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::The boxes above which cite A/VB courtesy have been changed. Users may now no longer comment on cases which aren't theres. The talk pages are to be used. That is what all these cases have been about. --[[User:DanceDanceRevolution|<span style="color:black"><u><big>ϑϑℜ</big></u></span>]] 16:22, 16 July 2009 (BST)
 
::The boxes above which cite A/VB courtesy have been changed. Users may now no longer comment on cases which aren't theres. The talk pages are to be used. That is what all these cases have been about. --[[User:DanceDanceRevolution|<span style="color:black"><u><big>ϑϑℜ</big></u></span>]] 16:22, 16 July 2009 (BST)
:::*please note that this is in fact untrue.... the box has been beefed up to say "should" it still does not say "must". --[[User:Honestmistake|Honestmistake]] 16:26, 16 July 2009 (BST)
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::::Big shoutout to my homeboy Boxy.... I TOLD YOU SO --[[User:Cyberbob240|Cyberbob]] 16:30, 16 July 2009 (BST)
  
 
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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.



Spambots

Spambots are to be reported on this page. New reports should be added to the top. Reports may be purged after one week.


July 2009

Cyberbob

Cyberbob240 (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

For submitting numerous Vandal reports which clearly fall under the category of "petty" (the guidelines clearly state: "Avoid submitting reports which are petty", see above) All you need to do is scroll down to see the evidence. This is not only a form of spam and an abuse of the A/VB page, it also arguably falls under the Sysop Misconduct category of "excessive bullying, or attempts to treat the status of sysop as a badge of authority to force a sysop's wishes on the wiki"... but we'll leave this simply as an A/VB case for the moment. --WanYao 16:08, 16 July 2009 (BST)

I'm very specifically going to cite the following cases as "petty":

While technically, by "the letter of the law", these could be considered vandalism cases... A few important things have to be kept in mind.

  • a) as far as i know, it's not actually policy that posting to vandalism cases you're not involved in is vandalism
  • b) even when it is vandalism, it's normally only in the case of repeated and very disruptive cases. that is not the case here
  • c) cyberbob is making an obvious point of ban-hammering people for clearly petty abuses -- which have been in direct response to perceived abuses by cyberbob himself... the conflict of interest and apparent abuse of power is obvious, no?

cyberbob's actions are not in good faith, are an abuse of A/VB and therefore constitute vandalism. --WanYao 16:16, 16 July 2009 (BST)

The boxes above which cite A/VB courtesy have been changed. Users may now no longer comment on cases which aren't theres. The talk pages are to be used. That is what all these cases have been about. --ϑϑℜ 16:22, 16 July 2009 (BST)
please note that this is in fact untrue.... the box has been beefed up to say "should" it still does not say "must". --Honestmistake 16:26, 16 July 2009 (BST)
Big shoutout to my homeboy Boxy.... I TOLD YOU SO --Cyberbob 16:30, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:WanYao

WanYao (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Exactly the same thing as Honest, for the same reasons. --Cyberbob 15:57, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Refer to the Talk page, cybertroll. You're not benefitting the wiki. You're power tripping and being a petty asshole, doing nothing but blatantly abusing your sysop powers. The fact that the rest of the team doesn't see this is sad..... --WanYao 16:03, 16 July 2009 (BST)

awesome! --Cyberbob 16:04, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:Honestmistake

Honestmistake (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Ho ho ho. Normally I probably wouldn't bring this case because apparently the done thing is not to do so until people are repeat offenders but Honest pretty clearly knows exactly what he is doing so. --Cyberbob 15:44, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Yup I knew exactly what I was doing... that comment should have been on the talk page. Doesn't change the facts that both cases against J3D were nonsense and should have been thrown out as borderline harassment! It also doesn't change the fact that the newly worded "sysop request" box above was never voted on and never intended to be used the way Bob is using it right now. Warn me, Ban me... I really do not care. This place is fast becoming a bad joke ruled over by people who probably don't even play the damn game anymore and have forgotten that being a sysop is not supposed to be a promotion to give them authoritas, its supposed to be a voluntary position to keep things running smoothly. --Honestmistake 15:52, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Sigh. Vandalism as per precedent of J3D's last two cases, Honest of which is a worse offender than J3D. --ϑϑℜ 15:49, 16 July 2009 (BST)

I wouldn't call this case so similar to J3D's two - IMO those were vandalism based mainly upon his immense track record of posting inappropriately on the main page whereas this is more vandalism because of how in-your-face Honest was about doing so. --Cyberbob 15:55, 16 July 2009 (BST)
Honest has already gotten his borderline cases and polite (non sysop) warnings in the past, the closest I remember of which was the edit war you had with him a few months ago about this very 'box'. Now, thanks to his martyr rants, there isn't much good faith that can be found in this case. --ϑϑℜ 16:10, 16 July 2009 (BST)
Ah right, I forgot about those. Don't mind me. --Cyberbob 16:10, 16 July 2009 (BST)
Hmm, that was found to be out and out " Not Vandalism " as was the only other case that I remember being brought against me here. I have never received a vandal warning (soft or otherwise) and in fact the only warning of any sort was for posting on someones user page instead of their talk page waay back when i was still new here. Or put another way.... kiss my arse and get your facts straight,and prove that my pulling up a very dodgy ruling is "Bad Faith"!--Honestmistake 16:16, 16 July 2009 (BST)
You're going to want to unbold that. --Cyberbob 16:18, 16 July 2009 (BST)
You have pulled up nothing, and it is getting you into trouble. You know how this will end. --ϑϑℜ 16:25, 16 July 2009 (BST)
Unbolding means actually removing the bolding? All you did was add italics. --Cyberbob 16:26, 16 July 2009 (BST)

For anyone interested to look, you will find both the cases mentioned above in April and Decembers logs. You might also want to read the pretty funny case against Bob in decembers log too... its a case for doing just this sort of thing but on a much, much grander and more abusive scale (it was also ruled not vandalism!) --Honestmistake 16:25, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:Dfdsf

Dfdsf (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

2 counts of impersonation: [3] and [4]. --Blake Firedancer T E RNL? P.I.S.I.T. 12:42, 16 July 2009 (BST)

These two edits make up 100% of their contibutions thus far. --Blake Firedancer T E RNL? P.I.S.I.T. 12:42, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Not an alt. Warned. Linkthewindow  Talk  12:45, 16 July 2009 (BST)
With a note that one more vandal edit will lead to a perma (three edit rule.) Linkthewindow  Talk  12:45, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:Lolwat64

Lolwat64 (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

I will demonstrate that Lolwat64 is a sock puppet and that there is precedence for banning sock puppets for vandalism.

