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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 block/ for[edit]

Status:    In progress

with reference to Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_Szm306, Now by IP --Satyam Mishra --talk-- 19:59, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Global block for multiple IPs[edit]

Status:    Done

They all belong to open proxies (VPN used to evade internet blocks). Abuse was confirmed by checkuser tool. Huji (talk) 03:19, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 03:49, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

The IP does not show up on stopforumspam as a malicious (zombie) address. In addition, the contribs log of the IP shows no malicious edits prior to the block on August 24.-- 09:00, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Global block for 2A02:2770:5:0:21A:4AFF:FEDB:E1D5[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism, probably open proxy, campare his edits with cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist and Max.kOJecki. Also presumably connection to cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist (mention of "w:ja:LTA:NODA") --Schniggendiller (talk) 16:36, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Global block for User:[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long term cross wiki vandal. For now in (already blocked in local), and Length of block 24 hours. --ValterVB (talk) 22:25, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for Some IP address[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal (POV pusher?), reverted on many wikis--Dr Zimbu (talk) 10:06, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Obvious IP sock of LTA Wikinger, with cross-wiki abuse on several other wikis. Likely an open proxy, so a good, long block seems appropriate. -- Favonian (talk) 12:55, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Picked up where (listed above) left off. -- Favonian (talk) 13:21, 28 August 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 lock for socks of Geógrafo23[edit]

Status:    Done

More socks of this globally locked user. Currently blocks on eswiki, nlwiki, etc; cross-wiki abuse. --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 00:58, 26 August 2016 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 12:43, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Please, take care of Protones y neutrones (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA) same editions as above Esteban (talk) 22:55, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Sock of a ELreydeEspana[edit]

Status:    Done

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ezarate (talk) --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 23:41, 26 August 2016 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done, Linedwell (talk) 21:04, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for NinjaPT[edit]

Status:    Done

This is almost certainly a sock of cross-wiki sockmaster Rafa Figueiredo (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA), who has an extensive history of socking on English Wikipedia (see en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Rafa Figueiredo) and Portuguese Wikipedia. His primary M.O. is making promotional edits about Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert, mostly at en:Elisha Cuthbert and pt:Elisha Cuthbert, but also on other languages. Note that most Rafa socks are insistent on changing headers on articles about Elisha Cuthbert to more promotional wording: [1], [2], [3]. This is continued by NinjaPT (whose name, I might add, seems to be some kind of allusion to my own, which would be a strange coincidence for a new editor who is obsessed with Rafa's favorite articles): [4], which Google Translate translates as "international recognition" in Polish. Same promotion in en:Elisha Cuthbert and en:House of Wax (2005 film) as previous Rafa socks. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:11, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:55, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Lowlihao's sockpuppet[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 14:35, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:55, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Szm2008[edit]

Status:    Done

An other sock of globally locked user 020730szm. Cross-wiki abuse, he doesn't stop the sockpuppetry. --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 16:34, 28 August 2016 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:57, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

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