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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

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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 unblock for IP 84.16.242.157, blocked aera 84.16.224.0/19

Status:    In progress

Please unblock my IP. I don't know why it is blocked (Beginning 12:16, 21. Jan. 2018, ending 12:16, 21. Jan. 2023. Thanks! --Maommaommaom (talk) 21:05, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 2.46.235.21

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spamming references, partially stopped on frwiki by global filter 132 ([1])

Spamming similar of:

locked in June 2017 after cross-wiki spamming.

Thanks.

--Tractopelle-jaune (talk) 13:32, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for IP of the Bell Canada vandal

Status:    In progress

Hello.
The Bell Canada vandal is a cross-wiki long-term abuser using Bell Canada IP since (at least) November 2017, cf. Vandalism reports/Archives/2018-03#Bell Canada toroon4664w vandal, and previously Vandalism reports/Archives/2018-02#184.147.30.161, and previously en:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive975#Rangeblock possible?. After many IP blocks and small IP range blocks, the four /22 IP ranges have been globally blocked on 5 March 2018 (for 9 days) and on 14 March 2018 (for 3 months).
On 14-15 June (less than one hour after the end of the 3 months blocks), the vandal has made the same vandalisms, by using 74.12.121.147, with 205 edits in 23 projects. This IP has been globally blocked for only 3 days. I request a longer block for this IP, or perhaps for the four /22 IP ranges.
I am notifying the users involved in the previous steps: Malcolmxl5, Montgomery, MarcoAurelio and Stryn.
Regards--NicoScribe (talk) 10:15, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

"This IP has been blocked for only 3 days". Sorry I didn't know the vandal, I just blocked because it was reported on Wikidata and had only edited on 2 days. So I thought 3 days block could be a good start. Makes no sense to block individual IP's for longer time if they will change their IP. Better to block the whole range. Thus blocked 74.12.120.0/22 now for 6 months. I'll leave those other ranges for someone else. Stryn (talk) 11:25, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: no problem! Thank you. I suspected that you were unaware of this abuser. I created this request mainly to hear the opinion of stewards about the IP ranges and to notify the involved users. --NicoScribe (talk) 15:46, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Noted, thank you. --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 12:16, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

184.146.204.179 cross-wiki-contribs ST IP info robtexgblockglist (an IP within the above-mentioned range 184.146.204.0/22) is also doing cross-wiki vandalism. --侵入者ウィリアム (talk) 23:03, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 126.243.104.167

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism (en, ja, meta, zh(see AF log)). Blanked the page. --Xiplus (talk) 06:53, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for IP spammers at Simple English Wiktionary

Status:    In progress

Tripped spam filters on Simple English Wiktionary, see [2]. --Pkbwcgs (talk) 14:44, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for IPs spammers

Status:    In progress

These IPs proxys [3] triggered Global Filter 104 in pt.wikinews. --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 18:11, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 95.26.19.213

Status:    In progress

Hello. This is the new IP of a cross-wiki long-term abuser using Russian IP since (at least) mid-June 2017, who is described in these old requests:

  1. Steward requests/Global/2018-05#Global block for 95.26.0.0/16, not done because IP ranges blocks (with a local unblocking on the Russian Wikipedia) would bring too much collateral damage
  2. #Global block for 176.14.97.190, not done because it was too late and because global filters do not cover the affected projects.

Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 15:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global block for Special:Contributions/176.47.108.145

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki date vandalism. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 16:03, 18 June 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 global locked, you may appeal here without logging in. If you don't want to leak your IP address, you can also 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 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}}
*{{LockHide|username|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for 123Aristotle's socket puppets

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse, creating and editing articles without revealing paid edits. --云间守望 - (Talk with WQL) 08:28, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 办证

Status:    In progress

All these are spammers of making false ID/certificates. At least enwiki, zhwiki and commons have been targeted. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 18:52, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 華南鷹

Status:    In progress

LTA. Cross-wiki vandalism.--Xiplus (talk) 00:22, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

@Xiplus: LTA to whom? --Alaa :)..! 04:38, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: zh:Category:Parkyeonyeon的維基用戶分身. See also Steward_requests/Checkuser/2018-06#莊國微@zh.wikipedia.--Xiplus (talk) 04:41, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Nicolas-Albo

Status:    In progress

Hello.
Nicolas-Albo is a cross-wiki long-term vandal since (at least) September 2017. When someone's first name is not "Nicolas", the vandal adds the first name "Nicolas" in the article. When someone's first name is "Nicolas", the vandal adds invented first name(s) in the article. "-Albo" is perhaps a short form of "Alberto", because sometimes the vandal adds this first name. Nicolas-Albo is already blocked indefinitely on 4 projects, for vandalism. Nicolas 1993 Albo and Nick 07 1993 are other accounts doing the same vandalisms on the same articles. I request global locks of the 3 accounts.
Moreover, the "duck test" is clear with the Chilean IP listed above, in the 4 ranges. For instance, in this article's history, you can see Nicolas-Albo and several IP (bypassing the account's block); in this article's history, you can see Nicolas-Albo, Nick 07 1993 and several IP (bypassing the account's block); in this article's history, you can see Nicolas 1993 Albo, Nick 07 1993 and several IP (bypassing the account's block). These 4 IP ranges can not be blocked, because legitimate contributors are using them too. But I want to mention the IP ranges here, and I will request future blocks of the vandal one IP at a time, if necessary.
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 12:58, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 喜屋武ぷ癩

