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{{tocright}}A '''[[Help:Blocking|block]]''' is a measure used to protect a community from bad behavior. Blocks can apply to a [[Help:Create an account|user account]], an IP address, or a range of IP addresses. If you have been blocked, there are a few steps you can take to try and get block removed.
   
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== How do I appeal a local block? ==
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If you have been blocked on one community, and you do not know why, or you disagree with the reason, stay calm. The last thing you want to do is become disrespectful or argumentative, because that might just make the situation worse. If you want to appeal your block, you should message the administrator who blocked you.
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<big> What is a block? </big>
 
   
A block is a measure used to protect {{SITENAME}} wikis from possible improper activity in breach of editorial policies. Blocks can apply to a user account, an IP address, or a range of IP addresses that is deemed responsible for or related to problematic activity. The reason for your block may be found above.
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The name of the admin who blocked you will appear on the block notice that you see when you try to edit a page. You may be able to contact them by leaving a message on your [[Help:Message Wall|Message Wall]] or [[Help:Talk pages|user talk page]], depending on which one that community uses. You may still be able to post to your page, depending on whether the administrator has allowed that, and messages you leave on your own page will be seen by the administrators. Your page can be found by following the "My talk" or "Message Wall" link in the drop down menu beneath your name, at the top right of any page.
   
<big>Most common causes </big>
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If the administrator has not allowed you to edit on your wall or talk page, you can try leaving them a message on [[w:|Community Central]]. They will have a Message Wall on Community Central where you can contact them, and they will receive a notification letting them know that you have left them a message.
   
# '''Problem with your editing or {{SITENAME}} behavior (under any account or IP address)''' - your account or a connected IP has been used in a problematic way or there is a concern about your editing. The reason should be in the box above.
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Sometimes, though, administrators will say no to the block appeal, for a variety of reasons. If this is the case, then you should wait out the block (if it is not permanent) or join another of the many thousands of communities available.
# '''Problem with your username''' - your username was unsuitable and has been blocked, you need to choose another before continuing.
 
# '''Unintended triggering of anti-vandalism systems''' (known as "collateral damage") - your IP address unfortunately happens to match an IP address used by a blocked account. Ask for further information and/or request unblocking. An [[{{SITENAME}}:Administrators|administrator]] or checkuser will investigate and consider whether it is likely this has happened.
 
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If an administrator on the community is abusing these rights (such as blocking everyone so that no one else can edit, blocking people with reasons that violate the [[w:homepage:terms-of-use|Terms of Use]] (e.g. racism), or hiding block logs to stir confusion) contact another community administrator or a bureaucrat about the issue. If no one is available to help or if the admin is also a bureaucrat, use [[Special:Contact]] to report the issue to Fandom Staff.
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* If instructions are given in the block message, follow them.
 
* If you have never edited {{SITENAME}} before and/or do not have an account, consider requesting one by [[Special:Contact/general|contacting Wikia]], which allows you to edit despite the block on your IP address. Requests to unblock your IP address ''even if you are innocent'' will generally '''not''' be granted. We apologize for the inconvenience, but you must request an account and log in using that account in order to edit. This is necessary to prevent abusive users who may be using a similar IP address to yours.
 
* If you wish to appeal the block, or you believe you have been blocked by mistake, please see the following section.
 
   
<big> Appealing </big>
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== How do I appeal a global block? ==
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If you are accidentally caught in a global block targeted towards your username or IP address, please use [[Special:Contact]] to contact Fandom staff. In order to effectively locate the block and look into the matter, you must include '''all''' of the information in the box you see while you're blocked (which can be seen when you try to edit a page), especially the block ID.
   
You have many routes to appeal the block or its duration. Firstly, if you are a registered editor and have a valid e-mail address confirmed, you can e-mail the blocking administrator. This feature can be removed if abused.
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If you are caught in a content block that is blocking addition or modification of content on a page, please use [[w:c:VSTF:Report:Spam filter problems|this form]] and give the most information possible.
   
