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Email send

Trijnsteltalk 21:55, 23 February 2019 (UTC) Kolbert your arbitrary blocking of my edits may seem childishly amusing to you and your friend Satan but by continuing to block correction you are part of the dumbing down of these End Times.# A case in point is the idiotic prattle in Rare Earths article which states that rare earths came to earth from supernove explosings.

That is how Hollyood likes to bamboozle childfren but is far from the real truth.

User:John Kolbert

Hello, when I've seen the history of my talk page on the meta-wiki, I'd thought that was you who did that (not likely though). But then I've noticed the h in there so I'm happy that it wasn't you and the impersonator got blocked for that. Iggy the Swan (talk) 19:10, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

@Iggy the Swan: Yep! Glad you knew it wasn't me. All taken care of now - see you around. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:24, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

SBHandler gadget

To make life easier for you for blacklisting, and/or you are going to poke your head into some of the COIBot reports, I encourage you to enable the SBHandler gadget. Makes blacklisting from Talk:Spam blacklist, XWiki report pages, with the requisite logging so much sweeter. It also means that we are able to search and find things easier when someone comes a-whining.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:27, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Thanks - does this gadget work with vector? It doesn't seem to be appearing for me. Jon Kolbert (talk) 03:26, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, you should see the section links have a rewrite with links to do other things. There may some conflicting gadget, or javascript, that does something to your section edit links.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:18, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Letting Beetstra know your cloak

I have asked Beetstra to give you some controls over COIBot, though to do that he will need to know your freenode cloak details so COIBot listens to you in IRC. Would you mind adding that detail to the request I left on his talk page. Thanks if you can.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:26, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Avid user

I am an avid Wikipedia author and kindly ask you to lift my ban. --46.183.103.8 08:15, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Spam blacklist entry

Re your email. It seems that while the COIBot page said that I added it, it has failed to be added. <shrug> Added now as a smaller regex term.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:58, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

2607:FB90::::::/32 in abuselog

There are numbers of attempts to edit your user page from the IP range [1] and I am guessing it relates to your global block on the range. I haven't overly reviewed the edits.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:14, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Thanks for the heads-up, I have edited the block message to direct them to contact stewards if they are affected. I have been handling the tickets related to this block. Jon Kolbert (talk) 22:55, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
There again and with an email address.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:19, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

Hey, this is, I believe, the IP address belonging to me. Please let me say, it is very clear, I have got allot to learn. Please guide me, as I am not too tech savvy. I have close to no idea what I'm doing here, and I most certainly mean no harm. It's clear I messed something up, I just hope there is still an opportunity for dialog. Please help. IsraelAbrahm (talk) 07:05, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

IP ban

Hi! I've just admitted that I can not do any edites in Wikipedia projects, exept for Ukrainian Wikipedia. The reason is that my IP was blocked from March 24, 2019 by you. I am not using open proxy and I was editing wiki with this ip for appx. 4 years. Could you please help me with with problem. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

My IP: 178.137.91.118, blocked range: 178.137.80.0/20.--— The preceding unsigned comment was added by NV (talk) (caught in abuse filter and added by admin)

Replied via e-mail. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:17, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

IP ban

Hey, you blocked my page for proxy. I use it for chatting with my girlfriend. Just didn't turn off it when use wikipedia. Solve this problem, please

@Goryachevart: Per m:NOP open proxies are generally blocked, that being said you can apply for an exemption. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:53, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm blocked

I'm blocked for editing on the site, I understand it's related to you Can you please help me? This happens when I try to edit from the address: 2607:fb90:18d5:9814:0:4d:82ec:a901

Thanks. 192.71.27.62 23:42, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

This block is set not to affect users that are logged-in, if you log into Wikipedia you should no longer be affected. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:54, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

IP Bloquiado

Saludos, aparece que mi IP fue bloqueado por usted. Sin saber porque. Agradeceré que se me elimine el bloqueo. GraciasJangel figueroa (talk)

¿Podría reenviarme a una copia de su mensaje bloqueado? Gracias. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:55, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

REASONS FOR BUDD SCHULBERG BLOCK

Why am I blocked from contributing to the Watts Prophets Wikipedia page.

I have complied with Wikipedia guidelines.

"Bud Schulberg founded a creative space entitled Watts Writers Workshop, intended to help the people of the Watts neighborhood and provide a place for them to express themselves freely. Out of this background the Watts Prophets formed, a spoken-word and musical collective, whose members had moved to the West Coast from southern states such as Texas and Louisiana. However Black expression in Los Angeles was muted after the release of the Watts' Prophet 1971 record Rappin' Black in a White World." Tesfa3 (talk) 01:24, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

@Tesfa3: Could you send me a copy of your block message? Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:56, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Blocked for using NordVPN, the most popular VPN service in the US

VPN's are a positive and necessary thing. Please remove the block. --— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cgorange (talk)

@Cgorange: Per m:NOP open proxies are generally blocked, that being said you can apply for an exemption. Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:57, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Don't know how to do that. Anything that blocks long-time contributors from making contributions erodes the platform. In the meantime, continue to rail against the machine.

@Cgorange: Anything that allows abusers, trolls, spammers and vandals to abuse also erodes the platform. VPNs, in themselves, are neither necessary nor positive, they are simply tools where the benefits and use covers a spectrum. #happymedians  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:03, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
This is very unfortunate because VPNs are completely necessary in Turkey where Wikipedia is blocked by the government and the only way contributors to Turkish Wikipedia can get access is to use a VPN service. Could there be an exception for repressed countries where Wikipedia is blocked? --Spas (talk) 19:59, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
@Spas: users with legitimate uses for proxies are always welcome to apply for Global IP-block exemption, as indicated above. The problem with VPNs is that they are used excessively to abuse and spam the project. Jon Kolbert (talk) 20:18, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

fix the blocking please

I use no proxy. My IP is in that blocked range, like each other customer of my isp in my city. You block many innocent people. please fix that. Thanks. --104.143.209.100 06:55, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Network sharing devices/open proxy servers/leaky webhosting services harboring abuse is not usually allowed per m:NOP. Please create an account to avoid further notices, and request Global IP block exemption at SRP, and if affected locally, please request a exemption from blocking by requesting a local IP block exemption at a Wikimedia project you frequent/edit. Let's hope you're okay while editing via a account. --106.208.16.30 14:17, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm randomly blocked

Hey, I got blocked from nowhere and I basically understand next to nothing on these instruction pages but I want to be unblocked so what do I do? This is really confusing. I'm guessing me being blocked probably has nothing to do with me but I can't figure it out. Can you fill me in on how I can get unblocked? Thanks — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sarah Julianne‎ (talk)

@Sarah Julianne: JK will be able better see the IP range from which you are editing and therefore to comment from an evidence-base. Can I ask whether you were logged into your account whilst you were trying to edit? Often the blocks imposed only restrict anonymous editing, so once one is logged in, one is past that restriction. The block message itself will also mention whether it is an anonymous only block, or not.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:13, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Okay yes, it will let me edit if I'm logged in. Sorry about that. I didn't know that before. Thank you for your help

Multiple unblock requests for fb90 range

Hi Jon Kolbert. We've received multiple unblock requests for the known fb90 ranges in the stewards queue. I've given them all to you. Please take a look at it. Also, please see Steward requests/Miscellaneous#Global unblock for fb90 range. Thank you. Trijnsteltalk 12:44, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Only me!

Hey Jon

Bit like the Only Me character out of Harry Enfield, I keep getting blocked.

I am Richard Adamson and have, I believe, some (not too much!) valuable input to give Wikipedia.

Presumably I am for ever more going to be tainted by Mabelina - which was only half my doing & then got quite nasty after the divorce. I then forlornly tried to go under the new name of L'honorable but that only seemed to make things worse, because it was assumed I was trying cheat the system... which obviously not...

Anyway - can't see a way back - unless of course you'd like me back?

Please help/advise - many thanks.

Best, 85.255.237.60 16:06, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Suggest that you initially try w:Wikipedia:UTRS, then the processes with ArbCom to get unblocked. These will get independent review.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:33, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Blocked for no reason?

I went to go edit a page and it said that you blocked me for being part of a proxy server or something (I have no idea what this means, I literally just edit from my laptop at home.) I make very good contributions to the figure skating community and have no clue why I was blocked. Please unblock me so I can resume editing again.

