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January 31

One more note. Anon user often fixes spelling mistakes after the deletion to try to deter reverting article to pre-vandalized state. 23:09, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Anon user finally starting to discuss revisions after warning. However I am not sure how discussion will result.
Anon user used anon ip User_talk: to discuss revisions on talk page. This other ip of the anon user appears to have been blocked in the past for vandalism. Still unsure if discussion will result in good ending. 23:29, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
User has reverted homosexuality six times in under 24 hours many of which we now consider to be vandalism since user is deleting factual information to insert his POV and censor all others. User:Haiduc , User:PaulHammond , and myself have been trying to keep page in good shape from this user's attack. However this user continues to defy. Can an admin please issue a very stern warning to user or block? Thank you. Apollomelos 22:40, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I am not quite sure, but I have noticed another user who was blocked temporarily for vandalizing pages I was working on and then impersonating me had an ip from VA. He created:

Notice these new ips and users attacking pages that I work at present are also from VA:

Apollomelos 23:10, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) It appears the user may have taken to online gay-bashing. This is an excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's talk page by user Abelincoln98 :*This is yet another disgusting attempt to misrepresent an important historical figure in hopes of advancing the homosexual agenda. Similar attempts were made to hijack the personal lives and reputations of everyone from Jesus Christ to Shakespeare to Alexander Hamilton to James Buchannan, Lincoln's predecessor in the White House, to Adolf Hitler and even Yasser Arafat. That this book attempts to besmirch Lincoln's repuation and character by falsely portraying him as gay is not surprising considering the book's author was both a homosexual himself and a research assistant to the discredited Alfred Kinsey. He's just trying to project his own sexual perversions onto one of the nation's greatest presidents. Apollomelos 23:23, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC) Please note a report by another user reagrding this vandal from jan. 27th. Apollomelos 23:29, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)


  • (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Posting a slew of copyvios from a Korean spirituality site. Keeps changing the spellings in hopes no one will notice. Is also removing copyvio notices and replacing the copyvio'd text despite repeated and polite warnings. Please block this guy! - Lucky 6.9 22:09, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
      • Appears to have stopped now, maybe your warnings finally got through to him. I'll keep an eye on them and block if they continue. --fvw* 22:17, 2005 Jan 31 (UTC)

Vandalising several articles with juvenile modifications; apparently has learned some new words and wants to try them out. Atlant 18:42, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Isaac Newton (article)
  • Similarly, Isaac Newton appears to be attracting numerous acts of minor vandalism from a range of single edit IPs. However, quite a lot of people are probably watching this page. Curiously, today's vandals, User:, appears only to have made one edit, yet apparently received a vandalism warning from User:Hadal 10 months ago. So perhaps there is a problem with Special:Contributions. -- Solipsist 17:07, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • Watched too, just for the heck of it. The empty special:contributions is probably because the page they vandalised was up for VfD and got deleted, once a page gets deleted edits to it disappear from RC and S:C. --fvw* 17:27, 2005 Jan 31 (UTC)
George M. Cohan (article)

January 30


He still reverting with this IP: (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)--Emax 23:14, Jan 30, 2005 (UTC)

PatGallacher 02:09, Jan 30, 2005 (UTC)

January 29

Wheel on Willys

January 28

  • (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)}
    • Being totally stupid! Please give him an orange box and a whack with a cluestick! [This is by jni 17:23, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)]
      • Indeed! I have reverted all your recent edits and deleted the nonsense articles. Because you were helpful in listing yourself here, I have not blocked you, although others may do that if you continue your spree. jni 17:23, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
      • So, you were the one that has been deleting my recent edits as far of 2004. Unrelated vandalism to the Charlie Dog page by Jeff schiller. many times, when I tried to enter new information.

--Eleassar777 16:05, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • MikeFox (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Vandalized several articles, including the featured article, with pornography. His images are not work safe, to say the least; can someone speedy delete the images he included? Cdc 00:21, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
      Blocked indefinitely. One image is used legitimately in articles, the other is on the commons, where it has been nominated for deletion.-gadfium 00:33, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 27

User:OneGay (not User:OneGuy)


***User also tried to influence voting on template:gay for deletion by attacking pages pretending to be a "gay activist" to provoke others to vote delete. Apollomelos 23:58, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Go through any of these users that I have listed and speculated to be the same individual and you’ll find every time they edit a gay-related page they either attack it or add negative comments. For example:

Apollomelos 00:23, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)

