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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 [[Special:Contributions/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 115.178[edit]

Status:    In progress

Crrosswiki abuse (also please globally delete all pages created by them). --ArdiPras95 (talk) 20:47, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Sorry but I can't find any edits from them. Would help if you could provide some links... Stryn (talk) 21:26, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: Here are some edits made by them: 1, 2, 3. ArdiPras95 (talk) 00:03, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: I added one more: 4. --ArdiPras95 (talk) 12:48, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
To all stewards, please global block these IP ranges ASAP because this is a Long Term Abuse for television-related articles in enwiki, idwiki, mswiki, suwiki, and jvwiki. --ArdiPras95 (talk) 10:31, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 104.193.11.0/24[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dedicated proxy server Most recently abused on en.wiki from 104.193.11.186. See here for WHOIS/sub-net information. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:7DF8:AF46:7C8B:7470 23:43, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 166.84.1.2[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dedicated proxy IP, registered to this webhosting service. Likely a banned/blocked user socking. They've engaged in constant harassment of an en.wiki admin. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:7DF8:AF46:7C8B:7470 02:36, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 213.136.64.0/20[edit]

Status:    In progress

Webhosting/VPN service. Connected through "MobiProxy" VPN service.

Global block for 210.209.72.0/24[edit]

Status:    In progress

Webhosting/VPN service. Connected through "MobiProxy" VPN service.

Global block for 113.20.28.0/22[edit]

Status:    In progress

Webhosting/VPN service. Connected through "MobiProxy" VPN service.

Global block for Brazilian IP Addresses[edit]

Status:    In progress

Brazilian IPs performing persistent editing war and vandalism and 3RR violation at zh-yue:華地馬 and zh-yue:華德馬艾坎塔拉, and also have got the same edit features in zh-yue:卡米洛 山塔納 this topic. According to the experiences for wikipedia's sock puppets. I think they are USER:JoseNivalJunior2531. Because I have checked for their IPs (see their IPs in iplocation.net), they come from either Fortaleza or Poco da Pedra, Brazil.--PQ77wd (talk) 23:23, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Newest information: Latest IP have made the same violation in zh-yue:奧巴諾‎. It's so similiar for these IP edit features from above. --PQ77wd (talk) 00:04, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Comment CommentIf they only make disruptive edits in zh-yue, then why not just block them there? -- ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by PokestarFan (talk)

Because we have no IP checkers in zh-yue. And also the administrators ignore these IPs' bad behaviors. --PQ77wd (talk) 02:21, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Newest information: I have seen 177.98.222.173 that IP was the same edit feature like of above in zh-yue:孔愛德 on today.--PQ77wd (talk) 00:24, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 99.109.85.105[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse Yann blocked for 24 hours on April 3 at Commons and NeilN blocked for 6 months on April 14 at enwiki --209.242.141.28 17:20, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for Long-term Wikinews spambots[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term spam in English Wikinews. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 11:22, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Abuse filter blocked the IP which is to expire after 31 hours. -- acagastya 12:03, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 2607:FB90:0:0:0:0:0:0/32[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse and Long-term abuse on English Wikipedia. --209.242.141.28 18:16, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 2400:5740::/32[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse and Long-term abuse on Indonesian Wikipedia. --Ilzhabimantara (talk) 06:24, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 36.68.140.0/22[edit]

Status:    Not done

Cross-wiki vandalism on Indonesian Wikipedia. --Ilzhabimantara (talk) 13:23, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

It can be locally handled for now. Matiia (talk) 14:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 2001:67C:1BE8:0:0:0:0:148[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse --2602:306:36D5:5690:944B:416C:C367:A66B 23:34, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 15:00, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 160.3.166.26[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --UAwiki (talk) 22:25, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 1.180.215.0/24[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-time abuse on classical Chinese Wikipedia and did cross-wiki vandalism (for example, [1]). --Amanojaku (talk) 09:28, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for 124.106.133.214[edit]

