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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.


May

Imp Accounts

Not to be confused with The Jack.

I just noticed these in the Recent Changes and saw that the latter copied User:The Jack's page verbatim, clearly intending to pose as him. Checkuser shows that they're the same person. The latter is using a Unicode character that resembles an "a" to make their name look identical to The Jack. Anyway, given that every single edit from an impersonation account is inherently vandalism, we've always treated them as vandal accounts and Permabanned them as such, which I'll go ahead and do here in just a moment. Aichon 18:04, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

April

User:Dead

yawn A ZOMBIE ANT 04:50, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Obvious 3EV and Perma’d as such. Aichon 05:03, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Oh, it's also worth mentioning that this account belongs to the serial vandal from below, so it's not just 3EV: it's ban evasion. Aichon 16:03, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

User:The Jack

Repeatedly blanking pages. I believe this is considered vandalism via UDWiki:Vandalism#Some examples of vandalism. Also worth noting that being that this is a wiki, no user "owns" pages. The purpose is to document, not provide a biased viewpoint or be one user's personal playground. --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tenantryd (talkcontribs) 15:43, 28 April 2018 (UTC).

I’m afraid you’re grossly mistaken. The page you yourself linked to discusses how page ownership works on this wiki. Group’s own their own group pages. Users own their own user pages. The remainder of the pages are public and can be edited by anyone, provided you maintain a neutral point of view in your edits (NPOV). The Jack is welcome to blank their own page, should they choose, and your attempt to bait them into doing so in the hope that it would get them in trouble is misguided. Also, you’re banned again. Aichon 15:53, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

It's our own page. Of which you kept repeatedly attempting to vandalize (notice how the sig is not signed like a typical coward?)...and miserable failing. Cheers Scrub. L.2.P. :D --The Jack (talk) 15:50, 28 April 2018 (UTC)


Just a heads up. Now they're changing images uploaded to the Wiki. Not sure where to put this, but I'll notify Aichon, since he seems to be currently on duty, on his page as well to be safe. --The Jack (talk) 16:17, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Just to summarise, Aichon has beaten me to these and I agree with all these separate rulings.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 08:55, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Nice try, please try again soon. A ZOMBIE ANT 04:17, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Overarms

More of the same on our page. Same zerg cheat. Consider all other accounts modifying our group page (outside the discussion tab) to be continuos petition for Vandal banning. Thank You --The Jack (talk) 15:33, 28 April 2018 (UTC)


ALSO, given this specific scenario. Should this new page, http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/The_Joke, also be removed as well? --The Jack (talk) 15:51, 28 April 2018 (UTC)


Banned and deleted. Aichon 16:32, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Just to summarise, Aichon has beaten me to these and I agree with all these separate rulings.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 08:55, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Abundants

New User made right after last User Starlingt was blocked by Aichon. Same unoriginal edit attempted. Obviously this guy feels so impotent in game, that he's desperately trying to bother us here. Fortunately, while our group finds it laughable, and pretty damn sad, it's still important to file this request. Is there a way to do a more indepth search of their information (I know IP can be viewed, but do not know what else can be determined and would like to learn?). I'd guess they're using the whatever IP cheats they also use in game, but perhaps they have some other account(s) on here, where they have stuff they consider valuable, that can be removed? Seems this person is desperate to be noticed, so taking away their contributions, and recorded history for the long term, may finally give them pause to their futile attempts to terrorize? --The Jack (talk) 15:06, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Same m.o., same time, and elements in the logs point towards them being the same person. Perma’d as a vandal alt. As for nuking other stuff, it all depends on if we can connect them to other accounts. The more they evade, the more info we glean and the more likely we are to catch onto anything like that. If they do it again, you can just report the subsequent accounts under here and we’ll nuke them accordingly. Aichon 15:19, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Sniper4625 and User:DHPDWiki

Like the case below, both accounts have made vandal edits to The Jack page. The former does have previous edits, all to the Malton Globetrotters talk page in 2012. The latter has the sole vandal edit done in a similar manner to Sniper4625, so I suspect they are likely the same person. I also suspect this is related to the Starlingt case below due to the continued targeting of this particular page. - Cheese 08:29, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