January 26

  • (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Repeat offended (talk page has warnings against adding nonsense from several months ago. A very long edit history, what a mess to weed out. Please block, we have enough slowness without wasting the resources for serving the vandals like that and then cleaning up after them. BACbKA 20:55, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • P.S. the history has a lot of good-faith edits, just occasionally peppered with nonsense, mostly seeming intentionally misspelling-related. Some edits were a bit POVish to my taste, but quickly tackled by other editors. Could this be a shared IP? BACbKA 21:17, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Stirling Newberry

  • User:Stirling Newberry
    • broke 3RR against multiple editors without a single comment on the talkpage to justify the edits. [[3]] Ungtss 16:11, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • Insult-editing on Fat_Bastard
  • Not sure if the same person in the history at
  • Content change is "Also known as Jamie Farquhar of Scotland.", and obvious reference to the character for whom the wiki page has been created. - Kickstart70 01:59, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC) (hope I did this entry correctly)

January 25

  • Numerous pages vandalized day after day.
Jok2000 21:56, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Contributed by anonymous IP deleted IP address, but for the record, really is a vandal. --Deathphoenix 21:36, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC) (Deleted IP address now that it's been signed). / Subash1

BIlly on Bills

Brother Larry /

January 24 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) Adding references to various pages under to South Africa-related topics. I have logged my removals of this URL at User:Dewet/ Can we get this URL blacklisted, since the IP is a transparent proxy of the biggest ISP in South Africa? This user has also been doing the same on the Afrikaans wikipedia. --Dewet 19:02, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) Adding commercial spam to random pages (always starts with "The changing faces of Technology:") (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • user is a Napolean dynamite vandal hitting pages concerning greek mythology.--Boothy443 05:23, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)



  • This user removed a message from my talk page, changed my mini-bio and ICQ number on my user page (along with deleting random links), deleted the entirety of Lupo's user page and talk page, added unecessary profanity to Rin (InuYasha), and probably a lot more. -- Khym Chanur 05:24, Jan 24, 2005 (UTC)

January 23

Co-ordinated vandalism of 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake

  • Heads-up that the Democratic Underground forums have "discovered" Wikipedia and been discussing vandalising the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake article here. So far today there have been 8 vandalism attacks on this article, in the style described here, and all have been reverted in a maximum of 6 minutes (mostly 2-3 minutes). Please keep an eye on this article, people! -- Arwel 16:12, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Wacky vandalism of Christian etc.

  • repeated "creative" vandalism to Christian over the last two days by multiple anons, including:,,,, (maybe,,,,,,,,,, Still ongoing as I type, with new ips all the time, rarely reusing older ones. Some other vandalism by user of other pages evident on contributions page. Please help stop this Wacky Vandal.--Pharos 06:11, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC) Hitting Zionism as well in the last few minutes.--Pharos 06:42, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Many (all?) of these IPs appear to be open proxies, so in theory the person(s) responsible could continue this indefinitely, or until s/e/they exhaust the proxy list being used; page protection seems to be the only effective measure, but of course, that's only temporary. There used to be a mechanism that'd autoblock proxies when a user tried to edit with one, but that was soon disabled. I'm not sure why, but it probably had to do with AOL and other legitimate proxy-utilising ISPs. Wish I could help more. -- Hadal 06:30, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, the proxy-blocker scanned everyone editing, and got some (rather silly) complaints from ISPs. There is talk of bringing it back on a limited scale though. The way I see it this is going fine though, there aren't that many open proxies, eventually we'll have the majority of them blocked. Make sure to check for proxies when blocking though! (just plugging the ip surrounded by quotes into google is enough to find out of it's an open proxy in 90% of the cases). --fvw* 06:37, 2005 Jan 23 (UTC)


  • Superking (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Edited several pages, inserting false information about a livestock shortage in Russia in 1872. Among the vandalized pages was an image of several versions of the USS Enterprise. The user dismisses his act as harmful because "It's not MY fault they let any idiot edit any page."
      • The above was added by ( | talk | contributions), presumably on the basis of this: [5] I only see this one page, not "several pages", and I don't see any contribution or talk page where Superking allegedly wrote "It's not MY fault they let any idiot edit any page", nor do there seem to be any prior instances of vandalism by Superking. There's something odd about this and the reporting of it. Temporary hijacking of Superking's account? -- Curps 07:11, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)
        • Nah, Superking has been making most of his edits anonymously, he is a problem user. The vandalism report was lacking some information though yes. --fvw* 07:20, 2005 Jan 23 (UTC)

January 22



Paulzakaria (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • Constantly adding his singature to Great Railroad Strike from his user acct and anon sockpuppets and blanking my talk page.--Boothy443 06:16, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I've set a two hour range block covering, which should take care of both the anons and the user account, for now. -- Hadal 06:44, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)


