Steward requests/Global/2013-09

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Requests for global (un)block

Global unblock for 2a01:7c8:aaae:258::/64

Status:    Not done

The IPv6 range my VPS was assigned (december 2012) had never been used before me, but it is blocked from editing for "Open proxy: webhosting" (and the block began september 2012). As I would like to encrypt my internet traffic, I usually route it though a (authenticated) proxy at my VPS. I fully understand wikipedia doesn't like Open proxies, but I wonder why a closed proxy like mine should be blocked from editing. Surely wikipedia supports our privacy, and doesn't want us to disclose all wikipedia links we click on while browsing to our ISP/etc? -- Joosteto (talk) 15:47, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

As it is impossible to exempt this particular /64 subrange, you should apply for IP Global block exemption at Steward requests/Global permissions. Ruslik (talk) 12:16, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per rr0's comments. Snowolf How can I help? 03:34, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Global unblock for 91.34.28.9

Status:    Not done

I make a request to be unblocked as soon as possible. I was blocked by User:DerHexer. I am absolutely unaware of any "long-term abuse" which was given as a reason, without any further detail.

Furthermore, I would like to say that I am a long-time contributing registered user. Maybe I have once forgotten to log in while editing. I would not like to reveal my user name here, only on request and to an authorised user or administrator.

My block began on 18:59, 20 August 2013, and is to end on 18:59, 21 August 2013. But still, I feel the block was unjust. --91.34.28.9 10:00, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Could you please tell us your username first? Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:42, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per lack of reply to the query above. Snowolf How can I help? 03:34, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Global block for 8.2.215.2

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandal, blocked on numerous projects.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:38, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Done by Teles.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:38, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Global unblock for User:sirromhc 31.3.251.131

Status:    Done

I am at a complete loss to understand why the biography edits have all been blocked. I registered with Wikipedia on 18 March 2010 and have not attempted any editing until a couple of weeks ago. Now everytime I try to complete the edits I'm informed that the block started on 22 October 2012 and will continue until 22 October 2017 (if I'm still around that year when I'd be 79!) The biography had almost been completed and I was being advised by -xeno to eventually publish it under my name : i Christopher Morris (journalist) The reason for the block is said to be "Hosting on a redstation" but I haven't clue what that means? A considerable amount of time and research has been made preparing the biography so that it is 100 per cent accurate. So I would request please that this block is removed immediately for completion and eventual publication of the biography.

Christopher Morris31.3.251.130 08:13, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sirromhc (talk) 1 September 2013, 21:03 UTC

Please see en:WP:IPEC for information about getting an IP block exemption. --MF-W 18:21, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
I have modified the block that effected a range of IP address for the internet provider to be a little more forgiving. It is now a soft block which means that you should be able to edit when logged in. [Note to stewards, there is little in the way of issues at meta with the IP range] — billinghurst sDrewth 05:41, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Global unblock for User:Farsheedd 206.190.158.75

Status:    Done

Hello this is Farsheedd. my account has been blocked by Vituzzu because of spam from open proxy. I note that I'm from Iran and here we have to use proxies to access Facebook, twitter, G Plus, and even sometimes, Wikipedia(Not Always). so it might be possible that I enter Wikipedia by a proxy server. our nation, Iran is censoring us from the open Internet, and now you are doing as well. please do something! The preceding unsigned comment was added by 206.190.140.244 (talk • contribs) 08:34, 3 September 2013‎ (UTC)

I have converted the block on the IP range to a softblock. This means that you will still need to login into your Wikimedia account to edit, otherwise all should be okay. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:44, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Global block for 117.26.76.238

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism --Schniggendiller (talk) 00:39, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - blocked anon only 31 hours, thanks - QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:57, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Global block for 109.65.119.95

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki comment spambot. Spam on frwiki, enwiki, and ukwikimedia (the spam on the latter two has been deleted - see here for blocks).--Jasper Deng (talk) 04:35, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, blocked anon only 1 week - thanks QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:54, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Global block for 123.82.162.185

Status:    Not done

Spammed enwiki and simplewikt. I also blocked 123.82.163.249 on enwiki for the same spam, so a rangeblock of 123.82.162.0/23 might be nice. --Legoktm (talk) 07:37, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Looks stale now, probably not worth a block. QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:58, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Stale. MBisanz talk 22:16, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Global block for 88.190.62.111

