Please can you tell me why you have banned me from editing Wikipedia?

R. Giskard Reventlov@wawiktionaryEdit

(from Steward requests/Bot status#R. Giskard Reventlov@wawiktionary) Hello,

I'm replying on the request page (in short, yes it is a special account).

Thanks Srtxg (talk)

Steward requestsEdit

  • Help please
  • Could you please provide bot access to my user id itself. [[1]]

Hallo Ruslik0 !

Can you Ruslik0 please tell me, why you have closed my possibilitiy to write in Wikipedia (Wikimedia) ???? "IP-Adresse ist und der gesperrte Bereich ist"

Mag. Flois Johann Georg

Please be so nice to explain me the not by me known reason via Email (see above)

Best regards MFJG

Round 2 Re-submission of proposalEdit

Hi there Ruslik,

I have decided to reapply for the Round 2 of the 2016 Project Grant applications.

I selected to create a new proposal, and it seemed to simply overlay the new information on the old application page, therefore leaving my updates and revisions on the Round 2 version attached to the "Past Proposals" link to the application.

Do you know how I would get this updated version bumped into the "Current Proposal" sections?


Why did you block me? Contact me-

Why did you block me? All I did was edit and improve Raymond Felton’s page.

Why did you block me because of „long-term-abuse“, which I never have committed?

כתובת IP חסומהEdit

למה כתובת IP46.19.86.226 חסומה לעריכה?

Уведомление о переводе: Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion Coordinator RoleEdit

Здравствуйте, Ruslik0!

Вы получили это письмо, так как зарегистрировались на сайте «Meta» в качестве переводчика на следующий язык: русский. Страница Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Toolkit/Discussion Coordinator Role доступна для перевода. Вы можете перевести её здесь:

Приоритет этой страницы — средний.

Blocked IPEdit

Hi, I ask you to unblock my IP address

Start of block: 16:27, 31 December 2016 Expiration of block: 16:27, 31 December 2017

Thanks in advance -- Hi, can you please unlock the IP range This is a dynamic IP range and will also block unblamably users. Thanks in advanced

The reason given is Long-term abuse. * Start of block: 18:41, 7. Mai 2018 * Expiration of block: 18:41, 7. Mai 2019

Hi please unblock: as this is an IP assigned automatically by the provider T-Mobile in Austria. So generally blocking it due to abuse my exclude the one or other but prevent a lot of people from contributing to wikipedia.



Can you please unlock the IP range ? Since this range includes my IP I am currently not able to create a Wikipedia-account.

Thanks in advance. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Orthonormalverbraucher (talk)

@Orthonormalverbraucher: You have an account, please use this account to edit the Wikipedias, as our accounts work across all the wikimedia wikis per single user login.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:29, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Block IPEdit


I have just logged into my account after moving to Israel and have discovered my entire IP range has been blocked. This seems somewhat excessive?

"Your current IP address is, and the blocked range is Please include all above details in any queries you make."

--Urbanplay (talk) 17:29, 16 June 2018 (UTC) This happened to me as well. Maybe this is due to the fact that I use an USB-stick for my internet access. Please unblock this IP asap because I have not misused Wiki in any way. The error message was: "Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist und der gesperrte Bereich ist Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein."

-- Must ask you 'cause I can't understand why you blocked my IP Hope you answer to me. good day!


I am user en:User:Boiagiallo-edits: I made several edits in and, but unlogged IP, during April 2013 for to improve and to start several articles regarding Italian food and related articles. I used a computer in a public location en:User talk: obvious that computer, and related IP, was in charing use with other users, but an Italian admin globally locked my account [Boiagiallo], wich is used by me alone. I leave a post in Italian discussion of admin, but he ignored me. Admin was looking for other editors, who edit in articles regarding history and sports, but those users are not my friends and I don't know them! If you global unlock [Boiagiallo], I can continue to improve many articles in many languages: articles regarding Italian food and related articles! I made request here. Now I can not log in: my actual and dinamic IP is


Another sock of INeverCry. Creates an account and immediately starts deletion requests like other socks.


Everyone... Let me talk...

It all started in 2014/2015 (I think) when I created a Wikipedia account. I was exaggerating the sizes of UY Scuti at the time. I now know that UY Scuti is only 1,708 ± 192 solar radii.

