It says you've blocked my IP from editing but I've never edited on wiki but since this is the case would you mind adding this info? Thanks!!! -Cole
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Hello Everyone: I have been trying to correct my grandfather's name that was written incorrectly (my grandfather and great grandfather were prominent Ethiopian patriots and leaders that fought against and defeated Italian Fascists in the early 20th century).
The Wikipedia Administrator, a blind man from Western Australia, Graham87 who is known for blocking thousands of IP addresses for a reason or no reason, has blocked my IP for almost years. I cannot edit my grandfather's name.
What is more, whenever people write comments in this thread, Grham87 hides the comments so that Wikipedia doesn't take note of users' grievance against Graham87. I think you are abusing your authority and undermining what Wikipedia is intended for. Blocking tens of thousands of IPs and making genuine edits impossible doesn't enrich Wikipedia and is against what it stands for.
So far you'e suppressed six comments. If you attempt to hide or suppress this comment (I've already kept screenshot of my comment), I will go to the Widipedia/Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco in-person and file formal compliant against you-asking them to revoke your admin. status. I live in the East Bay (yea, my IP address will prove that to you). I can't edit, can't create account, yet you can't show me a single "abuse" I might have committed.
Graham87 should be blocked . He blocks IP addresses in blocks without knowing having a specific target. The dog and rapper vandal can just use a VPN to get around this block easily.
It's unfortunate that he is abusing Wikipedia for this reason.
Thanks very much, but there's no need to reply to old messages like this.
Hello, I'm sorry about the inconvenience. I've linked above to the "request an account" process that you can follow to be able to make an edit. I only hide pure trolling and name-calling; since your messages are not those things, I won't hide them.
Excuse me, why did you block my IP?
Why am I blocked?
Because of collateral damage from the dog and rapper vandal. You should be able to edit with an account.
Ah, I see it's because my IP address is in a similar range to someone with whom you disagree as to the weights of various dogs. No matter, I am not this person so please remove this blockade.
So I will never be able to edit anonymously, is that correct?
Nope.Aonymous editng is impossible.
I can't; they are a remarkably pernicious vandal.
You aren't supposed to range block indefinitely. Do you have checkuser access? Collateral damage is very high in this case.
Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures. I myself don't have checkuser access, but checkusers have indeed reviewed this block.
You've caught up a number of us government employees in this range. We can't register as users but feel very strongly that some information needs to be included in this discussion.
Switch to non-mobile Internet then. You can also use the request an account process to create an account. Or email me with an email adress/username combo and I can create an account.
Those are not workable options. We cannot create accounts - we need anonymity. I don't think you've balanced the equities correctly here. I will escalate through email.
Why do you not want to create an account? Your account does not need emails or other personal information, it is only used on Wikimedia/MediaWiki wikis. You won't be sent anything unless the wikis know your email.
P.S. I know this is really old (from 2018) but I just wanted to help.
Blocked from editing because of what?
No need to keep a one year old thread open without any productive discussion. It is being vandalized.
I made a legitimate temporary correction regarding Sean Spicer's incumbency as the White House Press Secretary, since the day and I am writing this he resigned from office.
Why am I blocked? This is absolutely ridiculous.
Your IP is in the range of the dog and rapper vandal, and that is why you were blocked. To edit, please log in. ~~~~
I was blocked from editing but I don't have an account?
I am blocked , I didn't have an account?
Hi I am blocked by editing I believe my IP is in the range of dog & rapper vandal-- can u unblock. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Replied by email.
Why hello! I as well have had this issue. Could you assist the situation? email@example.com
Sent you an email too.
HI Graham. I need help creating an account please firstname.lastname@example.org
I already emailed you. What username would you like?
I too just found out my IP address is blocked too under the dog and rapper vandal. I would like to know how you are allowed to block hundreds of IP a dresses? I have never attempted to make any edit on any page till today.
I live in Florida, I've always lived in Florida. Never been to Pennsylvania where the dog and rapper vandal IP addresses originate from so I'm not understanding why I'm blocked.
Im a florida # 2 but in az for years now
I just found another link to users that you have blocked. It seems like you lumped many of us metro PCS/T Mobile customers together. I have never had a Wikipedia account but I just requested one and I'm waiting for the email yo log in. I still dont understand why you cannot block the individual IP a dresses that are causing problems instead of punishing those of us that are in the "range" my IP address has never been in the range of Pennsylvania. I think you are one rude arrogant person.
Yea i have never made a edit but im blocked from it. Metropcs user too.
I'm sorry you've been having problems. However, IP addresses in that range change so often that I had no choice but to take such a drastic action.
Mr. Graham87, know that you've blocked IP addresses in San Francisco and Bay Area, where the Wikipedia main office is located. I will definitely go in-person and prove to them that what you are doing undermines Wikipedia. You just block thousands of IP addresses for no apparent reason. Sad.
Hi. I'm having a similar issue as well with this and it is a brand new phon. I've never had an account on Wikipedia and I live in California nowhere near the dog rapper. Can you please advise as to how I am supposed to create a new account with a blocked message.
Hello, go to the Wikipedia:Request an account page on the English Wikipedia.
This can't be serious. I'm blocked for who knows what??? How do I correct this?
You're blocked because your IP range has been used by the dog and rapper vandal along with many other miscreants. To edit, use an account.
I am also blocked from editing. I have never tried to edit an artical till now.
Can you please stop blocking these IP addresses? It is very inconvenient for us and the guy is using a VPN so he can still edit the pages as much as he wants, blocking IP addresses solves nothing and creates many inconveniences for being blocked because someone used my IP address in a VPN. Please just unblock all of those IP addresses involved in this case, they are actual people that don't deserve this.
Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures. All VPN should be blocked anyway.
