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Current alerts

November 30

More idiocy from the "Lil' John" camp. Nothing but vandalism from this IP stretching back several months. - Lucky 6.9 22:56, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Vandalism of the Abraham Lincoln article, redirecting every link on the page to the article "Abraham Lincoln (poopypants)" which I have taken the liberty of destroying because of material that nearly made me vomit. I have left the pictures it references, Hello.jpg and Big-Black-cock.jpg on the server in case there is a sysop masochistic enough to want to view them. EagleFalconn 19:50, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Adding BS to Tamil Nadu related articles. -- Sundar 07:32, Nov 30, 2004 (UTC)

  • Adding nonsense articles and vandalizing existing articles with wikis back to the nonsense. - Lucky 6.9 02:54, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Ack!!
User "" (an anon IP) is systematically going through and deleting everything on Wikinews.
There is no Vandalism in Progress page on Wikinews (from what I can tell).
Please, someone with Administrative powers stop this vandal!
(I will quickly use up my 3 reverts if I try to do so myself.)
Thanks. --DV 02:35, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Is blanking a lot of pages-big pages like the community portal. -Cookiemobsta 00:21, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • (Forgot to sign. He seems to be done for now though)

November 29

same as # same as # same old same old Mozzerati 23:37, 2004 Nov 29 (UTC)

Vandalized Mt. Fuji. --Deelkar (talk) 03:11, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Yoshiah ap

  • Spamming valium online shop links to pages on RecentChanges. Been asked to stop on talk page, but unsurprisingly no response. --fvw* 14:29, 2004 Nov 29 (UTC) and

  • Vandalises random articles with references to people he knows. Has been warned repeatedly. --fvw* 11:47, 2004 Nov 29 (UTC)


  • (talk) (contributions) user has a history of vandalism. In particular, user continually creates articles about "Lil' John" or various spellings and fills them with bogus information. One such article was deleted last week, if I remember correctly. Today, re-created an article called Lil' John which soon got a {{deleteagain}} from another user. Vandal removed the notice, which was then restored. Vandal again removed notice, at which point I restored it and the article was deleted (and then recreated as a redirect to Lil Jon, a bona fide article. I left a message on talk page requesting user discontinue actions. User responded that he thinks it's funny and that he does not plan to stop. User then replaced content of newly-created Lil' John redirect with bogus article; I then reverted it. He then created a new article, Little John, and again placed his bogus content. I do not have time to keep up with him anymore, so I am requesting help. [[User:Knowledge Seeker|Knowledge Seeker দ (talk)]] 09:57, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • I've got some time to waste, I'll keep an eye on the lot; doing RC patrol anyway. Still, an admin warning followed by 24 block might be in order. --fvw* 10:07, 2004 Nov 29 (UTC)
      • Correction/update: User had not created Little John article, just replaced its contents with his article (didn't want you to think I was inaccurate). Article has been reverted. Thanks fvw; I appreciate it. Judging from the comment on his talk page, guy seems to delight in causing the disruptions.— [[User:Knowledge Seeker|Knowledge Seeker দ (talk)]] 10:10, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
      • Persistent vandal has expressed intent to continue. This, from Ipblocklist, should handle it -- "Karada blocked (expires 05:22, 1 Dec 2004)" SWAdair | Talk 10:44, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • He/she is at it again, just created Citadel (theatre) which is completely bogus. Talk page shows a long history of vandalism. Furthermore, a look at his/her userpage shows that he's clearly quite proud of his vandalism. Zachlipton 05:00, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Someone has already blocked this one, as well. SWAdair | Talk 10:49, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • (AmericanIdiot | talk | contributions) has vandalized several articles; someone has already left a note on their talk page about the inappropriateness of their contributions, although I think they are probably well aware of what they're doing. IMHO a candidate for a block of some variety. Neilc 01:26, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Has already been blocked once but that didn't seem to phaze him, I've now blocked him again, this time for a week. RickK 01:37, Nov 29, 2004 (UTC)

November 28


Jesus (article)

  • To CheeseDreams and everyone arguing with him/her: please put any further posts regarding CheeseDreams on the /CheeseDreams controversy subpage. None of this is truly vandalism, and the multiple posts are cluttering up this page.Mateo SA | talk 19:23, Nov 28, 2004 (UTC)


  • These nitwits form a tag team serially abusing IGN Vestibule. They have been warned more than once. Similar modus operandi to another pair of IPs recently sighted. Hu 03:35, 2004 Nov 28 (UTC)

CheeseDreams controversy

November 27

Keeps creating DARREN ROCKS and vandalizing Stephen Sondheim (why anyone would pick that entry I do not know). Put a warning on his talk page but the vandalism continues. Probably should get a tempban.

Repeatedly spams links to Maliia Kanaulahu in places where it doesn't belong. Already reverted 2 times on human pony. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 15:52, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)
Maliia Kanaulahu is up for deletion and this user is trying appear signed on by linking to User:Dathida who doesn't exist. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 15:52, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)
  • I'll leave a warning on their talk page, please keep tabs on this IP, and ban if conduct doesn't change within 48 hours. [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 15:52, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)

Ríck K (note not RickK)

I am reporting my self here for the vandalism I am about to commit. I am fed up of the vandals that attack me so I am leaving with an "éxit du destructione". Feel free to ban my account for indefinte, delete all my contributions and revert eveything I fucking done! Ríck K 15:13, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Note that this was originally posted by a vandal, "User:Ríck K" impersonating the real User:RickK, in an attempt at getting the non-vandal user banned. I have put correct tracking links in at the top, replacing those placed there by the vandal. I have also permanently blocked the vandal's account, as per their request, as well as for the vandalism rampage, and for its use for impersonation. -- Karada 15:26, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Right, that was fun. So what are we doing for the rest of the afternoon? ;-) --fvw*

