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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 for User:[edit]

Status:    In progress

Transwiki vandalisms: another IPsock of Charliewolf, confirmed by the SPI this night and blocked at enwiki for a month. By now is active on Spanish WP. This request is related to the one above. Thanks. --Dэя-Бøяg 18:48, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

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)

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 lock/unlock for MDCarchives[edit]

Status:    Not done

Violation of Role account, unconfirmed account for organization, likely used by multiple different people. ---- Cirt (talk) 20:30, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

 Not done That's not a universal policy - I know that for example, en.wikivoyage does allow role accounts. It would also eliminate the possibility of getting the account renamed. --Rschen7754 04:36, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Global unlock for William Pina[edit]

Status:    Not done

I was having a discussion of my new account, Bigwill91, but admins and stewards think that my account is a sock puppet. Usually, in order to clear the block, my account, William Pina, must be unlocked locally and talk page access should also be restored. Thanks. Regards, Bigwill(History) Timestamp: 02:49, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

First of all yeah, your current account's creation and use is avoiding a previous sanction. The correct procedure would have been to come here and ask for an unlock before creating your current account. That aside, please note that when you say "unlocked locally and talk page access should also be restored" you're conflating different things. You are locally blocked on enwiki, enwikinews and metawiki. You have then been globally locked (which is what prevents you from logging in). Even if the lock would be removed, you'd still have to convince the English Wikipedia to unblock you if you wanted to edit there on either account. From what I see on your local enwiki page, you seem to be claiming to have been editing there anonymously since having been blocked, which is an evasion of the sanctions placed on you there and will mean people there will not necessarily look too favorably on your request, but that's a local matter. As for the global request, which is the only matter we can act on from here, I have no issue unlocking if you indend to go back to that username and if the issues that lead to your local blocks and ultimately to the lock have been resolved since that measure was applied. Snowolf How can I help? 05:20, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
I asked you a question btw: why did you claimed to be Janagewen (talk • contribs • block • SULinfo • x-wiki • recent edits • CA) with one of the several IPs you did use to edit?--Vituzzu (talk) 18:41, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
I was not Janagewen, I was William Pina, my former account. To make constructive edits to Wikipedia, I have to first clear the block by using this request. Regards, Bigwill(History) Timestamp: 19:36, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Comment Comment Think that you should see whether you will be unblocked, and if enWP does that then we can look to unlocking.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:59, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
I didn't ask you if you are "Janagewen" but why did you claim to be it. There won't be any unlock before you'll clarify why are you try fooling/trolling us. --Vituzzu (talk) 10:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
 Not done per the edits on the current account, which show no significant improvement in maturity, competence or constructiveness. Snowolf How can I help? 17:34, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Global unlock for Ezekiel53746[edit]

Status:    In progress

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)

Global lock for sockpuppets[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. --Lanwi1(Talk) 15:32, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

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