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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.

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 writting at 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[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 thay 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 http://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 lock/unlock for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

Status:    Done

This is a sock of the user John Daker who is an LTA case. I have blocked the user on Wikipedia but on their LTA page, it says that any socks should be globally locked. You can view the LTA page here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Long-term_abuse/John_Daker --5 albert square (talk) 11:52, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Done by Avi. —MarcoAurelio 10:15, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 192.241.237.33[edit]

Status:    Not done

Since GFW influence I only can access Wikipedia through a proxy, but I set up own proxy VPS (192.241.237.33) directly # 163471 192.241.128.0/17 whole blocked. Request unblock 192.241.237.33 or immunities conferred account. --Gamexg (talk) 02:57, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

@Gamexg: Please request an IP block exemption at SRGP. The whole range is blocked for spam issues. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 10:17, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global block for 218.237.202.89[edit]

Status:    Done

Crosswiki issues.--Syum90 (talk) 10:50, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 10:18, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for 2a01:4f8:190:21f3::2[edit]

Status:    Not done

Hello guys. My adress IP has blocked and i cant understand the reason. I have write or complete so many articles here in Greek Wikipedia, for greek athletics clubs or football players and never wrote something false. I really cant understand the reason who blocked my IP and cant log in. Please explain what happened here with me. I have write so many things and it took me so many hours.. to block me?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 130.43.47.205 (talk) 08:42 23 jul 2015 (UTC)‎


  • Greetings to all wikipedians. We have this static IP 94.70.134.50, but when we tried entering our account a problem occurred. This message appeared

Δεν έχετε άδεια να τροποποιήσετε αυτή τη σελίδα, για τον ακόλουθο λόγο: Η διεύθυνση IP σας έχει φραγεί σε όλα τα wiki. Η φραγή έγινε από τον Trijnstel (meta.wikimedia.org). Η αιτία που δόθηκε είναι Open proxy: extended as it was abused right after the previous block expired. Έναρξη φραγής: 19:50, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014 Λήξη φραγής: 19:50, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016 Η τρέχουσα διεύθυνση IP σας είναι 2a01:4f8:190:21f3::2. Παρακαλούμε συμπεριλάβετε τις παραπάνω πληροφορίες σε κάθε ερώτηση που κάνετε. Αν πιστεύετε ότι έχετε φραγεί από λάθος, μπορείτε να βρείτε πρόσθετες πληροφορίες και οδηγίες στη No open proxies παγκόσμια πολιτική. Διαφορετικά, για να συζητήσετε τη φραγή παρακαλούμε αναρτήστε μια αίτηση για επανεξέταση στο Meta-Wiki.

We believe that there has been a mistake or a misunderstanding. Could you please check it out? User:Trijnstel

  • Hello to all wikipedia.gr users.

I try to create an account and i get the same error, although i tried to connect from three (3) different IP addresses  !!!! The following error message comes every time ! What is going on ? Who blocks it ?

Σφάλμα άδειας Μετάβαση σε: πλοήγηση, αναζήτηση

Δεν έχετε άδεια να να δημιουργήσετε αυτό το λογαριασμό χρήστη, για τον ακόλουθο λόγο:

Η διεύθυνση IP σας έχει φραγεί σε όλα τα wiki.

Η φραγή έγινε από τον Trijnstel (meta.wikimedia.org). Η αιτία που δόθηκε είναι Open proxy: extended as it was abused right after the previous block expired.

   Έναρξη φραγής: 19:50, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
   Λήξη φραγής: 19:50, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Η τρέχουσα διεύθυνση IP σας είναι 2a01:4f8:190:21f3::2. Παρακαλούμε συμπεριλάβετε τις παραπάνω πληροφορίες σε κάθε ερώτηση που κάνετε.

Αν πιστεύετε ότι έχετε φραγεί από λάθος, μπορείτε να βρείτε πρόσθετες πληροφορίες και οδηγίες στη No open proxies παγκόσμια πολιτική. Διαφορετικά, για να συζητήσετε τη φραγή παρακαλούμε αναρτήστε μια αίτηση για επανεξέταση στο Meta-Wiki. Ανακτήθηκε από "https://www.wikipedia.gr/wiki/Ειδικό:ΣύνδεσηΧρήστη"


Also notice that this IP address is located in GERMANY not in GREECE !!!

