Talk:Global IP block exemptions

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Guideline proposal[edit]

@MarcoAurelio, Billinghurst, and DannyS712: I am pinging you because you are some of users who were active on Global IP block exemptions and users that I know. I wanted to inform you that I have created an RfC located at Requests for comment/Global IPBE guidelines to set some guidelines around assignment and revocation of the global IPBE permission. Please feel free to make comments on it as you see fit. Huji (talk) 01:45, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[]

It is a stewards issue, and I keep out of it. I just direct those who make local unblock appeals to the global process.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:44, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[]

Expansion of requesting via email strategy[edit]

We know that we have assigned the group email address stewards(_AT_)wikimedia.org for sending requests in the cases that there are privacy concerns for posting the IP addresses in public. Although the above provision may suffice for most cases, more privacy is desired in specific scenarios:

One scenario is whenever the current stewards crew might contain members which belong to or otherwise might happen to be affiliated with the governments or institutions among the enemies of the internet. In such cases when the requesting user is also residing in such country, it might feel more rational and preferred that such users contact a single and specific steward directly for their request rather than posting it to whole list of stewards.

I wanted to know whether it is currently allowed to carry on this way or not. Please share your idea about whether you agree that we expand the current strategy to include this proposed method of requesting or not? Alfa80 (talk) 16:14, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[]

That will depend on the steward. Nothing in the current process prescribes any restrictions on how to apply, though some stewards may want to have a record of the interaction and requirements on where that action is recorded.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:07, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[]