Lilydog945talk 12:44, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Lilydog945: I hardly believe that an experienced administrator places a block for no reason, so can you entertain that your block may be consequential from some other protective action? Some general questions, were you logged into your account when trying to edit? If not, then please try again. As we cannot guess where you were editing or from where you are editing, then the data in the block message itself is needed to properly assist you, usually it will cite your IP address. I am guessing that the block message also says to contact stewards, so you can consider sending stewards a message at special:contact/stewards or you can consider asking for an IP block exemption at SRGP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:36, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

IP blocked

Hello

My current IP address 85.255.236.47 is blocked. This is a UK Vodafone IP address, which is dynamic, so rotates around thousands of users. Whoever you blocked is long gone. Can you please release this block so I can edit? Thank you.

The steward placed a range block on the /21, so the dynamic nature is not the factor. You could consider addressing this to all stewards at SRG if you think that it is unreasonable, or, if you are impacted regularly, then you can create an account and edit through that account at the respective wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:10, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

IP block - request for assistance

Hi there, I'm Sara (aka user:lirazelf), and have had a note from a partner organisation that their office IP has been blocked for cross wiki abuse. They're rather surprised by this and aren't aware of any activity that could be described as such. We have a series of editing events coming up with them in a couple of weeks and would like to get this resolved before then. They've had no response from the stewards email address, which they contacted on 25th June. The IP range in question is 85.255.232.0/21. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Sara Thomas (WMUK) (talk) 16:50, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

@Sara Thomas (WMUK): Hello Sara, are you able to send me an e-mail here with either the ticket number or the e-mail they used to send a ticket in with so I can track it down? I have not been extremely active as of late so please forgive the delay. Thanks! Jon Kolbert (talk) 21:52, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
No worries at all - received an email back from the stewards, and also will do - thank you so much! Sara Thomas (WMUK) (talk) 14:44, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Lock me

Please lock me. Thanks--DiMon2711 10:27, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi. Can you lock me? If you want, I can vandalize some projects )--DiMon2711 14:47, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

We generally do not lock accounts based on a self-request. Jon Kolbert (talk) 22:24, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

IP vandalism

This User:79.176.12.16 IP probably needs a block. They are edit warring on another IPs talk page. Masum Reza 09:03, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

IP locked

HI Jon Kolbert! I would like to edit a page that I'm working on. Unfortunately I saw you locked my IP and I have no idea why... Could you please explain me a bit what am I supposed to do in order to have my IP unlocked ? Thank youn advance,

@Kathy Stoffen: Would you be able to send a message here with your exact block message and the IP you are using? Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 07:48, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

My proxy is blocked

As most Wikimedia projects are entirely blocked in Mainland China, proxy is needed to edit. I already have IP-block exemption on zh wiki. Now I need corresponding permission on Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. Please help me with that.--Qiyue2001 (talk) 10:33, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

@Qiyue2001: I have added you to the global IP block exempt group, you will need to request a local flag on projects where the proxies are also blocked locally. If you are blocked on Commons, I can help you there as I am a local sysop. Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:10, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Global lock for socks of いせちか国際空港@global

Hi Jon Kolbert. I can't seem to edit the Steward Request page. So do you mind if you could help me transfer the usernames to the said page? 大诺史 (talk) 04:32, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

VPN exits blocked

Hi! Following the advice from Bits of Freedom, I have stopped visiting the web without using a VPN. As a result, I can no longer edit. Perhaps content safety and user safety are not balanced here. Please take into advice, no other action needed. Best regards. 62.112.9.165 18:45, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

VPN being blocked

Hi, I'm a regular wikipedia contributor using ccrypto vpn servers ( vpn.ccrypto.org ) and it happens that several IPs provided by their servers are blacklisted on wikipedia france, such as: *2001:bc8:3505:a000::ccb:3 et la plage bloquée est 2001:BC8:0:0:0:0:0:0/32*

I understand that people may use VPNs to bypass bans and do nasty things, though, shouldn't logged users be able to bypass said ban? as this VPN may also be used to prevent eavesdropping on non-secure networks.

Best regards Nazmi

@Nazmifr: I have added you to GIPBE per your request. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:54, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

IP/VPN block

I am using a paid VPN (NOT an open proxy) and have been blocked from edits. I maybe understand blocking an IP range from anonymous edits, but I'm logged in?!

Editing from your IP address range (69.161.192.0/21) has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 19:50, 23 July 2021 by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org) for the following reason: Open Proxy: Webhost: Contact stewards if you are affected

Please help. Thanks.

@Jboro2000: Paid or not, VPNs are considered proxies. I have added you to global IP block exempt so you should no longer experience editing issues unless the VPN is also locally blocked. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:56, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Question

I review requests on w:en:WP:FFU and most of the requests have direct URL to the image file. I want to if there is an way to upload free files to Commons via direct URL. I always have to download the file and then upload it by my device. Commons is not my homewiki but I've never found any feature to upload images via URL. Is there any feature like that on en-wikipedia? Thanks. Masum Reza 20:33, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

@Masumrezarock100: There doesn't appear to be any current method to upload from URL on enwiki, there is however that feature on commons for users with the correct permissions (see upload_by_url). Jon Kolbert (talk) 13:48, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
I see. So I need either autopatrolled or patrolled permission. Where to request it? What is the minimum requirements? Masum Reza 13:55, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
@Masumrezarock100: See commons:Commons:Requests for rights. Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:03, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. Masum Reza 14:22, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Bonjour

Je ne comprends pas pourquoi je suis bloqué

Je ne comprends même pas de quoi il s'agit... j'ai internet chez moi, où je vis seul, et cet internet n'est partagé qu'avec mon téléphone, mon téléviseur et mon système d'alarme, chacun étant sur son propre VLAN... Il est parfaitement sécurisé avec pare-feu, antivirus et VPN et je n'ai aucune idée de la raison pour laquelle ce steward a décidé de fermer mon accès...

quelqu'un pourrait-il m'aider ? merci par avance

--Philippe Le Roux (talk) 10:28, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Philippe

Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis.

Le blocage a été fait par Vituzzu (meta.wikimedia.org). Le motif donné est leaky colo + open proxy at 212.129.27.53.

Début du blocage : 18 juillet 2015 à 17:15 Expiration du blocage : 18 juillet 2020 à 17:15

Vous pouvez contacter Vituzzu pour discuter du blocage. Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser la fonctionnalité « Envoyer un courriel » à moins d’avoir spécifié une adresse de courriel valide dans vos préférences de compte et de n’avoir pas bloqué son utilisation. Votre adresse IP actuelle est 212.129.27.122 et la plage bloquée est 212.129.24.0/22. Veuillez inclure tous les détails ci-dessus dans toutes les demandes que vous ferez.

@Philippe Le Roux: "Il est parfaitement sécurisé avec pare-feu, antivirus et VPN" - le VPN est exactement la raison pour laquelle vous êtes bloqué. J'ai ajouté le GIPBE sur votre compte. Cordialement, Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:41, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
@Jon Kolbert: Un grand merci à vous ! j'aurais pu chercher longtemps ce qui dysfonctionnait... j'avais pourtant l'impression d'avoir essayé de déconnecter le VPN pour tester si ça marchait sans, mais peut-être que j'avais raté l'expérience... encore merci ! --Philippe Le Roux (talk) 06:30, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked from editing

Hello Jon Kolbert, I have been currently blocked from editing Wikipedia for some mistakes I made as an inexperienced editor. I am sorry for all that went wrong. For the mean time, help and unblock my IP address so that I can be able to edit Wikipedia. Thanks for your parental assistance. Agaba Perez (talk) 14:25, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Any unblock appeals for local projects are not to be handled by stewards, please contact the admins at the project on which you are blocked. Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:33, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked

Hi, I'm noticed that I'm blocked for using an open proxy. I'm using a VPN which I HAVE to as Wikipedia is currently blocked in my country, Turkey. How can I get myself unbanned? The Account 1 (talk) 20:33, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

@The Account 1: I've added you to the global IP block exempt group. Jon Kolbert (talk) 20:49, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! --The Account 1 (talk) 20:54, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

67.215.224.0/19

Hello Jon Kolbert my brother I have been banned IP 67.215.224.0/19 my user has been banned for no reason and please remove the ban from my account banned user and thank you brother — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swavizionir (talk) 00:39, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

IP blocked

Hi, I'm a registered user, with decent contributions on ro.wiki. I don't understand the reason why my IP has been blocked.

The block was made by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.

