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Total Drama Action[edit]

Total Drama Action is the target of persistent LTA IP vandals who refuse to comply with the rules. It has been the same situation for over half a year. "Deleted sence"? "Anime" characters on a Canadian animated series from an entirely different company? Clearly vandalism. Requesting indefinite blocking. DawgDeputy (talk) 13:18, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Protected. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:41, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

I tried checking certain articles (Star Wars films and Behind Enemy Lines), and they redirect to this article under a template loop. --Eaglestorm (talk) 10:20, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Evilasio DP. Jr2 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
And now one of those vandals is trying to circumvent the protection of Total Drama Action and trying to restore its vandalism without any explanation as to why. DawgDeputy (talk) 17:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
And deny this user access to any talk page, including its own. DawgDeputy (talk) 22:01, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
And here is our evidence. DawgDeputy (talk) 13:22, 20 June 2021 (UTC)


Pierce129 has been spamming a certain online quotes database into some articles. All of them have been reverted because that's evidently why he's only here for. At worst, he may even be that site's webmaster. --Eaglestorm (talk) 21:59, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Removal of interface administrator permission[edit]

Dear bureaucrats (@BD2412, GreenMeansGo, UDScott), ~riley (talk · contributions) requested yesterday on Meta-Wiki that his administrator and interface-administrator permissions on this project be removed. Given that interface administrator is a flag that can be granted and removed locally, could you please assist us in completing his request for removal of permissions? Thanks. Best regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:36, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svgY Done. One hand giveth... BD2412 T 21:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Hmm. This is unfortunate. I apologize I wasn't available. I've had little to no internet for the past few weeks. @~riley: Hope all is well. If you ever need a sounding board I believe you already have my email. GMGtalk 10:24, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Template:Italic title[edit]

Anyone know why this particular template seems to be having an issue? Specifically, when it is used, a warning appears saying "Warning: This page calls Template:Italic title which causes a template loop (an infinite recursive call)." and the effect desired by the use of the template does not appear to work. I can't see any difference in the code for the template compared to its past versions (before vandalism). This is where my lack of technical knowledge appears - I don't understand what is wrong with it. Does anyone know? Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:58, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

  • The problem was vandalism in the underlying {{Str find}} template, now reverted and protected. This particular vandal of multiple addresses has been very busy. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:01, 11 June 2021 (UTC)