First, I refer you to this old reference threatening to ban sock puppets.

Second, there is precedence for actually banning an obvious sock puppet, even when check user does not reveal the user to be an IP clone. As in this case

Finally, I will show that Lolwat64 is a sock puppet. It was created for the sole purpose of voting against a guide. In fact, since making its one and only edit on July 7th, it has made no further contributions to the wiki.

It is clear that Lolwat64 was created as a false online identity to vandalize a vote. In support of this claim, I ask you to consider the circumstances surrounding the vote. The voting on the guide turned into an argument over meatpuppetry after a couple of votes were struck and unstruck. Following this, Lolwat64 appeared, as did its subsequent vote a mere 16 minutes later. It is an obvious "fuck you" to the voting process and to other users who were attempting to edit in good faith.--GANG Giles Sednik CAPD 09:06, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism - Check User returns a unique IP address that as far as I can tell is not a proxy. At worst this user is a product of meatpuppetry, which is heavily ironic. --Cyberbob 09:10, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Well... it did when I ran it back when the vote in question was made. It appears as though the data has been wiped since then. --Cyberbob 09:11, 16 July 2009 (BST)

1. The IP of the user isn't showing. 2. The 'sockpuppet' that was banned was not banned for being a sockpuppet. He was banned because he went on a vandal spree with his only 3 edits. The problem with this is there is nothing against a user doing something like this, unless we can prove then and there that it is a sockpuppet. Now it's too late for an IP check so there is nothing we can do. Sorry. --DanceDanceRevolution 09:14, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism - No trace of the user on checkuser (which isn't surprising - it gets purged pretty quickly.) Secondly, the case you pointed to (this) is a completly different context. The alt wasn't banned for sockpuppetry, it was banned for vandalism under the three edit rule. Unless there's any further evidence, then I'll have to vote not vandalism. Linkthewindow  Talk  09:12, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:Kakashi on crack

Kakashi on crack (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Editing my comment. I'd only ask for a soft warning not to edit other user's comments. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 23:07, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Simple Vandalism, and warning. Rules are rules. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:52, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:J3D (2)

J3D (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Not using the talk page, again. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 17:28, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism - Asking for an IP check is hardly contributing (we do know how to do our jobs), and with his recent warning for the same offence I would have thought he would have enough sense to lay low for a bit. --Cyberbob 09:19, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism - Sorry J3D. You just can't do this after being warned once, you knew this'd happen. --ϑϑℜ 10:02, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Not all vandalisers are IPed and i had a suspicion i knew who this was. Not to mention i fit the involved in the case part, in case you've forgotten bob while you were arguing about something or other i was out there on the front line reverting vandalism. Honestly if that sort of comment isn't allowed by the guy who did the reverting of the vandalism then there is seriously something wrong here...--xoxo 14:12, 16 July 2009 (BST)

It's been nearly a day since this case was brought, and over 5 hours since the last time a sysop made a ruling (a number of other sysops have made edits in this timeframe). Banned for 24 hours. --Cyberbob 15:26, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:Ddrisfag

User:Ddrisfag (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Vandal spree. Permaed under the three edit rule. Linkthewindow  Talk  14:51, 15 July 2009 (BST)

User:Hagnat (2)

Hagnat (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Creating UDWiki:Administration/Vandal Banning/Bots. This is not an action that can just be done on a whim, it must be created through policy discussion first.-- Adward  14:28, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:30, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Not vandalism - this is the way it was done, before it was inadvertently changed when the system was changed to use the inclusion of monthly archives -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:34 15 July 2009 (BST)

Would you mind reading my response to that point before posting it literally everywhere? --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:34, 15 July 2009 (BST)
I'm not the one spreading the drama to multiple locations -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:48 15 July 2009 (BST)

Drawde and Cyberbob just made it clear that they have no idea what vandalism is. --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 14:47, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Not vandalism - But these things need to be discussed first. It doesn't matter if "that was the way it was done before" - before meaning a year ago, it still needs to be discussed as a year is a long time on the internet. And besides, is it really hurting anyone to get it discussed?

Voting not vandalism as Hag obviously didn't mean any harm with this but in future could everyone please start a discussion at the relevant talk page before making substantial changes to admin pages. It saves us drama and makes sure we've got consensus. For the record, I think we should stick with the current system, but that doesn't affect my ruling. Linkthewindow  Talk  14:55, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism Holy shit, Bob. That's as bad as when Grim made the misconduct case against Karek for accidentally locking the pages while trying to format the "frames" originally. You can imagine after all of that drama and bullshit that that one section was overlooked and not added back. It was part of the page and there was no fucking POLICY DISCUSSION to remove it. Are you going to retro-actively Misconduct Karek for that, too? --– Nubis NWO 15:52, 15 July 2009 (BST)

While there are parallels to be made between the cases I don't think you can say that my motivations and Grim's are the same. All I want is to be able to say that there is no possibility of the manner in which we treat adbots on A/VB changing again in case we ever change the archival system again. I like what Hagnat did, I just don't like the way in which he did it. --CyberbobPOST HERE 15:57, 15 July 2009 (BST)
fucking cunt! you know how to be completly counter-productive! You liked it, but want us to spend a whole lotta time discussing how we should be doing it ? Knoewing it will end up being implemented just like i wrote ? (cuz its basically how it used to be done, plus the 'delete-the-adbot-page' thing) You even named it for speedy deletion, instead of using it to discuss how to deal with bots! Fucking fuck bob! I am adding it back after my lunch break, and if you remove it again ill be reporting YOU for vandalism --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 16:02, 15 July 2009 (BST)
fucking cunt................................. --CyberbobPOST HERE 16:07, 15 July 2009 (BST)
lollin pretty hard btw, you're too easy --CyberbobPOST HERE 16:08, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:07, 15 July 2009 (BST)

