Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/General Tojo

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General Tojo
Original name(s) General Tojo, real name Keith Bridgeman
Wikilifespan March 24, 2006—April 2011
ISP Tiscali UK Limited
Known IPs 88.104.0.0/13, 80.40.0.0/13 (but see main text)
Physical location Longford, England
Severity Moderate to High
Requests for comment [1]
Requests for arbitration see below
Instructions Block on sight and revert
Status Unknown


Modus operandi

Keith Bridgeman aka. General Tojo is a sockpuppeteer that was indefinitely banned on June 22, 2006 for disruption. He currently uses sockpuppets to evade bans. Tojo has over 400 suspected sockpuppets.

He also has a known history of POV pushing against Parkinson's disease and dissociation. This user has also edited atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Should this happen, revert this and block the sockpuppet(s) immediately. Then tag the sock user name with either template: {{Blockedsock|General Tojo}} or {{Sockpuppet|General Tojo}} and hit the user talk page with {{sockblock}}.

For reasons that are not clear, Tojo is lately preoccupied with attacking other users with claims of child molestation or paedophilia [2].

He has recently been adding links to his new website, viartis.net[3]. Handily enough, a whois lookup [4] confirms what some had suspected, but which GT had refuted: that he is Mr. Keith Bridgeman, alive and kicking (despite that fatal car crash).

Note: General Tojo appears to be using Sockpuppets to revert additions made by several editors, including PaulWicks (talk · contribs) and Jfdwolff (talk · contribs).

07/01/08 General Tojo is back, following activity on the National Parkinson's Foundation site. Current incarnation appears to be Roger_Dunkan (talk · contribs), keep on the lookout. --PaulWicks (talk) 22:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry

See also User:Fred Bauder/GT for a list of sockpuppets.

Range Blocks

General Tojo is editing from the range of www.tiscali.com at 88.104.0.0 - 88.107.255.255. To block the entire Tiscali range it is necessary to make four blocks (since Range blocks MediaWiki only support CIDR suffixes between 16 and 31):

Since then, he has edited from 201.243.255.160. Tom Harrison Talk 12:10, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
And 125.243.245.66. Looks like open proxies, but I do not have the time to check carefully now. -- Chris 73 | Talk 12:16, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Blocked both IP'S indef as open proxies. -- Chris 73 | Talk 12:39, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Range block history

These are excerpts from the range block for the Tiscali range, with the newest on the top. -- Chris 73 | Talk 00:06, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

  • 00:40, August 12, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.106.0.0/16 (contribs) (Try this)
  • 05:19, August 9, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) blocked "88.106.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of indefinite (Please mail fredbaud at ctelco.net for information about accessing Wikipedia from Tiscali)
  • 05:14, August 9, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.106.0.0/16 (contribs) (Going to change duration)
  • 13:54, August 8, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) blocked "88.106.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 24 hours (Persistent anonymous vandal)
  • 13:47, August 8, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.106.0.0/16 (contribs) (Check on situation)
  • 21:22, August 7, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) blocked "88.106.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 48 hours (Temporary block pending solution of General Tojo problem)
  • 13:33, August 6, 2006 Fred Bauder (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.104.0.0/16 (contribs) (Administrative necessity)
  • 13:22, August 6, 2006 Jfdwolff (talk · contribs) blocked "88.104.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 3 hours (apologies for inconvenience; your IP is being used by a disruptive user)
    • 13:22, August 6, 2006 Jfdwolff (talk · contribs) blocked "88.105.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 3 hours (apologies for inconvenience; your IP is being used by a disruptive user)
    • 13:22, August 6, 2006 Jfdwolff (talk · contribs) blocked "88.106.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 3 hours (apologies for inconvenience; your IP is being used by a disruptive user)
    • 13:22, August 6, 2006 Jfdwolff (talk · contribs) blocked "88.107.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 3 hours (apologies for inconvenience; your IP is being used by a disruptive user)
  • 13:40, August 2, 2006 Slowking Man (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.104.0.0/16 (contribs) (Unblocking Tiscali UK Limited IP ranges, as requested in #wikipedia due to wide effect of blocks; discuss at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
    • 13:39, August 2, 2006 Slowking Man (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.105.0.0/16 (contribs) (Unblocking Tiscali UK Limited IP ranges, as requested in #wikipedia due to wide effect of blocks; discuss at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
    • 13:39, August 2, 2006 Slowking Man (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.106.0.0/16 (contribs) (Unblocking Tiscali UK Limited IP ranges, as requested in #wikipedia due to wide effect of blocks; discuss at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
    • 13:38, August 2, 2006 Slowking Man (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.107.0.0/16 (contribs) (Unblocking Tiscali UK Limited IP ranges, as requested in #wikipedia due to wide effect of blocks; discuss at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
  • 01:24, July 31, 2006 Centrx (talk · contribs) blocked "88.106.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of indefinite (Block Tiscali UK Limited range due to Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
  • 01:21, July 31, 2006 Centrx (talk · contribs) unblocked 88.106.0.0/16 (contribs) (Unblocking briefly to allow person on IRC to make an account)
  • 23:47, July 30, 2006 Chris 73 (talk · contribs) blocked "88.107.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 1 week (Block Tiscali UK Limited range due to Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
    • 23:47, July 30, 2006 Chris 73 (talk · contribs) blocked "88.106.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 1 week (Block Tiscali UK Limited range due to Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
    • 23:47, July 30, 2006 Chris 73 (talk · contribs) blocked "88.105.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 1 week (Block Tiscali UK Limited range due to Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)
    • 23:46, July 30, 2006 Chris 73 (talk · contribs) blocked "88.104.0.0/16 (contribs)" with an expiry time of 1 week (Block Tiscali UK Limited range due to Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo)

