|This page is a policy on the Simple English Wikipedia.|
Many people agree with it. They see it as a standard idea that all users should follow. When changing this page (except for minor errors like typos), please check that other people agree with your changes. Use the talk page when you are not sure or when you want to suggest a change.
|This page in a nutshell: A steward may block an IP address from changing pages on all WMF projects to prevent it from causing cross-wiki disruption or to enforce the policy against editing from open proxies.|
GlobalBlocking is a MediaWiki extension available to stewards to prevent cross-wiki disruption from an IP address or a range of IP addresses. When an IP address or range of IP addresses is globally blocked, they are stopped from editing any public Wikimedia wiki, except for Meta-Wiki, where globally blocked users may appeal the decision.
A current list of globally blocked users is available at Special:GlobalBlockList.
Unblocking and appeal[change source]
Appeal against a global block — users who are globally blocked may appeal the block at Steward requests/Global, on Meta-wiki.