User:Kudpung/Anti vandal centre

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Welcome to the Anti-Vandalism Center! (This is a shameless copy of User:Arnon Chaffin/Anti-Vandalism Center but with a few extra tweaks shamelessly added by User:WereSpielChequers/Cribs, and even more shamelessly messed around with by User:Kudpung It's actually one of the best guides around and ought to be a formal Wikipedia page.
Another bot generated list I find helpful for keeping the 'pedia clean is: Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/COIReports which lists possible Conflicts of Interest. The bot matches the user name with the title of the page.

Rules[edit]

1.Removing or improving the edit

Needy edits should be tagged according to their need (e.g. {{wikify}}), or boldly changed immediately. Bad edits should likewise be tagged or deleted. Because no Wikipedians like their edits to be deleted, it is important to leave concise but clear justifications on the talk page or in the edit summary. It helps to leave a message on the article talk page too.

2.Warn the editor

In the cases of deliberate vandalism or an evident lack of knowledge on Wikipedia procedure, offending editors should be warned on their talk pages. It's optional, but it should be a regular part of a patroller's duties, as it minimizes conflict, educates new editors and alerts administrators of repeat offenders. Twinkle does it automatically in most cases. Standard warning templates can be found here but feel free to simply write a warning if the available templates are not appropriate. Always check the user's other contributions — you'll often find more edits with similar problems. Fix those as well.

Your Faith[edit]

  • Level 1 - Assumes good faith
  • Level 2 - No faith assumption
  • Level 3 - Assumes bad faith; stern cease and desist
  • Level 4 - Assumes bad faith; strong cease and desist, last warning

The Warning Templates[edit]

Click here to show warnings
Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents.
Don't forget to substitute these templates (more information)
Description Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4im
Editing tests == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-test1}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-test2}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-test3}} ~~~~ Escalate ↓ Escalate ↓
Vandalism == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-vand1}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-vand2}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-vand3}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-vand4}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-vand4im}} ~~~~
Page blanking, removal of content or templates == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-delete1}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-delete2}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-delete3}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-delete4}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-delete4im}} ~~~~
Adding spam links == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-spam1}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-spam2}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-spam3}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-spam4}} ~~~~ == September 2008 =={{subst:uw-spam4im}} ~~~~

Recent Changes Window[edit]

Its almost the same as the Recent changes page. Enjoy!:


List of abbreviations (help):
r
This edit may have problems and should be reviewed (more info)
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This edit created a new page   
m
This is a minor edit
b
This edit was made by a bot
D
This edit was made at Wikidata
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Page size change in bytes

17 October 2017

Warning Templates with articles[edit]

Click here to show warnings
Don't forget you need month and year if not already there, and always start with subst in case the template later changes (more information)
Description Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4im
Editing tests == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-test1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-test2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-test3|Article}} ~~~~ Escalate ↓ Escalate ↓
Vandalism == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-vand1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-vand2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-vand3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-vand4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-vand4im|Article}} ~~~~
Page blanking, removal of content or templates == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete4im|Article}} ~~~~
Adding spam links == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam4im|Article}} ~~~~
Adding advertising links == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-advert1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-advert2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-advert3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-advert4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-advert4im|Article}} ~~~~
Three revert rule == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-3rr1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-3rr2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-3rr3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-3rr4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-3rr4im|Article}} ~~~~
Assume good faith == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-agf1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-agf2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-agf3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-agf4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-agf4im|Article}} ~~~~
Removal of AfD notices == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-afd1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-afd2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-afd3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-afd4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-afd4im|Article}} ~~~~
Biography vandalism == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-biog1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-biog2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-biog3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-biog4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-biog4im|Article}} ~~~~
Conversation in article space == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-chat1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-chat2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-chat3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-chat4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-chat4im|Article}} ~~~~
Creation of unacceptable articles == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-create1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-create2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-create3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-create4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-create4im|Article}} ~~~~
Adding defamatory info == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory4im|Article}} ~~~~
Incorrect information == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error4im|Article}} ~~~~
adding inappropriate images == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image4im|Article}} ~~~~
Jokes == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke4im|Article}} ~~~~
Moves == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-move1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-move2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-move3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-move4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-move4im|Article}} ~~~~
Manual of Style == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos1|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos2|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos3|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos4|Article}} ~~~~ == September 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos4im|Article}} ~~~~