This arbitrary IP block has caused many wikipedia pages to decay and display outdated information. We will no longer be contributing to wikipedia as it is now neither a source of up-to-date information nor community building.
I have never used Wikipedia and I’m blocked. What is this amateur hour?? Have you ever studied computer science or data forensics to make such a decision?
I WAS BLOCKED FROM EDITING BECAUSE I HAD INTRODUCED ACTUAL QUOTES AND INFO TO THE WALTER DEAN MYERS PAGE! IT REPORTED MY INFO AS"VANDALIZING"
Hi I've never had an account on any wiki site just found out about this. But I'm prevented from making one because of the dog and rapper guy how my IP address is in this range is weird. I was trying to do so from a cell phone which is my only internet portal. And live in the south west U.S. anyway can you contact me at email@example.com to let me know how to proceed.
Please remove Graham87's moderator powers.
I've also had this issue. I'm not sure what a dog and rapper is, but I have done nothing of the calibur.
Um... I've never esited any dog pages 😂 or rappers.. what is wrong with you?
Dude you said you blocked the whole US
Ye you littelry blocked me too just Bc I’m on T-Mobile
I’m blocked to and I can’t post anything either because someone keeps hiding my posts
I'm blocked too. I live in Massachusetts for heavens sake this is ridiculous
This graham87 seems a bit sketchy
Hey I’m blocked because of the dog and rapper vandal I’ve never edited anything, can I be unblocked
This guy is ridiculous. He has blocked God-knows how many people from using one of Wikipedia's major features because he can't handle a troll. Or is too lazy to. If this was the correct way to deal with these kind of vandal situations, no-one would ever be able to edit wikipedia. I mean just think about it.
As I frequent Wikipedia often, and donate $6 every month, I’m no longer donating to Wikipedia because of this. Absolutely ridiculous that I was blocked.
Man I'm in Kentucky on MetroPCS, my IP shouldn't be blocked from a state-length away like this. I just wanted to fix some frikkin grammar on a Tron page. It's not worth the song-and-dance. Not gonna bother waiting four months, either. Feel free to dig up the issue I found, Graham, 'cuz Tron's the only hint I'll give.
If a VPN is the only work around that I'm willing to bother with, no wonder this 'vandal' took to them.
Agreed, this is ridiculous. To let most of the U.S. population to edit, the 2607:fb90::/32 range has to be unblocked. It seems that the "dog and rapper vandal" is the cause of the block; however, many innocent users have been affected, including us and Ron liebman (a long-time regular contributor to SABR). This just doesn't seem fair at best, and no actions have ever been considered by the administrators. Considering that one of an administrator's tasks is to accommodate other users, this is very dissapointing. This has totally gone out of proportion. Xavier Nady (talk) 21:24, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
This is completely ridiculous garbage. I've been trying for days - DAYS - to fix an error in with no avail because this breaks the login system. I'm in a rural area. Mobile hotspot is my ONLY internet. Thank GOD I visited a friend and brought my laptop so I could ACTUALLY sign into my account. If not, there'd be some garbage on that page about who knows what forever.
Like previous commentor, I'm ending my donations effective now. Someone with this much power doing this is clearly narcissistic and in no way fit for the position. Maybe Wikipedia deserves to burn so a better place can form.
Hi! Please know I block anonymous users sometimes
Unwarranted blocking of IP
Why did you block my IP address? Who are you and why do you have that authority?
Because of disruption from the range. I'm an admin and they can block IP addresses.
Blocked for no reason
I make edits maybe once a year, making referrals to pages or correcting spelling mistakes, it appears I have been banned for "CU-prompted rangeblock" by "Drmies", why ? Can I get unbanned? I honestly didn't do anything.
I am not Drmies.
I'm happy for you, Graham! Cause I gotta go teach, and I'm sure the students haven't read the stuff, and there was no coffee this morning... Take care, ~~~~
IP Range blocked for no apparent reason, could anyone help me out? thanks.
Hey there, I've been blocked from Wikipedia editing for the reason "CU-prompted rangeblock" by the user "Drmies", I am unable to create an account, log-in or edit in the IP range of "22.214.171.124/16" Could anyone help me out?
I was recently blocked by you from being able to edit a Wikipedia page. I have no reason why. I wanted to correct mistakes made on said page about The Citizens party of Catalonia, which has erroneous errors. Errors I wanted to correct were for instance it being center right, which is blatantly false (How can you be center and it's parliament party being an alliance for liberals and democrats?). Another error is one of its ideologies being "liberalism" when it is against Catalonian independence.
Please allow me to edit Wikipedia.
Hello, sorry about the block. Please log in to edit. I can't find an article with a title like the one you're describing.
Ah yes. Well the statements in there are extensively referenced so a new user trying to correct them woudn't go down too well.
Whoever wrote that doesn't know what they're talking about. That political party is not center-right, nor does it have anything to do with "liberalism".
person who wrote it and the people watching over it are clueless, thank you at least for knowing things.
Blocked from editing wiki
The reason given by Drmies is CU-prompted rangeblock....
Hi i just tried editing and got this reason.
Can you help me please?
Why am I blocked?
Hello Mr. Graham87, I tried to make an account with Wikipedia today and found that my IP address is blocked by you due to abuse in Dog and Rapper Vandal from Pennsylvania. I do not understand why I have been blocked since I have never had an Wikipedia account ever and I have never been to or live in Pennsylvania. I would greatly appreciate being unblocked by you. I will also be reaching out to Wikipedia itself to take steps to find out why I am blocked by you. Thank you!
Hello, unfortunately the block affects all TMobile customers in the US; this was the only way to slow down the dog and rapper vandal. However you can request an account.
ALL TMBOILE CUSTOMERS?? That's insane to block everyone using a phone company for the actions of one individual.