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Vandalism by[edit]

IP is vandalizing many pages. --Esteban16 (talk) 17:31, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Will someone kindly also show this IP the door? GMGtalk 14:51, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Apparently this fellow is going on a bit of an all caps tirade. Not sure their current contributions are terribly constructive. GMGtalk 19:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Thomas & Friends vandals...[edit]

...are at it again. Apparently, protecting each article for six months was not going to stop them. I request each article (including The Railway Series, The Adventure Begins, etc.) be protected for no less than a year, and that all these vandals be blocked for no less than that same time period, lest they vandalize other pages. WikiLubber (talk) 00:43, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: Reviewing briefly, is the vandalism only inserting empty sections for television show episodes? —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:49, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
And changing quotes to the wrong ones. The same reasons they were protected the last time. WikiLubber (talk) 00:53, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay. This is a little stale now, so please post again if you see more vandalism and I will respond. Thanks and sorry. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:56, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Their vandalism continues. I keep telling them to stop, but they refuse to even reply. WikiLubber (talk) 19:43, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
I have extended the protection for all season pages for one year. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:27, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you kindly. WikiLubber (talk) 04:55, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
No, thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:57, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

IP vandal[edit]

It is changing the release years of film articles without explanation. I request all pages it vandalized be protected for no less than six months and the IP be blocked for no less than that same time period. WikiLubber (talk) 00:46, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done Block done. The pages don't seem like vandalism magnets at the moment, so I don't see a need to protect the pages. Please update if I am mistaken.Justin (koavf)TCM 00:52, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Appears to be Vandalism, please block: 2001:8003:4163:AD00:4837:9243:6943:2749[edit]

  • This unknown individual with no visible track record at wikiquotes, has twice deleted valid posts, without just cause.
  • 20:28, 8 February 2019 diff hist -1,133‎ Nicolás Maduro ‎ Undo revision 2545711 by Om777om (talk) current Tag: Undo
  • 20:28, 8 February 2019 diff hist -1,171‎ Venezuela ‎ Undo revision 2545712 by Om777om (talk) current Tag: Undo
  • 20:24, 8 February 2019 diff hist -1,133‎ Nicolás Maduro ‎ Undo revision 2545709 by Om777om (talk) Tag: Undo
  • 20:22, 8 February 2019 diff hist -1,171‎ Venezuela ‎ Undo revision 2545700 by Om777om (talk) white supremacy in Venezuela? La la land Tag: Undo

Also a post on Mainstream media, but i'm dropping that one anyway. Please block him to prevent further mischief. Om777om (talk) 20:36, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

The cause is that your quote is nonsense as I wrote in the edit description. White supremacy is Venezuela? That's why you think Maduro's reign is imploding? --2001:8003:4163:AD00:A57F:89CD:F59:78D4 20:38, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi 2001:8003:4163:AD00:A57F:89CD:F59:78D4 Please see: - here we are encouraged to respect each other, despite different views. We are not supposed to delete other people's valid posts, just because we disagree with them. That is vandalism. When your views differ from views expressed by notable authors on posts here, please either ignore them, or consider finding notable authors & posting their quotes on the pages in question. Vandalising pages by deleting the work of others is not civil. Thank you. Om777om (talk) 20:51, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Note that WQ:VANDALISM has a specific meaning on Wikimedia projects, and does not include any good faith effort to improve the project, even if misguided. GMGtalk 20:55, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • GMG: Thank you for sharing that information.Om777om (talk) 00:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I my own opinion (others might disagree) the best way to deal with a content dispute is to demonstrate that the quote meets WQ:NQUOTE 1:1, by showing that it has itself been widely quoted by other sources, and not just taken from the original source directly. If it hasn't then it may not meet this criteria. GMGtalk 00:47, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • In many cases for the sake of wikipedia's integrity & the value to the public, i would definitely suggest going beyond the first part 1.1 into the other aspects of the criteria 1.2, 2.1 & 2.2, for many reasons including the fact that very often some vital parts of a story are covered up by anti-democracy forces in power who do not want the people to know the truth.
  • 1.1 The quote has been widely quoted,
  • 1.2 The quote tells the audience something new and interesting about the article topic.
  • 2. Criteria for notability of sources may include:
  • 2.1 The quote is from a notable person
  • 2.2 The quote is from an expert on the article topic and appears in a notable publication....
    • IMO, We in the USA swim in a sea of lies, where the truth often sounds stranger than fiction (like nonsense), & the blind lead the blind, but that too will pass. Thanks again for your great work. Om777om (talk) 01:48, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
  • That may be true, but the purpose of the project is to provide a lasting educational resource. Like Wikipedia or Wikisource, Wikiquote is agnostic to political trends, and it's purpose is not to tip that scale in one direction or the other. In my own opinion (again, others may disagree) if a quote hasn't actually been quoted, then it isn't a quote; it's just a passage. And our purpose is to provide quotable quotes which are demonstrably quotable because they have been quoted. GMGtalk 02:00, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Vandalizing my talk page...[edit]

