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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 block/ for Antonyahu[edit]

Status:    In progress

In all the interwikis does that edits--Unikalinho (talk) 11:56, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Obvious IP sock of LTA Wikinger, with cross-wiki abuse on PL-Wiki. -- Favonian (talk) 16:25, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Global block/ for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam --Leitoxx Work • Talk • Mail 04:26, 16 July 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 lock for Liji6085[edit]

Status:    In progress

As you can see at here, Outlookxp et al proposal (as 和平奮鬥救地球 also have said in here ) is about "Requesting a global block of multiple account of Liji6085 and Replymotor". Please see the sock puppet case at here.

Additionally, their local community had already identified some sock-puppets of zh:User:Replymotor and got blocked. And as far as they're concerned, the user has been blocked as a suspected sockpuppet of an earlier blocked user. But, even more strangely, Liji6085 is very active as being a sock puppet of Replymotor in other Wikipedias, especially often appears in Wikimedia Commons. Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_Eric850130, this is an active record where they thinks that the impact of Liji6085's behavior on other people is a harassment.--Liji6085 (talk) 18:01, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

  • This user is asking to be blocked. This is very confusing. I turned down his request for a CU on himself (!) on Commons. A user proficient in zh might help (@Bennylin:). Magog the Ogre (talk) 02:26, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for MetlifeWP[edit]

Status:    In progress

This user must be blocked in connection with this account. --Fixer88 (talk) 23:03, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

You mean yourself? ~ Nahid Talk 00:20, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

No, I'm not him. his name is Joseph L. Russell, Jr. and I'm not him. I don't know anything about him either. I am no sockpuppet and you should see my user page to prove it. -Fixer88 (talk) 00:32, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

enwiki block? ~ Nahid Talk 01:08, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Fixer88 seems to report their sockpuppets here so that they could gain reputation and that stewards cannot notice their enwiki block (which failed in this case). If these users will be locked, Fixer88 should be locked too, due to enwiki CU information. Also, it is ambiguous that this user knows who are those sockpuppets, which even CUs don't know. So I support not only locking the users above but also Fixer88 due to sockpuppetry. Pokéfan95 (talk) 10:31, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Vevea1[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot, cross-wiki. --Schniggendiller (talk) 10:35, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Curingacneys11[edit]

Status:    Done

Spambot, cross-wiki. --Schniggendiller (talk) 10:39, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for 222szm[edit]

Status:    Done

An other new sock of globally locked user 020730szm. Cross-wiki abuse, he doesn't stop the sockpuppetry and disruption. --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 13:18, 28 July 2016 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:38, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Fritella[edit]

Status:    Done

Vandal. This italian has use an alternative accounts for vandalism on zh.wikipedia. Lock evasion. --Ks-M9 Talk (es-wiki) 18:04, 28 July 2016 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:39, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Lowlihao's sockpuppet[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 14:01, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:43, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Debbiesf[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam on small wikis. --AFBorchert (talk) 17:56, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

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