I came back in June 2017. I wanted to help make useful contributions to the encyclopedia. Everything turned out well for the first 2-3 months. However, things changed. Some users started to argue against me, especially when it came to star sizes.

Then, when I tried to introduce more information, the other users didn't like it and started to want to get me blocked. They succeeded. Why would they pick on me? Yes, why me? Why are they always saying that everyone else is right (not in the case of wikipedia:WP:TRUTH, but in encyclopedic contribution terms) and I am wrong?

But things took a turn for the worse. My archnemesis, Sasha Primerov, started insulting me on . He got both of us blocked indefinitely as a result. My niece, friend, and archnemesis made their own Wikipedia accounts on my computer without my consent. My niece was making disruptive edits to wikipedia:List of largest stars, my friend was editing in bible verses even though it is vandalism, and my archnemesis was making personal attacks. All of our accounts got involved in a sockpuppet investigation and all of them were banned, and my account was globally locked. All of this is the truth.


Please, in 4 months, let me come back. Please unlock my account and inform an administrator to unblock me. Not now, but in 4 to 5 months, to complete the wikipedia:Wikipedia:Standard offer.

My only intention was to help build an encyclopedia. I really don't want to be globally locked. After all, Wikipedia is «the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.»

I don't hate the people who think that I am wrong and that I should be blocked. I actually like all of you, guys. Just please let me contribute to the encyclopedia.

Please, I promise to never let anyone make a Wikipedia account on my computer again. I also promise that I will avoid the behavior that got me blocked at all times and make useful contributions.

Please, give me a second chance. I am just a teenager living in wikipedia:Russia, and I want to make Wikipedia more reliable than it is today.

I am very sorry for the incidents and thank you very much, in advance.

-- wikipedia:User:JoeyPknowsalotaboutthat

Reason for IP blocking?Edit

Hello, Ruslik,

I've been informed, that my IP address ( from the blocked range is currently blocked by you since 20.07.18. May you detalize, what is meant by "Long-term abuse" in my case? Is this a problem of my mobile internet operator - and if so, may it be resolved in some more sophisticated way?

Here is the quotation (in my native language (UKR)):

=== Блокування накладено Ruslik0 ( Причина: Long-term abuse.

Початок: 09:18, 20 липня 2018 Спливає: 09:18, 20 січня 2019 Щоб обговорити блокування, можете зв'язатися з Ruslik0.

Ви не зможете скористатись функцією «Надіслати листа», якщо у Ваших налаштуваннях не вказано Вашої дійсної електронної адреси, або ж на Вас накладене блокування із забороною надсилати листи.

Ваша поточна адреса —, а заблокований діапазон —

Будь ласка, надавайте всі вищезазначені деталі при будь-яких зверненнях щодо блокування. ===

Block IP and usernameEdit

Hello Rusliko I'm mostly editing the page created by me:Гудима_Олеся_Петрівна&stable=1 but unfortunately, I've got a LTA. Is there something wrong with my IP? If so, why am I blocked as a user? I do believe I've been blocked by mistake. Please help. Thank you, Lyubomyr76

[[У Вас нема дозволу на редагування цієї сторінки з такої причини:

Вашу IP-адресу заблоковано у всіх вікі.

Блокування накладено Ruslik0 ( Причина: Long-term abuse.

Початок: 09:18, 20 липня 2018 Спливає: 09:18, 20 січня 2019 Щоб обговорити блокування, можете зв'язатися з Ruslik0.

Ви не зможете скористатись функцією «Надіслати листа», якщо у Ваших налаштуваннях не вказано Вашої дійсної електронної адреси, або ж на Вас накладене блокування із забороною надсилати листи.

Ваша поточна адреса —, а заблокований діапазон —]]

Hi, sorry, not sure where to post this. My "IP range" ( has been blocked for so-called "long term abuse". I know I'm not responsible for anything of the sort and I am the only one at this address (though not sure what it means by IP range). Would it be best to create an account, or would this still happen? Thanks.

