Steward requests/Global/2012-12

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Requests for global (un)block

Global block for 110.84.208.205

Status:    Done
  Done -- Tegel (Talk) 12:22, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 202.45.119.16, 222.187.222.23 and 46.21.144.52

Status:    Done

--Ignacio   (talk) 04:03, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Shizhao (talk) 06:01, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block/ for 5.178.64.67

Status:    Done

Cross-Wiki abuse, vandalism. --Kolega2357 (talk) 20:41, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done, open proxy--Shizhao (talk) 06:03, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unblock for 84.25.0.0/16

Status:    Done

Trigger: OTRS 2012120310012749. Further investigation:

  • Reason for global block: only one IP 84.25.68.107
  • Properties of range: In use by large ISP in NL for customer internet connections. Range is semi-static (though RevDNS wrongly may suggest it's dynamic). The x.x.x.107 appears in my proxy database, added 23-11-2012 as a webproxy. Further digging in my database learned me that this IP is still a webproxy, most likely run by a private person.
  • To globally block an entire /16 range for this, imho is a bit over the top. - RonaldB (talk) 23:22, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
    •   Unblocked after reading this, the OTRS ticket and an email of another person. If the vandal continues we'd better block that single IP. Trijnsteltalk 20:44, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 134.3.174.203

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism/disruptive editing --Mark91it's my world 17:46, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Snowolf How can I help? 17:50, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 220.255.2.102

Status:    Done

This is the IP address of my account. I use this server for work purposes. Currently facing a global block. please kindly unblock this IP add. Thank you so much.The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.255.2.118 (talk • contribs) 09:08, 7 December 2012 (UTC).

I have removed the block. It is one of singnet's internal proxies, rather than an OP. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:18, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 160.103.2.236

Status:    Not done
  Not done this can be managed at a local community, it does not appear to be xwiki. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:21, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unblock for 108.61.47.139

Status:    Not done

This IP address is not an open proxy. It belongs to the paid VPN service Private Internet Access. I use this VPN regularly on public wifi networks to encrypt my network traffic. --Stephen Gilbert (talk) 03:52, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

I am not inclined to unblock, while you may be accurate that it is not an open proxy, it is webserver, and the indication from the blocking steward is that the IP range has been problematic, presumably home for spambots. There are means to edit that are not through a VPN, or you can apply for IP block exemption and explain to us why this is required. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:31, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for 222.187.221.8

Status:    Done

cross-wiki spam --Ignacio   (talk) 03:35, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

  Blocked for 31 hours. --Bencmq (talk) 06:19, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 120.40.21.65

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spam --Mark91it's my world 21:35, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done by m7--Vituzzu (talk) 13:35, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 211.167.112.15

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism/spam + OP --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 13:26, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done by Bennylin. --Vituzzu (talk) 13:39, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 61.241.222.227

Status:    Done

Vandalbot --Eumolpa (talk) 20:47, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done by Vituzzu. -- Tegel (Talk) 12:46, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 27.155.100.174

Status:    Done

Vandalbot --Eumolpa (talk) 20:47, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Snowolf How can I help? 22:59, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 91.187.6.129

Status:    Done

Vandalbot --Harlock81 (talk) 11:57, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Snowolf How can I help? 23:00, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unblock for 208.100.40.43

Status:    Not done

Got the following message:

Editing from your IP address (208.100.40.43) has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 06:25, September 6, 2017 by Vituzzu (meta.wikimedia.org) for the following reason:
Open proxy: hosting on steadfast.net

Not even sure how this is happening since I edited from this computer last Thursday. However, I see a lot of disputes about blocking by this Wikimedia 'bureaucrat' on their discussion page going back at least a year. --208.100.40.43 23:26, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

I already asked you which kind of connection are you using. Currently you're surfing the Internet from a subnet which is supposed to hardly generate legit traffic. --Vituzzu (talk) 13:36, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
I've ended this request for lack for lack of response and improbability of a convincing response. MBisanz talk 16:55, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 2A02:25A8:0:0:0:0:BC80:A2FE and extension for 2A02:25A8:0:0:0:0:4F60:1FFE

Status:    Done

Both are open proxies, and the 2nd one recently was used by a cross-wiki LTA. The second is blocked already but both should have long open-proxy blocks. These are definitely proxies because they come from a webhost, various ports are open and various web services (including database) are running, and these are publicly accessible ([2] and [3]; note that the brackets are intentional).--Jasper Deng (talk) 20:29, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Matanya (talk) 06:07, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Ongoing man-in-the-middle attack from 50.19.183.254

Status:    Done

There is an ongoing man-in-the-middle attack at users of the Finnish language Wikipedia from the domain http://facebok.fi The proxy server is in the Amazon Web Services cloud at the IP address 50.19.183.254. I have asked Cert-fi to cancel the domain registration. There may however be other domains using the same servers.