Start of block: 2 august 2019 21:59 Expiration of block: 2 noiembrie 2020 21:59 You can contact Jon Kolbert to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Trimite e-mail" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is 185.144.80.170, and the blocked range is 185.144.80.0/22. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

Thank you for action. --Bonnaventura (talk) 06:34, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

@Bonnaventura: You are using a VPN to edit, that is why you are blocked. I have added global ipblock exempt to your account. Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:07, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! --Bonnaventura (talk) 17:10, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

IP Block Exemption Request

Hi Jon, I'm affected by a block of my VPN, which I use for security reasons due to my job and my current location. I sent an email with a few more details to the Stewards about a week ago, in line with the message I see when I attempt to edit. Is it possible for me to be added to the IP Block Exempt List? Thank you for your consideration. Billcasey905 (talk) 10:34, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your assistance! Billcasey905 (talk) 16:16, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocage/déblocage ?

Bonjour,

Je subis un blocage, dont la raison est "Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis. Le blocage a été fait par Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Le motif donné est Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected."

Je comprends aisément l'origine du blocage : j'utilise un VPN. Est-il possible, lorsque je suis connecté avec mon compte, de lever ce blocage ? Voir tout blocage lié à "Open Proxy", histoire de ne pas être de nouveau bloqué à chaque changement d'IP de sortie ? --Fourmi Enthousiaste (talk) 16:34, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

@Fourmi Enthousiaste: Salut, j'ai mentionné ton blocage aux administrateurs de frwiki, ils peuvent te donner l'exemption à ce blocage. Merci. Jon Kolbert (talk) 02:11, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Message

J'utilise un VPN car je suis menacé de mort par des groupes d'ultra-droite (ce qui figure d'ailleurs sur ma page Wikipedia). Cela m'interdit donc de partager sur Wikipedia? Même si ce n'est pas le but cela revient à me priver de ma protection si je veux pouvoir contribuer à Wikipedia? Merci de vos éclaircissements. Et peut-être qu'une discussion avant de bloquer brutalement quelqu'un pourrait être une bonne idée... Bien à vous Pierre Serne — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pierre Serne (talk)

Moved from it's original placing on the top of this page. Vermont (talk) 00:06, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

@Pierre Serne: Salut, j'ai mentionné ton blocage aux administrateurs de frwiki, ils peuvent te donner l'exemption à ce blocage. Merci. Jon Kolbert (talk) 02:12, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

IP block you made

Hi, you recently made an IP block on Wikidata for 66.150.176.0/20 for being an open proxy. I'm coming in from 66.150.189.1, which is not a proxy, but my office (PennyMac LLC, https://www.pennymacusa.com ). Please either remove the block or reduce the range to cover the actual proxy. Thank you. howcheng {chat} 16:19, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@Howcheng: Hello, the IP you mentioned is part of a colocation webhost range, which also happens to be blocked on enwiki (which you aren't affected by because you're a sysop there). While that specific IP may be okay, there is no technical ability for us to whitelist a single IP out of a range. So that being said, I have added global-ipblockexempt to your global account. Regards, Jon Kolbert (talk) 02:14, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! howcheng {chat} 15:26, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

blocked on all wikis

good morning I understand that you have blocked me from all the wikis as from the following message:

"Il tuo indirizzo IP è stato bloccato su tutti i wiki. Il blocco è stato imposto da Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). La motivazione del blocco è la seguente: Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder. Inizio del blocco: 19:02, 2 ago 2019 Scadenza del blocco: 19:02, 2 nov 2020 Se lo si desidera, è possibile contattare Jon Kolbert per discutere del blocco. Si noti che la funzione "Invia una email all'utente" non è attiva se non è stato registrato un indirizzo e-mail valido nelle proprie preferenze o se l'utilizzo di tale funzione è stato bloccato. L'indirizzo IP attuale è 192.145.127.164, e l'intervallo bloccato è 192.145.124.0/22. Si prega di specificare tutti i dettagli precedenti in qualsiasi richiesta di chiarimenti."

translated in English:

"Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis. The block was imposed by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason for the block is as follows: Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder. Start of block: 19:02, 2 Aug 2019 Expiration of the block: 19:02, 2 Nov 2020 If desired, you can contact Jon Kolbert to discuss the block. Note that the "Send an email to the user" function is not active if a valid email address has not been registered in your preferences or if the use of this function has been blocked. The current IP address is 192.145.127.164, and the locked range is 192.145.124.0/22. Please specify all previous details in any request for clarification."

I don't understand the reason for this block. I have been speaking on Wikipedia for years and have never committed any abuse. No change in my name is inappropriate. I have always intervened on Wikipedia using my personal home computer and never from free wi-fi networks. No one else has ever used my password. All this seems to me an abuse. Is this the treatment that is reserved for those who collaborate, gratefully, to improve, even if modestly, the content of Wikipedia (in my case the Italian version)? thank you for any reply.

regards

Stefano59Rivara - Italy--Stefano59Rivara (talk) 07:01, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@Stefano59Rivara: I have changed the block to affect non-logged in users only. Regards, Jon Kolbert (talk) 02:25, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!--Stefano59Rivara (talk) 15:28, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis.

Qu'ai-je fait de mal, de contestable, de répréhensible. Qui est cet inconnu qui me dit que je me bloque, et comment faire pour qu'il me débloque. Je ne lis et comprend que le français...GGDELABAS (talk) 12:19, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis.

Le blocage a été fait par Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Le motif donné est Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder. Début du blocage : 2 août 2019 à 19:01 Expiration du blocage : 2 novembre 2020 à 19:01 Vous pouvez contacter Jon Kolbert pour discuter du blocage. Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser la fonctionnalité « Lui envoyer un courriel » à moins d’avoir spécifié une adresse de courriel valide dans vos préférences de compte et de n’avoir pas bloqué son utilisation. Votre adresse IP actuelle est 185.236.201.86 et la plage bloquée est 185.236.200.0/22. Veuillez inclure tous les détails ci-dessus dans toutes les demandes que vous ferez.GGDELABAS (talk) 12:26, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Please send a message to the stewards in regard to this block. Unblock requests will only be handled there. Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:32, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

IP Block

When I tried to add a interlanguage link, this showed up:

- You do not have the permissions needed to carry out this action.
- Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.
The block was made by Jon Kolbert(meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.
- Start of block: 18:51, 2 August 2019
- Expiration of block: 18:51, 2 November 2020
You can contact Jon Kolbertto discuss the block. You cannot use the "Email this user" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferencesand you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is 45.9.249.94, and the blocked range is 45.9.248.0/22. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

Could you cancel the block, please?

Regards,
Xjw 23 (talk) 09:26, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Why my IP has been blocked? Could you cancel the block, please? SnowHawk777 (talk) 10:10, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Please send a message to the stewards in regard to this block. Unblock requests will only be handled there. Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:32, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

IP block for Travis CI breaks automated tool tests

Hi! Your block for 35.192.0.0/16 (Special:Redirect/logid/32361788) broke the automated tests for my QuickCategories tool (details), which try to make some edits on testwiki:QuickCategories CI Test/1. I’m not sure if it makes sense to classify Travis CI as an open proxy (No open proxies is missing a “definition” section IMHO), but perhaps that block could be lifted on testwiki, or restricted to IP users (my test logs in using a bot password), or I could get an IP block exception on testwiki? (I have no idea if anybody watches the testwiki admin noticeboard, so I’m still asking on your talk page, sorry.) --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 09:30, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

@Lucas Werkmeister: Hey! Thanks for your message, unfortunately we get a lot of undesirable traffic/editing from colocation hosts, so they have been blocked. That being said, I have messaged Musikanimal and they have provided you with +sysop on testwiki so you should no longer be affected by blocks.

Thanks for your patience!

Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:58, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

@Jon Kolbert: uh, wow! That's one solution I didn't consider, for sure... thanks a whole lot! --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 20:11, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked

Please inform me why you have blocked my account. Perhaps I was blocked in error?

Thanks! Kdechman (talk) 23:59, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Hello Jon

Oh, "rien ne va plus" could you please unblock me or what is the reason for it? Thanks for your reply. Naturpuur (talk) 14:01, 13 August 2019 (UTC)NaturpuurNaturpuur (talk) 14:01, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Hello Jon =

.. for further information and I ask for your help: Thanks!

Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Der angegebene Grund ist Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.

   Beginn der Sperre: 18:52, 2. Aug. 2019
   Ablauf der Sperre: 18:52, 2. Nov. 2020
 IP-Adresse ist 91.207.172.202 und der gesperrte Bereich ist 91.207.172.0/22. 