January 21

  • (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Most edits seem to be plain vandalism. Was creating new pages with random names and links to porn. Only expection seems to be edits to Harry Potter related pages, which seem to be OK. John 23:25, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • Was warned on January 11 too. John 23:34, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)
      • It's a school proxy ( which explains why the edit quality is a bit of a mixed bag. Probably best to just keep an eye on their contributions and if the situation gets really bad, ask their network people to do something about it. --fvw* 23:52, 2005 Jan 21 (UTC)

January 20

Lake District &

  • Blocked for 48 hours.-gadfium 08:52, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • FrankWaveren (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • User (and admin) fvw makes no secret of his real name, Frank v Waveren. Somebody else seems to have grabbed the username "FrankWaveren" for himself merely in order to irritate fvw, by twice blanking his user page, etc. I have not put a warning on the talk page of "FrankWaveren" as it's obvious that this UID exists merely in order to be disruptive and unpleasant (and later possibly also in order to mislead). -- Hoary 03:52, 2005 Jan 20 (UTC)
      • Blocked indefinitely for impersonating fvw -- Chris 73 Talk 04:57, Jan 20, 2005 (UTC)

January 19


  • This seems to be a dispute over content, not a vandalism. The user is now using the talk page.-gadfium 01:04, 20 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Mcfly 02:07, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • I've temporarily vprotected the page. --fvw* 02:21, 2005 Jan 19 (UTC)
  • What's wrong with correction for accuracy?
  • Nothing. Vandalism on the other hand will get you blocked. Discuss your changes on the talk page and once you have achieved consensus with all those involved with the article, the change can be made to the article. --fvw* 02:57, 2005 Jan 19 (UTC)

  • (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Has already been blocked today for racist vandalism and threats against users, but is on an AOL IP and had to be unblocked. Has continued by vandalising Wikipedia.-Mr Adequate 01:12, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)
      • Reblocked, There's no problem with blocking single AOL ips for 24 hrs, the chance that the person logs out and someone else uses the same IP and wants to use Wikipedia is minimal, and no different for AOL than for any other ISP. The limitation of block time is only for range blocks, which limit large swaths of AOL's IPs, and hugely increase the chance of innocents being blocked. --fvw* 01:29, 2005 Jan 19 (UTC)

January 18

User:203.172.x.x & 222.126.x.x


Has been banned for impersonating User:fvw following discussion on WP:AN. 12:20, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • {{vandal|}
    • Today blanked out Rubber, put garbage on other pages. Warned before three times. Pavel Vozenilek 19:06, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • Has been blanking and vandalising pages of various elements or their talk page. Been warned repeatedly, so now blocked 24hr. -- Solipsist 20:35, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

unsigned entry

Someone has vandalized the Christianity page: "THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH!" appears in the Origins section and has no context within the copy. I just want to casually visit and do not want a phd in Wikipedia. Can someone fix this? Thank you.

This vandal does not like India Development and Relief Fund - . He keeps replacing their url in Donations_for_victims_of_the_2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake with . edited to add - He also seems to have vandalized Rashtriya_Swayamsevak_Sangh.

Bldarter 03:11, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 17

This is an odd one. Seems to vandalise one article every couple of weeks, then slip back into lurk mode, so he or she may not have been noticed much. Most recently seen at Caelian Hill, but previously at Communism, Pensacola, Florida, 1989 and a bunch of other places stretching back several months. Has done some good work occasionally, but 95% of his/her effort here has been vandalism. Suspect whoever it is is a thrashcore fan from Manitoba. Grutness|hello? Grutness.jpg 00:39, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
The IP comes up as being from the Louis Riel School Division (HQ: Winnipeg, Manitoba), so it's probably a shared computer. Any blocks should be short-term blocks. --Deathphoenix 21:40, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Blocked for 24 hours.-gadfium 18:08, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Vandalized Isaac Newton again today, potentially masked by near simultaneous minor vandalism and revert by IP: Blocked for 24 hours again. - Solipsist 17:02, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

max rspct 17:56, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • User recently vandalized seven pages in a row, including Penis, Vagina and Nazism. KingTT 06:41, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • Prozak (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)
    • Fvw's talk page, etc. (Incidentally, this is my first addition to this page; I hope I got it right, but go ahead and bite the newcomer! -- Hoary 03:17, 2005 Jan 17 (UTC) PS His/her latest addition to the VfD page for "American Nihilist Underground Society" ends "it's important that we as nihilists uphold the value of trolling, since discourse is dead"; so we know what's coming with tomorrow's replacement UID. -- Hoary 03:22, 2005 Jan 17 (UTC)

