User talk:ProgVal

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This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

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

Request reason:

The IP address I use ( belongs to my server (which hosts no open proxy) and I am the only user; I can prove it if you want. The reason this address is blocked is it belongs to the range, which is used for dedicated servers hosting (at ProgVal (talk) 17:37, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Accept reason:

Soft block implemented. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:50, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm a little confused; you just made an edit 3 minutes after posting this to an article. That would mean you're not blocked, if so. only (talk) 17:47, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

I had to switch to another IP address, which I cannot always use ProgVal (talk) 17:49, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
I have softblocked the IP address. You have approximately 1.5 years until this needs reviewing. Please to be sure to be familiar with the sockpuppetry policy. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:50, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Isn't sockpuppetry about using multiple accounts? I do not have another account, neither did I logout to edit anonymously… ProgVal (talk) 15:09, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Oh, you meant unblocked the IP address. It looks like it didn't work, I am still getting the same block message (“Editing from has been blocked (disabled) by Elockid for the following reason(s): The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because the IP range you are editing from is a web host provider. […]”). ProgVal (talk) 15:16, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it's to do with multiple deceptive use, I'm sure doesn't apply here but I thought I'd mention it. You should be able to log in and edit. Unregistered use will not work, but you should be able to log in. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:57, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I am able to log in, but not to edit. ProgVal (talk) 15:59, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
Zzuuzz has added an anon-only block for your specific IP address to the existing range block, evidently thinking that would over-ride the range block, but my understanding is that puts the restrictions of both blocks in force jointly on your IP address, neither countermanding the effects of the other. I may be wrong about that, but if I am right then it explains why you still can't edit. I have contacted the original blocking administrator, Elockid, and asked him to look into the situation. I do hope this can get sorted out soon, but I'm afraid you may have to be patient for a while. JamesBWatson (talk) 21:09, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
I understand. Thanks for your help! ProgVal (talk) 21:20, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
My understanding is the more specific block applies, and this has always worked before. ProgVal, could you confirm the 'exit' IP address you're using - it should be shown in the block message. You can also check by going to Special:Mytalk when logged out. It's possible that edits could come from a different IP. -- zzuuzz (talk) 04:05, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
The block message shows the range: My IP address is (shown both in Special:MyPage and with a different tool). ProgVal (talk) 06:42, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
zzuuzz, my understanding is that the most restrictive block will override any less restrictive blocks, and that certainly seems to be the case here. IPBE is the only way around a hardblock like this unless the editor can use a different range. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 13:46, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
We shall see. Could you please try editing with the IP while you are logged in again ProgVal? -- zzuuzz (talk) 18:46, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, there is still no change :/ ProgVal (talk) 08:47, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Then they must have fixed it. As they say, IPBE is the only way. You'll have to ask the blocking admin, by email I expect. Point to this discussion. -- zzuuzz (talk) 05:17, 9 January 2014 (UTC)