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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.
  • For global IP block requests, read the guideline and make a request below. Indicate why a global block is necessary and for how long.
  • For account lock requests, read the guideline and post under Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding.

If you are here because you have been blocked by a global block, and believe that the block is in error or you have not done anything wrong, there are a few methods through which you can appeal:

  • If the IP is not currently blocked on Meta, you can post a request to this page following the instructions below to have the IP unblocked.
  • If the IP is currently blocked on Meta, you can post an appeal on your talk page. For maximum effectiveness, ping the steward who globally blocked the IP address using the code {{ping|USERNAME}} so that they are notified about it.
  • If you are editing from an account and have been caught by a global IP block that is unlikely to be removed (i.e. because it is an open proxy or because of long-term abuse), you can request an individual exemption from the block at the requests for global permissions page. Please see the section on global IP block exemptions on that page for specific instructions for making a request.
  • If none of those options work, you are free to contact the stewards using this form or sending a direct email to stewards(at)wikimedia.org.

Note: (un)blocks apply to IP addresses; and (un)locks apply to global accounts

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Requests for global (un)block

  Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Please also review Global blocking. Only IP addresses can be globally blocked at this moment. Please see #Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding if your request involves an account.
Global blocks don't affect Meta-Wiki, so if your IP address is blocked, you can still appeal here. IP addresses that cause disruption on Meta should be reported at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat instead of here so that they can be blocked locally.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You know the IP address(es) you wish to have globally blocked or unblocked.
  2. For blocks, the global blocking criteria are met.
  3. For unblocks, your request addresses the original reason for blocking the IP, if any.

To make a request for an account to be locked or unlocked

Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why the address(es) should be blocked/unblocked.
=== Global block/unblock for [[Special:Contributions/Some IP address|Some IP address]] ===
{{Status}} <!-- Do not remove this template -->
* {{Luxotool|IP address}}
Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --~~~~
When requesting that your IP be unblocked, note that stewards need to know your IP address to even consider a request.
To find your IP, please visit https://www.whatismyip.com/
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at: stewards wikimedia.org

Global unblock for 151.48.0.0/17

Status:    In progress

On june the thirteenth a steward (masti) blocked this ip range globally for six months with the motivation 'Cross-wiki spam: spambot'.The true motivation was not a spambot which is a computer making automatical spam edits but a troll who abused account creation.Indeed the steward also blocked about twenty fake accounts created from that ip range whose only edits were message spamming in various wikipedias.A global block is useful to protect wikipedia but this kind of block exceeds this need because to stop the abuse it was sufficient preventing users from that ip range from creating new accounts instead of blocking completely the possibility to edit anything.I know that every block causes unavoidably some collateral damage but in this case the collateral damage is too high but most important it is not necessary.I would not be asking to unblock the ip range if the problem was a spambot or an anonymous user who spammed his messages from various ip addresses from this range.I am asking to unblock the ip range because the abuser used the new accounts he continued creating to spam messages.The most proper solution which both protects wikipedia and makes the least possible collateral damage is globally blocking new account creations so that users can continue contributing anonymously and it would be even easier checking possible disruptive edits by keeping an eye on the ip range.Also consider that this italian ip range is maybe the most common provided by the telecommunication company 'Wind' and that almost 33000 innocent users are currently prevented from editing for no justified reason.So please review this six months global block and change its settings to allow normal users to make their usual constructive edits while preventing the abuser from creating new accounts.LuluGigi (talk) 14:15, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

LuluGigi pretends to be a new account. en.wiki admin here. I’ve been chasing this abuser who has created more than 50 socks and engaged in severe harassment. Do not perform this request. Please Checkuser this account. Jehochman (talk) 11:37, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Pardon but there is a misunderstanding.I did say that there was an abuser who created several accounts using the blocked ip range.I thought he created just about twenty fake accounts but you said that he created over fifty fake accounts that you call socks.If we are talking about the same individual the abuse is worse than it looked like.I am not that abuser nor pretending anything but just asking to unblock the ip range for anonymous users while keeping blocked the possibility to create new accounts.In this way no more socks will be created but normal users sharing this ip range will be able to contribute which is a valid reason and a balanced solution between the need of protection of wikipedia from the abuser and the least possible collateral damage for constructive users.You might not concur with my thought but for me this is the best way to deal with this problem so please review the block as it was set in view of my observations.LuluGigi (talk) 14:09, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Global unblock for IP# 103.255.7.39

Status:    In progress

@Revi: Sir my account is blocked. I can't edit. The reason told is open proxy but it is not the case so please review this. Ilyas Marwat (talk) 07:17, 13 July 2019 (UTC)--

@-revi: I think this user meant to ping you. Viztor (talk) 04:17, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
also I think he just accidentally revealed his IP address here, therefore supervision might be needed. Viztor (talk) 04:18, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
There is no active Global Block, and the few local blocks that are active are all Open Proxy blocks. This IP does appear to be an Open Proxy. Since I don't see any Global Blocks, I don't see what the problem is. If you still can't edit, you should try to edit using another IP (not a proxy, though). The local blocks (assuming they are the root of the problem) are unlikely to be lifted. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 08:40, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 31.173.101.30

