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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.

If you are here because you have been blocked by a global block, please see Global blocks/FAQ for more information about global block and routes to appeal.

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

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

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 the address(es) to be blocked or unblocked

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 62.133.162.158

Status:    On hold

Һәҙиә (talk · contribs) fell into the range of blocking. Please remove the lock. --ZUFAr (talk) 08:06, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, dear Martin Urbanec!You blocked me today. My IP address is 62.133.162.158. I am a volunteer of the Bashkir Wikipedia.I only work there.I do not participate in other departments or projects. There were no violations on my part! Please, please unlock it.--Һәҙиә (talk) 14:33, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
Hello, dear Martin Urbanec! For some reason, today I again fell into the zone of blocked Wikipedians. My IP address is 62.133.162.158. I am a volunteer of the Bashkir Wikipedia, only I work there. There are no violations on my part!Please unlock me.--Һәҙиә (talk) 16:39, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you in advance, Mr. Martin Urbanec--Һәҙиә (talk) 17:44, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Hello again, Mr. Martin Urbanets! Sorry, I may be writing in the wrong place! I do not understand why I, a volunteer of the Bashkir Wikipedia, get into the zone of blocking for the second time (29.02 and 31.02). There are very few of us who actually work in the user group of users, mostly they are just retired grandmothers. Currently, we are preparing for the contest "Toponymy of historical Bashkortostan". (https://ba.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82:%D0%A2%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%98%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE_%D0%91%D0%B0%D1%88%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0 ). Each of us counts. Please remove the lock--Һәҙиә (talk) 08:45, 1 February 2021 (UTC)--Һәҙиә (talk) 08:52, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Martin Urbanec: if you can close this request please, as I merged 3 requests on this one. Best --Alaa :)..! 12:36, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello again, Mr. Martin Urbanec!This is the second time you have blocked me, a volunteer of the Bashkir Wikipedia.There are very few of us who actually work in the user group, mostly just retired grandmothers. Currently, we are preparing for the contest "Toponymy of Historical Bashkortostan". (https://ba.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82:%D0%A2%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%98%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE_%D0%91%D0%B0%D1%88%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0). Each of us counts. And I don't even understand why you're blocking me. Please remove the lock--Һәҙиә (talk) 08:16, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Looks like they have an inquiry from you. --Sotiale (talk) 11:58, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 140.213.64.40

Status:    In progress
Used by User:Avatar buss. See w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Avatar buss. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 23:08, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 62.38.242.104

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-banned user GRP/Projects. --Wiki13 (talk) 08:37, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 152.22.32.24

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --(`・ω・´) (talk) 15:12, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 79.40.114.230

Status:    In progress
LTA. --Rmitha (talk) 19:08, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 85.10.51.34

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 13:01, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2001:44C8:4101:4474:BC8D:34FE:C1CD:EA3E

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --(`・ω・´) (talk) 14:41, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 37.6.109.123

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:24, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 45.139.215.59

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:32, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2a01:5ec0:9013:1305:8d01:6c85:4c72:42e1

Status:    In progress
IP sock of ArmanAfifeh with cross-wiki edits. See w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/ArmanAfifeh. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 22:35, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 37.6.0.194

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:36, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 41.232.249.255

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki vandalism. See enwikiquote, simplewiki, enwiki, and wikidata. --DannyS712 (talk) 05:35, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 193.34.237.203

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Eihel (talk) 07:15, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 41.210.13.26

Status:    In progress
LTA. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 20:33, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 92.28.52.84

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki vandalism. simplewiki, enwiki. --DannyS712 (talk) 20:37, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 195.142.81.188

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse --Veselov350 (talk) 18:41, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 176.234.97.223

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse --Veselov350 (talk) 18:44, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block

Status:    In progress
Sock puppets of cross-wiki vandal. The user has been blocked permanently on trwiki but they keep using their sock puppets for edit wars and propaganda in trwiki, enwiki, dewiki and azwiki. --Veselov350 (talk) 17:21, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Transcluded from عہۗلہٰےاہۣۗلعہرہۣۗاقہۗے global lock request, which has been archived since. MarioJump83! 10:38, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 45.72.252.190 and 2.7.30.154

