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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 [[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 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 223.140.2.55[edit]

Status:    In progress

Obvious IP sock of Nipponese Dog Calvero, spreading cheer on WikiData and Commons. -- Favonian (talk) 20:01, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

New IP 223.140.58.43 cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist - vandalism at Wikidata. Would a rangeblock be any useful or it's overkill? -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 20:33, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
based on the 2 addresse, its 223.140.0.0/18. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 20:35, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
Based on considerable experience on en-Wiki, the range is 223.140.0.0/16. I just issued its fifth block there, this time for a year. Favonian (talk) 18:21, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 190.153.137.15[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy, recently abused + spamsource. Same as 130.180.127.166 above. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:2C08:1B4D:A43E:9B6F 04:08, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 111.90.189.118[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy, recently abused + spamsource. Same as 130.180.127.166 above. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:2C08:1B4D:A43E:9B6F 04:12, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 175.100.91.105[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy, recently abused + spamsource. Same as 130.180.127.166 above. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:2C08:1B4D:A43E:9B6F 04:17, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 177.128.156.199[edit]

Status:    In progress

Open proxy, recently abused + spamsource. Same as 130.180.127.166 above. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:2C08:1B4D:A43E:9B6F 04:46, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 1.180.237.250[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal, gblocked twice. They are creating meaningless user talk pages, adding "class=wikitable" to vandalize tables and vandalize files on commonswiki, plz help revert their edits. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 16:03, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 112.138.116.138[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal,both Japanese wikipedia and wikibooks, and makes a page like that. "(Hidden) is too stupid and (Hidden) missed (Hidden)" see also ja-Wikibooks ja-Wikipedia

--Wikiuser15442 (talk) 09:43, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 197.156.133.81[edit]

Status:    In progress

Suspected open proxy/VPN provider. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:BDEE:7C12:9E97:2A96 05:24, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 207.154.249.91[edit]

Status:    In progress

Suspected open proxy/VPN provider. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:BDEE:7C12:9E97:2A96 06:08, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for User:2600:8800:3982:3EC0:0:0:0:0/64[edit]

Status:    In progress

Block evasion by globally locked editor User:MisterAnthony. He was previously globally locked under Special:Contributions/2600:8800:3080:2C50::/64. If you're unfamiliar, this is probably most behaviorally evident through this article history at Wikidata. I did a one year range block at en.wiki because nothing less than that has had any success yet and his last /64 stuck for ~9 months. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 07:31, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 2.191.142.142[edit]

Status:    In progress

This user is a recurring Iranian IP hopper targeting e.g. the articles about Violet Brown, Nabi Tajima and Chiyo Miyako. This has been going on for a long time. Would it be possible to lay a range block for 2.191.0.0/24? Disembodied Soul (talk) 07:00, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 82.130.246.64[edit]

Status:    In progress

Abused open proxy. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:6951:A996:F1C5:DE32 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 185.76.10.173[edit]

Status:    In progress

Abused open proxy. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:6951:A996:F1C5:DE32 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 208.87.233.201[edit]

Status:    In progress

Abused open proxy. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:6951:A996:F1C5:DE32 14:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 125.162.53.254[edit]

Status:    In progress

Crosswiki abuse (IP sock of Manda 1993) -ArdiPras95 (talk) 06:21, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 178.24.240.0/24[edit]

Status:    In progress

Crosswiki vandalism/spam reported at Vandalism reports. View of crosswiki activity. Noting that the vandalism may be on a larger scale, which will need exploring, but definitely on the /24 at this point of time.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:35, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Noting that it is part of a /17, though they may have regional subnets organised. Will look broader at a later hour to see if the vandalism is more extensive.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:42, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
enWP has blocked the /24, and is assigning the spam to a user, see w:Special:BlockList/178.24.240.0/24  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:15, 20 October 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 for Shi0978631898[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross project vandalism at Chinese Projects. Applied to be admin in Chinese Wikivoyage as it didn't ban him. --1233 | Questions?| This message is left by him at

Global unlock for Diegusjaimes[edit]

Status:    On hold

Hi, I'm not a normal IP. I am the same user. I can't edit with my original account, because this actually locked, and i can't access its. I request unlock and ask for forgiveness for the damages caused at this time. Thanks in advance --181.61.83.227 03:25, 27 July 2017 (UTC) PD: Sorry for my english

To the Stewards, Bernard is a CU and can confirm a new block evasion [1] --Ks-M9 [disc.] 16:24, 28 July 2017 (UTC).
I created it simply to continue editing. There is no vandalism or anything bad. I am worried that Wikipedia in Spanish will be so drastic with users who want to edit for the first time, or who want to resume editing, and I am also puzzled by the fact that they consider everyone as a "toxic element" to Anyone who gets blocked. 181.61.83.227 18:23, 28 July 2017 (UTC) PD: The last text is traduced by Google"
See w:WP:BE and w:WP:SOCK - Using other account to continue editing while blocked is not permitted in most Wikimedia projects, even if the editor only makes good edits.
  • For Diegusjaimes: I suggest you do no edit in Spanish Wikipedia, using any account or anonymously, in no less than six months (i.e. until at least 2018-1-29) and request an unblock there. You're free to contribute other Wikimedia projects once you are unlocked.
  • For stewards: I think the account can be unlocked as long as there're no longer crosswiki issue. This allows user to make significant and useful contributions to other WMF projects (which is beneficial for unblocking in eswiki).