My talk page was vandalized by the same Toy Story vandal. I request indefinite protection, lest this occur again. WikiLubber (talk) 22:45, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Protected and blocked for a short term. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Cartoon IP[edit]

I'm not going to block them, because I reverted them, so I might be involved, but this IP seems to be engaged in a long term campaign about these arbitrary cartoons and whether they are done or not, and they seem to be done. Random pings: User:koavf, User:UDScott. GMGtalk 02:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@GreenMeansGo: You should feel empowered to at least temporarily block someone who writes something like this. That kind of language is inappropriate and it isn't a matter of not knowing our rules or a misunderstanding about a fact like a show being canceled or not. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:17, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't think you need to worry about being involved when they write personal attacks like this and again in edit summaries. jni (talk) 09:41, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, I also wanted to make I'm just not missing something regarding the factual accuracy of the dispute. I don't really deal with pop culture topics. GMGtalk 11:54, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Given the smaller community of active admins here, we are a bit looser on "involved" concerns. BD2412 T 04:50, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

IP vandal strikes again[edit]

This edit proves it's a blatant vandal. WikiLubber (talk) 00:58, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Antichristos/Attractor321 apparently at work here again[edit]

I was just checking in briefly and noticed that the recent edit patterns of 7jtyghe (talk · contributions) closely correspond with those of the globally blocked cross-wiki abuser Antichristos who is believed to have operated on this and other wikis through many aliases including Attractor321 (talk · contributions), Ufj7v (talk · contributions), and probably at least a few others. ~ Kalki·· 15:11, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Blocked based on behavioral evidence. See also evidence at w:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Antichristos/Archive. GMGtalk 17:16, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Also User:O47ftbvk, just for the record, in case this at some point needs a CU. GMGtalk 14:23, 11 March 2019 (UTC)


Ip :
Vandalism Reason : mass blanking. Tomybrz Bip Bip 22:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svgN Not Done I was watching this about 15 minutes after it ended, looking to see if it would continue. But it has at this point been about an hour. So either the user has stopped, or they've jumped IP addresses. Having said that, thank you very much for helping us fight vandalism. You're efforts are greatly appreciated. GMGtalk 23:15, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism by[edit]

Particularly on Pocahontas (1995 film). Makes the same edits, exceeding the limit on quotes and unnecessary emphasis. I request this vandal be blocked and that all the pages it vandalized be protected, all for no less than a year. WikiLubber (talk) 19:11, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

I don't really deal with pop culture on any project. But my daughter has watched Pocahontas enough that I can fairly well say the IP looks like they were having a go at trying to reproduce the script of the movie nearly in its entirety. Obviously we can't have that. Feel free to ping me if they return and go right back to it, or if they start again on another IP, and we can look to see if the article protection would be more effective than blocking. GMGtalk 19:22, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Page protection of User talk:Tegel[edit]

Hi. Consider semi-protection of my talk page due to vandalism. Thanks. -- Tegel (talk) 19:43, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Tegel Yes check.svgY Done I started with six months, but given how long-term the vandalism is, if you want that extended to indef just let me know. GMGtalk 20:56, 7 March 2019 (UTC)


Hello Wikiquote admins/crats. You may want to consider removing Abramsky as an administrator as he is a globally banned user and currently locked. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 01:05, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

As an office action no less, pinging User:UDScott and User:BD2412. GMGtalk 01:32, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
And as soon as I post this I remember that crats can't remove the bit on this project. So support a vote of no confidence, to request that stewards remove the bit. GMGtalk 01:42, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
I also support removing the globally banned user. With tree supports, you may now call for a Votes of confidence. ~ Ningauble (talk) 22:39, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