IP Details for 2a01:4f8:190:21f3::2

This information should not be used for emergency purposes, trying to find someone's exact physical address, or other purposes that would require 100% accuracy. Please read about geolocation accuracy for more information.

General IP Information IP: 2a01:4f8:190:21f3::2 Expanded IP: 2a01:04f8:0190:21f3:0000:0000:0000:0002 Hostname: 2a01:4f8:190:21f3::2 ASN: 24940 ISP: Hetzner Online AG RZ Organization: Hetzner Online AG RZ Services: None detected Assignment: Static IP Geolocation Information Continent: Europe Country: Germany de flag Latitude: 51.5 (51° 30′ 0.00″ N) Longitude: 10.5 (10° 30′ 0.00″ E)

Takis User:Trijnstel

Hello. 2A01:4F8:0:0:0:0:0:0/29 has been globally blocked for being an open proxy. Please see no open proxies for more information. If you operate an account at Wikipedia, please request an IP block exemption at SRGP. We won't unblock this range as this is blocked because it was abused. Not by you necesarily, but for someone else sharing that IP/IP range. We apologize for the inconvenience. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:21, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for 199.115.114.229[edit]

Status:    Not done

Why have you blocked my IP address? I cannot do my editing work on Wikipedia (check out my page: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%87:AsyaCh). I am told spamming was a reason for my block - I have never spammed in my life! Please unblock my IP. Thank you. --AsyaCh (talk) 08:45, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

@Vituzzu: Please review --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 05:25, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
You're using an actual anonymising service which shouldn't be used here, can you explain your needs? --Vituzzu (talk) 10:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi! I do not understand what is to blame? No spam or something wrong I did not. I work in the Ukraine Wiki. --AsyaCh (talk) 05:26, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
IP won't be unblocked per Vituzzu; however @AsyaCh: is requested to go to SRGP and request a global IP block exemption if they can explain the needs. —MarcoAurelio 10:23, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for 104.131.93.125[edit]

Status:    Done

My IP address was blocked by Vituzzu, reason given as: Open proxy: + abuse from 104.131.139.20. I have not abused any wiki site from my account or from this IP. If it is easier, just unblocking my Natalyakautz account would be fine as well. Thanks. --Natalyakautz (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Natalyakautz, the block is for a range of ips, meaning the vandalism was not perse from your ip. I suggest you go to en:Wikipedia:IP block exemption and ask for an ip-block exemption on the English Wikipedia. This would mean that you can edit, even though the ip is blocked. All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:51, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for responding. I am having trouble asking for an ip-block exemption on English Wikipedia. The page you linked to suggested two options: 1) copy a request template to the bottom of my talk page; 2)use the Unblock Ticket Request System. I have problems with both options: 1) I am unable to edit my talk page due to the IP block, so I cannot paste the request template; 2)when I attempt to fill out the Unblock Ticket Request System form the system says "The username you entered is not currently blocked" and won't let me submit my form (because my username isn't blocked, but my IP is). I am unsure how to proceed, could you please help? Thanks.

I've left a note at w:Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#IPBE_request. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:40, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Vituzzu, your block is now gone but I have a second IP block from another user (Elockid). However, I can now edit my talk page so I have pasted an Unblock request there. Hopefully I can get a second unblock through standard channels. Thanks again. Natalyakautz (talk) 00:24, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
@Natalyakautz: for the UTRS system when it is an IP block, then add the IP address, rather than your username. You can add username in the content.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:06, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Global block for 24.251.27.201[edit]

Status:    Done

This user appears to be the same as many other previously globally blocked IPs (e.g. 70.162.224.240, 68.230.99.47, 98.180.138.55 and at least 10 others I could find) with IP addresses which resolve to ph.ph.cox.net who keep creating poor quality stubs in a wide variety of languages they don't speak, recreating pages that get deleted, blanking their talk page whenever anyone tries to communicate with them and making various other non-constructive or even actively destructive changes.

They are currently blocked on enwiki and frpwiki for disruptive editing, but are continuing to edit elsewhere.

