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Requests for global rollback permissions[edit]

Global rollback for The Herald[edit]

The following request is closed.

Reason: I have been an active editor in almost all the sister projects since May 2013 with over 5000 edits. I am rollback, reviewer, OTRS volunteer in English Wikipedia.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by The Herald (talk) 12:28, 11 April 2014‎

  • I don't see any reverts except at English Wikipedia where you already have the rollback tool. GR policy states that "users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities (for example, as active members of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team) and make heavy use of revert on many wikis". Since you don't meet this requirement, I would suggest you to to be active in global countervandalism work first by using global Twinkle and if you feel that you have a need for the tool, reapply later. Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 12:46, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
  • As with Glaisher, I'm not seeing a need for the bit demonstrated in the nomination statement or your global contributions. If you want to become active in combating vandalism and spam globally, I'd recommend joining the SWMT, though this is not necessary to become a global rollbacker. Ajraddatz (talk) 14:49, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I can only join above users. I'm sorry but some experience in crosswiki stuff is needed imo to qualify for global rollback. — TBloemink talk 21:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I will not repeat the above explanations and encourage you to collaborate using Twinkle. --Alan (talk) 02:44, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Umm... 306 edit on Wikidata which is special project, 183 on commons the rest is less than 7 other than en.wp, you're only active on 18 project, I know you're trusted as you're member of OTRS but OTRS has nothing to do with GR bits scope, I'm sorry, I don't think it's enough to get GR bits, you need experience reverting vandal, spam and nonsense edit on wiki with language you don't understand, I recommend you to join SWMT to get more experience.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 11:23, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per all above. --Goldenburg111 14:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose Per Glaisher. I don't really see any reverts besides the English Wikipedia. --Wiki13 talk 14:40, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Give him a chance. --Kolega2357 (talk) 19:24, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose no --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:08, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per Glaisher. None of those three rights lend (automatic) qualification for global rollback.--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:28, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Just give me a chance and I'll show. The Herald 12:12, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
    Well, you already have the chance to use global Twinkle and to help out in the SWMT. Without even having the intention to rollback outside of the English language Wikipedia, granting you this right appears pretty useless. So please show us this intention first. Regards, Vogone talk 12:59, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
    It's already 3 days since you applied for this GR bits but your crossactivity, CentralAuth and Luxo/GUC doesn't show much improvement, I'm sorry I have to Oppose Oppose this one.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 13:42, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--He does deserves a chance. JOHN C THOMAS KADAMMANITTA (talk) 13:57, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Observation This user's first and only edit is here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?limit=50&tagfilter=&title=Special%3AContributions&contribs=user&target=JOHN+C+THOMAS+KADAMMANITTA&namespace=&tagfilter=&year=2014&month=-1 --Goldenburg111 20:13, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Does that matter? He also signed The Herald's guestbook. Maybe they're friends. I don't see a problem here. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Closing as not done. Please read the comments placed here, consider using Twinkle, and keep in mind that — for global rollback — "users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki countervandalism or anti-spam activities (...) and make heavy use of revert on many wikis". Savhñ 07:06, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Requests for global sysop permissions[edit]

Global sysop for Wiki13[edit]