IP vandal‎...[edit] at it again, still vandalizing Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983 TV series), claiming it was a Cartoon Network series. It was dead wrong, as usual, because Cartoon Network did not exist even when this animated series ended in 1990. The series premiered on NBC and no other network. I request this IP be duly blocked and the page be protected for no less than a year. WikiLubber (talk) 22:14, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Blocked two weeks by Koavf. GMGtalk 12:34, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Frany Dejota[edit]

When someone gets a chance, can an uninvolved admin close this VfD? The content on Commons has already been deleted, and the Wikidata item is just wating on this discussion to be closed. GMGtalk 12:36, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svgY Done BD2412 T 14:33, 11 March 2019 (UTC)


Could an admin please block Special:Contribs/Johnnnnnnnn? Vandalizing Wikiquote since October 2018. Thanks, --MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:55, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Already Yes check.svgY Done GMGtalk 14:56, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Blatant Pro-Russian POV pusher[edit]

Hi everyone. The user Om777om has been pushing a strong pro-Russian, anti-American agenda on various articles on the English Wikiquote that I wanted to bring to your attention. Here's a few examples:

  • Created Charter of the United Nations. Insofar, all 7 quotes added to this page pertain to alleged violations of the charter by the United States, all but one from fringe sources. Thankfully, w:WP:RS/N sheds light as to the validity of the websites that these quites are derived from. Four of the quotes are from Global Research, a conspiracy website shown as such by both editorial consensus and NATO. One quote is from Sputnik News; that bias is self-explanatory, and another is a direct quote from Nicolas Maduro, where the user in question purposefully bolded the part saying the U.S. violated the charter. The final quote is from CounterPunch; see w:CounterPunch#Russian_disinformation.
  • Created Foreign policy of the United States. Ten of the eleven quotes are anti-US, and from modern fringe sources. The page should be quotes about topics like the Monroe Doctrine, not that the "US and its allied neocolonial powers will forever continue to get away with mass murder and genocide." Most of the quotes are from Global Research, which I addressed in the last bullet. A few are from The Unz Review, referred to by the ADL as an "outlet for certain writers to attack Israel and Jews". One quote is from the BBC, which selectively picks parts of their profile on the U.S. to push their POV.
  • Added a strongly anti-Israel quote to Benjamin Netanyahu from fringe source The Unz Review. (diff)
  • They added many similar quotes to Israel, mostly not even focusing on Israel and simply bad things about Jews. Most additions are from The Unz Review, CounterPunch, or similar outlets.
  • They have been adding pro-Venezuela quotes to Venezuela since December 2018. See the history of the article. I did a CTRL+F for Guaidó, and it only mentions him in quotes such as, "Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers" (first result).
  • There are many similar additions to many articles which has been continuing, editing almost every day, since their first edit on November 1, 2018. I could go through them all, but it would take a lot of time. I believe the above, which is their more recent additions, accurately characterize why they're editing.

I recommend an indefinite block, as they're here only to push a political point of view, the deletion (or blanking of the quotes section) of all created articles except for Philip Giraldi, who wrote a few of those fringe articles from Global Research, and the removal of all political-related quotes. I can assist in the cleanup if consensus is to remove the politically-charged additions. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 10:39, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Just a comment, Ha! I was surprised when I saw his edit on cvn logs, I thought he was an established user, so I was kind of wondering if I should undo this users edit or not.Aldnonymous (talk) 10:47, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • It is difficult to find very many, if any substantive edits by this user that are not overtly politically hyper-partisan, even on pages otherwise unrelated to politics. This is not the first time the issue has been raised (e.g., [1], [2], [3] - Courtesy pings for @Ningauble: and @Kalki:). Their responses (e.g., [4], [5], [6]) seem to indicate that they see the issue primarily as one of righting great wrongs rather than trying to build a lasting educational resource. I do not believe the solution is, as they suggest on Talk:Charter of the United Nations, that if we want a neutral article, then someone needs to balance their own hyper-partisan content with contrary hyper-partisan content, because the purpose of this project is not to house hyper-partisan content. I'm inclined to say rather that if they cannot contribute to article in a way that is not overt political advocacy, then they need to stop contributing. GMGtalk 13:52, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I worry that "hyper-partisanship" is a slippery slope. It sounds like most, if not all of this editor's additions run afoul of WQ:Q and the editor can be blocked for that reason.

