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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:    Not done

Hello, I’m using this IP address constantly for 8 months and didn’t have any troubles yet. Unfortunately it was blocked by unknown reason several days ago. Could you please unblock this IP address? Thank a lot.


The block has been put in place for a good reason, and in looking at your IP details, it does not seem that you need to be editing via the blocked network.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:17, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

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:    Not done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Matiia (talk) 06:53, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Seems to have stopped now. Thanks for reporting. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:54, 31 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)


Status:    Done

Thanks. -- M\A 13:02, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Hoo man (talk) 13:04, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

David Beals[edit]

Status:    Done

Please see here. Mike VTalk 17:10, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Two were already locked, I just locked the others. -Barras talk 17:19, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for I have created an account (redux)[edit]

Status:    Done

Sock of Russavia. INeverCry 22:50, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -Barras talk 23:25, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]