  • See contributions for the insidious changes, almost vandalism to Stress, Category:Hygiene and also a Temp page etc. At least 3 of us have already warned and reverted at least some of the changes. This one should be blocked, because the experiments are not getting self-reverted, but are merely left for others to clean up. Ancheta Wis 13:23, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • This user now shows signs of finding their way around Wikipedia, and they are now experimenting with small, good edits. They also seem to be getting a clue about copyright, so I will assume good faith and give them the benefit of the doubt for now. -- Karada 15:49, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Multiple repeated racist vandalism, on several articles. Apparently no contributions except for vandalism. Please block. BACbKA 11:59, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • This user keeps vandalizing Lil Jon by replacing it with a phony article. KingTT 06:25, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Continues to vandalize Jellyfish by adding swearing to the entry after being warned. Damage reverted for now, probably should get a tempban. Zachlipton 00:42, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • See contributions for a mass change in the dozens of articles Byzantine to East Roman without proper English. Have these changes been agreed to by others? If not, then ask to stop? Ancheta Wis 00:39, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I posted a request for an explanation on this user's talk page. See Byzantine Empire (where I posted a note) for a possible explanation of terminology. But I can't find any discussion of this. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 00:50, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 26

including personal attacks against User:Huaiwei; I've only reverted the personal attack.   This user is the same as # which also large number of random addresses from (see Lee Kuan Yew edit history going back till at least Nov 12.  I'm ready to do an ISP complaint but I'd rather have comments about the proper way to go about it and/or an administrator volunteer to actually do it. Mozzerati
Looking at the wide range of IPs used, it would have to be a ban of 210.50.* in order to be completely effective. That's a much wider range than I would like to block (and I really haven't figured out range blocks yet). Catching IPs as they are used might be effective. I would start by posting warnings and requests for discussion on this user's talk page. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 19:54, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
this is my thought too. I actually think it's worth trying mailing abuse (inthelocationof) with details of the vandalism 'cos at least if we eventually did have to ban 210.50.* then we could give a clear explanation that iprimus had their chance and refused to help. Mozzerati 22:14, 2004 Nov 26 (UTC)

  • Blocked for 24 hours. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 17:10, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Pollution in progress. This user creates lots of empty, or near empty pages, on which he asks for contributions, about non noticeable subjects. Like Weald Sports Centre, Angley School, Swattenden. It all orbits around Cranbrook. See the user talk page: many warnings already. --Gtabary 14:59, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • I think these may be good faith edits. Talk page communication may be successful. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 17:10, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Blocked for 24 hours. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 17:10, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • User SockpuppetRevertEr might be a robot. He keeps uploading the bias and anti-semite version of President Arafat's biography.

  • Unknown person has been vandalising the sandbox.
  • How can you vandalise the sandbox?! - Ta bu shi da yu 02:38, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Well, it is possible to vandalize the sandbox. There are some actions which are taboo even in the sandbox. The biggest offense is to delete the sacrosanct DO NOT DELETE THIS LINE, OR YOU MAY BE BLOCKED line from the top. Another howler is to move the sandbox (or, more creatively, to exchange Wikipedia:Sandbox and Sandbox through creative copies and redirects). Or just add a phony vprotected notice. Compared to these, posting goats and sheep is relatively tame, but still frowned upon by a great many admins. The test2 warning, which recommends vandals to use the sandbox for their vandalism seems a tad risky: indeed as it is possible to vandalize the sandbox, the vandal might just point to a test2 warning that he got on his talk page to justify his trawlish behavior... Ympendes 22:35, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)
The sandbox is intended for that kind of thing, anybody test out wikipedia there without disrupting the articles. --fvw* 02:37, 2004 Nov 26 (UTC)

  • No serious vandalism but keeps removing VFD notices even after repeatedly being asked not to in comments, edit summaries and on his user page. If some admin could talk a little sense into him it'd be appreciated.
Oh joy, he just VFDed my user page. How flattering. --fvw* 02:08, 2004 Nov 26 (UTC)
I posted two warnings, including an explanation of how VfD works. All warnings were ignored. Blocked for 24 hours. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 02:29, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalized several pages recently. --Ixfd64 21:45, 2004 Nov 26 (UTC)

November 25

  • Already here from November 17. Deleted some text from Apollo 11 and added gibberish to other articles. Did correct some spelling on one article though--Evil Monkey 22:39, Nov 25, 2004 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions) - someone from this IP address cleared the article about Coca-Cola - possible vandalism. The domain corresponding to this IP address is [1]. I have copied and pasted the article as it was just before the vandalism from the page's edit history. --Andrew 21:25, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • The vandalism from here continues. He's been screwing with Bill Clinton today. --jpgordon{gab} 19:38, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

User:RicKK vandal, spoofing RickK

  • Username deliberately created to cause confusion with user:RickK. Already blocked it, but its numerous counts of page-move vandalism need fixing.
How can this one be tracked? the User Contributions are empty. Ancheta Wis 17:03, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • See contributions for the vandalism. Already warned and reverted. Ancheta Wis 14:17, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC) See the note below for the vandalism to Talk:Main Page


  • ( | talk | contributions) has added discussion-type comments and bad jokes to the main text of half a dozen pages since 05:07 Erall 05:18, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)Erall 05:16, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • (Vedant | talk | contributions) vandalized a user page. Someone else please talk to the abuser for me. Thx. Hu 02:49, 2004 Nov 25 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions) several vandalism of politicos and OJ Simpson. Hu 02:30, 2004 Nov 25 (UTC)
    • Blocked for 24 hours. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 02:47, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
      • Block of has failed. Please re-instate. There may have been database bugs. Hu 05:03, 2004 Nov 25 (UTC)
        • I don't know what's up with that. It shows up in the logs. However, I removed the block and reinstated it. The retaliatory vandalism of my own user name was particularly unhelpful. (However, if anyone feels that I ought not have been involved because of that, please do review the situation. I'd appreciate it.) -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 17:45, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC),

  • Vandalism by creation (and recreation after deletion) of nonsense pages like Abu Ayoub al-Iraqi and possibly others. Hu

November 24 and

  • Insists on posting personal nonsense about "Gurpreet Joshi" and removing the speedy delete tags. Help! - Lucky 6.9 01:08, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • That article was previously deleted according to Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Gurpreet Joshi, so I went ahead and deleted. If it's recreated again, then we might need to think about blocking. See also [2] where someone claiming to be this person claims to have written that article and states that he will keep re-adding it.