Status:    Not done

Cross-wiki spam. --Buggia 15:33, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

No more recent activity. MBisanz talk 22:15, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Global block for 50.174.76.70

Status:    Not done

Engaged in a cross-wiki and off-wiki (wikipediocracy) harassment campaign. Already blocked on en-wiki and Commons. Collusion in this campaign with an editor banned on en-wiki (Peter Damian). Also editing on meta with the same single purpose. --Someone not using his real name (talk) 02:12, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

The IP is blocked on both projects where they have been deemed to be engaged in "harassment" by local administrators. There is no activity on other projects except Meta and therefore a global block is not required. In addition I would note that this issue is clearly complex and is not best handled by "preventative" blocking. QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:54, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Listing on-wiki diffs is not harassment. 50.174.76.70 14:24, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
This is not the place for this discussion - if you wish to have local blocks removed you need to discuss those with local administrators. QuiteUnusual (talk) 14:25, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
His activity on Meta is of exactly the same nature as what got him blocked on the other two projects. Someone not using his real name (talk) 23:05, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Even if we wanted to block him from Meta, global blocks do not apply to Meta. --Rschen7754 00:05, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
At least there's one steward with some common sense around here [1]. Someone not using his real name (talk) 17:56, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Global unblock for 2001:41D0:0:0:0:0:0:0/40

Status:    Done

This is the IPv6 address of the Polish Toolserver (http://tools.wikimedia.pl/). Please allow logged-in editing from this range. Currently most of the bots running at pl.wp are killed, and I am unable to change local status via Special:GlobalBlockStatus there (I only get an error). --Matma Rex (talk) 09:30, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

The global block is for anonymous users only, so logged in users should be working okay. What error are you getting? QuiteUnusual (talk) 11:21, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
The block was changed for anonymous only by Matanya after a complaint on IRC. There is also this ticket about a previous issue related.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 03:26, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Globally unblock 2604:180:0:0:0:0:0:0/32 or at least 2604:180::6d98:168f

Status:    Done

Wikipedia can't block the whole HUGE prefix for shortsighted convenience. Maybe there are bad guys playing things mischievous. But I didn't do anything wrong. Are all guys from VPS host provider suspicious? This is IP Geographical Discrimination, man! LOL

I am using my OWN permission-restricted proxy (2604:180::6d98:168f). For an editor in China, proxy is the only way to reach Wikipedia stably, direct connections are often randomly blocked. The preceding unsigned comment was added by JohnBull (talk • contribs) .

You will likely receive an IP block exemption (request one here), but since webhosts act as proxies in general (especially VPS's), and it's been determined that the abuse potential is too high, webhosts are blocked in general. This particular range has been used by long-term abusers recently (we cannot, at this time, make exemptions for single addresses or subranges of a rangeblock, but it might also be possible to downgrade the block to anonymous users only).--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:49, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Modified to anonymous only.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 05:55, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding

Global lock for БОРБА. за.МАКЕДОЈИА

Status:    Done

See the following:

  1. de:Wikipedia:Löschkandidaten/22._August_2013#Igor_Janev_.28SLA.29
  2. commons:Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Operahome
  3. en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Operahome
  4. commons:Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Operahome

Cross Wiki hoax and fraud. Lock these accounts globally because it creates a false political hatred. --Kolega2357 (talk) 13:13, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

All Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao (talk) 06:11, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for BND.mk

Status:    Done

Long term abuse of Igor Janev. --Kolega2357 (talk) 07:58, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao (talk) 11:17, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for David Beals

Status:    Done

Socks of David Beals (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser), cross-wiki vandal. --Rschen7754 23:06, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Confirmed by CU on enwiki. NativeForeigner (talk) 23:40, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done all. Snowolf How can I help? 03:38, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for David Beals

Status:    Done

See above. --Rschen7754 00:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Snowolf QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:31, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for HENRY APPLEGATE

Status:    Done

Crosswiki nonsense page creator. --Rschen7754 05:10, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Done by Snowolf. --Rschen7754 06:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for David Beals

Status:    Done

See above. --Rschen7754 00:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Snowolf QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:31, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for HENRY APPLEGATE

Status:    Done

Crosswiki nonsense page creator. --Rschen7754 05:10, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Done by Snowolf. --Rschen7754 06:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for David Beals

