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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
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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 block for 2601:644:101:ca3d:e98f:586d:c13a:cfa5

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 06:50, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:34, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 99.151.1.148

Status:    Done

Cross wiki abuse. --Catherine Laurence 13:07, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:36, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 45.118.134.142

Status:    Done

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 06:48, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:31, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 118.140.150.74

Status:    Done

Open proxy[4],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[5](KAGE (影武者))[6].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:48, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:31, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.0.64.57

Status:    Not done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 11:12, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done stopped (edits only on 4 June 2019) ---Alaa :)..! 12:38, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for vandal sock from de.Wiki 2A02:8109:EC0:B097:8D1D:B6FB:BD05:3395

Status:    Done

is global activ --WikiBayer 👤💬 21:06, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:37, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 60.219.131.225

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 13:28, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:42, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.5.3.123

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 13:55, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:43, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.5.4.166

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 08:27, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:43, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2600:1:9520:11f6:6ded:e50d:271d:faee/44

Status:    In progress

w:WP:LTA/DENVER sock. --IanDBeacon (talk) 20:46, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 103.216.50.157

Status:    Done

Open proxy[7],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[8](KAGE (影武者))[9].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:55, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:32, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.0.64.3

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 12:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 125.211.158.230

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 12:41, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 22001:B400:E000::/37

Status:    In progress

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[10](KAGE (影武者))[11].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:19, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.0.5.91

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 13:21, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Seems the same person based on behavior. Copypasting content from zhwiktionary to kowiktionary. --94rain Talk 02:59, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 82.22.116.129

Status:    Done

Pakistan POV pusher LTA. Vermont (talk) 13:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

By Stryn --Alaa :)..! 12:48, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 88.246.142.151

Status:    Done

Open proxy, crosswiki vandalism.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 16:20, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:33, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 76.164.192.0/19 and 76.164.224.0/20

Status:    In progress

Webhost (Versaweb, LLC); blocked on en.wiki, fr.wiki, nl.wiki and pt.wiki. --Francisco (talk) 20:43, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 145.108.92.183

Status:    In progress

The IP 145.108.92.183 has made only one edit at Wikidata, but it is an edit which is in line with a viewpoint espoused only by user:Grenck, User:Goudseman, and user:Dolyn all of which are globally locked as being sockpuppets (page at enwiki). - Brya (talk) 08:26, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 106.105.219.15

Status:    In progress

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[12](KAGE (影武者))[13].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:11, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 200.255.122.174

Status:    In progress

Open proxy[14],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[15](KAGE (影武者))[16].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:15, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 182.73.214.78

Status:    In progress

Open proxy[17],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[18](KAGE (影武者))[19].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:15, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 64.107.3.137

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse "George Reeves Person", back at the person's usual location. Some diffs: 1, 2, 3. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 22:36, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 192.3.0.0/16

Status:    In progress

Please block this range for at least 6 months. Open proxies/colo webhost in use by spambots. StalkToy lists about 620 active blocks in 14 projects. --Achim (talk) 17:21, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Support Support Over the last past days I am seeing an ever increasing amount of spambot activity in the range 192.3.0.0/16 (see abuselog). It looks to be a hosting domain rather than active users (zero personal contributions on the range at meta). If clear of active editors, would it please be possible for longer term block on the range. Thanks for the consideration.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:04, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2601:3cb:400:310e:4875:3400:a8a5:8887

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 13:12, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 35.243.201.221

Status:    In progress

Can I please get a gblock for this IP that is a progressing xwiki spambot abuselog. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:20, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2401:4900:16B3:5BD8:2:2:823E:EAF4

Status:    In progress

Insert nonsense cross-wiki --94rain Talk 05:20, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 46.19.85.226

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse (on meta/mediawiki), harassment towards User:Jdx--94rain Talk 08:40, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Global Block for LTA

Status:    In progress

w:WP:LTA/DENVER sock. Range blocked on enWiki and Simple English Wikipedia. --IanDBeacon (talk) 15:15, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 93.109.241.246

Status:    In progress

Cross wiki vandal and a proxy IP. --Zaxxon0 (talk) 20:45, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 14.0.173.10

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 03:40, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2001:4C4E:1EC2:7D00:0:0:0:0/64