  • Just posted a "Nigerian advance-fee scam" letter. Even put the name of the "contact" in the edit history. No previous edits from the IP but I'm sure these idiots would be more than happy to spam the site. - Lucky 6.9 22:04, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Long history of subtle vandalism to articles about TV cartoons and out-and-out nonsense about same. - Lucky 6.9 21:50, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Is putting drug refrences in many articles- Zerla 20:55, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Insists on posting nonsense - including someone's physical address - despite repeated pleas and warnings. - Lucky 6.9 18:55, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • ( IP | talk | contributions) vandalized this page Preterism and is sustained attack - this user is not interested in presenting facts but advocating for one slanted view and has threatened to keep changing it over and over maliciously. He has not attempted to improve it or work through the issues but rather to aggressively just threaten to keep changing because he does not like certain facts, that are facts, not opinions. I am working with another user of an opposing point of view to try to revise my proposed article amiably and this guy is just being a malicious disruption. Dee Dee Warren 16:29, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC) Dee Dee Warren
  • The anonymous is now issuing threats. I think a block might be required. Hu - you are asking for legal trouble by continuing to allow the labeling of a large group of people as "heretics" - PRETERISM is a registered U.S. trademark and you continue to allow the mark to be denigrated and allow Dee Dee Warren to create business losses for our organization. Either put a stop to this negative attack on PRETERISM, or remove the definition completely from your website. I am tired of trying to negotiate with you guys and getting nowhere with you.
I've warned him on his talk page. I'll keep an eye on him. Theresa Knott (Tart, knees hot) 20:16, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalized George W. Bush, Ralph Nader and other pages. Warned. Vandalised my user page. Warned again, slightly improved, but keeps removing VfD from his vanity Caleb York and blanking VfD vote. 1d ban to give vfD a rest would be nice. --Wikimol 14:07, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Keeps vandalising Current Events, has a past history. A 24hr block would be nice. --fvw* 03:54, 2004 Nov 24 (UTC)

Phil Dobson

November 23

  • Repeatedly adding nonsense to a page called "Lil' John." Guy thinks he's hacking the Wikipedia. - Lucky 6.9 21:27, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions) <- started replacing random images with a photo of Adolf Hitler, and seems to have done some vandalism before this. Slusk 01:24, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)


195.93.33.*, 195.93.34.*

  • ( | talk | contributions):  :* Serial vandalism by serial IP addresses, Scotland [3] being one example. Please block the whole lot for a while! Hu 06:54, 2004 Nov 23 (UTC)
I've blocked the whole 195.93.* range for 30 minutes; hopefully that'll be long enough to bore the vandal(s) away. -- Hadal 06:57, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions): repeated edits of computer software products of various kinds. Favorite technique is to announce Windows 2004 (bogus). See entries in Long Term Alerts above and Nov. 14 below. Hu 06:14, 2004 Nov 23 (UTC)

  • Has vandalized Antimatter and Hadron articles-in antimatter added word fart, in Hadron misspelled nuclear.

  • ( | talk | contributions) Repeated and determined nonsense about something parallel to Capitalism (see the abuser's contributions). Hu 05:20, 2004 Nov 23 (UTC)

  • | talk| contributionsis vandalizing many pages. Despite warnings he/she continues. Now editing on sandbox hopes he/she will stop editing normal pages. [[User:BrokenSegue|BrokenSegue]] 03:56, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 22

  • Just won't quit vandalizing. Been warned many times, keeps on going along his merry little way. Contributions. --Fastfission 22:49, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalizing many pages as I type. Ruy Lopez 21:15, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalising lots of pages just now. - JohnyDog 18:11, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Blanked this page just now and Template:In the news twice. Many others. --119 08:50, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Blocked for 24 hours at this point. - Mark 09:06, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Has vandalized several pages recently. I reverted some edits, but don't have time to examine them all. - EurekaLott 17:58, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Forgotmytea, Dracula the bat,

  • (User: Seems to vandalize everything he touches now he is making subtle obscene changes to Aeluroscalabotes, yesterday it was Ann Coulter.[[PaulinSaudi 16:10, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)]]
  • (Forgotmytea | talk | contributions) - (Dracula the bat | talk | contributions) - ( | talk | contributions)
    • I am not sure that WP:VIP is the correct place for this, but something is fishy here and i frankly don't know where else to list this...these users seem to be a bunch of sockpuppets intent on vote fraud on VfD. Things that make me suspisious:
      • All three users have been editing the same articles and consistently voted on th esame Vfd votes.
      • Dracula the bat states on his User page that the account was set up with the express purpose of voting on Vfd.
      • Forgotmytea created a "User" page called User:Dr Chicken. Such a user does not exist, the name has been used to sign Vfd votes by the above IP address [4]
      • The same IP address also did a number of edits to Dracula the bat's User page [5]
      • Additionally, Dracula the bat added an "anonymous" vote to a Vfd discussion [6] and tried to cover his tracks when I called him on it [7]
    • Now, while this might not be outright vandalism, vote fraud and disruption of the VfD process are serious enough to merit some action. Can anyone look into this? -- Ferkelparade π 14:59, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)
The usual procedure for dealing with sock puppets on VfD is to point out that they are probably sock puppets. This tends to prevent them from actually accomplishing anything, and why keep doing it if it never helps? If it becomes a serious or recurring problem, then Wikipedia:Dispute resolution is the way to go. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 01:40, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Hello all,

I would like to say that I take full responsibility for the sock puppet accounts - I am truly sorry about them, and I was not fully aware of the rules at the time. Please accept my humblest apologies in this matter, and I can assure you that since I was informed what I was doing was wrong, I have stopped. As Aranel said, I was informed, and have since stopped. However, I would like to say that I have never vandalised anything on Wikipedia or any site, least of all the paegs named, and I believe this accusation is wrongly leveled. If you look at my user page (Dracula the bat), then it explains what might have happened, but can I please assure you that I have never vandalised anything on here or any other site, especially the pages you have named.

Once again can I say sorry for attempting to modify the voting process, and state once again that I have never vandalised anything on this site, or any other. I only hope that this charge is dropped soon, rather than have me incorrectly branded as a vandal of this wonderful site.

Once again, I am most humbly sorry.

Thank you,


  • ( | talk | contributions)
    • This repeatedly warned vandal has returned to vandalise once again. User has started to edit talk page items attributed to others in an attempt too make them look foolish. - Zik-Zak 13:36, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC) blocked for 12 hours. dab 17:58, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions)
    • Continuously and without change has added copyrighted information to articles related to Hinduism. I have blocked for 24 hours, but we need to keep an eye on this user. - Ta bu shi da yu 11:39, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalising 6 pages the last 30 minutes. Shanes 04:47, 22 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 21

Vandalism on several pages. Was warned, now vandalizing my user page. Norman Rogers 21:39, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Greba 19:59, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • I have already reverted most edits. One I left in place since it might be factual [9]. Mozzerati 14:55, 2004 Nov 21 (UTC)
there are various other addresses on which are being used to reinstate the same edit to Lee Kuan Yew. /