Hello all. I would like to request global sysop to help with cleaning up vandalism and/or spam where applicable. I have been quite active lately with combating spam(bots) in way of requesting deletion of pages and blocks/locks of the spamming user and reverting vandalism as SWMT member. Instead of bothering others for deleting pages, I'd like to be able to do them myself. I have been admin on Wikidata (as one of the first wave of admins) and still am one at my home wiki (nlwiki). I'm already a global rollbacker, which I became on June 29th, 2012. You can contact me by email, onwiki on my talk page (preferably Meta or on the Dutch Wikipedia, as these are the wikis I visit regularly) or IRC, where I idle in several Wikimedia channels (-stewards for example). If there are any questions regarding my request I'm happy to answer them. Thanks, Wiki13 talk 20:15, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Do not close before 6 April 2014
  • Support Support JurgenNL (talk) 20:16, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support certainly qualified Trijnsteltalk 20:18, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support good candidate. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:22, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Certainly a good candidate! -Barras talk 20:24, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --DangSunM (talk) 20:26, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • &  we need more members of the Dutch cabal to balance out the power of the German cabal. Snowolf How can I help? 20:30, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • &  per Snowolf. Also :DDD!! — TBloemink talk 20:32, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Stryn (talk) 20:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Strong Support - Wiki13 is a very nice and active vandalism-fighter. Global Sysop will help him in his job. I believe Wiki13 has the responsibility to have this tools. --Goldenburg111 20:57, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support per above :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:01, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • support What German cabal? —DerHexer (Talk) 21:02, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose, I don't like his nickname. :p Elfix 21:14, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Question – you state: "Instead of bothering others for deleting pages, I'd like to be able to do them myself." What I see global sysops do, on en.wikiquote, when (say) a spambot page is created, is simply tag it for deletion: they never delete it themselves. Are they wrong? ~ DanielTom (talk) 21:17, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
    • Hello DanielTom, thanks for your question. In this case (enwikiquote) are opted-out of global sysops and they only thing global sysops could do here is tagging it for deletion. For any other GS wiki it depends on having local sysops in my opinion. If they think the sysops are active enough (i.e. sysops have edited recently for example). In fact a global sysop may use his rights on a GS wiki if it has 1) fewer than ten administrators or 2) fewer than three administrators have made a logged action within the past two months according to policy. They are not particularly doing wrong when they tag a page if they could delete it theirself (so letting a local active sysop do it). I hope this answers your question. --Wiki13 talk 21:35, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
      Very good, thanks. (I seem to remember that stewards also only tag the pages, but I can't confirm this, they've since been deleted.) —Your cross-wiki reverts are also good, as far as I can see (except for a few useless ones, e.g., [1], [2], [3]). Another question: although you almost exclusively only revert pure vandalism, I would like to know, how much research do you put into content reverts such as this? ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:22, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
      Thanks again for your question. I have looked that looked that up before reverting and the only name I could find of both was the Winzen one. He is also noted on the website as being "Schulleiter" of this school, something similar to a director I think. I hope this answers your question. Regards, Wiki13 talk 09:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      Okay. Last question, if I may. As you know, candidates for advanced permissions tend to be their sweetest selfs, and most careful, just before the election. A few days ago, I noticed a friend of yours, a global sysop, reverting several valid article edits, by IPs, cross-wiki. I explained this to him, on his talk page, as best as I could, and asked him to clarify. (I believe this was the proper procedure.) You, in turn, implied that I was merely acting in bad faith, when actually bad faith would be for me to have reverted all his edits, instead of asking at his talk page first. (So, your insinuation was needless, pointless, and aggressive. It's good that there are people like you, willing to defend their friends, but global sysops should be less tribal. This is what worries me, in keeping with Quem não quer ser lobo não lhe vista a pele, and É fraqueza entre ovelhas ser leão.) In your reply, you also showed knowledge of why the global sysop (JurgenNL) did what he did, and to whom the IPs belonged. But, in his reverts, he never pointed out the reason (if he had said, in the edit summaries, "reverting globally blocked user", that would be a different matter). So, how did you know this? And how did you know that he had replied just a few minutes later, at his pt.wikipedia TP? My guess is, you talked with each other, via IRC. (It's also interesting to note in passing, that once you posted your candidacy for global sysop here, JurgenNL supported you just 1 minute later.) Care to explain? ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:41, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      You can't change the summary when you're using rollback. That's why there is no explanation. This page (SRGP) is on my watchlist and on the watchlist on IRC. I received an e-mail when Wiki13 added this request and that's why I was so fast. I didn't know about his plans. JurgenNL (talk) 10:47, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      (You do understand that's exactly why you shouldn't have used rollback?) ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:54, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      No. Rollback is for reverting vandals. This was a vandal. JurgenNL (talk) 10:55, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      You are wrong. The IP edits were good, valid. So, you should have used the edit summary, and explain why you were reverting them. Otherwise, people locally patrolling recent changes can't understand why you revert said edits. ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:15, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      @DanielTom: I don't see the need to ask Wiki13 such questions... He is experienced enough. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)(UTC)
      The reason why reverted these users (LTA's) is because I know them as good as he does. I will stay at my point that the comment "cross-wiki persecution of IPs" does not show AGF in my opinion. --Wiki13 talk 11:10, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      Sorry, taking that comment out of context is what doesn't show AGF. ~ DanielTom (talk) 12:17, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      @DanielTom: Are you just asking al these questions because of a little disagreement with Wiki13? Everyone understands your point know. He gave some clear awnsers to your questions but still you keep pushing your point. I think that you made your point now and even got a bit to far. If you have some disagreement with JurgenNL this is not the place either. This is going nowhere so my suggestion would be to talk things over with Jurgen at his talk page or move on. Natuur12 (talk) 13:43, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
      "You can't change the summary when you're using rollback" is technically false, although undo is easier to change the summary. PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:11, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Vituzzu (talk) 21:28, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support, if I get some stroopwafels. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 21:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Always a great help. Natuur12 (talk) 21:41, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Of course. He's a very experienced member of the SWMT, with sound judgement and great dedication. I'm convinced these tools will come in very handy for him. Mathonius (talk) 21:52, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Igor Windsor (talk) 22:41, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support and in fact, I asked him to run for GS. Great, experienced, and friendly candidate. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:47, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Question: why did you resign from being a Wikidata admin? --Rschen7754 22:54, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
    • Comment Comment: see here for his explanation. Trijnsteltalk 23:07, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
      • Well yes, but I'd like to hear from him about if that affects this nomination. --Rschen7754 09:26, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
        • I don't think this will really affect my nomination here. There were more things than only IRL issues or not having the desire anymore to do administrator tasks. Another reason was Wikidata passing my goal (for Wikidata as new project) to help it grow into a fully functioning wiki. It reached that point quite fast, and therefore I decided, combined with the other reasons, to resign my adminship on Wikidata. I hope this answers your question. If it doesn't feel free to add follow-up questions. Regards, Wiki13 talk 10:55, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
          • Support Support overall. I do have concerns about burnout, but the user is certainly trusted. --Rschen7754 07:15, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Kolega2357 (talk) 00:15, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support yes --Alan (talk) 00:29, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support SupportDefender (talk) 00:39, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Active and experienced, will do good with the GS bit. LlamaAl (talk) 02:09, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Should do just fine with the bits.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 02:42, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Glaisher [talk] 05:03, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Legoktm (talk) 05:11, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Didn't you request it before though?--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:12, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
    • No, I haven't requested it before (see the link in the text of my request). I do have thought about it when doing it back in 2012, but I decided not to because of several reasons, which I can't exactly recall what they were. Regards, Wiki13 talk 09:18, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:16, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why not? -FASTILY 07:10, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Enfcer (talk) 15:04, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support trusted. IW 18:22, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • &  Why not already? :O --MF-W 20:08, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support, per all above. Érico Wouters msg 21:52, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Experienced and active crosswiki user. Jafeluv (talk) 07:44, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Revicomplaint? 08:07, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Good candidate. Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:02, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sure Southparkfan 14:21, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Enfcer (talk) 22:18, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W 14:54, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Global sysop for Stryn[edit]

