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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/unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi, This IP is my host IP which only host few website in past few month and I'm the only one knows login detail, it should't be used by any illegal thing. Please unblock this IP, I will keep changing the login password generally in order to prevent same thing happen. Thank you.

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    handled through OTRS

Hi, I am currently using this network and this IP address has been wrongly identified as spam. As far as I know I have made all my edits by logging in from my username Psubhashish and have not vandalized any page. Could you please unblock the IP address as it is stopping me from contributing in any project? --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 18:12, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Closed Closed handled elsewhere  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:03, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    converted to anon only block

Cross-wiki spam: spambot: 16clouds leaky webhost, now to full range. --Arnie97 (talk)

This block has been converted to anonymous only, which means that users in the IP range need to login to their account to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:42, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    nothing to do

Long-term abuse. Do the same expiry as WP: 06:11, 19 December 2015. --2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:44F5:CE1B:1046:B6EC 17:00, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

There is no global block for this IP address. If it is blocked at a wikipedia, you will need to ask at that wiki for its removal. It is not something that a steward can override.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:11, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    Done

Xwiki vandalism on enwikiquote and commons. Eurodyne (talk) 07:36, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:07, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spam, recently reported forum spam source. LlamaAl (talk) 21:16, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:05, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    Done

Adding false information cross-wiki. --Matiia (talk) 05:12, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao (talk) 01:49, 29 January 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 unblock for Ibidem[edit]

Status:    Not done

Hi! I have such problem. At ruwiki and other wiki (english, german and other) for several days I receive such message "WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION Error Our servers are currently experiencing a technical problem. This is probably temporary and should be fixed soon. Please try again in a few minutes.

If you report this error to the Wikimedia System Administrators, please include the details below. Request: POST, from via cp1055 cp1055 ([]:3128), Varnish XID 1283000621 Forwarded for:,,, Error: 503, Service Unavailable at Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:19:00 GMT"

The problem is the same from 3 different computers and different IP. There is no problem with new created account "Ibidem 2". I gave request on technical forum at ruwiki, but received answer to write request here on meta. Please try to solve my problem. Thank you. --Ibidem 2 (talk) 20:23, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

(Not steward)There is nothing to do with Steward about server error. It's the task of Sysadmin. — Revi 10:02, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
These are temporary and transitory issue. They will resolve, or someone will resolve them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Please comment here should the issue persist. The issue has been identified, and should have been bypassed. Savhñ 14:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps you might need to go to to fix this. 2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:44F5:CE1B:1046:B6EC 17:09, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Me and your mom[edit]

Status:    Done

Vandal only account - blocked on en wp and vandal edits on Commons, thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:35, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao (talk) 01:53, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for DarciFunderburk[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambot. Alan (talk) 02:34, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block for User: and User:[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Those IPs were used by Janagewen, who was blocked by admins from dewiki, jawiki, enwiki, ruwiki, and simplewiki. 2602:306:CC2E:EFB0:9994:DCD7:BA41:6B2F 05:27, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Global block for Alkim Y/Die Winterreise[edit]

Status:    Done
Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao (talk) 01:55, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Miszatomic and all associated sock accounts[edit]

Status:    Not done

See also previously globally-locked sock accounts:

Sockmaster is a local en.wikiquote Admin that has engaged in: socking, trolling, vandalism, impersonating other users causing multiple globally locked accounts. See sock account Jody Fosteur, globally-locked by Savh for "Long-term abuse". See sock account DanielTom6, globally-locked by Tegel for "Long-term abuse". See also triple-voting at a Request for Adminship with sock accounts Jimmy11234 and Gene96. Thank you for your attention to this grave matter, ---- Cirt (talk) 00:57, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Note: The reason for the global-locks by the Stewards may be due to the now deleted contribs of the sock accounts (restored for visibility of diffs). One example: Threatening an admin (not himself, not Miszatomic, but admin UDScott ) and his family with physical harm and death: "U SON OF A BITCH U BETTER UNBLOCK ME OR ELSE U AND UR LOVED 1S WILL FACE A PAINFUL DEATH!". Perhaps that might shed some light on the rationale for the global locks by the Stewards. -- Cirt (talk) 02:42, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
I see Cirt keeps trying to use stewards to get his way in local wiki disputes. As I've explained elsewhere, it's ridiculous to suggest that Miszatomic's main account should be globally locked. Now, if User:Jody Fosteur really is Miszatomic's sock, then it did behave badly, which was his excuse to then block it himself. Again, stewards familiar with the troll he was imitating know he does make death threats, so it's not surprising that Miszatomic would also copy this (although it shows very poor judgment). That said, Miszatomic's main account itself has never made any bad edit, on any project, as far as I can see. It is only blocked in one project (by Cirt), and that project can manage without central interference from stewards, thanks. ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:11, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
 Not done. My lock was done based on the suspicion of a relation with an LTA. Since long-term abuse hasn't yet been confirmed, it doesn't seem appropiate to me to lock the main account. Global locks are carried out to prevent cross-wiki vandalism. Please clear this out locally. Savhñ 11:26, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
[Removed the data posted by Cirt.] @Cirt: You do not have the CU data that I have, so I ask that you stop jumping to conclusions when you are judging by superficial evidence. Stop finding people guilty. I have undertaken a long series of CU checks, and I have made that data available to Stewards for their review. I have emailed Miszatomic, and when I have some conclusive data, and a review by another steward I will get back to the community.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:34, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good, thank you. -- Cirt (talk) 13:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for English Ethling[edit]

Status:    Done

Fresh sock of David Beals. INeverCry 03:47, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 03:56, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for sockpuppets of Leucosticte (aka Sarsaparilla)[edit]

Status:    Done

Socks of Leucosticte (Sarsaparilla), which is banned by WMF. Per WMF Global Ban Policy, they should be locked. See en:Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Leucosticte, en:Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Sarsaparilla and en:Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of Sarsaparilla. --GZWDer (talk) 09:57, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Since it is about a WMF banned user, it might be good if WMF enforces the ban themselves (or they give us/me the ok to lock the accounts per their global ban). I'm not actually sure how to handle such a request. Maybe a fellow will take a look at the request. Just in case, as it is about a WMF banned user: @Jalexander-WMF, Philippe (WMF): -Barras talk 01:13, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @Barras: We are certainly ok with you (or any steward) locking accounts per the global ban (or admins blocking per) however this swath was actually done by WMFOffice earlier today upon the request of a Steward on IRC. Jalexander--WMF 02:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

David Beals[edit]

Status:    Done

Thanks, Mike VTalk 01:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - but both linked accounts are the same. -Barras talk 01:09, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]