The offending page – do NOT give your password!

The IP address should be prevented from even ACCESSING Wikipedia content! -- Petri Krohn (talk) 14:00, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done because there really isn't a good reason to be editing from Amazon's cloud. MBisanz talk 16:58, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unlock for 198.22.122.123

Status:    Done

This is not an open proxy. Best Buy does not allow user to remotley use their IP addresses. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 198.22.122.123 (talk • contribs) 17:18, 7 December 2012‎ (UTC).

  Done--Shizhao (talk) 01:59, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 120.42.23.229

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki spam --Mark91it's my world 09:13, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

  Already done by User:Teles. Snowolf How can I help? 21:58, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unlock for 114.246.69.130

Status:    Not done

114.246.69.130 is my ADSL IP address. It is been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis for the reason: Cross-wiki spam: spambot. I don't know why it is. Can you unlock it or grant my global account an IP exemption? --Ultrahabbit (talk) 00:59, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

what has been   Done is I have given your account a global IP block exemption, which should help you to avoid this stewards' placed block. The block itself has not been removed. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:22, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 109.214.64.54

Status:    Done

This IP address belongs to the LTA Olha. Please consider blocking it globally. Mathonius (talk) 18:22, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

was done short term by Vituzzu. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:18, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 74.115.0.132

Status:    Not done

Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --173.245.64.226 14:11, 24 December 2012 (UTC)Hello. Much to my disappointment I find that I am blocked. More than one family live in this home and I AM being blamed for another's vandalism. I have spoken to their parents and this will not happen again. Please consider unblocking 74.115.0.132 as I am NOT vandalizing. Thank you for reading my request. Renwigg

  Not done 74.115.0.132 is not a home IP but rather a commercial VPN service. I suggest that you configure this program so that traffic to Wikimedia's server does not go thru the VPN but thru your normal home IP. Snowolf How can I help? 11:40, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 173.225.186.122

Status:    Done

Wikinger, possible open proxy. Needs to be blocked. πr2 (tc) 19:03, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

This IP is 100% a proxy because it leads to Myproxy.ca --Wiki13 talk 19:05, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
  Already done as 173.225.176.0/20 by Vituzzu, but I've also blocked the specific IP on meta. Snowolf How can I help? 11:37, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block for 46.43.63.247

Status:    Done

Spam (Unexisting image spam). Likely proxy (anonymousproxies.net). --Ignacio   (talk) 06:19, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done thx — billinghurst sDrewth 11:34, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

i would like ot appeal aginst Steel for blocking me wheni try to edit Lahnda languages and esp. north-eastren lahnda (modern panjistani) langauage group which was misreperestyned by some american writers with north-western lahnda (or hindko) lanaguge group.i should be unblocked very soon.

Global block for 183.82.97.186

Status:    Not done

Blocked for being an open proxy on the German Wikipedia, spammed on the Latin Wikisource. πr2 (tc) 19:04, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

  Not done Already globally blocked. Sorry. πr2 (tc) 19:14, 30 December 2012 (UTC)


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

Global lock for User:Slurpy121

Status:    Not done

If possible, the account hasn't SUL, please global block to that user, he/she vandalize the same article in several wikis. Regards!!!--Esteban (talk) 00:37, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

  Not done for now per this. --Vituzzu (talk) 00:56, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unlock for User:Carliitaeliza

Status:    Done

Following a private request by the user and a review of the matter by the stewards, I have removed the lock that had been imposed on this account. This in no way affects the local blocks this account has and each community should decide for themselves whether they wish to review their own position on the matter, I do not hold any position on that. The user will be watched very carefully in the meantime. Snowolf How can I help? 22:22, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Maconliner5

Status:    Done

Spambot --Ignacio   (talk) 03:19, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 05:12, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for user:Albertricky

Status:    Done

Exclusively spam contribs - thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:07, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done and lets make some checks on other wikis. --Vituzzu (talk) 11:52, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Global unblock for BilCat

Status:    Not done

I primarily edit on EN:WP, and have encountered global blocks when I edit though Amazon's Web service. I asked an admin on ENWP (privately) to unblock me from ENWP, but he said that I should ask a steward. I rarely edit cross-wiki from Amazon's service, but I may do so if the need arises. - BilCat (talk) 03:19, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm no steward, but I suggest you consider requesting Global IP block exemption on SRGP. Technical note: you're asking for a global unblock, not a global unlock: locks are for accounts, global blocks are for IPs. πr2 (tc) 03:23, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Then I'm totally confused :) Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 03:28, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
I've asked there now. This can be removed/archived. Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 03:41, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  Not done, withdrawn. Globally, we block IP addresses, whereas we lock accounts. A global lock is infinite and stops access to all components of an account (no login), whereas a block will allow a login and can allow a range of functionality within an account, and more control over actions and conditions of a block, including duration. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:57, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Translation Notification Bot