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki LTA (GRIMM). -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 03:52, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for OzPol

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:33, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Ariana Grande Buttera

Status:    In progress

Sock of long-term abuse أليكس. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:35, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Xb dk

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse, also inserting junks e.g. at ruwiki. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 16:18, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Pitercheck

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spammer. --Graham87 (talk) 16:55, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Wtgtam

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spammer. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:27, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Cat eyes93200

Status:    Done

Joseph kargbo spammer sock. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spam account

Status:    Done

Spam-only account. SA 13 Bro (talk) 18:23, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:47, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Fgghhjhhhbxxgjjnnbbhuiiiu39588

Status:    Done

WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 20:05, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:45, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Frank Carlson 2

Status:    Done

This guy again: en:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Denver LTA. Cross-wiki abuse, Welsh Wiki and Wikinews. --Favonian (talk) 20:27, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Feel free to block his current IP as well:
Favonian (talk) 21:24, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Another one:
Vermont (talk) 21:27, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Tegel and Green Giant. XenrøseT 02:16, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global Lock for LovelyGirl7 socks

Status:    Done

They’re leaving sockpuppet tags on their userpages on Simple Wiki...couldn’t be easier to spot. Vermont (talk) 20:37, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 02:02, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Hoggardhigh vandal sock

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse. SA 13 Bro (talk) 21:19, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 21:24, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Inannagoddess

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 22:09, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 01:47, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for abusive username and socks

Status:    Done

LTA --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 22:26, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Done by There'sNoTime. Matiia (talk) 23:06, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
They already globally hided those abusive username accounts. SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:24, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spambot

Status:    Done

Spam-only account. --Editor D.S (talk)Meta-Wiki Patroller.png 22:53, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 01:06, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Lolmpa

Status:    Done

WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 01:43, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 01:46, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
@RadiX: faster than me :/ --Alaa :)..! 01:46, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for ja:LTA:ISECHIKA socks

Status:    In progress

Socks of ISECHIKA. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 05:32, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Fouadadan201

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki long-term abuse. See w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fouadadan. Thanks, Mz7 (talk) 05:54, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 06:25, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Різати животи вікіпедисти б л я д ь

Status:    Done

Liza Veniza. M t | c 12:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Support, global lock evasion.   — Jeff G. ツ 12:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Done. — regards, Revi 12:18, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 山工多民

Status:    Done

Fuerdai LTA. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 12:59, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 16:22, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for ISECHIKA

Status:    Done

LTA ISECHIKA. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 13:02, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 16:28, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Copo Cheio

Status:    Done

WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 13:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 16:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Iiwmta

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse (spam or vandalism). -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:52, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Younesselghandouri

Status:    Done

WP0 abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 16:07, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 16:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Hhhggg2

Status:    In progress

Hhhggg's sock puppet goes on to abuse the email feature to spam across multiple projects. --Well-Informed Optimist (talk) 16:25, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose: I am not a vandal. Inviting to election is not prohibited neither by metawiki's rules nor by ruWP's rules. Hhhggg2 (talk) 16:29, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Already locked globally as Hhhhggg (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • lwcheckuser), so this qualifies as LTA. stjn[ru] 17:25, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for ئشسرش ئلاشىر

Status:    Done

WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 16:39, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 18:38, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Denver LTA

Status:    In progress

... -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:32, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for LovelyGirl7 socks

Status:    Done

Socks of LovelyGirl7. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:33, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

India6000 locked by Stryn, another 2 accounts locked by Bsadowski1. SA 13 Bro (talk) 21:02, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for The great global warming hoax

Status:    Done

Fuerdai sock. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 18:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 18:49, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Panda Devulga

Status:    Done

WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 18:39, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:36, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for several spambots

Status:    In progress

Probably 2 spambots, part of a sustained attempt on nl.wiktionary starting June 5th to add blacklisted links to grp-watertank.com, up to now using mostly tens of IP-adresses. I don't know whether these adresses are used for crosswiki spam --MarcoSwart (talk) 19:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Somebody's Gonna Go Broke

Status:    Done

New sock of cross-wiki LTA Hoggardhigh. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 22:04, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 22:27, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for LovelyGirl7

Status:    Done

Newly created sock by LovelyGirl7. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 22:39, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Locked by Bsadowski1. SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:46, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

See also