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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. Remember to ask a sysop to remove them in due time. 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, he might not be punished for his actions.

March 2013


I'd like a permaban and my account and it's pages purged from the site please. I've outlined my reasons on User:Bob_Moncrief's discussion page. Thanks in advance. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Minothor (talkcontribs) 19:54, 4 March 2013 (UTC)..

I'll wait for a day before applying the ban, in case you change your mind. Given your activity gap and your unwillingness to stay on the wiki, a day more or less won't matter. -- Spiderzed 20:24, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I have honoured your request. I've left e-mailing open on that account, so you can e-mail a sys-op if you ever change your mind. -- Spiderzed 16:12, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
lol, "I'll wait for a day", 3 weeks later, whoops! --Thadeous Oakley Talk 20:12, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
I've still been the fastest op of them all. It's not like Mino was going anywhere in the meantime. -- Spiderzed 20:16, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
LOL yeah, beautiful isn't it! A ZOMBIE ANT 07:08, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Someone had to have a case this month, might as well make it one that takes the whole month. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 07:45, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
All hands to the miscontribulation-mobile! -- boxy 07:26, 28 March 2013 (BST)

February 2013


Trololol :D --Thadeous Oakley Talk 16:52, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

I would wait til the end of the pending vote in case she wants to comment further. Then ban. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 16:57, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Agreed. Yes, it's a vandal account. We all know that. But its only crime so far is ban avoidance, not something more serious. We can let it slide for a few weeks while this stuff sorts itself out. And if the vote doesn't go in her favor or she decides to shoot her chances of getting un-perma'd by using this account to vandalize, we'll simply ban the account at that point (and I'll change my vote on A/DE). Aichon 17:47, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I rule with a clear-cut Regnat Populus. While we technically could and should ban her for ban avoidance, it would be a slap in the face for the popular vote, as it would be forcibly put on ice for 6 months by a sys-op only action. Leave it to A/DE for the time being, unless Zoomi decides to go haywire. -- Spiderzed 19:05, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Motion for all wiki business to be conducted in Classical Latin. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 21:51, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

It is concluded. Can someone unban User:Izumi Orimoto and then ban User:Kitakaze? Thanks. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 02:20, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Done. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 06:31, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Why are we banning Kitakaze? Having multiple accounts is surely completely fine?--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 09:21, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Section 1. In this case Izumi does not get access to any alt accounts created during her ban period, this one included. It's a logical trade to prevent nonsensical arguments in the future and somewhat a promise we, the sysops, made to the userbase both in this case and the argument for allowing her to comment at all. Standard practice is that when a users is banned they lose access to alternate accounts and we do not unban them. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 10:53, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Cool, just making sure that my army of alts is still legit.--Shortround }.{ My Contributions 15:09, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

January 2013


What do we think kids? --Rosslessness 23:07, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Same message was posted to the Minecraft wiki under same username a few minutes before it was posted here http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/User:NormanMBailey ~Vsig.png 00:01, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
He's clearly a spammer, but he might be a normal person, rather than a bot. I'm inclined to ban the account but leave the IP alone. Aichon 02:16, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Why do you think he may not be a bot, out of curiosity? ~Vsig.png 04:53, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
You guys know that known live spammers are documented in the same way as bots for a large number of botlists right? This shouldn't be particularly hard to check into. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 05:45, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
This is either a program, a very strange bot, or a very very bad spammer. My money is we're indexed in a spam program. Either way we should probably ban it. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 05:52, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't disagree, just curious how a distinction can be made. I don't think it should matter to your all's decision at all if it was a live person or a bot program. IP banning bots isn't an official wiki policy or anything either and I personally think its needless. Just a little curious about the subject. ~Vsig.png 06:05, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Meh, ban and IP ban then. And I was willing to give it a break since the message seemed more personable than what we typically see from spammers, suggesting it may have just been a one-time spammer who knew about the wiki, rather than a serial spammer. Aichon 14:26, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
That's just one of the ways they try to go by undetected. In truth, most spambots are live people using a program or script to bypass security and send link spam. They can make the text as personal or as generic as they wish. They simply load a list of wikis, their CAPTCHA options, create accounts, choose their message and their link spam urls and then hit run. There are even tutorials on YouTube on how to use spambot software. Show no quarter to the spambits. They don't give a shit about you or the amount of time you spend cleaning up their trash. ~Vsig.png 15:37, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
I am aware of this. Nonetheless, I'm willing to cut some slack for someone who appears to be a one-timer and is doing it for themselves by hand, as opposed to a professional doing it with those sorts of tools. Aichon 16:03, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Processed as a spambot. Aichon 16:30, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

User:The Killer of SillyLillyPilly

Vandalized some pages. Contribs in the above template. ~Vsig.png 00:34, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

3pwv'd. --Karekmaps 2.0?! 00:59, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting this fellas. --Rosslessness 16:26, 22 January 2013 (UTC)


Is this vandalism? Links replaced with ones to a blank search page. Could be a bot, but operates differently from the ones I'm used to. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 18:24, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Reverted for now, and hit up sex beast about this. If it's vandalism, it's weird vandalism. Also, if you have the chance, marvel at Two Heads user page. It's still ace. --Rosslessness 18:38, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Now casual warned user as well. --Rosslessness 18:42, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Looks like someone running a bot script to change existing urls to linkspam urls. Very likely a bot based on the domain used. I'd say do some reseach on recent bot editing trends and perma as bot if it turns out this is a new bot trend. ~Vsig.png 19:22, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Whats the IP turn up?--Rosslessness 19:25, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Right. On both proxy and sock lists with the bare minimum of google searching. IP is now Banned --Rosslessness 19:27, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm banning the account as well. You don't suddenly change links to a domain called "Go Discount" unless you're a spammer trying to increase your PageRank with Google. Aichon 19:33, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Cooooll. How strange to have an actual A/VB case. --Rosslessness 19:35, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Should someone delete User talk:Nguyetba11? Bob Moncrief EBDW! 19:53, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Its now somewhat redundant--Rosslessness 20:19, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Kirsty cotton

I would like to request an indefinite ban. I can vandalism some pages if needed, but I'd rather not spend the time. Thanks. --K 22:50, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

I'll process it in just a sec for you. Shoot a sysop an e-mail or contact us elsewhere (you know how to get in touch with me via IRC) if you change your mind. Enjoy the vacation! :) Aichon 23:02, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Lame.--SA 23:23, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
what I don't understand are people really that addicted to this bullshit that they need to have a ban? if you are tired of the place just don't come here anymore. christ -- HEY! HANDS OFF MAH BOOBS!   bitch   COBRA!  אמת23:30, 6 January 2013


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