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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

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

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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 86.56.223.85

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. DraconicDark (talk) 18:24, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 1.156.130.61

Status:    In progress
harassments. --Sk4mp (talk) 20:26, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 103.102.46.253

Status:    In progress
Open proxy + used by LTA. --Ahmadtalk 21:01, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 2601:644:301:DD70:0:0:0:0/64

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. Possible LTA. --Zaxxon0 (talk) 22:33, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for vandal

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism Nigos (talk) 08:59, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 213.196.233.202

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. since Sept 2019. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 09:26, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 185.207.31.51

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. manipulating official websites on various wikis. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 10:10, 27 January 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, --~~~~

Cross-wiki abuse

Status:    Done

Someone is wandering around all the language Wikipedias leaving rather disturbing threats on my talk pages. I doubt it's more than one person. I don't know if anything can be done.

There are more, but some have been locally suppressed or revdeleted. JzG (talk) 09:01, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

@JzG: If you have a list of accounts, IPs, we can globally lock/block them. We can also adjust the title blacklist for your username @Billinghurst: for this. I also suggest emailing T&S if needed. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:29, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Definitely needs a report to T&S. They should be tracking this extreme xwiki harassment.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
  Done There are Grawp socks. Ruslik (talk) 11:27, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA UnderArmourKid socks

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Obvious socks of "UnderArmourKid"/Lightning Sabre, a serial LTA known for imitating IPhonehurricane95, tropical cyclone vandalism, 9/11 imagery vandalism, as well as cross-wiki abuse. Please run a sleeper check and Globally Block his IPs, given the recent batch of cross-wiki socks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 18:28, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Leegeery

Status:    Done

Spammer, appears to be same as Camahill (talk · contribs), 203.92.44.151 (talk · contribs), 203.92.44.150 (talk · contribs) and 182.69.145.62 (talk · contribs). Peter James (talk) 22:47, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 11:29, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for James78945

Status:    In progress

Spammer - noticed this account when removing links added by 203.92.44.151 (talk · contribs), although the links added are different. --Peter James (talk) 22:37, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

  • No local blocks, addition of links to articles was reverted and no activity a few weeks - most likely a throwaway account. Lock doesn't appear needed at this point in time. ~riley (talk) 01:19, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Spambots ... Operator873talkconnect 00:48, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Spambots

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Spambot. --𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 17:27, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for BradyHolcomb1

Status:    In progress

Spambot--P134toP4913 (talk) 00:47, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Jonah2261951

Status:    In progress
Spambot. --CptViraj (📧) 12:13, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Ks000538

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki linkspam. --Sgd. Hasley 13:03, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for crosswiki spammer

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki spammer. --Masum Reza📞 14:04, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for a LTA

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Special:CentralAuth/韓導 --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 15:02, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Add.—MCC214#ex umbra in solem 20:12, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Lock all:

Add.—MCC214#ex umbra in solem 18:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Rajuahmed B-1

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 16:38, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spammer

Status:    In progress
Spam-only account. --Masum Reza📞 19:46, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 共有アカウント普及の会

Status:    In progress
Isechika sock. --~riley (talk) 05:21, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Tandav Industries The Fashion Industries

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Abusive username. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 06:35, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Promotional username =/= abusive username, however, clear crosswiki abuse as a promotional account. ~riley (talk) 08:16, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Jiv Ekta Foundation

Status:    In progress
Abusive username. Promotional username. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 06:43, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Promotional username =/= abusive username, global locking is a last resort. Account is not blocked locally anywhere. Does not appear to be a candidate for lock. ~riley (talk) 08:12, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Nitin environmental welfare society

Status:    In progress
Abusive username. promotional username. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 06:51, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Promotional username =/= abusive username, global locking is a last resort. Account is sockblocked, no steward intervention needed at this point in time. Does not appear to be a candidate for lock. ~riley (talk) 08:12, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 08:03, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spammer

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki spam on anything relating to Canada. Nigos (talk) 12:12, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

global lock for Oliwier Duracz socks/hoaxer

Status:    In progress
Lots of hoaxes crosswiki, generic vandalism etc...Praxidicae (talk) 15:27, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Surendra Singh Kohli

Status:    In progress
socks of User:Surendra Singh Kohli. --FitIndia Talk Commons 16:54, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Architect 134 socks

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

CU-confirmed sockpuppets of Architect 134, crosswiki LTA. --Mz7 (talk) 00:46, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for socks

Status:    In progress

w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Adam.Izgin. Previous socks were locked, Amerikanhistorylover has edited and has been blocked also on the Swedish Wikipedia as a sock (I'm pretty sure Marionett means sock). --Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 00:57, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock and hide for purely disruptive user name

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki LTA, insulting Kobe Bryant. Metro TV Jawa Barat (talk) 02:47, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock

Status:    In progress

Same user of Special:CentralAuth/Jessechi --P134toP4913 (talk) 04:30, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 4 spambot accounts in wikidata

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

https://w.wiki/GC8

Spambots in wikidata --P134toP4913 (talk) 04:37, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Sockpuppet of Harling Mural

Status:    In progress
Sockpuppet of User:Harling Mural. --FitIndia Talk Commons 04:40, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 2 spambot accounts in nl.wiktionary.org

Status:    Done

Lock all:

https://w.wiki/GCA

Spambots in nl.wiktionary.org--P134toP4913 (talk) 04:44, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:56, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 1saransh222

Status:    In progress
Spambot. --轻语者 (talk) 11:20, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Eng shaima83

Status:    Done
Spambot. --轻语者 (talk) 11:20, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  Done --Hoo man (talk) 12:14, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Banking and finance

Status:    Done
Spambot. --轻语者 (talk) 11:32, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
  Done --Hoo man (talk) 12:14, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA User:Der Hekser 123

Status:    Done

abuse only--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 12:05, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Hoo man (talk) 12:14, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

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