Hi all. I would like to request for global sysop. I have tagged many pages for deletion on many projects, so becoming a GS would allow me to delete pages on some projects without need to mark for deletion. Also then I would be able to block vandals and spambots. I have been a global rollbacker since December 2013. I'm active in the Small Wiki Monitoring Team. I have experience of being a sysop on the Finnish Wikipedia (since 2011) and Wikidata (since 2012). On the latter I'm also an oversighter, and I'm a member of the Ombudsman commission. --Stryn (talk) 19:44, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Do not close before 8 April 2014 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Trijnstel (talk) 20:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Quite competent user. Vogone talk 19:45, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • &  ok. Good luck. — TBloemink talk 19:54, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support, without reservation. Active and helpful user. Jafeluv (talk) 19:56, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Rschen7754 19:57, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • supportDerHexer (Talk) 19:57, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - active and trusted. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:03, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support SupportDefender (talk) 20:07, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • &  Why not already? :O --MF-W 20:08, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Kolega2357 (talk) 20:08, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 20:09, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Fast? Yes, Helpful? Yes. So why not already?--AldNonUcallin?☎ 20:15, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Trijnsteltalk 20:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yes. LlamaAl (talk) 21:11, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Kannatan. Actively reverting and tagging spam and vandalism on small wikis, and has been doing so for some time. I believe Stryn is trusted enough to be a global sysop (being an ombud requires even more trust). PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:19, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Wiki13 talk 21:20, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
    Could you please state whether or not you support Stryn for global sysop, and why? PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:22, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
    Made a small mistake here. Support of course. Was about to do it before you gave me an edit conflict ;-) --Wiki13 talk 21:24, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Obvious support --Goldenburg111 21:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. Érico Wouters msg 21:53, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. I see him often fighting cross-wiki spam and vandalism on our small wiki. --Igor Windsor (talk) 22:02, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Alan (talk) 23:35, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Yup, seems to be a good choice. -Barras talk 00:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • &  why not?--DangSunM (talk) 00:16, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support I love you! :D --Glaisher [talk] 06:32, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support You should run for steward next year.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:34, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Revicomplaint? 08:07, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:52, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support - JurgenNL (talk) 10:54, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support -- Trusted and friendly user. Wagino 20100516 (talk) 12:04, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Obvious Support Support. Good luck! Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:55, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Vituzzu (talk) 13:07, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. This is good news. I think Stryn would make a wonderful global copper. --Pxos (talk) 17:00, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support. --IW 17:29, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:36, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Most of the edit conflicts I've had while reverting cross-wiki vandalism was with Stryn, always faster than me. I think Stryn will be a good GS, good luck! Southparkfan 14:23, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support- Enfcer (talk) 22:19, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support -FASTILY 09:34, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done. I see a clear consensus here after a period of (almost) 2 weeks. I want to wish Stryn good luck performing the GS tasks — TBloemink talk 08:44, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Requests for global editinterface permissions[edit]