--Naturpuur (talk) 15:40, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

@Naturpuur: if you have run into a steward-imposed global block, then best to apply for an IP block exemption at SRGP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:17, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Unable to edit

Hi Jon, to my complete surprise, I am unable to edit Wikipedia. I have no idea why. Can you please help? Thank you! --UberVegan (talk) 21:16, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

@UberVegan: Your account is not blocked; if you are running into a steward-imposed block, then I would suggest that you apply for a global IP block exemption at SRGP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:16, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked user

Can you tell me more about this block? I can't seem to find a record. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/190.2.144.0/20 Kolya Butternut (talk) 20:36, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kolya Butternut: Your account is not blocked, so I am guessing that you have run into a hard IP block. I would suggest that you apply for an IP block exemption at SRGP  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:14, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
This is not about me. I've run into an editor who I believe has used this IP and who I suspect is a sock. I am looking to see if there is a record of why this IP was blocked. Kolya Butternut (talk) 00:18, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
I doubt that there will be a ready record, and reverse tracing is tricky as the system is not designed for it. Sooooooo many spambots, so many places that they play up, either directly as IP edits, or as spambot accounts that are checkuser'd.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:23, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked reason of 35.157.0.0/16

Hello Jon Kolbert! The blocked reason of 35.157.0.0/16 has some thing wrong. If I am in Chinese Wikipedia and click the link at "open proxy", then I will visit to w:zh-tw:NOP which is not about open proxy. Could you solve this little problem? Thank you! --SCP-2000 (talk) 17:12, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

@SCP-2000: Thanks for the note, I have changed it accordingly. Jon Kolbert (talk) 01:22, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Pleased, Unblock my user, help me

Hi Jon! It seems there is some confusion when my account is banned from editing on all wikis (IP is banned as 103.216.196.0/24). You review this prohibition to help me, because this is a mistake. I tried very hard to make a positive contribution to the Wiki. Thank you Jon! LuanNguyen (M.A)

@LuanNguyen (M.A): You are not blocked from editing, it might be best to apply for global IP block exemption at SRGP  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:10, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks sDrewth. Happy day!!!!!LuanNguyen (M.A) (talk) 01:46, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Blocked

You blocked Benlupo el Esperanto Wikipedia. Vi ne rajtas redakti ĉi tiun paĝon, pro la jena kialo: Via IP-adreso estas en diapazono forbarita en ĉiuj vikioj. La forbaro estas farita de Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). La kialo indikita estas Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder. Komenco de forbaro: 18:52, 2 aŭg. 2019. Fino de forbaro: 18:52, 2 nov. 2020. Vi povas turni vin al Jon Kolbert por pridiskuti la forbaron. Vi ne povas uzi la funkcion «Retpoŝti ĉi tiun uzanton» se ne estas valida retpoŝta adreso indikita en la preferoj de via uzantokonto aŭ se tiu funkcio estas malpermesita al vi. Via aktuala IP-adreso estas 139.28.219.118, kaj la forbarita diapazono estas 139.28.216.0/22. Bonvolu inkludi ĉiujn ĉi-suprajn detalojn al ajnaj ĉi-rilataj informpetoj. Could you undo it?--Kani (talk) 09:22, 19 August 2019 (UTC)--Kani (talk) 09:22, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kani: If you are editing from within an IP range that is steward-blocked, then you should apply for a global IP block exemption at SRGP. You would appear to have a suitable history to demonstrate trusted-editor status.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:06, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

IP Block

Hello, I noticed that you've blocked me for using a VPN. I have disabled my VPN and would like to be unblocked so I can continue to make useful edits on Wikipedia. I hope you reach back soon, as I do require this unblocking so I can properly send a protection request on a page being vandalized. I also only used the VPN for good intent to evade internet restrictions forced upon me, and was not used as any means of disallowing Wikipedia's trust. Trailblazer101 (talk) 22:29, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

@Trailblazer101: Your user account is not blocked in any way, it presumably was a hard block on the VPN range that prevented editing. You should be able to edit outside of the VPN without restriction. If you require to edit from behind the VPN, then ask for an IP block exemption at SRGP  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:58, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

IP block

Hello. Today I noticed that I cannot edit on Wikipedia anymore because I have a blocked IP (185.217.68.0/22). I can only edit through my smartphone. I would like to be unblocked. Thanks. Blueberry72 (talk) 12:49, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Seems that disabling the VPN I can edit again... Blueberry72 (talk) 17:49, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Please unblock me

Hi Jon, I was rather shocked to learn that I was blocked from editing Wikipedia because of "open proxy." I sometimes need VPN to access certain video content (embedded in news websites) that is only regionally available. I must have left the VPN open unintentionally when I made a Wikipedia edit. I have learned my lesson now and will make sure VPN service is never on when I edit Wikipedia. But since I travel frequently to China, I need a VPN service on my computer. You are not telling me that even if I have Express VPN software somewhere on my computer I cannot edit Wikipedia... I hope that's not the case. Having said this, I would greatly appreciate being unblocked. Thanks. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mandarin54 (talk)

@Mandarin54: The IP address of the VPN is blocked, not you specifically. If you need to edit WMF sites, then you can simply not utilise the VPN at that time and it should be able to edit. Please don't grump at us that people abuse the VPN range to vandalise our sites to the point that this is an activated defence.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:09, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Who and why?

Like everyone here I would like you to unlock the IP range of VPN, which is one of the last safe ways to browse all content of Wikipedia. I'm wondering why have you done such a thing and who are you to decide to block people all over the world to access our wikipedia? These are true questions, no rethoric ones, an answer would be much appreciated.

mughi ap ne q balook kya he is ka koi khas resan batai mehrbani Sardar Zaheer Hussain (talk) 13:34, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

@Sardar Zaheer Hussain: The blocking of a VPN only affects a person editing, not reading. This steward was elected to the role by the WMF community, so they are a person that the community has determined is able to make that decision on IP addresses that have been vandalising or spamming our sites. Turn off your VPN if you wish to edit. Thanks. And don't blame us that your VPN provider is infested with spammers and vandals, we need our defences.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:16, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Aðgangur

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Sæll. Ég sé að af tæknilegum ástæðum þe insecure proxy eða slíku hefur aðgangur minn verð rofinn. Er hægt að laga þetta? Kveða. Attestatus (talk) 05:59, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Another blocked user

1. I have been blocked without any notification.

2. I was blocked when I wasn't even active. Blocked from 27th August 2019, while I was inactive for a period more than a year.

3. Why am I blocked? As far as I know, I don't use any VPN or no such settings in my browser. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pravs97 (talk)

@Pravs97: You personally are not blocked, if your account was blocked it would show at Special:CentralAuth/Pravs97. If the underlying IP address is blocked from editing, then it, or the broader range it sits within was problematic, and you will need to provide specific information to the steward so they can investigate. Or you can apply for an IP block exemption at SRGP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:20, 30 August 2019 (UTC)


"the broader range it sits within was problematic" it could be this. Thank you!

On VPN block

Excuse me, I am from China and have to access Wikipedia by VPN. However, the VPN I currently use has been blocked by you, whcih caused a lot of inconveniences for me. Could you help unblock my account please? Thanks a lot. --Aronlee90 (talk) 02:59, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

IP Block

Warum wurde meine IP gesperrt bis Nov. 2020 gesperrt? That's very bud! I canot work! I dont no wy? --Ranofuchs (talk) 19:10, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Adresse bloquée

Bonsoir Je viens de me connecter avec mon nom d'utilisateur, que j'utilise depuis au moins 12 ans, sur un ordinateur et avec une connexion internet dont je me sers depuis plusieurs années et je découvre que mon adresse IP est bloquée. Cette adresse IP serait 139.28.219.13. Le problème est que la vraie adresse IP de mon micro n'est pas celle-là. Je pense qu'il y a une erreur quelque part et je vous prierais de la corriger sans tarder, en mettant à ce blocage intempestif. Merci d'avance ThbtGrrd (talk) 19:24, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Why have you blocked me

There are some recently servey of excavation inwhich was concluded that tamil brahmi is older than ashokan brahmi,you are hiding someone reality,which would be unappropriated,kindly make me unblock,unless i will reporting... Kkkraj (talk) 11:25, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Requesting to unblock me

@Jon Kolbert: May I Know the reason for why I have been blocked ? I haven't committed any mistake and been trustworthy to wikipedia for 6 long years. I hope this is a mistake and you would revert it back. current IP address is 106.0.38.120--Svpnikhil (talk) 12:54, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Please remove the block!