  • has vandalised Cheesecake four times since Nov 12. Each time adding that cheesecake should be compared with beefcake, or stating that cheesecake is slang for "sexy young women". Needs a warning. - James Foster 01:51, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Thank you James, for your efforts against vandalism. I believe you have over-reacted and not identified the real problem, which was that the picture had been subverted to display the pinup variety of cheesecake, by someone else. It is a fact that for many decades, pinup pictures of "scantily clad" females, to use the hackneyed phrase, have been called "cheesecake". History of Pinup Cheesecake. Since the page has only one word in the title, it will need to either contain disambiguation text or become a disambiguation page that directs to Cheesecake (dessert) and Cheesecake (pinups). Sorry, James, but that is the only approach that makes sense. If an editor dislikes a fact, that is not sufficient reason for not including it. Also, when posting notices on this page, please use the template at the head of this section so that the user's "contributions" are immediately available to us. Hu 04:27, 2004 Nov 21 (UTC)

November 20


  • This user is constantly vandalizing apparently random pages. Over 14 minutes, he has vandalized 17 pages. He has been warned. Bart133 22:10, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Over the course of less than an hour on November 19th, vandalized the Blindness page six times. Before that, did the same thing on November 16, and did it on November 10th. In each case, the vandal - one user behind several IPs - blanked out whole paragraphs and replaced them with invective against someone s/he identifies as Bonesaw. --Kael 22:37, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)
He's still at it Kael 03:57, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Is still at it, even after the reverts.

November 19

  • blanked pages for find or fix stub, communication bubble, and persepolis (graphic novel). Hasn't done anything for a few minutes, so probably not intentional. 21:46, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC) multiple domains

  • vandalism to Albert Einstein page from multiple domains. Hu 19:51, 2004 Nov 19 (UTC)

  • Vandalized several pages over several days, including pages linked from main page. Hu 18:21, 2004 Nov 19 (UTC)

Charles Bush and Adolph Wales

Charles Bush (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) Adolph Wales (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log)

  • Both these users are the same person: their userpages are identical in principle and they have both moved the sandbox, which is what my complaint is about.--Honeycake17:41, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • (Talk before you block | talk | contributions) made multiple moves and vandalisms of this very page, threatening lawsuits. Probably the same user, since one iteration (19:11 UTC) mentioned a "Jimbo Wales". Hu 20:06, 2004 Nov 19 (UTC)

  • Vandalizing article on China. A second vandal has damaged this article, but I received the following message when I tried to retrieve the last good version from the History buffer:
  • The database did not find the text of a page that it should have found, named "China,oldid=7646760"
Working around this error by manually copying and pasting from the History display isn't working, because my browser doesn't allow text selection in just one column of the difference display, so I would have to copy a line at a time. (Several sections are damaged.)
Please, will someone with more expertise help to fix this and also please block this anonymous IP address? Thanks. --DV 15:17, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • The user has started an edit war on the Ku Klux Klan page with non-neutral point of view comments.

November 18

  • Another IP with a long history of vandalism who is using a page as a personal chat room/blog. - Lucky 6.9 23:42, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Repeated vandalism of Mathematics. Reverted twice already.

  • Massive, filthy vandalism. --jpgordon{gab} 18:50, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Expanded the May Sinclair article. Funny as these are, the guy is now trolling to be included in BJAODN. I'm afraid I left a rather friendly note the other day thanking the guy for the laugh...but this is now ridiculous. - Lucky 6.9 18:47, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • More from the "Detective Drone" gang, this time a short, bogus article about May Sinclair. This was funny enough for a couple of BJAODN entries but it's getting old. IP has nothing but vandalism in its history anyway. - Lucky 6.9 18:14, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • hit the feature article. Ancheta Wis 11:20, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • from Mona Lisa history it appears that he has a dynamic IP. was another IP assigned to this user recently. Paranoid 12:34, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • has been warned about junk pages Ancheta Wis 09:50, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • hit the feature article. Ancheta Wis 11:20, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • has been warned about junk pages Ancheta Wis 09:50, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • This user keeps deleting the article Active Worlds. This started after I posted a message in a newsgroup for Active Worlds in order to get some people to help me contribute. This user started by doing newbie tests but then went on to delete the entire article about every other day, causing people to have to restore it.. errr >_<.. even one day the Current events read You suck Alex but im not sure if it was the same user, or even directed twards me since i couldnt find it in the history. --AlexTheMartian 05:57, Nov 18, 2004 (UTC) and

  • Tag team vandalization of Internet slang. Asked them to stop on their talk pages. Hu 02:58, 2004 Nov 18 (UTC)
  • Please sign their talk page next time. - Ta bu shi da yu 08:01, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • I have tried. I've been nice, I've been encouraging and still he continues without so much as a basic acknowledgement. I don't know what else to do about this person. I honestly though that he'd grown up and started contributing real material but he's back at it with the geographic substubs and leaving a horrible mess of orphaned "articles" in his wake. IMO, a block is more than warranted. - Lucky 6.9 00:11, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • I have finally heard from Pumpie. He promises not to continue in this fashion. We'll see.  :^) - Lucky 6.9 00:22, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 17

  • Vandalism spree. User already has many warnings on talk page. Mbossa 23:41, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • User got a 72 hour block by me. - Ta bu shi da yu 08:02, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)


See /CheeseDreams controversy

  • Repeated vandalism. --jpgordon{gab} 22:36, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • I think s/he has had enough warnings. The ip seems to come from a school in Calgary, Canada, according to whois. Please block. Andries 21:52, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Repeated vandalism history, albeit at a relatively slow pace (once every couple of days). BACbKA 22:16, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Repeated vandalism over several pages (repeat visits) today and yesterday. Hu 20:46, 2004 Nov 17 (UTC)

  • Vandalised Adolf Hitler
-- Greba 15:46, 2004 Nov 17 (EST) (don't know what UTC time it is)

-- Ray Dassen 19:19, 2004 Nov 17 (UTC)

  • Currently on quite the vandalism spree --jpgordon{gab} 18:16, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC) (again)


Something Awful Forums (article)

  • Christ. They're also vandalizing any and everything to do with SA, including user pages of me and several other reverters, the old VfD of SA, the current VfD's of the SA pages, etc. I just think it's funny because SA is supposedly an intelligent forum engaging in witty sarcasm and banter. Did someone make a post on the SA forums or something?--Etaonish 23:59, Nov 17, 2004 (UTC)

  • Keeps on going, warned and blocked before. -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 14:53, Nov 17, 2004 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions) carefully removed three graphics, 10 ex-links, 13 foreign editions, the description of the Ballard expedition and the complete (up to now) list of cultural influences from RMS Titanic. Vandalism undetected since October 24. I put it all back, so this is FYI on this user. This is the only article touched by this vandal. Ortolan88 00:50, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 16

  • Blocked for 24 hours. Thue | talk 00:40, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)

