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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

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 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 176.12.107.0/24 (176.12.107.137 at the moment)

Status:    Done

This is the wifi given out by Scotrail trains. While it may be wise to block it to those not logged in, it's rather inconvenient to catch logged-in users in the net of a global block. There may be reasons you want to keep it blocked, but I'd find it convenient if I can edit Wikipedia while on the train. Adam Cuerden (talk) 14:21, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@There'sNoTime: Just received in IRC (#wikimedia-stewards) a second request for removal. Could we please remove this block, it seems problematic that two long term users are affected. If nothing else, a soft block would seem more appropriate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:23, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
There is a decent amount of legitimate activity on that range, open proxy or not. I've downgraded it to anon only while we wait for TNT's reply. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:41, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

@There'sNoTime: ? --Alaa :)..! 03:00, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the ping - I agree with Ajraddatz's action of downgrading to anon only - TNT 💖 17:24, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Works for me. Tagging as done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:25, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

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 cross-wiki-contribs ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselog and 46.183.103.17 cross-wiki-contribs 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)

Global block for Open Open Proxys

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)

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 184.146.206.144 (Bell Canada vandal)

Status:    Done

Bell Canada vandal is back in several projects using the IP 184.146.206.144 (ping @NicoScribe:). --Montgomery (talk) 06:13, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment Please see past reports on this vandal; Steward requests/Global/2019-02#Global block for 184.147.31.254 (Bell Canada vandal) and Steward requests/Global/2019-01#Global block for 184.147.29.17 2. --侵入者ウィリアム (talk) 13:46, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - the GUC tool isn't loading at the moment, so I've just placed a short block on this IP. I'll follow up later to see if rangeblocks are practical. – Ajraddatz (talk) 22:22, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 194.68.225.11

Status:    Done

Global block for 82.22.116.129

Status:    Done

Long-term cross-wiki disruption, same as 88.106.10.74. IP socking of Zeshan Mahmood who was globally locked for cross-wiki abuse (POV spamming). -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 20:25, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 22:23, 15 February 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 more Arturo Gustavo socks

Status:    Done

Obvious socks of the cross-wiki LTA user known as "Arturo Gustavo". Please Lock the accounts and also run a sleeper check, and please implement an "anon-only" Global Block on the IPs. (It is possible that at least one of the socks listed here belongs to another LTA.) LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 06:13, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, no comment as to listed IP addresses - TNT 💖 17:29, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for for cross-wiki LTA Nipponese Dog Calvero (KAGE) sock

Status:    Done

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:16, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Add--Lanwi1(talk) 12:37, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 💖 17:28, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Spambots on simple --Kb03 (talk) 16:50, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

ty Kb03. Operator873talkconnect 16:52, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - TNT 💖 17:26, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for accounts

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Cross-wiki abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 20:09, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 💖 20:10, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Alba07H88205 (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) spam BL @ it.wb--Wim b 22:16, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

See also