Wikipedia:Appealing a block
During day-to-day operations, Wikipedia administrators routinely block accounts and IP ranges to reduce or prevent vandalism and other serious inappropriate behavior. This page explains to blocked users why they may have been blocked, as well as how to request an unblock.
|Some kinds of blocks restrict editing from an IP range, and not just from a given user. They do not always mean that the blocked user has done anything wrong. See below for instructions if you are blocked and do not believe you have done anything wrong. We can help if this is the case.|
|This page in a nutshell: A block is not a punishment, but a way to prevent further disruption. Blocked users should understand the reasons for the block, and convince administrators that they won't disrupt the project if they are unblocked.|