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Vandalism help[edit]

I've been trying to stay ahead of this latest vandal (who keeps trying different IP addresses to post images of primates on pages), but I have to leave for a work meeting. Can anyone else pick up the baton? Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:03, 23 September 2019 (UTC)


Check my recent edits. A lot of talk page harassment, might want to consider blocking the IP's and protecting the talk pages. Best regards, Vermont (talk) 23:01, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Actually, please consider a rangeblock since the LTA is still socking. --IanDBeacon (talk) 23:14, 1 October 2019 (UTC)


Block Showmehowtonelikeyou please and thank you. ——Blessings, Josephina (talk) 07:18, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Block request[edit]

Could Gimmeyourwallet be blocked? Thanks. --Hasley (talk) 20:56, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svgY Done Cheers! BD2412 T 22:52, 12 October 2019 (UTC)


Please block. -- CptViraj (talk) 17:09, 15 October 2019 (UTC)


Vandalism only, please block. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:54, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done again. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:16, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Filter for your archives[edit]

Hi. I see that you have some issues with your archives being vandalised. I have a filter for that in place at Meta that restricts access by user rights, and am happy to share it. Happy to tailor it for your needs if required too. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:09, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Tegel[edit]

Hi. Consider semi-protecting my talk page User talk:Tegel due to ongoing vandalism. -- Tegel (talk) 11:28, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done. ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:03, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Sockpuppets of Special:Contributions/[edit]

Numerous articles, such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, and countless others, have fallen victim to the false edits of IP vandals with the same M.O. as the vandal in question. They/It continuously add(s) nonsensical categories to certain films, such as "crossover (animated) films", but none of the ones in which they edited (or, should I say, vandalized) were even close to crossovers. I request that all these IPs be blocked indefinitely and that all the pages they vandalized be protected for no less than a year. WikiLubber (talk) 12:48, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Copyright and CSD[edit]

Is there a particular reason we do not have a separate CSD criteria for copyright violations? I was just looking at Mohammad Ali Tariq Mirza, which is technically a copy/paste move from w:Draft:Mohammad Ali Tariq Mirza, and so technically a copyright violation. Was looking at WQ:CSD to see whether it provided specific guidance on copy/paste moved, but it turns out it doesn't mention copyright at all, except for a teensy note near the bottom of the page. GMGtalk 17:26, 21 October 2019 (UTC)