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki spam. Sockpuppetry. Conflict of interest. Copyright violation. See also en:Talk:Rachel Parris#Image and the history of en:Rachel Parris. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 11:00, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Transcluded. MarioJump83! 01:30, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarioJump83: What do you mean? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 05:53, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
There are 0 edits outside of enwiki and I don't see any evidence of xwiki spamming. What are you talking about, MarioJump83? Praxidicae (talk) 18:45, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G. and Praxidicae: these are suspected IPs used by Richybeno and socks, and I transcluded them to here after no progress about Richybeno and sock(s) global lock. MarioJump83! 02:55, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarioJump83: Moved from #Global lock for Richybeno and sock(s) without context, maybe. Please provide context and see wikt:transclude. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 03:04, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: To clarify what I did, I moved the IPs out of the Richybeno (formerly Alpsintegral) global lock request because I believe that the IPs delayed the process of eventual global lock (or decline), which happened to عہۗلہٰےاہۣۗلعہرہۣۗاقہۗے and sock(s). When I saw that user I mentioned before wasn't globally locked, I decided to move the IPs out from the global lock request and copied the content of the request with a global block request, and this is what I did on these edits. I did the identical strategy shortly after عہۗلہٰےاہۣۗلعہرہۣۗاقہۗے was globally locked to the Alpsintegral/Richybeno request with these edits, with the intent to help the process and hopefully globally locking them (note that I disagree with the global lock). I don't intend to disrupt what you're doing at all, but to help and speed up the process. If you believe that is wrong thing to do, I'm sorry for what I did. I think what I said above is enough for you to understand the context of what I did in February 23. Thanks! MarioJump83! 08:20, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 73.159.207.15

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki vandalism. enwiki, enwikiquote. --DannyS712 (talk) 02:29, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 93.148.126.69

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 03:59, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 190.24.29.24

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:11, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 60.241.157.99

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 07:43, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 99.111.168.115

Status:    In progress
LTA - Bambifan/Disneyvandal strikes again. Hoyanova (talk) 06:34, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Global unblock for 24.211.243.241

Status:    In progress

Hello, The IP range this address is in has a history of abusive users on the network. Unfortunately, these users have moved onto our address and vandalized multiple wikis which ended with a global block on the users of network. Innocent users, like me were caught in this block, and we have done nothing wrong. That's why, on behalf of all innocent users, I come to appeal this block. Shinyedit (talk) 17:48, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Note: I no longer really need this appeal for myself (new IP address), but I'll leave it for others. Shinyedit (talk) 12:44, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for LTA Bambifan

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --Daniuu (talk) 15:49, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2A02:A03F:841D:FB00:133:8638:3FA:0

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. LTA Tavh. --Daniuu (talk) 02:36, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2804:D55:52BB:B100:307E:4C80:7F99:2020

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 04:31, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 218.146.29.43

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. Hoyanova (talk) 08:38, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 59.103.96.180 and 182.185.25.11

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambots. --EstrellaSuecia (talk) 14:13, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 180.190.171.212

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Long-term vandalism. Suspected open proxy by Philippine IP. --Gundam5447 (talk) 01:15, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 185.139.26.0/24

Status:    In progress
Open proxyserver (VPN), based in Poland, Cross-wiki abuse. Hoyanova (talk) 11:02, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 124.106.143.213

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. en:LTA/MRY. --Steve M (talk) 03:18, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2.58.240.0/22

Status:    Done
Proxy. Webhosting service. --Daniuu (talk) 09:14, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Robot clerk note:   Done by Wiki13. MajavahBot (talk) 10:45, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 79.163.177.141

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Kevin Gorman impersonation. -- JavaHurricane 11:36, 3 March 2021 (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 Richybeno and sock(s)