This and the below strikes me as meat puppetry for the most part. It isn’t conclusive whether these two are the same person or not, so I think we’ll be treating them as separate accounts. Given the prior history of the one and a lack of edits for the other, I’m thinking warning for both. Aichon 14:36, 28 April 2018 (UTC)


UPDATE: Sniper4625 made a comment on the false Aichon Misconduct case where he said to me the same thing that one of the zerg vandalism accounts made yesterday (The Reel Jack Yocum). I copied the quote of that reverted edit and added it to my repose on the Misconduct case. Since he was already issued a warning, and it's connected to a huge issue, I think (if you agree with his culpability) that this account should be permanently removed to set a precendence for that behavior and as an example. Regards --The Jack (talk) 04:16, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Check the administrative guidelines linked from the top. We don’t just randomly ban people for bad behavior. Aichon 04:56, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Apologies, but either Im either confused, or just not explaining myself well enough. So though it was erroneously commented on under the ridiculous Aichon misconduct case, since deleted by Dance, this Sniper4625 said the same comment one of the zerg alts said in a reverted vandalizing attempt (The Reel Jack Yocum). I posted the quoted information there from the reverted file by The Reel to compare with what Sniper said. I can go retrieve it if it needs to be officially posted here. My point, is that if it connects this Sniper4625 to a account(s) that are already permabanned for abuse, then shouldnt the Sniper4625 alt also be banned for vandalism as well? Adding to the fact that there is also already a consideration for warning. It would seem that this account is one of the roots needed to be removed rather than just snipping the pointless branches. Correct? Just want to say that while im not out for blood, and this all has obviously been more trouble to you guys than me innhaving to deal,with it, i do think extreme measures may be required in this instance simply due to the volume, frequency, and outright lack of respect this unrepentant offender has Shown in regards to their repeat offenses. --The Jack (talk) 13:47, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I forgot that not everyone speaks wiki jargon. Back up above, I referenced my belief that they were "meat puppets", i.e. distinct people whose activities are being encouraged or directed by a person or group off the wiki, which was my determination based on the evidence in the logs (their use of similar rhetoric to a banned vandal is not sufficient evidence of a connection). Sysops assume good faith (as best we can), don't punish people for perceived associations, and try to give newcomers every effort to become a contributing member of the community. We have a series of escalating corrective measures (detailed in the guidelines) that we use for dealing with vandalism, with permabans being reserved for repeat offenders or those who clearly joined the wiki for no purpose other than to vandalize it (e.g. spambots, three-edit vandals a.k.a. "3EV", etc.), neither of which appears to be the case here. If you'd like sysops to have more freedom to ban people willy-nilly without going through those escalations first, you'll need to get the wiki's policies changed, since we act according to them. Aichon 16:01, 30 April 2018 (UTC)


Apparently I got a warning? News to me. But I sure didn't do anything worthy of a permaban, and the fact that I'm so far under your skin as I clearly am is infinitely hilarious. TRJY ain't me, so looks like your snitch attempt has misfired. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sniper4625 (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.

Yes the man who is apparently sitting here while horde of idiots dogpile onto the wiki to pester him and get banned, your pals are definitely the ones under his skin. A ZOMBIE ANT 04:48, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
I don't know who you are, but all you have to do is read any of the quite large amount of words the Zerger has published today to get the truth of the matter. Thank you for your attention to good signing conventions though I will strive to do better on this, the Urban Dead Wiki.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sniper4625 (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.
What takes more effort, talking like an ass for 4 paragraphs or making countless fake accounts with different IPs to harass someone? He's definitely not coming off as the dipshit in this instance. A ZOMBIE ANT 04:54, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Provide your proof, good sir, as you seem to think you're some sort of SysOP, going around closing Vandal cases and the like. Provide your proof. I do find it hilarious that you, an uninvolved party, are so willing to leap to the defense of a Zerger. Why?User:Sniper4625
Oh trust me, I'm not closing this case. That's none of my business.
I also think you might be mistaken. I don't give a shit about who is zerging and who isn't. The only thing I care about is order on the wiki. Conflict and drama bothers me, and even more so when it's because of pure idiocy. I refuse to give a shit about what each party is saying when it's being said in such a preposterously idiotic and futile way.
Bringing all of your issues to the wiki solves nothing, and only serves to bother people who care about it as a resource. Neither party, right or wrong, is going to change their behaviour based on a short-lived wiki harassment campaign. If anything, it might strengthen his resolve because it gives him attention. Keep giving it if you want. Doesn't change how I feel about how stupid this all is. A ZOMBIE ANT 05:10, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
You have not received a warning. I’m waiting on other sysops to weigh in before taking action. Should you receive one, we’ll notify you on your talk page. Aichon 04:56, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Still waiting to hear from other sysops. If I don't hear anything within 24 hours, I'll go with the warning. Aichon 19:32, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
I'm not seeing that these two are the same person. So a warning for Sniper for the page clearing makes sense, if you'd like to go for it. --  AHLGTG 00:33, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

