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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 220.208.52.119[edit]

Status:    In progress

Crosswiki vandalism. --TechyanTalk) 10:56, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 128.199.214.89[edit]

Status:    In progress

I was blocked by Vituzzu for reasons that are unclear to me, especially the reason and the dates cited. I received the following message:

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis. The block was made by Vituzzu (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is leaky colo + lots of spam at 128.199.242.223. Start of block: 23:50, 2015 November 26 Expiration of block: 23:50, 2020 November 26

Would appreciate any assistance, Seligne (talk) 15:23, 22 January 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 Penellope[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse (harassment) today, begun on fr.wiktionary.org. See wikt:fr:Special:Contributions/Penellope, in order to pass through the current account's block on fr.wikipedia.org. See w:fr:Special:Contributions/Penellope. If it has be done on Wiktionary, it may be done on Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiquote, etc. --Hégésippe | ±Θ± 06:40, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, Linedwell (talk) 10:10, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for 슉슉이(Nipponese Dog Calvero)[edit]

Status:    Done

Ripojini (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • lwcheckuser) Sipallom (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • lwcheckuser)-Bad username, might be sock of LTA 대우건설

I forgot to request for a lock for this user. --Jerrykim306 (talk) 08:32, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:22, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Pt10202003[edit]

Status:    Done

Keep adding the same text to several languages of Wikipedia. The text is obviously machine translated. See enwiki. On some wikis, this user's edits have been reverted for possible vandalism. See kowiki. Add useless blank lines between paragraphs, blocked by me on zhwiki. Need to revert all the edits made by this user after locking. --TechyanTalk) 16:02, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:24, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm pt10202003. I'm innocent. I just try to announce the truth and correct false globally. And at chinese wikipedia, I just correct gramma and Paragraph organization. I talked that reason and that "I will stop this act if you are gngry." to Techyan, but (s)he ignored me. please release locking.

Global lock for 대우건설(Long-term Abuse)[edit]

Status:    Done

Sock of 대우건설(Cross-wiki abuse). --Jerrykim306 (talk) 06:36, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose jerrykim306 is lying stewards. i'm not 대우건설. --Nilkang (talk) 10:15, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

she delete my talk. It is 부당해요. --Nilkang (talk) 10:15, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

You vandalized my user page and other docs. Stop personal attacking at kowiki. Please don't trust Nilkang because this user used sock-puppets to avoid a block. --Jerrykim306 (talk) 10:32, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 15:31, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for 슉슉이(Nipponese Dog Calvero)[edit]

Status:    Done

쓖쓖이 (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • lwcheckuser)

Sock of 슉슉이. --Jerrykim306 (talk) 06:45, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 15:51, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

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