EphFan (talk · contributions) should probably be blocked here[edit]

Curious as to the character of the editor who sought to create a page devoted to the mass murderer who perpetrated the Christchurch mosque shootings, I did a lookup of the global accounts of EphFan (talk · contributions) and at Wikipedia I found a permanent block which noted :"This account is a sock puppet of Tyciol (talk · contribs · logs), and it has been blocked indefinitely", and at User:Tyciol one finds: "This user account has been locked across all Wikimedia projects." ~ Kalki·· 23:45, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Kalki, EphFan was globally locked on 18 March. But I'd say that if we find socks here of globally banned users who have been confirmed by CUs on another project, we can probably go ahead and block locally and report to stewards without the need for prior discussion. GMGtalk 12:26, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism & username[edit]

Special:Contributions/Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee should be probably indef'd per vandalism and username. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:22, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

This user has now been blocked. ~ Kalki·· 10:14, 21 March 2019 (UTC)


Please see Special:Contribs/ Thanks, Vermont (talk) 09:55, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Disregard, globally blocked. Vermont (talk) 09:58, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

VfD closing[edit]

Dear administrators, please close this VfD. I would like to close its item's RfD on Wikidata. Thanks in advance! Bencemac (talk) 14:52, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Bencemac, now closed by User:Ningauble. GMGtalk 12:08, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Bencemac (talk) 13:40, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night[edit]

Under IPs and a handful of offensive edits were made to the entire Castlevania: Symphony of the Night page. Was unable to undo all of them, as I'm too new an account. --Aetropos (talk) 21:34, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

@Aetropos: Thanks for this. Protection, block, suppressed edits, etc. Very helpful. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:54, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Need clarification about User name policy[edit]

Wikiquote:Username policy

I need clarification in following:

"Usernames which consist primarily of the name of a religious figure (such as "God", "Jehovah", "Buddha", or "Allah") are prohibited. In addition, usernames that invoke the name of a religious figure or religion are prohibited should they be distasteful, provoke or promote intolerance, are blatantly disrespectful of the religion, or promote the ideology that one religion is superior to others (e.g. "ChristOnly", etc.). Usernames that are clearly expressions of faith are discouraged, however considered allowed unless disruptive. Should a username not be clear as to the motive, it may be reviewed."

Can i continue ?If any admin respond to me , i will ask the question

(Kromiom (talk) 20:45, 24 April 2019 (UTC))

Are there religious connotations to "Kromiom" or "chromium"??? —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:19, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Bona Dea ([bɔ.na ˈde.a] 'Good Goddess') was a goddess in ancient Roman religion. She was associated with chastity and fertility in Roman women

"Bonadea" user name is against user name policy .Any one can take this god name for user name ?

(Kromiom (talk) 04:45, 25 April 2019 (UTC))

While I'm sure there are some persons who claim to be practitioners of Roman reconstructionist pagan religion, there is no actual community of Roman pagans nor has there been for several centuries. The goal of the policy is to ensure that existing religious sensibilities aren't infringed upon and that fights don't emerge because of shock names. I don't know that anyone would be offended by this name, so I don't think it meets the spirit of the rule. I'm happy to read others' thoughts, tho. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:54, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

bot-flagged "User name Violation". Admin confirmed that is user name violation. (Kromiom (talk) 05:04, 25 April 2019 (UTC)) (Kromiom (talk) 05:06, 25 April 2019 (UTC))

I don't see how "admin confirmed user name violation". Also please note that Wikiquote, Simple and Wikipedia are three different projects and might have differences in username policies. By common sense it is not a problem if someone's username resembles some obscure deity nobody worships anymore or has never heard about. Mankind names asteroids and who knows what objects after ancient Greek or Roman gods, and that is not a problem in the slightest. jni (talk) 09:05, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Also that vandalism report is about non-existent user. This is just total waste of time. jni (talk) 09:09, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

User:Jni you are absolutely correct.

In Wikipedia Bot flagged following way : Commented about an user B0nadea.

B0nadea is a God of Roman religion.Do not use the name of a political, military or religious figure or event (including real people).Do not choose something that might be offensive. Your user name should not suggest that you hold any particular political, religious or other belief.

