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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, 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 using this form or writing 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.
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 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 unblock for 188.163.64.0/18[edit]

Status:    Done

IP range of the largest Ukrainian mobile operator. See: [1], w:Kyivstar --RLuts (talk) 16:02, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

@Masti: --Base (talk) 19:22, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz:, perhaps you can address it. --Base (talk) 20:26, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Removed for now. Not the entire range has been abused for spam. RadiX 04:00, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block for two ranges[edit]

Status:    In progress
Status:    In progress

Spot checks show these ranges riddled with open proxies, some of which were recently used for evasion of edit warring/vandalism blocks on en.wiki. --Ks0stm (TCGE) 20:54, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block 79.111.0.0/16 range[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Locked in ruwiki. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 07:32, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 120.42.186.86[edit]

Status:    In progress

Vandalism (flags). --Buggia 08:18, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 84.92.11.89[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal, edits to en.wikipedia, en.wiktionary and simple.wikipedia - a total of 313. Appears to be a static IP as it possesses a specific ISP user account name and this name appears in some of the edits made. Suspect there may be accounts under this IP, therefore possibly LTA. DaneGeld (talk) 14:07, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block 2600:1003:b440::/44 range[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse; open proxy server. Locked in enwiki. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 19:26, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block 2600:8800::/28 range[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse; open proxy server. Locked in enwiki enwiki. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 20:05, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for 178.213.184.0/21[edit]

Status:    In progress

It was reported on Facebook by a user that this global block affects him. It seems that this range is actually the range of Skynet - a local ISP in the city of Brovary. @RadiX:. --Base (talk) 20:33, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Whois Gateway for 178.213.184.0 — the second range of Sky-Net, microdistrict-range cable (ethernet) ISP in Brovary. --ReAl (talk) 19:45, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Hello. This IP range has been abused for spam lately. It is only a soft block, so they can still log into their accounts. Otherwise they may consider asking us to create an account for them. Best, RadiX 02:49, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 164.138.81.136[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. Vandalism on Meta-Wiki, Wikipedia, Test Wikipedia, and many other wikis. Used only for vandalism. Global-block for one year. --Ups and Downs () 04:39, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 03:55, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for 83.220.236.0/24[edit]

Status:    Done

IP range of the major Russian mobile operator. See: whois, w:Beeline (brand).

@RadiX: blocked by you.

Last day I have sent private email to stewards but no reaction. I am pending changes reviewer & rollbacker in ruwiki but can do nothing with vandalism I see. --Igel B TyMaHe (talk) 06:45, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

@Igel B TyMaHe: I've just changed it to anon. only, although there was not a lot of potential collateral damage before. RadiX 03:53, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for 83.24.0.0/16[edit]

Status:    In progress

No abuse. --83.18.191.198 07:00, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for 83.28.0.0/16[edit]

Status:    In progress

No abuse. --83.18.191.198 07:00, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for 83.31.0.0/16[edit]

Status:    In progress

No abuse. --83.18.191.198 07:00, 20 September 2017 (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 (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.
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 lock/unlock for Martimc123[edit]

Status:    On hold

Well I wanted to be unlocked because I wanted to appeal in my account and I know I did many mistakes but I wanted to start from somewhere that's why I wanted to be unlocked well if could, Thanks for your time --109.49.183.212 11:40, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

This request is being discussed. RadiX 12:53, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Please note the discussion on my talk as well. —DoRD talk 13:38, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Do you know what yes include that if want do you know what I don't have any secrets and I want to start from somewhere, so please note that I want one more chance. Thanks for your time 109.49.183.212 13:41, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Global unlock for Diegusjaimes[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi, I'm not a normal IP. I am the same user. I can't edit with my original account, because this actually locked, and i can't access its. I request unlock and ask for forgiveness for the damages caused at this time. Thanks in advance --181.61.83.227 03:25, 27 July 2017 (UTC) PD: Sorry for my english

To the Stewards, Bernard is a CU and can confirm a new block evasion [2] --Ks-M9 [disc.] 16:24, 28 July 2017 (UTC).
I created it simply to continue editing. There is no vandalism or anything bad. I am worried that Wikipedia in Spanish will be so drastic with users who want to edit for the first time, or who want to resume editing, and I am also puzzled by the fact that they consider everyone as a "toxic element" to Anyone who gets blocked. 181.61.83.227 18:23, 28 July 2017 (UTC) PD: The last text is traduced by Google"
See w:WP:BE and w:WP:SOCK - Using other account to continue editing while blocked is not permitted in most Wikimedia projects, even if the editor only makes good edits.
  • For Diegusjaimes: I suggest you do no edit in Spanish Wikipedia, using any account or anonymously, in no less than six months (i.e. until at least 2018-1-29) and request an unblock there. You're free to contribute other Wikimedia projects once you are unlocked.
  • For stewards: I think the account can be unlocked as long as there're no longer crosswiki issue. This allows user to make significant and useful contributions to other WMF projects (which is beneficial for unblocking in eswiki).

