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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 block for LTA

Status:    In progress

w:en:WP:LTA/DENVER perp. Has been reported here in the past. --IanDBeacon (talk) 23:12, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Short term block on googleusercontent.com IP range

Status:    In progress

Could we please get a 1 day block on this range. I am seeing plenty of spam attempts from that range, on a variety of IP addresses. Some is getting through, some is getting prevented by our spam filters (abuselog and log/spamblacklist). I would think that a short term block will give us time to further blacklist and better analyse, and also give Google time to slap down the spammers. Thanks for the consideration.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:51, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 14.132.128.212

Status:    In progress

Open proxy[1],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[2](KAGE (影武者))[3].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:42, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global block for 51.141.83.47

Status:    In progress

Open proxy[4],sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Nipponese Dog Calvero[5](KAGE (影武者))[6].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 05:32, 24 May 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 Nipponese Dog Calvero

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 01:23, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Add.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:52, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Add--Lanwi1(talk) 06:52, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Add--Lanwi1(talk) 13:04, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Add--Lanwi1(talk) 14:54, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Nsmutte

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 01:25, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Adding Omkaram12 who has been active here at meta. Their latest caper is to pretend to misunderstand the purpose of the blacklist - they've been trying to hassle me about it at en.wiki using other accounts and ips. --Bonadea (talk) 13:01, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

And Cranxi, Omkaram's tag team sock buddy. --Bonadea (talk) 07:37, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

And Caverdom. Alexis Jazz (talk) 13:19, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure it matters, but in case it does, there's also User:Kromiom. GMGtalk 14:27, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Thib Phil

Status:    In progress

Deceased user (please see fr:Wikipédia:Le Bistro/13 mai 2019#Thib Phil (d · c · b) and https://www.enaos.net/P1220.aspx?IdPer=553174 . Regards Tomybrz Bip Bip 07:47, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for AhsanKhan10, etc.

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse, Asad Ali Palijo. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 13:14, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Rhondanolan54

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. Esteban16 (talk) 00:03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for sock of Luther Aragones

Status:    In progress

CU confirmed sock of User:Luther Aragones. See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Luther Aragones. Promoting himself and his online project cross-wiki at en, es & wikidata. -- Cabayi (talk) 13:50, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Legende Legende Legende

Status:    In progress

CU confirmed socks of User:Legende Legende Legende. See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Legende Legende Legende. Legende Legende has been active on nlwiki & enwiki. --Cabayi (talk) 16:19, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Nsmutte

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 13:05, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Ceiiolii22288

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandal, probably it's User:Secokimio 2222 back in action--Sakretsu (炸裂) 13:59, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

It's probably a sock of Zawl, not necessarily Secokimio 2222. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 14:03, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Whoever it is, must be the same person from yesterday since their modus operandi is alike. I think he took a liking to me :-)--Sakretsu (炸裂) 14:33, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Had to strike my original comment after looking at some other edits. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:04, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks

Status:    In progress

Both socks of User:WhenDatHotlineBling. Run a sleeper check, block underlying IPs and their web hosts too. --IanDBeacon (talk) 19:21, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for RusselLopes877

Status:    In progress
  Comment @WikiBayer: I am wondering on the value of locking spambots from individual wikis. My present experience is that these accounts are not going crosswiki, so as long as they are blocked at the wiki where problematic that would seem to be sufficient, rather than generating a backlog for stewards for little current benefit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:54, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Alvi Z. sock

Status:    In progress

Appears to be a sock of the aforementioned LTA. --Hiàn (talk) 02:46, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Adding AlviZaman32. theinstantmatrix (talk) 04:37, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for User:Jessedruid

Status:    In progress

Cross wiki abuse.--OT38 (talk) 05:32, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Unitymediatroll

Status:    In progress

Global vandal --WikiBayer 👤💬 17:09, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Please Lock the account and Globally Block the IP. This is a cross-wiki vandal. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 16:09, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA - Казбек Эльбрусович socks

Status:    In progress

New sock puppets of Казбек Эльбрусович. Эlcobbola talk 21:28, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Added two. Эlcobbola talk 19:43, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Added another. Hello? Эlcobbola talk 19:36, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Motor 1987

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:47, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for nlwikisource spambots

  Comment now blocked at nlWS  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:58, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks

Status:    In progress

CU-confirmed socks of xwiki abuser João Victor23567. Thanks! Best regards, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:11, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Cross-wiki spamming. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 06:17, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

  Comment these are vandals hitting existing articles, not spambots; some are xwiki, some are not.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:08, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for George Reeves Person

Status:    In progress

List of globally banned users, diff --mikeu talk 14:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Same: Thaibox (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:01, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Also Bakervsrocky (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) -- Antandrus (talk) 21:24, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for 2 spambot accounts

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Spambot accounts, blocked on nl.wiktionary after attempts to add blacklisted links or triggering global filters 72 and 169. --MarcoSwart (talk) 09:02, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Manda 1993

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 21:21, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

See RCU on fr-wiki --Gratus (talk) 02:52, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for Foo

Status:    In progress

Newest (confirmed) sock of globally locked user Nafeby633. Please see the enwiki Sockpuppet investigation and its archives. --TheSandDoctor Talk 05:07, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abusers

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

All blocked on enwiki and ruwiki for socking. Cross-wiki abuse. Please see the enwiki Sockpuppet investigation and its archives. --TheSandDoctor Talk 05:25, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for 我最愛破壞維基百科了!

Status:    Not done

Lock all:

Vandalism-only account.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 05:47, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Not done. It has only edited one wiki. Matiia (talk) 05:54, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA Jessechi sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse Jessechi[7].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 05:53, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA 暮色流星 sock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Sock of long-term abuse and cross-wiki abuse 暮色流星[8].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:03, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

See also