A global lock is a technical way to prevent [...] accounts from logging into or editing all Wikimedia projects. When an account is locked, attempts to log into it fail on all Wikimedia projects. The locking interface also offers the option of hiding the account name in all logs, for usernames that are harrassing or offensive.
- Global locks may be requested and appealed at Steward requests/Global.
Global locking is a technical way to prevent a user from being able to log into a named account on all Wikimedia projects where that account has been unified. It is generally applied to vandalism-only accounts, though in rare cases until global blocking is extended to named accounts, users who would be eligible for a global block are locked in this way as well.
Reasons to request a global lock
- Accounts that have been used only for vandalism or abuse on multiple wikis and are actively vandalizing now are candidates for a global lock. Please include links to block histories or other evidence of abuse on other projects, and indicate where the account is still active.
- Accounts whose names are offensive or abusive are also eligible for locking, and may be hidden from logs as well.
- Accounts that have violated other principles which are grounds for indefinite blocks on multiple individual projects, such as making repeated legal threats, publishing child pornography, or posting private personal information about others which may endanger them.
Warning: Accounts should never be locked except in cases of certain bad faith. Locking the account (not to be confused with global blocking for IPs) will cause the user to log out, and prevent their login on all wikis by rejecting their password. There is no indication of what happened to the user, so they have no possibility of appeal or knowing the reason for the lock.
- No request for global lock is on record
- You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
- You cannot edit because your account is locked.
- You can view and copy the source of this page
- 21:12, 25 June 2011 Matanya (talk | contribs) changed status for global account "User:Vapmachado@global": Set locked; Unset (none) (cross-wiki abuse)
- "Your only legal rights on Wikipedia are your right to fork and your right to leave."
- "This being said, we're not trying to be jerks. Nor do we plan on being jerks. We do hope that you stay, and help us to build a better Wikipedia. There's lots of work to be done, and everyone who's willing to contribute constructively is needed. Including you."
- "As a private website, Wikipedia has the legal right to block, ban, or otherwise restrict any individual from editing its pages, or accessing its content, with or even without reason."
First as comedy, then as farce
- 18:17, 4 January 2011 (UTC) Barras nominates PeterSymonds for adminship on Meta
- 22:46, 27 January 2011 PeterSymonds runs for stewardship on Meta
- PeterSymonds is currently unable to be around as he is moving home and does not have any access to the internet for the time being. He will be back soon.
- 21:42, 1 October 2011 (UTC) Vapmachado requests global unlock
- 21:08, 2 October 2011 (UTC) PeterSymonds denies global unlock of Vapmachado
- As a private website, Wikimedia has the legal right to lock any account from editing its pages, or accessing its content, even without reason. This being said, we're trying to be jerks. And we do plan on being jerks. We do hope that you go away, and do not help us to build a better Wikimedia. There's lots of work to be done, but not everyone who's willing to contribute constructively is needed. Including you. (adapted)
- Lip service
- Intellectuals do not enter