User talk:203.81.67.254

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May 2013[edit]

You have been blocked temporarily from editing for vandalism and proxy abuse. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding below this notice the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  Reaper Eternal (talk) 15:12, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
If this is a shared IP address, and you did not make the edits, consider creating an account for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant notices.
You have been blocked from editing for a period of 60 hours for vandalism, as you did at Comedown Machine. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding below this notice the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  :) ·Salvidrim!·  21:10, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
If this is a shared IP address, and you did not make the edits, consider creating an account for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant notices.
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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

203.81.67.254 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribs deleted contribscreation log change block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

This is a shared IP at a public internet in a provincial capital with more bedbugs than tourists. Anyone with the level of English slang/profanity necessary to make the above two edits, two days apart, rarely stays more than a day or two, and probably moved on ages ago. At any rate, the only tourist visa for this area is 28 days, a six month block is probably overkill, especially since the talk page is blocked as well. 118.175.184.102 (talk) 08:26, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Talk page access does not appear to be disabled. If someone happens to use this IP, they can provide a real unblock request. Kuru (talk) 14:38, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

203.81.67.254 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribs deleted contribscreation log change block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

Check again, the user talk page is indeed blocked or I would have made the request from that IP. How else would I know it was blocked? Why else would I walk down the street and make the request from a different provider? Perhaps it is a range block? I believe 203.81.67.250 is also blocked, since it bounced me to that IP talk page when I tried to make the request. Does anyone really think a six month block makes sense here? It makes no difference to me personally, that merchant has already lost my business.

Decline reason:

This is an open proxy, so it is staying blocked. JamesBWatson (talk) 15:08, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

118.175.184.102 (talk) 13:06, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

  • 203.81.67.254's block settings do not include removal of talk page privileges; this talk page is not protected. 203.81.67.250 doesn't seem blocked at all. The only rangeblock that is even remotely in that area would be 208.108.212.0/25 but I'm not familiar enough with rangeblocks to know if that's the one. Can you tell us what message it is giving you when trying to edit this talk page using its IP? :) ·Salvidrim!·  13:41, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  • This IP address appears to be directly blocked as a proxy - see here and the block log -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 15:44, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Yup, that absolutely supports what I said, although I still don't see any way the IP would be prevented from editing this talk page. :) ·Salvidrim!·  16:11, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Were you trying to edit from a Wikipedia account? Talk page access is not blocked that I can see, but logged-in users cannot edit on this IP. Peridon (talk) 15:46, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
The other IP close to this one that's appealing has managed to edit the talk page there. Peridon (talk) 15:49, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
This is what's known as an open proxy confirmation edit, meaning anyone in the world with an Internet connection (not just travellers in Thailand/Burma on a tourist visa) can use this IP address. The IP is open by connecting to 203.81.68.203 port 80. The actual IP it exits from varies over a small range (between .249 and .254 I think), as can be seen by this edit. Not being able to edit the talk page may be because the actual edit to this page arbitrarily comes from .249 or .252 which are also directly blocked for exactly the same reasons. It may be worth asking a checkuser to have a look at the collateral and IPBE; I'm currently a bit occupied elsewhere. zzuuzz. 203.81.67.250 (talk) 16:46, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Hm, it explains why the user was redirected to .250 after failing to edit; then shouldn't we rangeblock/directly block them all as open proxies? And how sure are you that the actual IP used is only in the .249-.254 range? :) ·Salvidrim!·  17:41, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Oooh, Block! Block! Nasty nasty proxies. Because, you know, someone once used this IP to type "this band sucks" or somesuch on an indie band article way back in May 4. Block them all! Sniff them out with the sniffer dogs! Who cares whether any particular IP ever actually typed any vandalism. Block the whole range! Call a checkuser! Call Dudley Do-Right! Call Sherlock Holmes! Call the Federal Reserve! Exterminate! Exterminate!

Yes, attempting to edit the talk page causes a redirect to a different page and yes, it said something like "open proxy error". And when I try to straighten it out, I get treated like a criminal.118.175.184.102 (talk) 06:12, 4 June 2013 (UTC)