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Better template message needed for accidental users of open or anonymizing proxy servers.[edit]

Proxy block screenshot on Wikipedia

Having logged on to my user account with a new Android device (which uses Puffin Browser as default), I found myself blocked with a warning message for operating via an open or anonymizing proxy. After the initial panic had subsided, and after over half an hour of checking my IP address, my network and my WiFi connection, a Google search finally revealed that the browser was itself acting as a proxy server and its IP address was blacklisted. - not something I was aware the browser was doing.

I have no idea how many other browsers operate in this way, but it would have been immensely helpful if the blocking template text had suggested this as one possible cause to investigate. I wonder how many other users get bamboozled by the over-technical template text, or by the subsequent lack of information on possible browser problems at this Help page (to which blocked users are directed when they don't understand the warning.)

So, I'd like to suggest that the following line be considered for inclusion as the penultimate sentence in the warning template:" ... (such as a virus). Alternatively, check whether you are using a browser that acts as a proxy. For more info . . ."

It would seem a simple and effective enhancement. Regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 01:05, 21 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 20 January 2018[edit]

Can you add the merger template to this page because I'm proposing that Wikipedia:What to do if you are blocked be merged into this article? (talk) 15:57, 20 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done: Although I think the merger is not necessary, I have placed the mergefrom tag here on your behalf for notification purposes. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 17:46, 20 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wording & punctuation, and link[edit]

Under "Most common causes" I recommend:

—DIV ( (talk) 10:28, 1 July 2019 (UTC))Reply[reply]

What happen my wikipedia account[edit]

What happen my wikipedia account CHETTAMAINA LAXMAN (talk) 15:10, 17 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

it's saying i am blocked my IP address is: 2607:fb90:7ad5:8923:f488:66a2:35e0:13c3192.0.0.4 Spiritual0001 (talk) 18:07, 4 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mine also blocked for no reason and I have forgotten my password so i cannot reset my password. Please help FS11h1 Fs11h (talk) 17:02, 19 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am blocked[edit]

My username FS11h1 has been blocked. I have only done some minor edits. And I have forgot my password and due to the block cannot reset password. Please help. Thank you Fs11h (talk) 17:00, 19 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion on consolidating pages about/for blocked editors[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at MediaWiki talk:Blockedtext § Redundant help pages. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:41, 27 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am IP blocked and i dont know why[edit]

I am IP blocked and I don't know why! I am writing only the true and I haven't write anything that's inappropriate! Help me please. (talk) 09:45, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're not blocked here at least, you were able to edit this page. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 15:08, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]