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US Government IP blocked on English Wikipedia[edit]

An IP address belonging to the Department of Homeland Security has been blocked. See here. JoshuaZ 17:43, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

I've also sent an email to the committee's mailing list which apparently was rejected where it is supposed to be just moderated. Um what? JoshuaZ 17:48, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok. I've contacted the Foundation through a different method. But if we are just rejecting all messages to the committee mailing list that aren't from members rather than sending them for moderation we need to update this page to say say. JoshuaZ 17:51, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Department of Finance and Personnel for Northern Ireland blocked[edit]

I've blocked an IP belonging to the DFP (User: for 6 months. BJTalk 18:48, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Blocked IP address for vandalism[edit]

I have blocked the IP address User: on English Wikipedia due to vandalism. It is noted that this is a sensitive IP due to belonging to the Navy Network Information Center. I attempted to email the Communications committee but my email was rejected. -Runningonbrains 19:01, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Dubious IP address[edit]

I've just noticed — as a direct result of trying to load a RecentChanges on the Sonic News Network too large for my browser to not break down crying over — that it said it could not load some stuff from the IP address A quick IP check indicates that the IP is from a private IP address. I'm not sure if this IP is from Wikia, but it's definately a bit suspicious, so I don't know if someone was to look into it for me.--Launchballer 10:02, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Error in UK Daily Mail article regarding Christina Aguilera[edit]

Christina Aguilera FLUBS the lines to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl - by singing botched lyrics found on Wikipedia

The article is blaming Wikipedia for the error in Aguilera's lyrics at the Superbowl, implying that she read a vandalised version of the article before her rendition.

However, the vandalised version (as cited in the article) was actually this one, added *after* her performance and reverted eight minutes later, so Wikipedia had nothing to do with it. I think we should look into contacting the Daily Mail as this kind of press isn't very good for the encyclopedia. Thanks Amakuru 10:27, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for highlighting this. Wikimedia UK has been in touch with the Daily Mail to request a correction. Mike Peel 06:15, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
I've mentioned your request in a story about the affair for the upcoming (February 14) issue of the Signpost. Did you get a reaction? Regards, HaeB 23:01, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
After a lot of chasing, I believe that the Daily Mail have updated their article, but it's still incorrect. There's not much more we can do now, so we're letting this drop... Mike Peel 12:04, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh well, you can only do so much, I guess, and hopefully this is a small enough incident (and will be forgotten soon enough) that it won't damage our reputation too much. I was amused by Jimbo's comments on Daily Mail sources... maybe we need a new template to flag articles containing Daily Mail sources as references :) Thanks Amakuru 15:58, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Here is a version archived on February 9 by WebCite: [1]. At first glance, I don't see any changes; in any case the incorrect statements about Wikipedia are still there. Regards, HaeB 19:09, 14 February 2011 (UTC)[edit]

I've checkuserblock'ed this IP on enwp, that is owned by the USAF. Staff should be able to easily verify the problem making this necessary. Courcelles 19:41, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Courcelles. Good block. Philippe (WMF) 20:11, 16 November 2011 (UTC)[edit]

I have CU blocked for a period of three months as it is being used solely by a long term banned user. The IP address appears to belong to the Staffordshire County Council Infrastructure. Tiptoety talk 09:43, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you.  :) Philippe (WMF) 12:52, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Why the IP block messages?[edit]

This page, and the Communications committee/Notifications subpage seem to be used mainly for discussion of IP blocks. Is that really what they are intended for? Rogol Domedonfors (talk) 08:52, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

@RogolD: This page - en:WP:SIP - might shed some light. – 22:48, 13 September 2015 (UTC)


@GVarnum-WMF: Hi Greg. Can you explain this section a little bit? It says that the press & translation queues are available to the committee. Are those queues still available for committee members? and shouldn't the press queue be only available to the press team? Thanks. --Arian Talk 19:04, 4 November 2016 (UTC)