January 16

Verginia's accusations of others' vandalism

  • This is not a notice about vandalism of a page, but rather an entire page accusing others of vandalism. Sorry, I didnt know where else to put it. Can an Administrator please look at this page: User:Vergina/FYROMian History vandalism of Macedonia. In my view, keeping a "list" like this, accusing others of vandalizing articles, some of them completely innocent articles about general topics, is inappropriate and possibly against Wikipedia policy. Thank you! -Husnock 16 Jan 2005

Hugo Hadlow 22:53, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Bush acts very much like a dictator, but there is no evidence that he is or a "Nazi Dictator"... it is still vandalism none the less. -- AllyUnion (talk) 11:59, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • multiple IP's are vandalizing the Enemy Territory entry. It is currently linked on the frontpage of Slashdot. The page needs to be protected. Entry has been edited to display pics of female genitalia. --TheOldSchooler 00:38, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Just added 6 more IP's. Page (and its talk page) gets vandalized every few minutes now. --Plek 00:59, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Well, IP's are too numerous to list now. Seems like the Slashdotters are slumming. --Plek 01:13, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 15 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • persistent blog spammer, see talk and contribs. iMeowbot~Mw 23:43, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Brandon, Manitoba (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • this used over the past 2 days using the ip's above, keeps on adding a doctors name to the notable persons, only notable in that he retired. --Boothy443 06:39, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 14


January 13


Acouillard (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

This user is vandalizing again. -- Curps 04:51, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Continually reverting pages to versions vandalised by him --BesigedB (talk) 22:25, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
24 hour time out. CryptoDerk 22:32, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)
Creeping vandalism over a long period of time. Needs a longer block. -- Curps 21:30, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • Probably frustrated high-school student. During last month he vandalized few pages. Warned. Pavel Vozenilek 19:56, 13 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 12,


Samohyl Jan 13:31, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC) & Bev Harris


I only see Emax listed three times in Vasili IV of Russia today, and nothing earlier since 7 Jan (your time zone may differ). Even if these are all reverts, that's acceptable under the 3RR, which states that four reverts are a blockable offence.-gadfium 09:12, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Fucking Bitch Club

  • Various vandalism and voting irregularities occuring on this page. Could an admin have a look please? Sorry for breaking this page's protocol. TigerShark 00:54, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • Possibly the same user as User:Eastery6, also making some doubtful edits (and some good ones) to car articles.-gadfium 00:56, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 11

( Today two articles vandalized Catherine Millet and Fred Durst. Vandalized before and was warned. Pavel Vozenilek 23:44, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Blocked for 24 hours.-gadfium 23:51, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • I don't think this is vandalism. I do think it is original research and autobiography. -Willmcw 02:20, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • Vandalized material in past, hit a couple of articles today. -Willmcw 21:38, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • Today vandalizing Getúlio Dornelles Vargas repeatedly, including sexual material. Vandalized other pages before. Warned three times, continued *repeatedly* after that. Pavel Vozenilek 21:17, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log),,,, et al. , & Sick set (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log) {{vandal|]]

  • are vandalizing Sick set and Sick set has been hit several times over the past several days. --Boothy443 10:36, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC) &

seems to be a Cantus sockpupet, so take a guess what he is doing, will some on just stop this stupidness already with the infobox stuff. --Boothy443 09:15, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Blocked.-gadfium 03:04, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • I'm confused. Are you reporting your own vandalism?-gadfium 02:27, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    • I doubt it's the same person reporting it, it's just someone else who is also using that proxy, perhaps to remain anonymous or perhaps to prove the point that it's an open proxy. Either way, it's an open proxy so it should be blocked indefinately. --fvw* 02:34, 2005 Jan 11 (UTC)
  • Thanks Frank, I've blocked it.-gadfium 02:38, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I was interrupted by a phone call just after I saw the first report and before I could do anything about it. Blocked for 24 hours.-gadfium 01:53, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 10

  • Continually reverting pages to versions vandalised by him --BesigedB (talk) 22:25, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
24 hour time out. CryptoDerk 22:32, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)

  • Repeatedly adding {{NPOV check}} to pages that don't need it, and not discussing on the talk page, messing up spelling, deleting little chunks, and generally making lots of tiny edits that could slip through the net. Joe D (t) 20:44, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Appears to be engaged in low-level, serial vandalism of random pages; interspersed with legitimate (though apparently limited) edits. Seems like older edits are less likely to be vandalism. Has picked up vandalism pace since the new year. Bantman 19:14, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)
    • Like most addresses that both vandalise and contribute, it's a shared IP: --fvw* 19:22, 2005 Jan 10 (UTC)

  • Every one of this user's edits is vandalism, most recently at Africa and Chevrolet, but with many in the past. --SFoskett 15:53, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)

