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This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.


If you are here because you have been affected by a global block, please see Global blocks/FAQ for more information about global block and routes to appeal.

Note: (un)blocks apply to IP addresses; and (un)locks apply to global accounts.

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests

Requests for global (un)block

Symbol comment vote.svg Please be sure to follow the instructions below:
Your request might be rejected if you don't follow the instructions.
Please also review Global blocking . Only IP addresses can be globally blocked at this moment. Please see #Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding if your request involves an account.
Global blocks don't affect Meta-Wiki, so if your IP address is blocked, you can still appeal here. IP addresses that cause disruption on Meta should be reported at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat instead of here so that they can be blocked locally.
Please describe the kind of cross wiki abusive activity you see from the IP. Saying an IP is a long term abuser is not helpful, but saying "IP vandalizes at ban.wikipedia, no.wikipedia and vi.wikipedia" is. This is especially important for range blocks. If you do not provide enough details, your request might be declined.
Instructions for making a request

Before requesting, make sure that:

  1. You know the IP address(es) you wish to have globally blocked or unblocked.
  2. For blocks, the global blocking criteria are met.
  3. For unblocks, your request addresses the original reason for blocking the IP, if any.

To make a request for the address(es) to be blocked or unblocked

Copy the template below to the bottom of this section and explain why the address(es) should be blocked/unblocked.
=== Global block/unblock for [[Special:Contributions/Some IP address|Some IP address]] ===
{{Status}} <!-- Do not remove this template -->
* {{Luxotool|IP address}}
Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --~~~~
When requesting that your IP be unblocked, note that stewards need to know your IP address to even consider a request.
To find your IP, please visit https://www.whatismyip.com/
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at: stewards@wikimedia.org

Global unblock for 147.161.237.87

Status:    On hold

When trying to edit a page, I received the block error "The IP address or range 147.161.237.87 has been globally blocked (disabled) by Jon Kolbert for the following reason(s): Open proxy/Webhost. This block will expire on 15:19, 31 October 2024."

This assessment is incorrect; the IP listed is part of a larger range operated by ZScaler (AS62044, 147.161.236.0/23 as well as many others). The IP range is used for Internet egress for corporate customers, who use ZScaler products for MFA-secured access to internal networks. My employer mandates use of ZScaler and it cannot be disabled on the machine. ZScaler do not operate any open public proxies, nor do they offer "privacy" VPN products, it's purely business use for SMEs & corporates. --Chris W. (talk | WP profile) 13:12, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support Support The block reason incorrectly identifies this range as an open proxy. It's neither proxy nor open. I learned in an earlier request that some admins believe the Hurricane Electric's service makes it “like” an open proxy, but note that none of the reasons usually given as the rationale for the no open proxies policy apply to it. There is no anonymity nor particularly high potential of abuse. This should allow to run a sleeper check, if there is indeed sleepers in this range. XJ999 (talk) 21:28, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jon Kolbert: --Alaa :)..! 14:04, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global unblock for 197.210.71.0/24

Status:    On hold

Hello, when trying to edit a page, I received the block error "The IP address or range 197.210.71.0/24 has been globally blocked (disabled) by Operator873 for the following reason(s): Open proxy/Webhost. This block will expire on 23 August 2025."

This assessment seems incorrect as this is a range of IP addresses allocated to MTN, a Nigerian internet access provider, including apparently the one that as been allocated to myself. Would it be possible to unlock the IP range? Thanks.--DonCamillo (talk) 08:53, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Operator873: --Alaa :)..! 13:55, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 79.46.25.22

Status:    On hold

Cross-wiki abuse. --Quinlan83 (talk) 17:34, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Examples, please? --Alaa :)..! 09:32, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block & lock for socks of Kongpc2535

Status:    In progress

Lock evasion by Kongpc2535. Thanks in advance! ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 19:26, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 111.109.79.157

Status:    In progress

Vandalism on jawiki,enwiki,wikidata since Dec 2020. Blocked in jawiki for 4 times and in enwiki once.--Q8j (talk) 00:24, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 114.130.180.8

Status:    In progress

Posts the same article in English in Wikipedia in many languages. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:28, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted their creations. Seems to have stopped on the day of the report, but per #Global lock for BilkisHkochi, this appears to be a long-term issue. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
23:12, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 89.85.248.178

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. frWIKT, frWP, Metawiki. --Eihel (talk) 18:18, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 92.118.112.112

Status:    In progress

Spam / spambot. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 19:55, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 198.98.48.0/20

Status:    Done

Open proxy: PONYNET, US (AS53667). Was blocked on multiple wikis. --SCP-2000 07:11, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 14:16, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 179.33.144.0/20

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. Long term abuse: Andres camilo ruiz. Was blocked on enwiki and eswiki.--SCP-2000 07:13, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 221.168.26.189, 221.168.23.69

Status:    Done

Falsifying date-of-birth, date-of-death and age in biography articles. Their behaviours are identical to the globally blocked 110.8.46.113 xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogbullseye.

