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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 block for 46.29.160.0/23 and 46.17.46.0/23

Status:    In progress

Both ranges are used by datacenters with open proxies running on them. Used by cross-wiki LTA 黄冰楠 for vandalism. --TechyanTalk) 20:28, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 114.4.0.0/17

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse on me. Flix11 (talk) 02:41, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 142.114.115.89

Status:    Done
Bell Canada vandal. Wutsje (talk) 18:49, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Robot clerk note:   Done by Melos. MajavahBot (talk) 20:25, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 185.120.124.89

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. See en:WP:LTA/GRP. --Blablubbs (talk) 23:30, 29 October 2020 (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 lockfor Msnhinet8

Status:    In progress
Evading ongoing sanction on zhwp by admin shopping zhwp admin talk pages on mnwp. --Mys_721tx (talk) 05:12, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
I second this lock. --TechyanTalk) 07:13, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Fajar Mardiansyah

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 09:21, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 10allday

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Test like page creation. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 02:35, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Sardarfarooqkarimwhrowordpress

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. ----Uncitoyentalk 06:44, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Miracle Witch

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Special:CentralAuth/V e r i f i e d - D a t a, Special:CentralAuth/Miracle Bot, Special:CentralAuth/WITCH 6116. --MRZQ (talk) 07:32, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Sevindiknesiboglu2008

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Cross wiki promotional page creation/edits [[1]] thanks. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 18:25, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Solomon joe and socks

Status:    In progress
Cross wiki hoax/spam in en, es, tr, commons, et al. Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Solomon_joe/Archive and https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Consultas_de_borrado/Atto_Abbas#Atto_Abbas. --MadriCR (talk) 16:25, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Mzikitapuniversal

Status:    Done
Spam-only account. --Wiki13 (talk) 11:04, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:01, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Efraimmillie12

Status:    Done
Spam-only account. --Wiki13 (talk) 11:24, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:58, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Cinmad

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. Creation of promotional page for Eros Riccio, [[2]] on multiple wikis. thanks. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 13:22, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for HansWedding7963

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --DannyS712 (talk) 17:10, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done.-—Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 17:21, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for WilliemaeF03

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --—Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:20, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done.-—Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 17:22, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Jagdeep singh bittu sock(s)

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Robot clerk note:   Done by Tks4Fish. MajavahBot (talk) 20:45, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for ZHYVE BELARUS

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Cross-wiki vandalism. These two accounts appear to be the same person, given the behavior. Please also run a sleeper check, given the cross-wiki socking. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 19:05, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Dzhenni Shchalich

Status:    Done

Sock of WMF-banned User:JarlaxleArtemis4thfile4thrank (talk) 19:29, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Robot clerk note:   Done by Tks4Fish. MajavahBot (talk) 20:05, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress
Spambots. --Rafael (stanglavine) msg 20:09, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

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