137.18.255.* and

I've attempted to block the 137 cluster. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 22:05, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)
  • was still active as of about 24 hours ago, and is still going. They are reverting Waverly, Pennsylvania to nonsense several times a day. -gadfium 00:45, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Reblocked for 7 days. silsor 04:37, Nov 24, 2004 (UTC)

  • Blocked for 24 hours. Thue | talk 20:56, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Nothing but vandalism, insults and page blanking dating back several months. He's back with a new bunch of mangled, misspelled nonsense articles. - Lucky 6.9 19:25, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Various IP addresses


  • Cigarette jpg on right side of main page appears to be pornographic, but when clicking on image, cigarette image is correct. jimaginator

  • Adding mouseover scripts to send users to EBAY sales. Also vandalizing articles with speedy delete tags. - Tεxτurε 18:52, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Is constantly removing or changing the header in the sandbox, on talk page he claims to have a user impersonating him, taking the form of User:his IP. However, other logged in users have talked to him about this subject on his talk page, so I disregarded this. Please do something.--Honeycake 18:26, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Repeatingly vandalizing various articles since Feb04. Last vandalism Edgar Allan Poe this morning. Has been warned three times. IP comes from State of Ohio Network. -- PRIIS 16:53, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • has uploaded more than 1 pornographic image, inappropriate username.
  • Dunc| 16:49, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I think it should be made impossible to register a username which is also a valid IP. Pakaran (ark a pan) 16:51, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Agreed. I'll file a feature request for that (if it hasn't been done already). -- Schneelocke (cheeks clone) [[]] 20:55, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
It's been forbidden for a couple years for this reason, but a bug was introduced recently which made it possible to register such. It should be fixed now, and I've deleted the affected pseudo-accounts. --Brion 21:54, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • On the job again, recurring vandalism. -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 10:54, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)


  • Adding deliberate misinformation to articles, changing dates, numbers, etc. Also just plain vandalizing, adding nonsense. Not good! Fastfission 06:03, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Blocked. Thue | talk 21:10, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalizing a number of anime-related articles. DenisMoskowitz 03:14, 2004 Nov 16 (UTC)
Currently vandalizing manga rapidly. Has been warned numerous times. - MattTM | talk 06:26, Nov 16, 2004 (UTC)
Blocked for 24 hours

  • Vandalism of June 8. I would not be surprised if this were the same person as Someone should probably just check back in an hour and revert whatever vandalism has accumulated. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 03:06, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Blocked for 24 hours. The only response to the warnings was to add additional profanity. There seem to be a bunch of these folks vandalizing date pages today. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 02:58, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC) and

November 15

blocked for 24 hours. dab 00:05, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
IP address corresponds to
it seems a block of 24h is too long for a dynamic IP. a legitimate user got blocked innocently, and I am removing the block. dab 12:42, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC) employee. blocked for 24h. dab 22:19, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Keeps vandalizing 1907. I don't have time to deal with this right now. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 21:12, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
DSL proxy. Seems to have stopped now, but nothing but vandalism came from this IP, even back in Oct and Sept. Should probably be blocked for a couple of months. dab 22:30, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • This looks like a multi-user IP, by the way. some good some bad
  • verizon DSL proxy. dab

  • Long history of vandalism and insults. Currently posting nonsensical insult articles despite repeated pleadings. Can we block immediately if possible? - Lucky 6.9 19:23, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • They're also vandalizing existing articles. - Lucky 6.9 19:26, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • | talk | contributions) Ongoing history of vandalism since at least Oct. 21, and probably before. Today's technique seems to be to create bogus pages that get speedily deleted. Hu 17:40, 2004 Nov 15 (UTC)

User:ODB Lives!

This is a user who has logged in with the IP as his username. That's why the contributions links turns up no contributions. I've blocked the ip for three days and the user account indefinately. Theresa Knott (Tart, knees hot) 16:20, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Aussie ISP. probably gone already (?) dab 13:32, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC),,

a kid from Brisbane: — seems to have stopped for now, and we don't want to block his entire school. dab 13:27, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Why not? Do we get any good edits from Australian schools? Mackensen (talk) 20:04, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
point. but thats probably a MB worth of VP dispute right there (do we want to create IP 'castes'? do we block from editing once and for all?;) dab 22:24, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 14

  • Returning linkspamer. Left a warning at the talkpage last time, and too tired to clear it up again. Somebody want a star in heaven and check his edits? So far his links has been related, but of very little value to the Wikipedia. Needs monitoring as he seems to return every few days with his editruns. P.S. 22:46, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I've checked all edits by this anon (seems to favor slow, paced linkspamming for Most had already been reverted. I reverted the rest and left a note on the user's talk page. SWAdair | Talk 03:13, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalizes Grand Chess and The Symmetrical Chess Collection. Advertises and inappropriately promotes Gothic Chess. Defies and curses other editors who warn him/her to stop. Ban requested. BadSanta
    • I see nothing in the history of either Grand Chess or Gothic Chess which indicates that this User has ever edited either page. Could you please reword your comments? RickK 23:49, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
      • Yes, the two pages you mentioned were only created one week ago. Instead, please check Chess, Chess variant, Capablanca Chess or just check the edit history of this user- 24 edits to date, virtually all of them junk. (Sorry about accidentally deleting some important material on the last pass. How embarrassing!) BadSanta


  • Sigh, these users/sockpuppets are vandalising the sandbox and attempting to impersonate admins. -- FirstPrinciples 14:35, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
  • Posted goatse image to sandbox.
  • Posted goatse image to goat.
  • Has created sockpuppet account Gabriiel Webber.
  • Someone please ban this IP. -- FirstPrinciples 15:04, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
  • Someone please take care of this vandal -- FirstPrinciples 15:34, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
blocked him for 24h. dab 15:43, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
He's back as IP
Are you sure that this IP is correct? Indeed, this is a "class D" address (multicast), which cannot do any TCP, and therefore not connect to Wikipedia
Sorry, I meant, or I must have cut-and-pasted the wrong IP. Don't worry about it, he is changing IP every few minutes. :( -- FirstPrinciples 17:37, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)

  • I don't know if that should be done; that IP appears to belong to an AOL proxy, so blocking it could block a lot of people. - Evil saltine 09:39, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

teknorat, foxdie,, etc.

  • teknorat, foxdie,, and maybe others are molesting The Matrix page.

  • This user is constantly changing the {{sandbox}} line in the S/Box and where it says ...don't edit this page... s/he is putting ridiculous stuff such as 'do not edit this page or you will be subjected to vicious...' etc. Have warned on talk page but s/he persists.