So where is the page discussing this change? I wish to enquire about changing it back to VB's original state. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:59, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Here. Linkthewindow  Talk  03:00, 16 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism - It's common sense, we used to do it that way, everyone agrees it was a good idea and there was never a policy discussion to remove it in the first place.--The General T Sys U! P! F! 13:07, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:J3D

J3D (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Posting a comment on the main A/VB page that added absolutely nothing to the case. I don't think I need to put energy into arguing how intimately he knows not to do this, do I? --Cyberbob 04:04, 15 July 2009 (BST)


Lets Start Nipping these shall we? Vandalism. Bob, take care of the honors will you? Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 10:04, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Done. --CyberbobPOST HERE 11:13, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Sometimes your ridiculousness defies words. --xoxo 12:24, 15 July 2009 (BST)

User:Hagnat

Hagnat (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Posting a comment on the main A/VB page that added nothing to the case. I think this is his first time so I guess a soft warning is all that's needed here. --Cyberbob 04:04, 15 July 2009 (BST)

yyeaahhh... you know these are only issued to frequent flyers, aight ? --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 05:16, 15 July 2009 (BST)
I'm kickstarting a return to the intentions of the box you yourself outlined. --Cyberbob 05:51, 15 July 2009 (BST)
The box was not supposed to hinder *all* duscussion, only the conterproductive ones. Even then, the box wasnt created to soft warn people, this was something grim started months later and which i and many others approved. And such warnings were always applied only to frequent offenders. --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 12:16, 15 July 2009 (BST)
I see... so what you are saying is that you would rather an official warning rather than a soft one? That can always be arranged. --CyberbobPOST HERE 12:43, 15 July 2009 (BST)
and btw, my comment added to the case and all spambit cases, while you issuing this soft warning did nothing. And i remember how when you didnt had psyops that you didnt liked to get soft warned for commenting on cases. Still, i am not surprised to see you issuing not one, but two of them --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 05:24, 15 July 2009 (BST)
I'm not issuing a soft warning to you Hagnat - I'm making the case so someone else can? As for J3D, he's gone way beyond soft warnings but again I'm actually doing anything beyond posting the case. --Cyberbob 05:48, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Agreeing with Bob across the Board..Consider yourself warned with the banpillow as opposed to the banhammer. (Somebody want to make that official its 4 am my time and I might end up deleting the wiki...Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 10:04, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Done. Hope I did it right but oh well. --CyberbobPOST HERE 11:13, 15 July 2009 (BST)
(post hoc edit to clarify) Vandalism, but just barely. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 21:27, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Not vandalism - not even soft warnable. It was a constructive comment, expressing legitimate concerns with the way we're doing thing. Sysops creating pages that say "buy bystolic" or "buy levitra" seems to be giving the spambots undue air time (minus the links). They should be banned, and a note added to this page (at the top) and only left there for a day before deletion, simply for others to check (just like we used to do it) -- boxy talkteh rulz 13:44 15 July 2009 (BST)

The adbot section of A/VB seems to have been lost during the change to monthly archive pages being template included on vandal banning, but they never used to be archived -- boxy talkteh rulz 13:50 15 July 2009 (BST)
If we "used to do it" that way where did ye olde template come from? --CyberbobPOST HERE 13:51, 15 July 2009 (BST)
My "used to do it" comment was in relation to the archiving of adbot reports, rather than the not creating pages just for the template, but most of them didn't have their product names as user names, so the indirect advertising issue didn't really come up. Still, what's the point in creating pages simply for templates, especially when you're advertising their products by doing so? Haggy may be a bit flaky at times, but he has a point here. It looks like these bots are created with these names so that even by being banned and us archiving the reports, they're still doing some good for their creators. The web-searchbots may even follow the diff comparisons we provide here and archive the spambot links in them, even though they've been reverted long ago -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:10 15 July 2009 (BST)
Hey, I've got nothing against doing it your way. I just figured the other way was the accepted one because otherwise the existence of the template doesn't make a lot of sense. --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:17, 15 July 2009 (BST)

bots are created with these names so that even by being banned and us archiving the reports, they're still doing some good for their creators. The web-searchbots may even follow the diff comparisons we provide here and archive the spambot links in them, even though they've been reverted long ago -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:10 15 July 2009 (BST)

Web crawlers dont dig wiki diffs, IIRC, so thats not a issue. Anyway, i just re-created the bots sections (in a page for itelf) and added it to A/VB and this month archive. Hope it makes it easier to report adbots and to discuss how to treat them, since they are a problem for the whole wiki and its userbase --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 14:19, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Unfortunately you can't do that, at least not without mentioning it first. Sorry! --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:21, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Why not? It's reverting it to the way it was done before it inadvertently got taken out in the last change to the VB archive system. If you've got some sort of problem with it, let's hear it, but otherwise, why make a big drama fest over it? -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:26 15 July 2009 (BST)
I want to clamp down on the fluidity of the system here by having it taken to A/PD. Otherwise this sort of thing could happen again. That's actually not the main point, though it is part of it. The main point is that people shouldn't be messing around with things without at least making a point of proposing it on a relevant talk page first and letting it be discussed. This is exactly the shit that got Hagnat into trouble on Misconduct so many times, I'm not going to sit back and let him keep on trucking. --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:30, 15 July 2009 (BST)
He's putting back something that has been on the A/VB page for as long as I remember, and was taken out inadvertently. You don't need A/PD to fix a page up to the way it's supposed to be -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:37 15 July 2009 (BST)
You do if you don't want to run the risk of the same thing happening again. A little insurance goes a long way. --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:38, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Lame. Litigation for litigation's sake. It has been clearly pointed out to you that the adbot section has long been a part of the approved and accepted A/VB system, and that it was inadvertently removed, without A/PD approval, and Hagnat is fixing the page back up to work as intended. Sure, talk about it if you must, but don't vandal ban Hagnat because he is fixing a page that someone else mistakenly altered -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:47 15 July 2009 (BST)
It has been clearly pointed out to you (fucking love that phrasing btw, really gets across that sense of "you are a CHILD" I shall have to remember it) that I support the system as Hagnat created it but no this is not "litigation for litigation's sake". I am trying to prevent the precedent from being created where anyone can go bulldozing through pages without asking anyone whether it's a good idea first - yes these things can be reverted easily (usually) but it's far easier for people to make at least a show of going through the proper channels in the first place. --CyberbobPOST HERE 15:00, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Are you pulling that rule out of your ass ? Lots of new stuff are done without asking. That the whole point of a wiki, to be bold, create new stuff and tweak them later! --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 14:27, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Don't quote Wikipedia at me, you twat. --CyberbobPOST HERE 14:30, 15 July 2009 (BST)
being bold is not something new here --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 14:45, 15 July 2009 (BST)