Alternatively, you may appeal the block by adding
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== See also ==
:<tt>{&#123;unblock|''your reason here''&#125;}</tt>
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* [[Help:Blocking]]
to the '''bottom''' of [[{{ns:Special}}:Mytalk|your user talk page]]. You '''must''' state a reason for this, and the block can then be discussed. Our [[{{SITENAME}}:Guide to appealing blocks|guide to appealing blocks]] might help you write your unblock request.
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* [[Help:Contacting Fandom]]
   
<span style="color:#CC0000;">'''Please note:'''</span> While this block may be upsetting or unexpected, abuse of appeal processes, repeatedly using the unblock template when denied, personal attacks, or impolite conduct may lead to the removal of your ability to edit your talk page.
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== Further help and feedback ==
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{{Help and feedback section}}[[de:Hilfe:Benutzersperre]]
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<big> Online Chat </big>
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[[pl:Pomoc:Zostałem zablokowany]]
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[[pt:Ajuda:Eu fui bloqueado]]
You may also use the [[Special:Chat|chat feature]] to discuss your block with administrators available at the time. If you have an IRC client, the unblock channel is at <span class="plainlinks">[irc://irc.freenode.net/wikipedia-en-unblock #wikipedia-en-unblock]. If you don't have an IRC client, you can access the channel via [//toolserver.org/~mzmcbride/webchat/ a browser-based application]</span>.
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[[ru:Справка:Меня заблокировали]]
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<big> Alternate Option </big>
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[[Category:Advice]]
Due to the high volume of {{#switch: {{{{SITENAME}}:Unblock Ticket Request System/on}} | yes = unblock appeals | #default = unblock appeals by e-mail}} we receive, you are more likely to get a quick response if you request an unblock on [[Special:Mytalk|your talk page]] first.
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[[Category:How-to]]
 
Before you contacting us, please make sure that your situation has not already been addressed by the above sections. [[Special:Mytalk|Your talk page]] may also contain further details related to your block or IP address, and we strongly advise that you review it before contacting us. If you still need help, you can submit a request to the {{#switch: {{{{SITENAME}}:Unblock Ticket Request System/on}} | yes = [[{{SITENAME}}:UTRS|Unblock Ticket Request System]] | #default = [[mail:unblock-en-l|unblock-en-l mailing list]]}} at the link below.
 
 
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{{#switch: {{{{SITENAME}}:Unblock Ticket Request System/on}} | yes = [[tools:~unblock/|Submit an unblock appeal]] | #default = <span class="plainlinks">[mailto:community@wikia.com Request an unblock by email]</span> }}
 
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Even though requests sent to the {{#switch: {{{{SITENAME}}:Unblock Ticket Request System/on}} | yes = Unblock Request Ticket System | #default =Unblock-en-l mailing list}} are viewable only by [[{{SITENAME}}:Administrators|administrators]] and trusted volunteers, under '''no circumstances''' should you send us your account's password or reveal it to anyone else even if asked to.
 
 
This system is only for the purpose of reviewing blocks. Requests to edit articles on your behalf will be disregarded. Correspondence containing legal threats, personal attacks or rudeness are likely to be ignored and may result in the lengthening of pre-existing blocks.
 
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Latest revision as of 06:13, December 5, 2019

A block is a measure used to protect a community from bad behavior. Blocks can apply to a user account, an IP address, or a range of IP addresses. If you have been blocked, there are a few steps you can take to try and get block removed.

How do I appeal a local block? Edit

If you have been blocked on one community, and you do not know why, or you disagree with the reason, stay calm. The last thing you want to do is become disrespectful or argumentative, because that might just make the situation worse. If you want to appeal your block, you should message the administrator who blocked you.

The name of the admin who blocked you will appear on the block notice that you see when you try to edit a page. You may be able to contact them by leaving a message on your Message Wall or user talk page, depending on which one that community uses. You may still be able to post to your page, depending on whether the administrator has allowed that, and messages you leave on your own page will be seen by the administrators. Your page can be found by following the "My talk" or "Message Wall" link in the drop down menu beneath your name, at the top right of any page.

If the administrator has not allowed you to edit on your wall or talk page, you can try leaving them a message on Community Central. They will have a Message Wall on Community Central where you can contact them, and they will receive a notification letting them know that you have left them a message.

Sometimes, though, administrators will say no to the block appeal, for a variety of reasons. If this is the case, then you should wait out the block (if it is not permanent) or join another of the many thousands of communities available.

If an administrator on the community is abusing these rights (such as blocking everyone so that no one else can edit, blocking people with reasons that violate the Terms of Use (e.g. racism), or hiding block logs to stir confusion) contact another community administrator or a bureaucrat about the issue. If no one is available to help or if the admin is also a bureaucrat, use Special:Contact to report the issue to Fandom Staff.

How do I appeal a global block? Edit

If you are accidentally caught in a global block targeted towards your username or IP address, please use Special:Contact to contact Fandom staff. In order to effectively locate the block and look into the matter, you must include all of the information in the box you see while you're blocked (which can be seen when you try to edit a page), especially the block ID.

If you are caught in a content block that is blocking addition or modification of content on a page, please use this form and give the most information possible.

See also Edit

Further help and feedback Edit

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