Status:    Not done
  • Translation Notification Bot
  • Some changes in the job queue, unrelated to the Translation Notification extension, broke it: bugzilla:42715. Translation administrators shouldn't use the feature before the bug is fixed, but a temporary lock may help: it won't stop emails, but perhaps it will stop edits on other wikis. (No dev is working on fixing the job queue, so we need a workaround.) Thanks, Nemo 10:20, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  Done per discussion on IRC. Not sure that it will work, but per Jhs' comments it might. Snowolf How can I help? 10:53, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
It's not tested yet, but looks like the bug was fixed so the account should be unlocked. Nemo 09:26, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
unlocked, so that is a bit of   Done and   Not done. Closing as the latter. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:51, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for user:John943

Status:    Done

Exclusively spam contribs - thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:43, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

  Locked Snowolf How can I help? 18:18, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Sonssoes

Status:    Done

Nasty page move spammer - thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:50, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 11:57, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for User:Mngpkns092 and others

Status:    Done

These seem to be pattern spambots. Also worth checkusering perhaps. πr2 (tc) 20:46, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:56, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Yen Garsjo

Status:    Done

SEO spammer - thanks --Herby talk thyme 16:47, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done by Peter. --Vituzzu (talk) 13:34, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Pantyhose20121214

Status:    Done

Based on Commons contribs of two link placements it seems unlikely this user has much to offer the project - thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:01, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Vituzzu (talk) 13:34, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Bullionstoreuk

Status:    Done

"Bullion" spam only - thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:23, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Vituzzu (talk) 13:34, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Belstaffjackets

Status:    Done

Page move spammer - thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:33, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

  Locked Snowolf How can I help? 13:55, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for Google9999

Status:    Not done

Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --2.217.97.31 08:29, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

You gave no evidence that an unlock won't prevent more cross-wiki disruption. If you don't add such evidence, this request will probably be declined.--Jasper Deng (talk) 08:32, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
oh ok 2.217.97.31 12:37, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
I won't copy information from other wikipedia and put it in other one I promis and I promis if I doi will ask an administrator to look at the copy information before putting it into the wikipedia I am sorry for copy I won't do it agin I will ask an administer on other wikipedia to look at it and sea if it is ok 2.217.97.31 12:37, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
User comment: The person behind the user name Google9999 has a long history of getting blocked, not only on his/her main WP, the English language one, but also on a number of foreign language WPs, and then making all kinds of promises in order to get unblocked, only to break the promises as soon as he has been unblocked. He/she has also been blocked indefinitely under various other aliases, including Google6666, for doing the exact same things as he has done under his newer alias, Google9999. So IMHO he has caused enough havoc on WP to merit being locked/blocked for ever. Thomas.W (talk) 13:25, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
Additional comment: Reading his motivation for an unlock also makes me believe that it is a case of lack of competence [4]. Thomas.W (talk) 19:17, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
ok so I am block for ever ok 2.217.97.31 16:13, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
hi this is User:Google9999 and I found out there is a wikipedia which has a tranlator http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Project:Translator 2.217.97.31 21:30, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

You tried to go around your lock by creating a new account, so this request is closed as   Not done. The wiki that you linked to is a wiki that is not part of Wikipedia. -- Tegel (Talk) 22:18, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

ok when can I ask for an unblock do I wait a couple of months a year or 2 years or 3 years 2.217.97.31 08:35, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
ok so I am not creating any more accounts but when can I apply to be unblock 109.155.51.148 09:21, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
User comment: By the looks of it, never, since you keep breaking both the rules and your own promises. Thomas.W (talk) 15:19, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
I know I keep breaking them I won't this time should I wait a year 2 years or longer before I can ask to get unblocked 2.217.97.31 21:52, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Actoffshore

Status:    Done

Promotional corporate user account - thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:18, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:46, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for JaviAdamou

Status:    Done

Blocked es-wiki (indef) for vandalism, commons (indef) for socking and en-wiki (temporary) for socking. --Thine Antique Pen (talk) 20:32, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:08, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Justgerrardz

Status:    Done

Crosswiki spam (lt.wikibooks+commons+wikiversity spammer) πr2 (tc) 04:51, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

  Done -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:33, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Andrewjohnson514

Status:    Done

Cross wiki spammer - thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:28, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Grrr + these

--Herby talk thyme 11:31, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

  Locked the lot. Snowolf How can I help? 11:34, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Global lock for Malika-E-Pool

Status:    Done

Vandalism on isiZulu, Afrikaans, and English Wikipedias. I think I've seen a very similar pattern to this before (possibly LTA). πr2 (tc) 14:23, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

  Locked Snowolf How can I help? 14:27, 30 December 2012 (UTC)