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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 unlock for[edit]

I'm not a vandalist. I make an effort to correct hitorical fact on and on. But that Japanese frame an innocent person for vandalist. I'm innocent person. I've written that hitorical fact in Empress Ki (TV series) that "Historical distortions controversy[edit] This debate was over the history distortion issue. Because her group of families did tyranny to Goryeo and her had invaded Goryeo, empress Ki is a worthy person to blame absolutely. But this drama distorted her as a great person and a did a very severe distortion of her life." I must notice that for globally.

Keep Keep Please look at Global user contributions page of this IP. This user violates not only this policy but also GNU Free Documentation License in many projects. In JAWP, passages which violates GFDL must delete, and because of him/her, this article was protected. We should not make him/her edit freely because he/she has spoiled many articles in many projects. --Ohtani tanya (talk) 12:17, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

xwiki spam --eurodyne (talk) 03:20, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block for IP may used by 小曹2015[edit]

Status:    In progress

These are the IP addresses I found in public logs. They are obviously public proxies used by a user who have been global locked called 小曹2015. IP ranges are confirmed using and .

--TechyanTalk) 14:25, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. -- 10:19, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Global blockk for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam. --Buggia 11:36, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

I tried to edit a page and this is what I received from EN wiki: Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis. The block was made by Vituzzu ( The reason given is Long-term abuse.

Start of block: 14:22, 9 September 2016 Expiry of block: 14:22, 9 September 2017 Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make.

I am a new editor on WIkipedia, not a sock and I want to edit Wikipedia. Can someone make the IP block anonymously. Thanks. --Mark Ellwitz (talk) 13:42, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Messina. See de:Josef Anton Kraus (Bildhauer), has been previously created by Messina at de:Józef Antoni Kraus and de:Joseph Anton Kraus. Fits his IP range (Kabel-BW near Heilbronn). --Schulhofpassage (talk) 09:00, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dharmendra bansal, amirite? 13:01, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

[[1]] His only edit was removing a speedy deletion template from his autobio. (By the way, I opened up another SPI for him on enwiki to find new accounts} 13:04, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Are you requesting a global block or a global unblock? The IP-address is not globally blocked so there is no global block to remove. -- Tegel (Talk) 13:31, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Block. 15:49, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please see his edit in zh-classical Wikipedia: [2]. "我是小曹。你还在吗" (translation: "I am 小曹2015. Are you still online"), and here he add advertisement again and again: "小曹铁路平天下" "無料加QQ群、xiaocao2015", it proves that he is the vandal editor User:小曹2015 (also known as User:平天下的小曹2015). and in the edit summary he wrote: "妈的敢回退我编辑" ("f**k you dare revert my edit"), it's totally personal attack.

In Chinese Wikipedia, it was range lock for 6 months. I think it's better to also give him a global range lock.-- 12:02, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

A proxy server used for cross-wiki vandalism. --jdx Re: 21:46, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism, probably an open proxy. --jdx Re: 21:58, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

xwiki spam, seems that the /24 is a ru webhost  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:50, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block for vandalism-only IP[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse: ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2015년 제24주# 및 그 대역, ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2015년 제29주# 및 대역, ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2015년 제36주# , ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2015년 제50주#긴급 차단 요청, ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2016년 제12주#차단 회피, ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2016년 제22주# 차단 요청, ko:위키백과:사용자 관리 요청/2016년 제35주#문서 훼손 IP 긴급 차단 요청, etc.

--Wikitori (talk) 19:43, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Review whether we can global block[edit]

Status:    In progress

I am seeing a whack of spam from the range Russian provider across multiple big wikis (Commons/Meta/enWP) plus some others. From my checks of the wikis I cannot see evident good contributions by IP addresses. I think that it would be worth a wider investigation among your colleagues and interwiki checkusers to see if we can globally block it. I am testing a softblock on the range at Commons to see how many complaints may occur, and I think that a wider soft block could be advantageous.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:42, 16 October 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 unlock for I Love Bridges[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please unlock this account (it is my account). I am only banned on 2 projects and thus I should not be globally locked. --I Love Bridges 2 (talk) 21:55, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Comment Comment @I Love Bridges: I am not a steward, but as a general opinion on your request to be unlocked equating to "only being a PITA on one wiki, and you blocked me too soon, when I am not contributing with any value" is seriously pitiful. I think that you should quietly disappear, and contribute with value, or risk further blocks and investigation of your activity.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:56, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for more dharmendra bansal stuff[edit]

Status:    In progress 18:37, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

All of these accounts were just active on enwiki. Is there any indication of xwiki abuse that would justify locks? – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:08, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Global block for 슉슉이 Clone(클론) and other sock-puppets.[edit]

Status:    In progress

It's so many users that is created for vandalism. Please check some of these user to verify that this is 슉슉이 via check-user ability. After that lock all 50 accounts globally to prevent logging in to all wikimedia commons project. It seems 슉슉이 does not behave to korean wikipedia rules. This user didn't stop doing vandalism to kowiki and kept making new accounts to avoid block. 슉슉이 has more than 200 multiple accounts. About 3 or more new accounts kept created by 슉슉이 per day.--Jerrykim306 (talk) 13:26, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for InternetD etc.[edit]

Status:    In progress

Steward requests/Checkuser/2011-11# 2)

Vandalism. It seems like Unypoly. --Wikitori (talk) 17:57, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

These accounts are from 6 years (InternetD) ago to 19 months ago (Choogoon), and almost all of them only registered (and have been blocked) in Any valid reasons for those accounts to be globally locked? Bennylin 07:24, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Muishadi4[edit]

Status:    Done

I came across Muishadi4 on MediaWiki making destructive edits. I asked about it on IRC but didn't seem to get an answer. I'm stupidly new and low on the wiki totem pole and clicked around on random links after reverting their edits, discovering that they are making destructive edits elsewhere. After posting to Meta's Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat they have been blocked on Old English Wikipedia, English Wikipedia, MediaWiki, and Meta. The user that responded to me there suggested I file a request here. I also believe one possible IP address is because the one change it made on Meta had the same verbage as the user in question and was made in a similar time frame.--Jkmartindale (talk) 23:01, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:09, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for Ganesh992[edit]

Status:    Not done

Blocked in enwiki, x-wiki connection etc, -- 03:18, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

I do not see anything cross-wiki related here. Ruslik (talk) 19:12, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Nouman khan sherani socks[edit]

Status:    Done
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:54, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

See also[edit]