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This is our vandalism/spam battle page. It's used for discussions of particular, and general spamming incidents and our reactions to them.


Baratumz (talk · contribs · page moves · block user · block log) --Holomay (talk) 14:01, 25 February 2014 (GMT)

Ooooh, someone discovered this page again! :) Done. Robin Hood  (talk) 22:10, 25 February 2014 (GMT)

Edits to hide[edit]

Hail, admins! I believe that edits of this nature usually get special treatment. Just wanted to point those out for you. Thanks for keeping the wiki clean :) ~ Shuryard (talk) 16:42, 18 February 2015 (GMT)

Taken care of. For now, I haven't actually blocked the IP, since he appears to be IP-hopping, but if it keeps up, I'll put in a short range block. Thanks for letting us know! Robin Hood  (talk) 17:03, 18 February 2015 (GMT)
Some more. Edits containing personal info: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Enjoy ;p   ~ Shuryard (talk) 16:28, 3 March 2015 (GMT)
Done. Thanks for the reports! Robin Hood  (talk) 19:31, 3 March 2015 (GMT)

Spam bot?[edit]

Here it is again, same page, same nonsense, similar IP. Shuryard (talk) 14:33, 25 February 2015 (GMT)

Yup, using Geolocate on the IPs show the same location. I've added a temp block on the IP for an admin to extend later. •WoahBro►talk 14:39, 25 February 2015 (GMT)
I've blocked the entire range for a week, as there are no legitimate edits from anyone in that range. We'll see what happens after that. Robin Hood  (talk) 15:10, 25 February 2015 (GMT)

Multiple Abuse?[edit]

I cannot say for sure, but it looks like it is the same abuser: 1, 2 and 3. Could you look into it? Thanks.   ~Shuryard (talk) 09:46, 4 April 2015 (GMT)

That certainly looks like the same vandal to me. All the IP addresses are from the same ISP, so I've blocked the entire range for a week. We'll see if they return after that. Robin Hood  (talk) 15:09, 4 April 2015 (GMT)
Our "friend" returned?  ~Shuryard (talk) 13:58, 8 May 2015 (GMT)
Banhammer fall down, go boom. ;) Blocked for six months. Robin Hood  (talk) 19:37, 8 May 2015 (GMT)

Same page being abused[edit]

This is how it started and then the same deletion was done two more times, although IPs are different. Could you take a look, please? Thanks.   ~Shuryard (talk) 01:07, 12 April 2015 (GMT)

☑Yes Done. Page Protected. Jeancey (talk) 01:32, 12 April 2015 (GMT)

Edits to Hide (2)[edit]

Some Chameleon magic is required here :) Thanks!  ~Shuryard (talk) 21:40, 14 May 2015 (GMT)

Done! Robin Hood  (talk) 22:47, 14 May 2015 (GMT)
Some more: 1, 2, 3, 4. Thanks for the cleanups!  ~Shuryard (talk) 17:59, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh, those are no fun...I don't get to use the banhammer! :Þ Taken care of. Robin Hood  (talk) 18:37, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, another "no-fun" one :)  ~Shuryard (talk) 23:27, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Done. —Legoless (talk) 23:31, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Old one. Also, the Vandalism page got some inappropriate attention lately. Is protecting it a good idea?  ~Shuryard (talk) 13:05, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
I considered it, but I was iffy on whether there'd been enough activity to justify protection. If it happens again, I will (but don't consider that a request, IP editors! :Þ). Oh and I hid the edit you mentioned as well. Robin Hood  (talk) 16:14, 3 July 2015 (UTC)


During the last week of heightened activity (full moon? :)), some of those slipped through the cracks: SonjaProbert067, BrittanyLuft8, DemiP723952. Thanks!  ~Shuryard (talk) 19:55, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Done. I'll also have a look through our logs later and see if there are any IP addresses and the like that may be responsible for the uptick. Robin Hood  (talk) 21:28, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Range Block Needed?[edit] and —Legoless (talk) 22:03, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

That would capture at least one set of legitimate, recent edits, so it's probably best to just block them individually unless they really go nuts. Robin Hood  (talk) 22:40, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

New one[edit]

This one here: Special:Contributions/ it is this time. Timeoin (talk) 10:17, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Addendum - Fuller did a 6 hour block. Timeoin (talk) 10:19, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Edit to hide[edit]

Edit containing personal information --Holomay (talk) 09:47, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Someone Vandalized my talk page[edit]

some Anyonymous user at edited my talk page. ive undone the edit but i hear there is vandalism going on lately so i figured id report this to you.

Chizmad (talk) 02:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the much-delayed reply—I no longer had this page on my watchlist, so I hadn't seen your report. I've revision-deleted the comments in question. This long after the incident, it's probably not worth taking any other action, but I'll keep an eye on your page in case it happens again. Robin Hood  (talk) 22:26, 23 June 2018 (UTC)