  • This IP address is a proxy server which all users of use. Has been putting in incorrect information into the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Windows NT article. I have had to rollback all their changes so far. We can't block for any length of time, however, because other users use this IP address (see ongoing alerts). - Ta bu shi da yu 04:04, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • User Ziegenpeter (talk/contributions) has been corrupting several articles and should be promptly stopped. His edits consist mainly of adding Goatse links and words to articles related to the animal goat. I'm currently trying to revert his vandalism attempts. – Kaonashi 01:48, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC),,,

  • User keeps adding vanity comment about a loved one to Laura. Six offenses in less than 24 hours. As you can see, they have used 4 different IPs, but looks very much like the same person.
  • I'm not going to bother getting into a revert war today...

November 13

  • User blanked out the John Gotti page after a few moments before inserting the line "his so is soo hott" in the article. I reverted. Keep a watch for this IP, only two contributions were the edits on the Gotti page. --ExplorerCDT 21:38, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Users keeps pasting uniwikified, possibly copyvio source text on many non-notalbe people. Has been warned about this repeatedly on user page. Probably the B-Movie Bandit.Wyllium 20:57, 2004 Nov 13 (UTC)

  • Has vandalised articles and user pages. Elf-friend 20:49, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalized two articles replacing both with a foul language sentence. The timespan between posts is 10+ hours and posts are different, so this is not just random "drive by" vandalism.
  1. Yasser Arafat, see diff
  2. George H. W. Bush, see diff
HistoryBuffEr 20:20, 2004 Nov 13 (UTC)

  • Repeatedly adding pornography spam to many different articles. These are his only edits. Ashibaka 19:33, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Keeps making bogus edits to prominent people. Has reverted many himself, so may be clueless newbie rather than genuine vandal, but has ignored requests to stop on his talk page. Keep an eye out.

  • Repeated vandalizing of Johnny Torrio despite a registered user's attempts to revert.


  • Oven_Fresh has chosen to make a personal crusade out of vandalising my talk page over the last half hour, engaging in harassment, nonsensically accusing me of racism, because of a harmless, sarcastic remark I made regarding fancruft (I referred to "Pokemon Brats" among other enthusiasts who vehemently come out of the woodwork when one of their fancruft pages gets recommended for VfD, etc.). I deleted his/her comments on my talk page, he/she comes back and replaces them, I gave him/her two chances. I guess the truth hurts. --ExplorerCDT 02:32, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oven_Fresh continues harassment and vandalism, more now than 10-15 minutes ago. Now to the point of selectively editing my own comments. --ExplorerCDT 02:40, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • As much as I am your friend, I am forced to disagree with you. Oven Fresh has the right to express his/her opinion any way they like it, even if it is on your talk page. You've "cleaned up" your talk page before, and I've warned you before as well. Don't do it. Try to be less aggressive. --Etaonish 02:40, Nov 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • Etaonish, using a term like "racist" lightly isn't good, and harassment isn't either. If I clean up my talk page, it's my prerogative. Not someone else's. Now, Oven_Fresh is getting out of hand. Vandalism, I could deal with, but the other two (harassment, nonsensical accusations of racism), I will not countenance. --ExplorerCDT 02:45, 13 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • Sudden massive vandalism on lots of Polish town articles, changing "German" to "former German" name, without discussion. Blocked for 24 hours. RickK 01:25, Nov 13, 2004 (UTC)

November 12

GSB Lacrosse

  • Several sock puppets are link spamming this article all over Wikipedia. I keep deleting the links, but they keep creating new accounts are relinking the article. They also keep deleting the VfD header on the GSB Lacrosse article itself. RickK 23:34, Nov 12, 2004 (UTC)


  • Third listing on VIP I believe. Reithy has been slightly more subtle in the past couple weeks, but today he's vandalizing Ron Paul and using personal attacks in edit summaries. Rhobite 15:09, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)

  • Is presently on a pretty little blanking spree, despite being warned. Keep an eye out, and ban when appropriate. JRM
Seems to be gone for now. Good. JRM 00:18, 2004 Nov 9 (UTC)

Chuck F &

  • These two are involved in a edit war over Libertarian socialism. It seems to me there are not enough European adminstrators, this edit war has been going on for at least an hour and a half but the article is not yet protected. -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 13:26, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)
and now also Libertarian capitalism. -- [[User:Solitude|Solitude\talk]] 14:34, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)

The Cure (article)

  • the page The Cure has been vandalised and as I'm new to Wikipedia I don't know how to deal with it! — Sarah the poet 11:59, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Various IPs

  • Numerous IPs have been adding links to [several web sites were listed here] to various articles (e.g. Watch and revert. The user appears to be on a university proxy, and I don't want to block the whole university address range unless I have to. --Slowking Man 08:40, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)
  • In restoring the page from some well-intentioned edits, I had to save this post again. Unfortunately, the spam filter would not let me save those addresses. — Mateo SA | talk 06:57, Nov 11, 2004 (UTC)

Benmore Peak Observatory (article)
  • Self Created site by astronomy enthusiast contains factual errors, ie claims regarding site quality (esp seeing conditions) that are unsubstantiated in scientific literature. Site author has yet to validate any such claims by experiment. — 07:58, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Sigh...this "site" is not "self-created"...the Wikipedia entry for this observatory and another in the area, Mount John University Observatory, was created by a young and enthusiastic visiting astronomer quite some time ago without our knowledge or blessing. However the unvandalised description of Benmore Peak Observatory is based upon on-site testing and is entirely accurate. 09:16, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Benmore Peak Observatory management has nominated this entry for speedy deletion. 21:21, 9 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Repeatedly vandalising Benmore Peak Observatory. Even though this user has never visited the observatory, it seems he disagrees with the results gained from 8 years of on-site testing, and deletes any references to high quality seeing or transparency. On the plus side, this little episode has given me impetus to modify the original overly-enthusiastic entry created by a young astronomer, for a more npov. :-) 03:48, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • This same user blanked my user page, and continues to post some disparaging remarks about Whosyourjudas' mom on his talk page. ClockworkTroll 02:19, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 7

