Logged in and using VPNEdit

Why is editing via VPN connection blocked for logged in users? Block Policy needs rethinking argumantative wise.--EoNy (talk) 08:48, 6 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock my account pleaseEdit

Hello, I just got blocked by you now, I don't know what I did wrong. Please I humbly request you unblock me so I can carry out the training I have with my User group (Igbo UG) by 5 pm Thank you User: Oby Ezeilo — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Oby Ezeilo (talk) 15:30, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock please. UrgentEdit

Hi, Please unblock my account. I'm a legitimate editor and currently uploading pictures for the Wiki Loves Africa 2022 contest. The deadline for entries is almost up. My ticket number is #2022041510007318. KwesiRaul (talk) 15:08, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IP addressEdit

You blocked my account indicating that I'm using an open proxy, i don't use open proxy, VPN or any IP changing software i believe the block was not necessary as those don't apply. I have been using the device to upload for a while now without any problem. And Im using my home wifi alone so there is no anyone else using it who could be using those services. 06:47, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IP AddressEdit

Hi Tks4Fish, I request for an unblock on my IP Address. I was hired to edit/make articles on wikisource, and you blocked my IP ( with the reason of Open Proxy. The only thing I did was to use incognito windows. I hope to hear from you, Thanks. User: Yawzi, (Ticket#2022041610000233), 16 April 2022

Unjust blockingEdit

Hi . I, Coon4real was unjustly blocked while trying to upload my pictures for the Wiki Loves Africa 2022 Photo Fest. Please, I would like you to unblock me to enable me participate in the contest. Regards Coon4real (talk) 16:31, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please Unblock meEdit

I am a participant in Wiki loves Africa 2022 and I am trying to upload my pictures on Wiki commons and it looks like you have blocked my account. Please do well to unblock me. Thanks--Bright Kwame Ayisi (talk) 10:27, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I want to discuss my Open Proxy blockingEdit

Hi Tks4Fish, I have sent an e-mail to the stewards' e-mail address but have not gotten an answer for several months. I would like to discuss my Wikidata proxy that is not open and get to know how it can be solved to make it work for the client I'm helping. My ticket number is #2021122010006813. Please contact me. Thank you! IMatrics (talk) 06:58, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global IP Block ExemptionEdit

Hello User:Tks4Fish I would love to request for an IP block exemption. I am currently hosting and facilitating two different events ( Digital Skills for Youth 1.0 and Wiki4SDG in Ghana) here in Ghana and my new editors in particular are unable to create accounts due to the IP block. I would love it if you can kindly unblock this IP address as soon as possible because it is not helping my campaign. (The IP addresses are &, i use two different networks depending on which network is best in the geographical area where i am hosing the events). I have also added information they get when they try creating new accounts; Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis, some also cant check their contributions due to the ip block. The block was made by Tks4Fish (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy: Visit the help page if you are affected. Start of block: 16:28, 4 April 2022 Expiry of block: 23:28, 30 April 2022 Thank you. Best regards --SAgbley (talk) 12:51, 22 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

J'ai été bloquéEdit

Bonjour j'aimerais savoir pourquoi j'ai été bloqué s'il vous plaît... 00:27, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply] Please, see Pas de proxys ouverts / P2P. MarioGom (talk) 20:00, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi @Tks4Fish:, Hope you are fine there. With the permission you had granted (GIBPE on 14 February 2022) me since that I am not facing that autoblock issue. That permission will be expired on 14 May 2022 with couple of days left. If you think than could you please make it me permanent or I request personally to give the rights of IP block exempt? To prevent from such issue as I remind you that I am not violating any guidelines and policies of the Wikipedia. Thank you! Fade258 (talk) 08:15, 12 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IP addressEdit

You blocked my account indicating that I'm using an open proxy in Nahuatl Wikipedia, i don't use open proxy, VPN or any IP changing software i believe the block was not necessary as those don't apply. I have been using the device to upload for a while now without any problem. And Im using my home wifi alone so there is no anyone else using it who could be using those services. --Koatochij (talk) 13:54, 10 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IP addressEdit

@Tks4Fish I was simply just working on my sandbox on Wikipedia when it said, "This IP address range has been globally blocked.". I don't know why its blocked, its not a VPN. It said you had blocked it and I would like to simply know why? and if it will be unblocked @Tks4Fish. The IP address or range -- Averan Republic (talk) 16:53, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrator grantsEdit

I'd like to ask. Why do you give temporary administrator access to gorwikipedia admin? This is the umpteenth time for gorwikipedia. As for banwikipedia (1 and 2), one time request, administrator access granted is forever. Regards, Ezagren (talk) 06:33, 24 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IP Range - Avanti TrainsEdit

