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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

ip Vandalism[edit]

Status:    In progress

take action please ZOKIDIN (talk) 05:19, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Blocked account 208.98.237.125[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi Billinghurst,

I have been trying to fix an issue that I have had with my Wikipedia account for awhile. First I was blocked on my account for something about having a promotional account so I tried to change my username thinking that was possibly the problem but I was still blocked. The message I got before said I was welcome to make an account for myself so I tried to make a new account and now I got a message saying you blocked my IP address and something about a spambot. Here is the message I got when I tried to make a new account:

"You do not have permission to create this user account, for the following reason:

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Billinghurst (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Cross-wiki spam: spambot: Calgary Adfarm Ticket#2015120910025961.

   Start of block: 11:35, 10 December 2015
   Expiry of block: 03:43, 7 November 2016

You can contact Billinghurst to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Email this user" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is 208.98.237.125, and the blocked range is 208.98.224.0/19. Please include all above details in any queries you make."

Can you please clarify with me what is going on and tell me if there is anyway for me to fix this issue?

Thanks! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 208.98.237.125 (talk)

The IP address range is blocked, but you can still create an account then login to edit. QuiteUnusual (talk) 14:30, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
You may request rename instead of your existing account at Steward requests/Username changes. Then request unblock of your user account at your talk page in the English Wikipedia. Account creation is blocked to prevent further spam, as it seems the reason given in the global block is "cross-wiki spam".
@QuiteUnusual: Account creation is also blocked, which the anonymous user stated. They cannot create an account, but they can still login. Pokéfan95 (talk) 12:32, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Blocked IP 208.98.237.125

I am trying to create an account on Wikipedia but it says that my IP address has been blocked by Billinghurst. Is there anyway that I can still create an account or get unblocked? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 208.98.237.125 (talk • contribs) 22:57, 20 January 2016‎ (UTC)

Global block for Bot attack 2nd[edit]

  • Status:    In progress

See [1]. Also, some of IPs are already globally blocked.--Infinite0694 (Talk) 13:25, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

raw_list--rxy (talk) 13:27, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
I had already blocked most, but I could have missed a few. Is there any easy way to check that? Going through all of them again would be a pain. Savhñ 13:31, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Also, 1st bot attack IPs.--Infinite0694 (Talk) 13:53, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Global block for 67.244.38.80[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --130.185.250.4 05:41, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

I think this is not really a cross-wiki abuse, as they only disrupted (not vandalized) the English Wikipedia. I Oppose Oppose this global block. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 10:19, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Support Support. --188.32.100.150 14:27, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Global block for 80.183.100.94[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-time abuser whit an history of cross-project vandalism (87.1.193.210 is one of his latest sock) --Dr Zimbu (talk) 18:23, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

No edits other than itwiki, so there is no cross-wiki abuse. @Dr Zimbu: If this IP address is used by a user that is globally locked/banned, please say so. Currently, I Oppose Oppose this global block. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 06:46, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Ok, so it seems this IP is a sock of a globally blocked IP, which is block evasion. Therefore, I Support Support now. --Pokéfan95 (talk) 06:53, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Pinging @Vituzzu: Pokéfan95 (talk) 06:54, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Global block for 81.177.254.196[edit]

Status:    In progress

Blocked 6 wikis. --77.37.134.66 05:26, 8 February 2016 (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 Link Smurf[edit]

Status:    Done

I've been told that they were used to email Imzadi1979 after being blocked for vandalism and/or socking. --Rschen7754 02:22, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

I will confirm that these two accounts e-mailed me with the same stupid comments as other Link Smurf socks have sent in the past. I've added a third sock that's also e-mailed me today. Imzadi 1979  02:24, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
Done. RadiX 02:35, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Link Smurf[edit]

Status:    Done

New account, plus 2 that got missed. --Rschen7754 19:34, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. One of those was already locked. --Stryn (talk) 19:36, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者/Nipponese Dog Calvero[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 10:34, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 11:39, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse. Please lock the accounts and the IP: 27.34.246.116 (Open proxy) used by LTA:ISECHIKA. Thanks. まSan [TCES] 12:33, 9 February 2016 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 18:08, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for Daserod[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism, trolling, abuse. (plwiki, jawiki, enwiki, dewiki). In ukwiki and ruwiki user is already blocked. --— Green Zero обг 13:06, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Locked. Vandalism-only account. RadiX 18:12, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者/Nipponese Dog Calvero[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 21:36, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 03:23, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

See also[edit]