IP block exempt

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Users who are given the ipblock-exempt flag ('ipblock-exempt' user group) are not affected by autoblocks, blocks of IP addresses and rangeblocks. They are also exempt from proxy blocks and Tor blocks. This right is automatically assigned to administrators, however the flag must be added separately for non-administrators to enable editing from IP addresses affected by IP or IP range blocks. The ipblock-exempt flag cannot be granted to editors who do not use an account.

There is also a global group to override global blocks. See Global block exemptions for more information.

Historically, administrators would "softblock" IP's allowing named editors to continue to edit, while disallowing anonymous editing and user registrations. With this flag, this is no longer required.

How to get this flag[edit]

To get this flag and become IP block exempt on all Wikimedia projects one must ask a steward. The process for deciding who should or should not get this userright is described at No open proxies.

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