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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 lock for 2a0b:f4c2::/40

Status:    In progress
Tor exit node (see whois), aren't they supposed to be blocked automatically by MediaWiki? --Thibaut (talk) 13:49, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
This may be the Tor entry node, which may be misidentified.(Is it possible?)--Raptor (Unknown) 07:13, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Global unblock for 163.116.128.0/17

Status:    On hold

Re. block ID #321954 for 163.116.128.0/17

[Infobox text – "Your account or IP address has been blocked. 163.116.128.0/17, you have been blocked by ‪Martin Urbanec‬ until 19:28, 13 January 2024, because: No open proxies: please read the FAQ should you be affected."]

This relates to Netskope web security AS55256.

Blocking Netskope stretches the "no open proxies" policy because:

  • Netskope is a corporate security provider, they are not an open proxy (open in the same sense as open relays for email), nor are they publicly accessible (in that their services are not available to private residents, as far as I know).
  • Unlike a paid VPN service like Nord, Express, etc., the customer can't choose their exit node. For example, our Netskope account manager has told us that organisations in Eastern Australia always exit via the Sydney or Melbourne data centres, and there are only a small number of active IP addresses at each DC (the DC has a /24 to allow future scaling). Therefore, if I was trying to avoid a block, I would be unable to just pick another IP, I'm stuck with whichever one I'm already on (just like if I was in the building and using my employer's fixed NAT address).
  • It's not an anonymizing proxy. Netskope correctly sets the X-Forwarded-For header, so MediaWiki could in theory log the real IP source address in addition to the proxy's address. (I'm not a CheckUser, so I don't know what info is logged.)

I believe this block does more harm than good, because:

  • It blocks all of Netskope's customers worldwide, meaning that people at thousands of businesses are unable to edit or to engage in community discussions from their work computers or WFH devices.
  • /17 is a big range, and some of the /24's within that range might not belong to Netskope. (collateral damage)
  • Affects all Wikimedia projects, even where there has been no history of problems from any of its IPs.
  • Current block affects all editing, even for registered users. It is more usual for IP blocks on local wikis to cover anons and account-creation but not registered. If I'm logged in to an account with good reputation, what should it matter which IP address I'm coming from?
  • It sends the wrong message that to use Wikimedia, you have to disable or bypass your security software.
  • It sets a bad precedent. As more services move from on-prem to cloud-hosted, an increasing number of people are going to be attempting to use Wikimedia via external intermediaries.

--ThscDrb (talk) 07:12, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

  Comment @Martin Urbanec: --Alaa :)..! 18:24, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 39.40.0.0/17

Status:    In progress

39.40.0.0/17 (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)

Persistent cross-wiki spamming of many domains since at least November 2020. The only place where I think a lock would do more harm than good is the English Wikipedia. Kleinpecan (talk) 09:31, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 174.22.97.172

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Zabe (talk) 20:40, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2.187.178.217

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --SCP-2000 01:48, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 78.38.160.158

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --SCP-2000 13:11, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for New GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxies abused by Ljupco. -- JavaHurricane 03:37, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 43.129.16.24

Status:    In progress
Open Proxy,This is the IP of Wikipedia's Mirror Site. --Raptor (Unknown) 08:48, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 168.228.0.0/16

Status:    In progress
Open Proxy.--Raptor (Unknown) 08:48, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 89.26.0.0/16

Status:    In progress
Open Proxy.--Raptor (Unknown) 08:48, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2a02:810d:21c0:2092:0:0:0:0/64

Status:    In progress
LTA - Skype/Travelex-vandal. Places details of persons like full name, accounts and phone numbers in Skype and Travelex pages and talk pages cross wiki. Requires oversight often. See crosswiki file. Hoyanova (talk) 15:44, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for multiple IPs

Status:    In progress

Open proxy. --Darubrub (talk) 17:24, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 177.228.68.130

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 01:45, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 1.160.69.94

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --SCP-2000 02:23, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2806:2F0:4021::/48

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Vandalism in eswiki, commonswiki, enwiki, metawiki, anwiki--SCP-2000 08:34, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 59.106.238.148

Status:    In progress
Open proxy. --Y-route (talk) 15:19, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 36.65.77.94

Status:    In progress
Open proxy; Spambot IP. --CptViraj (talk) 18:18, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 93.148.115.126

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 23:39, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2400:4151:D142:CA00:586E:15DA:58AF:E8CE

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --DannyS712 (talk) 05:36, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 168.119.72.227

