Talk:WikiProject on open proxies/Help:blocked

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So can anyone tell me why I cant sign up for this site. I just want to be able to help on anything I can. My email address is

Lack of advertised "Appeal options"[edit]

I came to this article trying to resolve a bogus TOR open-proxy block, whatever that may be. The section "Appeal options" states "If you suspect that you aren't editing from a blocked proxy, you can request that the IP be rechecked by posting it under "Alerts" at the MetaProject on open proxies." My frustration was redoubled by discovering that No "Alerts" word/button/etc. exists at the referenced link. Thanks for looking at this for the next mystified person. --CliffC 11:00, 28 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Completely false[edit]

"Because every computer is assigned a unique IP address, an effective method to stop a user who is abusing their editing privileges on Wikipedia is to block that address from editing."

No it isn't. 17:07, 9 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you elaborate a little more? For example, why do you think blocking all users editing from an IP address is ineffective in stopping them from editing? Keep in mind that only a negligible minority are capable of regularly changing IP addresses, that IP ranges can be blocked, and that anonymizing proxies are routinely blocked. —{admin} Pathoschild 03:08:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Blocked because of a shared IP address[edit]

Is there any way around this? i assume this is to do with my ISP? my intention was to write a page about my art practice. is there some type of resolution or arrangement we can come to?

Please be more specific. Which IP address or range was blocked on which wiki? —{admin} Pathoschild 14:37:43, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Template:Unblocked 2a03:2880:3010:bff6:face:b00c:0:1

Block range

sufi (talk) 00:11, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This blocked user has asked to be unblocked.
Blocked editor
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Joeniel (talk) 16:35, 20 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do any of you realize that...[edit]

Hi, I am from Hong Kong, but sometimes I access the net from mainland China. As you all know, the Chinese government is blocking wikipedia (thank god MetaWiki is not blocked ;)) so I access it through a proxy. When I tried to edit something on wikipedia (which involves some wrong interwikis), it said I'm blocked because I am using an open proxy! Can you guys recommend some ways to access wikipedia from mainland without an open proxy, while we wait for / petition the Chinese government to lift their blocks? -- Patrickov 02:07, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Legitimate, safe proxy, or not?[edit]

Does anybody know if is an open proxy or not? If not, can it be used non abusively on English Wikipedia without risk of unexpected blocks? It's a service which offers an IP address in the UK for a monthly fee. They give you an IP address and a port number to enter into your browser settings. The subscriber will have the same IP address all the time and will be the only person who can access it, through username and password. 13:31, 5 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You appear to be editing through an anonomiser and so might well be subject to blocks. The best way is to become a registered user. That way you could be provided with "Block Exempt" status which would mean you could edit through any IP. Regards --Herby talk thyme 14:17, 5 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

proxy abierto[edit]

por favor no hablo ingles,me encuentro bloqueado y no que hacer,mi nombre de usuario es manuel fontes,y no puedo editar mi pagina de discucion tengo contrbuciones en la pagina de cuba ,artesania en especifico pero no a esta referencia que se me hace..hay error alguno saludos -- 00:15, 7 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

• Shizhao ( bloqueó su dirección IP en todos los wikis. El motivo dado fue «Open proxy». El bloqueo expira el 1 mar 2012 a las 11:45. • Tu nombre de usuario o dirección IP ha sido bloqueada por Tirithel. Esto sólo te impide modificar las páginas, no leerlas. La razón dada es Proxy abierto. Puedes contactar a Tirithel o a otro de los bibliotecarios para discutir el bloqueo: o Colocando Template:Desbloquear en tu página de discusión (que puedes seguir editando). Es muy importante especificar un motivo válido. o Enviando un correo electrónico a un bibliotecario usando e enlace "enviar correo electrónico a este usuario" que aparece en el bloque de herramientas de la izquierda al ver su página. No puedes usar este método si no estás registrado y no tienes una dirección confirmada de correo electrónico en tus preferencias. Ten en cuenta que puede suceder que, al ser bloqueado, se te deshabilite la capacidad de hacer uso de esta herramienta. En estos casos la única manera de discutir el bloqueo, será la primera mencionada. Tu dirección IP actual es, y el identificador del bloqueo es #185803.

talk pages[edit]

How about allowing Tor users to edit just talk pages? That way they can still provide information that other users can put into the articles, without being able to disrupt the articles. Or have there been problems with them messing with talk pages too much?

Quisiera que me ayudaran, porque aparezco bloqueada y no tengo idea ni de la causa ni de la solución. Gracias.

Registered editor blocked from editing using Puffin Browser[edit]

Proxy block screenshot on Wikipedia

Do we need to consider giving slightly better help in warning templates to logged-in users who unexpectedly receive a template notice warning that they've been blocked from editing? I raise this because it took me an age to realise that, having logged in on from a new using Puffin Browser, I was blocked from editing until I changed to another browser. I was unaware it was acting as a proxy, but would have expected some clues on the template or once I'd followed the help links given. These were anything but helpful.

I've left a similar recommendation on the Help page to which the warning template directed me, with a small suggestion for an extra sentence (see here), but it seemed sensible to repeat my concerns here, too. Regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 20:55, 22 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bug in IP detection,[edit]

I appoligize if this does not belong here, I tried to give feedback directly to User, then the project and eventually this was the only place I could post a bug.

You have a bug in your system for detecting and handling IP addresses, I was on my VPN as I always am and went to edit a page where I was told I couldn't do it through that proxy, which is of course fine. I then temporarily turned off my vpn and refreshed, left and came back, and I was still blocked and it was clear by the message I was receiving that my current, non proxy IP, was not being evaluated, but rather you were still evaluating the old IP address incorrectly. This is the message that demonstrates this:

Account creation from IP addresses in the range, which includes your IP address (76.26.XXX.XXX), has been blocked by MusikAnimal.

The XXX.XXX is an edit for obvious reasons.

I attempted to upload a screenshot but I was unable to because I don't have an account and cannot create one at the moment.

I have not tried to reproduce this but the steps would be something like, Navigate to Wikipedia behind proxy. Attempt an action that would be prevented while using said proxy. Disable or Reroute your traffic so it is coming from a legitimate proxy. Observe that even though your IP has changed and is being read correctly, as is apparent in the error message above, the software in place to identify and prevent actions from certain proxies is using your old, now stale, proxy to make it's determination on accessibility. It should be using your current IP. 

Semi-protected edit request on 11 March 2023[edit]

I added my name to article Cesta na sever Zapoljarnyj because I am author. I wrote it after I came back from Zapoljarnyj. You wiped off it and after it you blocked me. Why? 13:01, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done this request has nothing to do with this page. — xaosflux Talk 14:23, 13 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked because of open proxy[edit]

Today, I saw an error message while editing on Wikipedia. My IP address is and the blocked range is Achmad Rachmani (talk) 12:23, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Achmad Rachmani you might want to read en:WP:IPBE or IP block exempt and request either a local or global IP block exemption if you are still affected by this range block. Johannnes89 (talk) 12:57, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]