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spamming through editing & edit summary. Proxy. --TechyanTalk) 17:05, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 94.66.56.0/24

Status:    In progress

A blocked user who is a regular at el.WP has expanded his activities in other wikies as well. Vrahomarinaner has been blocked in el.WP but he constantly trolls using a range of IPs and plenty of sock-puppets. This has been going for some years but now it is clear that he is expanding his activities in other projects as well. I 've reported his activities in an admin's page in en.WP (permalink) and here is a copy of it:

  1. [1] as 94.66.56.175
  2. [2] as 94.66.56.175
  3. [3] as 94.66.56.226
  4. [4] as 94.66.56.35 and 94.66.56.226
  5. [5] as 94.66.56.237

Thanks. Cinadon36 18:25, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

  • update: It seems, apart from greek and english WP, the same user is active at other WPs as well.
Spanish WP
Portugees WP
  • [7] as Τζουλιάνο 10 (duck test +)
French WP
  • [8] as Τζουλιάνο 10 (duck test +)
  • [9] as 94.66.56.35 and maybe as Bulev88 (contributing/changing "Athens" to Piraeus)
Turkish WP
Dutch WP
  • [12] as Τζουλιάνο 10 (duck test +)

Apparantly, this is a case of crosswiki vandalism.Cinadon36 (talk) 20:15, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2405:204:E10A:59CC:F96B:9B6E:8094:A40A

Status:    In progress

crosswiki vandal. --WikiBayer 👤💬 18:15, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 2607:FB90:0:0:0:0:0:0/32

Status:    In progress

Long term crosswiki vandalism.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:51, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 212.178.50.217

Status:    In progress

Crosswiki vandalism.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 08:25, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding

  Note that global blocking currently only applies to IPs, due to a technical limitation. If you wish to request a named account for global [un]locking, please request a global [un]lock here instead. Be sure to follow the instructions below:
  • Your request might be rejected if your request doesn't include the necessary information.
  • Warning! This page is publicly viewable. If the account name is grossly insulting or contains personal information please contact a steward privately in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect or email your request to the stewards OTRS queue at stewards wikimedia.org (direct wiki interface) but do not post it here. Thanks.
  • Warning! This is not the place to ask for locks based on your opinion that someone is disruptive. Global locks are used exclusively against vandalism and spam, not because of content disputes, not because you think that someone deserves to be globally blocked. In such cases, you should ask for local blocks at appropriate places.
  • If you are globally locked, you should appeal your lock to stewards wikimedia.org.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting that a global account be (un)locked, please be sure that:

  1. You have evidence of cross-wiki disruption from the account(s).
  2. You can show that it is not feasible to use local-only blocks or other measures like page protection to combat the disruption.
  3. You have considered making the request in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect, especially for account names which will be hidden, or for urgent requests.
To make a request for an account to be locked or unlocked
Copy one of the codes below to the bottom of this section and explain why the account(s) should be locked/unlocked.
=== Global lock/unlock for [[User:Foo|Foo]] ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
*{{LockHide|username}}
*{{LockHide|username|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

For many accounts:

=== Global lock for spambots/vandals ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3}}
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for socks of LastBreath64

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse, confirmed socks. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 23:07, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for 1Johnsmith1

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Cross-wiki abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 23:07, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Valentinita10

Status:    In progress

As a sockpuppet of Anitelav. Also this editor has been blocked on four different projects for a variety of disruptive behaviours. --Sir Sputnik (talk) 02:15, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Hardhrol

Status:    In progress

The user has been blocked on two wikis (guwiki and hiwiki) for disruptive editing. Now he has created same articles (one liners) on hifwiki and sawiki and vandalized description on maiwiki. Kindly stop this cross-wiki vandalism. Thanks ----SM7--talk-- 04:55, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

This is injustice, conspiracy against me. I want the fair investigation first. Hardhrol (talk) 05:01, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for some accounts

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

淺藍血 impersonator of Special:CentralAuth/淺藍雪,暖城2016-02-056 and 暖城2016-02-06 impersonator of Special:CentralAuth/暖城2016-02-05,TCP-2000 impersonator of Special:CentralAuth/SCP-2000.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 08:44, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for sock puppets of Alex9777777

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Nothing to explain, just LTA. --jdx Re: 10:42, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for xwiki vanity spammer socks of Anitelav

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Praxidicae (talk) 13:21, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots/vandals

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

https://de.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Logbuch&offset=&limit=100&type=spamblacklist&user=&page=&wpdate=&tagfilter= --WikiBayer 👤💬 17:46, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA Wonderfool socks

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Obvious socks of Wonderfool/Robdurbar, a former admin who became a cross-wiki LTA in 2007. They are still disrupting multiple Wikimedia Projects, particularly en.wiki and en.wiktionary. Please check for sleepers and Globally Block their IPs, since this person has recently been generating tons of sleeper accounts, and since they're socking cross-wiki again. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 02:31, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA Cruizir sock

Status:    In progress

Obvious sock of Cruizir/MadMans1019, or an impersonator, given the behavior. Please also run a sleeper check and Globally Block their IPs, since this person usually mass socks across multiple sites. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 02:49, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

See also