Wikipedia talk:Administrator intervention against vandalism

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Adding spaces[edit]

It seems to me that there's been an increase of edits (usually by IPs) adding a space to non-consequential places (such as after an item in a box, list, etc., in any event so you won't see it by eye in the article). Is this a thing? Is this worth reverting? (If this is a FAQ, just accept my apologies and point me to the right place, thank you). ---Sluzzelin talk 00:21, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Possibly trying to get autoconfirm status? Red Jay (talk) 06:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Ah, that could be it (along with my selective perception of an increase). Thanks, Red Jay. ---Sluzzelin talk 22:06, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Except IP addresses cannot become autoconfirmed. Mz7 (talk) 04:22, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Warning IP Users[edit]

How, exactly, would one go about warning a misbehaving user who doesn't have an account here and doesn't read the Talk pages? Honest question, so I can get on with doing so before I request the block (I will have to request it, because that misbehavior is not going to change). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whcernan (talkcontribs)

@Whcernan: - You would use the warning templates found here: Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace, generally starting at level 1 (except for the most egregious vandalism). The IP user will still get a notification that they have new messages. The ball is then in their court - to ignore the warnings and earn a block, or to stop. After the level 4 or 4im warning, report them at WP:AIV. There are some tools, such as Twinkle that make a lot of this much easier. SQLQuery me! 02:50, 1 December 2017 (UTC)