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse --XXBlackburnXx (talk) 14:47, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 217.117.125.72

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Well-Informed Optimist (talk) 15:12, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for LTA Nicolas-Albo sock

Status:    In progress

Persistent cross-wiki abuse (on en.wiki and es.wiki, at the very least) by the LTA Nicolas-Albo since February 2019. This person usually engages in name-changing BLP vandalism. This person also abuses two other /16 ranges cross-wiki, but this IP was used more recently by this LTA. This IP has been used only by this LTA; please Globally Block for at least 3 months. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 04:24, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for IPs of the Korean Year LTA

Status:    In progress

Persistent, large-scale cross-wiki vandalism by the ko.wiki-based Year LTA on en.wiki, ja.wiki, ko.wiki, simple.wiki, and Commons (by some IPs), since September 2018. All of the listed IP ranges have been abused persistently by this LTA on multiple wikis into this month. The vandalism usually involves large-scale vandalism and nonsense text additions to year-related articles; the vandalism has grown to be quite severe. There is also very little to no collateral on these ranges (I've checked the contributions of each range on the affected Wikipedias), since this LTA is the main user of each range, and since almost no one else is editing from any of those ranges. Please Globally Block each range (using an "anon-only" block) for at least 6 months, to curb the cross-wiki abuse. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 04:42, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

@Ruslik0, Green Giant, and Stryn: Can you please block this LTA? Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 04:42, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Is "almost no one" and "main user" sufficient reasoning to block /16s? It doesn't seem reasonable to me when these are large wikis and they have administrators who can place such blocks if they desire, or utilise their existing tools to implement controls. I wasn't aware that it was now stewards' role to override what local wikis are wishing and able to manage. This is a fairly blunt stick approach.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:17, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 49.151.221.83

Status:    In progress

LTA, User:WhenDatHotlineBling. --IanDBeacon (talk) 02:14, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2401:4900:367c:52c1:1:2:9686:d67

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 08:16, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 99.203.144.21

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Willy1018 (talk) 18:32, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 70.31.127.1 (Bell Canada vandal)

Status:    In progress

A persistent cross-wiki vandal who uses Bell Canada IP. Please see the past request. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 侵入者ウィリアム (talk) 22:35, 25 June 2019

Hello (and thank you to 侵入者ウィリアム).
This is the new IP of the Bell Canada vandal, a cross-wiki long-term abuser using Bell Canada IP since (at least) November 2017.
@Ajraddatz: in the last request, you blocked 3 IP ranges until 19 August 2019 (out of the 5 known ranges: 70.31.124.0/22, 74.12.120.0/22, 184.146.204.0/22, 184.147.28.0/22, 184.147.48.0/22) + you said "I'll hold off on the other two until further vandalism happens [...] while recognizing the long-term nature of this abuse" + you blocked one of these IP ranges 3 days later.
The new IP is in the only unblocked IP range, so I suggest a new long global block for 70.31.124.0/22.
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 09:20, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 113.4.187.207

Status:    Not done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 00:41, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done 5 edits (2 projects) on 27 June --Alaa :)..! 12:47, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 99.251.225.11

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism on aviation-related articles. --TechyanTalk) 04:11, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:46, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 162.220.59.66

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 09:00, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by MarcoAurelio---Alaa :)..! 12:29, 27 June 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 Manda 1993

Status:    Done

Again. Please run a check. Praxidicae (talk) 14:48, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

I suspect Adith00wiki is also Manda. Praxidicae (talk) 15:47, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:50, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for NorfolkSouthern523

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Cross-wiki abuse, same as Elevatorsarefun. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 22:22, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:49, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for GIANNISVON

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism, and also labeling various individuals as being "Nazis" on different articles (regardless of whether its true or not). For some reason, this person has not been Locked yet, despite the previous request. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 00:06, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA Selena+simmer socks

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Obvious socks of the LTA Selena+simmer (the Ojamajo Doremi vandal), given the behavior. The first account is also impersonating User:AxG. Please check for sleepers and Globally Block their IPs. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 00:23, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for "George Reeves Person"

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 04:20, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA Jessechi sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Jessechi[20].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:21, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

See also