki attack. I blocked him for uploading this image 2 weeks ago on Commons: [[4]] (it means "Kiss my ass!" in Czech: [[5]]) for use in vandalizing a page in mainspace on cs.wiki: [[6]]. The account used to do the vandalism is still indeffed at cs.wiki: [[7]].

The unblock of Toma646, a sockmaster, on cs.wiki less than 2 weeks after using a sock to vandalize an article was a bad unblock by any reasonable standard. This individual has come to here to openly taunt me and threaten more socking and has recently committed cross-wiki vandalism. I find this to be a serious situation, and think a global lock is in order.

I have yet to see even a warning here on Meta, even though these threats of socking and vandalism have been witnessed by stewards, with one of the messages being placed on a steward's talk. Trijnstel has chastised and lectured me about my actions, and I certainly resent that, but Toma646 shouldn't be able to behave this way with impunity, regardless of whether I act like an asshole a bit. I'm not indeffed on 3 projects, nor do I have 9 socks on a 4th, which he should still be blocked on, as Toma646 does: [[8]]. Thanks for your time. I don't want more abuse from the "peanut gallery" as Billinghurst calls them, so I'll leave this repectfully to stewards to handle. INeverCry 08:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

 Not done at this stage. Local wikis can manage this user as they see fit, it doesn't need stewards intervening. Global lock should not be applied to a user of standing. Number of wikis that a user is blocked is not primarily a factor here, in this case it would be through a global block.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:21, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for user:GOYNormangx[edit]

Status:    Done

spambot, en.wikiversity. Alan (talk) 12:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Trijnsteltalk 13:31, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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