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Blocked IP Address[edit]

Hi Tks4Fish, I request for an unblock on my IP Address. I was hired to edit/make articles on wikisource, and you blocked my IP ( with the reason of Open Proxy. The only thing I did was to use incognito windows. I hope to hear from you, Thanks. User: Yawzi, (Ticket#2022041610000233), 16 April 2022

Unjust blocking[edit]

Hi . I, Coon4real was unjustly blocked while trying to upload my pictures for the Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Photo Fest. Please, I would like you to unblock me to enable me participate in the contest. Regards Coon4real (talk) 16:31, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Please Unblock me[edit]

I am a participant in Wiki loves Africa 2022 and I am trying to upload my pictures on Wiki commons and it looks like you have blocked my account. Please do well to unblock me. Thanks--Bright Kwame Ayisi (talk) 10:27, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

I want to discuss my Open Proxy blocking[edit]

Hi Tks4Fish, I have sent an e-mail to the stewards' e-mail address but have not gotten an answer for several months. I would like to discuss my Wikidata proxy that is not open and get to know how it can be solved to make it work for the client I'm helping. My ticket number is #2021122010006813. Please contact me. Thank you! IMatrics (talk) 06:58, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Global IP Block Exemption[edit]

Hello User:Tks4Fish I would love to request for an IP block exemption. I am currently hosting and facilitating two different events ( Digital Skills for Youth 1.0 and Wiki4SDG in Ghana) here in Ghana and my new editors in particular are unable to create accounts due to the IP block. I would love it if you can kindly unblock this IP address as soon as possible because it is not helping my campaign. (The IP addresses are &, i use two different networks depending on which network is best in the geographical area where i am hosing the events). I have also added information they get when they try creating new accounts; Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis, some also cant check their contributions due to the ip block. The block was made by Tks4Fish (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy: Visit the help page if you are affected. Start of block: 16:28, 4 April 2022 Expiry of block: 23:28, 30 April 2022 Thank you. Best regards --SAgbley (talk) 12:51, 22 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

J'ai été bloqué[edit]

Bonjour j'aimerais savoir pourquoi j'ai été bloqué s'il vous plaît... 00:27, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply Please, see Pas de proxys ouverts / P2P. MarioGom (talk) 20:00, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply


Hi @Tks4Fish:, Hope you are fine there. With the permission you had granted (GIBPE on 14 February 2022) me since that I am not facing that autoblock issue. That permission will be expired on 14 May 2022 with couple of days left. If you think than could you please make it me permanent or I request personally to give the rights of IP block exempt? To prevent from such issue as I remind you that I am not violating any guidelines and policies of the Wikipedia. Thank you! Fade258 (talk) 08:15, 12 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Blocked IP address[edit]

You blocked my account indicating that I'm using an open proxy in Nahuatl Wikipedia, i don't use open proxy, VPN or any IP changing software i believe the block was not necessary as those don't apply. I have been using the device to upload for a while now without any problem. And Im using my home wifi alone so there is no anyone else using it who could be using those services. --Koatochij (talk) 13:54, 10 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Blocked IP address[edit]

@Tks4Fish I was simply just working on my sandbox on Wikipedia when it said, "This IP address range has been globally blocked.". I don't know why its blocked, its not a VPN. It said you had blocked it and I would like to simply know why? and if it will be unblocked @Tks4Fish. The IP address or range -- Averan Republic (talk) 16:53, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Administrator grants[edit]

I'd like to ask. Why do you give temporary administrator access to gorwikipedia admin? This is the umpteenth time for gorwikipedia. As for banwikipedia (1 and 2), one time request, administrator access granted is forever. Regards, Ezagren (talk) 06:33, 24 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

IP Range - Avanti Trains[edit]

Hi - you don’t appear to answer your messages, which is concerning, but I would like to ask why you have blocked the IP address for Avanti Trains, travelling between London and Manchester, UK. The block is VERY inconvenient, and I would appreciate an explanation as to why you put it in place. KJP1 (talk) 22:42, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi @KJP1! Sorry for the delay. First of all, it's not that I don't reply to messages, it's just that I've been really busy lately, and most of the posts above are rendered moot after some time. Now, about your post, can you please share what is the affected IP so that I can take a look? Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 12:49, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
Apologies - it was rude of me to suggest you don’t reply. We are volunteers, after all. The problem I have is with the Avanti Trains wifi between Manchester and London. The range is blocked, so it doesn’t allow me to edit from the train, even when signed in. Any way it can be unblocked? KJP1 (talk) 12:58, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
@KJP1: I can take a look if you send me one of the affected IPs, as I can't find out what is the affected range only with the ISP name :/ Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 13:00, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
Ah, right. Leave it with me and when I’m next blocked on the train, I will make a note of the ip and send it on. Many thanks KJP1 (talk) 13:09, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Blocked IP address[edit]

You blocked my IP address ( and the block ID is #320883) suggesting the usage of a VPN. This was probably because my laptops have to go through a mandatory university VPN, but I can't uninstall it. (Note that now I needed to use a third-party commercial VPN to be able to contact you). Thank you.

