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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.

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 us at
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.
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
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at:

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    IP unblock not done, account given IPBE

I cannot edit Wikipedia by direct Internet connection due to the GFW's affect, so I have to use a VPN service, but this IP address is global blocked by Vituzzu, I still cannot do my editing work. Please unblock this IP, thank you. --千里走单骑 (talk) 11:22, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi 千里走单骑: X mark.svg Not done the IP unblocking, but Yes check.svg I have granted your account a global IP block exemption which should let you edit. It'll expire in 6 months, so please come back before it expires so we can renew it if there's further need. -- MarcoAurelio 13:25, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Done Granted for 6 months to expire on 2015-11-21. -- MarcoAurelio 13:25, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Crosswiki vandalism. --MagnusA (talk) 10:28, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    In progress

Vandalisms (contrib, example) ----Devwebtel (query) 18:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    blocked as OP by Tegel

Vandalisms on ru wikibooks ([1], [2], [3]) --Devwebtel (query) 15:07, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

managed  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:16, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    softened block

Why have you blocked my IP address? I cannot do my editing work on Wikipedia (check out my page: I am told spamming was a reason for my block - I have never spammed in my life! I do occasionally use a VPN service (Private Internet Access) to protect my privacy online, but I turn it off each time Wikipedia asks me to. Please unblock my IP. Thank you. NicolasJz 19:28, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

@NicolasJz: It is an older block. I have changed it from a hard block (complete) to a soft block, which allows users who are logged into their Wikimedia accounts to be able to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:24, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for Dinan![edit]

Status:    In progress

Eu tenho um problema o motivo foi na Wikipédia a um dia atrás por uso constante de.FastButtons uma ferramenta que mesmo o projeto da para aqueles que gosta de usar a Wikipédia de uma forma mas.Facíl, é encontrada nas preferências em todas as contas tem esta opção e distribuído a qualquer usuário que possa está ativo e contribuindo para o projeto mas não sabia que o uso de Excessivo das ferramentas iriam me prejudicar também não sabia que eu iria chegar a ser bloqueado, infinito o bloqueio o responsavel pelo bloqueio por um dia de uso Constantes das ferramentas de FastButtons pelo [User:Stegop], Eu sei minha atitude foi muito errada nas marcações de algum artigo para (E-R) foi inválida as contribuições usando as ferramentas chegou no certo ponto de me bloquear por um dia mas não infinito peso o desbloqueioE também isso não é o suficiente para dizer que poderia ser resolvido mas eu gostaria de alguma explicação se tem jeito de chegar a ser revertido? E também este pedido está sendo realizado em uma lan house pois estou sem internet. I have a problem the reason was in Wikipedia to one day ago by constant use de.FastButtons a tool that even the design for those who like to use Wikipedia a mas.Facíl form, is found in the preferences on all accounts has this option and distributed to any user who is active and can contribute to the project but did not know Excessive use of the tools would hurt me did not know that I would get to be blocked, blocking the endless responsible for the blockade for a day Constant use of FastButtons tools by [User: Stegop], I know my attitude was very wrong markings of any items (ER) was invalid contributions using the tools arrived at the right spot to block me for a day but not infinite desbloqueioE also the weight that's not enough to say that could be resolved but I would like some explanation is no way to get to be reversed? And this request is being held in an Internet cafe as I am without internet. 23:19, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

@Elfix: your lock  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:15, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
@Teles: since you seem to know this LTA more than me (you locked his main account), could you please look into it? Elfix 15:08, 11 May 2015 (UTC)~
@Elfix: That seems to be GILP007, who has a long history of abuse mainly on Wikipedia and Wikiquote, but also on Commons and a few others. He has requested other unblocks here and also on Wikipedia with no success.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 03:53, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
I would like to contribute to the wikipedia remember like it was today opened my account on 28 April 2015. I even made a request to managers in wikquote'm waiting for the request and tamhbém would like you to help me for God's sake.
If the sysops from Wikiquote accept your unblock request, please have them come here so we can review the global lock of your account. Elfix 07:42, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    softened block, though not completely removed

Why have you blocked my ip address? Today I first bought modem and connected to my pc but in wonder i found that you blocked my ip before two days when i had never used this ip before!!! Please unblock the ip.--Sharif uddin (talk) 17:09, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

It is a spammy /24 subrange. The block will be modified so that logged in accounts can edit. Ruy Pugliesi 18:30, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Plz modify as soon as possible. Otherwise i can not edit on wiki pages.--Sharif uddin (talk) 20:04, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

@Sharif uddin: The global block has been modified, such that users need to login to edit. If you are logged in and unable to edit, then maybe you are facing a local block at the wiki in question.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:20, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    Done

