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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
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
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[edit]

Status:    Hecho

Xwiki spambot (de:b, fr:voy, ...). Alan (talk) 14:27, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Hecho. Savhñ 14:35, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block for sock puppets of Fête[edit]

Status:    Done

Fête (talk · contribs) is high disruptive contributor. Indefinitely blocked on fr.wiktionary for false informations insertions (concern lot of suspicious quebecer pronunciation of words), stubborn to edit on subject which can't handle (for example he had create on Commons project numerous "quebecer" pronounciation audio file despite the fact he is a native cantonese locutor. Result is tons of audio files suppose to illustrate the french quebecer accent but which in real that just are bad imitations from a cantonese locutor with a strong a chinese accent File:Qc-joyeuses fêtes.ogg. We absolutely can't use this audio to illustrate quebecer accent but nevermind Fête does it. It's like if me, a french locutor, I live in Australia and try to imitate aussies accent on english word because i like that accent but of result will be just english word with strong french accent...), severals edit wars, no dialogue, ignore the comments/remarks/warnings, spam questions & request about quebec pronounciation to Quebecer users (already one of them left our project cause of him, an example of that harassement here. He does it with all of our Canadian users), create severals sock puppets to bypass the blockage. Nowadays, he still continue to disrupt our project with a myriad of IP adress, we suppose he use proxy.
He was block on fr.wikipedia and en.wiktionary aswell. Try always to bypass the blockage and migrated to some others project to continue to contribute about Quebecer prononciation without any real knowledge about it (by the way another proof of harassement on zh-yue.wikipedia this time). So yes block his sock puppet will help preventing him to disrupt Wikimedia community again (even if he can do it by IP). Thanks. V!v£ l@ Rosière /Murmurer…/ 13:53, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Phung and Ruan123 no global account--Shizhao (talk) 14:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks you. V!v£ l@ Rosière /Murmurer…/ 11:07, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block for, ...[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambots, nl.wikibooks. Alan (talk) 15:34, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, mediawiki. Alan (talk) 00:11, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, en.wikiquote. Alan (talk) 00:19, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Spambot, nl.wikibooks. Alan (talk) 13:22, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Melos (talk) 16:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    Done

Xwiki spam on itwikis. Eurodyne (talk) 04:03, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for reporting--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:07, 21 October 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 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 unblock for[edit]

Status:    converted to soft block

Deine IP-Adresse wurde auf allen Wikis gesperrt. Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Vituzzu ( Die angegebene Begründung ist Open proxy: Beginn der Sperre: 13. Sep. 2014, 14:32:25 Ablauf der Sperre: 13. Sep. 2019, 14:32:25 Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist Bitte gib alle obigen Details in allen gemachten Anfragen an.

IP ist keinem Proxy zugehörig! -- 10:23, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

I have converted the block to a soft block. This means that to edit you will need to login to your wikimedia account to edit. If you don't have an account, then you can create one at Special:CreateAccount  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:59, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! --Offenbacherjung (talk) 12:14, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
So this can be marked as done? — revi^ 06:38, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Yes, it's done.--Offenbacherjung (talk) 06:18, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Fastcarvaleting[edit]

Status:    Done

X-wiki spambot. Alan (talk) 00:05, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Spambot. Alan (talk) 13:24, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Spambot. Alan (talk) 22:17, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Melos (talk) 00:16, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Hendrix(Max)[edit]

Status:    Done

Old LTA of La Randy Hendrix.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 07:35, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for ZulmaWeiser, ...[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambots. Alan (talk) 13:07, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

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