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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)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

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 the address(es) to be blocked or unblocked

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 https://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 block for 194.254.60.35

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --– Aranya (talk) 04:41, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 110.235.245.9

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 07:18, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 2600:387:0:982:0:0:0:46

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --Wiki13 talk 08:18, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 88.155.180.27

Status:    In progress

The same cross-wiki vandalism : adds a link to an archived version of Hitler's Mein Kampf (in croatian language!) in several versions of Cowardice. Thanks in advance. --——d—n—f (talk) 16:25, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 173.2.194.178

Status:    In progress
Cross wiki creation of pages out of scope - see enwikiquote and wikispecies. --DannyS712 (talk) 02:14, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 49.106.187.9

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. w:ja:LTA:YELLOW.vandalize pages in jawikipedia and jawikibooks. --Q8j (talk) 08:30, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 46.36.35.27

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 09:05, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 75.110.45.36

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. See report page on enwiki. This IP is in range of 75.160.0.0/12. --Can I Log In (talk) 22:23, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 106.171.82.97

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. on ja.wikt and ja.books. --mirinano (talk) 07:28, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 175.198.244.112

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --Wiki13 talk 10:36, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 5.179.129.2

Status:    In progress
Cross wiki spam. --DannyS712 (talk) 10:58, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 213.125.192.212

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki vandalism. --DannyS712 (talk) 11:58, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 85.206.22.56

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Resumption after global block expired. --– Aranya (talk) 14:20, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 194.230.147.183

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism + harrassment & insults on de.wp and fr.wp. Thanks in advance --——d—n—f (talk) 15:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 175.223.30.235

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. since 2020-06-29. see also 175.223.19.151 xwiki-contribsxwiki-dateSTIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 18:05, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 202.86.188.82

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. -- Willy1018(talk) 03:56, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 103.25.248.236

Status:    In progress

LTA: Skh sourav halder. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 17:22, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 75.111.8.64

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:49, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 109.61.67.53

Status:    In progress
Possible open proxy. IWI (chat) 22:50, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 92.40.182.15

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 5.126.233.144

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. (ArmanAfifeh/مهیار مهرنیا). Per self-admission of fawiki and the behavioral evidence (w:simple:Special:Diff/7015856/prev, for instance). The IP is active cross-wiki (so far, on Wikidata, Simple English and Persian Wikipedia per guc). Thank you. --Ahmadtalk 04:46, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 125.162.10.86

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse (Manda 1993). -ArdiPras95 (talk) 09:18, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 2804:214:82EE:8EE5:1:1:4965:50BF

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Eihel (talk) 20:00, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 195.54.167.157

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. On enwikt and simplewp, the IP changes "1" article with ... 1
a block of a few days should suffice, imho. --Eihel (talk) 21:01, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for proxy

Status:    In progress

Proxy --Rafael (stanglavine) msg 23:44, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 81.92.56.250

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Uncitoyentalk 11:44, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 185.92.25.0/24

Status:    In progress

Open proxy (ExpressVPN).--evrifaessatalk 12:34, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 185.92.25.0/24

Status:    In progress

Open proxy (ExpressVPN).--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ mesaj 12:38, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 185.229.59.0/24

Status:    In progress

Open proxy (NordVPN's USA servers).--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ mesaj 12:40, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 185.169.255.0/24

Status:    In progress

Open proxy (NordVPN).--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ mesaj 12:41, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 5.254.16.64/28

Status:    In progress

Open proxy (NordVPN's Germany servers).--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ mesaj 12:44, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 213.232.87.0/24

Status:    In progress

Open proxy (NordVPN's Nederlands servers).--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ mesaj 12:46, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 173.2.194.178

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. Érico (talk) 14:33, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 175.223.23.94

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. kowp, ruwikt, frwp, Commons, etc. --Eihel (talk) 15:32, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 192.109.233.0/24

Status:    In progress
Open proxy. --Hamish 15:38, 4 July 2020 (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.
  • 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.
  • If you are globally locked, you should appeal your lock to stewards(_AT_)wikimedia.org.
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 one of the codes 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, --~~~~

For many accounts:

=== Global lock for spambots/vandals ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3}}
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for Альберт Кессельринг

Status:    In progress
Inappropriate username: Well-known Nazi, see en:Albert Kesselring. --Achim (talk) 22:05, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for a group of spammers

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Hi! I believe it is a group of cross-wiki spammers, see ru:Участник:Wikisaurus/Данные/Спамеры. Could you block them? Shouldn't one somehow checkuse them for other accounts? P. S. Sorry if it is wrong, I have no idea where to ask about cross-wiki spammers, I just deleted the articles in my homewiki and compiled the list of what I could find. --Wikisaurus (talk) 22:24, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Drahdiwaberling

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Special:CentralAuth/Werddemer. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 07:50, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Befehlsstand der 5. Flak-Division Frankfurt am Main

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Abusive username. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 09:50, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Utaridyla

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --轻语者 (talk) 14:16, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Spambots, --Rafael (stanglavine) msg 16:11, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for アイブロウ

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 16:29, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for SamueIe2002

Status:    Already done
Long-term abuse. Abusive username. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 16:33, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
Black check.svg Already done --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 16:50, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for CityOfSails3

Status:    In progress
Sock of globally locked User:CityOfSails, see w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/CityOfSails GeneralNotability (talk) 16:48, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Ana19m

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. (ArmanAfifeh/مهیار مهرنیا). Same behavioral pattern, active in the same projects etc. I can provide detailed evidence privately, if needed. Thanks. --Ahmadtalk 16:53, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock/unlock for inappropiate username

Status:    In progress

Vandalism-Only account:Username is probbably a reference to the third reich, a highely problematic german movement in the 1930s and 1940s --Victor Schmidt (talk) 17:18, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Lock all:

Same user of Special:CentralAuth/冏.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 18:07, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress
Spambots. --Wiki13 talk 21:49, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

See also