Steward requests/Global/2011-01

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Request for global (un)block

Global unblock for

Status:    Done

Dear Sir, please kindly unblock our IP. Our IP has been range-blocked by an admin for the following reason (quoted from the block information page): Information about the block: account creation from this IP address ( was blocked by KrakatoaKatie, who gave the reason {{blocked proxy}}: <!-- 443 -->. Our IP is from a university in Singapore, and our students have been contributing actively and constructively to Wikipedia. The range block does not only prevent editing of Wikipedia articles, but also prevent account creation, which effectively prevents students using computers in our campus, many of them are constructive editors, to edit Wikipedia. Thank you.

Note/update: several users notified us that the block not only affected anonymous users / unregistered users and preventing creation of new accounts, but also for prevented previously registered users to edit Wikipedia. Furthermore, the block bars users behind our IP to post [unblock] tag in their usertalk pages, because editing of usertalk has also been blocked. Thus, they are left in awkward situation not to be able to appeal for unblock. Please advice on the situation. Thank you. -- 12:59, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

  Done - From this and other reports, it seems to me that this is an 'anonymous proxy behind normal proxy' case - that is, many students and/or workers from the university are behind a provider proxy, and one or two of them function as an open proxy. Blocking them all because of that means too much collateral damage, in my opinion. - Andre Engels 21:01, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for

Crosswiki vandlaism. Las vegas user 04:26, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

  Done. J.delanoygabsadds 05:00, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for User:

Status:    Not done

Description, evidence, diffs, etc. -- 07:17, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

¿? --dferg ☎ talk 14:36, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    Done

Crosswiki spammer. Adding two different blog links on 20 projects since december 5. ” TeleS (T PT @ C G) 12:19, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

One week. --dferg ☎ talk 14:35, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Global unblock for 小為 (Smalltalkman)

Status:    Not done

I've been blocked for many weeks for being an "Open proxy: TOR exit node". I do not have TOR installed on my system, nor am I hosting a proxy service. The blocking should be expired on 20 Oct 2010 but I found it still effective today. My IP address is 143.89.138.* --小為 02:47, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Without the full IP address we can't search your block on the logs and thus we can't do nothing. If you're not confortable posting it here you can sent your request via OTRS to stewards - Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 15:30, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
  Not done - No reaction for almost two months. If you still want an unblock, you can make a new request. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global unblock for

Status:    Not done

My IP address has been blocked, I'm definitely not using an open proxy, not sure if this was caused by another IP address in this range... 07:49, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

According to this it is an exit server though which has a very similar impact to an open proxy. --Herby talk thyme 08:23, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Global unblock for user:

Status:    Not done

This is NOT a web proxy.

    •   Not done According to this ip address is held by a server hosting company, which makes me think this IS a proxy. If it is incorrect and you do still want to edit, ask someone to create an account for you (the block is anonymous-only). - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for

German redirect troll with a new IP. Presently blocked on de and en.wikipedias.

For more background see:

--A. B. (talk) 04:47, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

PS: 2 weeks should be sufficient. --A. B. (talk) 04:49, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
  Not done 2 weeks were sufficient two months ago, so I assume this request is not valid any more. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global unblock for MR.HJH (again)

Status:    Done

I've been blocked for open prxy, again

and I don't use Open Proxy.

See this

--MR.HJH 15:26, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

    • I have given you an exempt to global ip blocks. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global unblock for

Status:    Not done

Hi there ! Can you please globally unblock me right now? My account needs to edit but it says I cn't becusae my IP has ben globally blocked. If it's not going to be unblocked, can you please change it to anonymous only? thanks98.177.155.42 18:15, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

  •   Comment Note sent to cu-l re this request. Kylu 18:59, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
  •   Not done Serious vandalism from users on this ip address. If you are a user in good standing, you can ask for an ipblockexempt. Otherwise, get yourself an ip address that is not used for malicious purposes. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block request for and

Status:    Done

I'm writing here to request global blocks for these 2 IP ranges, having consulted the editors who told me about their vandalism both on-wiki and off-wiki, and was recommended by other sysops of both zh.wp and en.wp in recent Wikimedian meetups to request a global block here.