Status:    In progress
Global lock evasion by Pranga13 or Prangamania13. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 14:10, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 58.182.147.22

Status:    In progress

Creation of hoax articles on Wikidata, other Antartica-related vandalism. Also on Commons, ENWP. May be related to Shawn Baliela. --Bovlb (talk) 17:36, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 109.249.185.27

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
08:02, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for 87.107.253.137

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki vandal. Blocked on wikidata, commons. Reverted across ckb, ms, fa, arz. E.g. d:Special:Diff/1413523346 --Bovlb (talk) 15:31, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 87.20.109.128

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Sandbox troll. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:38, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 152.26.89.220

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. After enWP (blocked), this IP vandalizes Incubator with vulgarities. --Eihel (talk) 15:15, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for Special:Contributions/LLKSP11

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse--Trade (talk) 19:03, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
I think you should submit to the global lock, not the global block.--Raptor (Unknown) 04:59, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for latest GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxies abused by Ljupco. -- JavaHurricane 07:39, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 77.68.0.0/17

Status:    In progress
Blocked as proxy on en. and also blocked at sv. by me. --EPIC (talk) 13:47, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for more GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxies abused by GRP. -- JavaHurricane 14:30, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxy. See wikidata. -- JavaHurricane 03:31, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 156.210.133.8

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. GRP proxy. -- JavaHurricane 04:59, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for more GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxy. -- JavaHurricane 05:24, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for yet another GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxy. -- JavaHurricane 05:53, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 2600:387:8:5:0:0:0:2A

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. --Titore (talk) 05:56, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 220.241.214.206

Status:    In progress
Long term cross-wiki abuse. --SCP-2000 06:12, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for returning GRP

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. WMF-legal banned user.. Open proxy. -- JavaHurricane 06:29, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 146.0.189.23

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. -- JavaHurricane 07:29, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 102.176.65.82

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cruizir impersonating GRP. -- JavaHurricane 07:59, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 186.167.244.191

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. GRP. --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:13, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 197.37.16.91

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. GRP. --Mtarch11 (talk) 03:15, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 83.122.47.138

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki vandalism. --Y-route (talk) 05:50, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 62.20.105.153

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --Ts12rAc (talk) 07:00, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 76.170.209.108

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. --Daniuu (talk) 08:02, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 154.178.55.58

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:17, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 79.142.79.13

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Xnet1234 (talk) 00:09, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 86.169.131.36

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Global lock evasion.. Special:CentralAuth/Samlaptop85213. --Ferien (talk) 16:22, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global block for 74.102.219.177

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --Mtarch11 (talk) 01:26, 9 May 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 Thomson Walt

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. Spam / spambot. w:en:Miss Grand International, w:hi:Miss Grand International, w:ml:Miss Grand International, w:mr:Miss Grand International and on other projects too, they are spamming the same article on various projects. --QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 06:12, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for HaithimNasher

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --AeschyIus (talk) 23:05, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Đông Minh

Status:    Not done
I think it's beyond time to say that Dong Minh should be globally locked now, as the user was the subject in both Requests for comment/Safe operation in Vietnamese Wikipedia may be in danger and en:Wikipedia:ANI#User:Đông Minh personal attack. MarioJump83! 02:31, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
  Not done This user is currently not blocked on any wiki, and there is no specific reason to take immediate action. If necessary, please open an RFC to discuss the global ban. --Sotiale (talk) 01:37, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
I'm not in the position to open a global ban request for Đông Minh but it's okay. MarioJump83! 03:16, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA Mazum24 sock (3)

Status:    In progress

Socks of the LTA Mazum24, who is known for cross-wiki edit-warring (especially on tropical cyclone images), cross-wiki socking, and other forms of disruption. Same kind of edits here, and the latest sock jumped right into another image war on Commons. Please also run a sleeper check and Globally Block his IPs (anon-only), because he has recently been creating a bunch of new accounts and also because he has been engaging in cross-wiki socking via his IPs. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 01:16, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Kashmorwiki

