MediaWiki:Autoblockedtext

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You are currently unable to edit pages on Wikipedia due to an autoblock affecting your IP address.

This is because someone using this internet address or shared proxy server was blocked. The ability of all users on this IP address to edit pages has been automatically suspended to prevent abuse by the blocked party. Innocent users are sometimes caught in an autoblock. It may be the case that you have done nothing wrong.

A user of this IP address was blocked by $1 for the following reason (see our blocking policy):

$2

This block has been set to expire: $6. The block ID is: $5.

Note that you have not been blocked from editing directly. Most likely your computer is on a shared network with other people.
If you believe that you should not be subjected to this autoblock, please follow the instructions at {{Autoblock}}.

What does this mean?

As on many websites, Wikipedia administrators occasionally block accounts and IP ranges that are deemed responsible for or related to problematic activity. You may be an innocent victim of collateral damage, whereby a block of some other activity has accidentally caused your account to be unable to edit pages. If your editing access has been blocked by mistake, it will be reactivated very quickly, as soon as you let an administrator know of the problem. The box above gives the information you will need.

What is a block?
A block is a measure used to protect Wikipedia from possible improper use, or modification in breach of editorial policies. Once blocks are over, they become history unless problems recur. Blocks can apply to a user account, an IP, or a range of IPs. A number of automated features identify unblocked usage which apparently should be blocked; these are known as autoblocks and can be quickly rectified if incorrect.
Most common cause of an autoblock
Your IP matches that used by another blocked account, or the software believes your account or IP is connected to another blocked account. Ask for further information and/or request unblocking. Due to the nature of some Internet service providers, automatic blocks may inadvertently affect people other than the person whose account was blocked.

Rectifying an autoblock

Unblock request

If you are unjustly affected by this block, please copy-paste the following text to the bottom of your user talk page:

{{unblock-auto|2=<nowiki>$2</nowiki>|3=$1|4=$5}}

An administrator will show up shortly to review the block once you have added the above template to the bottom of your talk page.

If this problem affects you repeatedly, we encourage you to contact your service provider or IT department and ask them to contact Wikimedia's XFF project about enabling X-Forwarded-For HTTP headers on their proxy servers. This will reduce the chances of you being affected by future automatic blocks.

This system exists for the purpose of reviewing blocks only—any request to make edits to articles on your behalf will be disregarded. Correspondence containing legal threats, personal attacks or rudeness are likely to be ignored and may result in the lengthening of pre-existing blocks.