Pleas unlock IPEdit

Dear Rusliko, I tried to create an account to contribute to Wikipedia, but I got the reply that my IP adress is blocked, since it is part of the IP-range, due to long-term abuse. Since I have never worked with Wikipedia before, this seems to be a fault. Could you please unlock my IP? With many thanks in advance and best regards, Sebastian

IP blockedEdit

Dear Sir/Madam, you have blocked my IP address range (, marked "your current IP address is" for "Long-term abuse" Would you please tell me what seems to be the problem here? I am not aware of any "abuse", I am doing proper historical research, I cite all sources. I spent quite some in libraries to find out about this forgotten general. Now that I am retired, I can afford to do so. Isn't wikipedia supposed to be about extending knowledge?

Yours sincerely,


You can contact Ruslik0 to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global.

blocked IP please helpEdit


I do not know why but my IP account has been blocked : Editing from your IP address range ( has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 16:08, 5 November 2019 by Ruslik0 ( for the following reason:

Long-term abuse This block began on 16:08, 5 November 2018

You can contact Ruslik0 to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global. Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make.

I have no idea at all about this - I have only edited Wikipedia once maybe ten years ago and I doubt it was from this IP. I had to make an account to try to sort this out. can you help?

Request to Unblock Me, PleaseEdit

User talk:Cxe016 Cxe016 Editing from your IP address range (2600:387:A:19:0:0:0:0/64) has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 21:03, 22 August 2019 by Ruslik0 ( for the following reason: Long-term abuse This block began on 21:03, 22 August 2018 You can contact Ruslik0 to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global. Your current IP address is 2600:387:a:19::c3. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

Blocked IPEdit

my IP is a dynamic ip, i have no idea why it is locked, please unlock:

Editing from your IP address range ( has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 09:27, 2 January 2020 by Ruslik0 ( for the following reason: Long-term abuse

This block began on 09:27, 2 January 2019

You can contact Ruslik0 to discuss the block and you may make unblock requests or file appeals at meta:Steward requests/Global. Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)


Hi! Could you pls unlock my IP? --> Editing from your IP address range ( has been blocked


Hello! I am sorry to barge into your user talk... but can you perhaps give me your opinion about this project proposal i made called Wikihistoric?. Arep Ticous

blocked IPEdit

Hi Ruslik0,

I just wanted to create a new page on wikimedia and read about I am blocked. So, I have no idea what´s wrong more than an old e-mail-adress that´s corrected now. Please unblock or tell me details whatever was going wrong. I have not edited my existing wikimedia page since years or made changes to any other page. Greetings! Martin Lowack Well, going back in my chronic I do not find the page where they told me that i am blocked, so I cannot tell the IP and whatelse informations you need to identify me. If I click on "create page on this wiki", there is a different notification now (does not exist...) a mystery to me what happens here.

Zabavuju flašku chlastu maskovanou jako zubní pastu global lockEdit

Hello, Rusliko, could you please specify why exactly you decided to impose a global (b)lock on this respected colleague of mine?
The reason provided (that I am able to find) is "Long-term abuse" - which sounds pretty vague to me, and perhaps quite mistaken. I must admit I've been rather shocked if not outraged at finding out about this block. I'm speaking now for Czech Wiktionary (not on its behalf!): this user has proved to be extremely useful, prolific and competent for our project. Moreover, (s)he was coming close to being eligible for adminship. Now (s)he is banned from everything & perhaps quite demotivated. Is this really proportionate and justifiable?
Would you please reconsider? Thank you for your openness of mind, --Pyprilescu (talk) 08:51, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