Status:    Done

All accounts listed at w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/David Beals/Archive#08 September 2013, not listed because lock+hide needed. --Rschen7754 06:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for David Beals

Status:    Done

All accounts listed at w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/David Beals/Archive#08 September 2013, not listed because lock+hide needed. --Rschen7754 06:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for Japan Football

Status:    Not done

User is blocked on 6 projects for sockpuppetry and is now creating articles which just not seem to be bot articles (nlwiki). There's no content at all in them and we keep nominating these for deletion. I propose a global lock for this user, because of this and the sockpuppetry taken into account. Best regards, — TBloemink talk 08:14, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

User has a high contribution count and is not blocked at all wikis and in some instances has 000s of edits and not blocked. This can be managed at local wikis. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:16, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Global unlock for Matheus de Sousa Lopes

Status:    Not done

I was blocked by Teles, yes I vandalize wikipedia in some languages​​, created additional accounts, more good had good contributions in other projects as wikivoyager, and had accounts with good contributions,92485;92428 92429 36332357,Thanks! --189.33.136.217 03:18, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

What you described is called cross-wiki vandalism which is a lockable offence. I am not sure why you believe that some good actions makes it unreasonable to lock your account, to me I do not see that there is any reason to unlock you. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:12, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

yes, more can hunt my socks I had good contributions from them know I missed more now I have no way to get into any account at any wikiprojeto are all locked and I want to contribute and do not know why I was blocked on all wikis unless I vandalizei all wikis I know it was cross wiki more I want to contribute as Jimmy Walles speaks "Imagine the world sharing their knowledge" for then I made good contributions in places like wikitravel please unlock my account.Thanks!--189.33.136.217 15:19, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Cancelo --189.33.136.217 19
28, 13 September 2013 (UTC)só vou contribuir pra wikimedia como anonimo

Global lock for Mdb10us

Status:    Not done

This guy has uploaded child porn to both Wikipedia and commons. We certainly don't want people like that in the foundation. One person on En-Wiki also requested a global site ban - and I think a global lock would be good to enforce the ban (where the En-wiki discussion says "I had requested a global siteban..."). --68.255.166.251 19:22, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

This is not a current issue. It is a three year old issue which seems to have been solved three years ago with no actions from the user since then. Therefore a lock is not really appropriate. Then again, a steward may see it differently but I doubt it will result in a lock. John F. Lewis (talk) 19:31, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
If stewards can locally lock accounts, maybe they could do so on en-wiki and commons? 68.255.166.251 19:41, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Locks are global and prevent users logging in. What has been done to that accounts (block) is pretty much all that can be done locally. John F. Lewis (talk) 19:43, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
stewards please block this guy is globally useless apart from criminal --189.33.136.217 19:50, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
If that account is useless, won't locking them, be useless too? John F. Lewis (talk) 19:52, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
That will make that account even less useful, and make the operator regret his actions. 68.255.166.251 19:56, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
since when was useless? yeah of course, but I made some good contributions to both the main account both the puppets can hunt minhas.mais contributions he has made ​​no contribution valid anywhere in the wikimedia foundation.I found your message confused because I do not speak English well --189.33.136.217 19:58, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done. A global ban requires an RfC, which is what you are in effect proposing. Global locks are not used for accounts unless they are clearly vandalism or spam only accounts which does not apply here. In any case with no activity for 3 years the account does not require locking to prevent abuse. QuiteUnusual (talk) 21:58, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for David Beals

Status:    Done

Crosswiki spammer/LTA, see past requests. --Rschen7754 01:21, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks QuiteUnusual (talk) 09:54, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for hThegioimovie

Cross-wiki spammer, repeat offender.--Jasper Deng (talk) 08:20, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, QuiteUnusual (talk) 09:52, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for HENRY APPLEGAET

Status:    Done

w:en:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/HENRY APPLEGATE. --Rschen7754 06:15, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks QuiteUnusual (talk) 08:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for socks

Status:    Done

Socks of locked self-promoter Getnetabebe. INeverCry 07:20, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst - QuiteUnusual (talk) 12:11, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Global lock for Luanletmp

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spam (try Google Translate) --Schniggendiller (talk) 20:42, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W 21:20, 27 September 2013 (UTC)