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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)

Note: (un)blocks apply to IP addresses; and (un)locks apply to global accounts

Cross-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. --~~~~
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Global block 2600:8800:3000:0:0:0:0:0/36

Status:    In progress

Block evasion by globally locked user MisterAnthony. He has been occasionally active on Interlingua wikipedia as various IPs since the locking of his named account:

with a sudden recent flurry of activity:

His signature on iawiki is the creation of micro-stub articles for U.S. actors, each containing one sentence in Interlingua and another in Spanish, partly redundant with the first (ia:Special:Diff/592001). The wikidata item histories indicate he creates similar fill-in-the-blanks micro-stubs for the same actor in dozens of other small languages, together with messing around with wikidata itself.

I havve blocked the /36 on iawiki for 6 months and don't expect collateral problems, based on the size of iawiki and observation of the contributions in the range. There have been previous global blocks within the range:

The 3081 range above is probably stale. The 3080 and 3982 have received blocks as just mentioned. The 3981 is new. If /36 is excessive for a global block, may I suggest:

(Incidentally, a new named account has just appeared: AnthonyAW. Even with only 4 edits, it looks like a sock of this user. Will bear watching.)

--Tortoise0308 (talk) 19:25, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Global block for the boy band vvandal

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal (see also en:Wikipedia:Long-term_abuse/Boy_band_vandal) active for more than 10 days. --Horcrux92 (talk) 08:36, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Could somebody please action this? Also 2001:56a:f580::/41 would need to be blocked, per the last requests linked from the abuse report. Graham87 (talk) 07:16, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Also, account creation should be allowed, due to collateral damage. I've just found out that the strongest block will apply for IP addresses which have been both locally and globally blocked, so if account creation were disabled in the global block, that would undo the account-creation-enabling effect of the local one. Graham87 (talk) 16:15, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Graham87, that is not possible: "Global blocks should, wherever practicable and sensible, be placed with the anonymous only flag on. Remember that even in this case account creation from the blocked address(es) is prevented." @ Global blocks. Emphasis mine. — regards, Revi 10:39, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
@Revi: Ah OK; thanks for letting me know. I'd only heard one report of collateral damage in a year, so ... meh. Graham87 (talk) 13:31, 24 March 2018 (UTC)
Also add 2001:56a:f104:b300::/64 and cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist to the list. Graham87 (talk) 19:00, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Ditto with cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist. Graham87 (talk) 11:39, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 2605:380:32:495:43F2:A1::/96

Status:    In progress

Please, hard-block for a year. It seems to me that the entire /96 IPv6 range, or at very least 2605:380:32:495:43F2:A1::/112 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist—216 addresses—is allocated to a globally banned long-term abuser or somebody impersonating him. See c:Special:Contributions/2605:380:32:495:43F2:A1::/112 for details, note two distinct IPv6s. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:29, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

From a theoretical point of view minimum prefix length to block should be 64 bits. --Vituzzu (talk) 19:32, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Blocked IPv6 prefixes both broader and narrower than /64 exist in Wikimedia. The former are up to /32 which is rather common in en.Wikipedia. The latter are usually point blocks (/128), but sometimes /96. From my layman’s understanding, IPv6 prefix specification may “theoretically” be any integer from /0 to /128 inclusively, although MediaWiki refuses to handle anything broader than /32 for security reasons. If one can mount a valid objection against blocking this /96—an insignificant portion of all IPv6 Internet—then formulate it clearer, please. I have difficulty comprehending an oracle’s remark above. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 21:02, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    In progress

Colocated webhosts with open proxies and active blocks on 10 wikis.   — Jeff G. ツ 12:56, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: I see cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist and cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist blocked in en. in ru.wikipedias, but these ranges combined are more than three times smaller than /16. In which namely wikis such large range as /16 is blocked? In any case, a more solid substantiation should be presented for request to block 216 IPv4 addresses. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 06:22, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Please see this block log (in Japanese) at Japanese Wiktionary.   — Jeff G. ツ 10:29, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Global blocks for spambot webhosts

Status:    In progress

Webhosts used by spambots. MER-C (talk) 12:18, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

IPVanish VPN used for spamming. MER-C (talk) 13:59, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

PureVPN plus webhost range used for spamming. MER-C (talk) 16:29, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    In progress

Disruptive activity in a dosen of wikis. Addition of template-like pages into main namespace be:b:Шаблон (English literally: "Template"). Already blocked in ruwiki for vandalism, linked to previously blocked cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist. Maybe it is worth blocking an IP range? --Jarash 10:51, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Global block for 2600:8800:3981:7A80:194E:E87A:2510:F53C

Status:    Done

Disruptive activity in a dosen of wikis. Adding machinetranslations, making loads of minor edits. Already blocked on vls.wikipedia for 1 year ("mass spam of machine translations (global sysop action) on vls.wikipedia"). Looks like a static IP.

global edits Kind regards,  Rodejong  💬 ✉️  22:04, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 22:34, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Continues as