No need to continue this discussion more

Kromiom (talk) 09:53, 25 April 2019 (UTC)


I recommend this page be protected from these IP vandals for at no less than a year. I tire of the vandals inexplicably removing our vandalism reports. They should understand that Wikiquote is not the place for their juvenile games. WikiLubber (talk) 18:32, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

(TISTORID (talk) 13:00, 21 May 2019 (UTC))

Change my user name[edit]


Please block Thanks, Vermont (talk) 00:40, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Several vandals afoot...[edit]

Aside from the Toy Story/Shrek vandal, we have,‎, Stopthebuyers, Wewillbuythisplace, etc. Absolute nonsense, changing certain networks to PBS without explanation.‎, Stopthebuyers, Wewillbuythisplace-- Redoing vandalism, unlawfully bullying Tegel, spamming, trying to defend other vandals, the works. I request all of these users be blocked infinitely and the pages they vandalized be protected indefinitely, as well as my talk page, GreenMeansGo's talk page, etc. (the talk pages need indefinite protection, because short-term protection will not stop the vandals). WikiLubber (talk) 02:23, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Between User:GreenMeansGo and myself, it looks like they are blocked. Can you point out any further users needing blocks or diffs needing reversion? Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:00, 21 April 2019 (UTC) has joined the vandalism squadron. But my talk page should be protected, as well, indefinitely. I know these vandals will not stop unless what they vandalize is protected indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 13:17, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
One month of protection is not enough. One year at least should suffice. WikiLubber (talk) 17:34, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Maybe we should only let confirmed users edit here. Letting IPs at it is just asking for trouble. WikiLubber (talk) 17:36, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Evolution-tasks.svg This user thinks that registration should be required to edit articles.
  • I have long said so on my user page, but there is no consensus for it. Even the fearless leader Jimbo holds it so important to let people freely edit without needing to sign in first, that it is worth forcing us to either waste boundless time and effort cleaning up utter nonsense and deliberate vandalism or else just accept that the wiki is irrevocably and irredeemably full of crap. This is meta-policy at the highest level of the organization, and is extremely unlikely to change. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:12, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
With all this vandalism, we may have to convince him to consider otherwise. Besides, several Wikia/Fandom sites have adopted such policies. I do not see why this one should not. WikiLubber (talk) 00:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, it's not difficult to become a registered editorǃ--Risto hot sir (talk) 00:30, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I do not support a blanket ban on anon IP editing here or anywhere on the Wikimedia projects, but I can accept that long term protection of pages from anon edits for 6 months or a year should be liberally used where disruptive edits are endemic, and protection of pages from anon editing for a month or less should probably be applied rather casually after even minor disruptions. I know that in recent years I have not always had enough time or presence to examine some of the more extensive incidents of subtle or overt vandalism which have been occurring, and regarding many pages I do not have enough direct knowledge to make assessments on some of the dubious edits, and thus I am often not inclined to immediately block IPs even short term without clearly overt vandalism. Long term protection of many of the targeted pages from anon editing for up to a year is something I already can and do readily accept as a practical measure, and even permanent protection in such ways is something I probably can also accept as appropriate on some pages. ~ Kalki·· 01:58, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
If that is the criteria, then I say at least year should suffice for pages that are being vandalized by repetitive major disruptions such as the Toy Story/Shrek vandals who continuously add non-existent quotes. But should that occur again after the protection expires, I recommend no less than double the prior protection. WikiLubber (talk) 18:27, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
  • What projects have disabled anonymous editing entirely? Surely none of the larger ones? Enwiki, dewiki, frwiki, data, meta, commons...none of these have done so as far as I am aware. GMGtalk 12:32, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
    Requiring IPs to always write edit summaries to facilitate their edits, rejected on Chinese Wikipedia many years ago, may be better than entirely disabling anonymous editing that I know of no project doing so.--Jusjih (talk) 04:33, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
The copyright-violating IP vandal known as is at it again. I recommend it be blocked indefinitely. A definite blocking will not stop this vandal. WikiLubber (talk) 14:05, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

More vandals about...[edit]