Hallo Jan, why do you block me? Thats very bad, because I cannot work! Regards --Ranofuchs (talk) 20:10, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

After years of creative updating - now blocked!

~I am at work and often in spare moments edit Wikipedia - now I can't - what gives? The notice declare my IP is 18.203.201.200 - whether it is that everyday I have no idea. Kevinalewis (talk) 08:21, 17 September 2019 (UTC)


Come on - I have edited happily with a good track record for many years - and now you do this!!!! Kevinalewis (talk) 10:05, 18 September 2019 (UTC)


Oh yes and I can't even edit on the Steward requests/Global page. So I am left with talking here. Kevinalewis (talk) 10:09, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
If you're caught in a global block, you can request global IP block exemption at SRGP. Vermont (talk) 10:11, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Requesting to unblock my IP address to edit articles

Sir,

Greetings to you!

I have seen a notification that you have blocked my IP address. May I know the reason for blocking my IP address?

I request you to kindly unblock my IP address.

With regards,

Yours faithfully, Krupa Vara Prasad (talk) 07:47, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Warum bin ich blockiert?

@Jon Kolbert: Der IP-Bereich 95.174.64.0/22, in dem sich auch meine IP-Adresse befindet. ist bis 2. Nov. 2020 gesperrt. Was kann ich tun, damit ich wieder arbeiten kann? Freundliche Grüße--M@nfred 11:48, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Block

You have blocked me for no apparent reason. Please explain. Lightburst (talk) 14:38, 27 September 2019 (UTC)70.32.0.79 14:35, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Block

Please give me a reason for block mi ip on wikipedia?. Gguijarro (talk) 14:24, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Why am I blocked?

When I use VPN and want to edit a page I get the blocked message. I am logged in with my user name. When I switch off the VPN there is no message. Why? And why is there not any answer from you to all the other similar questions? 07:39, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

I am from China mainland so I have to use VPN

When I attempted to link the Chinese Wikipedia page 延边海兰江足球俱乐部 to the English page Yanbian Hailanjiang F.C. at Wikidata, ‎I got the block notice. However I have been got rid of IP block nearly 9 years ago, as noticed at my Chinese Wikipedia talk page:

授予IP封禁例外權通知

本人已對閣下授予IP封禁例外權,這讓閣下在-{zh-hans:登录; zh-hant:登入}-後,繞過影響您IP地址的封禁並可作出編輯。

請細閱Wikipedia:IP封禁例外,特別是繞過IP廣域封禁一段。

請注意,您並不可以使用這個新授予權限於維基百科作出破壞。一經發現或有任何用戶提出合理懷疑,任何管理員均可移去此權。

当请求理由消失后(例如影响您的IP封禁已被解除),您的权限便会被移除。为了防止权限被滥用,您的IP可能会被查核

希望這會使您的编辑顺利无阻。--Mys 721tx(留言)-U18协会 2010年11月8日 (一) 09:30 (UTC)

So I wish to get rid of my IP block for Wikidata, thanks~——HenryXVII (talk) 23:44, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

My IP is 52.229.162.136 while noticed that IP 52.229.128.0/17 is blocked.——HenryXVII (talk) 03:54, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Block

Hello, Jon Kolbert,

Why did you block my user ID?

Start of block: 20:04, 23 july 2019 Expiration of block: 20:04, 23 July 2022

My current IP address is 35.233.226.55, and the blocked range is 35.233.0.0/16.

Due to revenge Enzo Romano 18 42 04 (talk) 21:22, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Due to revenge Enzo Romano 18 42 04 (talk) 21:22, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Arab string vandal is a daily thing

The Arab string bloke is usually there for a day at an IP, no longer, and can seem to get a second IP address, though I haven't seen themt get a third in a day.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:58, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

block

Hallo Jon, I noticed that you blocked my account, because of, quote: ": Open Proxy: Colocation webhost"

How come is it???

Fun fact: that is occurred after one of my editings has been rejected because of "speculation about future event" connected to a tv host, for a news that is not a speculation but, actually, a news.

I wait for your answer. thanks.

Davide 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Due to my location, I have to use VPN to access Wikipedia

Hi! Due to my current location, I have no other option but to access Wikipedia via VPN.So I request exemption from blocking my IP address from editing. 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Jon

There was a scheduled delete on two of my articles recently and I decided that I could improve one of them with more first party resources, as recommended by the notice. That is why I added lengthy interviews with the notable person in question, Serkan Özay, by two large media entities, an invited contribution on an official Sony website, and also the videos of a guest academic lecture delivered on a university's official vimeo channel. For some reason, despite my attempts in good faith in trying to improve the article per Wikipedia's standards, it was nominated for deletion with the same exact reasons stated in the first notice--essentially disregarding the later edits that I surmise solve the valid issues raised.

If you could review the latest edit again and in particular peruse the references 8, 9, and 10 that would be great. Thank you for your help. Cheers.04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Jon!

 I've tried to fix a broken link at page Shall vs Will (Colored use).
 Could you, please, fix it or unblock me? 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Reason for a block

Dear Kolbert, why you blocked me? I dont'make nothing of wrong.

Antonio Castronuovo - Italy


Il blocco è stato imposto da Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). La motivazione del blocco è la seguente: Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder. Inizio del blocco: 20:52, 2 ago 2019 Scadenza del blocco: 20:52, 2 nov 2020 Se lo si desidera, è possibile contattare Jon Kolbert per discutere del blocco. Si noti che la funzione "Invia una email all'utente" non è attiva se non è stato registrato un indirizzo e-mail valido nelle proprie preferenze o se l'utilizzo di tale funzione è stato bloccato. L'indirizzo IP attuale è 91.207.172.210, e l'intervallo bloccato è 91.207.172.0/22. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.207.172.210 (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Blocked user

I wonder why I am blocked. It say my IP address is in the blocked range. Why did you block me? What wrong I have done ? 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Bloqueo de mi IP

@Jon Kolbert: por favor no he hecho nada malo como para que me bloquees, mi articulo cumple con los criterios solicitados anteriormente por wikipedia, un bibliotecario en anterioridad me había dejado permanecer el articulo, y me vienes con que, hay muchos elogios donde en realidad no los hay, así que pido porfa que revices de nuevo mi articulo y que me desbloquees. 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

blocked

Why???? 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Why did you block me?

Tell me why you blocked me. Preferably before you take down my wikipedia page that I worked so hard on............. 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Greetings, Jon!

Would you enlighten me as to what inadvertent offense I must have committed to trigger your multi-year block? As an infrequent contributor who tends to make only minor edits, I am stunned. It would help to know what it was that caused such a heavy censoring (if only to avoid it in the future.) Thank you! 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

i have been blocked

due to the circumstances i am in. i have no choice other than to use a vpn. I cannot access the edit function which is frustrating as i usually do. The IP you have blocked is — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.207.57.5 (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)~

I am bound to use a VPN

Hello, because of my location I have no chance but to use a VPN to get access to editing page of Wikipedia. Is there a way for you to lift my block? IP: — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 5.181.233.162 (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Unblock Request

Hello Jon Kolbert: I admit that in one of my https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dihfahsih_Mugoya/sandbox/How_to_become_a_Software_Engineer, I violated copyrights of the content by copying some of the paragraphs in the original article into mine without citing a reference to the original article, but I have now read and understood what I should always do while writing and editing any article on Wikipedia. I request that my Unblock request be granted. Thanks 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

why you block me John?

My name is yuyu and I have never create an account or edit any page. Pleaes can you explain to me why I am blocked by you in August 2019 by you? I only noticed this today.

Thank you very much!

Yuyu 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Please unblock

Why are you blocking? I don't remember.IP:45.92.32.4 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 45.92.32.4 (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

block

Jon Kolbert ..I you are able to block people ? I need to know as you have blocked me , !! As soon as i learn how we can block people from wikipedia ..i will block 99.99% of the users and sponsors of the wikipedia,whith no reason as you do  !.that;s cool mate ..but keep practising as you can increase the level of the game 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Block

Hello, Jon Kolbert,

Why did you block my user ID?

Start of block: 20:04, 23 july 2019 Expiration of block: 20:04, 23 July 2022

My current IP address is 35.233.226.55, and the blocked range is 35.233.0.0/16.

I do not understand the reason! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 35.233.226.55 (talk)  04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Problem with Darma language entry

If you can lift the block on my IP address fine, if not I understand. The Darma language entry has some poorly written English. Let me know if you want me to comment on that, otherwise, please have someone edit it so that the language is more clear and beautiful. Thanks. 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello Jon!