Global editinterface for Rzuwig[edit]

I'd like request for the global editinterface rights. I want to translate local sidebars into polish language. Some examples od MediaWiki edits which I was must ask someone to move to MW namespace: [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], and my own edits on Wikidata: [9] Also I am regular contributor of Polish Wikipedia and Wikidata, where I have sysop rights, and translator of Translatewiki. I have been never blocked on any project. Rzuwig 15:59, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't see why the translation of sidebars (which probably have at maximum half a dozen entries different from the default) to Polish, or any language other than maybe English is a thing for which global editinterface should be given. --MF-W 16:04, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I have to agree with MF-Warburg here and don't think anything has changed since your last attempt to obtain this user right. Especially in regard to Requests for comment/Global Interface editors group policy, assigning this right out-of-scope would be a bad idea. Vogone talk 17:49, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per above.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:23, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done This seems to be outside the scope of the Global editinterface user group. Ruslik (talk) 12:06, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemption[edit]

Global IP block exempt for Morphh[edit]

Not sure if I'm in the correct place, but the global block is preventing me from editing my talk page (on Wikipedia) and I was directed here. The global block is due to "Open proxy" and was created by User:Shizhao - set to expire April 21, 2014 or May 13, 2014 (depending on which note is correct). I don't know if this is correct or not - it may be. What I know is that I'm not using an open proxy myself. I'm away from home on 8 weeks of training and staying at a hotel. The hotel wireless in my room is what I'm using to connect to Wikipedia, but I'm unable to edit due to open proxy. So maybe they're sending everyone through an open proxy, or maybe it's a mistake. I'm wondering if I could get a ipblock-exempt, which would allow you to keep the block (unless you want to remove the block). Thanks Morphh (talk) 01:55, 4 April 2014 (UTC) 01:55, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