  • This user has been banned before, and from their recent blanking of silicon, it appears they are unreformed. Shimmin 12:41, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)

  • I've warned them. Don't worry about the three-revert rule in cases like this; it doesn't apply to reverting vandalism.-gadfium 01:32, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)


(Firewithin3000 | talk | contributions): User page vandalism and vandalism to articles. Appears to be the same person as User:Firewithin, and probably also User:CountZeroInterrupt. --fvw* 01:52, 2005 Jan 10 (UTC)

January 9


  • vandalizing pages on vfd, can someone with a rollback button revert these. thanks. Michael Ward 04:57, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • There's only a handful of them, the tabbed browser is more powerful than the revert button or something like that. He seems to have stopped too, so I think all is well again. --fvw* 05:07, 2005 Jan 9 (UTC)


  • This guy keeps inserting a nonsense entry into Common Cold, always including a link which leads back to an unrelated page, seems like a google-boost bot or something. Kaz 01:01, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • I've asked him to stop.-gadfium 01:51, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Owner of anti-PJ website has created an organized effort to take over Wikipedia article. This involves multiple users, but primarily is led by Scott Morrow, author of complaints such as the one below towards User XavierVE's attempts to rectify the malicious edits.
  • Removes link of "", a website critical to his own. Exaggerates truth of his own website being "silenced" as it is, and always has been, listed as an external link, and has never been "edited out". He has also seen to it that several pro-PJ media articles have been removed from External Links and from within the body of the article.
  • Removes several entire paragraphs of positive content, factual information about police involvement, and other information that is non-complimentary to his own personal negative viewpoints on, totally violating NPOV
  • Morrow and his staff are the sole authors of complaints against User: XavierVE, below. I believe that anyone fairly analyzing this situation should take into light both complaints towards the edits.
  • As a bystander to this fued, I believe that speculative personal information about's owner should be removed entirely, unless there is proof offered in the piece towards it's truthfulness. Likewise I believe the original author (Shimeru), who had a very unbiased piece and is not decidedly on either side of this debate, should restore the article and possibly even lock it from further editing.
  • Sooner than create an organized attempt to edit this Wikipedia entry towards any one party, the original author (Shimeru) should come back and create a version to be respected by both parties. If Scott Morrow still feels it is "biased" after that, he and his associates can create their own Wikipedia entry to air their own criticisms. Only in this situation may there be objective fairness, a solution you will not see Scott Morrow (below) suggest. Instead he ask that you ban XavierVE, thus rendering the fate of the Wikipedia article to people decidedly biased against with no vocal retort. This, I believe, is inexcusable. Please look into this situation and judge it fairly. (I will likewise report attempts to modify this Vandalism in Progress entry to remove my comments made here)
  • Same user as previous problems from January 8 - - Now registered as "XavierVE"
  • Continues to remove non-complimentary information about perverted-justice site, completely violating NPOV
Continuously removes reference to most vocal opponent, from list of critics in "cons" section
Re-added multiple external links to PJ site after they were removed by Sysop
Continues to insert personal details (full names, etc) in various locations throughout article in direct violation of Wikipedia "No Personal Attacks" rule. ("Negative personal comments" and "threats or actions which expose other Wikipedia editors to political, religious or other persecution by government, their employer or any others.")
  • I would suggest there is little possibility that this article can remain NPOV, as XavierVE insists on revising whenever he sees something he doesn't like.
Scott Morrow 00:24, 9 January 2005 (UTC)

January 8


  • adding eccentric screeds to Legal positivism; when his text was removed to talk he removed its discussion from the talk page as well. -- Smerdis of Tlön 22:36, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • adding vandal remarks to Latency.(not fixed)
  • It would have been easier to have fixed them than to have reported it here. When an anon makes only one or a few edits, we consider that they are testing their ability to change pages. The correct action is to revert the change, and leave a polite message on their talk page suggesting that they use the sandbox. The template {{test}} is very suitable for this. Most anons stop when they see the message. We do not call their activities vandalism unless they continue after being asked to stop, or they are particularly nasty or rapid-fire in their edits.-gadfium 23:01, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • ok IonBidon 16:59, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Continuous editing of Perverted-Justice article and Discussion page to remove NPOV
  • Has modified Discusion page to include personal details including accusations of pedophilia against named users
  • Has replaced full text in Discussion and attributed his version to other people by name (identity theft)
  • Has been warned a number of times regarding NPOV edits
  • Vandal has been continuously editing out all negative comments regarding his site since Dec. in both article and discussion page.
  • Recent edits in discussion page involve serious defamation
  • Vandal is "Xavier Von Erck", owner of Perverted-Justice site. (Confirmed via known IP address)
Scott Morrow 02:23, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • User appears to be reasonable.
  • User appears to make aggressive comments.--JM Robert 03:36, Jan 8, 2005 (UTC)

