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The purpose of this page is to provide instant notice of vandalism taking place. You can use the format under the Current Alerts heading: IP address, pages touched, damage done. For a more comprehensive guide for dealing with different types of vandalism, see Dealing with vandalism.

For a list of currently blocked IPs and the reason why they were blocked, visit: Special:Ipblocklist.

If you would like to look up information about the vandal's IP please visit http://network-tools.com/ and enter in the IP.

However, please do not label isolated instances of text deletions, replacements or odd additions as VANDALISM unless they seem intentionally overly lewd or offensive. More often than not, this is just a visitor to the site experimenting with how to use it (also see newbie test) -- labeling them as a VANDAL is a sure way of ensuring they will not become contributors. Only add alerts to this page of true VANDALISM such as a systematic attack on several articles. Above all, please be polite at first and give the person the benefit of the doubt until they prove they deserve otherwise.

If you disagree with someone's edits, please see the following pages:

Note: Please add new alerts at the top of this list.

Current alerts

Vandalism contest this weekend--heads up!

  • RickK delete informations on 1945, and terrorism article about how many citizen were killed in dresden , Tokyo, hiroshima and nagasaki by united states bombing, and ethymological information on the terrorism word.[?] 00:58 6 Jul 2003 (UTC)
    • Wow, my first edit war. I'm not deleting any information from article pages that discuss these items. If you want to include the numbers of deaths on pages about Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Dresden, please do so, but to put them on the Terrorism page is to attempt to push agenda. And disagreements are not vandalism. RickK 01:01 6 Jul 2003 (UTC)
      • USER 62.212... make an identity please -- theres no good reason not to, and there are dozens of reason for it, like having a talk page where people can respond to you. I take issue with both parties here -- both are making a polarist issue out of something, and both are representing their pov as npov. Neither one of the two is NPOV. I do not oppose including these figures as a *comparison within a terrism article -- it would be POV to state that only certain events fall under the category of terrorism, while others do not.-豎眩sv

  • User:Unblocked User mysterious user back adding music pages again. Almost certainly Michael. Please block.
  • -- please keep an eye on this one. Editing Neo-Nazism etc.

  • Is User:Jar Jar Binks Michael, I know nothing about these genres music, so could someone check out his edits. He's doing a lot of them and they seem to be in Michael's field of interest. SimonP 01:44 5 Jul 2003 (UTC)
    • Work reverted, claim to be a real actor removed from his page (could get wiki into trouble with actors union Equity and the actor's lawyers!) and page protected to stop its reinsertion. FearÉIREANN 18:24 5 Jul 2003 (UTC)

  • "24" appears to be back, at and same /16, similar interests and editing style. Blocked, rolled back. -- The Anome 18:29 3 Jul 2003 (UTC)

No. Please. See Maverick on the topic. User:Anthere. Unblock.

  • has made vandalistic edits to VW Golf and Sodium hypochlorite, in both mentioning one "Oliver R. Lawson". Google search for that name shows that has vandalised Vehicle back in April. Looks like a cluster of vandal IPs need to be checked.[?] 17:52 3 Jul 2003 (UTC)

  • 216.135.25.xxx trashing Karl Marx and complaining about reversions to proper article see. Trelvis 18:15 1 Jul 2003 (UTC)
    • I have blocked two of the 216.135.25.xxx ip's already (obviosly the same person) G-Man 18:24 1 Jul 2003 (UTC)
    • So have I JHK 18:26 1 Jul 2003 (UTC)
      • Looks like saddo Michael's style to me jimfbleak
      • There are definitely similarities. -- Anon
      • I don't think so. His threats to go to authority are similar, but his grasp of English is different (and he hasn't threatened to fire anyone). Politics isn't M's usual area of interest either. -- sannse 10:22 2 Jul 2003 (UTC)

