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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 [[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
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 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 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 by removing notices. I assume that all four may be sockpuppets of (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,, on zh-classical.wikipedia and on zh.wikiquote. He also has a fixed IP Maybe we should request for blocking: cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist (Already globally blocked)--Amanojaku (talk) 12:26, 5 July 2017 (UTC) cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 07:03, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for[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[edit]

Status:    In progress

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

Global unlock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please, consider unlocking IP from the 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 (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 block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse in es-wiki and es-wiki respectively. Only relating to the same ip sockpuppet of Rodolfootoya12. -- 23:33, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 22:04, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 2001:56A:F352:DC00::/64[edit]

Status:    Done

The boy band vandal has found another IP range (see this example and my last request related to this vandal. A duration of two months would probably be fine here as well, like the other blocks on this person. --Graham87 (talk) 08:47, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 21:30, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for Special:Contributions/[edit]

Status:    Done
Done. RadiX 22:06, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for several open proxies[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxies; recently used for abuse. 2601:1C0:105:D9F2:8460:2EED:6C93:6013 11:14, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock for[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, ie, it is a vandal that adds false information and lies unless I of an explanation. -- 14:49, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. 13:32, 22 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 (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 Sher Aziz[edit]

Status:    In progress

This is my 3 global unlock request on meta @admins and @steward please give a response to me i used many times utrs they are waiting for when i will unlock global and they will unlock me on english wikipedia please accept my appeal.

-- 07:45, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Now i requested on meta please give me a response here.

-- 07:45, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

I don't think this user can be unlocked because this user is blocked clearly good reason. I Oppose Oppose to be unlocked for this user. Jerrykim306 (talk) 07:03, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

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 -- 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 13:41, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者(Nipponese Dog Calvero)[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 14:14, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:33, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

global unlock for GALAXYA8[edit]

Status:    In progress

I am just GALAXYA8's sockpuppet. I must use only my original account user:GALAXYA8 and it has an email address. if steward unlock my original account, i will be unlocked and i can edit at kowiki again. also, GALAXYA8's username is violation, other user said to me, "your name is violation. please change your username with request." so i should change my username too. in kowiki, someone sysop said to me, "if unlock your account, you will be unblocked and can edit again." i really want to use my original account. before my ip address,user: was write my opinion at user:Jerrykim306 was written request. but request was refused and my ip was blocked for 1 month. my ip is open proxy, i don't want to use open proxy. now, please unlock my original account user:GALAXYA8. it is not crosswiki abuse and i didn't do disruptive edit. i am waiting for my original account is unlock. don't revert or refuse this request and don't global lock or block i am using this account. i am not crosswiki abuse or LTA or abusing sockpuppet --Kim9933 (talk) 08:54, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for TillyMullaly5[edit]

Status:    Done
  • Please see the SPI case and additional accounts listed in the Spam report. Cross-wiki spamming with links on userpages at several projects. With many pages deleted, global contribs aren't visible.
    ⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 15:20, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
    • @Stewards: For what it's worth, as I noted at the SPI linked above, CU is likely to be a waste of time in this case. —DoRD talk 16:56, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. In addition to the aforementioned accounts, I have found more than 80 spambots. Abused IP ranges and open proxies have been globally blocked. RadiX 20:58, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much.
⋙–Berean–Hunter—► ((⊕)) 21:13, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

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