Steward requests/Global

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Requests and proposals Steward requests (Global) latest archive
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 stewards(at)wikimedia.org.

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.
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 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(at)wikimedia.org

Global block for 181.120.178.107

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki abuse. This user adds hoaxes on articles related to South American television networks and sports events broadcasting. It is a dynamic address, the user has also used 181.120.130.58, 181.120.131.44 and 181.120.137.244 in the past if it helps to find its range. It was blocked on the English and Spanish Wikipedia and is now editing in the Portuguese edition. --Bankster (talk) 02:33, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 138.219.56.193

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. Esteban16 (talk) 20:25, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 186.137.163.18

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Sk4mp (talk) 20:45, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Global block for 95.63.133.125

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Zaxxon0 (talk) 19:34, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

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 OTRS queue at stewards(at)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.
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}}
{{MultiLock|username|username2|username3|hidename=1}} <!-- if you do not want the names to be visible on this page -->
*...
Reasons, etc, --~~~~

Global lock for cross-wiki abuse and LTA sock

Status:    Done

Lock all:

Same user of Special:CentralAuth/名猿.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 07:51, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:11, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Papyurs pharaonic

Status:    Done
Cross-wiki abuse. Spam-only user. --Tiger- (talk) 12:30, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:12, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Boris Alex Dimitrov

Status:    Done

Hello.
I am requesting the global lock of this new account of the cross-wiki long-term abuser described in Stewards' noticeboard/Archives/2019-05#User making tests/comments since at least May 2017.
I have canceled the edits, except the ones in the talk pages of the account (example) and the ones in the talk pages of old accounts of the same abuser (example).
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 16:03, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:45, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Ghostik 518

Status:    Done

Cross-wiki vandalism. --Esteban16 (talk) 20:16, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:12, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA socks

Status:    Done
Long-term abuse. (ArmanAfifeh/مهیار مهرنیا). --Ahmadtalk 20:20, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
+1. Ahmadtalk 20:43, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:10, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Pórokhov

Status:    Done

Quintinense (talk · contribs)'s puppet. See: here and here. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 08:00, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:06, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Wikidestroyer42069

Status:    Done
Vandalism only account. Looks like a LTA. --Masum Reza📞 09:06, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:14, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for xwiki lta

Status:    Done
Please consider a sleeper sweep. This person often operates several accounts at once and uses old accounts. Praxidicae (talk) 11:47, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:14, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Crosswiki spammer

Status:    Done
Crosswiki spammer. --Masum Reza📞 01:03, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:47, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTAs

Status:    Done
Korean LTA socks or copycat. ~riley (talk) 01:33, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:16, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    Done
Isechika sock. --~riley (talk) 01:48, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.---Alaa :)..! 20:16, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 20 spambot accounts in ha.wiktionary.org

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Spambots in ha.wiktionary.org --P134toP4913 (talk) 02:14, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 87 spambot accounts in en.wikinews.org

Status:    In progress

Spambots in en.wikinews.org --P134toP4913 (talk) 03:03, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Projects

Status:    In progress

WMF-banned user and LTA. Nigos (talk) 03:30, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress
Today's spambots with recent activity. --Sotiale (talk) 05:36, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Gaurav Brijwasi

Status:    In progress
Cross-wiki abuse. --轻语者 (talk) 06:50, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

Isechika's socks. Abusive username. --P134toP4913 (talk) 07:34, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Ebolamil

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. so many redirects?
. -- QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 08:23, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for crosswiki spammers

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki spammers. --Masum Reza📞 08:57, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for 113 spambot accounts in incubator.wikimedia.org

Status:    In progress

Spambots in incubator.wikimedia.org --P134toP4913 (talk) 08:59, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for SophieStockwell

Status:    Done
Spambot. --CptViraj (📧) 09:40, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:48, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for HeyItsMeYoBoyy

Status:    In progress
Lock evasion of Special:CentralAuth/Swarup_Kumar_Solanki. --Minorax (talk) 13:37, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress
Spambot(s). --Minorax (talk) 16:13, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
+1 Minorax (talk) 16:34, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTAs

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --~riley (talk) 17:27, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for LTA

Status:    In progress

Abuse on other's talk. All contributions of this user have been hidden. --Soratako🐙 (talk) 17:55, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for spambots

Status:    In progress

Lock all:

--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬

Global lock

Status:    In progress
Long-term abuse. --SCP-2000 20:10, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Global lock for Varunlucky121

Status:    In progress
Crosswiki spammer. --Masum Reza📞 20:26, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

See also