User talk:Huntmog

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


Request reason:

My apartment IP adress is apparently blocked. I was told before (on my IP user talk page), that if I registered at a different location then logged in on this IP, I would be able to edit. Well it still wont let me. This is getting a little rediculous. I have done no spamming or editing involving graffiti on this IP address. When I asked for a block removal before, the "moderator" acted like he was a person of power and typed in a condescending tone. This is going to be the downfall of Wikipedia: moderators who think they are better than others and block at will. What happened to Wikipedia being a module of consensus? But hey, if you all want the Denny Crum wiki to remain with false information, then by all means keep me blocked!

Decline reason:

Your attitude of persecution here notwithstanding, you are not blocked personally. There is a technical feature of the MediaWiki software called an "autoblock" which sometimes results in an account being blocked not for its actions, but merely because it uses the same IP address of another user which is also blocked. This is used to prevent users from creating or useing new accounts while they are blocked, but on a rare occasion causes an innocent party to be blocked. It should be noted that this is not caused because of malice, or administrator abuse, and is not intended to be a slight towards yourself or anyone. It is an unfortunate event, but not one for which any blame needs be assigned. It can be easily remedied, but requires YOU to help us find the source of the problem so we can correct it. Simply follow the instructions I have left below, exactly, and we can fix your problem. Again, this is not personal, merely an unfortunate event that no one could have forseen or controlled. If you want it fixed, simply follow the instructions below, and keep a positive attitude and outlook! Jayron32.talk.contribs 03:20, 23 March 2009 (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.


Huntmog (talk) 22:09, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

This account doesn't appear to be blocked, so you must be under an autoblock; what exactly does it say when you try to edit? Sarcasticidealist (talk) 22:53, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Block Message[edit]

You are currently unable to edit pages on Wikipedia. You can still read pages, but you cannot edit, change, or create them. Editing from 98.231.16.0/20 (your account, IP address, or IP address range) has been disabled by Nishkid64 for the following reason(s):


That is the exact message I get, and that is from a discussion page, not even trying to edit the actual page. Huntmog (talk) 23:31, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Clearing an autoblock[edit]

Clearing an autoblock

Due to the nature of the block applied we need additional information before we can decide whether to unblock you. It is very likely that you are not personally blocked. If you are prevented from editing, it may be because you are autoblocked or blocked because of your IP address. Without further details there is nothing further we can do to review or lift your block. Please follow these instructions:

  1. If you have a Wikipedia account, please ensure that you are logged in.
    Your account name will be visible in the top right of this page if you are.
    If it isn't, try bypassing your web browser's cache.
  2. Try to edit the Sandbox.
  3. If you are still blocked, copy the {{unblock-ip|...}} code generated for you under the "IP blocked?" section. This is usually hidden within the "What do I do now?" section. If so, just click the "[show]" link to the right hand side to show this text.
  4. Paste the code at the bottom of your user talk page and click save.

If you are not blocked from editing the sandbox then the autoblock on your IP address has already expired and you can resume editing. --Jayron32.talk.contribs 03:16, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

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This blocked user's request to have autoblock on his/her IP address lifted has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request.
Huntmog (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)
ip address (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · address.html RBLs · address http · block user · block log)

Block message:

autoblock message


Decline reason:

Can't help you without an IP address. — Daniel Case (talk) 04:54, 23 March 2009 (UTC)


Is this the right template? Not gonna lie, the templates listed are a bit wordy and confusing for an average internet user such as myself. It does say that my "autoblock will expire April 27th", not sure if that helps in clarifying this at all. Preciate any help in getting unblocked.... Huntmog (talk) 04:02, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

