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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
@Ajraddatz: I am now questioning if he has a disability. Disabled people don’t use these accusations so liberally. --Romanophile (contributions) 09:13, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spam: spambot. Global block by @RadiX: Must be an error. Thanks for unblocking. --Ivannah (talk) 14:52, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Block limited to anonymous users. Savhñ 22:00, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Global block for username removed[edit]

Status:    In progress

I'm a bureaucrat on English Wikivoyage where there have just been two edits from "username removed" - [1] and [2]. Since there is no username it isn't possible to view user contributions or block this user, so I assume that either whatever account was behind these edits was meant to be globally blocked or else there is some sort of hack going on? Can a steward investigate and take appropriate action? Thanks! -- Ryan • (talk) • 01:52, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

It's a LTA sockpuppet and it is already locked. RadiX 01:54, 3 May 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 影武者(Nipponese Dog Calvero)[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 23:24, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Done ~ Nahid Talk 00:48, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Onebetqq[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot.--Syum90 (talk) 13:09, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Locked. Savhñ 14:25, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for N00053423[edit]

Status:    Not done

Cross-wiki vandalism -- 18:12, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose No cross-wiki vandalism. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 12:58, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes, he(she) did. He(she) vandalism in zh-wiki and ja-wiki. Please global lock this user. Thank you. -- 15:16, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
The user is not warned for vandalism on jawiki and zhwiki. And I don't think two wikis is enough for a global lock. Pokéfan95 (talk) 08:59, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
This account has not been used only for vandalism on multiple wikis. There are valid contributions. RadiX 11:53, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Closedmouth Genghis Khan[edit]

Status:    Done

Abusing multiple accounts: LTA.--Syum90 (talk) 12:44, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Savh. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 12:59, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Link Smurf[edit]

Status:    Done

Rschen7754 23:55, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Done all, thanks. Ajraddatz (talk) 00:05, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Waytonikah[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot.--Syum90 (talk) 07:25, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Done by MarcoAurelio. RadiX 11:47, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者(Nipponese Dog Calvero)[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 11:39, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 11:46, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

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