  • Repeatedly and blatantly vandalizing the Sailor Moon article and related articles, causing a side effect of multiple 3RR violations. Denelson83 00:28, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
The 3RR doesn't count on vandalism reverts. 郵便箱 01:23, Jan 8, 2005 (UTC)
as well as Usagi Tsukino and Sailor Senshi, person seems go jump ip addresses in mid stream--Boothy443 00:33, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
IP lookup on WHOIS and on GeoBytes indicates that this vandal is in Kuala Lumpur. Denelson83 00:51, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Added new IP and reverted ~6 more articles replaced with martial art actors from this same guy. :/ --Kunzite 03:28, 2005 Jan 8 (UTC)

January 7

Various, PS3 related

  • Changing various occurances of text PlayStation 3 to external links to part of www<dot> playstation3portal<dot>com, presumably in an attempt to push up google rank. Could users please keep an eye open for such changes and revert them. Sockatume, Talk 23:13, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Additionally, various non-PS3 articles have had "PS3 land" inserted as external links. I'm going to be removing those, and keeping an eye open in case they decide to copy their rival's tactics. I've removed the PS3 portal link from the PS3 article as I don't think we should be endorsing a site which does this stuff to the wikipedia, repeatedly in spite of reversion on numerous occasions. Sockatume, Talk 23:24, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Bastard Administrator

  • Confirmed. Blocked for 3 days. -- AllyUnion (talk) 09:31, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 6

  • Possibly the same user as User:Sam999. Has repeatedly vandalised Preview_(software), making bizarre allegations about Apple being racist. Has repeatedly reverted my edits, and accused me of being the vandal. His/her latest edit summaries are deliberate attempts to make it appear that I am the vandal. Any quick look at the page history will show what the real vandalism is. He/she has repeatedly removed a fair use screenshot, and other useful info.
To avoid 3RR, User:Sam999 has apparently created the sock puppet User:Paivand. and

  • Almost certainly the same user. This guy likes to add lies and nonsense to articles about musicians and celebrities. See my talk page, at the top, for his comments to me and my response, outlining some of his violations. seems to have stopped, so he's now working as, but he's still at it. His continued bad faith edits, flame-baiting, and insistence that he's "just trying to help" imply that he's not merely a vandal but a troll. Needs to be blocked. -leigh (φθόγγος) 20:18, Jan 6, 2005 (UTC)

  • Nintendo DS Has been vandalized, it currently reads "Nathan is gay"

  • He started vandalizing yesterday, still at it, a dozen times so far Kaz 16:26, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Pope appears to have been vandalized, the first section heading is "who has no friends" Jimaginator 12:51, Jan 6, 2005 (UTC)



  • Has been warned before for vandalism and discussion on a talk unrelated to wikipedia. Is now on final warning, please block if violated. Mgm|(talk) 12:09, Jan 6, 2005 (UTC)

  • Added the following to Vanna White: "Despite many media claims to the contrary, Vanna White is not a robot." I find it kind of funny and nominate as such. - RoyBoy [] 05:13, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Vandalized user pages, including this page. Since this is in the AOL IP Range, it has been blocked for the maximum time allowed. -- AllyUnion (talk) 09:56, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Restoration comedy (article)

  • Has been constantly vandalised. I've locked it temporarily. - Ta bu shi da yu 03:52, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Repeatedly replacing images on various pages with a pic of a toddler. Also some subtler stuff, including one I would have accepted as valid if I weren't specifically checking his edits, but which did actually screw up an article. Kaz 01:26, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)
He has continued to vandalize, attacking Taliban seven times so far, as well as other pages, could we get a block or something? Kaz 16:22, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 5

  • Vandalizing Ziad Jarrah repeatedly. Also taking the time to vandalize my talk page. --Fastfission 23:26, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Has been blocked. JOHN COLLISON (An Liúdramán) 23:41, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

This article is permanently targeted for vandalism sprees. Recent poor system performance means most reverters simply give up and the article can stay broken for long periods. Few admins are patrolling it. This isn't working out.

  • One of a group who repeatedly deleted the article on Ahmad Shamlou and replaced it by an abusive short paragraph
other IP address used Refdoc 20:38, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Vandalized asbestos page at 14:46, Jan 5, 2005 (UTC)


  • This sick puppy is making nonsense articles regarding the Asian tsunami and reverting attempts at redirection back to his/her revolting idiocy. - Lucky 6.9 17:25, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • 40 Vandal entries in two days. Friend of a gay, among others. Re-vandalizes on revert. This is apparently Calgary Board of Education, but it needs a temporary block.Terrapin 16:52, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Warnings ignored, user blocked for a week according to silsor.