A selection of edits:

  • [1] Here on enwiki they blanked their talk page. They blanked it on simplewiki too.
  • The Wikidata history shows a long list of pages they created and linked. Most of them have a single sentence of text but some of the stubs, such as the ones on biwiki and tpiwiki don't even have a single sentence.
  • [2] Here on fywiki they keep recreating Paradise Cay. Last time the content was "Coming soon!" which isn't even Frisian
  • They recreated the previously deleted page tpi:Geoff_Pierson with exactly the same text as before (delete log)
  • [3] Here on nlwiki they replaced the content of a valid page with {{Delete|Vandalism}}
  • [4] Here on mtwiki they incorrectly changed someone's name in the middle of an article
  • ak:John_de_Lancie is another stub they created by copying and pasting incorrect text (it says the person is a football player, see Steward_requests/Miscellaneous/2015-07#ak.wikipedia.org_deletions for deletions of pages with the same text by a related IP address)

- Nikki (talk) 06:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Apparently an spambot. Gave 3 days global block for starters. Thanks for reporting. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 10:26, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global block for 61.99.104.199[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. Thibaut120094 (talk) 09:43, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 09:48, 3 August 2015 (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 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.
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/unlock for व्लादिस्लाव[edit]

Status:    In progress

That is sock of Liallis (talk • contribs • block • SULinfo • x-wiki • recent edits • CA) (was global blocked). See ru:Википедия:Проверка участников/109.106.143.224 and cross-wiki contributions. Also see Steward_requests/Global/2014-05#Global lock for Alanish --Insider (talk) 10:12, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

What is the advantage/purpose in locking? It seems that the communities have it managed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:54, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Baguette 35[edit]

Status:    Redundant

Global lock for Roadcreature + socks[edit]

Status:    please heed warning

Please see the SPI on enwiki, which also traces back to confirmed sockpuppetry on nlwiki. This user is ArbCom banned (so enwiki blocks have been made with talk-page & e-mail disabled), but the user has circumvented this by e-mailing me (and probably others) via Meta. For this reason (and the history of crosswiki abuse/socking), I am requesting a lock of the accounts. I'm not sure if globally locking will also block account creation globally or if that would require a separate global block on the underlying IP (which I do not know, since I am not personally a CU, but it would appear to have been documented as part of the evidence on CUwiki in case you need it).  · Salvidrim! ·  00:01, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Note that the local investigation has already been archived, with the main question still open: "What CU result? The old account is stale." The Jolly Bard (talk) 10:14, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
    @Roadcreature, The Jolly Bard, Jarold Blythe, Betholly Jard: I am not about to lock your account on this occasion, though I request the following. 1) All communication with enWP advanced rights holders involved with your block to only be communicated through the ArbCom means of contact for appealing blocks (BASC). 2) Where you are requested to stop communications with individuals, then please do so. While what happens at enWP is enWP's issues, carrying on at meta is also problematic and not without consequences. I encourage you to find a community in which you can contribute positively within the rules and guidance of the community.

    You have a history that I can see spans back to at least 2007 for self-promotion edits and vandalism, and with bans on at least two major wikis. The next steps for the community become global ban proposals which it seems that numbers within the community would contemplate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:51, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

