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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 block for 142.234.112.0/21[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dedicated proxy server. Most recently abused on en.wiki from 142.234.115.87. See here for WHOIS/sub-net information. Was already blocked once on en.wiki. See here. 198.236.27.249 17:37, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 115.178[edit]

Status:    In progress

Crrosswiki abuse (also please globally delete all pages created by them). --ArdiPras95 (talk) 20:47, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Sorry but I can't find any edits from them. Would help if you could provide some links... Stryn (talk) 21:26, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: Here are some edits made by them: 1, 2, 3. ArdiPras95 (talk) 00:03, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: I added one more: 4. --ArdiPras95 (talk) 12:48, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
To all stewards, please global block these IP ranges ASAP because this is a Long Term Abuse for television-related articles in enwiki, idwiki, mswiki, suwiki, and jvwiki. --ArdiPras95 (talk) 10:31, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 104.193.11.0/24[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dedicated proxy server Most recently abused on en.wiki from 104.193.11.186. See here for WHOIS/sub-net information. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:7DF8:AF46:7C8B:7470 23:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 166.84.1.2[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dedicated proxy IP, registered to this webhosting service. Likely a banned/blocked user socking. They've engaged in constant harassment of an en.wiki admin. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:7DF8:AF46:7C8B:7470 02:36, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 103.47.132.37/103.47.134.6[edit]

Status:    In progress

Indonesian IPs performing persistent vandalism, in particular repeated addition of hoaxes. Both IPs have been operating the same edits on several wikis (notably de, en, es, fr, id, it, ms, nl, pl, sv wikis), getting some local blocks (e.g. 3-month block on en.wiki, one-year rangeblock on nl.wiki). --Gpmat (talk) 15:11, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 240D:1A:381:8000:A8E9:DC8C:70DA:D193[edit]

Status:    In progress

cross-wiki abuse user. jawq , jawb.... This user is ja:User:サンピア."—The preceding unsigned comment was added by アルトクール (talk) 22:25, 22 March 2017‎ JST"

  • Support Support per above.--Infinite0694 (Talk) 03:11, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment add 240D:1A:381:8000:BC75:BFE2:696A:1A60. MediaWiki , commoms etc... Cross-wiki vandal user. In the past 240D:1A:381:8000:0:0:0:0/64 was blasted.--アルトクール (talk) 06:57, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 213.136.64.0/20[edit]

Status:    In progress

Webhosting/VPN service. Connected through "MobiProxy" VPN service.

Global block for 210.209.72.0/24[edit]

Status:    In progress

Webhosting/VPN service. Connected through "MobiProxy" VPN service.

Global block for 113.20.28.0/22[edit]

Status:    In progress

Webhosting/VPN service. Connected through "MobiProxy" VPN service.

Global block for 2600:8800:3080:2C50:0:0:0:0/64[edit]

Status:    In progress

I just did a three month range block on 2600:8800:3080:2C50::/64 on en.wiki. This is User:MisterAnthony, who engages in cross-wiki disruption. His latest IP, 2600:8800:3080:2C50:D56:431D:D4B0:EF4B, has already hit a few other projects. The range block should probably be made global. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 20:29, 25 March 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 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/unlock for Abigor[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please lock and hide my account under the right to disappear. The last three are for privacy reasons as they contain my name. --Abigor talk 19:18, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I'm inclined to lock the first three + deleting userpages, renaming and locking the fourth one. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:25, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
I am not aware of the existance of such right to disappear, and if there were such a right, these sort of requests are not up to us but to the legal department of the Wikimedia Foundation, the operator of this site. Savhñ 15:24, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Ftr, Abigor recently requested an unblock on nlwiki, which was denied - the block was instead changed into a permanent block.
See for some background the first arbcom case in 2017, the unblock request and the second arbcom case. Trijnsteltalk 22:05, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
PS. Abigor asked the arbcom to rename his account; the arbcom told him that he should reach out to the stewards instead. Trijnsteltalk 22:07, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Previously we have refused to lock accounts as that is not use of the "lock" function. Accounts can be blocked and hidden by the individual wikis and that is where the right should remain under the local rules. The individual wikis should not be ducking their responsibilities for their actions. Stewards should not be taking on oversight for communities that have arbcoms and policies in place that manage their own oversight. Clearly renames do belong with global renamers and stewards.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:03, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Günter Draxler[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spammer. The first account was locally locked in de-Wikipedia since 2016-08-31 because of "Werbeaccount" (account in order to publish PR only). The second account was created in order to publish a personal introduction relating his business pages. The third account was created in order to upload several PDF files containing his business pages. (I requested to speedydelete these files.) I suppose he will create more accounts in the future.

At the moment, I think about to lock him locally at de-Wikibooks by myself as admin. But three accounts in three projects (currently) – I'ld prefer to lock him globally according all aliases. -- Juetho (talk) 20:06, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Mermaid Man[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Mermaid Man (talk) 06:48, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

User:와인산천 Unlock request[edit]

Status:    In progress

I am the wine mountain. Please release the lock 114.205.67.195 12:57, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

 Global lock for LTA:ISECHIKA [edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. w:ja:LTA:ISECHIKA.--アルトクール (talk) 11:45, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Done by MarcoAurelio. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:33, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

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

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 18:50, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 19:03, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

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