IMHO only a /64 block—Special:GlobalBlock/2600:8800:3981:7A80::/64—makes sense here. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:43, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 21:42, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse, nonsense edits again. SA 13 Bro (talk) 18:56, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@Tegel: This IP editor properly User:Skiyomi. SA 13 Bro (talk) 19:03, 18 April 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.
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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 unlock for Virajmishra

Status:    In progress

yes i have readed so I came after 3 month. And i don't have any other account neither i have created any editing. Please remove global blocking of my account. In future i will never ever try to make any account. Please unlock my this account virajmishra account as soon as possible. Thanks.2405:204:A582:4B02:D7C8:CAC0:877B:BA1D 07:25, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

@Ruslik0: User appealing this at my talk page. SA 13 Bro (talk) 11:36, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
What projects are you going to edit? Even if I unlock your account, you will remain blocked in English Wikipedia and Commons. Ruslik (talk) 20:05, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
This page is semi-protection, please answer your statement to Ruslik0 at your own talk page only. @Ruslik0: He also appealing the unblock request on English Wikipedia in not very long ago, have a look on this reviewed comment by admin Boing! said Zebedee. SA 13 Bro (talk) 21:26, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for "Tertulius"

Status:    Done

User and their puppets, blocked in infinity and with confirmed relations in English-speaking Wikipedia. However, they continue to edit on Wikipedians in other languages, recently on the Lusophone Wiki, making bad editions and acting rudely with other users. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 05:09, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: user last edit before 5 months? and why the main account not blocked in pt.wikipedia? --Alaa :)..! 20:13, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: it is proved that the user abuses puppets, confirmed in Despite the local blocking, this person is free to edit in several projects, he is using the three accounts selected in that request for bookings in his issues, editions dating from November 2017, February, March and April 2018.
It is destabilizing the environment of the wiki, disseminating mistrust and attacking users who correctly revert their edits, same behavior occurred in the wiki. Therefore, I made this request, so that these accounts are prevented from editing in all projects because they are an aggressive, destabilizing and abusive user of puppets. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 05:42, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@Conde Edmond Dantès: Thanks for clarification --Alaa :)..! 12:17, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @Linedwell: can you assess the user edits on, please? --Alaa :)..! 12:17, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: I checked his most recent edits on and I didn't find any user attack or disruptive behaviour. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 14:31, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@Linedwell: Thanks. The user blocked due to socking, so I see that the user is using his socks in, any suggestion? --Alaa :)..! 22:37, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: As I said earlier he is not abusing on frwiki I can't support a block on the basis of his behaviour on this wiki, but if he is globally abusing (on other wikis) I will not oppose to the global lock. Linedwell [talk] 17:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 17:08, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spambot

Status:    On hold

Spambot account, with recent cross-wiki activity. LightandDark2000 (talk) 09:36, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

@LightandDark2000: where's the "cross-wiki activity"? I see edits to enwiki only Face-smile.svg - TNT 21:04, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
By that, I had meant that the user had logged into Commons, very shortly after spamming the English Wikipedia. Due the spam-only nature of this account, I had also expected to see them spam Commons and some other Wikimedia sites (which I had seen multiple vandals and spammers do in the past). LightandDark2000 (talk) 17:38, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
It's indeed Spam-Only Account, but it is confined to enwiki. Commons deleted revisions/abuselog hit is empty. — regards, Revi 08:48, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Best53

Status:    Done

Obvious sockpuppet of globally-locked cross-wiki LTA account Alec Smithson (see, e.g., Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/Alec Smithson for some history). Some contribs should probably be nuked if anyone wants to – es:Premio Mylius-Bernocchi is particularly deceptive, contributions to id.wp and zh.wp are unlikely to be less so (but I don't have the language skills to confirm that, any more than the user has the skills to contribute in those languages). I assume that this is too stale for check-user, but if not, then that also might be helpful. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:01, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: This account has already global locked by Ruslik0, does it need to report it again? SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
No, SA 13 Bro, there's surely no need to lock him again! That's my mistake, sorry! – I had thought that this page would show me if he was locked, but clearly I was wrong. However, nuking some of his contribs (the article on es.wp, his sandboxes on ca.wp, possibly others) still seems like a good idea. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 08:26, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: It doesn't matter. :) When you click the "User contributions" on English Wikipedia and appeared a red banner said that "This account is globally locked. See global account details for more information.", that sock accounts doesn't need to report it again. If you found out any Alec Smithson new or trendy sock accounts, you can report it at here anytime, while the stale accounts also doesn't need to report. SA 13 Bro (talk) 05:16, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, SA 13 Bro! I didn't think of looking at his contribs on en.wp because he doesn't have any (but the message does show up as you say). What I am suggesting here is nuking (i.e., deleting) some of the worst of his contributions. Is there any interest in doing that? Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:31, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spambot

Status:    Done
Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:02, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Obvious spambot - see the deleted contributions. This account also appears to be related to the "Black magic specialist" spammer LTA, or at the very least, appear to be promoting the same kind of scam services. Please also Check for more sleepers. LightandDark2000 (talk) 02:42, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for sockpuppet of Moustafa Nour