--GZWDer (talk) 19:18, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Comment. I believe that the initial lock is wrong on a number of grounds. 1) Socking has no impact upon the use of the primary account. 2) Socks are not against WMF terms and use, and the use of global lock is not for this purpose of locking primary accounts. If the user is to be excluded we should be using a consensus of the community discussed in a global ban rather than summary exclusion by judge and jury stewardry.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:07, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Global unblock 139.59.0.0/16 for Vitek[edit]

Status:    In progress

Vituzzu why did you block me? For the reason You mentioned - leaky colo + open proxy at 139.59.2.13. I do not understand, what does that mean - what I did wrong

Start blocking: 19:12, 14 July 2016 End blocking: 19:12, 14 July 2021

My current IP address is 139.59.102.108, and the blocked scope is 139.59.0.0/16

--Vitek (talk) 01:26, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

@Vitek: Your account is not locked and blocked. You using that network IP range was global block due to long-term abuser vandalizing, suggest you make the request at SRIPBE. Ping to @Vituzzu: have a discussion on that issue. SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:49, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for The Supreme Wiki Jerk[edit]

Status:    Done

Probably User:Incorrigible Troll. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:BDEE:7C12:9E97:2A96 06:26, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

So I guess they claim that they're not User:Incorrigible Troll. Can a CU/steward confirm this please? Even if it isn't User:Incorrigible Troll, they still should not be editing here anyway... 2601:1C0:4401:F360:BDEE:7C12:9E97:2A96 06:32, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Every stewards got the CU privilege at login.wiki project site, it will have the ability to deal the LTA sleeper accounts and sockmaster. SA 13 Bro (talk) 06:57, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
Locked. RadiX 03:53, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Global unlock for Virajmishra[edit]

Status:    In progress

It has assumed its mistake, it should be given a chance to improve its mistake, it is a good person, 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,I want an opportunity. I want to ask and unblock my account. Let me have a chance, Thanks, --223.184.80.43 07:51, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Would you like to stop socking and wait for the certain period time of few months on the unlock request? SA 13 Bro (talk) 13:18, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
@SA 13 Bro Okay, And thanks for the guidelines.Will my account be unblocked? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2405:204:e408:2bf7:5b1e:4bca:7279:985e (talk) 17:23, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
If you stop your disruptive editing such as like spamming and socking in between a few months to 6 months, yes it will. SA 13 Bro (talk) 17:14, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
@SA 13 Bro but i have a send mail of jimmy wales and If I told you about my problem, then I was told from there that you first request a global unlock, then you login to your account and request to unblock your account in it,And if the accounts you have created in Wikipedia are from the beginning, then your account will be unblocked, so I have requested to unlock your account here. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2405:204:E408:2BF7:4165:4E2:CC25:BD4F (talk) 17:23, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
@SA 13 Bro And again Thank you Very much.. As you told me I have not told anyone yet, nobody helped me, really you are very good. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2405:204:E408:2BF7:4165:4E2:CC25:BD4F (talk) 17:23, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Will someone tell me that when my account will be unlocked I am very upset, someone can understand my problem.2405:204:E785:45CB:EBD1:1135:9A62:B45 06:06, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Oct172017lulzlulz[edit]

Status:    Not done

Long-term abuse. 73.96.115.47 14:04, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Not a cross-wiki issue. Ruslik (talk) 17:38, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

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

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(talk) 17:57, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 18:06, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Comment Comment: Nguyen Dinh Thuc has not been locked. --Lanwi1(talk) 04:47, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Now done. RadiX 12:30, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

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

Status:    Done

Reasoning: Egbert Peter Johnson's user page has a template that shows this is a CU proven sock of Nipponese Dog Calvero. Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini has been tagged as a proven sock by means of editing pattern. Peter Paul Weinstein has been indef blocked as a sock of Nipponese Dog Calvero as well as Peter Paul Reeve. These accounts therefore should be locked. This link has more proven socks that may need to be locked. Thanks! --Sau226 (talk) 04:02, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

add--Lanwi1(talk) 12:03, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.--HakanIST (talk) 12:55, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Aliabbashiraqi79 socks[edit]

Status:    Done

Socks of cross-wiki date vandal Aliabbashiraqi79. For Spikedu3ergf, see [2] and [3] vs [4]. Spikedu3ergf and Malekos369f then worked as a team in [5] and [6]. Ran a CU to see if I could confirm Malekos369f against CUwiki, but the technical evidence wasn't strong enough to say for sure; still, I think it's enough to say that it's probably him. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:41, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:35, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for शिवम कुमार श्रिवास्तव socks[edit]

Status:    In progress

Uploading copyrighted images on commons and creating non-notable articles.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 19:06, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Yep, more socking. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 05:35, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(talk) 19:06, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 20:16, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock .ogg spam uploaders[edit]

Status:    Done

Aligned with the account "Lion Boss Zeca" and others that are trying to spam with video uploads, these two users were identified through the global abuse filters. Can we please block and also see if we can identify a common IP range that is blockable. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:03, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Pedro Amadeu Pedro has already been locked for Wikipedia Zero abuse. --Sau226 (talk) 03:01, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Done. RadiX 03:51, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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

Status:    Done

See User:One Belt And One Road for the tag saying it is a sock of NDC. Thanks! --Sau226 (talk) 02:59, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 03:52, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Marcus Levi[edit]

Status:    In progress

Suspected sockpuppet of globally locked account User:EpicMan. 71.236.239.96 06:37, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for がっぱやー童[edit]

Status:    Done

cross-wiki vandalism: ja:User:Grimm(ja:Wikipedia:進行中の荒らし行為/長期/Grimm, c:Category:Sockpuppets of パッションサタデー, en:Category:Suspected Wikipedia sockpuppets of スカーレット上原)--ゆいしあす (talk) 12:23, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment Locked by HakanIST. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 13:54, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]