It was one of dozens socketpuppets that I locked yesterday. As to adminship, why not to make an admin out of User:ВАЅТАЯДЕМ ЅІ КЯАЈІМ СНГЕВА, for instance, or User:Každý Čech s instinktem se rodí Přece se to nevyhodí or User:Nejsem tak úplně zvyklá rodit vysazená na bicykla? Or even better, you can make all those socks admins. Why not? They belong to the same person anyway. Ruslik (talk) 18:32, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
What makes you refer to this user(name) as a sockpuppet? A sockpuppet of whose? How do you know that it is not his or her main account? (The user has never and nowhere claimed they were a beginner or it were their first and only account. We, insiders, know of course who they are but don't deny them right to have a fresh start or to abandon their previous nick.) If you looked at his or her editing history more carefully, you should be able to clearly see that the person in question has used it to provide, to deliver exclusively useful, meaningful and helpful edits, plenty of them, no destructive behavior, trolling or abuse whatsoever! Furthermore, (s)he has also developped lots of needed, hitherto missing templates and modules. Yes, their username is somewhat playful, but there is no profanity or aggression in it. I'm urging you, Ruslik: please, lift the block as soon as possible. Otherwise, you'd be seriously damaging our wikiproject. (Or shall I perhaps try to ask some other global admins to lift the block?) Thank you, --Pyprilescu (talk) 14:08, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
As to the other nicks, or sockpuppets as you call them, that you mention as blocked by you on Nov 13, none of them is offensive either and, apart from the first one, they editted for a few hours in total, offending nobody and destroyint/damaging/vandalizing nothing. Hence, none of them has earned being banned globally. As to for whom we, Czech Wiktionarians, would vote or not, it is completely our business and none of yours - or perhaps of those from Czech Wikipedia who tipped you off? -, unless I am very wrong. Isn't it? So next time you might keep your irony for... your domains. Thanks. --Pyprilescu (talk) 14:32, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Здрасьте Руслик, могу-ли надеяться, что вы удостоите меня каким-нибудь ответом? Спасибо, --Pyprilescu (talk) 15:34, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
I am not inclined to unlock them. Ruslik (talk) 17:26, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

I looked up this account, by chance, looking up Talk here, and you, Pyprilescu, are wrong, while Ruslik is right. I know Czechs are known for their humour (hej, měl jsem českou přítelkyni a bydlel jsem tam sám), but this is against the goals of WP. Stop it. Zezen (talk) 15:04, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Late post, for reference: Pyprilescu operates a significant number of provocatively named sock accounts in the Czech Wiktionary, which he openly admits; the accounts' contributions are largely useful, though. It does not follow that the discussed account is Pyprilescu's, but he does have a rather peculiar idea of proper behavior as for user account creation and naming. Pyprilescu socks are usually not blocked in the Czech Wiktionary. I for one am very happy that User:Zabavuju flašku chlastu maskovanou jako zubní pastu is locked since it is obviously (to me) inappropriate user name, and I love it when sanity prevails. --Dan Polansky (talk) 08:50, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Affected by IP range blockEdit

Hi, Ruslik. I have been affected by the IP range block of on, would you mind granting me the IP block exemption to avoid it? Regards. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 12:49, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:59, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

IP blockEdit

Hi, after some time trying to figure out what happened I saw that you denied a request because I did not reply, which can be seen here:

You asked what I meant when I said "The IP I am editing from", given that I only have one edit - on the steward requests page. What I meant was during the edit on that page, English is not my first language, that is why I wish to edit the Portuguese Wikipedia, but when I try to do so I get a message saying to ask for an IP exemption from the Stewards.

I did not reply you because after over a week without replies to my request I eventually gave up. Recently I tried editing again and was still blocked so I checked up on the request and saw that you denied it for lack of reply.

How should I proceed?

Please, sign all your posts with four tildes ~~~~. Ruslik (talk) 16:08, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:16, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! However, I am still blocked. When I try to log in the page says:

Auto-creation of a local account failed: Your username or IP address has been blocked.

The block was made by ‪Tks4Fish‬.

You can contact ‪Tks4Fish‬ or another administrator to discuss the block. You cannot use the "Enviar correio eletrónico a este utilizador" 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, and the block ID is #419273. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

However, I cannot contact ‪Tks4Fish‬ because I am blocked! I also cannot send an email to him as explained by the message above. Since you're an administrator could you do it, or is there no way to edit Wikipedia with a VPN? If that is the case I guess I give up, not so free encyclopedia.

Nurseways (talk) 18:55, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

This is a local block. Ruslik (talk) 19:33, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Why is my IP blocked?Edit

I wanted to create an account and got this message:

This IP address is currently globally blocked. The global block log entry is provided below for reference:

   13:43, 9 October 2019: Ruslik0 ( globally blocked (expires on 9 October 2020 at 13:43, anonymous only) (edits · IP check · whois) (Long-term abuse) 

Please help.

