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  • User from the IP address User:81.77.190.62 is going through and blanking pages. Thankfully, restoring entries is a snap, but I suggest the IP address be blocked for edits. —Frecklefoot 14:10, 26 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • added note to their talk page asking not to inadvertantly blank pages. Behavior does not rise to the level of an IP ban yet - could be a new, clueless user. --Zippy 04:44, 27 Aug 2003 (UTC)


  • User:Kkawohl adds a lot of self-advertising junk. Needs to be banned. --Wik 22:00, Aug 25, 2003 (UTC)
    • It's not just self-advertising. His stuff is absurdly POV, too. Here's a sample: "we are still plagued by religious beliefs that are contributing causes toward terrorism, killings, and wars between nations. Belief in what much of mankind calls God... was brought about by hysteria and superstition." This text is repeatedly inserted in multiple articles. --Dwheeler 22:05, 25 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • User:KkawohlFair skepticism --Dwheeler. Would you rather subscribe to the Middle Age Theology of God who physically talked to his messengers & created everything magically? As to my posting incorrectly, I apologise & I will conform. I'm still learning. Kurt


      • Kkawohl, that's just the point: It's your point of view that beleiving in "God who physically talked to his messengers & created everything magically" is absurd. Many people still beleive in God in this manner and our purpose here is to explain topics in a NPOV. We don't try to proselytize people here, just educate them on the topics. —Frecklefoot 14:29, 26 Aug 2003 (UTC)

It has been rewritten on the hope of preserving it from deletion.

I sincerely apologize. I was uninformed & will abide by the rules henceforth.




