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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 2607:FB90:5400:0:0:0:0:0/40

Status:    In progress

I am a longtime editor caught by this rangeblock. I suspect many other innocent users might also be blocked - see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Courcelles&direction=prev&oldid=848335915. This has happened at least once before but was quickly reverted. I have contacted @Trijnstel: who appears to be offline. Please help. --Station1 (talk) 23:14, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

You may also consider requesting global IPBE. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 00:32, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
@Station1: The global block is only on IP edits, if you are being blocked where using a username, then it is a local block at the wiki. I suggest that you look to use the process explained at w:Wikipedia:UTRS if it is English wikipedia.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:49, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
I believe the block may have been changed to anon-only after I posted the above, per Trijnstel's talk page. In any case, I took PlyrStar93's advice (thanks) and am now exempt. I'm not sure how many people are affected by this block, but suspect it may be large. I should also point out that T-Mobile uses dynamic IPs, so if a vandal simply logs on and off several times, they'll probably be able to evade the rangeblock. Station1 (talk) 18:23, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 121.140.88.142

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 11:36, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 223.62.212.47

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 03:51, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 61.74.159.60

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 06:46, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 192.160.131.39

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. Esteban16 (talk) 14:37, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 79.55.238.71

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 15:14, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for sock of LTA Nafeby633/Sry88

Status:    In progress

Global lock evasion by LTA Nafeby633/Sry88, see for example https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_found_with_thitarangsitpol_OR_148083379&action=history and https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Lieutenant_Colonel_Thita_Rangsitpol_Manitkul.png&action=history.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:16, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 92.136.126.137

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 19:41, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 118.233.213.215

Status:    In progress

Long term, cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 00:09, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 125.212.177.194

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal and LTA. Please rollback all his editions. --Mr. Fulano! Talk 09:11, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 178.197.227.105

Status:    In progress

Edgar von Webern does not agree with his block on de.wp and is molesting my talk page on various language wikipedias. --Harald Krichel (talk) 10:52, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

This one is solved, there are two more ([see https://fi.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Keskustelu_k%C3%A4ytt%C3%A4j%C3%A4st%C3%A4:Seewolf&action=history]), both pretty stable:

Global block for 122.172.184.136

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spamming, similar of User:VERISMTRAINING (globally locked).

Previous request : Steward_requests/Global/2018-11#Global_lock_for_VERISMTRAINING

Thank you.

--Tractopelle-jaune (talk) 13:48, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 89.242.4.57

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism of the yucky kind. Magere Hein (talk) 00:41, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 103.105.226.37

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 11:54, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 87.254.70.43

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki adding sexual content. --——d—n—f (talk) 17:35, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 219.74.56.3

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 11:44, 14 November 2018 (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 block for a bunch of xwiki socks

Status:    In progress

Self spamming everywhere, blocked in many projects. Some accounts are old, some are new but filing for the record + blocks and maybe a filter? --Praxidicae (talk) 15:30, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Satoshi Kondo/WorldCreaterFighter

Status:    In progress

After being blocked indefinitely in the English-language Wikipedia because of his massive abuse of sockpuppets and persistent POV edits, he switches to the German Wikipedia and got blocked indefinitely there for massive spamming. Hee keeps creating accounts and edits both with IPs and new sockpuppets for years since 2015, as the List in the English-language Wikipedia of Vanjagenije, Sro23 and GeneralizationsAreBad shows it. --Sonra Mint (talk) 17:11, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Sonra Mint is itself a sock puppet of user de:Benutzer:Dribbler and blocked in german wikipedia(Special:CentralAuth/Sonra Mint). And i do not know how often i have to say this: I am not WorlCreaterFighter. Look at my english talkpage. I have made a list of my former socks.(talkpage) I have also said that I will not work on these topics anymore. Sonra Mint is possibly related to some of them, as he/she is a confirmed sock aswell. Btw. User Tomurtogo is blocked as sock of Tigril(Tirgil34). Satoshi Kondo (talk) 11:17, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
He(or she) is possibly an albanian user, 310 edits on albanian wiki, also blocked on netherland wiki for sockpuppetry... Satoshi Kondo (talk) 11:08, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Why am I listed here? I just saw the message in Wiki. Please take me from that list. I have nothing to do with this, or am related with this sock in any way. Regards, Akocsg (talk) 17:09, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for Xayahrainie43

Status:    In progress

Crosswiki abuse, indef enwiki due to CIR issue as well as block evade using IP, indef zhwiki due to DE --Cohaf (talk) 18:05, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Note, there was a change in behavior which implies that he is not a bot. However, the actions carried out have implied that he is intentionally pushing anti-policy article changes and those changes are detrimental to the quality of articles (including unnecessary changes to navbox and other related issues). There is a high possibility for this kind of vandalism to occur at other projects (en.wikiversity / zh.wikiversity) due to his actions. Note to others: this is a Taiwan IP and his behavior looks like a long term abuser at the zhwiki though not confirmed.--1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at 18:37, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Update: after comparing the IP addresses Xayahrainie43 used to evade blocking at enwiki with the IP ranges that LTA using at zhwiki and behavior comparison at zhwiki, we now consider that the link between Xayahrainie43 and that LTA to be around Likely Likely, thanks.--無聊龍 (talk) 04:45, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Holdcat

Status:    In progress

Another sock account of José Rafael Cordero Sánchez, cf. the LTA file nl:Wikipedia:Checklijst langdurig structureel vandalisme/Josercs1. Sam Sailor 19:52, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for User:Angela Criss socks

Status:    In progress

They're confirmed to user:Mlpwtfisthat Backup 2.0 and user:Kelsey lawton brito vidal on English Wikipedia. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 18:20, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for sock of JoeyPknowsalotaboutthat

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse, vandalism. Sock of JoeyPknowsalotaboutthat and others. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 23:16, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for User:ArnoldoXwk

Status:    Done

Spambot account, blocked on nl.wiktionary after triggering filter 72 and repeated attempts to add blacklisted spamlinks. --MarcoSwart (talk) 23:39, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:53, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for George Reeves Person

Status:    In progress

As soon as "Rockystatues" was blocked, he comes back with this one, with usual threats, etc. You might want to block the underlying IP range (probably 64.107.0.0/22, 66.99.0.0/22). Thanks, Antandrus (talk) 00:44, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Also Thetougheditor. Vermont (talk) 22:56, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for WiIIy on ffhd

Status:    In progress

LTA--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 02:04, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for User:Dominic69C

Status:    Done

Spambot account, blocked on nl.wiktionary after attempts to add blacklisted spamlinks. --MarcoSwart (talk) 10:59, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Isechika sockpuppets (or impostor)

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. Run CheckUser on the login wiki and globally block all the IPs used by these sockpuppets for 1 year, and if possible, lock additional accounts. –User456541 14:12, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者(Nipponese Dog Calvero)

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(talk) 15:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 16:04, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA account

Status:    Done

LTA. SURJECTION ·talk·contr·log· 18:17, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 19:29, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

See also