More templates[edit]

Advertising in article space[edit]

What to type What it makes
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-advert1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm Iazyges. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Article have been undone because they appeared to be promotional. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted; Wikipedia articles should be written objectively, using independent sources, and from a neutral perspective. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-advert2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add promotional material to Wikipedia, as you did to Article. While objective prose about beliefs, organisations, people, products or services is acceptable, Wikipedia is not intended to be a vehicle for soapboxing, advertising or promotion. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-advert3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add soapboxing, promotional or advertising material to Wikipedia, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-advert4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you use Wikipedia for soapboxing, promotion or advertising, as you did at Article.

Assume good faith[edit]

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== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-agf1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, we would like you to assume good faith while interacting with other editors, which you did not do on Article. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-agf2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors, which you did not do on Article. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-agf3|Article}} ~~~~ Please assume good faith in your dealings with other editors, which you did not do on Article. Assume that they are here to improve rather than harm Wikipedia.

Removal of AfD notices[edit]

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== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-afd1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. Please do not remove Articles for deletion notices from articles, or remove other people's comments in Articles for deletion debates, as you did with Article. Otherwise, it may be difficult to create consensus. If you oppose the deletion of an article, please comment at the respective page instead. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-afd2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not remove Articles for deletion notices from articles or remove other people's comments in Articles for deletion pages, as you did with Article. Doing so won't stop the discussion from taking place. You are, however, welcome to comment about the proposed deletion on the appropriate page. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-afd3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to remove Articles for deletion notices or comments from articles and Articles for deletion pages, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-afd4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you remove an Articles for deletion notice or a comment from an AfD discussion, as you did at Article.

Biography[edit]

What to type What it makes
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-biog1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. I noticed that you made an edit concerning content related to a living (or recently deceased) person on Article, but you didn't support your changes with a citation to a reliable source, so I removed it. Wikipedia has a very strict policy concerning how we write about living people, so please help us keep such articles accurate and clear. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]]. Thank you!
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-biog2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add unreferenced or poorly referenced information, especially if controversial, to articles or any other page on Wikipedia about living (or recently deceased) persons, as you did to Article. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-biog3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop adding unreferenced or poorly referenced biographical content, especially if controversial, to articles or any other Wikipedia page, as you did at Article. Content of this nature could be regarded as defamatory and is in violation of Wikipedia policy. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-biog4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you violate Wikipedia's biographies of living persons policy by inserting unsourced or poorly sourced defamatory or otherwise controversial content into an article or any other Wikipedia page, as you did at Article.

Conversation in article space[edit]

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== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-chat1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions. I am glad to see that you are discussing a topic. However, as a general rule, talk pages such as Article are for discussion related to improving the article in specific ways based on reliable sources and the project policies and guidelines, not for general discussion about the topic or unrelated topics, or statements based on your thoughts or feelings. If you have specific questions about certain topics, consider visiting our reference desk and asking them there instead of on article talk pages. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-chat2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please refrain from using talk pages such as Article for general discussion of the topic or other unrelated topics. They are for discussion related to improving the article in specific ways, based on reliable sources and the project policies and guidelines; they are not for use as a forum or chat room. If you have specific questions about certain topics, consider visiting our reference desk and asking them there instead of on article talk pages. See here for more information. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-chat3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to use talk pages for inappropriate discussion, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-chat4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you use talk pages for inappropriate discussions, as you did at Article.

