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Emblem-important.svg When reporting spam, please use the appropriate template(s):
As a courtesy, please consider informing other editors if their actions are being discussed.
{{Link summary|}} -- do not use "subst:" with this template - Do not include the "http://www." portion of the URL inside this template
  • {{IP summary}} - to report anonymous editors suspected of spamming:
{{IP summary|}} --- do not use "subst:" with this template
  • {{User summary}} - to report registered users suspected of spamming:
{{User summary|Username}} -- do not use "subst:" with this template

Also, please include links ("diffs") to sample spam edits.

Reports completed:
Defer discussion:
Defer to XLinkBot
Defer to Local blacklist
Defer to Global blacklist
Defer to Abuse filter
 Additional information needed

I ran into above report, which COIBot picked up. As I have a script installed that shows me blocked editors, the list of editors seems to consist of three huge groups:

  • IPs
  • users without userpage
  • blocked editors

(and a few 'regulars', but none of the level that they have 'given rights')

Many of the blocked editors are tagged as sockpuppets (though three different ones), many of the editors have spam warnings, many of the editors have copyright violation warnings. Pinging @MER-C: here, some area of MER-C's expertise. I am tempted to pull the trigger. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:16, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

I ordered this report after seeing a bunch of recent IP additions. Blacklisted. MER-C 11:15, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

essay spam[edit]

User blocked, revertlisting. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:08, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

@Beetstra: plus Added to User:XLinkBot/RevertList. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:08, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[edit] Linksearch en (https) - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:fr • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de looks like a new variant of the links used by the spammers. Drchriswilliams (talk) 21:34, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Disable link, properly blacklisted now. Linking report for tracking. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:16, 15 May 2017 (UTC)[edit]


Blacklisted. MER-C 12:52, 17 May 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Page where added

Repeated addition of spam link into the emoji article, ongoing for several months. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 16:22, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

I agree, actions of multiple throwaway accounts and IP hopping make it pure spam. Murph9000 (talk) 03:25, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
@Barek: Handled on meta. --Dirk Beetstra T C 15:20, 20 May 2017 (UTC)[edit] (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • blacklist hits • AbuseLog • what links to user page • COIBot • count • block log • x-wiki • Edit filter search • WHOIS • RDNS • tracert • • StopForumSpam • Google • AboutUs • Project HoneyPot)

  • This website has been added as an additional source to articles that seem adequately sourced. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 17:16, 23 May 2017 (UTC)