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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 [[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 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 104.131.93.125[edit]

Status:    Done

My IP address was blocked by Vituzzu, reason given as: Open proxy: + abuse from 104.131.139.20. I have not abused any wiki site from my account or from this IP. If it is easier, just unblocking my Natalyakautz account would be fine as well. Thanks. --Natalyakautz (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Natalyakautz, the block is for a range of ips, meaning the vandalism was not perse from your ip. I suggest you go to en:Wikipedia:IP block exemption and ask for an ip-block exemption on the English Wikipedia. This would mean that you can edit, even though the ip is blocked. All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:51, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for responding. I am having trouble asking for an ip-block exemption on English Wikipedia. The page you linked to suggested two options: 1) copy a request template to the bottom of my talk page; 2)use the Unblock Ticket Request System. I have problems with both options: 1) I am unable to edit my talk page due to the IP block, so I cannot paste the request template; 2)when I attempt to fill out the Unblock Ticket Request System form the system says "The username you entered is not currently blocked" and won't let me submit my form (because my username isn't blocked, but my IP is). I am unsure how to proceed, could you please help? Thanks.

I've left a note at w:Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#IPBE_request. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:40, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Vituzzu, your block is now gone but I have a second IP block from another user (Elockid). However, I can now edit my talk page so I have pasted an Unblock request there. Hopefully I can get a second unblock through standard channels. Thanks again. Natalyakautz (talk) 00:24, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
@Natalyakautz: for the UTRS system when it is an IP block, then add the IP address, rather than your username. You can add username in the content.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:06, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Global block for 77.97.214.147[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi, I'm a sysop on the french Wikipedia and I just blocked 77.97.214.147 for vandalism on wp:fr : [1]. It appears that this IP has been doing similar vandalism on other wikis → [2] adding dates and erasing them just after. This contributor has been active since 25 Jul 2015: thanks for taking care of that case. --Do not follow (talk) 19:36, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Global block for 94.78.86.69[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism, inserting gibberish.
(Possibly related to account Pembe karadeniz cross-wiki-contribsIP inforobtexgblockglist (same type of edits, globally locked August 27, 2015). -- Curious (talk) 08:53, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for Arturjäjä[edit]

Status:    Done

Edgar von Webern is back. --Harald Krichel (talk) 14:44, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Would be nice if the edits had been rolled back/deleted. --Harald Krichel (talk) 14:48, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
I've managed to get eswiki done. The other projects have local sysops able to do this. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 19:44, 30 August 2015 (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 for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 08:06, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

K —MarcoAurelio 11:48, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者/Nipponese Dog Calvero[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 11:08, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 11:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者/Nipponese Dog Calvero[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 04:49, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Locked Locked Snowolf How can I help? 17:11, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 05:58, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, Linedwell (talk) 07:54, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for Latestmailinglist[edit]

Status:    Done

Spam, spam, spam Thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:41, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Locked, locked, locked :-)
Thanks, —MarcoAurelio 10:43, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者/Nipponese Dog Calvero[edit]

Status:    In progress

--Lanwi1(Talk) 17:36, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

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