The block message you get should tell you the IP you're editing from. We need that to help you out. Daniel Case (talk) 04:54, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
The trick is, you need to follow the instructions above EXACTLY. When you edit a page, it generates a block message, right? There will be a code that looks like {{unblock-ip|...}} except that the unblock-ip bit will be followed by EITHER an IP address or a 6 digit code like "#345261" We need one of those two numbers to find the source of the problem. Only you can give us this information, we cannot find it for you. If you just copy the entire {{unblock-ip|...}} template, we should be able to solve this. --Jayron32.talk.contribs 05:35, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Trying again.[edit]

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This blocked user's request to have autoblock on his/her IP address lifted has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request.
Huntmog (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)
98.231.16.0/20 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Block message:

original block message


Decline reason:

It is very likely you have not been personally blocked. Unfortunately, we are unable to unblock you because you have been caught in a rangeblock. These are applied to stop persistent vandals from using multiple IP addresses to evade their block. For our security, we cannot release this block early unless there is clear evidence of severe collateral damage. You can, however, log in to edit. If you don't have an account, you can email us to request an account. Click here and let us know what username you would like to use, making sure to add a link to this page for our reference. Sorry for the inconvenience, but please let us know if you have any questions. A minority of rangeblocks are "hard blocked" and prohibit editing even if logged in, due to exceptional vandalism or other similar issues. If despite creating an account, you still find that you cannot edit even when logged in, then please contact us again with the relevant error message. — Daniel Case (talk) 14:28, 23 March 2009 (UTC)


Im at work now and not my apartment where the IP is apparently blocked, but that is the IP number that popped up last night at my apartment.

Jayron - Thank you for the help but please understand where I am coming from. As a moderator on several forums, I understand that it is often frustrating dealing with the mundane issues of the internet. However, the guy acted like a tool, did not help me at all, and insinuated that either A)I was stealing internet service or B) Lieing about being new to the apartment and not understanding why my IP was blocked. Huntmog (talk) 14:12, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Trying again.[edit]

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This blocked user's request to have autoblock on his/her IP address lifted has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request.
Huntmog (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)
98.231.16.46 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log)

Block message:

original block message


Decline reason:

Sorry, this is a checkuser block, which normal admins mustn't undo. Please ask the blocking checkuser, Nishkid64 (talk · contribs), per e-mail. —  Sandstein  17:21, 23 March 2009 (UTC)


Just went back and did a little research and this is the IP that was marked on my talk page so I am guessing it is the exact IP. Huntmog (talk) 14:12, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Yup, that's the IP in question, and it is indeed rangeblocked. The only way out of this is an IP block exemption, which we normally don't give out to users with this limited a history. But you seem pretty determined to contribute, and I see nothing harmful in your edit history. We might be able to do this on a temporary basis ... I will consult with other admins. Daniel Case (talk) 17:50, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for staying in touch. It speaks well to what you would like to accomplish as an editor. I am going offline now for a bit, but I hope to be able to check on this in a few hours. Daniel Case (talk) 18:24, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
Based on a brief conversation with Daniel Case at my talk page, we are in agreement that we are willing to extend to you good faith that you are not the person whom the rangeblock was intended to stop. I have granted your account a special permission known as IP Block Exemption. Please read that blue linked policy page. Be aware that IP Block Exemption allows you to edit through IP blocks like this. However, if it turns out you are abusing the right, but using this account to vandalize, or if it is confirmed that you ARE the person whom the rangeblock was enacted to stop, you still may be directly blocked for abuse. Good luck, and happy editing! You should be free to edit any page now. --Jayron32.talk.contribs 20:55, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome. It's things like this that remind us all of the importance of assuming good faith. And while we're on that, I must apologize for my speculations that you were stealing service at the IP talk page ... later I realized from your wording that you didn't just use existing service, Comcast just probably assigned your new account an IP in the range. Daniel Case (talk) 13:44, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
I've now adjusted the block, so you'll now be able to edit while logged in. Editing anonymously is still disabled, however. I hope this resolves this issue. Sorry for the inconvenience! Nishkid64 (Make articles, not wikidrama) 02:33, 25 March 2009 (UTC)