Blocked username Muklebor[edit]

Hello, I'm checking the global account of User:Muklebor.[1] He has made a number of useful contributions to the Slovene Wikipedia and it is not clear from the log what was the spam about. Could you please check this/let me know the details? Thank you a lot. --Eleassar my talk 13:55, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello, @Eleassar! It was related to the locks here, which involve a crosswiki spam farm with some more already locked accounts. They were all CU-confirmed to each other, so that's the main reason. All the best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 14:11, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
@TadejM, since you've been renamed. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 14:13, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the reply, Tks4Fish. Unlike Muklebor, which seems to be a good-faith editor, I don't see any useful edits with other listed accounts. Would it be possible to unblock this user? How reliable is CU? --Eleassar my talk 17:33, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Might be a problem with the twinkle fork[edit]

This might be a problem with the fork instead. ~Lofty abyss 18:10, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Lofty abyss: it's very likely, I hadn't kept up with the updates :/ I've now brought it to the latest revision :) All the best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 17:44, 6 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

LTA originado no Brasil[edit]

Olá, estou te mandando essa mensagem e também vou marcar o @Stanglavine e o @Teles porque vocês são stewards aqui. Portanto, têm acesso às ferramentas para lidar com esse caso. Existe um LTA chamado Thiago Juliaci (talk · contribs) que vem criando várias contas e tentando usar vários projetos da WM como plataforma de divulgação para alguém chamado Camila Samara de Souza. Ele usa contas novas e até IPs para criar artigos em Wikipedias menores e com poucos editores ativos. Ele também tem usado o Commons para fazer upload de imagens e o Wikidata para criar itens relativos a essa pessoa e, às vezes, sobre o próprio Juliaci. Eu denunciei essas contas aqui e aqui. Contudo, aqui no Meta as coisas parecem ser meio lentas e enquanto isso, o LTA "pinta e borda". Eu não aguento mais desfazer os vandalismos desse LTA em diversos projetos da WM. O melhor seria fazer uma secagem dessas contas (se isso é permito) e bloquear contas e, até mesmo IPs, porque pelo que tudo indica eles não vão parar com o comportamento. Kacamata (talk) 22:09, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Se algum de vocês responder essa mensagem e tiverem "ânimo" para tanto, vocês também podem dar uma olhada em outro LTA com origem no Brasil. Chamado "Pecy". Ver item no Wikidata:Q114393422. Ele tem o mesmo comportamento do LTA anteriormente citado. Cria artigos autopromocionais em WP pequenas, faz upload de imagens no Commons e cria itens no Wikidata. Esse LTA foi denunciado aqui. Uma checagem aqui seria também muito bem-vindo, para tentar ver quais contas fazem ou não parte do esquema. Como vocês falam português e conhecem muito bem os meandros tanto da Pt.WP como do Meta vocês poderiam ser bastante úteis nesses dois casos. Kacamata (talk) 22:12, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Why did you block me?[edit]

I don't understand why my IP was blocked. I've never vandalised any wiki pages or broken any of the rules. I never even received a warning or notification from the admins that my account was going to be suspended. 53zodiac (talk) 19:13, 23 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Blockes IP adress[edit]

You blocked my laptop’s IP adress ( with the reason of using Open Proxy/Webhost. Could you unblock it. Thank you TiLaton (talk) 19:27, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Blocked IP adress / proxy[edit]

Hello, I seem to be blocked from editing pages, but I don't understand why, and I think I was "blocked" unfairly. Is there anything I can do to get access again and edit pages? Lamartine 69 (talk) 12:16, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

mbox and User:Tks4Fish/contribsFooter.js[edit]

Hey, wanted to alert you to the fact that mbox and related styles will soon only be in TemplateStyles. See this discussion. Previously I've suggested for script authors to import (however appropriate) the CSS from the TemplateStyles page into the script (see a previous discussion where mw.loader.load was apparently successful). You can pull the styles in otherwise as well (which would save someone-probably-me some potential future grief when the elements these styles go with are converted to divs from tables). Izno (talk) 00:58, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

It looks like you can/should also do the same with Template:Flatlist/styles.css. Izno (talk) 01:01, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship (April 2023)[edit]

Hello Tks4Fish,

I regret to inform you that pursuant Meta:Administrators/Removal, since you have not made at least 10 edits in the last six months, your administrator and associated permissions have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2023 for details.

Kind regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:28, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply


forgot to turn off vpn when editing unlock please 00:54, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply


Hi Tks4Fish. I recently sent you an email which would benefit from a response when you receive it. Best, KevinL (aka L235 · t) 04:36, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is requested[edit]

Hello Tks4Fish, We are conducting a poll of global renamers and stewards regarding some future toolings related to some rename requests. Your feedback is requested at the poll on VRT WIKI. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello, dear Tks4Fish! How are you? I would like to draw your attention to the request for comment that I made in July, 2023. As the situation has deteriorated since then towards the open vote fraud by the bureaucrat, a timely consensus on the part of stewards has become even more essential for the implemention of rules in Belarusian Classical Wikipedia. Best wishes,—W (talk) 11:15, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Reminder to vote now to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter[edit]

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