So, boxy votes not vandalism and bob makes the case (and we assume that means he votes vandalism) and that some how became vandalism? That's a tie there, bucky. You can't just edit the box to say what you want... oh wait, that's what you are on about with hagnat... Or IRONY. Not Vandalism --– Nubis NWO 16:01, 15 July 2009 (BST)

Conndraka said it was vandalism, he just didn't bold it. Whoops, how embarrassing! --CyberbobPOST HERE 16:03, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Like I read anything that he says anyway. Also, it was buried in your shit storm of whining about policy, Iscariot. --– Nubis NWO 16:06, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Derp, it's hardly buried... got any other rabbits in there? --CyberbobPOST HERE 16:08, 15 July 2009 (BST)
Awww you called someone else Iscariot... How cute, that must be your insult of the season? I'm confirming this as Not Vandalism. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:39, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:Laura

Laura (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Adbotery? -- boxy talkteh rulz 21:43 13 July 2009 (BST)

Surely there are no sanctions for a spam account just because it is run by a human and not a bot? Hmm. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:53, 14 July 2009 (BST)
If it's run by a person I would say treat it as any other regular user because humans (generally) know what warnings are. --Cyberbob 06:05, 14 July 2009 (BST)
Agreed, but if there's any more adbot-style edits, perma under the three-edit rule. Linkthewindow  Talk  07:05, 14 July 2009 (BST)
If their only function as a user is to spam adds, then they are just as bad as the humans that employ the bots in the first place. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 09:40, 14 July 2009 (BST)
They've only made one edit. Wait and see. --Cyberbob 10:22, 14 July 2009 (BST)
Fair enough. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 10:23, 14 July 2009 (BST)

This is an odd case, I'm going to rule Not Vandalism and see if another sysop wants to step in for this one. She deserves the rights of a normal account and technically she wasn't spamming because she only did it to one page, just see where her second contribution takes her, I guess... DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:58, 16 July 2009 (BST)

User:What_an_idiot_would_have_on_his_luggage

What_an_idiot_would_have_on_his_luggage (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Replaced two pages with ==12345== and their signature, they've no other edits besides those two replacements. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 20:10, 11 July 2009 (BST)

its now 3 edits, all vandalism. So thats a perma ban--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:11, 11 July 2009 (BST)
Wait, what? Contribs says only 3 edits. --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 20:13, 11 July 2009 (BST)
All of which were vandalism. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:14, 11 July 2009 (BST)
Uh... I'm only seeing two edits: the MOB and A/VB replacements. What's their third? --Bob Boberton TF / DW 20:15, 11 July 2009 (BST)
Did I type 3? I meant 2. He's only edited 2 pages. --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 20:16, 11 July 2009 (BST)
He edited MOB twice. You reverted it the first time, I reverted it the second, plus the vandalism on this page. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:18, 11 July 2009 (BST)
Actually rubbish it was 2, I'll un perma and issue the warning. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:19, 11 July 2009 (BST)
I'm guessing it might've been something like "User vandalizes MOB, Darth and Ross simultaneously try to revert, Ross gets edit conflicted and closed a tab or something and didn't realize that there wasn't actually a second vandalism of the MOB page." Heh. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 20:24, 11 July 2009 (BST)
Cause I'm fast on the draw like that. --Darth Sensitive Talk W! 20:34, 11 July 2009 (BST)

2 edits, vandalism. Warned. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 20:25, 11 July 2009 (BST)

User:MisterGame

MisterGame (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Posted on the A/VB main page when he's been involved in so many cases of this sort of thing that it's almost (but not quite) funny that he still thinks he has the right to in cases that don't involve him. --Cyberbob 16:14, 7 July 2009 (BST)

I have seen you move Jed's comments to the talk countless times, and he's more experienced then I am, could I sense some bias there? Also, this rule your talking about, is enforced very selectively by sysops, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. Finally, I'm being asked not forced.--Thadeous Oakley 16:22, 7 July 2009 (BST)
If you think I am biased towards Jed you're even dumber than you look and act. As for the rest it's all literally the same tired old arguments that get trotted out every time one of these cases is brought up. --Cyberbob 16:27, 7 July 2009 (BST)
I said you moved his comments, without making a vandal case. But then again, you do whatever you like Bob.--Thadeous Oakley 16:41, 7 July 2009 (BST)
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. Change that policy into a forceful rule, or leave it. Also, you did the exact thing in Arb case where you were not involved in. --Thadeous Oakley 16:44, 7 July 2009 (BST)
I don't have to change it - there are numerous examples of people being escalated for posting on this page after being told not to (the word "asks" only gives you some leeway on the first few times, not full-on carte blanche). As for the Arbitration case I notice you never did link me to the place with that "guideline" you kept citing. Second time's the charm? --Cyberbob 16:47, 7 July 2009 (BST)
There are also numerous examples of people's comments not being moved to talk for various reasons.--Thadeous Oakley 17:00, 7 July 2009 (BST)
None of which apply to your particular comment I'm afraid (still no link I see... third time perhaps?). --Cyberbob 17:01, 7 July 2009 (BST)
My comment was on-topic. Just like Jed's comment here. Oh look, his comments are on the main page! But how can this be? He is not involved after all, and yet his comments aren't moved to talk nor does he receive a vandal case. Perhaps because sysops enforce this rule selectively?--Thadeous Oakley 17:07, 7 July 2009 (BST)

Speaking of arbies cases, I'd like to point out this litle bit in the case he already accepted (While I did not, it doesn't change the fact that he did):

- MisterGame is not to contribute to admin pages that don't ask for community input unless he is an involved party (the talk pages are still open to comment though). Admin pages such as A/D ask for community input (votes), while A/VB is discussed by sysops and involved parties only (reporting an A/VB case counts as being involved).