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam and promotion, also evident sockpuppet. And if the locking steward is a Commons sysop, please cleanup their creations on Commons. --hiàn 23:40, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Ditto for the pages linked to this Wikidata item. Mahir256 (talk) 23:50, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I think the pages on Wikipedia and Wikiquote need to go through the local deletion process as they are being discussed. hiàn 23:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
This is fine for all wikis except possibly arz, since I don't think they have speedy templates. @Ghaly, M777, Mahmudmasri, Meno25, and Raafat:, as the admins of arzwiki: think you can help us out? Mahir256 (talk) 02:42, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: deleted arz:مصطفى نور الدين as non notable bio. Thanks for the notification. --Meno25 (talk) 07:23, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for RenateKellogg5

Status:    Done

Spambot. Esteban16 (talk) 01:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Thanks--Jyothis (talk) 01:44, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA socks

Status:    Done

Obvious socks of the same vandal, given the vandalism at the same articles. These accounts also have issues with obscenities. The context of the vandalism also suggests that this could be an LTA. This vandal has multiple accounts across different Wikimedia sites (particularly the second one), so these accounts need to be Globally Locked. Please also check for sleepers. There may be an even older LTA sockmaster, but I'm not familiar with this vandal. LightandDark2000 (talk) 01:40, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Thanks--Jyothis (talk) 01:45, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jyothis: Can you please also Lock User:Glorious Leader Parker. You forgot to lock that account, and that one is older and has more cross-wiki accounts. LightandDark2000 (talk) 01:49, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Jyothis (talk) 01:50, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of LTA User:Cruizir

Status:    Done

Socks of the LTA User:Cruizir, who is known for cross-wiki vandalism and trolling. The LTA confessed that these accounts were his socks here (though the apology was obviously a lie). I also listed the original sockmaster account, which hasn't been locked yet for some reason. LightandDark2000 (talk) 02:16, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Added some more accounts, according to this list and his SPI pages (except for the accounts already locked). LightandDark2000 (talk) 02:30, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Green Giant (talk) 23:21, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spambot

Status:    Done

Spam account. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 02:58, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Please also Globally Rangeblock the underlying IP range for at least 6 months (set to "anon-only"), because this LTA is known for IP hopping and mass spamming. LightandDark2000 (talk) 03:09, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done + checking IP now - TNT 08:33, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Beaten to it by @علاء: ! - TNT 08:34, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Bekir Brunčević and socks

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse, confirmed by checkuser per en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Bekir Brunčević. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 03:06, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 08:36, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Lkost HD

Status:    Done

WP0 abuse. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 03:13, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 08:29, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Mouauia rafii + socks

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse (en:Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Mouauia rafii). -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 03:17, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Locking the master Mouauia rafii (talk · contribs · global contribs · page moves · user creation · block log) account—indeffed in four wikis—will not bring any gain to Wikimedia. It will only prompt this young man to make further socks instead of begging communities to admit him back to editing. That’s how Wikimedia educates poor editors to become incorrigible LTA. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 07:47, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
I'd actually prefer few more socks before locking is on the table. — regards, Revi 10:59, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done — regards, Revi 11:50, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Officialandyriversmusic

Status:    Done

Spammer in en.Wikipedia, rubbish on Commons. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 07:47, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - TNT 08:32, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    Done

Spambots, blocked on nl.wiktionary for adding of spampages --MarcoSwart (talk) 09:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 09:23, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for sock of Cruizir/Essjaey

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse, sock of Cruizir. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 13:09, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 13:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Angela Criss sock/Alan Jackson LTA vandal

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse. Account registered on 2012, and is now recently posting attacks on his own talk page on enwiki. theinstantmatrix (talk) 14:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:32, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for sock of LTA

Status:    Done

LTA / Cruizir. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 14:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Stryn --Alaa :)..! 14:41, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for JMSteell

Status:    Done

WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 17:17, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 18:07, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for マイクロペディア

Status:    Done

Sockpuppet of globally locked user ムラビトチャンネル. Crosswiki abuse. --Guanaco (talk) 18:23, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg  Thanks --Jyothis (talk) 19:02, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Arishfa khan/Arshifakhan61

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse; per block reason and en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Arshifakhan61/Archive. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 20:09, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 21:43, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Fuerdai to the gas chambers socks

Status:    Done

Vandalism-only accounts, the usernames made it pretty clear. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 20:34, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

And a bunch more:
See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fuerdai to the gas chambers/Archive. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 20:38, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:55, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    Done

Spambots. Wiki13 talk 21:14, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 02:41, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Jeremip11

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse on more than 3 projects, including this one. theinstantmatrix (talk) 04:54, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for 1264360liuy's sock

Status:    In progress

1264360liuy's sock. Please also check for sleepers. --Mys_721tx (talk) 06:04, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for Manda 1993

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. --Ilzhabimantara (talk) 07:10, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Global lock for DebbraX881808118

Status:    In progress

Spambot, blocked on nl.wiktionary after triggering global filters 68, 72 --MarcoSwart (talk) 08:17, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

See also