Hello Jon! Could you unblock my IP (185.128.25.163)? I'm trying to link an English page to a translation I made of it, but I have to use a VPN. Template:Usigned 04:18, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Unblock my IP

Hello Jon:

Could you unblock my IP (2001:ac8:23:1c::2) and my range is 2001:AC8:0:0:0:0:0:0/32? Thanks --Zósimo (talk) 21:18, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Zósimo: global IP block exemptions  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:14, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

HI sorry but why have you blocked me?

(Sorry for the bad english) Lucifer Asmodeus (talk) 21:29, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Lucifer Asmodeus: global IP block exemptions  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:12, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

About to Access on Wikipedia

Hi, Jon Kolbert. I was going to say that can I have to unblock from Wikipedia? Because my country (Turkey) is not allowing me to access on Wikipedia. My IP address is 64.190.115.164

Baris6161TURK (talk) 13:09, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

@Baris6161TURK: global IP block exemptions  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:12, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Unblock request

{{Unblock|1=I was falsely caught by a colocation web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. My IP address is 184.105.1.19. The IP address was blocked as it fell in the range of 184.105.0.0/20. I have an account, Jayab314, and I have never been a web host provider or a colocation provider. I would like to be unblocked as soon as possible as I have projects on Wikipedia I need to get to. [[User:Jayab314|Jayab314]] ([[User talk:Jayab314|talk]]) 11:06, 8 October 2019 (UTC)}}

Not locally blocked, rem'd template. Apply for IP block exemption.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:52, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Why am I blocked?

First time I am blocked, and can not save my edits. When I try to change Wikidata entry about free will, I saw this information:

"Could not save due to an error.

You do not have the permissions needed to carry out this action.

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open Proxy: Webhost: Contact stewards if you are affected .

  • Start of block: 2019. gada 29. augusts, plkst. 23.00
  • Expiration of block: 2020. gada 29. augusts, plkst. 23.00

You can contact Jon Kolbert to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Sūtīt e-pastu šim dalībniekam" feature unless a valid email address is specified in your account preferences and you have not been blocked from using it. Your current IP address is 91.135.81.108, and the blocked range is 91.135.80.0/20. Please include all above details in any queries you make. "

Acctually I don't understand, why am I blocked. Here I see, that is IP adress, but I am logged in with my username "Treisijs". -Treisijs (talk) 12:07, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

@Treisijs: I'm having the same problem. I was blocked (see my unblock request above) and I'm confused as the block started in August but I'm just now being restricted from editing, uploading, etc. Jayab314 (talk) 22:25, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Treisijs and Jayab314: Per the direction on this page when you edited, please seek a request a global IP block exemption.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:49, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Computer translation: What's going on? I have asked once that I want my IP address to be unlocked. I'm English bad, so I don't see what, where, elsewhere I have to do. I think bureaucracy is unnecessary. I'm turning to you because you blocked me, not anyone else.-Treisijs (talk) 08:39, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
Why is my IP address still blocked? I would also like to work with Wikipedia in my free time at my work, but someone has blocked the IP address of my workplace for no reason. How long can I wait for it to be unlocked? Please, answer to me... -Treisijs (talk) 09:59, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
Why is my IP address still blocked? -Treisijs (talk) 08:43, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

added to your editnotice

Hi JK. With all these newbies landing here and not signing posts, I have added a note to your edit notice in the hope that some will open their eyes to your information notice about open proxy blocks and global IP block exemption, and the note about signing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:11, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Unblock request

Hello,
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 Blocked

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 colocation

Caught by a colocation web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. My IP address is 50.62.60.142. (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?

Hello, why did you blocked me ? My IP adress: 163.172.225.38 Range blocked: 163.172.0.0/16. --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 exemption

Hello Jon Kolbert. Due my country (Turkey) i have to use VPN to access Wikipedia. Wikipedia is blocked in Turkey. My IP is '85.100.166.184'. — 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)

ブロックの理由がわかりません。

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)

Why did you block me?

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)

Heroku IP Range Blocked

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 [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jon_Kolbert Jon Kolbert] (meta.wikimedia.org). 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 [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jon_Kolbert 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 3.86.232.24, and the blocked range is 3.86.0.0/16. Please include all above details in any queries you make.", "*": "See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php for API usage. Subscribe to the mediawiki-api-announce mailing list at <https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-api-announce> 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/Archives/2019/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)

VPN ?

Hi, I have been blocked from editing at this IP address, 141.98.100.126 (not at home) not sure why, the antivirus on this machine may have a built in VPN.

Daniel (danmas1986)

@Danmas1986: Please request GIPBE here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 16:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Please remove the block!

Can you please remove the web host block. My IP address is 212.83.169.46. I dont notice if I use proxy or not and trust me I dont know what the proxy is I am here to write some blogs about Arabic poets in Arabic language and I am also a mechanical Engineer sir

Thanks

matthieu.faucher@laposte.net

wie kommst Du dazu mich mit einer Sperre zu belegen? Lexifan17 (talk) 00:26, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

@Al Qaraghuli1990: Please request GIPBE here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 16:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)


IP block exemption request

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 35.234.58.123, and the block ID is #8807990.

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

@A675974811: Please request GIPBE here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 16:02, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

About IP blocking

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(185.238.249.97)?

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

@Lyric Shen: Hello Lyric Shen, please request GIPBE here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 15:58, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Terilyc

<Hello, I am a foreigner in China and hence I HAVE to use vpn to access a whole bunch of sites. I am also a volunteer who is helping to edit some articles. I would appreciate getting unblocked. The initial block is for the IP 27.122.13.4, with block range 27.122.12.0/22. Please allow me to be extempt >, thanks, Telyric

OP has requested GIPBE on the proper page, no further action required. Jon Kolbert (talk) 21:22, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

IP block

Hy, I did'nt undestand the raison why my IP has been block. Please could you remain this ? Thanks.--Kaviraf (talk) 07:12, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

@Kaviraf: Please request a global IP block exemption here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:44, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Vous ne pouvez pas modifier cette page, pour la raison suivante :

Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis.

Le blocage a été fait par Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Le motif donné est Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.

   Début du blocage : 2 août 2019 à 20:51
   Expiration du blocage : 2 novembre 2020 à 19:51

Vous pouvez contacter Jon Kolbert pour discuter du blocage. Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser la fonctionnalité « Lui envoyer un courriel » à moins d’avoir spécifié une adresse de courriel valide dans vos préférences de compte et de n’avoir pas bloqué son utilisation. Votre adresse IP actuelle est 37.120.148.94 et la plage bloquée est 37.120.144.0/20. Veuillez inclure tous les détails ci-dessus dans toutes les demandes que vous ferez.

Meine IP gesperrt Guten Tag Herr Jon Kolbert Sie haben meine IP-Adresse gesperrt bis 20.11.2020. Ich vermute, dass es damit zusammenhängt, dass ich eine unsichere IP-Adresse verwendet habe, ohne mir dessen bewusst gewesen zu sein, denn ich bin geografisch in Guinea-Conakry (Westafrika) platziert. Ist es möglich, dass Sie diese Sperre kürzen oder aufzuheben? In der Zwischenzeit verwende ich nur noch sichere Verbindungen. Entschuldigen Sie mein Versehen. Mit bestem Dank fürs Prüfen des Anliegens und freundlichen Grüssen. --Flucco (talk) 16:44, 24 October 2019 (UTC) P.S. eine gültige e-mail-Adresse ist in meinen Einstellungen hinterlegt.

@Flucco: Bitte fordern Sie hier eine Ausnahme an. Vielen Dank. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:43, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Block to add listing

Hi

I am going to add one good information about Sundarbans, but when I am adding a new listing and saving then it is showing my username is blocked. May I know the reason? Please unblock.

Looking for your response.

Thanks

@Sudiptomedia: Please request a global IP block exemption here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:41, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

IP block

This doesn't seem to be a global request to file; the comments over there say this only affects this wiki or that, not globally, when a user is logged in. Yet I'm logged in, and not able to edit now (at en.wikipedia.org), all of a sudden. The instructions there say this: "If you do not believe you are using a web host, you may appeal this block by adding the following text on your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Caught by a colocation web host block but this host or IP is not a web host. My IP address is _______. Place any further information here. ~~~~}}." But this does not work, since even my talk page editing fails. There, I get:

Permission error

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia.