"Well at least I chose an good arbitrator...Fine, I'll accept your ruling Boxy.--Thadeous Oakley 23:08, 22 June 2009 (BST)"

Ho, look at that. Can't even follow a simple arbies ruling he agreed to. Just like I knew he couldn't. Hell, I doubt he even fully read it.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 17:08, 7 July 2009 (BST)

Can't even accept a simple arbies ruling he agreed to by accepting arbitration in the first place. Hypocrite.--Thadeous Oakley 17:35, 7 July 2009 (BST)
Then again, the ruling was shit on the talking ban. This right here should be a perfect example as to why you should be permanently banned from using my talk page.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 17:44, 7 July 2009 (BST)
Still doesn't change the fact that sysops don't enforce this rule 100%. More examples of non-involved users being allowed to comment on the main page, here and here--Thadeous Oakley 17:20, 7 July 2009 (BST)
That still doesn't excuse what you've done and how it is wrong. You are specifically prohibited from adding to these pages. If you have a problem with other users doing it, then consider changing the guidelines. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 17:22, 7 July 2009 (BST)

Well, in light of the arbitration ruling, there is no reason why Mistergame should have been commenting on any part of Cyberbob's case, and hence this is vandalism. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 17:19, 7 July 2009 (BST)

Question What would your ruling have been without the arby ruling? Just asking.--Thadeous Oakley 17:22, 7 July 2009 (BST)
I would have ruled not vandalism, and I would have used this case as a basis incase Bob ever brought you here again for the same reason (in which I would have deemed what you had done the second time as vandalism). DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 17:25, 7 July 2009 (BST)

I would have handled this all myself by now, but since it's a 24 hour ban, I'd like a second sysop to come in and confirm/review this case. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:14, 8 July 2009 (BST)

I'm abiding by the parts of the arbitration ruling I agree with and refraining from ruling.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 05:32, 8 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism - As DDR. In light of the arbies ruling you shouldn't have been commenting on any case (see: "MisterGame is not to contribute to admin pages that don't ask for community input unless he is an involved party (the talk pages are still open to comment though). Admin pages such as A/D ask for community input (votes), while A/VB is discussed by sysops and involved parties only".) There's no reason why you shouldn't have been commenting on Bob's case - use the talk page. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:48, 8 July 2009 (BST)

And banned for a day. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:55, 8 July 2009 (BST)
Disregard that, got to check if he's eligible for a deescalation first. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:57, 8 July 2009 (BST)
He isn't - his last warning was on the 26th of June which is less than a month ago. --Cyberbob 05:58, 8 July 2009 (BST)
Just checked. He's banned for a day (and stop edit conflicting me, people >:(.) Linkthewindow  Talk  06:00, 8 July 2009 (BST)
Arbies violations are a day ban anyway. "As a note, by requesting an Arbitration, all parties are thus obliged to accept the outcome of the Arbitration. Not doing will be considered Vandalism, and such vandalism attempts will be treated as if the vandal has already received two warnings" -- boxy talkteh rulz 12:43 8 July 2009 (BST)
Are you suggesting what I think you are suggesting? *begins adding multiplier* DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 13:02, 8 July 2009 (BST)
No, only that a 24hr ban is the minimum for a violation of an arbies ruling -- boxy talkteh rulz 13:07 8 July 2009 (BST)
And thats why I kept loling in irc. Because you guys kept getting flustered over if it was a day ban or not, when he was going to get one anyway. Was I wrong about promoting you and link? ;) --Mr. Angel, Help needed? 16:51, 8 July 2009 (BST)
I was joking... DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:07, 15 July 2009 (BST)

The discussion concerning arbitration punishments continues here.

User:Cyberbob240

Cyberbob240 (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Thoughts people? --xoxo 15:28, 7 July 2009 (BST)

If that isn't a fishing expedition I don't know what is. --Cyberbob 15:29, 7 July 2009 (BST)

Someone want to rule on this or not? --Cyberbob 01:29, 8 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism I suppose.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 01:32, 8 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism - The precedence(s) that every noob like me was probably thinking of, in relation to that policy. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 02:55, 8 July 2009 (BST)

Not Vandalism - but only just. Bob shouldn't have struck the vote, but at the same time Giles had been warned on DDR's talk page over the issue. Bob wasn't acting in bad faith over what he honestly saw as a meatpuppet vote, but the precedent DDR linked to above pretty much says that meatpuppet votes shouldn't be struck. Please don't do it again Bob, or otherwise it'll be vandalism. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:53, 8 July 2009 (BST)

Given that bob knows that vote striking of meatpuppets has been ruled ruled to not be allowed in the past (he even complained to Kevan about how sysops were getting off for it), and the fact that the users involved have a long contributions history on the wiki, this was a very unwise edit. That said, Giles did specifically state that he was going to drum up support from his group. I would suggest that the best way to contest suspected meatpuppetry is through arbitration (or something similar), where evidence can be presented and openly discussed. In fact this whole case should probably be in a/a, being an edit conflict -- boxy talkteh rulz 12:32 8 July 2009 (BST)

Don't make this more than it is thanks. The voting is over, and the votes being unstruck did not end up affecting the outcome. I'd be happy to take this to arbies if a) the vote was on something more important than a guide that nobody will read anyway and b) the votes in question were the deciding factor. Neither of these things are the case here so please just rule on this case and be done with it. --Cyberbob 12:35, 8 July 2009 (BST)

Case finished- Not Vandalism. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 14:55, 9 July 2009 (BST)

User:Martyr

Martyr (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Hey, look who's back to stir up more trouble. --Bob Boberton TF / DW 01:29, 6 July 2009 (BST)

Link said:
There was a fire in SA's apartment block, hence the lack of vote. Linkthewindow Talk 03:32, 5 July 2009 (BST)

You want a vote? Here's the start of a damn vote. If anyone says no to the vote, I cite Conndraka starting a vote on A/M where if at least one user asks for it, it's allowed to be started.