Aside from those/it who keep trolling admins (someone call the right people so they/it will stop for good), many with biased edits in Finding Nemo, one with unnecessary "family" subsections in Lethal Weapon 4 (among other projects), etc. I request those pages be protected indefinitely, and all vandals involved blocked. WikiLubber (talk) 01:26, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

I suggest that some abuse filters can be introduced. Like preventing new users from editing others' user page, enabling block function of thr filter when new user reverting on the specific talk pages and adding bad words.--94rain (talk) 01:41, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
The Lethal Weapon 4 edits are certainly malformed but not exactly vandalism. It seems like the IP was trying to be helpful. The Finding Nemo ones are pretty inscrutable--they are bad English but also clearly not proper quotations. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:21, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
The edits in the Lethal Weapon franchise are anything but helpful. WikiLubber (talk) 00:38, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. Please re-read what I wrote. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:25, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
And now, the bias troll is taking its actions out on The Fox and the Hound, among other films. WikiLubber (talk) 00:44, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
I would strongly suggest sysops introduce this filter from enWP to prevent that talk page troll. Also, the block function of the filter can be enabled so that if the new wikitext of reverts contains some obvious vandal words, blocks can be performed by the filter(Or only limited to specific talk pages). --94rain (talk) 11:56, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Another IP vandal who refuses to repent...[edit]‎ constantly adds incomplete, over-emphasized, and general all-around vandalism quotes (as well as empty subsections), and constantly goes over the quote limitation on numerous pages. WikiLubber (talk) 14:28, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Blocked user[edit]

I have indefinitely blocked User:Om777om. There have been myriad problems with this user's contributions, raised by a multitude of other editors, and at least one and two warnings that they would be blocked if they continue. If any other administrator feels that they show any indication of what has been problematic with their contributions, and they will address the issues, feel free to unblock without consulting me. If anyone else takes issues, feel free to let me know here or on my talk page. GMGtalk 00:22, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

I have noticed and noted some problems or irritations with some of this editor's edits, and contended about some of them, and largely without comment noted other's arguments and interest in blocking him, but though I have not closely followed most of this editor's edits, nor noted many of the problems with some of them which I have noticed, which others may have noticed or not, I believe that an indefinite block at this time is probably excessive and unwarranted. I recognize that resolving some of many complex issues in some of the edits and contentions about them could be time consuming and problematic, and honestly I myself have not had a great deal of time to attend to such things lately, but simply believe such measures as an indefinite block are at this time to be too drastic and abrupt.
I have not even bother responding to some of the rather ridiculous and unwarranted assessments about my character and assertions which this editor provided, some time ago, after I made a few objections or comments regarding many of his edits, and though I have noted a tendency for at times engaging in what I consider to be rather ill-considered histrionics, exaggerations and hyperbole, and the promotion of such, I actually do not believe the behaviors I have thus far observed actually warrant a permanent block. ~ Kalki·· 00:58, 5 July 2019 (UTC) + tweaks
The intention is not necessarily that they remain blocked permanently, but that they do not need to edit further until they understand the problems that have been raised, and make it a point to do differently. It is not okay for several of our most active editors to raise multiple concerns, and the response be "ridiculous and unwarranted assessments" of their character and continuing with exactly the same problematic behavior regardless. GMGtalk 01:12, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Hero of the Rails, and An Extremely Goofy Movie...[edit]

...are all in danger of vandalism. I request all vandals be blocked indefinitely and all of these articles be protected for no less than one year. WikiLubber (talk) 12:36, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Oh, and the same goes for The Jungle Book 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (both films), etc. These vandals refuse to listen to our warnings and provide non-constructive edit summaries (example: A year number). I still think Wikiquote should only allow users with actual accounts. The way it is now only opens the door for vandals wider (whereas users with accounts-- Vandalism may drop at least 50%). WikiLubber (talk) 12:40, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Editwar notification[edit]

Hi admins, i've noticed an editwar going on on Immigration to the United States. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:26, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Protected for a week by User:Ningauble. Disruption doesn't seem to have resumed. GMGtalk 21:34, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

IP vandal User:[edit]