These two IP ranges belong to a mobile operator in mainland China, and the IPs are rotated between users in the range, as is common with internet operators in Southeast Asia. Over the past year, there had been significant cross-wiki content vandalism from these IP ranges, most notably on zh.wp and en.wp. The vandalisms, although originated from multiple IPs within the range, show enough similarity to make involved editors and sysops believe they are done by the same person. On zh.wp User:Wrightbus placed a half-year block, anon-only, on these IP ranges in September[1][2]; on en.wp I placed blocks of increasing lengths on the same IP ranges, again anon-only,[3][4] and each time the vandals came back once the block expires. (also see w:en:User talk:Deryck Chan and w:en:User talk:Epbr123). I am therefore now requesting a global block on these IP range. --Deryck Chan 15:32, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

stalktoy for blocked, 1 year.
stalktoy for blocked, 1 year.
Due to the large area of the block, these are to be temporary (up to the one year) to allow for serious discussion of these blocks while holding off the influx of vandalism. Anyone capable may remove, extend, or otherwise modify the blocks without discussing the matter with me. Kylu 02:45, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Global unblock for

Status:    Done

Autoblock, editing disabled with reason "Open proxy", unable to make edits even while logged in. Additionally, this is a shared IP and not an OP. --ZhongHan 04:14, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

    •   Done Changed the block to one for anonymous users only. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global unblock for

Status:    Done

This is a school, and hence shared, IP and hence I, as well as others, should be able to make edits while logged in. This is not a Open Proxy! - Methecooldude 13:41, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

    • Block changed to anonymous only. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    Not done

Crosswiki vandalism. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 19:54, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Hardly. Guido den Broeder 14:51, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
      Not done One edit each on two wikis on a single thing are not enough for a strong action like global blocking. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    Not done

Possible cross-wiki vandalism: posting a wrong images to articles from this IP. JenVan (talk) 15:22, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

    • student of Dutch Erasmus University cross wiki vandalising - got a local week block on nl-wiki; no global block needed - will most likely not return. MoiraMoira 11:07, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Good example of a pointless and excessive local block and global request, they have long finished their hour of fun. Guido den Broeder 14:10, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
    •   Not done - Has not returned after first vandalism spree. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Unblock request for Lee Woo-jin from NUS

Status:    Done

I tried to edit a French Wikipedia page, and I got the following error message:

Vous n’avez pas la permission de modifier cette page, pour la raison suivante : Votre adresse IP a été bloquée sur l’ensemble des wikis par Shizhao ( Le motif indiqué était « Open proxy ». Blocage : expire le 25 octobre 2011 à 10:27.

The same happens on any other Wikipedia.

I'm logged in through the National University of Singapore network, not using any proxy or whatever.

First, this may seem a little strange that this whole university is blocked on all Wikipedia websites! This represents more than 31,000 students, plus staff! Second, why are even logged in users not able to edit? I really don't understand this latter part. I'm used to edit and improve Wikipedia, I created many pages, improved many others, added a lot of pictures… (see Lee Woo-jin) I don't understand why I can't do it from where I want to.

I can't even do what's suggested:

To request unblock, visit your talk page and add the text { { unblock|global block — REASON } }. Replace "REASON" with the reason for requesting unblock.

When trying to edit my own talk page, I get the same error message! Please do something, this is extremely boring.