Continued permaban of izumi and any alternate accounts

  1. Fuck letting her off in any way whatsoever. OH WOE IS ME THE ADMIN TEAM IS SO SHIT *makes tens and tens of vandal alts* *alts get banned* BAWWWW I'M SO HARD DONE BY --Cyberbob 02:29, 6 July 2009 (BST)
  2. I don't want to discuss this, it is stupid. Unfortunately for Izumi, I don't have the "honor" to allow her to have her say as she honorably makes scores of alts to spurt out her "say", which includes begging us to listen to her opinion while she rants about how fucked we are, cries using flawed logic and then continues to do so after we use policy to ban her. My ears would be open to Izumi if she didn't use such an idiotic method of getting our attention. As far as I'm concerned, you had chances and you fucked them up, as below. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 02:59, 6 July 2009 (BST)
  3. Giving in to threats of continued sockpuppet vandalism only encourages future banned vandals to throw similar tantrums. This is the legitimate way to contest a ban that you think is unfair -- boxy talkteh rulz 03:30 6 July 2009 (BST)
  4. If we do this, we'll only be encouraging future vandalism. "I don't want to be banned - I'll created a million sockpuppets, annoy the hell out of the admins and the community, and hope they throw a vote to unban me!" Although I honestly know little about the circumstances surrounding Izumi's perma, I do know that creating sockpuppet accounts isn't the way to go about getting yourself unbanned. Especially when those socks troll active users, vandalize pages and generally be an ass. For the record, I wouldn't be against the unbanning of former vandals, as a "last chance," but not after they've created 50+ socks. Linkthewindow  Talk  07:36, 6 July 2009 (BST)
  5. As above. The thing that I find interesting is that even though we've banned her IP address she seems able to get around the block on that same IP address. =/ -- Cheese 14:49, 6 July 2009 (BST)
    Not anymore, the IP was "blocked", but the option to only block anonymous users must have been checked, meaning that signed up accounts (the only ones we have on UDWiki) could still post. I unblocked the IP and reblocked it properly a day or two ago, which is why she's been using other proxies lately -- boxy talkteh rulz 22:35 6 July 2009 (BST)
  6. Considering the continued disrespect for the rules....If she took a year and then came back and apologized maybe then...but not now. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 16:58, 6 July 2009 (BST)
  7. Agreeing with Bob for the second time today.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 22:43, 6 July 2009 (BST)

Modification of izumi's perma ban in some way.

  1. Unban her main account. As it is now, she has nothing to lose by vandalizing because her accounts are already ban on site so wtf difference does vandalizing something add to that? You can't say that "well, if she wanted to reform she should use her permaban evasion account to do good." That's really dumb. She has contacted sysops in a reasonable manner asking for a "pardon" with no results. Why not negotiate with her and try to solve this in a way that is less of a hassle for us all? --– Nubis NWO 13:12, 6 July 2009 (BST)

Viable options include: Lowering the ban to a definite amount of time (For example, 6 months), unbanning her main account but giving her a single chance until she's re-perma'd, keeping her current accounts banned but not banning any non-vandalizing alts we discover, etc.

Fucking discuss.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 02:04, 6 July 2009 (BST)


Vote concluded at 7 for the continuation of the ban, and 1 for the modification of the ban in some way. Her ban continues as is, with no chance of ever being changed unless a policy is instated that would somehow affect her ban. This sound good?--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 00:34, 7 July 2009 (BST)

Doesn't matter whether it sounds good to us or the community, it's up to Izumi to decide whether she's been hard done by yet again. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 01:35, 7 July 2009 (BST)
You really think she won't? --Cyberbob 02:20, 7 July 2009 (BST)
Nup. Just saying. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 02:48, 7 July 2009 (BST)

(banned the account, by the way) --Cyberbob 07:20, 6 July 2009 (BST)

User:Renamon

Renamon (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 00:31, 6 July 2009 (BST)

User:Aloha246

Aloha246 (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 07:55, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Wiki Crusader

Wiki Crusader (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 07:49, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:No_Escape

No_Escape (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

No one's forcing you to be a vandal, but you seem to be forcing yourself to be an idiot. (Izumi alt) --Bob Boberton TF / DW 07:34, 5 July 2009 (BST)

(if you dignify serial vandals with even the most cursory of comments it only spurs them on no matter how "witty" you are) --Cyberbob 07:36, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:DiaperBob240

DiaperBob240 (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 07:25, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:DiaperBob

DiaperBob (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 07:23, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Darth Izumi

Darth Izumi (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 07:17, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:The Vandalizer

The Vandalizer (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alt. --Cyberbob 06:31, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Celestial Runeseeker

Celestial Runeseeker (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Izumi alts strike again! --Blake Firedancer T E RNL? P.I.S.I.T. 05:22, 5 July 2009 (BST)

Banned again -- boxy talkteh rulz 05:31 5 July 2009 (BST)
Anyone against doing a manual IP block? I've checked her IP using this and it isn't shown as a proxy. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:39, 5 July 2009 (BST)
Handled it. It gave me the "...is already blocked" message so I guess either IPs are indeed blocked for the entire duration of the user's ban or we'll just have to wait until it wears off. --Cyberbob 06:41, 5 July 2009 (BST)
Your feeble bans are no match for the dark side of the force. Darth Izumi 07:15, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:LinktheDildo

LinktheDildo (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

And again. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:13, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Beautiful_Lotus

Beautiful_Lotus (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Looks like another one, from edits similar to below. I'm not quite sure what happened to "I'm done with your stupid wiki and its nazi moderators." --Bob Boberton TF / DW 03:58, 5 July 2009 (BST)