Various discussions about General Tojo

2008/2009 self promotion for book on Ferdinand Magellan

Since his Parkinson Snake oil didn't get his company the desired results, he is now into publishing. Keith Bridgeman threw together some old texts and now calls himself editor of a book (the real authors are all contemporary and dead since 500 years). In his usual habit he shamelessly self promotes his book on all possible articles[6], [7], [8] [9][10] , while at the same time removing other valid references as foreign and incomplete, novelised biography, fictionalised,etc. [11]. An attempt to make an article at Magellan (book) was deleted quickly.

Articles that so far have been known to be spammed are:

Only one book on Ferdinand Magellan has been published yet, and another one about Pedro Álvares Cabral is expected for End of 2009. (Note to Keith Bridgemann: If you are ripping off dead authors, at least spell their names right. It is James McClymont, not MacClymont, and Gaspar Correia, not Correa, not even mentioning things like Diacritic marks. That's one error per book that I have checked on your list. You can't even plagiarize correctly.) According to his website other stuff they want to plagiarize off old authors is about, Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, Henry the Navigator, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Titian, Giovanni Bellini, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Giorgione, Paolo Veronese, Pietro Longhi, El Cid, Leonardo da Vinci, Constantine I, Music theory, Slavic mythology, Vitamin, Amino acid, and (of course) Parkinson's disease. Spamming is to be expected. Revert and block on sight. -- Chris 73 | Talk 14:17, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

I have created a template Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo/Books to be added to the talk page of the relevant articles. The template is:

Bad Book Spam warning

The vandal General Tojo is spamming Wikipedia by removing references and adding his books as the only reference. The books are nothing more than reprints of out of copyright sources, with spelling errors from the title page on forward (For example it is James McClymont, not MacClymont, and Gaspar Correia, not Correa, and Charles Edwards Lester, not Charles Lester Edwards). This article is one of his targets, please watch for removal of valid references and adding of the spam references by new users or IP's. The books spammed so far are:

  • Magellan (2008) by Francis Guillemard (died 1933), Antonio Pigafetta (died 1534), Francisco Albo (contemporary of Magellan), Gaspar Correa (contemporary of Magellan), Keith Bridgeman (Editor) and Tahira Arsham (Editor); ISBN 978-1906421007
  • Amerigo Vespucci (2009) by Charles Lester Edwards (died 1890), Amerigo Vespucci (died 1512), Keith Bridgeman (Editor) and Tahira Arsham (Editor); ISBN 978-1906421021
  • Pedro Cabral (2009) by James Roxburgh MacClymont (out of copyright author), William Brooks Greenlee (edited around 1939), Pero Vaz de Caminha (died 1500), Keith Bridgeman (Editor), and Tahira Arsham (Editor);ISBN 978-1906421014

Please watch for removal of valid references and replacement with spam, and revert accordingly. As for the identity of the spammer and vandal General Tojo:

  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the editor of all the books spammed by General Tojo
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the owner of the publishing house publishing the books spammed by General Tojo
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the owner of some Parkinson's disease patents spammed by General Tojo on Wikipedia for quite a few years now
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is also the owner of the web page advertising both the Parkinson stuff and the books spammed by General Tojo.

For details see en:Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo -- Chris 73 | Talk 15:27, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

-- Chris 73 | Talk 17:56, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

See also