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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

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 [[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 unblock for 2A01:7E00:0:0:0:0:0:0/31[edit]

Status:    Done

This range was blocked earlier this month by Masti and it's blocked my bot too, which runs on a server which happens to have an IP address in that range. Two days ago I asked on User talk:Masti if they could narrow the range affected by the block but I haven't received a response (nor have the two people who posted 3 and 10 days ago), so I'm asking here instead if someone can either narrow the affected range or remove the block.

- Nikki (talk) 11:00, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

@Nikki: Have you requested a Global IP block exemption for your bot? Pokéfan95 (talk) 01:40, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
I hadn't, no. I'll consider that if it happens again. - Nikki (talk) 22:25, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
@Masti: can you please answer these questions? Ajraddatz (talk) 01:41, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
I have removed the block. Will see if the the spammer returns. masti <talk> 22:21, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks :) - Nikki (talk) 22:25, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Sockpuppet of globally locked user Jermboy27, see Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Vandalism# (permalink). Pokéfan95 (talk) 01:43, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. 03:18, 28 April 2016 (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 (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|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global unlock for mailzzang+aus[edit]

Status:    Not done

As i know global block & lock criteria is infinite blocked at two or more wikis, but recently i noticed one locked situation.

That is user:mailzzang+aus who was blocked just one wiki, but not two or more wikis and locked from all wiki that reported by 2001:2D8:956:6EF1:0:0:13F:7326 who is notorious user because of using sockpuppet and stocking, sexual harassment at korean wikipedia and other korean wiki community.


Please recheck that item take suitable action.--Altostratus (talk) 13:42, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

You mean that one sockmaster reported the another one? Ruslik (talk) 20:13, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Who is one and one another whom you say?--Altostratus (talk) 03:41, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Anyway, that reported is written by notorious sockmaster in korean wiki community. Also, please check steward mailing list which i and mailzzang sent--Altostratus (talk) 03:46, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Done by Ruslik0. ~ Nahid Talk 15:51, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
@NahidSultan, Ruslik0: It seems not unlocked yet. Did you correctly confirmed?--Altostratus (talk) 10:46, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
This account was socking in kowiki as well. So, is it any reason to unlock? Ruslik (talk) 09:54, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
He was not socking in kowiki. Can you point what you say?--Altostratus (talk) 13:01, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Mailzzang+aus/Archive. Ruslik (talk) 17:53, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
That is matter on Not or other wikis.--Altostratus (talk) 09:18, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Criteria of global locking i know is nlocked on 2 or more wikis. That is why i requested.--Altostratus (talk) 09:21, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Did you read the page that I pointed you to? "Mailzzang+aus, Orient~kowiki(Orient) and Eieiei voted for de-checkusership"[in kowiki]. Besides there is no a formal criterion for global lock, which says that the user must be blocked on two or more wikis. Ruslik (talk) 17:49, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
That is not prove whether they are sockpuppet. In here, mailzzang+aus submit assent, but others account submit dissent. and, In here, Orient~kowiki and mailzzang are submit such different opinion.--Altostratus (talk) 04:09, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
@Ruslik0:And you shouldn`t unlock account User:Eieiei. A korean wikipedia administrator marked Eieiei account is used as common account. [1]--Altostratus (talk) 04:12, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Hey Altostratus. Do not tell a lie. and Do not cheat admin In here(your admin election), mailzzang+aus and other his sock puppets submit dissent. Only one account, mailzzang+aus withdrawed his vote just 22 minutes before the end time of election because even if he withdraw his one vote, the result would be 33:12. In here, Orient~kowiki did not submit any opinion.
CU evidence shows even if Eieiei is used as common account, one of the user of the account is Mailzzang+aus--2jeong10 (talk) 17:47, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Anyway, they submited different opinion each other where my administrator election. And there are others evidence that he wasn't use another account without i submited above. If he used another account and did crucial behavior what deny to grant my admin right, why i back up him?
CU in did not show he used another account, just showed Orient and Devtrans are same person, not mailzzang+aus
Lastly, your opinion is first edit since create account but you know correctly what happened at Who are you? It is you that are using sockpuppet. Isn't it?--Altostratus (talk) 07:13, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done The fact that mailzzang+aus abused multiple accounts is confirmed by the CU evidence. There is zero chance that I will unlock it. Ruslik (talk) 17:01, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: So, if he really used multiple account, now what he can to global unlock? --Altostratus (talk) 18:35, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
I am not sure why you are defending them? Do they actually want to be unlocked? If this is the case, they should ask themselves. In addition you should ask administrators/checkusers in kowiki if they want this account to be unlocked. Ruslik (talk) 09:12, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
He and i are already sent e-mail to steward mailing list 25 days ago. But you did not confirm yet.--Altostratus (talk) 09:10, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, I can not find any such e-mail. Ruslik (talk) 17:36, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
I sent to address Is it wrong address?--Altostratus (talk) 08:22, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
@Altostratus: Try using Special:EmailUser/Wikimedia Stewards. Pokéfan95 (talk) 09:44, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
@Pokéfan95: He can`t send via Special:EmailUser as he was locked.--Altostratus (talk) 13:08, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
@Altostratus: Yes. But you said that you sent an email to the stewards, and Ruslik said there was no email, and I said that you try to use Special:EmailUser, not the locked user. Pokéfan95 (talk) 02:20, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Anyway, his e-mail (not mine) has to arrive at steward`s mail account. I wish how locked user to send e-mail to steward. Ruslik said if he want to unlock, he have to ask, not me.--Altostratus (talk) 09:51, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

I also asked for an opinion of checkusers/administrators from kowiki. Ruslik (talk) 01:38, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for unacceptably username[edit]

Status:    Done

Unacceptable username -- 13:41, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, is hidden now. Luke081515 14:54, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for two spambots[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambots.--Syum90 (talk) 13:29, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 13:49, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for TravelDelhi[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot.--Syum90 (talk) 16:13, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Hecho. Savhñ 16:19, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

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