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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 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 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 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 unblock for 2A03:2880:0:0:0:0:0:0/32[edit]

Status:    In progress

By mistakely admin blocked this ip range 2A03:2880:0:0:0:0:0:0/32 abusing this is open proxy actually this proxy is not open this is proxy of facebook's internet.org private organization please review and unblock it. --Gamma+ (talk) 03:26, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Comment: If it is a "private internet organization" (i.e., private web browsing through facebook's virtual servers), then it is considered to be a "webhost", not an open proxy, which is still blockable. 2601:1C0:10A:F73A:1056:9979:D4E9:73AE 11:18, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
Pinging Masti. Poyekhali (talk) 00:22, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for Cross-wiki meaningless pages vandal[edit]

Status:    In progress

They are cross-wiki vandals, who create useless pages chiefly at wiktionaries in the same manner. Some of the pages are with the same title.

S/he tried to avoid deletion of the such pages at sh.wiktionary.org by removing notices. I assume that all four may be sockpuppets of 124.239.251.55 (currently globally blocked). --Eryk Kij (talk) 10:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

They are the same person and a cross-wiki vandal on many projects. He's been active for serveal months and I've blocked 1.180.215.0/24, 1.180.237.0/24, 124.239.251.0/24 on zh-classical.wikipedia and 1.180.215.0/24 on zh.wikiquote. He also has a fixed IP 219.147.88.191. Maybe we should request for blocking:
1.180.215.0/24 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist
1.180.237.0/24 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist
124.239.251.0/24 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist
219.147.88.191 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist (Already globally blocked)--Amanojaku (talk) 12:26, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
183.47.203.55 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 07:03, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
183.47.203.73 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist. It seems that they begins to show interest in vandalising templates on multiple wikis. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 12:09, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 118.193.5.16[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy; recently used for abuse. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:6504:76AC:773C:626 05:22, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 185.156.173.102[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy; recently used for abuse. 190.46.233.97 05:36, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Global unlock for 93.104.210.103[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please, consider unlocking IP 93.104.210.103 from the 93.104.208.0/21 network. This IP belongs to a hosting company and currently is assigned to my server.

Sometimes I use it as a proxy to access the Internet. There is no open proxy, though. — mrDoctorWho 03:50, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Note: Most webhosts are generally blocked from editing Wikipedia due to abuse, however, there's likely a way that you can receive IP block exemption. It's possible for en.wiki (per en:Wikipedia:IP block exemption), but I'm not sure if there is a way to do this for globally blocked IP addresses. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:8460:2EED:6C93:6013 03:54, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for 148.0.120.0[edit]

Status:    In progress

You can know because of my global block, I have been denouncing through meta wiki on another IP that vandalizes directly from the English and Spanish languages ​​respectively, i.e., it is a vandal that adds false information and lies unless it is of an explanation. --148.0.120.0 14:49, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 85.172.80.15[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. 192.241.169.122 13:32, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for some LTAs[edit]

Status:    In progress
  • Cross-wiki vandalism.--Manchiu 08:49, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 81.177.254.172[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse again. --31.177.95.112 14:35, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 2a00:1838:36:8b::db79[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy; recently used for abuse. 172.58.43.164 00:07, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for some open proxies[edit]

Status:    Done

Open proxy, open on ports 22, 8082, 8083, 8443. --Ks0stm (TCGE) 03:45, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

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--Ks0stm (TCGE) 03:56, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 04:21, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 165.227.0.0/16[edit]

Status:    In progress

Disruptive vandal/troll operating from this IP range (en:User:Taokaka); spamming the en.wiki admin noticeboards and trolling user talkpages. Although the given IP addresses above only cover 165.227.145.0/24, the ENTIRE /16 range has had unconstructive editors abusing it (see all edits from the /16 range). Not to mention, that the entire /16 range belongs to Digital Ocean (a webhosting service, which should be blocked per M:OP) and is very visible for abuse by other vandals/trolls as well... 2601:1C0:4401:F360:E1EA:9D3D:7FFA:7D03 23:12, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 173.239.202.66[edit]

Status:    Done

Open proxy; recently used for abuse. 172.58.43.172 01:40, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 01:43, 27 July 2017 (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 Martimc123[edit]

Status:    On hold

Well I wanted to be unlocked because I wanted to appeal in my account and I know I did many mistakes but I wanted to start from somewhere that's why I wanted to be unlocked well if could, Thanks for your time --109.49.183.212 11:40, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

This request is being discussed. RadiX 12:53, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Please note the discussion on my talk as well. —DoRD talk 13:38, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Do you know what yes include that if want do you know what I don't have any secrets and I want to start from somewhere, so please note that I want one more chance. Thanks for your time 109.49.183.212 13:41, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock M4515 1[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse, like this [1] --Ilzhabimantara (talk) 03:17, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Fouadadanmp333333[edit]

Status:    Done

Logged in tonight they begin vandalizing Commons 2607:FB90:4C20:819F:C5A3:E34E:CAB0:AB7E 00:35, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 01:02, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Fouadadanis[edit]

Status:    Done

Fouadadanmp3 again, indef blocked on enwiki, that usual picture of him uploaded on commons. Thanks. --Dэя-Бøяg 22:09, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 22:16, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Fouadadanmp3 (9 other SP)[edit]

Status:    Done

Found another, logged in time ago, very active on ar.wp (indef), commons, mediawiki, fr.wp. Thanks. --Dэя-Бøяg 22:26, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

PS: I found 8 other socks. --Dэя-Бøяg 22:54, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 23:54, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Fouadadanfouad[edit]

Status:    Done

Another, vandalism on enwiki. --Dэя-Бøяg 00:50, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 00:57, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Anachidiislami (Fouadadan's SP)[edit]

Status:    Done

Originally, I supposed he was unrelated but, seeing CA, I noted that he created the account (on ar.wp), just 2 minutes before Anachidifouadadan (on ar.wp). Per "duck". --Dэя-Бøяg 01:15, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Confirmed and locked. RadiX 01:17, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for User:WWEtonychimelfans[edit]

Status:    Done

New sock of cross-wiki date vandal Aliabbashiraqi79. See, for example, [2] and [3]; [4] and [5]; [6] and [7]. Also, the name is basically the same as User:WWEfans79, a CU-verified sock on en.wiki. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 01:20, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 01:22, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Global unlock for Diegusjaimes[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi, I'm not a normal IP. I am the same user. I can't edit with my original account, because this actually locked, and i can't access its. I request unlock and ask for forgiveness for the damages caused at this time. Thanks in advance --181.61.83.227 03:25, 27 July 2017 (UTC) PD: Sorry for my english

Global lock for Islamicccfouad (another Fouad Adan sp)[edit]

Status:    Done

Fouad Adan is back. Still vandalize ar.wp, en.wp and commons. --Dэя-Бøяg 03:57, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 04:02, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Fouadislamiiiiiiiic (another Fouad Adan sp)[edit]

Status:    Done

Fouad Adan. Sorry RadiX, I found him searching on CA, after the above report. --Dэя-Бøяg 04:06, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 04:16, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]