  • The user is continuously replacing the text of Olavo de Carvalho with profanity and personal opinions about the subject. -- Carlosar 14:53, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • One suspect change is a newbie test. Deleting large blocks of text is vandalism. RickK 06:50, Jan 5, 2005 (UTC)

  • Vandalized this page and others.

  • Adding Islamic screed to pages. -Willmcw 00:03, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 4

  • Inserted "Pop on a stick is very useful for warding off predators." in section of Shape of the universe. --Eddie 10:07, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • User page redirects to Wetman, but presumably this is not the same person. This is the source of the spurious "new message" boxes people have been seeing that redirect to others' talk pages. So far Template:Vfd and Template:Wrongtitle have cropped up with this; today's system performance is makiing it really fun trying to check for more :P iMeowbot~Mw 19:59, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • After a first warning about vandalising Gregor Mendel this user has now vandalized that page multiple times at various places. Very good candidate for a 24 hour ban? Awolf002 19:55, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • NEED PERMABAN. This anon is notorious (check user contributions). Abuse, spamming, the works. Need Perma-ban. Terrapin 19:44, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • 6 Pages Vandalized, from Ski to Tree today. All reverted. Seems to have stopped for now. Terrapin 18:59, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

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  • On a VfD binge. In AOL range, so I applied just a 15 minute block. --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 18:18, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Vandalized many Wikipedia Tutorial pages, thus. Bobo192 04:31, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Warned the user, but it looks like they've stopped anyway.-gadfium 04:53, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • It was over quite quickly, I have to admit. Thank you, Gadfium. Bobo192 18:09, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 3 (3RR)

  • This user keeps deleting a statement about the disputed areas in the Aegean Sea in Greece, which he interprets as favoring Turkey. He has 5 or more reverts yet. Etz Haim 21:04, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
If someone breaks the Three Revert Rule you can list it here. But this isn't vandalism, disagreements about article content belong on Requests for comments. Mgm|(talk) 08:36, Jan 4, 2005 (UTC)

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (article)

  • This article is still undergoing vandalism by anon IPs. However, as of today the pattern is now hit and run... each anon IP strikes only once, without making any further "contributions" anywhere else to Wikipedia, which makes admin blocking by IP pointless. This is an unusual pattern: most often anon vandals strike at several articles in a brief spree, reply to Talk warnings, hit user pages of reverters, etc. I wonder if it might be the same person or group, using open proxies. It's worse overnight when fewer people are reverting. Last night the article stayed partly broken for hours... perhaps the broken window phenomenon just encourages more vandalism. -- Curps 00:37, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Humus sapiens [Deleted - non-vandalism]

[Deleted - non-vandalism] - Disagreements about content are not vandalism - go to Wikipedia:Requests for comment Mateo SA | talk 05:46, Jan 4, 2005 (UTC)

  • clumsy "stealth" vandalism of science and technical pages with nonsense, perhaps hoping to pass unnoticed by laypersons (or "patrollers")? -- Curps 05:35, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC) (claims to be Willy on Wheels)

  • cleaned up as of 01:58, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC), Antandrus. is for, an internet accelerator proxy that also collects marketing data as a user surfs the internet. Their membership agreement [11] prohibits anything that "harms or harasses others". Does the Wikipedia have any policy for complaining to ISPs for problem Wikipedia user-editors? According to, the correct abuse reporting address is also has its own abuse address on their website gK ¿? 04:02, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC) (claims to be Willy on Wheels)

  • Blocked.-gadfium 00:20, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

January 2

  • Gave a final warning, rolled back their edits.-gadfium 22:20, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

It looks to me like the edits of this user are not vandalism but attempts to express his/her view of history. The link to ebay is an attempt to back up the view, not an advertisement. I'm not qualified to say whether the point of view is factual, but I note that both you and this user responded with links to back up your views when I asked in the Lucas David article, which leads me to believe that you are both genuine. You would be better raising a request for comment on the articles involved than in repeatedly claiming vandalism.-gadfium 22:05, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
"I'm not qualified to say whether the point of view is factual" - me and Space Cadet gave you answers on the Lucas David article... But ok.. i see its better to reverting than ask admins to stop such vandals.--Emax 22:23, Jan 2, 2005 (UTC)
I looked at your links, and I looked at their links, and I decided that this required far more time to study than I wanted to spend. What the links showed me was that you were all genuinely trying to get a factual article, and none of you were trolling. The appropriate way to proceed is to ask on WP:RFC for people with more knowledge of the situation to get involved. If your viewpoint is the factual one, then protecting some of these articles with your version may be the best solution. Banning the IP addresses may also work. Just maybe, there's a possibility that a compromise wording may be found.-gadfium 22:37, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