Creation of unacceptable articles[edit]

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== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-create1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. A page you recently created, Article, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines for new pages, so it will be removed shortly (if it hasn't been already). Please use the sandbox for any tests, and consider using the Article Wizard. For more information about creating articles, you may want to read Your first article. You may also want to read our introduction page to learn more about contributing. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-create2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please refrain from introducing inappropriate pages, such as Article, to Wikipedia, as doing so is not in accordance with our policies. For more information about creating articles, you may want to read Wikipedia:Your first article; you might also consider using the Article Wizard. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-create3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to introduce inappropriate pages to Wikipedia, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing. If you need guidance on how to create appropriate pages, try using the Article Wizard.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-create4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you create an inappropriate page, as you did at Article.
== September 2008 =={{subst:uw-create4im|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon This is your only warning; if you create an inappropriate page again, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

Defamatory[edit]

What to type What it makes
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm Iazyges. I wanted to let you know that some of your recent contributions to Article have been reverted or removed because they could seem to be defamatory or libellous. Take a look at our welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add defamatory content to Wikipedia, as you did to Article, especially if it involves living persons. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add defamatory content, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you add defamatory content, as you did at Article.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-defamatory4im|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon This is your only warning; if you add defamatory content to Wikipedia again, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

Deletion[edit]

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== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm Iazyges. I noticed that you recently removed content from Article without adequately explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an accurate edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the removed content has been restored. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not remove content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Article, without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear to be constructive and has been reverted. If you only meant to make a test edit, please use the sandbox for that. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to blank out or remove portions of page content, templates, or other materials from Wikipedia without adequate explanation, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you remove or blank page content or templates from Wikipedia, as you did at Article.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-delete4im|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon This is your only warning; if you remove or blank page contents or templates from Wikipedia again, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

Incorrect information[edit]

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== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. Your recent edit to the page Article appears to have added incorrect information, so I have removed it for now. If you believe the information was correct, please cite a reliable source or discuss your change on the article's talk page. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]]. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not introduce incorrect information into articles, as you did to Article. Your edits could be interpreted as vandalism and have been reverted. If you believe the information you added was correct, please cite references or sources or discuss the changes on the article's talk page before making them again. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-error3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize pages by deliberately introducing incorrect information, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.

Images[edit]

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== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your image was inserted successfully on the page Article, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add inappropriate images to Wikipedia, as you did to Article; it is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.
== September 2008 == {{subst:uw-image3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop adding inappropriate images to Wikipedia, as you did to Article. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-image4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you add an inappropriate image, as you did at Article.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-image4im|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon This is your only warning; if you add an inappropriate image to Wikipedia again, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

Jokes[edit]

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{{subst:uw-joke1|Article}} == August 2008 == Information icon Welcome, and thank you for your attempt to lighten up Wikipedia. However, this is an encyclopedia and articles are intended to be serious, so please don't make joke edits, as you did to Article. Readers looking for accurate information will not find them amusing. If you'd like to experiment with editing, please use the sandbox instead, where you are given a certain degree of freedom in what you write.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Article, but we are trying to write an encyclopedia here, so please keep your edits factual and neutral. Our readers are looking for serious articles and will not find joke edits amusing. Remember that Wikipedia is a widely used reference tool, so we have to take what we do here seriously. If you'd like to experiment with editing, use the sandbox instead. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to introduce jokes into articles, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing. Wikipedia is a serious encyclopedia, and contributions of this type are considered vandalism.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-joke4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you introduce jokes into articles, as you did at Article.


Moves[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-move1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, articles should not be moved, as you did to Article, without good reason. They need to have a name that is both accurate and intuitive. Wikipedia has some guidelines in place to help with this. Generally, a page should only be moved to a new title if the current name doesn't follow these guidelines. Also, if a page move is being discussed, consensus needs to be reached before anybody moves the page. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-move2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not move a page to a title that is harder to follow, or move it unilaterally against naming conventions or consensus, as you did to Article. This includes making page moves while a discussion remains under way. We have some guidelines to help with deciding what title is best for a subject. If you would like to experiment with page titles and moving, please use the testWikipedia. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-move3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to move pages to bad titles contrary to naming conventions or consensus, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-move4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you move a page maliciously, as you did at Article.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-move4im|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon This is your only warning; if you move a page maliciously again, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

Manual of style[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia, and thank you for your contributions. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, please note that there is a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Deviating from this style, as you did in Article, disturbs uniformity among articles and may cause readability or accessibility problems. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not use styles that are unusual, inappropriate or difficult to understand in articles, as you did in Article. There is a Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-mos3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to use disruptive, inappropriate or hard-to-read formatting, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing. There is a Wikipedia Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason.

