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Old 29th April 2022, 04:24 PM   #1
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Wikipedia block appeal?

I finally decided I might have enough knowledge on a topic that I wanted to contribute something on Wikipedia. I tried to create an account but was told I was blocked because of a range ban for another 5 months. To my knowledge, I've never had an account, never edited, never posted, - in short, I didn' do nuffin. From their faq:

Some kinds of blocks restrict editing from specific service providers or telecom companies in response to recent abuse or vandalism, and affect other users who are unrelated to that abuse.

So some jerk in my neighborhood has been vandalizing and I'm blocked? I've appealed, but am not hopeful. I'll see if a VPN gets around it, but again - not hopeful. Any constructive comments?
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Old 30th April 2022, 05:19 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by CriticalThanking View Post
I finally decided I might have enough knowledge on a topic that I wanted to contribute something on Wikipedia. I tried to create an account but was told I was blocked because of a range ban for another 5 months. To my knowledge, I've never had an account, never edited, never posted, - in short, I didn' do nuffin. From their faq:

Some kinds of blocks restrict editing from specific service providers or telecom companies in response to recent abuse or vandalism, and affect other users who are unrelated to that abuse.

So some jerk in my neighborhood has been vandalizing and I'm blocked? I've appealed, but am not hopeful. I'll see if a VPN gets around it, but again - not hopeful. Any constructive comments?

A VPN often doesn't get around it. I have Nord VPN, which is one of the best, but while I can view and login, clicking [edit] shows I'm blocked. I'm assuming that Wikipedia can detect if you are using a proxy or a VPN and blocks you for that reason

However, I haven't really tried switching to different locations to see if I can find one that lets me in.
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