Thanks for your reply. 05:09, 27 December 2010 (UTC) a.k.a. Lee Woo-jin on French Wikipedia

  Done --dferg ☎ talk 12:37, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for

Status:    Not done

This IP address was recently completely blocked for Wikipedia. It is a shared IP address, but doesn't seem to be involved in significant vandalsm (see its Wikipedia talk page), at least no concern since August 2010. Would appreciate a review of the block. An unblock could be focused on this particular IP or solely on Wikipedia if there were problems on another Wiki site. -- 13:08, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Hello please see No open proxies. Editing under open proxys are forbidden on WMF projects and this IP is highly likely one. Therefore has been blocked. --dferg ☎ talk 10:23, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Global unblock for FerricMix

Status:    Done
Dynamic IP is at work, frustrating IP block, it usually occurs when my IP address is within range of 120.28.64.xx -- 08:29, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Global block and lock for user:Abigor

Status:    Not done

After publishing my full name on twitter, linking it to my nickname, misusing my real name on IRC (freenode), joining at least the #wikipedia-nl channel, making at least 5 accounts on at least 3 projects linking my name, my home-address and my nickname (using proxies), using several proxies/mobile internet ip's to place my real name on my talk page and user page on nlwiki_p. I request immedeate block and lock of this user. This person is sick and I don't feel safe with a stalker like that on WikiMedia-projects. Why did he do this? I didn't do what he demand me to do and he felt necessary to distribute my personal information everywhere. Sumurai8 08:56, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Ehm, strange that CU results on a other project shows that it was his own IP. I would almost ask a block for Sumurai8 for harassing me. Huib talk Abigor 18:53, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
That kind of comment from Sumurai8 here is insulting and without any link of proof. The user requesting this lock may should be looked for harassment. Without any proof this comment here is kind of useless. -Barras 21:37, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
  Comment I would like to see a RfC about this. As I saw on, there are edits of Abigor on the CU request page (here and here the reasons) which have been removed by another admin as personal information/data. Those edits are maded under his own username. As I can´t see the content, I don´t want and can´t judge. Things outside of foundation projects, should stay there where they are. Abigor has request a comment of other admins on the noticeboard, but IMO this is a thing which should be decided by stewards even if they shouldn´t decide per policy.--WizardOfOz talk 19:14, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Stewards will decide what to do with this request, but IMHO it's obviously inadmissible (although I assume good faith and that Samurai8 didn't know what he was asking): you can't expect a crosswiki contributor to be locked if he hasn't been blocked anywhere, and the matter should be discussed on at least one local project before. Sumurai8 can open a RfC instead if he wants, but he's strongly encouraged to describe facts and be specific, and to avoid judgments and personal attacks like "stalker" and "sick": more edits like this could indeed bring to a block on Meta (and in his contribution history I see several edits which I don't understand to Abigor-related pages). --Nemo 22:28, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
  Comment Abigor is now blocked indef on for privacy violations. Executed request / blocklog. --Freaky Fries 10:35, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm blocked on becauase something I was saying on Twitter and IRC channels that are not related to Wikimedia, the block is just stupid. :/ Huib talk Abigor 13:04, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately Huib misunderstands this block on nl-wiki. He is blocked for posting a link on nl-wikipedia here which shows a screenshot of a checkuser Huib did on another user from nl-wiki (Sumurai8) on a private wiki-like project of his. This is considered a privacy violation. Additionaly it was mentioned that by this posting he imported a conflict from outside (this private wiki-like project and his quarrels with Sumurai8) to nl-wikipedia, because he used this screenshotlink to support his case on nl-wiki. Kind regards, Lymantria 13:10, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
We warned you when you made this guy administrator here, but too many of you would not look into his history. He has caused a lot of damage all over the foundation's projects, under a number of accounts, as well as everywhere else he goes. What Sumurai8 and Lymantria describe, is typical for Abigor's conduct. Guido den Broeder 13:52, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

I see no reason for a global block unless there is evidence that the misbehaviour is taken crosswiki. - Andre Engels 14:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

I concur with André & I only wanted to add that issues with privacy policy violations are better handled by the Ombudsman commission. My 2 cents. --dferg ☎ talk 09:42, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
I didn't voilate any policy and the Dutch Arbcom isn't responding to the emails.. Thnks for closing this as not done. Huib talk Abigor 20:34, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    Done

Global spam on various projects. --Kill off 22:48, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Done -- Wutsje 07:47, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for

Status:    Done

Transwiki spammer. --MapiVanPelt 12:59, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

  Done--Shizhao 12:47, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Global block for Adcomcorp

