User:Just Step Sideways/Self-blocking requirements

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Sometimes users ask that they be blocked for their own good. Wikipedia's blocking policy says that "typically, such requests are refused." Typically they are, but that does not mean it's impossible. Some administrators, myself included, are willing to make such blocks under certain conditions. The below listed requirements are my personal standards for making such a block, and are not binding on any other admin. These are only the basic requirements; requests meeting these terms may still be declined at my discretion. Requests should be made on my talk page.

Before making a request please consider using the wikibreak enforcer which accomplishes the same thing, is something you can do yourself, and does not leave an entry in your block log.


  • Requests from accounts with brief editing histories or shared ip addresses will not be considered.
  • You must have a specific time frame for which you wish to be blocked, open-ended requests will not be considered.
  • The block term should be for a significant period of time, not just a day or two.
  • You agree that you will be hard blocked, meaning you will be blocked from editing your talk page or using Wikipedia's email system. This is to prevent you from appealing the block since you requested it in the first place, so don't ask if you are not serious.
  • You cannot have any recent warnings for vandalism or other bad-faith edits.
  • You cannot be "under a cloud." If there is a current discussion at the admin noticeboard or elsewhere regarding a possible block of your account your request will not be considered.
  • If you have ever been blocked for abusing multiple accounts your request will not be considered.
  • Wikipedia is not therapy. The more often you ask to be blocked the lower the chances are that I will do it for you.
  • If you evade the block I will immediately extend your self requested block to an indefinite hardblock, and do the same for the sock account and/or any ip addresses used.