Status:    In progress
Lock evasion. CU-confirmed and since self-admitted as a sock of Shahoodu (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser), which was globally locked for cross-wiki sockpuppetry. -- JavaHurricane 03:11, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
However, please also check the unblock discussion at enwiki before locking. JavaHurricane 03:12, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
I recommend holding off on locking here while the unblock discussion is in progress. It seems there is a potential that the enwiki community may extend leniency. Mz7 (talk) 05:14, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
This user's last 9,700 edits have been positive and productive. I do not think a global lock is appropriate here. This is essentially an attempt to circumvent the discussions we are having on enwiki about this in two places: [1][2]. I would encourage letting the enwiki folks handle this. –Novem Linguae (talk) 11:33, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
The unblock request on enwiki was declined. RickinBaltimore (talk) 12:12, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
There is a policy dispute here. It was declined, apparently, for two reasons: 1) "Lock evasion". 2) Using a sock account not admitted to (which multiple CUs said was unrelated/an impersonator). On the first there's a procedural dispute I'd appreciate if a steward could clear up. Are local wikis prohibited from unblocking, or consider block appeals from, globally locked accounts? If so, where might I read this policy? ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 14:45, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Note: The user has made another unblock request which is pending. See wikipedia:Special:Diff/1021946034. Hulged†alk⟩ 06:47, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Quantupediholic

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:07, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for LLKSP11

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuser. LTA Agung Kembar. – Symphonium264 (talk) 05:20, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Anketa Maharana

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki self-promotion, uploading and spreading copyvios. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 09:20, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Abbasarzoo0

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. Sleeper of recently glocked Abbas Arzoo. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:15, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Sheikh Swim

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. crosswiki. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:19, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Nbckfkh socks

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. See also Locked user's sockpuppets: User:Nbckfkh (w:ja:LTA:KFKH) .--しみはる君 (talk) 16:57, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. Abusive username. --LuchoCR (talk) 17:12, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Ramses Bond

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse/lock evasion. Risto hot sir. --ミラP@Miraclepine 22:15, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Solider789

Status:    In progress
Sock of Special:CentralAuth/Phạm Văn Rạng. Confirmed on English Wikipedia. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 02:09, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for ModestaX90

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:22, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Techitop

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --Mtarch11 (talk) 02:49, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Magazinesangeeta

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. Sockpuppetry. ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 09:45, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Kashmorwiki

Status:    In progress

The user admitted in an unblock request on the English Wikipedia to be the sockpuppet of the globally locked editor User:Shahoodu (see the edit here:[3]). RickinBaltimore (talk) 11:21, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

This request appears to be a duplicate. Please see above. –Novem Linguae (talk) 11:36, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Davide Dall'Acqua

Status:    In progress

Possible sock of global locked Davide Domenico Dall'Acqua. Darubrub (Let me know) 13:01, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Kiziloksea

Status:    In progress

Circumnavigating the global lock. His earlier accounts were Kizilokwave, Tarik289, and Tarik298. There is proof here where he confesses he was globally locked, requesting his earlier accounts to be linked to his current user page.[4] --Visnelma (talk) 15:37, 7 May 2021 (UTC) Add: He also insults me for reporting him. Thus, continuing his disruptive behavior.[5] (I can translate if needed)--Visnelma (talk) 15:40, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    Done
Long term abuse.(すらいむさん, ja:LTA:SLIME)--20041027 tatsu (talk) 16:19, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
Done. --Sotiale (talk) 01:55, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Eji Alsen

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. xwiki vandalism. --GeneralNotability (talk) 22:30, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Sitaram latiyal

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. linkspamming. --QueerEcofeminist [they/them/their] 07:58, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse - Skiyomi. Previous account: Bemiston88. theinstantmatrix (talk) 12:17, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    Done
Long term abuse.(すらいむさん,ja:LTA:SLIME) --20041027 tatsu (talk) 12:30, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Done. --Sotiale (talk) 02:01, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for 冏 sock

Status:    Done

sockpuppet of User:冏 (w:zh:LTA:JIONG or w:ja:WP:VIP#冏), cross-wiki long-term abuse. Already blocked at Chinese Wikipedia. And in Japanese Wikipedia, this account used violent language and personal attack in Chinese language at w:ja:User talk:No1lovesu(w:ja:Special:Diff/83391807) --郊外生活Kogaiseikatsu (talk,contribs) 16:49, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Robot clerk note:   Done by Sotiale. MajavahBot (talk) 02:25, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Shahidkhalidibm

Status:    In progress
Spam / spambot. --Sgd. —Hasley 20:14, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for Erieyduag2731260

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --LuchoCR (talk) 20:56, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for 21bbc

Status:    In progress

Vandalism-only account; this account also has a cross-wiki presence. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 01:20, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Global lock for SouravHalder123

Status:    In progress
Sock of Skh sourav halder. --CptViraj (talk) 05:31, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

See also