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki userpage vandalism, copying my en-wiki userpage to other projects, which causes issues since I'm an admin on enwiki and nowhere else. They started on this when I blocked the IP on enwiki for a month after they resumed harassing other editors and posting nonsense. Sample here [2], same thing at (at least) de, it, fr, no, sl, sv, th, vi, ceb, pl, za, ca and others, not to mention here on meta. --Acroterion (talk) 00:49, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Done by Tegel. Matiia (talk) 14:46, 28 April 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 unlock for Sher Aziz[edit]

Status:    In progress

I want to be unblock on global and i use my account again kindly unlock my global blocked account(202.69.15.226 12:13, 17 April 2017 (UTC)).

Which of your accounts do you want us to unblock? Ruslik (talk) 18:23, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

@Ruslik0:only Sher Aziz account is globaly blocked and i want to use it on various sites.(2A03:2880:30:2FD1:FACE:B00C:0:8000 03:32, 23 April 2017 (UTC))

Global lock for Alexis Jhon Gaspar[edit]

Status:    In progress
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Vandalism-only account including non-free uploads on enwiki --2602:306:36D5:5690:C06F:5F56:A477:8F38 02:09, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Global unlock for Turkjakrapun[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please unblock on global, so I can use Wikipedia again. At first I use account:Turkjakrapun to publish an article that in the end was blocked by the reason of "promotion/advertising". After that, I try to revised my article to make it in the correct way for Wikipedia but I can't because I was block. According to my stupidity, I was create another account (Jakrapun.s) and try to publish my revised article to Wikipedia again. And that was a big mistake for me and as I told you, I am totally understand that you will think I am try to evade the block on my old account. So please unblock my account: Turkjakrapun and I will use Wikipedia by follow Wikipedia rules.--Jakrapun.s (talk) 07:56, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Are you using sockpuppet to request this unlock request? Jerrykim306 (talk) 09:28, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Dogtiale[edit]

Status:    In progress
I provide a userlink without a user page because to prevent user coming and disruptive editing in this wiki using mention notify. Well this user is locally blocked, this user is impersonation of user:sotiale. Bad usernames can be locked. I request a lock because of impersonation of one of the admin/global renamers. Jerrykim306 (talk) 11:54, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots[edit]

Status:    Done

Spam-only accounts (spambots). —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 06:20, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Melos and me. RadiX 15:01, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Global block for Sänger[edit]

Status:    Not done

Defamatory statements, repeated two times here and in a third instance later to the detriment of User:Der Wolf im Wald. Precisely, this report is about the statement that said Wikipedian is a "habgieriger Erpresserbriefschreiber" and used a "widerwärtiges Erpresserschreiben" (rough translations: "greedy writer of extortive letters" and "despicable extortive letter", it is about some legal proceedings including some adhortatory letters by the latter to a third party). As it looks like that Meta admins aren't active right now, but the user persists in his really bad behaviour, I hope that the threshold for a well measured definite block (some days?) is reached. Regards, Grand-Duc (talk) 20:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Unbelievable. The cease-and-desist-fans don't like to be called as that, what they are. And now even a global ban for just saying ones opinion, nice try. Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 20:47, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done There is no global blocks. Ruslik (talk) 12:19, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Global lock My Royal Young socks[edit]

Status:    Done

Adding another sockpuppet, also in vandalism-only account on enwiki -- Rama Ybrahim (Talk) 07:42, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 15:00, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for 影武者(Nipponese Dog Calvero)[edit]

Status:    Done

--Lanwi1(Talk) 11:28, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 12:33, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for My Royal Young socks (2nd request)[edit]

Status:    In progress

Adding another sockpuppet, also in crosswiki abuse and vandalism-only account on enwiki -- Rama Ybrahim (Talk) 15:21, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Bertrand101 socks[edit]

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse Bertrand101 --209.242.141.28 17:02, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

See also[edit]