Hi - you don’t appear to answer your messages, which is concerning, but I would like to ask why you have blocked the IP address for Avanti Trains, travelling between London and Manchester, UK. The block is VERY inconvenient, and I would appreciate an explanation as to why you put it in place. KJP1 (talk) 22:42, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @KJP1! Sorry for the delay. First of all, it's not that I don't reply to messages, it's just that I've been really busy lately, and most of the posts above are rendered moot after some time. Now, about your post, can you please share what is the affected IP so that I can take a look? Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 12:49, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Apologies - it was rude of me to suggest you don’t reply. We are volunteers, after all. The problem I have is with the Avanti Trains wifi between Manchester and London. The range is blocked, so it doesn’t allow me to edit from the train, even when signed in. Any way it can be unblocked? KJP1 (talk) 12:58, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@KJP1: I can take a look if you send me one of the affected IPs, as I can't find out what is the affected range only with the ISP name :/ Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 13:00, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, right. Leave it with me and when I’m next blocked on the train, I will make a note of the ip and send it on. Many thanks KJP1 (talk) 13:09, 18 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IP addressEdit

You blocked my IP address ( and the block ID is #320883) suggesting the usage of a VPN. This was probably because my laptops have to go through a mandatory university VPN, but I can't uninstall it. (Note that now I needed to use a third-party commercial VPN to be able to contact you). Thank you.

Blocked username MukleborEdit

Hello, I'm checking the global account of User:Muklebor.[1] He has made a number of useful contributions to the Slovene Wikipedia and it is not clear from the log what was the spam about. Could you please check this/let me know the details? Thank you a lot. --Eleassar my talk 13:55, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, @Eleassar! It was related to the locks here, which involve a crosswiki spam farm with some more already locked accounts. They were all CU-confirmed to each other, so that's the main reason. All the best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 14:11, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TadejM, since you've been renamed. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 14:13, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the reply, Tks4Fish. Unlike Muklebor, which seems to be a good-faith editor, I don't see any useful edits with other listed accounts. Would it be possible to unblock this user? How reliable is CU? --Eleassar my talk 17:33, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Might be a problem with the twinkle forkEdit

This might be a problem with the fork instead. ~Lofty abyss 18:10, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Lofty abyss: it's very likely, I hadn't kept up with the updates :/ I've now brought it to the latest revision :) All the best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 17:44, 6 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LTA originado no BrasilEdit

Olá, estou te mandando essa mensagem e também vou marcar o @Stanglavine e o @Teles porque vocês são stewards aqui. Portanto, têm acesso às ferramentas para lidar com esse caso. Existe um LTA chamado Thiago Juliaci (talk · contribs) que vem criando várias contas e tentando usar vários projetos da WM como plataforma de divulgação para alguém chamado Camila Samara de Souza. Ele usa contas novas e até IPs para criar artigos em Wikipedias menores e com poucos editores ativos. Ele também tem usado o Commons para fazer upload de imagens e o Wikidata para criar itens relativos a essa pessoa e, às vezes, sobre o próprio Juliaci. Eu denunciei essas contas aqui e aqui. Contudo, aqui no Meta as coisas parecem ser meio lentas e enquanto isso, o LTA "pinta e borda". Eu não aguento mais desfazer os vandalismos desse LTA em diversos projetos da WM. O melhor seria fazer uma secagem dessas contas (se isso é permito) e bloquear contas e, até mesmo IPs, porque pelo que tudo indica eles não vão parar com o comportamento. Kacamata (talk) 22:09, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Se algum de vocês responder essa mensagem e tiverem "ânimo" para tanto, vocês também podem dar uma olhada em outro LTA com origem no Brasil. Chamado "Pecy". Ver item no Wikidata:Q114393422. Ele tem o mesmo comportamento do LTA anteriormente citado. Cria artigos autopromocionais em WP pequenas, faz upload de imagens no Commons e cria itens no Wikidata. Esse LTA foi denunciado aqui. Uma checagem aqui seria também muito bem-vindo, para tentar ver quais contas fazem ou não parte do esquema. Como vocês falam português e conhecem muito bem os meandros tanto da Pt.WP como do Meta vocês poderiam ser bastante úteis nesses dois casos. Kacamata (talk) 22:12, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why did you block me?Edit

I don't understand why my IP was blocked. I've never vandalised any wiki pages or broken any of the rules. I never even received a warning or notification from the admins that my account was going to be suspended. 53zodiac (talk) 19:13, 23 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blockes IP adressEdit

You blocked my laptop’s IP adress ( with the reason of using Open Proxy/Webhost. Could you unblock it. Thank you TiLaton (talk) 19:27, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked IP adress / proxyEdit

Hello, I seem to be blocked from editing pages, but I don't understand why, and I think I was "blocked" unfairly. Is there anything I can do to get access again and edit pages? Lamartine 69 (talk) 12:16, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

mbox and User:Tks4Fish/contribsFooter.jsEdit

Hey, wanted to alert you to the fact that mbox and related styles will soon only be in TemplateStyles. See this discussion. Previously I've suggested for script authors to import (however appropriate) the CSS from the TemplateStyles page into the script (see a previous discussion where mw.loader.load was apparently successful). You can pull the styles in otherwise as well (which would save someone-probably-me some potential future grief when the elements these styles go with are converted to divs from tables). Izno (talk) 00:58, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks like you can/should also do the same with Template:Flatlist/styles.css. Izno (talk) 01:01, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of removal of adminship (April 2023)Edit

Hello Tks4Fish,

I regret to inform you that pursuant Meta:Administrators/Removal, since you have not made at least 10 edits in the last six months, your administrator and associated permissions have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2023 for details.

Kind regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:28, 2 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


forgot to turn off vpn when editing unlock please 00:54, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]