Altnes confirmed via checkuser. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:07, 5 July 2009 (BST)
Truly, it has been proven now that Link and Boxy are merely trolls in management positions. How did it come to this? LinktheDildo 05:11, 5 July 2009 (BST)
How mature of you. Linkthewindow  Talk  05:12, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Boxy is a Sissy Girl

Boxy is a Sissy Girl (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Hal can help! --Haliman - Talk 03:40, 5 July 2009 (BST)

Gone -- boxy talkteh rulz 03:46 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Rectification

Rectification (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

And again (Boxy got this one.) Linkthewindow  Talk  03:29, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Angelfood_Cake

Angelfood_Cake (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

And again (another Izumi alt.) Linkthewindow  Talk  03:18, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Messenger

Messenger (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

See below - another Izumi alt. Linkthewindow  Talk  02:57, 5 July 2009 (BST)

User:Neozumi

Neozumi (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Got a suspicion that this is an alt of Izumi. I would ban her right away, but I'll wait for someone who knows the history of the cases more (unless she starts off with more vandalism.) Linkthewindow  Talk  02:38, 5 July 2009 (BST)

Perma - it is indeed -- boxy talkteh rulz 02:49 5 July 2009 (BST)

Can we just fucking let the permaban go on this one? I mean, Grim took over the fucking wiki and only got 6 months. All she did is be a pest and evade a ban for vandalism. I mean, this is fucking retarded. Let her make REAL mistakes and then deal with it. FFs, you put up with all these other troll fucks spamming the wiki and actually bothering and harassing people, but you draw the line at some crazy chick that just wants to be here? --– Nubis NWO 03:07, 5 July 2009 (BST)

As I said here, "Izumi has always been a "real" vandal, editing group pages, other people's posts, even after plenty of warnings, and then comes back after the ban and does the exact same thing again, and when she gets done for it, as she had to, she starts spamming the forum with dozens of alt accounts. She's not someone who we want back, given that the first bloody thing she did was vandalise the wiki again with throw away accounts. Don't encourage her, FFS" -- boxy talkteh rulz 03:14 5 July 2009 (BST)
Really? May I ask how the fuck that is your decision to make? I demand a full vote with input from every sysop, NOT Boxy who has been on Grim's side since the beginning and refuses to even respond to me when I address him directly. How the hell does that constitute good moderation? That's just cowardly, he knows I have a point but how dare he be proven wrong, its easier to simply continue to ban me. If you want a real vandal, then that's what you'll get, but not until I'm sure everyone here has forsaken me. And SuicidalAngel has told me directly that he would hold a vote in my name, this was months ago, and I've received no update thus far. So here I am. Give me some form of decency or I'll simply keep coming back here to haunt you. Rectification 03:26, 5 July 2009 (BST)
It's not my decision to make whether Izumi is permbanned. It's clear policy. Izumi got escalated to a month ban by multiple sysops before Grim ever got involved. It was inevitable that she was going to chuck a wobbly and start creating alt accounts no matter which sysop had the job of giving her that month ban, and once that started it was also inevitable that she'd wind up permbanned. It's not any individual sysop that caused it, but rather Izumi's own flawed personality and lack of any form of common sense -- boxy talkteh rulz 03:30 5 July 2009 (BST)
There was a fire in SA's apartment block, hence the lack of vote. Linkthewindow  Talk  03:32, 5 July 2009 (BST)
Okay Boxy, how many times must I bring this up? LISTEN this time! Really! Open your ears!!! WIKI POLICY, as you are so fond of upholding when it suits you, states that users are only punished for BAD FAITH. None of my alts accounts have committed any acts of vandalism other than existing. And they will continue to exist, regardless of your actions. I've got them piled up, just in case you IP ban my proxies; I've got well over 50 I haven't even used yet. So LISTEN this time: I have broken no rules of the wiki in over two years. Any reasonable sysop would consider that time served, especially for someone with no interest of causing any problems. Your red-tape BS is accomplishing NOTHING. Nothing is going to be harmed if I am allowed to return. I will keep to myself. I will NOT cause even a slight amount of drama. I've proven this time and time again over the last two years. So please tell, WHAT REASON IS THERE FOR YOU TO CONTINUE TREATING ME LIKE A VILLAIN OTHER THAN TO BE A POMPUS DICK? Think about it. Boxy is a Sissy Girl 03:38, 5 July 2009 (BST)
"None of my alts accounts have committed any acts of vandalism other than existing".
This is one of Izumi's contributions with a sock puppet. Clear cut vandalism to community pages with two seperate alts, and only 5 months ago. There are three options, either Izumi has a very short memory, is delusional, or is a flat out liar. The fact that we have a number of sysops that are prepared to actively "look the other way" on a clear and persistent vandal is unbelievable. If you don't want the job of banning this vandal's sockpuppets, then go to A/PD and create a policy to give her (specifically her) another chance, or head over to A/DM -- boxy talkteh rulz 07:22 5 July 2009 (BST)
Well, clearly the approach of banning like crazy is working. And I love how once again, anytime someone has an opinion other than yours let's just fucking tell them to go to A/DM. Very open minded of you there. I can see why you are so respected.--– Nubis NWO 15:40, 5 July 2009 (BST)
And I love how you ignored me telling you the solution. Put it to an A/PD vote, and if the community wants her back for one more chance then so it will be. But just sending the message that "if you proxy up, and cause enough of a ruckus, we'll just let you off because it's all too hard" is just going to encourage more of the same in the future, and is hardly fair to others who complied with their bans -- boxy talkteh rulz 22:17 5 July 2009 (BST)
I simply love how you are all for enforcing bureaucratic nonsense while ignoring the purpose they are supposed to uphold. Permabans are for getting rid of career vandals who edit purely in "bad faith". I can point out exactly where this is stated, if you like. I can also point out the little overlooked rule that says bans are not in place to punish users, which seems to be the case here, by the way, but to reform them, at which point they are, and I quote,welcome to return and edit the wiki. I have tried and tried to point this out in the past, but it has fallen on deaf ears. But at the very least, I will ensure that every user here knows, that the sysops here do not enforce the rules, but their own marshal law. If the community is fine with this, then so be it. But I suggest anyone who has a sense of honor calls Boxy's bluff and takes this to A/PD. If not for me then for the sake of the community, because a wiki is supposed to be a democracy, not a socialist hell. Renamon 00:27, 6 July 2009 (BST)

User:Jason 'Fock'n' Stafam

Jason 'Fock'n' Stafam (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Harassment of Calista Griffin.

