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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 stewards-at-wikimedia.org.
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 http://www.whatismyip.com/
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at:
stewards-at-wikimedia.org

Global block/unblock for 188.123.248.4[edit]

Status:    Done

Xwiki spam across 13 projects. All (or most) of these IP's edits are in Russian or a similar language. Eurodyne (talk) 03:23, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Rschen7754 03:26, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Eurodyne (talk) 03:29, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 202.167.250.75[edit]

Status:    Done

My workplace settings require me to access Internet through a proxy server. --Abhijitsathe (talk) 07:42, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

  • @Abhijitsathe: Block has been removed as internet tools indicate that the abuse has stopped. If we need to reimplement, then we will try a soft block next time around, if we miss that, and a hard block recurs, then please prompt us with a suggestion of a soft block.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:52, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block for 123.23.139.91, ...[edit]

Status:    Not done

Spambot, es:voy. Alan (talk) 13:05, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Spambots, es.wikt. Alan (talk) 13:07, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

All our dynamic IP from quick IP address cycling providers, and are not showing up in other spam forums. These are not worth chasing globally, and should just be whacked locally.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:12, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 124.197.95.197[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambot on de.wiki --Filzstift (talk) 20:39, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 114.109.209.210[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambot on de.wiki --Filzstift (talk) 20:39, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 46.118.151.29[edit]

Status:    In progress

Spambot on de.wiki --Filzstift (talk) 20:39, 30 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 stewards-at-wikimedia.org 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}}
*{{LockHide|username|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global unlock for Google9999[edit]

Status:    Not done

Hi I was blocked in December 2012 since then I have created some accounts. I have an account on mediawiki I was blocked for creating lots of templates but I was also blocked because I also have google9999 account and that was blocked global but I haven't edited much on other languges I may have edited but not as much and it has been a few months to a year ago since I last edited on different languges a lot I was blocked because I was editing on a lot of languges. I would ask that I be unblocked or if I carnt can I have permission to use my other account which I can use on mediawiki please. --Paladox2017 (talk) 21:23, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

See background at mw:User talk:Paladox2017#Unblock. Also, note that this user also owns the locked User:Paladox2014 account. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:29, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Ok and If I wont get unblocked could I use my other account on mediawiki. Paladox2017 (talk) 21:48, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Account locks are not done for users of good reputation, so just appearing here asking for an unlock, without addressing the reasons for the lock isn't going to be productive. I doubt that you were locked solely for creating lots of templates, as such would be more likely to be a local blocking issue. So please go back to first principles, address why you were locked, and why now is different and the accounts should be unlocked.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:17, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
When addressing this issue, please identify why we should unlock an account, especially in light of additional and subsequents accounts getting locally blocked. Noting adding other accounts identified to user
 — billinghurst sDrewth 23:35, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
There is a more complete list here, but I think Paladox2017 deserves to have his lock reviewed. I usually saw his edits as good faith, if misguided or unneeded. There was a previous discussion on SN about this user. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:42, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
In my opinion, his behavior now is no different than it was when his old accounts were locked. In fact, it was a mass-template-copying spree from just today on mw: that led me to realize these accounts were the same person. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:58, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't think unlocking is a good idea due to the disruption caused. --Rschen7754 02:47, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi I was blocked because I had an older account that was blocked globally could I be unblocked localy on media wiki please even if this account is still locked I have changed slightly. I have now mostly been editing mediawiki I have not been editing much of other wikipedias which was why I was blocked. 151.225.136.51 10:54, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I also have been editing mostly in English which was also another reason I was blocked. 151.225.136.51 10:57, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
You've only changed "slightly"? That's not very encouraging. --Rschen7754 13:26, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't see that we need to unlock the account, you can edit from the existing account. I would like for any community that unblocks existing account to place a restriction on you working in the template namespace. While you may have the best intentions, your lack of familiarity and lack of caution and mindfulness working in that area is both troublesome and problematic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:39, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi but I have to request either an unblock or ask if I can use my other account because my other account will be blocked globaly if I doint ask. I was blocked on mediawiki localy because I had this account that was locked globaly. So I am asking can I edit under my other account if I limit the edits to not many template please. 151.225.136.51 17:13, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Can I use my new account the one that is currently blocked the paladox2017 account even if this one is block because I asked to be unlocked on mediawiki and he said to ask here first since I had another account locked. 151.225.136.51 20:30, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I am unaware of any policy at Mediawiki that prevents multiple accounts, nor that allows accounts to be blocked solely due to the existence of a locked account, hence why my confusion about your request. So this is not done, and doesn't require to be done and I am going to put further comment onto your user talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:06, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Hubbardcalgaryroofing[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot, mediawikiwiki. Alan (talk) 01:44, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Global lock for Ezasultio47[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spambot. In addition to the blocks on Wikidata and MediaWiki.org, the user has also been triggering the local abuse filters on Wikipedia too.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:36, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

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