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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.
  • For global IP block requests, read the guideline and make a request below. Indicate why a global block is necessary and for how long.
  • For account lock requests, read the guideline and post under Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding.

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, ping the steward who globally blocked the IP address using the code {{ping|USERNAME}} so that they are notified about 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 contact the stewards using this form or sending a direct email to stewards(at)wikimedia.org.

Note: (un)blocks apply to IP addresses; and (un)locks apply to global accounts

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Requests for global (un)block

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.
Global blocks don't affect Meta-Wiki, so if your IP address is blocked, you can still appeal here. IP addresses that cause disruption on Meta should be reported at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat instead of here so that they can be blocked locally.
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 [[Special:Contributions/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 https://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 unblock for 46.183.103.0/27

Status:    In progress

This range covers the two Proxies for the Deutsche Bahn, 46.183.103.8 xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselog and 46.183.103.17 xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselog, no other IPs are currently in use. There is astonishingly little vandalism from these two IPs, so I whitelisted them on de.wp, which is by far the most affected wiki here, we can live with 6 account creations a day. I would recommend unblocking the IPs globally. --Harald Krichel (talk) 06:27, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ruslik0: any objections to removing this? I see there has been some abuse from the range, but there is also a good amount of legitimate activity. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:43, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Does Avoided have some relation to Deutsche Bahn? Ruslik (talk) 18:30, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
One of around 4.4 billion passengers each year... maybe --DaizY (talk) 19:59, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: I‘m currently in the train and blocked from editing because of this. It‘s a public service of Deutsche Bahn to their customers in the ICE trains. Quite legitimate usage IMHO. --S.K. (talk) 19:06, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for Open Proxies

Status:    In progress

--WikiBayer (talk) 19:08, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Global block for possible open proxies

Status:    In progress

This guy is a real stubborn fellow.

Not sure at this point if subranges containing these IPs need to be blocked, or just the individual IPs themselves.

Pinging tawiki admins @Info-farmer, Balajijagadesh, Shanmugamp7, Mdmahir, and Ravidreams: who can help get rid of this Kannadiga's pages. Mahir256 (talk) 00:30, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Global Block for 2001:b400:e2af:7599:5883:533c:58f5:52eb/50 (Nipponese Dog Calvero (KAGE) used)

Status:    In progress

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:06, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 208.114.128.0/18 (Xplornet Communications Inc.) for LTA

Status:    In progress

First discovered on SimpleWiki, these IP addresses vandalize for years on many wikis (simple, en, es, fr for example). They are rife especially in pages difficult to control, color pages for example (w:simple:List of colors, w:fr:Liste de noms de couleur or w:es:Anexo:Colores and as well as all internal links contained therein). For this difficulty, it is necessary to block this IP range indefinitely. (Woodstock, New-Brunswick, Canada, Stalk toy: locally blocked 6 times). Thank you in advance. Wikipedially. --Eihel (talk) 01:57, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Since my first request, IPs have still vandalized here. That will make you, maybe, to do this lock. --Eihel (talk) 11:47, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Comment Comment Stewards there is definitely colour changing vandalism, though from my investigation of the last thirty days of contributions, the range is significantly smaller, it just appears to be a /25. I suggest soft blocking the following 208.114.128.0/25

 — billinghurst sDrewth 23:57, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment Indeed, the vandalism on the rest of the addresses is older. Nota Bene: There is no good edition on the range that I proposed. I agree with Billinghurst on the new CIDR. We should now rule on this old request. Regards. --Eihel (talk) 18:55, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for open proxies

Status:    In progress

Used for spamming, all tripped spam filters at simplewikt. --Hiàn (talk) 23:13, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

There's no real sign of spamming, and not even any proof these are open proxies. They are just some ranges used by ISPs using dynamic IP adresss assignment (which may be renewed to a newer address at any time, notably for mobile ISPs if you switch to another location using another antenna. And no sign that this creates lots of abuses. Consider contacting the ISPs if some of their users are doing real abuses, but first make evidences that there were abuses on our wikis. We should not block ISPs just because you think they are "small" or insignificant for you in your location. And especally for Global blocks, that must be motivated by abuses made on multiple wikis in multiple languages, or against specific legitimate wikiusers on all wikis where they may contribute ! Multilingual wikis are special case: an abuse against one localized wiki, and a multilingual wiki (like Commons or Wikidata) should not be a sufficient reason for global blocking: make separate local requests on each wiki instead (and then see if the request later needs escalation to become global, but be more specific). All the above show only a single edit by separate users from separate (and very distant) ISPs.

Global block for 94.236.128.0/20 for LTA

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism with false informations. Number of awesome local blockings (see Stalk Toy). Vandalisms since January 26, 2019: here. Thank you in advance. --Eihel (talk) 15:32, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 151.20.7.153

Status:    In progress

Block evasion by user Alec Smithson xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselog.

