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VPN ?Edit

Hi, I have been blocked from editing at this IP address, (not at home) not sure why, the antivirus on this machine may have a built in VPN.

Daniel (danmas1986)

Please remove the block!Edit

Can you please remove the web host block. My IP address is


IP block exemption requestEdit

Hi, I'm a Wiki user from China. As we all know, Wikipedia is blocked in China, so I have to use a VPN/proxy to browse or edit.

Therefore I hope to be unblocked. :)

My username is: A675974811.

My current IP is, and the block ID is #8807990.

Regards. --A675974811 (talk) 12:44, 23 September 2019 (UTC+8)

Unblock requestEdit

I recently noticed that my IP has been blocked due to "Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact".
It is totally understandable since I noticed myself that my Antivirus activated a secure connection through VPN internet (that I've never used before actually), that I managed to turn off as quickly as possible. I am currently collaborating with various projects and willing to help in expanding Wikipedia by sharing knowledge.
Hope to have news as soon as possible
--Eureka Επιστολή 13:40, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

@IIEurekaII: if you have turned off you your access to VPN, then you should not be blocked.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:51, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Right, I noticed that I was unblocked as soon as I turned the VPN off and reloaded the page. Again, thank you and have a good day. --Eureka Επιστολή 14:52, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

IP BlockedEdit

Can you please explain why? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chandumx‎ (talk) 09:32, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

@Chandumx: not certain that the why will help, see global IP block exemptions  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:32, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Caught by a colocationEdit

Caught by a colocation web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. My IP address is (Hlkng) (talk) 03:57, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

@Hlkng: see global IP block exemptions  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:31, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Blocked, why please?Edit

Hello, why did you blocked me ? My IP adress: Range blocked: --Syneg (talk) 13:34, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

@Syneg: Reason is probably unimportant, see global IP block exemptions.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:31, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Requesting IP blocking exemptionEdit

Hello Jon Kolbert. Due my country (Turkey) i have to use VPN to access Wikipedia. Wikipedia is blocked in Turkey. My IP is ''. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Carl9311 (talk)

@Carl9311: see global IP block exemptions per the instruction.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:30, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Why did you block me?Edit

Hi John. You somehow blocked my editing rights. It seems that you were in a block of ips together, why do you do that? Teletaly (talk) 21:55, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@Teletaly: The why will be irrelevant. Best to follow the advice in the editing screen.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:29, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Dude!!unblock me I dont need to request you. You have done it purposely Sam safi khan (talk) 22:17, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

@Sam safi khan: Dude, follow the instructions, otherwise nothing happens.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:59, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


何故ブロックされるのか、どこが直すべきところなのか、どうすれば直せるのか、教えて下さい。スマホで編集をしたいと願っています。 I1929N.04.21 (talk) 02:46, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Heroku IP Range BlockedEdit

Hi Jon,

I am a developer, and we aree building a counter-vandalism tool called WikiLoop Battlefield, and here is its source code. We recently start to roll out Oauth login and in-place revert feature. When we move our test from localhost to our dev and canary(staging) environment, we noticed that we received the following error.

{ "error": { "code": "globalblocking-ipblocked-range", "info": "'''Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.''' The block was made by [// Jon Kolbert] ( The reason given is ''[[NOP|Open Proxy]]: Webhost: Contact [[m:Special:Contact/stewards|stewards]] if you are affected ''. * Start of block: 2019-07-23T12:01:56 * Expiration of block: 2021-01-23T11:01:56 You can contact [// Jon Kolbert] to discuss the block. You cannot use the \"Email this user\" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your [[Special:Preferences|account preferences]] and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is, and the blocked range is Please include all above details in any queries you make.", "*": "See for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at <> for notice of API deprecations and breaking changes." }, "servedby": "mw1346" }

We host our server on Heroku, does it mean that the IP address of heroku is being blocked globally for MediaWiki API? Can we apply to be whitelisted for our legit use-case? Thank you!

Xinbenlv (talk) 05:54, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Xinbenlv: The advice says ask for IP block exemption, otherwise better to ask for an unblock at SRG per those instructions. JK is not overly present at this time.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:58, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: thank you very much for the explanation. What's the best place for applying for IP block exemption and what is "SPG"? Xinbenlv (talk) 19:05, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Come on now, please. When you are editing this page, there are some very specific instructions at the top of this edit page. I suggest that you read them, and that will answer your questions. If you cannot find your way back to the edit page, then please see User talk:Jon Kolbert/Editnotice.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:, "there are some very specific instructions at the top of this edit page" - not sure if you are seeing the same page as me, but I am reading this page m:User_talk:Jon_Kolbert, and I have not seen "specific instructions", this is the screenshot. I will file global ip range exception for SPG. Xinbenlv (talk) 07:49, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
@Xinbenlv: The "edit" version of this talk page where you added your text, straight above the text window!  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:07, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

About IP blockingEdit

Dear Jon Kolbert:

Hello, my name is lyric. Recently I am editing the Wikipedia page, but it says that my IP address is blocked. Because I am in China and I have no choice but to use a VPN to visit Wikipedia. So can you unblock my IP address(

Regards Lyric —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lyric Shen (talk)

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