You need to engage this user on the talk page. Point out the NPOV guidelines and ask for sources for their information. At the moment, this looks like someone enthused to be contributing to Wikipedia, but not aware of our policies, not a vandal.-gadfium 22:25, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)


The same IP address then vandalized my user page with another anti-Semitic comment after I put this notice up. See here Slim 05:32, Jan 2, 2005 (UTC)
  • I've given him a short block.-gadfium 05:40, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Big Ben Clock

Big Ben Clock (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • edit filter log • block user • block log)

  • Seems to be a bot creating a whole bunch of articles empty except for {{delete}} tags. I've blocked for 24; might warrant longer. --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 04:36, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • [nil %AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD] ([[User talk:%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD|contribs]] • [[Special:DeletedContributions/%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD|deleted contribs]] • [[Special:Nuke/%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD|nuke contribs]] • logs • edit filter log • [[Special:Block/%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD%AD|block user]] • block log)
Another soft hyphen vandal, he's moving pages to names consisting of soft hyphens too. contribs. --fvw* 01:01, 2005 Jan 2 (UTC)
Nothing show up under contributions... is his vandalism only page moves? -- Curps 11:13, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Is there any way to see a list of page moves done by a user? If so the template for reporting vandals should incorporate it. -- Curps 11:15, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Yup, all cleaned up now. --fvw* 11:16, 2005 Jan 2 (UTC)

January 1


  • Seems to vandalize the test templates. Georgia guy 21:54, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)

  • Warned. Seems to have stopped.-gadfium 18:54, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)

User:%AD%AD%AD%AD (nonprinting characters)

Someone is vandalizing Jew in very ugly ways. As I understand it, as a person involved in the page I am not supposed to protect it. Someone needs to. -- Jmabel | Talk 06:55, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)

Furthermore, this person has somehow hidden his/her IP address without taking a visible name. Maybe a name composed of non-printing characters? Anyway, I don't know how to identify and block. Why on earth would we allow non-printing characters in a user name, though: only useful for vandalism. Is this a policy matter or what? -- Jmabel | Talk 06:57, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)

Same issue on September 11, 2001 attacks. Identical vandalism, presumably same person. -- Jmabel | Talk 06:59, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)
Here's how you can see user contributions. [12] The user name consists of four non-visible characters, all hexadecimal AD. Presumably you can set up a block by pasting the four characters manually into whatever input you have (I'm not an admin, I can't do it) Antandrus 07:03, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Just found that, too, but pasting "%AD%AD%AD%AD" doesn't work. Says no such user. Anyone know how to do this? -- Jmabel | Talk 07:04, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)
You need to get the actual characters on a clipboard. I have no idea how to do that under Linux, which I use. Pakaran (ark a pan) 07:09, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I would say this is a urgently needed patch. Only standard ASCII for usernames, methinks. Antandrus 07:09, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
As a temporary measure, I've requested that both pages be protected. Maurreen 07:19, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
My impression is that he's stopped because I've blocked him. Am I wrong? - Nunh-huh 07:22, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Probably you were just ahead of me. I'll remove the request for protection. Maurreen 07:24, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I was really wondering...since all I did was cut and paste his name, I wondered [1] if the block was successful, and [2] if so, why did everyone else have such trouble blocking him? - Nunh-huh 07:28, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
What OS do you use, out of curiousity? Pakaran (ark a pan) 07:49, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Mac OS X (10.3.7) - Nunh-huh 22:13, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Chan Han Xiang

  • Something bizarre is going on here. User appears to be vandalizing his own user pages and sub-pages, moving them to weirdly named articles in the main namespace. I've blocked this account for 24 hours; either Chan Han Xiang has gone bananas, or his account has been hijacked. --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 05:31, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Ok, I'm done. His other recent activity was trying to get one of his twice-deleted articles undeleted. If he moves his personal pages into the article space again, I'm not going to bother moving them back before deleting them. --—Ben Brockert (42) UE News 07:09, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)

  • this person has vandalized quite a few pages by deleting everyting and leaving "Moo man was here, sollog rocks" Cacophony 00:41, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)
  • has already been blocked and reverted. -- The Anome 00:45, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)

  • vandalized World War II and Spanish Inquisition by adding derogatory content of various sorts. Reverted now. Seems that the same IP (propably originating from a school in Casper, Wyoming) has earlier done similar things (7 Dec 2004, 12 Oct 2004, 11 Oct 2004, 4 Oct 2004), so the risk of future repeats seems real. -- Egil 04:00, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)