  • I am quite familiar with this case since I dealth with this user at the Dutch Wikipedia for violating his "arbcomban". (NL-wiki arbcom seldon blocks users but confirmed that this user should remain blocked) Same story there. User keeps playing stupid and keeps pretending that it is not him while a) a CU confirmed that it was him b) a duck test confirmed it is him . Besised the points Billinghurst mentiones this user also has a long history of harrasing and damaging nl-wiki editors. He did so before he was blocked at nl-wiki and he continues to do so via his external website. See also Wikipedia:Arbitragecommissie/Zaken/Laster jegens de mentor which supports my claim. Natuur12 (talk) 12:00, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Billinghurst, I was not requested to stop communications with individuals. Of course, if someone doesn't want to communicate, that is their right and I will respect that, but so far nobody has asked this. I have friendly contacts with lots of users and will continue to communicate with them.
  • There is a Rfc opportunity here on Meta to deal with unsolved local issues, which this is. I see no reason why I shouldn't be allowed to use this Meta facility.
  • I have contributed positively on nl:Wikipedia, en:Wikipedia and meta:Wikipedia. The local blocks are not because there was something wrong with my contributions, behaviour or whatever. I have never harrassed or damaged anyone in my life, but I have been harrassed and stalked myself by user Natuur12 since the day I opened my account on nl:Wikipedia.
  • I do not have a private website, nor does user Roadcreature as far as I know.
  • I do not have a Wikipedia history spanning back to 2007.
  • There is no CU result re nl:Wikipedia.
  • It is not my place to defend the other user, not do I need to, because they have done so quite adequately themselves. I won't post the link here because it will likely get oversighted as it did on nl:Wikipedia, but you can easily contact them yourself by Meta mail. The Jolly Bard (talk) 13:40, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Oh of course you didn't do it. Just like the last time and the time before and the time before that etc etc. Of course a CU would be lying and of course you did not had a conflict of interest regarding the articles you wrote. Of course it is not your website, you are just the god king at that website. Oh and of course "Laster jegens de mentor" is a hoax I managed to created even before I joined wiki just so I can harras you. Get real. Natuur12 (talk) 15:52, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for illustrating the attitude that I had to deal with on nl:Wikipedia. The Jolly Bard (talk) 16:10, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
The Dutch Wikipedia arbitration committee decision in 2007 stated that "De talloze waarschuwingen en blokverzoeken voor en door *** op de verzoekpagina's van de moderatoren houdt de gemeenschap vaak onnodig bezig." (the numerous warning and block requests for and by*** on the request page for admins keeps the community unnecessarily busy), and he was appointed an admin as mentor. The Dutch Wikipedia Arbitration Committee decision from 2008, states that he intentional tried to sabotage the person allocated to oversee his edits (namely Oscar, a former member of the WMF board of trustees), and is to be blocked until he can prove he is no longer seeking legal action against him. This does not match the statement by the editor "The local blocks are not because there was something wrong with my contributions, behaviour or whatever." - Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 08:39, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Karthikesa and SP[edit]

Status:    In progress

Self-promotional only account, sockmaster with 4 blocked socks, still blocked for a week in december 2014. His creations focus about Kesa family, as en:Kesa vamsam, en:Kesa royals and, by socks, en:Kesa vamsam, en:Kesa family, en:Kesa kingdom. He also used the UP of one of his socks for the same kind of spam. Last article, today (deleted 20 minutes ago and recreated), was directly about himself. So, after warnings, a block, an SPI investigation, several deletions, he still continues with the same purposes, using celebrating tones about himself. IMHO incompatible with the project. The anon sock, 180.222.213.7, used the same words of Karthikesa to contest the speedy deletion of the article, see this edit.

On Commons Karthikesa uploaded 2 files, this was deleted (no license) and this was tagged for speedy del (by me), because is a blatant copyvio of Google Maps. Thanks and regards. --Dэя-Бøяg 21:18, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Note: about the text in User:Kesavamsam (here on meta), looks like self-promotional text (Google Translate: Telugu - English). IMHO should be deleted. --Dэя-Бøяg 21:23, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者/Nipponese Dog Calvero[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 22:11, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

add.--Lanwi1(Talk) 00:18, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

--Infinite0694 (Talk) 01:59, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

add.--Lanwi1(Talk) 14:42, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 10:17, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

--Infinite0694 (Talk) 05:38, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 10:17, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

--Infinite0694 (Talk) 03:49, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 10:17, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

--Infinite0694 (Talk) 08:24, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 10:17, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for vandalism-only account[edit]

Status:    Done

Vandalism only account --162.243.163.242 02:07, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 10:17, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

The account Cacaloca~eswiki hasn't been locked 213.229.69.40 20:47, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Now it is. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio 09:50, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for vandalism-only account[edit]

Status:    Done

Vandalism only-account, all are a harassig accounts attacking es:User:Ganímedes --213.229.69.40 03:55, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 09:52, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for Lil Fuckboy[edit]

Status:    Done

Badname. — T. 05:29, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. Good to see you Wikitanvir. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 10:08, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]