My IP address was blocked by Vituzzu, reason given as: Open proxy: + abuse from I have not abused any wiki site from my account or from this IP. If it is easier, just unblocking my Natalyakautz account would be fine as well. Thanks. --Natalyakautz (talk) 21:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Natalyakautz, the block is for a range of ips, meaning the vandalism was not perse from your ip. I suggest you go to en:Wikipedia:IP block exemption and ask for an ip-block exemption on the English Wikipedia. This would mean that you can edit, even though the ip is blocked. All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:51, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for responding. I am having trouble asking for an ip-block exemption on English Wikipedia. The page you linked to suggested two options: 1) copy a request template to the bottom of my talk page; 2)use the Unblock Ticket Request System. I have problems with both options: 1) I am unable to edit my talk page due to the IP block, so I cannot paste the request template; 2)when I attempt to fill out the Unblock Ticket Request System form the system says "The username you entered is not currently blocked" and won't let me submit my form (because my username isn't blocked, but my IP is). I am unsure how to proceed, could you please help? Thanks.

I've left a note at w:Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#IPBE_request. --Vituzzu (talk) 20:40, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Vituzzu, your block is now gone but I have a second IP block from another user (Elockid). However, I can now edit my talk page so I have pasted an Unblock request there. Hopefully I can get a second unblock through standard channels. Thanks again. Natalyakautz (talk) 00:24, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
@Natalyakautz: for the UTRS system when it is an IP block, then add the IP address, rather than your username. You can add username in the content.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:06, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    not globally blocked

I have a big problem in my column, this is the real "IP indereço":173230139110 the hall jhown but came to the conclusion think it was to be blocked infinatamente the motvo presenting any user justified the error means bad I would use this IP today I was doing my work was shot hk 45 reached the limits I would like to release this "IP":173230139110 I was surprised with so much courage to do this on my PC reached destroir my scheme since childhood needed help. 2Pac Tupac Shacur (talk) 08:49, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

This IP address does not appear to be globally blocked. You may be seeing a local block, please recheck the block message.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:20, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    block expired

My IP address was blocked by Vituzzu, reason: „Long-term abuse: if you're caught by this block please complain at” Although block will be finished today at 19 PM, this is a bit unconvinient at this moment. Can you unblock logged users or so? I've already tried Unblock Ticket System, but without success. (Said my username are not currently blocked, even after enter ip instead o nickname.) Thanks. --Pirogronian (talk) 12:53, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

@Pirogronian: We are having a considerable issue with a user at your ISP, and your provider seems reluctant to respond to our continued complaints. I have granted your account global block exemption, though we would appreciate it if you could contact your ISP, and request of them to properly deal with the cyberbully that has been reported to them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:23, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    soft block, edit from logged in account

Please unblock my IP It is marked as an Open Proxy which it is not. I can provide NMAP evidence if required.

There is a range block in place, and it did contain open proxy(ies) from what I can see from the original block. I softened the block a while ago, and if you create an account at this wiki, you will be able to edit on other wikis when logged in.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:26, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Status:    split the block

This ip address is affected by a range block. Would it be possible to only soft block it's address? It used as a proxy, which can only be used by authorized persons. --BenediktWildenhain (talk) 16:41, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Looking at the notes on the block history, a five year block on the /16 is too harsh. I have split the block and left the bottom /18 out of a block, and we will see how that works.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:32, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Global block for[edit]

Status:    blocked for a week

Cross-wiki vandalism, removing informations randomly on multiple wikis, blocked 6 months on frwiki and itwiki, this IP is also a proxy. Thanks. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 10:44, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Please look to communicate with the IP address. To note that it looks like an internal proxy for the Victorian Education department, so not blocking for longer.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:29, 16 May 2015 (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 (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|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for 影武者[edit]

Status:    In progress

Severe Vandalling in and a vandeller in --Shibuki 803 (talk) 14:08, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

The first one is blocked on all projects he's active, although has 8k contribs. The later is just blocked temporary. I'm not sure what to do here. -- MarcoAurelio 17:21, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for 植田佳奈[edit]

Status:    Done

Socks of 影武者--Infinite0694 (Talk) 11:18, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Add.--Infinite0694 (Talk) 14:45, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Add.--Lanwi1(Talk) 17:21, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- MarcoAurelio 17:24, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of ISECHIKA[edit]

Status:    Done

Socks of ISECHIKA --Infinite0694 (Talk) 11:23, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Vituzzu (talk) 11:32, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Global unblock for[edit]

Hello! I'm from mainland China, and I'm using a VPN to connect to Wikipedia, my current IP address is, as we know Wikipedia is not accessible in China without VPN. Please unblock this IP address, thank you! --Shan Su (talk) 08:14, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

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