210.54.x.x probably connected to Scott Gall

  • All of these users appear to be connected to the author(s) of the Scott Gall article. To understand where he is coming from, the Scott Gall article says
Scott Gall (October 8, 1988 - present day) is a sport inventor from Dunedin, New Zealand and has many weird codes under his belt. Most of the names are portmanteau words, most of them providing for his country's national sport... One code, which came into his mind when he saw two students who use his bus stop kicking a rugby ball across the road, is called rugbennis, a mixture of rugby and tennis, which he believes to be "sin net" backwards (because it might have been a sin to serve the ball so it touches the net.)
I have the impression that he is fascinated by these "codes" and is attempting to decode them and write articles describing the sports which he believes they ought to represent.
Not sure what if anything ought to be done, other than listing the articles on VfD when appropriate. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 19:21, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Articles created include: Scott Gall, Hammering, Rugbennis, Rugbicket, Soccer bowling, National sport, Scott's Maori Alphabet. [[User:Dpbsmith|Dpbsmith (talk)]] 19:28, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Is adding vanity links to articles, in one case replacing a genuine link. He or she may be well-meaning, but most of these links should still go. Wikipedia is not an open directory. Please help cleaning them up. JRM 18:14, 2004 Nov 7 (UTC)

  • Massive spamming of obscure, out-of-the-way Talk pages, with huge numbers of links to financial services sites. RickK 07:44, Nov 7, 2004 (UTC)


  • Has been moving pages around to gibberish names today, including User:Neutrality. RossPatterson 04:20, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 6

  • Repeatedly vandalised Wolf. Blocking for 24 hours. -- Schnee 20:50, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • When I revert the vandalism on Fresh FM, the vandal reverts it back. Now he is calling me a vandal for my reversion. Please can an admin look into this? Darksun 18:46, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Will do. -- Schnee 20:50, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I protected the page for now (should be unprotected again soon) and blocked the IP for 24 hours.


  • appears to be from Washington, DC, United States, area Cox Cable user.

Vandalized along with below. Taco Deposit | Talk-o Deposit 17:50, Nov 6, 2004 (UTC)

  • appears to be from Missouri area Southwestern Bell DSL user.

  • appears to be from a public school district in Minnesota, United State. Looks like some kids abusing school computer privileges. --JamesTseng 05:28, Nov 7, 2004 (UTC)

  • ( | talk | contributions) - has been active on Wikipedia:Votes_for_deletion/Ruzwana_Bashir, they blanked this twice. The first time they blanked it [10] and started the VfD again, this could be seen as a good faith mistake. They then blanked it again [11], even though they knew not to do this. They also blanked the talk page of Ruzwana Bashir [12]. They also cleared their talk page, though this is not such a bad thing it seems they are trying to clear their tracks [13]. User has also engaged in personal attacks and legal threats [14] (they wrote "The second earliest edit of the entry includes offensive and slanderous content. Although it was reverted, it remains in the history, and is libellous. 06:07, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)"). I would say all these things are vandalism of Wikipedia. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:33, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • When I restarted VfD I thought it would be more appropriate to start afresh rather than having the lengthy previous history clogging up the main VfD page, and EXPLICITLY said to look in the history for the previous VfD discussion. I cleared the VfD page because the warning "WARNING: This page is 39 kilobytes long. Please consider condensing the page and moving the detail to another article so it is not approaching or in excess of 32KB." came up, something that has not been taken into consideration by anyone. In clearing my own Talk page I said that I had taken all the comments into consideration and wished to clear it. My "personal attack" was at someone I attempted to help by providing a link to a topic they were unsure of and received a thankless reply. This does not amount to vandalism, and I won't be posting on this site again anyway. 00:36, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Further: I suspect this user is coming from two IP addresses, that one listed and also, see Special:Contributions/ They blanked the talk page of User: and also the VfD page. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:37, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
      • Note that is OXFORD-UNIV, and is OXFORDNET; both are Oxford University network blocks administered by Oxford University Computing Services.-- Karada 13:18, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

( | talk | contributions)

  • Vandalized Nestlé 6 times today by removing sections and adding profanities. --JamesTseng 01:42, Nov 6, 2004 (UTC)

( | talk | contributions)

November 5 | talk | contributions) at John Howard, was warned. Gazpacho 04:46, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

( | talk | contributions) has been warned Ancheta Wis 23:49, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

( | talk | contributions) has been warned. Ancheta Wis 23:36, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Seems to be on a blanking spree on various talk pages. Have reverted all his edits and left a note on his talk page. -- Ferkelparade π 17:11, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalised and in the process of valdalising Muhammad. View Talk:Muhammad last section 'Death' where he openly declares his Christian leanings. e.g. "...That would imply that he is not a true prophet. There are many, many other things to prove he wasn't a true prophet, however. Jesu, for example,... "
  • Also consistently deletes entries which he disagrees with, dispite linked documentary proof.
  • See [15] for a long list of his activity
  • Azaidi 12:13, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalised and in the process of valdalising Muhammad. View Talk:Muhammad last section 'Death' where he openly declares his Christian leanings. e.g. "...That would imply that he is not a true prophet. There are many, many other things to prove he wasn't a true prophet, however. Jesu, for example,... "
Truth is not vandalism. OneGuy and Azaidi are on a godly quest to make Mohammad and Islam look perfect by supressing facts that they may be uncomfortable with.
  • Also consistently deletes entries which he disagrees with, dispite linked documentary proof.
Just because it is documented doesn't make it fact. Quote from original scriptures, not some persons view on a subject.
  • See [16] for a long list of his activity
Yes, please have a look and tell me if any of the contributions are factually incorrect. Also have a look at the history of OneGuy and Azaidi for proof they are anything but having a NPOV.
  • Azaidi 12:13, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 4

Main Page (article)

  • Main Page is vandalised, I'm not finding the link to edit the source page. Please watch the front pagePedant 15:55, 2004 Nov 4 (UTC)

Rio de Janeiro (article)

Racial hygiene (article)

  • Reverted, added link to ethnic cleansing. 14:55, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

All by User:

  • I've blocked him twice now, but edits keep on coming through. What the hell is going on? JFW | T@lk 18:04, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Vandalised Thomas Aquinas, has vandalised a lot in the past few months. IP is from Concordia University, Atlanta, GA. PhilHibbs 13:35, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Images by User:Cheung1303

  • Despite repeated complaints (for more than a month) on his Talk page, Cheung1303 is repeatedly uploading images without indicating where he got them. In many cases the images are clearly copyrighted. I count at least four such images in the last two days. He has been repeatedly warned on his talk page that if he continues to upload images without indicating their source it would be considered vandalism. —Steven G. Johnson 01:59, Nov 5, 2004 (UTC)
(I went through his contributions history, and found literally dozens, possibly more than 100, images that had to be tagged as unverified.) —Steven G. Johnson

November 3

Joseph Cook (article)