  • 203.59.48.208 is currently defacing pages and commenting about the lovely part of a woman and a sexual act. reddi 07:43, 24 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • blocked IP. Blatant vandalism - past 20 contributions were checked in with comments like "cunt cunt fuck fuck fuck." --Zippy 01:50, 25 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • 68.120.205.90 under different 68 IPs began making high POV jew-baiting additions to Israel/Jewish articles. I have had to block him 3 times in the last 60 hours. Now 67.30.99.20 has appeared to make equally bizarre edits to those pages, this time in a 'piss-take' tone saying how wonderful Jews are, how jews were put on the earth to rule non-jews, etc. 68 did threaten to bring on 'friends' to 'hit' these articles. And both the 67 and 68 contributors suspiciously responded to rollbacks by obscenities (most recently 'motherfucker') Please keep an eye out for odd edits of these and related pages from IPs in the mid 60s. Something may be going on. (BTW, I've blocked the above 67 IP.) FearÉIREANN 05:16, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • User:195.92.194.14 is vandalizing the anti-semitism page
  • User:64.109.135.60 vandalized Ford Thunderbird and Ali Hassan al-Majid. M123 04:45, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • User is now User:Nigga please, created Preservation Jihad article which looks suspect, and "Preservation Jihad" returns 0 Google hits. M123 05:00, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Can anyone explain why we have to put up with those vandals? If administrators can block IPs, why can't they also be allowed to block logged-in users? Clearly the limited number of developers can not adequately deal with this. --Wik 05:08, Aug 22, 2003 (UTC)
  • User:80.184.133.46 is linking articles to pages in German apparently to make some advertising to her web design talent !
    • I looked at the first page this user added to Gothic Rock and it seemed reasonable and on-topic (albeit it was in German). --Zippy 05:50, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • Will someone please help at Gun control, Arthur Kellermann and Gun politics? A new user, possibly well meaning but with a rather strong POV, has been making edits. I'm trying to fix them but don't want to do it alone. Kat 20:21, 20 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • 68.161.193.66 added a nonsense stub under wax tablet
  • 68.120.205.90 has been adding in 'anti-Zionist' POV stuff to Israel. I blocked the IP. He returned under a different IP and was blocked again, but left the following message before being blocked - I am going to gather my friends for a whole range of contributions if you keep forcing your POV. don't delete facts.
  • IP addresses 142.177.92.54 and 159.83.183.84 made edits to Zionist Occupation Government that claimed Joseph Lieberman is an example of that entry. I believe the banned user Zog may be back. Jwrosenzweig 18:54, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • Based on a comment in Talk:Islamofascism, it appears to me that 142.177.92.54 may, in fact, be JoeM: that IP posted a response to a post that asked JoeM to comment. I cannot prove this suspicion, but thought it worthy of comment. Jwrosenzweig 19:30, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • And both may be DW. 142 is coming in from a sympatico.ca IP address. That's also DW's ISP. JT suspected JoeM, Palestine liberator, Paektu are all DW... Evercat 19:34, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • URGENT VANDALISM ALERT! USER:JIANG REMOVED A PICTURE OF THE 9/11 ATTACKS ON Islamofascism. I don't know if this is motivated by anti-Americanism or what, since he won't even explain his actions. JoeM
    • Blatent non-vandalism. The pic is not really appropriate there. Evercat 18:12, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Yes, it is. No one has given reasons why it doesn't belong there. JoeM
        • What is taking everyone so long to respond to this vandalism. Someone vandalized the Islamofascism article by removing a picture of the 9/11 attacks and protected the page to enforce the vandalism. JoeM
      • RK has eloquently expressed the reason why the picture does not belong, at the relevant talk page. Evercat 18:32, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • And I expressed even more eloquently the reason why the picture DOES belong. JoeM
        • By this comment you make it clear that this is a conflict of opinions and thus, by definition, not vandalism. You might wish to read what Wikipedia defines as vandalism. And you might wish to stop shouting. Kosebamse 19:24, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)
I blocked the ip (he vandalised a couple pages). I left a message on his talk page telling him to contact me if he wants unbanned. { MB | マイカル } 21:51, Aug 18, 2003 (UTC)
  • User:JoeM is back and inserting POV rants into Homelessness (calling it a "fraud") and Al Gore, can a developer ban this repeat offender or put his stuff on auto-revert. M123 17:39, 17 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • Seconded. Seems obsessed with socialism and the left in general. At18 18:38, 17 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Unnecessarily thirded. This is clearly a problem which isn't going to go away by itself. Justin Bacon 19:50, 17 Aug 2003 (UTC)
He just exposed his IP address (172.166.103.110) and I was able to ban him. Let's hope that he doesn't have a shifting IP!!!! 172 06:56, 15 Aug 2003 (UTC)
That's an AOL address range.
  • User 200.60.243.199 keeps trying to make strongly POV changes to Alberto Fujimori. He has been at it all week, from different IP numbers. Could someone keep an eye on the article and perhaps protect if need be? It is bedtime in my part of the world... -- Viajero 20:46, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
The troll has been blocked. 172 20:53, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
200.37.30.142 is the same user as above and continues to vandalize the Fujimori article. Vancouverguy 21:19, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
Damn shifting IP addresses! Oh well, I protected the Fujimori and Toledo pages. I'd rather ban the IP if that could work though. Some contributors don't have sysop status and won't be able to edit the pages now. 172 22:41, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • User:Michael is back, this time as User:Banned User Addition. I don't know what I do about it (or if I leave this for the sysops), but I thought this was the place to post the fact. Jwrosenzweig 20:26, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your report. If you want, you can revert his edits, this is covered by the hard ban against Michael. Deleting his new articles etc will be dealt with additionally. Angela seems to have deleted some of his works already. -- JeLuF 20:42, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • Kenneð - not a real vandal per se, just pollutes the recent changes page -- Gutza 10:47, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • His recent contributions demonstrate a lack of civility, however. Shouting "BUTTFUCKER JIMBO WALES" by the kilobyte is not excatly polite. Kosebamse 12:14, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
Am I the only one who suspects that this Kenneth is Lir? First, he made his debut after Lir's latest persona, Pizza Puzzle, left the scene. Second, Kenneth seems to know his way around the site too well for a new user. Third and moreover, his crusade seems to coincide with Lir's over-arching battle against the "totalitarian cabal" that runs this website. Kenneth's edit description "no more vigilante dictatorship of a free website" (see his user contributions) stuck out right away as a possible clue linking this vandal, more overtly hostile and angry than one we have ever dealt with before (most vandals, such as Michael, are more or less good-natured immature pranksters), to a user with a professed desire to overthrow the Wiki "cabal." I think that perhaps the fall of the latest Lir identity pushed Adam off the edge. 172 13:24, 14 Aug 2003 (UTC)
Perhaps. Kenne%F0 was on 68.0.148.119 which is at cox.net, browsing from Konqueror 3. I can't remember Lir using that ISP, but I'm not a Lir expert. Kenne%F0's interests are different: he claims to be into the history of Sweden, which is more like user:Viking than Lir. Plus PP didn't leave vowing revenge, he left vowing to secretly contribute, in an attempt to avoid some sort of stigma. I'm not convinced. -- Tim Starling 00:33, Aug 15, 2003 (UTC)
  • User:204.17.16.253 vandalized Statistics and Computer science; also deleted Raccoon and added annoying javascript code and an image of a hitler animation to that article. Furthermore replaced User talk:Wakka with a 140k Shakespeare transcript, made a bogus addition to Wikipedia:Multilingual coordination, deleted alerts about himself and User:Wakka from this page (four times) and also removed the *entire* list of current alerts later on. *And* on top of all that, vandalized Law by replacing it with the (by now well-known) 140k Shakespeare transcript. I'd suggest banning this one outright. -- Schnee 19:29, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • Also modified this entry to make it seem as if I said "best user ever" and similar things. -- Schnee 19:49, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • The IP 204.17.16.253 is allocated to the University of Phoenix, btw. In case of continued vandalism, I'm sure contacting the university so that they could have a word with this guy would help. -- Schnee 19:58, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • User:24.228.66.160 has posted an article on Sonic CD, which appears to be full of rubbish about someone named Ryan. The page has not been deleted yet, and this is really a notice for deletion.Kwekubo
  • User:67.10.166.141 is making new article with the only content offensive material such as "Hating niggers is not racist." M123 05:29, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • User 64.252.68.34 is making changes to all of the Native American tribe pages, pluralizing every occurrence of a tribe name and making links to article unusable. He also added some POV items.
    • He seems to be a new user, so I would suggest leaving him a note explaining the Wikipedia naming convention. The NPOV issue is debatable too--the euphemistic terminology we sometimes use, like "opened the land" to settlement (i.e., violated Indians' treaty rights to land) can also be seen as NPOV. I think the best thing in this case is to talk to him first and explain why you disagree with his changes. Danny 04:00, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Calling L. Frank Baum "a known racist" and an "Indian hater" (or whatever term he used) is not POV? RickK 04:06, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)