The IP is blocked on WP:EN and I've blocked it on WP:FR but the user is still active on several WMF projects, including Commons. Can you block for a 6 months (or more). Thanks. -- Habertix (talk) 22:57, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

What is disruptive about the actions taken on other projects; i.e. azwiki? Looks like they just added some images to a gallery. Are those the wrong images? – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:22, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.249.0.0/16

Status:    In progress
Also appears to be some significant abuse from 123.147.0.0/16 (talkcontribsinfoWHOIS) Praxidicae (talk) 15:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Did a prefix search and recent vandalism are from the range 113.249.56.0 to 113.249.63.255, i.e.:
I came across this range as well as the previous 219.153.x.x several times during the past few days. They basically make a vandalism edit, then undo the edit. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:55, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
They are back at it again today. Praxidicae (talk) 12:26, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for Proxy vandal 2606:2E00:8003:12:216:3EFF:FED6:D880

Status:    In progress

Here andhere --WikiBayer 👤💬 19:08, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 117.136.0.0/16, 2409:8902:9301:4dae::/64, 2409:8902:9301:4dae::/64, and 117.15.55.0/24

Status:    In progress

Global block for 34.73.124.65

Status:    In progress

Functional proxy, port 3128. OJJ (talk) 09:57, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 99.203.2.2

Status:    In progress

w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER perp. Check geolocate and cross-wiki edits. --IanDBeacon (talk) 16:38, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 153.107.192.219

Status:    In progress

Looks like the same LTA I already reported a couple of times, about cross-wiki nonsense redirects. Previous IPs:

--Titore (talk) 02:47, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER IP Range

Status:    In progress

High level of LTA activity from this range. Could be w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER. --IanDBeacon (talk) 17:05, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block 183.198.12.0/23

Status:    In progress

Spambot from China, similar behavior like 183.198.234.0/23 which is already blocked globally. StalkToy lists more than 120 entries. --Achim (talk) 17:47, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment Fully support this and for a long period; at least a year please.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:24, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for Special:Contributions/2604:2000:1343:C444:4483:737B:354D:DFCE

Status:    In progress

Global block for crosswiki abuse range

Crosswiki abuse. Persistent.--Cohaf (talk) 10:34, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

I asked Cohaf to place a request for the /22, though in digging deeper there is enough rubbish in the /21 with little evident good editing to extend to the larger range.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:51, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 103.217.154.0/24

Status:    In progress

Open proxy range, 312 active blocks in 7 projects listed by ST. --Achim (talk) 14:46, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 79.56.186.107

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism :

Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 05:23, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 82.61.28.245

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism - XXBlackburnXx (talk) 15:38, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 99.203.2.222

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki LTA. It's either w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER or w:en:WP:LTA/DRV. Please check for sleepers from this IP and block accordingly. --IanDBeacon (talk) 19:45, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2600:1:f54b:a112:16b:931:9d46:9c1f/33

Status:    In progress

LTA IP Range. Likely either w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER or w:en:WP:LTA/DRV. --IanDBeacon (talk) 19:54, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 203.95.198.130

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam. --Titore (talk) 02:30, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding

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 (direct wiki interface) 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.
  • If you are globally locked, you should appeal your lock to stewards@wikimedia.org.
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 one of the codes 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, --~~~~

For many accounts:

=== Global lock for spambots/vandals ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3}}
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for Trolls and Spambots

Status:    partially done

Lock all:

Gründe, etc, --WikiBayer 👤💬 03:17, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Note: Some of these accounts may be socks of the Globally-Banned user Avoided, or an impostor. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 04:18, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
No. 2, 4 and 5 are imho not Avoided, left them unlocked. All others are definitely Avoided, hence locked. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 22:50, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Панн

Status:    In progress

Blocked indefinitely at several projects including Wikimedia Commons. Now persistently spamming user talk pages of Commons admins at Meta, see Special:Contributions/Панн. --Jcb (talk) 17:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for puppetmaster Hatake and his socks

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Hatake is the puppetmaster, he's been blocked in SQwiki for repeated vandalism, ever since he's editing in multiple Wikis with his multiple accounts, engaging in cross wiki vandalism.--Udha (talk) 17:25, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA Jessechi sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Jessechi[1].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:35, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA 123Aristotle sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse 123Aristotle[2].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:08, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Wj887[3].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:11, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA 命運石之門0 sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse 命運石之門0[4],also see [5].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:53, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for sock of George Reeves Person

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse, globally banned user and there may be other socks too. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 00:09, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Spambots... --Operator873talkconnect 01:33, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Spambots. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:08, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for BriannaI84

Status:    In progress

Spambot, blocked on nl.wiktionary for attempts to add blacklisted links --MarcoSwart (talk) 08:51, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

See also