@Morphh: The correct place would be SRGP, but that's ok; I'll move this section over there when it has been dealt with. If you are just planning on editing enwiki during these 8 weeks, you can request a local exemption through email there (UTRS or something like that?). If you might edit other projects as well (such as uploading an image of your trip to commons) then I'll grant you global exemption. Please let me know which of these options works best for you. Ajraddatz (talk) 02:00, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: It's possible I might edit the other wikimedia sites and it seems like it would be easier, so ya, if you can do a global exempt, that would be great. Thanks! Morphh (talk) 03:51, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Done for a little over 8 weeks, until 15 June 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience of being blocked. I'll move this over to the SRGP page now. Note: this request originally filed on SRG, moved from this revision. Ajraddatz (talk) 03:55, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz:, I'm able edit Wikimedia, but unable to edit Wikipedia. My global account status says "All in order". Morphh (talk) 12:12, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@Morphh: Global IP block exempt works only for global blocks, not local blocks. The IP address which you are currently using is probably locally blocked at Wikipedia. You can request local IP block exempt for English Wikipedia at UTRS. --Glaisher [talk] 12:33, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Көпек[edit]

Здравстуйте! Который раз мой IP адрес заблокирован, внесите пожалуйста мою учётную запись в список исключений. --Көпек (talk) 05:16, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Rschen7754 removed the global block that was affecting you. Is there still a problem? Ajraddatz (talk) 16:38, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
@Көпек: please confirm if this is still needed. Ajraddatz (talk) 04:13, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Not done. Ajraddatz (talk) 15:33, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for AbderrahmanNajjar[edit]

As I explained to the admin that unblocked me on En-Wiki, I need my VPN service to ensure freedom of speech (and plain simple freedom from prison!). I currently reside in country, Egypt, with a record that's not bright on human rights. I need the exemption now more than in the past because of the worsening situation. Also, like I explained to the admin, I have a good standing record, and I participate. I also swore, and do again now, not to abuse the exemption. Please consider exempting my global account from the IP block. Thanks, --AbderrahmanNajjar (talk) 17:42, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Done - sorry for the inconvenience. The local IPBE group should exempt you from global blocks as well, but this seems to not be the case anymore... I'll investigate. Either way, you have a history of editing on some other projects, so I am comfortable granting this request. Ajraddatz (talk) 22:11, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I can edit the En Wiki now. I can log into Meta... but still get the message "IP blocked" when I try to edit while on the VPN (logged in of course) --AbderrahmanNajjar (talk) 16:35, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Meta is exempt from global blocks, so you might be blocked by a local block here as well. I'll ask a local admin to exempt you from IP blocks here as well. If you encounter any other blocked messages when editing from the VPN, please email the exact message to stewards[at]wikimedia.org. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:40, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
@AbderrahmanNajjar: done, although Ajraddatz could have waited a day for his RfA to pass. ;) PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:53, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
All is good now. Thank you, @Ajraddatz and PiRSquared17: --AbderrahmanNajjar (talk) 16:59, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for User:ابوهايدي[edit]

Hello, please confirm that you are being caught in a global IP block. If it is a local one then we cannot exempt you from it - you'll need to contact local admins. If convenient, you can email the block message to stewards[at]wikimedia.org so we can confirm. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:09, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Not done - no response. Ajraddatz (talk) 22:37, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for ru:Участник:МетаСкептик12[edit]

You don't look like a long-term abuser to me, so I've exempted your account from global IP blocks until 3 July 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:27, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Twyfan714[edit]

@Twyfan714: I've granted you a temporary exemption from global blocks until 5 May 2014. The IP that you are on now was being used by a long-term abuser, so I'm not comfortable unblocking it. But since you don't look like the vandal, I've exempted you from the block. Thanks for your patience and happy editing :) Ajraddatz (talk) 18:14, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Ajraddatz. Idk how my IP ended up being that of an abuser. As I pointed out, it looks almost as if it was inexplicably changed. Anyways, how did this happen and how can I avoid it? Twyfan714 (talk) 18:17, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Depending on your internet service provider, your IP can be changed on a pretty rapid basis, usually along a range of potential addresses (though sometimes not as well). There is not much you can do about it that I know of, but the odds of randomly switching to a single IP that is blocked are pretty slim, so I doubt you will encounter this issue again. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:23, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again! I hope you're right that this is the only time I will encounter this issue. Twyfan714 (talk) 18:27, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
No problem. If you do encounter it again we can look at leaving the global IPBE flag on for a longer period of time. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:27, 30 April 2014 (UTC)