Example1

Example2 Posted under a sock puppet

This Page provides context to the comments on her physical appearance. Someone was stalkerish enough to track down Calista's Real Life Myspace page, took the pictures off it and posted them on twitter Here (Link is now down as twitter suspended the account due to impersonation and harassment) --MoonShine 13:07, 4 July 2009 (BST)

Not vandalism - there is a limit to what they can reveal here, but petty little quips like this about someone's appearance, on their own page, don't hit the limit for me -- boxy talkteh rulz 14:47 4 July 2009 (BST)

User:Imthatguy

Imthatguy (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Spamming people's talk pages with his "revolution". At the time of this report he's posted it on 16 different talk pages (check his contribs because I'm not going to post all those links). My memory on this is sketchy but I think the cutoff for this sort of thing being vandalism is 12 talk pages or something? --Cyberbob 05:16, 4 July 2009 (BST)

Just spreading the word.......... DOWN WITH THE CRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --Imthatguy 05:18, 4 July 2009 (BST)
I was under the impression it was 20.--xoxo 05:39, 4 July 2009 (BST)
It is generally about 20, yes but, there's also the situational thing, so while most things limit to 20 for escalations blatant spam is still spam. --Karekmaps?! 06:48, 4 July 2009 (BST)

This isn't a ruling just an opinion, because I don't have the desire to check it out...BUT if all he did was post those on all the crat pages then its "Not Vandalism" but if he posted to other individuals as well as AND exceeded the usual spam level then it is "Vandalism". As Sysops we have to realize that this comes with the territory of being a sysop and if somebody wants to make a statement to all of us (no matter how many of us there are) then we've got to deal with it and delete/revert it off your/our talk pages if you/we are so inclined. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 08:50, 4 July 2009 (BST)

I agree with Conn, but he's also posted it on the following three: [5], [6] and [7]. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 08:53, 4 July 2009 (BST)
Plus the final straw here a community page, I'm saying vandalism because there is no good that could come out of this spamming. At leased for us power-hungry elitists, of course. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 10:19, 4 July 2009 (BST)
Funny how General Discussion is for thing such as what i posted --Imthatguy 01:29, 6 July 2009 (BST)
Sure I'll be fueling his fantasies by doing this, but spamming all the sysop pages, one community page, a few regular (non-sysop) user pages, and a newbie's page is vandalism. It's bad faith, and it's annoying. Linkthewindow  Talk  10:56, 4 July 2009 (BST)
This will be a 24 hr ban, as he's got two escalations and isn't eligible for a deescalation. Anyone else want to rule? Linkthewindow  Talk  11:00, 4 July 2009 (BST)

24hr ban - it was fine, up to the point where you started putting it on non-sysop pages, a step too far. If you're serious, make your point on General Discussion rather than simply spamming your template -- boxy talkteh rulz 13:35 4 July 2009 (BST)

User:MoonShine

MoonShine (talk | contribs | logs | block | IP Check | vndl data | discuss)

Posting a humourous suggestion in the regular suggestions area. I'm tempted to take DDR to Misconduct for voting Keep on it but we'll see. --Cyberbob 03:14, 1 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism - Suggestions deemed humorous are considered vandalism, simple. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 03:42, 1 July 2009 (BST)

Semi taken from talk page: From the notfunny template: "If you are unsure of a how a suggestion will be viewed by the community, it is recommended that it be placed on the Developing Suggestions page first, to gauge community support, and to improve it before being taken to voting."

As you'll see here i put it to discussion where it met near unanimous approval and i subsequently added it to voting. "11:38 AM DanceDanceRevolution: and you're going to get VB'd for that suggestion" this was the closest thing to a warning that it would not be taken seriously i received you will notice that it is timestamped at XX:38. the suggestion page in question was created at XX:33 at which point there was nothing and still is nothing on the discussion page saying it should be classed as humorous. --MoonShine 04:37, 1 July 2009 (BST)

I was edit conflicted on the talk page but I was about to confirm that I wasn't sure whether I had warned Moonie via IRC before or after the suggestion. Either way, it still means you shouldn't be surprised by this outcome. Sorry :( And regardless of being warned beforehand/afterwards, rules is rules. No humorous stuff in suggestions. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 04:46, 1 July 2009 (BST)
I'm not terribly surprised but i believe i should receive a warning or at most a 24hr ban which counts as a first warning possibly accompanied by a rewrite of the suggestion pages to prevent something like this happening again. I was serious and i followed the instructions to the letter. --MoonShine 04:54, 1 July 2009 (BST)
Er, why would you receive anything more than a warning? You do know what the escalation guidelines are, right? --Cyberbob 04:55, 1 July 2009 (BST)
Well DDR asked if he could give me a VB in IRC and *looks up* that's a fancy page title. Yes i do but i thought there was some fancy sysop-fu going on to escalate it to a ban --MoonShine 04:58, 1 July 2009 (BST)
ummmmm well you're wrong. I honestly don't know what could have given you that impression but yeah - it never happened. --Cyberbob 04:59, 1 July 2009 (BST)
I could have sworn I asked if I could give you the warning... But no, you won't be banned. We aren't barbarians, you know. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 05:00, 1 July 2009 (BST)
Ok fine i will accept my spanking/warning on the condition that is performed by Linkthewindow (preferably signed as jess) and the entry on my talk page makes reference to a paddle --MoonShine 05:16, 1 July 2009 (BST)

Vandalism - What DDR said. We can't devalue the suggestion system (more) as most of that stuff is read by Kevan. As Gnome said on the talk page, rules are rules, and we don't want to dilute the quality of suggestions even more. Also, your discussion was obviously meatpuppeted. IRC rules, eh :P Linkthewindow  Talk  05:20, 1 July 2009 (BST)

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