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This page is for the reporting of vandalism within the Urban Dead wiki, as defined by vandalism policy. On this wiki, the punishment for Vandalism is temporary banning, but due to security concerns, the ability to mete out this punishment is restricted to System Operators. As such, regular users will need to lodge a report for a Vandal to be banned from the wiki. For consistency and accountability, System Operators are requested to note on this board their actions in dealing with Vandals.

Guidelines for Vandalism Reporting

In dealing with Vandalism, time is often of the essence. As such, we ask that all users include the following information in a Vandalism report:

  • A link to the pages in question.
Preferably bolded for visibility. If the Vandalism is occurring over a sufficiently large number of pages, instead include a time range of the vandalism attempt, or alternatively, a link to the first vandalised page. This allows us to quickly find the damage so we can quickly assess the situation.
  • The user name of the Vandal.
This allows us to more easily identify the culprit, and to check details.
  • A signed datestamp.
For accountability purposes, we ask that you record in your request your user name and the time you lodged the report.
  • Please report at the top.
There's conflict with where to post and a lot of the reports are missed. If it's placed at the top of the page it's probably going to be seen and dealt with.

If you see Vandalism in progress, don't wait for System Operators to deal with it, as there may be no System Operator online at the time. Lodge the report, then start reverting pages back to their original form. This can be done by going to the "History" tab at the top of the page, and finding the last edit before the Vandal's attack. When a System Operator is available, they'll assess the situation, and if the report is legitimate, we will take steps to either warn the vandal, or ban them if they are on their second warning.

If the page is long, you can add new reports by editing the top report and placing your new report above its header in the edit screen.

Before Submitting a Report

  • This page, Vandal Banning, deals with bad-faith breaches of official policy.
  • Interpersonal complaints are better sorted out at UDWiki:Administration/Arbitration.
  • As much as is practical, assume good faith and try to iron out problems with other users one to one, only using this page as a last resort.
  • Avoid submitting reports which are petty.

Vandalism Report Space

Administration Notice
Talk with the user before reporting or accusing someone of vandalism for small edits. In most cases it's simply a case of a new user that doesn't know how this wiki works. Sometimes assuming good faith and speaking with others can avoid a lot of drama, and can even help newbies feel part of this community.
Administration Notice
If you are not a System Operator, the user who made the vandal report, the user being reported, or directly involved in the case, the administration asks that you use the talk page for further discussion. Free-for-all commenting can lead to a less respectful environment.
Administration Notice
Warned users can remove one entry of their warning history every one month and 250 edits after their last warning. To lodge a request for de-escalation, please visit A/DE. You are as responsible for keeping track of your history as the sysops are; In case of a sysop wrongly punishing you due to an outdated history, they might not be punished for their actions.


November

User:Kerkel

Removing content from a group and an user page he has no ownership of. Was escalated back in 2009 and again in 2015 for the very same edits. Aichon 06:33, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

I remember Kerkel’s in-game actions referenced in the 2009 case. Last time I was impressed by his persistence, this time it’s his consistency. Vandalism. THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 10:24, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Vandalism. This escalation would be a week ban. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 10:33, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Banned for 1 week. Aichon 16:33, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

August

User:Levi_Romero

Removed some important information here: http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php?title=Antifa&diff=prev&oldid=2359865 From a page that uses a template that he has previously been warned against editing. Obviously, trying to edit the page in another way. --Emot-siren.gif LABIA on the INTERNET Emot-siren.gif Dunell Hills Corpseman The Malton Globetrotters#24 - You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild!|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| TMG 08:24, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm getting my name off your shitty list Commandant Romero (talk) 08:33, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Levi's first instance of vandalism was clear-cut and malicious, but the argument over whether his name should be on a page attributing him to something is another thing. If this were a guy taking exception to being called a PKer and removing his name from a PK list, I would say "it's not an administrative issue- take it to arbitration." I don't believe this being about nazis suddenly changes that. It's also worth noting his warning was for editing the context of pages/templates to change the context. It's not for the dispute over whether he is what this page says he is.

However, changing the template is just not on for me- even a small change. For some reason these stupid little troll edits have become common amongst wiki scrappers in the past few months. It's petty. You're already told to stay off the page, and it's obvious you're not welcome there. So stop messing around with how they want a page or a template in a way that doesn't affect you in any way. Vandalism. THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER 12:23, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Seconded on the first part — take it to A/A. As for the template swap, I'm honestly confused by the edit — the two templates express the same sentiment, and are mostly just different in size. No idea why Levi edited to switch them out, so I'm having a hard time parsing whether it's vandalism. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:58, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Given the user in question has requested a permadeletion, it all seems moot. Sniper4625 The Malton Globetrotters#4625 - You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild!|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| TMG 14:35, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Deleting his page doesn’t really mean much. Users frequently come back. Aichon 15:11, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Fair, was overly optimistic Sniper4625 The Malton Globetrotters#4625 - You rated this wiki '1'! Great job, go hog wild!|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| TMG\

Vandalism - To me, this looks like a group page that specifies who it belongs to and provides instructions for those who believe they were incorrectly listed. Levi doesn’t seem to fit the membership criteria and he made no attempt at following the instructions, so he shouldn’t have been editing the page in the first place. Aichon 15:11, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Levi can have his name removed when he starts being a better person. Thanks everyone -- SomethingSomething.gif 16:25, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

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