Examples of same edits by mixed accounts (all show identical behaviours):

--Wotheina (talk) 06:44, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An example involving 110.8.46.113:
--Wotheina (talk) 09:24, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. --Sotiale (talk) 14:12, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 216.71.230.196

Status:    In progress

This IP was globally blocked last year for one year due to vandalism across 20+ projects. The block just expired and the IP has restarted vandalizing enwiki in the same manner. --IceWelder (talk) 09:38, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 24.108.70.155

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. --Thibaut (talk) 09:42, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support Support, especially for this kind of edits fr:Special:Diff/196047251 and spams of the same kind. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 10:07, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 80.214.126.78

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. Same LTA as my previous requests. Thanks,. --— Jules* talk 10:52, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+80.214.124.26 (not yet cross-wiki, but soon). — Jules* talk 11:52, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Robot clerk note: Yes check.svg Done by Hasley. MajavahBot (talk) 17:05, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 185.212.207.88

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam. --Spinoziano (talk) 16:17, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 70.45.220.33

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki abuse. --Mykola 17:49, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Robot clerk note: Yes check.svg Done by Hasley. MajavahBot (talk) 18:05, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for 151.41.183.94

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Proxy. GRP (see enwikibooks or enwikisource). --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:17, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding

Symbol comment vote.svg Note that global blocking currently only applies to IPs, due to a technical limitation. If you wish to request a named account for global [un]locking, please request a global [un]lock here instead. Be sure to follow the instructions below:
  • Your request might be rejected if your request doesn't include the necessary information.
  • Warning! This page is publicly viewable. If the account name is grossly insulting or contains personal information please contact a steward privately in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect or email your request to the stewards VRT queue at stewards@wikimedia.org (direct wiki interface) but do not post it here. Thanks.
  • Warning! This is not the place to ask for locks based on your opinion that someone is disruptive. Global locks are used exclusively against vandalism and spam, not because of content disputes, not because you think that someone deserves to be globally blocked. In such cases, you should ask for local blocks at appropriate places.
  • If you are globally locked, you should appeal your lock to stewards(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

Please describe abusive activity of an account before reporting them here. Since stewards are often not active at projects the reported accounts are, things that seem obvious to you may not be equally obvious to the reviewing steward.

Instructions for making a request

Before requesting that a global account be (un)locked, please be sure that:

  1. You have evidence of cross-wiki disruption from the account(s).
  2. You can show that it is not feasible to use local-only blocks or other measures like page protection to combat the disruption.
  3. You have considered making the request in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect, especially for account names which will be hidden, or for urgent requests.
To make a request for an account to be locked or unlocked
Copy one of the codes below to the bottom of this section and explain why the account(s) should be locked/unlocked.
=== Global lock/unlock for Foo ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
* {{LockHide|username}}
* {{LockHide|username|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the name to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc. --~~~~

For many accounts:

=== Global lock for spambots/vandals ===
{{status}} <!-- do not remove this template -->
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3}}
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for 馮克勁

Status:    In progress
User list

Long-term abuse. Cross-wiki abuse. Editing behavior is related to IP like 218.255.156.222, 218.189.215.212. Probably the same sock puppet account series as zh-yue:Wikipedia:持續出沒嘅破壞者/香港藝人明細模破壞者 and en:Wikipedia:LTA/HKGW. --Rastinition (talk) 13:36, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Cheng123xx

Status:    In progress

Lock evasion: Abcdefghixx / NgaiHingMansion per Commons AN request. Have been blocked on commonswiki. --SCP-2000 03:13, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Added NgaiHing1612, 白布街藝興大廈某個住戶, Hmtvie, AXXXXK, 202.75.83.59, 202.75.86.158, WHOLE building of Ngai Hing Mansion. Thanks in advance! -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:42, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add: Whole building of Ngai Hing Mansion, files uploaded by the sock puppets of @Cheng123xx or @AXXXXK all are locate there, and they mostly use “Ngai Hing” as their new account

https://www.google.com.hk/search?q=%E8%97%9D%E8%88%88%E5%A4%A7%E5%BB%88&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=zh-hant-hk&client=safari