It constantly adds the category "Cartoon Network shows" to television series that never originally aired on Cartoon Network (some were even cancelled BEFORE Cartoon Network even existed; some never even aired reruns on that network!; it even replaced true information with false information). I request this user be blocked indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 20:43, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: Thanks for this. Please include links in your reports in the future to make it easier for someone to address. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:48, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
That IP just will not stop.
It constantly adds the category: "American TV shows" to anime series (none of which were ever made in America)! What is going on in that IP's head?!
I request it be blocked for no less than a year. WikiLubber (talk) 14:59, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svgY Done, IP Blocked for 1 week Miszatomic (talk) 16:15, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
One week is not enough for a blatant vandal who has had the same IP for nearly a year. One year or more should suffice. WikiLubber (talk) 15:17, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
This block could raised next time, and when things proceed you might get it your way. -- Mdd (talk) 16:08, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

User talk:GreenMeansGo[edit]

Hi. Consider semi-protecting User talk:GreenMeansGo due to ongoing vandalism. -- Tegel (talk) 09:58, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

I hadn't protected it because I was trying to keep it open for any legit IPs. But if it's posing a burden on the SWM team, then that's fine. GMGtalk 22:00, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

LTA + Spambot[edit]

Please block User: (SWMT)--WikiBayer (talk) 15:54, 6 August 2019 (UTC) Spambot: User:WileyFollmer903 --WikiBayer (talk) 15:56, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 16:47, 6 August 2019 (UTC)


Please, semi-protect User talk:IanDBeacon. Thanks, --Hasley (talk) 21:30, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done for a longer period of time. ~ Ningauble (talk) 22:09, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Please block LTA[edit] (talk · contributions) --WikiBayer (talk) 17:44, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


Please, block Special:Contribs/, vandalism --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:00, 12 August 2019 (UTC)


Can someone semi-protect my talk page?. Thanks, Hasley (talk) 14:10, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Your talk page has now been semi-protected. ~ Kalki·· 23:34, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
This epidemic of IP trolls has gone on long enough. Somehow, we have to rally to get Wikiquote to only allow registered users to edit. Plus, we need to report these IPs to the proper authorities so as to relieve them of their privileges permanently. WikiLubber (talk) 00:49, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Not all IP edits are bad (although they do seem to have a particular affinity for trolling WikiQuote). Perhaps we should implement a site-wide system of pending revisions for IPs. BD2412 T 04:07, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
That would work. WikiLubber (talk) 13:41, 16 August 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Please block LTA (talk · contributions) --WikiBayer (talk) 08:52, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

This IP, recently one used by an infantile troll, has been blocked. ~ Kalki·· 10:11, 17 August 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talk · contributions) Vandalism. --Xiplus (talk) 11:00, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Already Yes check.svgY Done. GMGtalk 16:24, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


See [7] --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:29, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Already Yes check.svgY Done. GMGtalk 16:24, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


We could use more participation here generally, but also more admins closing discussions. The oldest discussion has now been there for almost 20 months. I would close some of the older ones myself, but I've participated in a great deal of them already. GMGtalk 16:05, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

LTA User:[edit]

Please block LTA (talk · contributions) --WikiBayer (talk) 19:37, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

LTA User:[edit]

Please block user (talk · contributions) ---WikiBayer (talk) 10:52, 25 August 2019 (UTC)


Please block LTA ASPIZZA (talk · contributions) ---WikiBayer (talk) 15:24, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Any admins here?[edit]

Could an admin attend to the speedy deletion of Yash gawli, on which IP socks have been edit-warring to remove the speedy template for a week now ([8],[9],[10],[11]). The page is self-promotion spam by Yash Gawli, who, along with over twenty socks, is globally locked for the aforementioned self-promotion. Elcobbola (talk) 21:52, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 12:22, 27 August 2019 (UTC)


Monsters, Inc. is under attack from vandals who add non-existent lines by non-existent characters. I request that page be protected for no less than a year (and all other Pixar films, lest that vandal carry its vandalism over to any of them). WikiLubber (talk) 15:18, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

