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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)

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

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
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)

Global block for

Status:    In progress

Open proxy[1],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[2](KAGE (影武者))[3].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:19, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    Done

Global abuse --WikiBayer 👤💬 11:22, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Tegel. Trijnsteltalk 14:40, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki activity with weird edits and edit summaries that vary from the rude to the blasphemous. --Randykitty (talk) 15:06, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Global block for Special:Contributions/2600:1:b105:c9bb:e937:e0d8:baff:d298

Status:    In progress

w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER perp. Check for other IPs/sleepers, rangeblock if needed. --IanDBeacon (talk) 18:58, 26 May 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) (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
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|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|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA 暮色流星 sock

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse 暮色流星[4].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:03, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@MCC214: How do you know? There are no edits and it's nowhere blocked. Trijnsteltalk 11:42, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
[5],有用戶說這應該可以{{Duck}}暮色流星[6],並請求全域鎖定?(Some user said this user should can {{Duck}} 暮色流星[7],and request global blocked?).--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:32, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps you're right. Created at the exact same day, with almost the exact same day... I don't believe in coincidence. Hereby Yes check.svg Done. Trijnsteltalk 14:44, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Meister und Margarita

Status:    In progress

The user was globally locked last year for bad conduct on multiple projects and abuse of sockpuppets, see this discussion on SRG: [8]. Following that discussion the account was unlocked, but was advised by Vituzzu to stop usage of sockpuppets.

He since has ignored this advice, has created numerous sockpuppets and was blocked indefinitely on Commons for continued harrassment and intimidation. Just today two more sockpuppets on deWP and enWP were discovered and blocked, see en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Meister_und_Margarita.

More sockpuppets can be found in the Checkuser archives at enWP and deWP.

Seeing as the user has had ample opportunity to contribute while adhering to the rules but still chose to break them repeatedly on multiple projects, I propose, following a recommendation by enWP CU Bbb23, that the global lock for the account be reinstated. --Sense Amid Madness, Wit Amidst Folly (talk) 14:05, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Vimraj Wilfred

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki sockpuppetry by Special:CentralAuth/Vimraj Wilfred. Blocked on en & ta, also active on other wikis. See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Vimraj Wilfred --Cabayi (talk) 19:05, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

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