True location from safari

https://www.hkaddresses.com/index.php/大廈/detail/15875

Sorcerex (talk) 07:26, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Shovon00

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. Sock puppeteer —MdsShakil (talk) 09:57, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MdsShakil Are these the only accounts, or are there others? Can you be more specific about the nature of the abuse? AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 03:21, 7 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@AntiCompositeNumber Edits were made from these two accounts on bnwiki, so the CU checked and confirmed them. They using their two accounts for self promotions/promotional purposes in various wikis. —MdsShakil (talk) 13:08, 7 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for spam-only accounts

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

--Supertoff (talk) 16:35, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock

Status:    In progress

Same user of Special:CentralAuth/顓如,also,please check sleepers and block IP/IP range(s) when account not stale.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:02, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Symon Sadik sock(s)

Status:    In progress

Sockpuppet(s) found in enwiki sockpuppet investigation, see w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Symon Sadik. Bbb23 (talk) 23:23, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Joel Garganera

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 18:39, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Jerry Guardo

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 18:43, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for DXID-AM

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 19:22, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Jessa Borais Online

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Long-term abuse. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 19:36, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WikiBayer Do any of these have recent edits? AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 00:44, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@AntiCompositeNumber yes with the new Accounts Special:CentralAuth/Jerry Guardo Special:CentralAuth/Joel_Garganera and ...
This LTA already has several hundred accounts. 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 06:58, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for LTA

Status:    Already done

Long-term abuse. --Daniuu (talk) 19:00, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Black check.svg Already done by Hasley. --Daniuu (talk) 19:01, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Baba Apena

Status:    In progress

Spam / spambot. --Johannnes89 (talk) 00:37, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for KIKI Nolan

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki spam. --Xiplus (talk) 07:47, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+ Xijinping009. --SCP-2000 07:58, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for LACIPETO

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Sock of locked پارسا آملی. Thanks in advance! ---- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 17:38, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Isoveljien vahtaama

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse/lock evasion. Risto hot sir. --ミラP@Miraclepine 02:14, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Marketing.algoscale

Status:    In progress

Spam / spambot. ----*Fehufangą✉ Talk page ♮ 10:56, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Anti-Hoaxes

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki POV-pushing about the Malay language. Looks very much like a new sockpuppet of Eiskrahablo (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date (alt) • CA • ST • lwcheckuser), a CU may be useful. @Kwamikagami: FYI. Huñvreüs (talk) 13:41, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for AapkaRajasthan

Status:    In progress

Spam / spambot. @Ruslik0: This account is only made for self-promotion and advertising of Products , person or organization, I request to you please globally lock this account. --Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 13:58, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Mike Matthews17 sock(s)

Status:    In progress

Sockpuppet(s) found in enwiki sockpuppet investigation, see w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Mike Matthews17. DatGuy (talk) 14:43, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Adding Jonathan the Jaguar due to same username pattern and similar editing to previous accounts. Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:45, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for जितेंद्र सूर्यवंशी

Status:    In progress

Spam / spambot. @Ruslik0: This account is only made for self-promotion and advertising of Products , person or organization, I request to you please globally lock this account and This account already blocked on hiwiki due to spamming. --Aviram NoSurprisesPlease 14:48, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Die Volksmarine verteidigt die Gewässer der DDR gegen den Imperialismus

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Avoided. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
15:59, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for 일본 도쿄

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki long-term abuse: Sidowpknbkhihj (w:ja:LTA:HEATHROW). already been blocked on jawiki, and has created articles about earthquake on kowiki. --郊外生活Kogaiseikatsu (talk,contribs) 16:52, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for User:Siba5353*, User:Pisto1212, User:Korea2022, User:Kaboom4545

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

As reported in #Global block for 221.168.26.189, 221.168.23.69 (06:44, 26 September 2022 (UTC)), conjointly falsifying date-of-birth, date-of-death and age in biography articles. --Wotheina (talk) 16:57, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for አዲስ አባል ለመሆን

Status:    Done

Long-term abuse. Girma Adnew. --Daniuu (talk) 17:06, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Robot clerk note: Yes check.svg Done by Hasley. MajavahBot (talk) 17:25, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global lock for Staša Mirković Grande

Status:    In progress

Long-term abuse. Mirković Staša. --~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:19, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See also