Not censored[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-notcensored1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. I noticed that you removed topically-relevant content from Article. However, Wikipedia is not censored to remove content that might be considered objectionable. Please do not remove or censor information that directly relates to the subject of the article. If the content in question involves images, you have the option to configure Wikipedia to hide images that you may find offensive. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you may leave a message on my talk page. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-notcensored2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not remove information from articles, as you did to Article. Wikipedia is not censored, and content is not removed on the sole grounds of perceived offensiveness. Please discuss this issue on the article's talk page to reach consensus rather than continuing to remove the disputed material. If the content in question involves images, you also have the option to configure Wikipedia to hide the images that you may find offensive. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-notcensored3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop. Wikipedia is not censored. Any further changes which have the effect of censoring an article, such as you did to Article, will be regarded as vandalism. If you continue in this manner, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.

No personal attacks[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npa1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. I noticed that you made a comment on the page Article that didn't seem very civil, so it has been removed. Wikipedia is built on collaboration, so it's one of our core principles to interact with one another in a polite and respectful manner. If you have any questions, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]]. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npa2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not attack other editors, as you did at Article. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npa3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop attacking other editors, as you did on Article. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npa4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you make personal attacks on other people, as you did at Article. Comment on content, not on fellow editors.

Neutral point of view[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npov1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. Wikipedia is written by people who have a wide diversity of opinions, but we try hard to make sure articles have a neutral point of view. Your recent edit to Article seemed less than neutral and has been removed. If you think this was a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]]. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npov2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add commentary, your own point of view, or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles, as you did to Article. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npov3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy by adding commentary and your personal analysis into articles, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-npov4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you violate Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy by inserting commentary or your personal analysis into an article, as you did at Article.

Article ownership[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-own1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to Wikipedia. This means that editors do not own articles, including ones they create, and should respect the work of their fellow contributors on Article. If you create or edit an article, remember that others are free to change its content. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-own2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not assume ownership of articles as you did at Article. If you aren't willing to allow your contributions to be edited extensively or be redistributed by others, please do not submit them. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-own3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop assuming ownership of articles as you did at Article. Behavior such as this is regarded as disruptive, and is a violation of Wikipedia policy. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.

External links spam[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm Iazyges. I wanted to let you know that one or more external links you added to Article have been removed because they seemed to be inappropriate for an encyclopedia. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page, or take a look at our guidelines about links. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Article. Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include, but are not limited to, links to personal websites, links to websites with which you are affiliated (whether as a link in article text, or a citation in an article), and links that attract visitors to a website or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Because Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by most search engines. If you feel the link should be added to the page, please discuss it on the associated talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop adding inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Article. It is considered spamming and Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising or promotion. Because Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, additions of links to Wikipedia will not alter search engine rankings. If you continue spamming, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you insert a spam link, as you did at Article. Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted, preventing anyone from linking to them from all Wikimedia sites as well as potentially being penalized by search engines.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-spam4im|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon This is your only warning; if you insert a spam link to Wikipedia again, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted, preventing anyone from linking to them from all Wikimedia sites as well as potentially being penalized by search engines.

Removal of speedy deletion notices[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-speedy1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but you removed a speedy deletion tag from Article, a page you have created yourself. If you believe the page should not be deleted, you may contest the deletion by clicking on the button that says: Contest this speedy deletion which appears inside the speedy deletion notice. This will allow you to make your case on the talk page. Administrators will consider your reasoning before deciding what to do with the page. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-speedy2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not remove speedy deletion notices from pages you have created yourself, as you did with Article. If you believe the page should not be deleted, you may contest the deletion by clicking on the button that says: Contest this speedy deletion, which appears inside the speedy deletion notice. This will allow you to make your case on the talk page. Administrators will consider your reasoning before deciding what to do with the article. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-speedy3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to remove speedy deletion notices from pages you created yourself, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-speedy4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you remove a speedy deletion notice from a page you have created yourself, as you did at Article.

Test edits[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-test1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. An edit that you recently made to Article seemed to be a test and has been removed. If you want more practice editing, please use the sandbox. If you think a mistake was made, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]]. Thanks!
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-test2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please refrain from making test edits in Wikipedia pages, such as those you made to Article, even if you intend to fix them later. Your edits have been reverted. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-test3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop making test edits to Wikipedia, as you did to Article. It is considered vandalism, which, under Wikipedia policy, can lead to being blocked from editing. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox.

