Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism

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Administrator instructions

Administrator intervention against vandalism

This page is only intended for reports about active, obvious, and persistent vandals and spammers. Before posting here, please read the spam and vandalism pages, as well as the AIV guide. Don't forget that blocking is a last resort; if there is a less restrictive way to solve the problem, please pursue it. To submit a report, edit this page and follow the instructions at the top of the "User-reported" section. For other issues that require administrators, file an external request for administrator attention.

Important! Please remember the following:
  1. The edits of the reported user must be obvious vandalism or obvious spam.
  2. Except for egregious cases, the user must have been given enough warning(s) to stop their disruptive behavior.
  3. The warning(s) must have been given recently and there must be reasonable grounds to believe the user(s) will further disrupt the site in the immediate future.
  4. The appropriate vandal template should be used if you decide that a report should be filed.
    • For logged-in users only: It should look like: *{{vandal|Example user}} concise reason e.g. vandalised past 4th warning. ~~~~
    • For IP users only: it should look like: *{{IPvandal|192.0.2.16}} concise reason e.g. vandalised past 4th warning. ~~~~
  5. Requests for further sanctions against a blocked user (e.g., talk page, e-mail blocks) should go to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents, as a bot automatically removes accounts here that are blocked.
  6. Reports of sockpuppetry should be made at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations unless the connection between the accounts is obvious and disruption is recent and ongoing.
This noticeboard can quickly grow backlogged. The guidelines above are in place to help administrators focus on the most urgent issues. Administrators typically action clear vandalism and disruption quickly. Before notifying administrators of a backlog here on another forum, consider if the remaining reports are actionable. Stale reports are automatically cleared by SQLBot after 4–8 hours with no action.
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