--GZWDer (talk) 19:18, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Comment. I believe that the initial lock is wrong on a number of grounds. 1) Socking has no impact upon the use of the primary account. 2) Socks are not against WMF terms and use, and the use of global lock is not for this purpose of locking primary accounts. If the user is to be excluded we should be using a consensus of the community discussed in a global ban rather than summary exclusion by judge and jury stewardry.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:07, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unlock for Donald Trung[edit]

Status:    Done
(moved from User talk:GZWDer.) --GZWDer (talk) 14:55, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello, I have noticed that you commented on several global locks, well I really don't want to bother you if this is not your thing but as I can't seem to find any "Guide for appealing global locks" I would like to ask you what I could do, I am indefinitely blocked in 2 communities and I really just wish to edit in a community where I have never been blocked (Dutch Wikipedia) but because of my global lock this is not possible, what would you advise me to do? For the record I made 2 bad faith names insulting another editor (to whom I have apologised, admittedly after evading my block but I thought that he deserves kt because he wrote a good reply that I only saw after my lock), and I made accounts with a name similar to a blocking admin, well I should've read the terms of service because that's forbidden and I have read almost every rule ans guideline since my block and don't think that I'll ever break one here again, but I can't seem to establish any contact with any steward. --2405:4800:148C:AAB1:811B:7305:E235:9FEC 13:12, 21 August 2017 (UTC) (Donald Trung)

Any more thoughts on this Ruslik0? Honestly, even though it would be a waste of everyone's time, I think that we could unlock and let local projects deal with this until more disruption occurs. – Ajraddatz (talk) 08:18, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  • See the rants/long diatribes including copying problems from en-wiki with us on nl-wiki so please spare "other projects" from this. MoiraMoira (talk) 07:49, 7 September 2017 (UTC) (admin nl-wiki)
How is wanting to write articles bringing problems from tbr en-wiki to other projects? I wrote those to appeal my lock, not local blocks the only thing that keeling me locked prevents is the creation of articles and a WikiProject for numismatics, you're assuming bad faith where there should be none, all I want to do is write the articles in red links at w:nl:Gebruiker:Donald Trung, you shouldn't make bad assumptions of someone before giving them a chance. And global locks should not be undertaken to avoid a community-based global ban process as I am not a "vandalism-only" user or would you claim that the article w:nl:Chinese kèpèngs is somehow "vandalism"? --125.212.228.11 09:20, 7 September 2017 (UTC) (Donald Trung)
While you were told to wait for a significant amount of time you had the bright idea of mailbomb our OTRS. Your actions showed a significant lack of maturity, insisting this way goes on showing even less maturity. Starting from now I'll start reverting your requests on sight, since you clearly decided to burn any possibility for a future unlock. --Vituzzu (talk) 09:25, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  • The first thing to note about this user is that he/she does not understand when to stop. I always believe in a second chance for everyone who truly deserves it regardless of anything that has taken place in the past. Unfortunately this does not appear to be the case here... RadiX 02:12, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Well, if no new problems emerge, I think we could at least unlock this user under the following conditions: User talk:81.213.4.134. RadiX 18:59, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
I support unlocking under those conditions. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:21, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
Let him back to commonswiki project, we and Drmies will look after his behavior conditions. SA 13 Bro (talk) 00:42, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Me? No no, I got plenty on my plate. That's not the say I oppose what's going on here, but my Donald bucket is empty. Drmies (talk) 01:00, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
I disagree with unlocking. He didn't take it serious until lock and even after he likely still didn't. It's way too soon to consider unlocking. --Vituzzu (talk) 19:25, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
I also don't know why he want to did those silly socking in the past, if he didn't do that, he now won't get the global locked. SA 13 Bro (talk) 20:08, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Unlocked on conditions outlined on User talk:81.213.4.134 but it is last time. No, more socking, please. Ruslik (talk) 20:51, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for 이강철 양념파닭[edit]

Status:    In progress

Impersonation: This account impersonate User:이강철 & User:양념파닭

Vandalism: This account is suspected.

  • This Account created on zh.wikipedia and contributed numerous wikis.

--이강철 (talk) 12:12, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for sockpuppets[edit]

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse. Locked in ltwiki and enwiki. Пугачов Иван Петрович (talk) 07:49, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:22, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Пугачов Иван Петрович32[edit]

Status:    Done

Sockpuppet, probably of Gabucho181. --GeneralizationsAreBad (talk) 15:28, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Long-term abuse. SA 13 Bro (talk) 15:45, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:23, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA sock[edit]

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse. Conkird (talk) 06:04, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 20:27, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for User:Iraqiafria2132[edit]

Status:    Done

Sock puppet of cross-wiki date vandal User:Aliabbashiraqi79. Same edits to ar.wiki, en.wiki, and wikidata as usual, including [3] vs [4]. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 08:14, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 20:30, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Justpourti[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam ([5]) and likely sockpuppetry at enwiki (Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Marylucygril). Ivanvector (talk) 20:31, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

All accounts in the SPI case need locking and several have cross-wiki spamming.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 21:01, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Added those accounts. Ivanvector (talk) 21:14, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Note: The master account are Marylucygril. SA 13 Bro (talk) 21:17, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Lipton1234Tea[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki Vandalism. --Lanwi1(talk) 21:15, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 21:58, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

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