Editing of others talk pages without due cause[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-tpv1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at Article, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Even making spelling and grammatical corrections in others' comments is generally frowned upon, as it tends to irritate the users whose comments you are correcting. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-tpv2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at Article. Such edits are disruptive, and may appear to other editors to be vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-tpv3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.

Unsourced[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-unsourced1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Article, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]]. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-unsourced2|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did at Article, without citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-unsourced3|Article}} ~~~~ Please stop adding unsourced content, as you did to Article. This contravenes Wikipedia's policy on verifiability. If you continue to do so, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.

Uploading inappropriate images[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-upload2|Image:Image.ext}} ~~~~ Information icon Please refrain from uploading disruptive images with no encyclopedic value, such as Image:Image.ext. It is considered vandalism. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-upload3|Image:Image.ext}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to upload unencyclopedic images, as you did at Image:Image.ext, you may be blocked from editing.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-upload4|Image:Image.ext}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you upload a blatantly unencyclopedic image, as you did at Image:Image.ext.

User page vandalism[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-upv1|Article}} ~~~~ Constructive contributions are appreciated and strongly encouraged, but your recent edit to the userpage of another user may be considered vandalism. Specifically, your edit to Article may be offensive or unwelcome. In general, it is considered polite to avoid substantially editing others' userpages without their permission. Instead, please bring the matter to their talk page and let them edit their user page themselves if they agree on a need to do so. Please refer to Wikipedia:User page for more information on User page etiquette. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-upv2|Article}} ~~~~ Constructive contributions are appreciated and strongly encouraged, but your recent edit to the userpage of another user may be considered vandalism. Specifically, your edit to Article may be offensive or unwelcome. In general, it is considered polite to avoid substantially editing others' userpages without their permission. Instead, please bring the matter to their talk page and let them edit their user page themselves if they agree on a need to do so. Please refer to Wikipedia:User page for more information on User page etiquette. Thank you.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-upv3|Article}} ~~~~ Constructive contributions are appreciated and strongly encouraged, but your recent edit to the userpage of another user may be considered vandalism. Specifically, your edit to Article may be offensive or unwelcome. In general, it is considered polite to avoid substantially editing others' userpages without their permission. Instead, please bring the matter to their talk page and let them edit their user page themselves if they agree on a need to do so. Please refer to Wikipedia:User page for more information on User page etiquette. Thank you.

Vandalism[edit]

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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-vandalism1|Article}} ~~~~ Information icon Hello, I'm Iazyges. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Article have been undone because they did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think a mistake was made, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks.
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== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-vandalism3|Article}} ~~~~ Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Article, you may be blocked from editing.
== August 2008 == {{subst:uw-vandalism4|Article}} ~~~~ Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Article.
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Trace IP[edit]

Also, consider tracing the IP address. Find owners by using:

  • ARIN (North America)
  • RIPE (Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia)
  • APNIC (Asia Pacific)
  • LACNIC (Latin American and Caribbean)
  • AfriNIC (Africa)

If an address is not in one, it will probably be in another (think where it is evening...).

Then at the top of their talk page put:

{{whois|Name of owner}} ~~~~

Or

{{vandalip|Name of owner}} ~~~~

At the top of talk pages of IP users who repeatedly vandalise - telling them that they can be traced can be sufficient to make them stop.

Level 5[edit]

WP:AIV(Use only for Reporting Vandals after the last Warning)

Redirect to Wiktionary[edit]

Sometimes the best solution for single word articles is to redirect them to wiktionary, you can do this by typing:

{{wi}} {{subst:longcomment}}

You need the longcomment as a straight hard redirect doesn't technically work.

NB Don't forget to use preview to check that there is a wiktionary definition to link to...

Other Info[edit]

Today is

Now is Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 15:55 (GMT).
Currently there are 5,494,484 articles on the English version of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia vandalism information
(abuse log)

Level 2

High level of vandalism.

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6.23 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 14:00, 17 October 2017 (UTC)


Vandalism information
Level 2

High level of vandalism.

6.23 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 14:00, 17 October 2017 (UTC)