Best regards,


Because it was used for abuse. Ruslik (talk) 17:50, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

adminship for Aereus646Edit

Hi, thx for approving my request at You did not specify if the adminship was granted to Aereus646 for one year. I hope so! Best wishes, --Luensu1959 (talk) 17:30, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

It was granted indefinitely. Ruslik (talk) 18:18, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much for helping our small Wiki! --Luensu1959 (talk) 08:35, 23 January 2020 (UTC)


That range which has been blocked by you once. I had lifted it for an urgent action and reblocked it. I don't know much about that range but I'm getting more and more complaints about it. So I have lifted the block. When you think it's necessary to have it blocked, please re-block it. Thanks, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:15, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Steward requests/permissions : wawikiEdit


I send you this message in order to confirm you that the bureaucrat of wawiki write on this page that he agreed that I become a administrator (the last message of my section) :

Sincerely yours,


ROXELANA22 abuseEdit

This LTA is back, and I have filed another request on m:SRG. Can you please also run a sleeper check on the listed IP range and expand the Global + Local block to this range for at least 6-12 months? This appears to be his latest IP range, and he has abused at least 3 different /24 subnetworks on this range in the past 6 months; his IP ranges also appear to be stable for around 2 years at a time. He is back to his usual behavior of cross-wiki disruption and threatening of other editors. BTW, I would seriously like to see someone file a report at the WMF Trust & Safety team on this person, given the nature of their threats. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 06:51, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Can you please Globally Lock Sasonata and run a sleeper check on that account? I forgot to include it in my SRG report. BTW, thanks for the help. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 09:13, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000:, and Ruslik0, blocking Roxelana is more of an art form than an exact science. Although I try and be as accurate as possible when blocking the socks, I make absolutely no guarantees that they are all Roxelana. And I guarantee not all stewards will know any more than me. Please bear that in mind when making requests. Related to this, there are usually other users on Roxelana networks, and blocking all of the networks will result in collateral. -- zzuuzz (talk) 10:14, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
I had suspected something like this. However, an anon-only IP block (like the one currently applied) would allow affected individuals with registered accounts to continue to edit. Others on the range who chose to remain anonymous are going to have to sit tight; the collateral from this group is the necessary price of curbing such destructive serial LTAs like this one. The more than decade-long abuse needs to end. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 06:02, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Confirm the global block reason of User:壹壪Edit

User:壹壪 said that he had been global blocked because zhwiki sysop had blocked him for abusing multiple accounts. So his statement is real or not? Thank you. --SCP-2000 12:03, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Furthermore, if he want to appeal that decision, where should he go to appeal? --SCP-2000 12:06, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
@SCP-2000: See under Steward_requests/Global/2019-10. It seems that MCC214 said he is a sock of 韩导名猿, with Manchiu locally blocking him as a duck (but didn't indicate who is the master). If he wants to appeal, stewards --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:25, 12 March 2020 (UTC)corrected--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:29, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
Pardon me of something wrong with the above comment. He posted the reply of stewards in telegram group #wikipedia-zh-help. In that email, a steward replied that he has been blocked at zhwiki, and he should appeal in zhwiki. Normally, the sysop in local cannot deal with the appeal of the global lock. And that email has a conflict with the normal situation. So I want to confirm that reply is real or not. Thank you. --SCP-2000 13:13, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
cc@Camouflaged Mirage: --SCP-2000 13:14, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
I cannot remember details but always checkusered those accounts in login wiki. That it is locked means that I found something at least very suspicious. Ruslik (talk) 14:28, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
So what will be that user way of appealing this? As they so called said a stew told them that they need to be locally unblocked for an unlock. Just for reference. Thanks much --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:29, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
If the local block is lifted, I will lift the lock. Ruslik (talk) 14:47, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Will convey. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:52, 12 March 2020 (UTC)
Local admin has lifted the block.--Tiger- (talk) 15:39, 24 March 2020 (UTC)


Please is this link giving you an error or not I want to debug something. Also please test whether any 'manage' or 'revoke' link is giving your an error too on Special:OAuthManageMyGrants. Thanks. – Ammarpad (talk) 10:22, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

Yes, it gives an error. Ruslik (talk) 10:25, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
As well as all 'manage' and 'revoke' links. Ruslik (talk) 10:27, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
OK thank you. – Ammarpad (talk) 10:47, 13 March 2020 (UTC)