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Requests for global (un)block
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Global block/unlock for 126.96.36.199
- 188.8.131.52 — — —
I'm not sure why I've been locked. Seems like I'm just doing small and accurate edits.
- There is no global block on the IP address, nor do I see that we have done one. I would suggest that you check to see whether local admins applied a local block — billinghurst sDrewth 11:13, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Global unblock for 184.108.40.206
- 220.127.116.11 — — —
Mon adresse IP a été de nouveau bloquée. C'est une IP scolaire. Après discussion, il me semblait que mon projet de rédaction avec des élèves avait été accepté et qu'une certaine confiance m'avait été accordée. Il n'en est rien et si je comprends la plaie que représente le vandalisme scolaire dans l'encyclopédie, le manque de confiance dans un projet de compréhension qu'est Wikipédia et les bâtons dans les roues hebdomadaires me découragent fortement. Est-il possible que Barras me débloque mon IP ? Merci ! --CDI Océane (talk) 09:44, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
- Thank you for the contact, and the information that you provided. I have made a note on the unblock that it is an internal proxy for an education facility. I will also make a note for stewards in another resource to try help mitigate the recurrence. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:20, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Unblocking of dynamic IP 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124 — — — At this moment the IP 126.96.36.199 is locked, but this is a dynamic address and so I was locked. It's very craz and you should give more attention if locking if static or dynamic. --Karl Gruber (talk) 08:23, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
- the ban was imposed on this single IP address only (see ) because of cross-wiki spam.
- the ban was done properly as cross-wiki spam needs this kind of global ban and only the single IP address has been banned, not the whole range, which would have been much more disruptive to regular users
- as this is a dynamic address from an austrian mobile provider, so a ban of 1 month seems to be not usefil to me, for two reasons:
- a notorius spammer simply reconnects himself and gets a new IP, being able to continue the spamming
- regular users, such as Karl Gruber, are being blocked a in the long run and don't know why and how this could happen. In this case Karl approached me and I advised him to restart his modem, afterwards he was fine.
- Another important note: With this global ban user cannot even complain or contact on this page, so telling them to go to Steward requests for more information is pointless. People are effectively being blocked from doing anything, including to find out why they are blocked, if they are not technical gurus, knowing where to find Global Block logs or that they need to restart their modems.
- Suggestion: Global bans on dynamic IP addresses shouldn't be longer than 3 days in order to avoid or minimise these problems. Normally these users get a new IP address every 24 hours, so even 1 day might be good. --Manuel Schneider(bla) (+/-) 09:06, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
- It is not called locking.
- It is not called banning.
- Global blocks don't apply to Meta, and they have an error message which tells people how to complain. --MF-W 10:44, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
- Karl Gruber was unable to comment / ask here before getting a new IP address, that's a fact. Nonetheless, the collatoral damage is higher, many users don't even know why that happen to them and what should they do. So we really should minimise the collatoral damage, especially as the block doesn't achieve its goal anyway - at latest after 24h, regular users are being affected by the block and the spammer is not. That can't be the goal. Hence my suggestion in limiting these blocks to 1 or maybe 3 days. --Manuel Schneider(bla) (+/-) 10:56, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
- I should add: This is the second time in one month that Karl Gruber has had this issue. I wouldn't push for that if it was the first time. Appearantly it happens more often than we think. --Manuel Schneider(bla) (+/-) 10:58, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
- It was a problematic IP with spambots, and these days stewards generally find that a block for a month is more effective than shorter. In this case it takes a little more time, nuance, familiarity, and a good IP domain tool to identify that this is a range for a mobile telephone company. A week would have been more suitable, so I have removed the block. @Karl Gruber: so apologies for your getting caught, though no apologies should be necessary for imposing the block. It is an imperfect science, and battling spam is something that we wish we didn't have to do. There is a spammer within the range, and if the provider is assiduous maybe we can work with them to identify the perpetrator and they can take actions; are they helpful with abuse complaints? — billinghurst sDrewth 11:00, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding
|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:
Global lock/unlock for user:Wittloc2003
Hello! I am confused on why I was blocked. I was simply editing and adding helpful info to the Varekai: Cirque du Soleil page. I can't even edit my own User: wiki pages. Please explain. I'm really puzzled!
- You are neither locked or blocked anywhere. Ruslik (talk) 03:22, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Global lock for User:Mensham49
Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --188.8.131.52 19:43, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
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