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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
Crosswiki requests
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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:    nothing to do

Why am I blocked? I am new to this website and I edited (en:Eric Campbell) and (fr:Jurickson Profar). The preceding unsigned comment was added by Josephlinden (talk • contribs) 18:10, 11 June 2014‎ (UTC)

I have closed this, there is information to indicate which IP was blocked, and checks do not show that the using address is blocked. If there is further information that can be provided, please do so.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:24, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Global unblock for Scott Stapp/[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hello, this is Scott Stapp. Please unblock me from Wiki. Can you also explain why?

I don't see that the IP address is blocked, Special:GlobalBlockList/ Would you please supply the full block message that you get when you try to edit. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:52, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
I do see that Special:GlobakBlock/ is within a blocked range, though, if you login to your account, you should be able to edit unhindered.  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:25, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Global unblock for 2604:180:1::c7b3:9b3f[edit]

Status:    soft block only

As is well known for GFW, without proxy and VPN people in mainland China can not even view Wikipedia, Wikimedia and Other things, not to mention editing. --2604:180:1:0:0:0:C7B3:9B3F 14:44, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

This is a soft block that requires users to be logged into an WMF account, please do so to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:26, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    converted to soft block

This global block ( on ) affects a legitimate user on fr.wp. The block reason indicates "open proxy" but this is currently not the case. --Linedwell@frwiki 13:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

@Linedwell: I have converted this to a soft block, so those who are logged into their WMF user account can edit  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:19, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Global unblock for (and IPv6)[edit]

Status:    soft blocks

These addresses and /64 range are under my control. I am the only one with access. --Peasantoid (talk) 00:10, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

{{unblock}} -- Subnet is owned by and services legitimate closed proxies and VPNs (like the one I am using) in addition to the alleged open proxy the range was blocked for.

Yes check.svg Done in a fashion. The ipv4 address is not globally blocked, so nothing to. The ipv6 range has been removed though it now falls under a larger IPv6 /30 soft range block. This requires users to be logged in to their WMF accounts to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:33, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Why have closed my IP?[edit]

Status:    IP range is problematic

I dont know why User:ارژنگ has closed my IP? but Written There : (because attacked and indecency) . But I have never attacked and indecency . Please open my IP . You can see [1] .ناطق (talk)

Note: I've moved this request from the talk page. Trijnsteltalk 11:22, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
@ناطق: the IP range has been blocked due to it being abused, in fact the /24 is blocked as problematic. I can see spambots within the range looking at tools like so it is unlikely to be unblocked while they are active. Please talk to your internet service provider about managing abuse that is happening within their network. If this is a continuing issue and you are looking to edit xwiki, you can apply for an IP block exemption at SRGP; noting that as you are an admin at faWP, that right means excludes from that requirement for that wiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:43, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    Done

Block log entry states: +; real users, converting to soft block., blocking user was User:Billinghurst. If soft block means that users logged in with their global accounts can edit, then it doesn't seem to work. I tried to edit articles in de:wp.

Thanks. --Viciarg 19:24, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

That is indeed what soft block means. However, it seems like the block accidentally was not a soft block, contrary to the description. I fixed that now. --MF-W 22:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    changes to soft-block

Hello I come from and i wanted to edit a page in as always but I get this message -

"Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis. The block was made by Tegel ( The reason given is Cross-wiki spam. Start of block: 12 Korrik 2014 22:13 Expiry of block: 12 Tetor 2014 22:13 Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make. "

My last edit was yesterday but I am blocked from July 12, there must be some mistake, please help me. Visi90 (talk) 21:19, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

The block is because someone else has used that IP-address to add spam to different Wikipedia projects. You can get different IP-addresses every time you log onto internet, depending on what type of service your using, so there is no one saying that you have done anything wrong. I have change the block so you can login to your account and edit pages. -- Tegel (Talk) 22:05, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Visi90 (talk) 22:30, 22 July 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 unlock for User:EmrahÖ[edit]

Status:    Done

It could be that my colleagues thought that I vandalize the Wikipedia pages. But I don't vandalized the Wikipedia/Wiktionary pages. In the future I will be more careful that such a misunderstanding don't happen next time. Please unlock my account.EmrahÖ (talk) 18:56, 26 May 2014 (UTC+2)

on hold, awaiting review; @Bennylin: this is one of yours.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:00, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi, @EmrahÖ:, are you sure this is not you? We could unblock you, but your username would be added to watchlist. If any vandalism done using that username in the future, the block would be permanent. Please confirm that you would take future responsibility with this username, including changing password routine, etc. Bennylin 16:10, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Apparently this is a location in "Turkish Kurdistan" with also a traditionally high population of Armenians (see w:Muş). I do not see why adding the Kurdish translation was reverted. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:16, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi Bennylin, yes I was this, but I don't vandalized the page I only added the Kurdish names of the provinces in the Kurdish inhabited areas, Turkish Kurdistan. I don't vandalized the pages but some users have vandalized the pages by permanently reverting the Kurdish names of the Kurdish inhabited areas, I think because of their political ideology. If you look at the View histories of the said pages you will see whom I mean. So I don't vandalized the pages and therefore I think that I was treated unfairly, but nevertheless I will be more carefully in the future times. I hope that something like that will not happen in future. So please unlock my account. Greetings! EmrahÖ (talk) 15:56, 04 June 2014 (UTC+2) @Bennylin:
Hi and sorry for the late reply, @EmrahÖ: because I was out of town. I have contacted en:User:Kmoksy and ku:User:MikaelF first to get their view about this, and then I'll weigh the decision on that. If you're still following, could you please give your answer to en:User_talk:EmrahÖ#Adding_Kurdish_translations_of_the_names_of_regions_in_Turkey here? And FYI you should take time to create your profile page, because without a profile page, other people cannot know anything about you. Bennylin 08:12, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
I have given my answer to the given link (en:User_talk:EmrahÖ#Adding_Kurdish_translations_of_the_names_of_regions_in_Turkey). I hope that my account will unlocked as soon as possible. Greetings! EmrahÖ (talk) 14:08, 01 July 2014 (UTC+2)
@Bennylin: This is still open and awaiting a resolution.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:13, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
@EmrahÖ: I have removed the lock, please edit with mindfulness. Being back here would not be a good idea.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:44, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I will be more careful next time. EmrahÖ (talk) 19:18, 21 July 2014 (UTC+2)

Global lock/unlock for Judwnjaeger[edit]

Status:    Not done

This username is one typo error (w -> e) short of declaring himself a (germanophone) "hunter of Jews". I guess that it is enough hatespeech or similar for a global lock, even if the account is quite old. --Grand-Duc (talk) 06:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

 Not done if it becomes active then we can manage it, otherwise we do not need to jump at possible typos.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Update Punkt[edit]

Status:    Done

This user was registered at 2014-07-20 00:40. Most edits are vandalism - totally or nearly. Examples:

And so on... I cannot see any contribution that this user is willing to work constructively. Therefore, I recommend to lock this account globally. -- Juetho (talk) 13:42, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Meanwhile, the account is blocked locally at three WMF projects. -- Juetho (talk) 18:52, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W 01:31, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Global hide for an offensive username[edit]

Status:    Done

Highly offensive username. --Francisco (talk) 15:32, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:08, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

See also[edit]