I am in China, Turkey, Venezuela, or any other censored place and I want to edit, but I am globally blocked. Please unblock the IP!
Sorry, No Open Proxy (which is our policy) prohibits edits originating from an open proxy, therefore unless that range is no longer open proxy, I will not unblock it. But you are eligible for exceptions.
- The recommended way is to privately email stewardswikimedia.org (direct contact form). You can use any language, we'll do our best. Include:
I am unfairly blocked by administrator on (your wiki). Please desysop him (or unblock me!)!
Sorry. Stewards do not engage in local disputes. This means we are not tasked to arbitrate your dispute with someone else, or desysop somebody because they 'unfairly' blocked you. Whether to keep them as an admin or not is the decision of the community, and Stewards alone has no authority to arbitrarily desysop somebody. Stewards' task, according to the policy is "to implement valid community consensus within the bounds of the Foundation's goals". There must be a community consensus to do something with the permissions, except they resign or you can convince me that there is a genuine emergency (i.e. This admin is deleting everything, protecting everything, this kind of emergency.).
I am using Opera Browser, and I am unfairly blocked!
Sorry, No Open Proxy (which is our policy) prohibits edits originating from the VPN server — which Opera enabled by default, therefore unless that range is no longer open proxy, I will not unblock it. But you can simply disable the this how-to page and follow the reverse (for the step 4 on Android and Step 6 for desktop) to disable the VPN. Or you can simply use another browser like FireFox.