User:Starlingt

We are requesting this newly created user account be banned for multiple attempts to vandalize our group page since yesterday. They even undid the revision that was done by Rosslessness, which may be another sort of infraction? In their most recent edits they mentioned Doritos, which is also what another user, sniper4625, presented as well with their unwanted edit yesterday too. We would postulate that this is someone very familiar with this site, and likely a longstanding user here too afraid to comment with their real user name and IP address. Fee free to let us know what else we need to do to facilitate this process further. Thank you. --The Jack (talk) 01:45, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

I’m inclined to Perma as a 3EV, but I’ll wait for other opinions lest someone disagree. And I doubt Sniper4625 is the same person as Starlingt. Aichon 04:36, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
They're not letting up. Very likely just a vandal account at this stage. -- Cheese 08:15, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
There's nothing constructive about what they are doing, and they have made more than three vandal edits. But I guess wait and see what they do now that you have warned them? stelar Talk|MCM|EBD|Scourge 11:00, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
I just did that in the hope that they might stop if they knew that those sorts of actions were unwelcome on the wiki. Plus, I didn’t want the edit warring continuing as I went to sleep. Based on their response on my talk page and lack of additional vandalism, however, maybe they’re willing to turn over a new leaf? I don’t think it’s possible to believe they were acting in good faith, but assuming they don’t do it again, I’m okay giving them a formal warning and being done. Aichon 14:27, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Hello Aichon, they just did it again about 6 minutes before you posted your last message. I have already undid their last revision, but I believe that takes them past the formal warning stage? --The Jack (talk) 14:39, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, just saw that. I’m back to thinking 3EV and Perma and will go ahead and do so in the interest of bringing this to a close. Aichon 14:43, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Understood and Appreciated. I'm sure this is more annoying to you guys than it is to me or anyone in our group. Cheers. --The Jack (talk) 14:45, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

We would also like to mention that we have openly offered for anyone, including detractors, to leave open commentary of the Discussion part of our group page if they have something they wish to convey. But this offender seems bent on simply attempting to be annoying, infantile, and destructive only. --The Jack (talk) 02:07, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Summary

FYI for any sysops coming in after the fact, I've been permabanning all accounts and IPs associated with this user, of which there were (and may yet be?) quite a few (if you checkuser the accounts, you should notice some fairly obvious patterns in the logs that I'd rather not disclose here). I also went ahead and protected the relevant pages for autoconfirmed users only, at least temporarily. I believe everything is dealt with at this point, but I wouldn't mind someone checking my work. Also, the vandal decided to launch a Misconduct case against me, so be sure to rule on it. ;) Aichon 16:38, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

For future reference, here's the list so far:

Fun times. Aichon 16:49, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

And another:
Aichon 02:33, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Also:

  • User: The Joke was snuck in there right before The Reel Jack Yocum. --The Jack (talk) 03:22, 29 April 2018 (UTC)


Greetings, I hope I am also allowed to add something to this message. It might be relevant. I have just finished speaking with my predecessor, the user who created "The Jack Yocum" page for our group's previous incarnation, and he directed me to view that page's history. There was a similar situation there, though far less pronounced, with a vandal created the "Hunter of America" wiki account to attack that page. The character "Hunter of America" is a member of our group, in game, but was never created by us on this site. Hunter was a particularly adept thorn, at the time, to a player zerging Shearbank with alts that literally populated the whole burg. Anyway, looking into the Hunter of America wiki user account may, I hope, provide a link with these accounts as well. Regards --The Jack (talk) 17:09, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Anti-Soros IS BACK!!!