  • is cutting out large amounts of content from Stockwell Day and Canadian Alliance. SimonP 20:23 29 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • Could someone please help me with this individual (now at, I have no experience dealing with trolls who are trying to spark an edit war. SimonP 02:09 30 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • just trashed the entry for Penis. -- Viajero 00:50 29 Jun 2003 (UTC)~
    • I fixed it. RickK 00:54 29 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • I am curious about the information being added to articles by He is adding essentially the same information to several articles. His contributions (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= are worth looking at. -- goatasaur
    • His latest contributions look fine, altough they may be inaccurate, I have no idea. MB 03:18 25 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • His additions to the September 11th pages are okay. He did, however, plagiarize a large amount of material from http://www.fas.org in another article. -- goatasaur
        • Yes, his George Bush diary entry was quite interesting. Arno 06:29 30 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • Well, then you should delete it [ie the FAS stuff] (I assume you already have, and put the reason on the talk page. This really isn't vandalism. MB 04:01 25 Jun 2003 (UTC)
      • I thought FAS was a place that was OK to copy from, to start an article off, much like the CIA Factbook or EB 1911? I haven't used it that way myself, but I believe a few aircraft articles were originally pretty much lifted from FAS. -- John Owens 04:45 25 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • OK, here we go again.. is MICHAEL, see contributions (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= -- Rotem Dan 23:13 24 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • I have blocked that IP. FearÉIREANN 00:05 25 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • User:Michaelism (aka Michael) is busy with edit wars, vandalism, and general abuse, for example, renaming users' home pages to User:Penis[?]. Can someone block him, please? -- The Anome 19:26 23 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • Levinson recursion is being used as a chat page again by Indian(?) vandals. IP bans requested.
    • Same IP addresses as last time. I have banned both ends of the conversation. Can someone tell what language they are using? -- The Anome 10:56 23 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= seems to be trying to use the Wikipedia to advertise an internet firewall product of no encyclopedic interest. Kat 15:51 20 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= seems to be Michael. Can someone look over the historical edits from this IP address and make sure he hasn't managed to slide anything in? I'd do it myself, but I'd dead tired.... --Dante Alighieri 11:04 20 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • Articles with information, which don't seem to have been reverted: Super Bowl, Scott Reynor (Redirect to different spelling, redirect to article edited by similar, but different, IP), Jules Hardouin Mansart, Hippogriff, and a few year articles have had nl: langauge links at the top. Think everything else by that IP was reverted at some point. Looks quite possible they were edited by different people with the same IP address.

  • is editing various things to do with Quebec, deleting huge chunks out of the articles. Adam Bishop 00:41 19 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= is blanking articles at random. Damage so far: 11 articles. -- Heron 20:35 18 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • Michael seems to be back as (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= (interesting, by the way, that a page edited by him, Nine Inch Nails, gives some details about the psychic state of one Michael Trent Reznor whose first name has been chosen for username by our misled fried)
    • Are you sure? That's not a known IP range for him, is it? What about the edits makes you think it's Michael? --Dante Alighieri 19:19 18 Jun 2003 (UTC)
  • Ouch! Seems that changed the date in The Downward Spiral to the correct year. Michael´s favourite pages + date changes -> suspect. In this case probably false alarm. See Avoid michaelism paranoia[?]. Sorry.[?]

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= probably Michael. See this post (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Talk:You%27ll_Ruin_It_For_Everyone&oldid=1055297). -- Wapcaplet 17:33 18 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= IP blocked based after this edit: "This is a test to find out if they're really so stupid as to let the general public update a web-page with any info they want.WANKERS!" -- The Anome 22:35 16 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • I cannot see why such an edit should justify a user being blocked. The quantifier of persistent vandalism is the number of repetitive malicious edits, not the content. There have been arguably repetitive edits that are considered much more offensive but didn't get an immediate block as in this case. -- Rotem Dan 12:34 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • This should probably be unblocked now, it's a day later, and this looks like drive-by vandalism.
    • Someone has unblocked now. Thanks. The Anome 14:53 17 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • Questionable edit or vandalism: I'm not sure what to make of this but the article Gerbil has an odd paragraph which was inserted 22:49 18 Mar 2003 by Rlandmann[?]. His contribution list isn't short. Usedbook 14:05 15 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • Taken care of. ManicGypsy 14:20 15 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • (I hope I'm doing this right) (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= has vandalized 3 pages, 1 of which he has vandalized twice. He seems to find it funny to repeatedly change The Wind Waker to Wanker. u_u;