Editing from your IP address range (107.161.80.0/20) has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 16:37, 7 March 2020 by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org) for the following reason:

Open proxy: QuadraNet Enterprises LLC

This block began on 16:37, 7 March 2019

You can contact Jon Kolbert to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global or by emailing stewards(at)wikimedia.org. Your current IP address is 107.161.81.66. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

Anyway, that is my VPN, not a "colocation web host", and even if anons from this address range need to be blocked, any logged-in, long-term editors like me certainly don't. :-)

PS: The message seems to be wrong in other ways, e.g. it clearly has not been blocked/disabled on all Wikimedia wikis, or I would not be able to post this.
 — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  05:25, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. Seem to be working again already.  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  05:33, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
@SMcCandlish: I have not modified anything on the block, nor added permissions to your account... so I am not sure why it would suddenly work again. That being said, I will add global IP block exemption to your account, but that will not exempt you from any locally placed blocks. Based on your block message, one of the IP ranges your VPN uses has been blocked since January locally on enwiki and globally since March. I would advise you to apply for local IPBE following the instructions detailed here. Best of luck. Let me know if you have any trouble. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:39, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Will do. It may be that my IP address through this VPN rotates around periodically (but several times per hour? I dunno), and thus one or another of them was snared as you said. Then again, MyIPAddress.com still says mine is 107.161.81.66, which is the one that got blocked. I is so confused.  %-)  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  05:56, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
@SMcCandlish: metawiki is outside of stewards' IP blocks and the gIPBE, primarily to allow for appeals. Note that you are definitely trusted so to make sure that you are not blocked locally, I have applied local IPBE too.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:31, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I'll do the local IPBE app on enwp tomorrow. I've run out of steam for the day (it's about 5 to 1am my time).  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  07:55, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Excuse me, IP blcok

Excuse me, I am from China and have to access Wikipedia by VPN. However, the VPN I currently use has been blocked by you, whcih caused a lot of inconveniences for me. Could you help unblock my account please? Thanks a lot. The blocked IP is 167.71.239.191 and 167.71.0.0/16. --Aronlee90 (talk) 02:59, 2 September 2019 (UTC) 167

@Aronlee90: Please request a global IP block exemption here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 23:38, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

IP blocked

Hello John Kolbert, I'm French and I'm trying to publish on Wikipedia.fr a page about an academic. The page is 151.80.0.0/16. (Jean Marie Barbier, by 78Lepic) and my IP address is 151.80.176.105. My IP is blocked. Could tell me why and/or help me to restaure it ? I am also wondering if the wikification of the page is complete enough for it to be published. Thanks for you help. 78Lepic

PS : feel free to contact me on oliviermarty@yahoo.fr, if it is more convenient for you.

@78Lepic: Please request a global IP block exemption here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:51, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

IP BLOCK

Bonjour, pourquoi ne puis-je plus modifier les articles de Wikipedia ? --Caspien06 (talk) 17:42, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Analysant la situation je m'aperçois que j'utilise Avast Security line qui génère des IP aléatoires. Je viens de le débloquer temporairement et je constate que le phénomène de blocage par Wikipédia disparaît. Qu'en pensez-vous ?--Caspien06 (talk) 08:45, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
@Caspien06: S.V.P. faire un requête pour IPBE ici. Tu es bloqué parce que tu utilises un proxy pour éditer. Jon Kolbert (talk) 09:38, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

ip block

hello dear Jon. this is Aryan, i live in a country where websites like youtube n face book r blocked by government n I always use a vpn to access them. I'm interested in field of biological sciences n i can really help improve some of wiki article. can u unblock my user account so that when I'm logged in it let me edit pages? thakns 4 ur help...

@Mhd1996: As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 09:41, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

@jon this man suffers from goverment preasure pleas he may not know english so i will talk to himin spanish hola me siento mal por ti ojala que quiten a jon para que alludes a la comunidad

IP Block

Hello Jon.

Why do you suspect open proxy? I don't remember. If you think no problem, lift this block please.

  • IP address 45.92.32.4
  • Blocked range 45.92.32.0/22

--Championship2006 (talk) 05:53, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

@Championship2006: As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 09:41, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

IP block

I received an error message regarding an IP block, directing me to contact you. The IP I am editing from is my personal VPN, it is not an open proxy - the error message itself recognized the ip range as belonging to DigitalOcean, my host. I am the sole person with access to this IP. I only connect to the internet through it due to freedom of speech limitations in my country. Is it not possible to use Wikipedia with a VPN?

Please request a global IP block exemption here. Thanks. Jon Kolbert (talk) 23:39, 30 October 2019 (UTC)


ok what did i do to you?38.132.118.198 04:07, 5 November 2019 (UTC)i mean is this really the best use for your time??

Flooder flag

Hi, don't forget to remove your flooder flag :). -MrJaroslavik (talk) 17:31, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello Jon Kolbert

My IP is globally blocked, why? my assistent wanted to update the site. it that forbidden? and please I want to erase my Birthday. not the year, but the day and month. is that possible? thank you.VB

--Kayheart (talk) 17:04, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

IP blocked, no VPN/Proxy

My IP was blocked, even though I don't use any VPN or Proxy. The IP I'm getting is the standard IP from my ISP (Deutsche Glasfaser). --Ruhrpottpatriot (talk) 23:07, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

IP blocked, no VPN/Proxy

Don't understand why my IP would be blocked, and please erase my birthdate. year is ok. but not the date.and month thanks. vivien bullert

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

hello Mr. Kolberg. I don't understand anything in your link. what do I have to do exactly.

ip block

hola amigo por favor regresame el ip sino quemate en en fuego

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

IP Block

--Kayheart (talk) 18:34, 22 November 2019 (UTC)--Kayheart (talk) 18:34, 22 November 2019 (UTC)Hello Jon Kolbert

cs: Proč je blokována moje stránka na cs.wikipedii? Co jsem udělal, že mi byla zablokována? Prosím o odpověď. (czestja@seznam.cz) Mám přes avast z důvodu bezpečnosti uvedenu jinou IP adresu.

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi there, i've seen you've displayed some clearly racist behavior blocking me, an immigrant from editing Wikipedia, i hope to see it reversed ASAP

Cannot edit?

Hi I seem to be unable to edit? Is there a reason why? Thank you.

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello,you gave ban on my ip address. Can you please unban my ip adress? I dont know why i got ban. Thank you. My username on wikipedia: autobusak6940 Autobusak6940 (talk) 19:37, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello

Hello. my ip is blocked while i've done nothing wrong. i guess someone else is using my ip too. please open my ip. this is my ip: 142.44.216.76 // thanksKaviani.2548 (talk) 06:19, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

I recently tried to edit an etymology for the word aphenphosmphobia. I believe what was written by me was an almost perfect but also short explanation of the etymology. Therefore I don't find a reason as to why my IP is blocked and the etymology I wrote based on my knowledge was removed. I kindly ask for you to remove my IP ban and allow me to edit the etymology back to how it was. PS Here is a copy of the edit I did on the etymology of aphenphosmphobia. Aphenphosmphobia is a term to describe the fear of being touched, whether that is physically or psychologically. Evidence shows that people with PTSD or other similar psychological diseases suffer from this phobia(fear). Expect from the physical fear there's also a psychological counterpart which is thought to be fear of getting too attached with other people. Loving or giving to much attention to set people without getting any response from them is a possible cause and therefore this kind of phobia is created within their hearts. I believe that up until the part that says"... getting too attached with other people" is correct therefore I don't understand the fact of it being removed. Thank you for reading what I had to say to you and hopefully you'll be able to help me. Halocraftfart (talk) 14:06, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Do you have any idea people who live in Turkey can write content on wikipedia

SO my account blocked until 2022.. Okay so what, did i write about hate speech or racisim or what..

So i used to wpn to able to write on wikipedia from my rural country Turkey.

Thank you so much blocking me, and taking my voice in public speece, and taking my only chance

As clearly indicated in the notice when you edit my talk page, you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:56, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

IP block to VPNs

I find this IP block kinda racist to Turkish people who use VPN to access to Wikipedia. LeticiaLL (talk) 08:57, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

you will need to make a formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 01:05, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Warum ist meine IP-Adresse gesperrt?

Du bist aus dem folgenden Grund nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten:

Deine IP-Adresse befindet sich in einem Bereich, der auf allen Wikis gesperrt ist.

Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Der angegebene Grund ist Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.