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Status:    Not done


Crosswiki advertising: (example). :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 07:10, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

I second this. User has been permblocked on en: for being a Spamusername. EdBever 08:30, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
This account hasn't edited in over a year. I see no reason to lock it now. Shanel 01:23, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Global unblock for User:Captainofhope

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Status:    Done
Dynamic IP is at work, tried in secure logon, but no way to avoid that, frustrating IP block, please avoid that for this account--Captainofhope 06:16, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
I dont see your account as locked. Are you looking for the Global IP block exempt? --Jyothis 03:47, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes! sometimes my IP is getting blocked by stating a reason of 'Open proxy', and i cannot edit even in the secure login mode also. This is happening on my travels &/ logging through mobile devices.--Captainofhope 05:15, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
Global IPblock excempts only work with global blocks. I would recommend that you request your local project for the IPBlock Excempt bit and see if that works for you. if that doesnt work, request for Global IPBE in the stewards requests page --Jyothis 05:21, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
Can you help me with the link to that page, and this IP block is for many of the projects like wiki & commons...IP block page is showing users to come to this page and put a request here--Captainofhope 16:50, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
This is the page for it, but I would ask you to try to get the Local IPBE first and see if that works. As far as I can see, You are only active in two wikis with this account. Please make a local request and see if you can get around. if that is unsuccessful, We will consider this. Thanks --Jyothis 16:56, 26 December 2010 (UTC)
I put a request on on september to get excemption from IP Block, but the request taken was unable do that, due to his limited knowledge..after that i changed my location and deleted the request, as it was not considered En Wiki-Diff. Now i will put a request in commons...--Captainofhope 10:08, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Can you enable this unlock for me, as i am not getting a +ve response from commons...main reason for this lock is Open proxy....--Captainofhope 14:34, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok, you have the ipblockexempt now. Do however note that as Jyothis says this only stops you being affected by global ip blocks; local ones still apply. - Andre Engels 21:38, 16 January 2011 (UTC)


Many thanks...All the ipblocks i am facing is global...--Captainofhope 05:03, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I would like to request for permanent global block on User Shizhao. I am a registered Wiki user and I am facing a global block. Is this the way to treat me after I donate time and money to Wikipedia ? Vanillacream 19:07, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Shizhao did not blocked you directly but rather the IP address because Your IP address seems to be an open proxy. Editting through open proxys is forbidden because they can be easyly abused. Which is your username and project you most contribute to, so that we can help you further? Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 19:16, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. My user name is Vanillacream and I am not a tech person. I always sign on before I edit and my user id has been visible at all times. Hope you can help. Vanillacream 19:21, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Try now. Should be resolved I think. Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 19:28, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Excellent - Wikipedia is working again ! Thanks Vanillacream 19:35, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


The following request is closed: not done Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Kindly unblock me, which is blocked for editing some protected information by mistake. Thanks. user:akbeer

You are not blocked for editing some specific information, but for using an anonymous proxy. You should not be affected by the block if you are logged in anyway. - Andre Engels 21:08, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

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

Global lock/unlock for user:Perlwikibot testing

Status:    Done

Global lock/unlock for SourceEditor

Status:    Done

Global lock/unlock for TDizzle11

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Status:    Done

Attack/vandalism image on Commons likely used on en wp, thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:00, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

  •   Done -- Wutsje 10:07, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Global lock for Wangchao73

The following request is closed. Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.
Status:    Done

Spammer account for replica-watches; global contribs is apparently down, so I can't see all of it, but this guy's been at it with multiple accounts for weeks. --Seb az86556 00:46, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

  Done, also I run a check and found the puppet accounts: Wangchao73, Wangchao72, Wangchao50, Xiaoqiang, Wangchao49 & Lijinting. All of them have been locally blocked at chr.wikipedia & globally locked except Xiaoqiang which is not a global account and thus can't be globally locked. Checkuser results sent to the list for further analisys cross-wiki. Thanks, -- Dferg ☎ talk 20:17, 24 January 2011 (UTC)