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= appears to be Michael, and has made a lot of changes (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= that have gone unnoticed. Could someone else confirm that this is him? MB 21:34 12 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • I can´t prove that it was him, but the pattern is highly suspicious. Reverted his contributions. Also, another anonymous user tried to insert a false date in Van Halen (a hallmark of michaelism). Kosebamse 06:43 13 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • Someone is editing out the duress the USA applied to Denmark to sell the Virgin Islands. I shall again try to restate it as impartially as possible. PML.

  • Spectral envelope keeps on being re-created, even though repeatedly deleted for lack of encyclopedic content. Someone appears to be using it as a "chat page"... The Anome 09:39 9 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= adds insulting text in articels like Bill Gates andy 16:29 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)
  • (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= and (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target= created a gibberish vandal page. Keep an eye out. MB 16:08 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)
  • User:[?] reverts to Michael's content, see contributions (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target=, the IP has a history of Michael-type edits. -- Rotem Dan 14:29 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • 205.188.20*.* is Michael again. Keep a watch out on this ip range. MB 14:55 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • Michael is now also editing as User:Fuck. The Anome 15:32 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • And as User:Weezer/NOFX as well. andy 14:50 6 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • In Satellite, various IPs in the 213.249.155.xxx range have been making trivial page defacements (examples: "SCHOOL IS CRAP", "I CAN SEE WHAT YOURE DOING KATIE"). Children? The Anome 10:43 5 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • User: had been adding in dodgy and blatently POV rubbish to articles. For example, they wrote in Patrick Pearse Pearse was educated by the Christian Brothers, and it is unlikely he would have become as zealously unhinged a nationalist had he attended a non-Catholic shool. While some of their additions are OK, some beggar belief. I have had to do a couple of revertions of changes they have made, as have other Irish users. This person needs to have a very close eye kept on their work. FearÉIREANN 19:43 4 Jun 2003 (UTC)
    • I think it was just a temporary burst of enthusiasm and not understanding the concept of NPOV. I left a message on their talk page and while there still are some problems (over wrong capitalisation, etc), the POV additions have ceased. But it is still worth keeping an eye on their work, not for deliberate vandalism but for misguided changes, a couple of which I have reverted, with a message on their talk page explaining why and how their changes (probably innocently) went against naming conventions and agreed methods of working. FearÉIREANN 23:54 6 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • User:Eddie claims he's not Michael, but systematically reverts all of Michael's clouded content. See contributions (/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Contributions&target=Eddie) -- Rotem Dan 18:47 4 Jun 2003 (UTC)

  • Blocked, apparently another tentacle of the Michael / etc. entity. The Anome 22:44 31 May 2003 (UTC)

  • I have now unbanned a bunch of AOL proxy addresses in the 152.163.xxx.xxx range. This may let Michael/Crass/Weezer etc. back in, in which case please ban them again: you can see the list in an old revision of my talk page. The Anome 22:30 31 May 2003 (UTC)

  • User:Michael/Crass is back, again. (a) Edit comments of the form "I'm gonna rape you!!!" are abusive/threatening behavior that is grounds for banning. (b) Michael/Crass/Weezer etc. is already hard banned, and knows it. The Anome 17:07 31 May 2003 (UTC)

  • User:[?] has flipped from making earnest contributions to vandalizing several articles related to New Zealand. -- Heron


Note: Please add new alerts at the top of this list.

See also: User talk:Sonya L/ban, User talk:Michael/ban, user talk:Susan Mason/ban, User talk:Dietary Fiber/ban

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