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Steward requests/Global

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki < Steward requests Jump to navigation Jump to search Due to persistent vandalism and disruption on this page, this page is currently semi-protected indefinitely. Globally blocked or locked users should appeal to
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SRG This page hosts requests for global (un)blocks, (un)locks and hidings.
  • For global IP block requests, read the guideline and make a request below. Indicate why a global block is necessary and for how long.
  • For account lock requests, read the guideline and post under Requests for global (un)lock and (un)hiding.

If you are here because you have been blocked by a global block, and believe that the block is in error or you have not done anything wrong, there are a few methods through which you can appeal:

  • If the IP is not currently blocked on Meta, you can post a request to this page following the instructions below to have the IP unblocked.
  • If the IP is currently blocked on Meta, you can post an appeal on your talk page. For maximum effectiveness, ping the steward who globally blocked the IP address using the code {{ping|USERNAME}} so that they are notified about it.
  • If you are editing from an account and have been caught by a global IP block that is unlikely to be removed (i.e. because it is an open proxy or because of long-term abuse), you can request an individual exemption from the block at the requests for global permissions page. Please see the section on global IP block exemptions on that page for specific instructions for making a request.
  • If none of those options work, you are free to contact the stewards using this form or sending a direct email to

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

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Requests for global (un)block

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.
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 an account to be locked or unlocked

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 []
You are not required to disclose your IP in public - you may make requests privately to any steward on IRC or by email at:

Global block for

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. This IP is used LTA Manda. --MRZQ (talk) 10:17, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

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

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 OTRS queue at (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
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 [[User:Foo|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|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for MontaguSnacks

Status:    In progress

Spam-only account, created spam draft page at AfC. Aasim 13:41, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for reporting! In general, in case of spam only, it means an obvious spambot pattern or only spam is done manually in xwiki, excessive spam link insertion. It seems that a company official has registered an account on enwiki, but I'm not sure. I will follow the decision of another stew. --Sotiale (talk) 10:30, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Contents101

Status:    Done

Spam-only account Aasim 06:23, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Done.---Alaa :)..! 12:20, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for NannieWalthall2

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 11:09, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
Done with other spambot friends. --Sotiale (talk) 11:15, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for sockpuppets with cross-wiki edits

Status:    Done

Lock all:

All confirmed as socks on enwiki (see w:en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Pkschhonkar and its archive). They all have cross-wiki contributions, mainly to hiwiki, but some accounts have edited other projects. Requesting lock due to cross-wiki socking. Thakurup has been blocked on hiwiki as a sock of Pkschhonkar. Dreamy Jazz talk to me | enwiki 12:01, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:09, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for MacSellars

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:40, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:19, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Versager110GregorfickmobbingVerschwörungs666theoretikerNichtrelevant23LÖSCHENsekte

Status:    Done
Long-term abuse. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 13:37, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
Done. --Sotiale (talk) 13:46, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for MaribelCarandini

Status:    Done

Spam-only account: Spambot. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 14:13, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Done --Wim b 15:59, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Tempat Jual

Status:    Done
Spam / spambot. --··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 15:45, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
Done. Stryn (talk) 16:04, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

See also

General requests for: help from a Meta sysop or bureaucrat · deletion (speedy deletions: local · multilingual· URL blacklisting · new languages · interwiki map

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