Beginn der Sperre: 19:52, 2. Aug. 2019 Ablauf der Sperre: 19:52, 2. Nov. 2020 Du kannst Jon Kolbert kontaktieren, um die Sperre zu diskutieren. Du kannst nicht die Funktion „E-Mail an diesen Benutzer“ benutzen, bis du eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse in deinen Benutzerkonteneinstellungen angegeben hast und du nicht daran gehindert wirst, diese Funktion zu verwenden. Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist 91.207.172.210 und der gesperrte Bereich ist 91.207.172.0/22. Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein.

Vor 2 Stunden durfte ich noch arbeiten!!!!! Und vorher auch! Die Sperre ist seit einer Stunde aktiv und nicht seit 2. Aug. 2019!!!

Wiki ist einfach nicht logisch!!!!

Wer ist Jan Kolbert????? Warum darf er meine Seite sperren??

Warum wird der Grund nicht sofort klar erklärt? Warum rückwirkend? Warum so lange? Wie soll ich nun den Beitrag von "Marguerite Hersberger" vollenden?

91.207.172.210 18:02, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

you will need to make a formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 01:05, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Warum wird meine Seite gesperrt und später geht es wieder? Warum verschwinden meine Änderungen?

Deine IP-Adresse befindet sich in einem Bereich, der auf allen Wikis gesperrt ist.

Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org). Der angegebene Grund ist Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected Using ISP Rangefinder.

Beginn der Sperre: 19:51, 2. Aug. 2019 Ablauf der Sperre: 19:51, 2. Nov. 2020 Du kannst Jon Kolbert kontaktieren, um die Sperre zu diskutieren. Du kannst nicht die Funktion „E-Mail an diesen Benutzer“ benutzen, bis du eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse in deinen Benutzerkonteneinstellungen angegeben hast und du nicht daran gehindert wirst, diese Funktion zu verwenden. Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist 37.120.148.90 und der gesperrte Bereich ist 37.120.144.0/20. Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein.

Was soll das? Was mache ich falsch? Woher kommt diese IP-Adresse? Wie soll ich diese ändern?

Gruss Horue1 Horue1 (talk) 16:53, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

@Horue1: you will need to make a formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 01:05, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected

Hello. Tell me please, why you blocked me? I know, I am a beginner, but what I did wrong? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jackie DiGriz‎ (talk)

@Jackie DiGriz: you will need formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 01:04, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

IP Affected

Hi, the IP that I use for one of the servers that I admin (67.205.181.13) is affected by a ip-range block. That IP range is owned by DigitalOcean and that specific IP has been assigned to me. Due to some problems one of the bots that I operate cannot run on the toolforge's servers so I was planning to make It work on my own personal server. I don't know if it would be better if I request a global IP excemption for my bot or a request to unblock just that IP. Thanks in advance. ~ℳɑrio (talk) 04:11, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

@MarioFinale: What's your bot's name? I can assign GIPBE. Jon Kolbert (talk) 04:44, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
PeriodiBOT, Is working on eswiki but It will be also working on eswikinews in the near future. Thanks. ~ℳɑrio (talk) 05:15, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
@MarioFinale:   Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 11:35, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Open Proxy Block

I am trying to edit "TMB Bank". The infobox incorrectly lists General Electric as owner. I tried to remove it from WikiData, but was blocked as I recently installed a VPN. On WP I have an exemption issued last month, but evidently this does not apply to WD. Can you do what is required to allow me to edit WD? Thank you, Seligne (talk) 03:31, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

@Seligne: Please follow the instructions at wikidata:Wikidata:IP_block_exemption#Requesting_and_granting_exemption or make a formal request for a global IP block exemption here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 04:31, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Iranian people and proxy problem

Most of Iranian people need vpn for browsing the web It's cause proxy/vpn block Nimadroid (talk) 06:49, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Arbitrary paralysis of cs.Wikt by a colleague of yours

Bonjour Jon Kolbert, désolé de vous déranger mais j'aimerais solliciter votre aide ou, au moins, demander votre avis sur une intervention récente faite par votre colleague Ruslik0.
(I admit that the title of this section might be a bit click-baitish and overstating, but...) I'm writing you from the Czech Wiktionary (not on its behalf). There has been a global block of an extremely useful, competent and prolific user. It was done on 13 November by Ruslik, with reasoning "Long-term abuse", and the user was blocked along with some other accounts - apparently aliases of the same person. The user account's name is Zabavuju flašku chlatu maskovanou jako zubní pastu. Personally, I find this block utterly unfair, unjustified and intransparent. Even, I daresay, damaging to our project in a longer perspective, as the colleague inspired others with his fruitful ideas and approach. (There might have been a pretext in the account's name which is sort of playful and jocular, but not at all profane or vulgar. Not even provocating. — Admittedly, it had been blocked with this very justification on Czech Wikipedia, but even there there is too little support in the rules.) When I addressed Ruslik on his talk page, repeatedly, to protest against the block and to ask about the true reasons, he chose to answer haughtily and derisively. He didn't bother to answer my questions and arguments - he only replied that he "wasn't inclined to unblock them". What shall I do to revert this global block? Would you be able and willing to unlock the account, please? Navré de vous avoir donné un air de petit rapporteur, mais je ne peux pas m'en empêcher. I do feel quite powerless and out of resources. Thank you for your time, --Pyprilescu (talk) 11:12, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
P.S. Don't get me wrong, I am not interceding for the other aliases (whose contribution has been negligible), but for the Zabavuju flašku chlastu maskovanou jako zubní pastu only.
P.P.S. And sorry about being this lengthy and long-winded.

Block of IP Address

Hello, Jon. My IP was blocked, but i don't understand why this happened. It's my office PC and i maked texts better without any vandalism. Please unblock my IP so that I could work on articles again.--Олександр Притков (talk) 13:28, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Blocked IP

Why is my IP blocked until the end of the next year? Troublemaker96 (talk) 15:39, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

My page is blocked, please help me

Hi Jon, please help me to solve this problem, I should tell you that I'm not an expert in IT, but always when I use wiki, I need to use VPN, because of my job, actually I work in China, and they have different restrictions. Please tel me what should I do to remove the block, thanks in advance Sophie larouh (talk) 03:14, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Hello Jon,

Please unblock me too. I have the same issue as Sophie larouh above. Even when logged in I can't edit Wikimedia commons any longer. I also work and live in the PR of China. Thanks, Woodwalkertalk 15:29, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Me too Jon, I am not Chinese and I work here but yet you blocked me for no reason! I can prove it to you that I am not some kind of "chinese spy" I simply work and live here and it is my right to edit some mistakes made in Wikipedia yet I am unable to edit them now.

Hi Jon,

Please let me know the reason why I was blocked, I am the new user of Wikipedia and I'm not good at using code and that's why maybe I made some misktakes with my note. Please help me to unblock me. Thanks and best regars, John (talk 21:06, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi John, I apparently am blocked. it says something about colocation block. :( I'm not a vandal and would like to edit wikipedia. it *might* be that I have NordVPN but its not for malicious purposes. :) please unblock me. My name is Lambeth1661

Block of IP Address

I have checked my proxy settings and they appear to be set accordingly, I read about blocks and why they may be caused, but I still cannot edit and I am not sure why. Any assistance is appreciated. Here is the script from the box that said I was blocked:

You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia. Editing from your IP address range (66.129.64.0/18) has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 02:54, 27 May 2021 by Jon Kolbert (meta.wikimedia.org) for the following reason:

Open Proxy: Colocation webhost - Contact stewards if you are affected This block began on 02:54, 27 October 2019

You can contact Jon Kolbert to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global or by emailing stewards(at)wikimedia.org. Your current IP address is 66.129.74.196.AshSkidmore (talk) 16:12, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Why i have IP Blocked? Is this joke? C-lerppu (talk) 09:44, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Unblock AP

Greetings You blocked AP If I am sharing good information with Wikia because of my location in Iran please release me so I can share my information with Wiki and help inform my country people Please take care of my case because I was so upset with you that you did not measure my condition and blocked my AP.

Greetings Jon, you blocked me and I don't understand why. I'm working within the German Wikipedia for years, and still I'm sometimes blocked and than again not. Best regards, --3mnaPashkan (talk) 13:22, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Block of IP address

I have been blocked from editing Wikipedia articles on the mobile platform; how do I go about fixing this problem? —JB82 (talk) 16:37, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Block of IP address

You have blocked me from editing. The reason in the warning message is Open Proxy: Webhost. That was a WLAN in my Workplace. My IP is 35.214.236.51 35.214.0.0/16 Please unblock me Marksman003 (talk) 20:38, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

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