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Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Ban appeals

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ArbitrationCommittee
Blue check.svg This page is a guide detailing an Arbitration Committee process on the English Wikipedia. Please see the Arbitration Policy and the Arbitration Committee's Procedures for authoritative information. This page is maintained by members of the Arbitration Committee and their Clerks. Editing requires considerable forethought and usually (for major changes) arbitrator agreement.

The Arbitration Committee hears block or ban appeals by email in some cases. If you are:

  1. subject to an {{OversightBlock}} or a {{Checkuserblock}};
  2. blocked for reasons that are unsuitable for public discussion; or
  3. banned by Arbitration and Arbitration Enforcement decisions

then you may submit an appeal to the Arbitration Committee by email. You can email the Arbitration Committee through Wikipedia if you have registered a email address or directly to arbcom-l@lists.wikimedia.org if you have not registered an email address. Please read Wikipedia:Appealing a block before doing so.

Users who do not fall into these categories should appeal by using an {{unblock}} template on their talk page or via the Unblock Ticket Request System.

Editors could previously appeal to the Ban Appeals Subcommittee, but this was disbanded by motion of the Arbitration Committee on 15 November 2015.