One week's worth of protection on that one article is not going to stop that vandal. One year on each Pixar article should suffice. WikiLubber (talk) 18:04, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
I tend to agree, as we've had to have progressively longer blocks on this page to combat vandalism - I've extended the block. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:17, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Toy Story 3 is now under attack by the same Toy Story 2 vandal. Like I said, all Pixar films should be protected for at least a year. We cannot take any chances that this unrepentant vandal continues its constant misbehavior.
And we need to do something to get it to stop permanently, because page protection and blocking the vandal will not stop it, and I grow weary of undoing its vandalism repeatedly (that vandal undoing its own vandalism does not take away its misbehavior, since it should not have been vandalizing in the first place). WikiLubber (talk) 14:20, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svgY Done Unfortunately, it doesn't look like range blocking is an option. We could look at a targeted edit filter, but I am not technically competent enough to work with edit filters. GMGtalk 14:32, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Until we find someone who does, we cannot let that vandal go unpunished, considering it had been vandalizing for over a year without ever answering. WikiLubber (talk) 22:48, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
[redacted per w:WP:DENY]
Vandalism is not funny. WikiLubber (talk) 21:03, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Now the Monsters, Inc. vandal is taking its vandalism out on Finding Nemo. Like I said before, all Pixar films should be under serious protection. WikiLubber (talk) 20:41, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Revision deletion needed[edit]

Please delete Special:Permalink/2662943 - its a copyright violation. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:06, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 05:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Filter update[edit]

I've been conferencing a bit off-wiki to try to get a little better at edit filters. This is a filter that has been imported from another project to target a specific xwiki vandal (sysop only view). Please review and disable if it causes any problems. Pinging especially @Koavf: who has a little bit of experience in this area. GMGtalk 14:06, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

@GreenMeansGo: I've only seen one spate of edits that would trip this filter. Have you seen more? —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:35, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Without getting into the specifics too much in a public forum, no, its not a major pressing issue on this project at the time, but it will occasionally be an issue as the vandal is highly cross-wiki, and it was a pre-made filter that all we had to do was import for free. GMGtalk 15:40, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I like it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:58, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
The filter is specific enough to avoid collateral damage. It was a big spate on Monday, so I hope the filter deters a repetition. ~ Ningauble (talk) 21:43, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
And it's already been relevant. Thanks GMG. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:58, 6 September 2019 (UTC)


Please protect Toy Story 2 indefinitely and find a way to stop that IP vandal's nonsense permanently. WikiLubber (talk) 22:06, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

I've protected the page again. ~ UDScott (talk) 11:37, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Now that IP vandal is taking its actions out on the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise! It is almost as if it were a cockroach! This is exactly why we need to require users to create accounts to edit. Vandals can hide behind numerous IPs easily, but the same cannot be said for real accounts. WikiLubber (talk) 18:00, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
@WikiLubber: Your notes are very helpful but please don't use the same heading over and over again and please provide some links so it's easier for me to do something about this. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:12, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Here is your evidence. That IP has the same M.O. as the Toy Story vandal. Perfect match. All SpongeBob SquarePants articles must be protected indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 20:41, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
But this is just one edit by this IP. Indefinitely protecting a dozen articles based on one edit is a little premature. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
That IP may be different, but based on its remorseless edit summary, it is the exact same vandal who vandalizes Pixar films. We cannot take any chances. WikiLubber (talk) 03:26, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Toy Story vandal is at it again...[edit]

...on Thomas and Friends. Not each season article, nor the film articles that should have been protected along with the season articles. The MAIN article. Immediate action must me taken and the pages must be protected for at least a year. Here is your evidence. WikiLubber (talk) 18:10, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done on main page and for this IP vandal. As more appear, the same action will be taken. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:25, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
That was a good move, changing the visibility of that vandal's revisions. Any IP with that same MO-- All of their edits must be hidden. WikiLubber (talk) 20:41, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Jo M. Sekimonyo[edit]

Still hasn't been deleted after Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Jo M. Sekimonyo closed on August 30. Bringing this up because an [SPA account (probably Sekimonyo himself) keeps on removing the Deletion discussion tag. Best, GPL93 (talk) 16:51, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Another disruptive IP...[edit]

Apparently, a sockpuppet of IP user, who adds redundant/non-constructive categories to certain articles and does not explain its edits. Thomas and Friends films are not safe from the IP and must be protected for no less than the same length as each season of the television series.

This IP sockpuppet is User 2601:81:C401:5307:985D:7967:D24D:8277. WikiLubber (talk) 02:32, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Protected edit request[edit]

Hi. Can someone take a look at Template talk:Citation/core#ISBN modification? There is an edit request to the protected template. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:44, 18 September 2019 (UTC)


Please, block him. Thanks. Hasley (talk) 16:05, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

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)