A Global lock is a way by which stewards can stop Wikimedia users from logging into any project (so no editing can be done). When an account is locked, logging in on any Wikimedia project will not work. It is normally applied to vandalism-only accounts, spam-only accounts, long-term abuser sock accounts, stolen accounts, and though in rare cases (until global blocking is moved to named accounts) users who would get a global block are locked in this way as well, problems such as cross-wiki abuse. The locking also has the option of hiding the account name in all logs, for usernames that are offensive, illegal, or trying to take someone else's place.
Reasons to ask a global lock
- Accounts that have been used only for vandalism or for situations of abuse in multiple wikis, or are disruptive now of active form, or that went of any another hurtful way in multiple wikis in shape obvious, are candidates to a global lock. Please, it includes link to the record of blockades or any evidence of abuse in other projects, and indicates where is active the account still.
- Accounts whose names are offensive or abusive also are eligible for a global lock, and could also avoid that they initiate session.
- Accounts that have violated other principles that are reasons of indefinite blocks or in multiple individual wikis, like making in shape repeated legal threats, publish childish pornography or personal information deprived on other people that could put them in danger.
- Accounts that have been made to avoid a global ban (community or foundation-related).
- Accounts that have likely been compromised, as a temporary measure to keep their account secure until the owner is warned.
- Spambots, or other inappropriate promotion
- Accounts that have been globally banned (community or foundation).
You could be looking for Help:Compromised accounts.
Sometimes stewards lock with the reason "Compromised account". If your account has been locked because of this, please contact ca wikimedia.org.