  • User:JoeM - Islamofascism and related pages (Contribs) - Hephaestos 11:10, 10 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • and note that [[User:Kenne<eth>]] seems to be contributing nothing but all-caps abuse at the moment. -- The Anome 12:24, 10 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Note: discussion between [[User:Kenne<eth>]] and other users removed: Kenneth has announced that he will not be contributing further. -- The Anome 10:39, 11 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • 67.35.125.244 appears to be vandalizing pages.
  • Michael is back again as Banned User, and while I am amusing myself reverting his edits, I of course can't delete anything he creates, so an admin will have to do that I guess. Adam Bishop 04:22, 8 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • So long as you are having fun then continue, otherwise leave everything for me and I'll auto revert and and delete everything as appropriate as soon as he leaves for the day. --mav 04:27, 8 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Ah, okay, I didn't know you could do that. Adam Bishop 04:29, 8 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • 210.180.96.4 is copying the SCO vs. Linux lawsuit article into several music articles, see [1] andy 15:18, 7 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • User:Banned User: Michael. Please note that he's added the standard "This user is under a hard ban - see user talk:Michael/ban for details..." to his own User Page, and has not actually been banned. - Efghij 04:10, 7 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • User:CUNT FUCKING CUNT, a new user, has so far vandalized 10 pages today, replacing whole texts with obscene and/or childish crap (mostly fixed by Evercat). Suggest to ban immediately. Even if they stop vandalizing, they must change their username as soon as possible. Nanobug 17:35, 5 Aug 2003 (UTC)


His scatological rhetoric would be appalling even to Michael. Ban immediately. 172 09:12, 4 Aug 2003 (UTC)


Sneaky vandalism in progress by users User:Gar(contributions) and User:Marshallharsh (contributions) - jarkis etc.. Mintguy 23:52, 3 Aug 2003 (UTC)

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  • 172.185.242.110 was submitting articles copied from other websites at an alarming rate. Didn't respond to polite queries. Can't find any non-copyvio contributions from this IP. IP now blocked. -- The Anome 15:38, 1 Aug 2003 (UTC)
    • Can someone please help me clean up the mess from this? -- The Anome
    • Followed by a (related?) submission of a presumed copyvio by User:Donnauk with a note stating that it was their original work. -- The Anome 16:50, 1 Aug 2003 (UTC)
      • Followed by numerous other apparent copyvios by Donna, who seems to have seen and deleted at least one copyvio notice. One to watch. -- The Anome 00:30, 2 Aug 2003 (UTC)
  • 12.228.59.68 was adding the word "Booger" to multiple articles, then replaced the article Fuck with just that word repeated hundreds of times. Escalating vandalism, and no useful edits. IP blocked and changes reverted. -- The Anome 09:15, 31 Jul 2003 (UTC)
    • Nice work on that one, I was just about to post about this. -- Jake 09:18, 2003 Jul 31 (UTC)
  • User:80.184.142.104 is linking articles to pages in German apparently to make some advertising to her web design talent !

Ericd 20:10, 16 Aug 2003 (UTC)

  • Problem displaying Norway that I can't fix - may not be vandalism (though I see there was some recently) but needs looking at... Is there a better palce this should be reported?

User User:208.48.192.70 vandalized Battle of Vicksburg with some rather rude comments. Recommend s/he be watched. -- User:dino.