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Blocks' FAQ

This FAQ will answer some common questions about Wikipedia:Blocks.

What is a block?

A block is the method by which administrators prevent users from editing Wikipedia.

How do I request a block?

See Wikipedia:Blocking policy#Requesting blocks.

If I have been blocked, how can I get unblocked?

See Wikipedia:Appealing a block and Wikipedia:Guide to appealing blocks.

If I made an account on Wikipedia on one IP address but opened it on another, would that create problems?

You could be affected by an Wikipedia:Autoblock. You can request an unblock for these circumstances, see Template:Autoblock for instructions on how.

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