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki spam. Sockpuppetry. Conflict of interest. Copyright violation. See also en:Talk:Rachel Parris#Image and the history of en:Rachel Parris. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 11:00, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
It appears the user changed name to Richybeno, uploaded copyvio File:Rachel Parris Press Shot.jpg to Commons, and vandalized the article with it. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 13:49, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
As the subject is an obviously good faith user, this request must be declined. I have reached out to the user to try to explain how they can successfully go about in donating copyrighted materials (which is what they're trying to do if we assume good faith, and which no-one has yet explained in language comprehensible to them). — Bilorv (talk) 16:01, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
That's not so obvious to me, as they appear to have been practicing UPE and the above since 25 January, using 4 account names and 2 IP Addresses. They keep uploading and adding unfree photos of Rachel Parris to her article (which appeared first elsewhere on the Internet), and have thus far refused to provide a recent free photo of her (or OTRS permission for a previously mentioned photo). -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 09:15, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
I'm not sure if they are global-lock worthy, because of lack of activity in the recent days. MarioJump83! 01:33, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
I forgot to say that Richybeno was formerly Alpsintegral and the IPs 45.72.252.190 and 2.7.30.154 were moved out from this global lock request. What I intended to do was to help and hope that this will speed up the process. MarioJump83! 08:22, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA UnderArmourKid socks

Lock all:

Socks of the LTA Lightning Sabre (the "UnderArmourKid" LTA), a copycat of IPhonehurricane95's tropical cyclone and 9/11 imagery vandalism; the LTA also engages in cross-wiki socking and harassment. He returned as soon as his previous Global Rangeblocks expired. Please run sleeper checks and Globally Block the IP ranges again for longer periods of time, with the "anon-only" setting (short blocks don't seem to deter him at all). LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 21:32, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

@Ruslik0, Stryn, Wim b, and RadiX: Can someone please run sleeper checks and reblock the ranges? This LTA is back, and he's not going to stop as long as he has access to his ranges. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 21:32, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
This LTA is back with new socks. Can someone please lock the accounts and Globally Block his IP ranges? Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 20:43, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
So far I see all accounts were created at the English Wikipedia with no edits at other wiki's. At the moment this looks like the problem is at the English Wikipedia. I would be more inclined to globally block the IP's if there are other wikis being hit as well, which is not the case at the moment, Wiki13 (talk) 21:30, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Link returned

Status:    Done
Long-term abuse. Sock of Avatar buss. --Sgd. —Hasley 21:55, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
While I appreciate that you have blocked them, you will need to provide evidence to that fact. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 08:25, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
AmandaNP, see d:Special:Undelete/User:Avatar buss. Not the first time this happens. Sgd. —Hasley 11:49, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
See also this RFCU. Sgd. —Hasley 20:06, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Robot clerk note:   Done by AmandaNP. MajavahBot (talk) 09:25, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Donnieyan20994

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Albert20009. -- Willy1018 (talk) 06:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for 李兆基-林嘉欣-陳彥霖-黃美棋

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Inserting fake birthday. --Xiplus (talk) 11:19, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
This is also likely to be a sock of a long-term abuser known as 比连等谈. MarioJump83! 09:51, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
+1. --SCP-2000 11:58, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for TriviaHub

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki spam. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 23:42, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Spam/spambot.   Support. MarioJump83! 09:51, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
It's useless to support here, MarioJump83.--Eru Rōraito (talk) 10:00, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay. MarioJump83! 10:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Birthmark On Temple Right

Status:    Done
Sock of locked Ngọc Lâm Trần. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 23:47, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Robot clerk note:   Done by Ruslik0. MajavahBot (talk) 09:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for 李菲儿

Status:    Done
Long-term abuse. 比连等谈. --MarioJump83! 02:31, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:46, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Minhphuongtoto

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --— Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 04:59, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:40, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for ADIPUTRA BITARO

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --— Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ] 05:06, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:43, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Birthmark On Temple Right

Status:    Done
Reappearance of globally locked User:Birthmark On Temple. X-wiki active. --Lymantria (talk) 06:17, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:49, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for ᠬᠠᠯᠢᠮᠠᠭ

Status:    Done
Long-term abuse. --EstrellaSuecia (talk) 07:55, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Robot clerk note:   Done by -revi. MajavahBot (talk) 08:25, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Denizgezmis557761 socks

Status:    In progress
Lock evasion - enwiki SPI. Giraffer (talk) 08:53, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Wowiskwpoopi

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Edit warring and CIR. They aren't blocked in single wiki, but from what I know, it is eventually going to happen in both enwiki and Commons. --MarioJump83! 10:39, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Gordimalo and sock(s)

Status:    Done
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. Beanom (talk · contribs) is globally locked. --MarioJump83! 11:31, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done --Wiki13 (talk) 11:37, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Cheri73F993

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 11:38, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Robot clerk note:   Done by Wiki13. MajavahBot (talk) 12:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

See also