He really isn't --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 14:38, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

This dude really seems to be into skunks, on top of the rest of it Bob Moncrief EBDW! 15:27, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

User:‎Soros is a cocoon with bent dick

Created a bunch of spam pages. --AORDMOPRI ! T 20:21, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Also, creating a bunch of sockpuppets. For example, User:Anti-Soros 005 --AORDMOPRI ! T 20:27, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Looks to be the Siptar guy from last month based on IP. I've perma'd the one you linked and blocked its IP, but it'll take me a few minutes before I can get to the rest. Aichon 21:09, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Okay, blocked all of the accounts linked to that IP, blocked the IP, and nuked the pages. If I missed anything, let me know. Aichon 21:38, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Geismodo

Sockpuppeting and impersonation. [1] [2] --AORDMOPRI ! T 18:18, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

3 Edit rule - Also stuck a semi protection on the page in question. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:15, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
As an addendum, checkuser seems to confirm that this one is yet another vandal alt of the below cases, since it's showing a match with Infernozerg when the IP range is slightly widened. Aichon 16:10, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Infernozerg

Probably another sockpuppet of User:Wangguy. [3] --AORDMOPRI ! T 15:24, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

I got him. We should ban all the associated accounts at this point. --  AHLGTG 16:16, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
I’d suggest this should be a second warning for Wangguy, given that he did it after he had already received the warning from Bob. Aichon 20:45, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Is this all the same guy, no? It's good to give the benefit of the doubt for a new user, but he hasn't done anything else except vandalize. --  AHLGTG 20:54, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Infernoguy and sirguy are using the same IP, which I've now blocked. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:03, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Have also blocked Blowme, and the IP that account edited from. At this point I'd say User:Wangguy counts as a 3eV, since none of the original account's edits were constructive either, so I'd support a perma of the Wangguy account as well. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 15:20, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, and Perma'd appropriately. Aichon 15:50, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Sirguy & User:Clubbedtodeathsucks

Good old fashioned vandalism. [4]. Looks similar to User:Wangguy who was doing similar stuff to the same page. [5] A ZOMBIE ANT 01:04, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Likely a sock puppet of Sirguy in DDR's report below. --Cheese 22:00, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

I've combined the two since they're clearly the same M.O. Technically both have exactly three edits and thus count as 3eV-eligible. They're also with the same M.O. as Wangguy, whose target is also Clubbed to Death, and which I meentioned in my welcome message on their talk page. If others are OK with it, I may checkuser all three and see if they're alts of the same person. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:40, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
Having checked, I'd suggest we Permaban Clubbedtodeathsucks and Sirguy as vandal alt accounts and then apply this case as a Warning on Wangguy. I'd have been willing to accept that he may not have known better, but the fact that he's using multiple accounts tells me that he knows he's up to no good. Aichon 19:38, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
He's still at it. - Cheese 20:44, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
And again. - Cheese 09:24, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Due to the ongoing offenses, I've perma'd Clubbedtodeathsucks & Sirguy and left a warning on Wangguy's talk page. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:28, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

March

User:Hashim thaci is lunatic idiot and loser, User:Албанци су смеђи турски циганови, User:KlaBusters, and User:Siptars are goat fuckers


See all contribs. --AORDMOPRI ! T 19:19, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

I believe I blocked all of them and deleted any associated pages. Wish I would have seen this sooner. Thanks Armpit. --  AHLGTG 20:42, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Endorsed. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 00:05, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Uberlegen

Blanking the Autobots page, despite a previous warning not to do so. --AORDMOPRI ! T 19:43, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

And I warned him. --  AHLGTG 20:48, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
Endorsed. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 00:05, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

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