  • An anonymous idiot called has repeatedly vandalised this article. Adam 04:09, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • {{test}} message left on talk page. SWAdair | Talk 05:57, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • On whose talk page? Adam 07:31, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • The anon was not "experimenting," he was repeatedly vandalising the article. I have left a more useful warning. Adam 09:40, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • They know they are vandalizing, no need to wear baby gloves. I blocked,, for a week. Thue | talk 10:48, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Gentlemen/ladies. I was under the impression that we first warn, then block if warnings are not heeded! Please clarify. - Ta bu shi da yu 14:22, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Yes, it does say in the policy to warn first :/. I blocked because this was very blatant vandalism over some time, in my head the warning is to one time offenders or people who do "test" type vandalism. But in any case warnings are nice, make them appreciate that they are being watched. Thue | talk 16:45, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)

George W. Bush (article) - images

  • Although the article itself is protected, vandals are getting around this by replacing images with crud. Please keep an eye on this and protect images where necessary. -- ChrisO 00:34, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
The vandals have hit more images, so I've taken the step of pre-emptively protecting all of the remaining unprotected images on that page to close any loopholes. All of the content on George W. Bush should now be protected. -- ChrisO 17:46, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Vandalism rampage by various IPs

  • There was an outbreak of vandalism by 9 different attackers. See this version of IGN Vestibule to see what they were up to.
  • The following IPs were blocked:
  • Can people please check out all the edits made by these IPs today?
  • -- The Anome 19:18, Nov 3, 2004 (UTC)
  • All are reverted. Thue | talk 20:41, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

2004 U.S. election in progress (article)

  • This page was vandalised numerous times by various users.

  • ( | talk | contributions) created two nonsense articles, removed nonsense tag with silly explanation, then vandalized its vfd subpage, while User:Spewman removed the VFD tag on the article. @#$% kids.
    • Seems to have gone away for now. Thue | talk 20:54, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

seems to be having a spiteful juvenile little spree, directed at User:Arwel Parry and User:Tomwalden

  • Why him and not me, seeing that I already blocked that IP and a few around it for a week on october 18. Blocked for 3 weeks... Thue | talk 21:02, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Adding advertising spam to several entries, also created several new advert pages. -- sjorford 11:05, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • All edits reverted. Has registered as User:Benjamincohen, who has also had his edits reverted, and been told not to spam on his talk page. Thue | talk 20:49, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Deleted the whole article of countries involved in the WWII. I suggest his IP to be blocked. --Pinnecco 10:43, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Seems to have gone away, no need for blocking a probably dynamic IP. Thue | talk 20:44, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Three edits today and a couple of much older ones, seemingly all randomly adding/changing words.07:18, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Warned on talk page. Thue | talk 21:06, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Just noticed scrawl on Vector_space, user has some history of vandalising other pages. Probably nothing too serious, but just in case. Seems to be tagging edits using not implausible names? Jogloran 04:10, Nov 3, 2004 (UTC)
  • Warning added to talk page. Thue | talk 20:46, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Nothing serious yet, but keeps reverting Aaron core to remove speedy deletion tag. JRM 00:23, 2004 Nov 3 (UTC)
  • Actually, it's getting annoying. He/she's recreated the article after being deleted, and again reverting speedy tags. JRM 00:40, 2004 Nov 3 (UTC)


  • This username has very obviously been registered in an attempt to impersonate me and vandalize Template:vprotected. In a strange way, I feel flattered (didn't know I was so well-known around here :P), but I don't think this behavior should be encouraged in any way. -- Ferkelparade π 23:35, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Blocked. Thue | talk 00:10, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • All contributions so far are vandalisms. Reverted patent nonsense Malaka seconds after I tagged it for speedy deletion, but that might be a simple parallel edit. No warnings yet. JRM 23:19, 2004 Nov 2 (UTC)
  • The latests edits look ok, though I am not an expert on Orgy (band). Warned on talk page. Thue | talk 21:11, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)

November 2


  • Because of cache problems, I cannot tell who is putting the POV slogan on the image, but it needs to be frozen on the clean version. Too many people are trying to re-re-revert it causing problems. --Henrygb 23:09, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)

User:MrCopy and User:Mr Copy

  • vandalizing Template:Current. Blocked for a week, but I am more willing to bet it will come back than putting money on any of the candidates. – Kaihsu 21:35, 2004 Nov 2 (UTC)

Blanked Mathematics, Physics etc -- Sundar 10:12, Nov 2, 2004 (UTC)
Blocked for 24 hours. Thue | talk 11:04, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • began vandalizing Genghis Khan again today and started vandalizing 2004 Osama bin Laden video. This guy went on a vandalizing spree on Genghis Khan on October 26, and made some more edits on Oct 28 (see below). Has been repeatedly warned — perhaps this IP should be blocked indefinitely. Mateo SA | talk Mateo SA 06:39, Nov 2, 2004 (UTC)
  • indefinite block sounds good to me; he has made lots of vandalism over a long time, and the IP seems to be static. No need for us to tolerate him. Blocked. Thue | talk 08:55, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Also keep an eye on User:Hobo bogon shangri lah, who seem to be connected those IPs but haven't really done anything yet. Thue | talk 08:49, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • I just got a threat at User talk: §hangri-lah and his geek hacker friends will dis ur site and will not care because their isp is shit and wont care. They will call in favours and ur site will b stuffed, even all the admin files will b deleted 2 keep the ip unbloked. Posted by special:contributions/ Thue | talk 11:57, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • ( | talk | contributions) also vandalized this entry, putting up a false notice that had been unblocked (but has now been blocked as well, however). — Mateo SA | talk 03:13, Nov 8, 2004 (UTC)

A Shaw user from Edmonton, Alberta that has an obvious bias against Calgary, Alberta -- JamesTeterenko 04:21, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • Ciz is repeatedly vandalising Talk:Zoophilia. Initially vandalised article page on which NPOV consensus had been broadly reached, article was reverted 6 times, then locked, switched to ranting, name calling and smearing despite requests by 2 sysops to refrain, an RFC was requested to attempt to respect his POVs. Has now resumed vandalism in Talk page instead. Main grudge seems to be that this is a page on social, psychological, legal aspects etc, he wishes it to be an animal abuse page and anyone not agreeing is an animal abuser. Direct link to Nov 2 2004 renewed vandalism: [[17]] showing deletion of other people's prior contributions.

November 1

  • is link spamming at a rate of two pages a minute. See contributions history; all of them seem to be link spam for eTesters Mozzerati 21:32, 2004 Nov 1 (UTC)
  • Spam spam spam - All edits reverted. Thue | talk 21:48, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)


  • A user with a dynamic address in this IP range has vandalized the Sailor Moon article repeatedly. Denelson83 05:37, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • External links to spam?

User: The Frong

  • Blanked the page about fire and did some sneaky vandalism on the Britney Spears article.