User talk:Wsiegmund/Archive/2013/11

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Sometimes large ranges are blocked from changing Commons for very bad cases of vandalism. This means that a lot of people may not be able to change pages.

  • If you have never edited Commons before and/or do not have an account, consider requesting one at, 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.

Also, if you have a dynamic IP address, some dynamic IP addresses may already be blocked when they are assigned to you.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If this problem affects you repeatedly, and you would like to help us resolve this issue, you will need to contact a Commons administrator and your internet service provider (ISP). The administrator should be able to obtain the time, date, and IP address used for the inappropriate behaviour in question, and describe what the problem was. You can then pass this information on to your ISP, explaining that you are unable to edit Commons due to the inappropriate actions of another person using this ISP, and ask them to remedy the problem.

  • In some cases, you may not in fact be blocked, or your block has already expired. Please check your block log. If no blocks are listed, or the latest one has already expired, then you have been autoblocked by the automated anti-vandalism systems. Please remove this request and follow these instructions instead for quick attention by an administrator.

2602:304:AF53:3E99:4B2:9614:AA3D:8EFC 17:59, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Block Message Replacement

Can you replace the current block message with this one?, because the current block message is so simple,that blocked user cannot know it clearly.

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|This account or IP address has been blocked from editing Wikipedia Commons.
$7, You were blocked by $1 for the following reason:


Your IP address is $3. This block has been set to finish on: $6. |}

You are not blocked from reading pages, only from editing them.
If you have just clicked a red link, you were blocked from creating a new page as no article on that topic exists yet.

If you think you were not blocked fairly, you can ask an administrator to look at your block and decide whether it should be removed. If you are logged in and using an account with a registered e-mail address, you can e-mail an active administrator. If you are logged in with an account but you do not have a registered e-mail address, please go to My preferences.


To request a review of your block, either:

  • email $1 or another administrator (list). This option should work if a valid email address is specified in your account preferences, has been confirmed, and you are permitted to use it while blocked. Your current IP address is $3 and the block ID is #$5. Please include this information in your query.
  • Please note: 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.
I agree that your suggested block message is more informative. Unfortunately, I have no time available until late in December. Can you post at MediaWiki talk:Blockedtext please? I'll put a note there too. If you get no response, please post at COM:AN. --Walter Siegmund (talk) 05:13, 27 November 2013 (UTC)