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=== December 2012 ===
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=== November 2014 ===
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
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{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/table}}
{{block|Z7325695|time=infinite}} Elink spammer.
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{{vandal|Buhaich}} Advertising in blog posts.
{{block|Kenry23|time=infinite}} Elink spammer.
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{{block|108.180.154.228|time=2 weeks}} inserting nonsense on four separate pages.
{{block|Charlytips|time=infinite}} Elink spammer.
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{{block|Walanatalaga|time=infinite}} Uploading spam images and video files with Japanese text advertising a website.
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{{block|99.168.105.6|time=3 months}} Removed all content on the [[Attributes]] page and left vulgar message.
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{{block|50.178.155.8|time=3 months}} Vandalism on several popular pages
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{{block|71.71.119.121|time=3 months}} Removing content/adding spam to several pages
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{{block|172.2.60.56|time=1 week}} User has created a couple of guild pages for no other reason than to tarnish the reputation of said guilds and their players.
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{{block|Nlychan7}} Spam Pages; Globally blocked.
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{{block|안전놀이터}} Spam pages; Globally blocked.
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{{block|Lakshmi Sreeram|time=infinite}} Spam pages
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{{block|Kerrodomo01|time=infinite}} spam pages
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{{block|Errttyyy0010|time=infinite}} spam pages
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{{block|Sseyo44}} Creating 10+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous five vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
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{{block|DiLanpARk01}} Creating 30+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous four vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
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{{block|Wjdekqls0372}} Creating 30+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous three vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
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{{block|Rlacmsk1014}} Creating several wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous two vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
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{{block|Sky001}} Creating several wiki pages filled with nothing but spam.; Global block in place, prob from VSTF
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{{block|Amiansts99|time=infinite}} Creating 10+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam.
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{{block|121.214.167.76|time=3 days}} Spamming nonsense on the [[Strange Dust]] page.
 
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=== November 2012 ===
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=== October 2014 ===
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
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{{block|Marsia|time=infinite}} Returned to add spam.
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{{block|Cristindaigre|time=infinite}} Uploading video multiple times that has nothing to do with Warcraft; appears to be squatting.
{{block|Renovationboysau|time=infinite}} Elink spammer.
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{{block|112.198.64.24|time=1 week}} Creating page advertising gold and jewelry pawn business, not related in any way to Warcraft.
{{block|Chaxy01|time=infinite}} Elink spammer.
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{{block|Toweliethegod|time=1 week}} Replaced in-game character quotes with Nazi slogans. Only other post is Page (written in Swedish) about a priest healing the Karazhan dungeon.
{{block|Xrith|time=infinite}} Pretending to be someone else to elicit drama; using sock to perpetuate drama. Sock: [[User:Jokerscall|Jokerscall]].
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{{block|Renjoynata|time=infinite}} Adding several new pages and videos containing nothing but gibberish.
{{block|Berkay1212|time=infinite}} Spam blog; only contrib.; [[User:Fbordu|Fbordu]] is associated with this account and also banned for re-adding the DNP content.
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{{block|24.50.129.12|time=3 days}} Replacing contents with nonsense / vulgarity.
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{{block|74.94.214.37|time=3 weeks}} Adding unnecessary homophobic content to pages.
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{{block|68.54.36.122|time=3 weeks}} Replacing all content on page with vulgarity
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{{block|88.68.96.53|time=3 weeks}} Replacing page content with vulgarity.
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{{block|66.26.249.232|time=3 weeks}} Replacing page content with vulgarity.
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{{block|76.25.1.65|time=3 days}} Keeps vandalizing a specific guild page every few weeks.
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{{block|80.1.198.116|time=3 days}} Adding nonsense to pages.
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{{block|84.212.68.223|time= 3 weeks}} Replacing content with nonsense on various pages.
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{{block|37.44.164.156|time=3 days}} Replacing all content on page with vulgar language.
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{{block|107.0.34.1|time=1 week}} Removing content / replacing content with gibberish and deliberate typos.
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{{block|119.42.152.126|time=infinite}} Creating several new pages on the wiki full of spam/advertising (this is likely also Suzain143 as it's the same garbage).
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{{block|Suzain143|time=infinite}} Creating several new pages on the wiki full of spam/advertising.
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{{block|68.226.68.110|time=2 weeks}} Removing all content from page and replacing with inappropriate language.
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{{block|62.210.146.151|time=3 days}} Creating random pages which don't appear to relate to Warcraft and contain nothing but a single word or character on the entire page.
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{{block|50.96.88.125|time=3 days}} Replacing article content with incorrect information, purposeful spelling errors and prejudiced assumptions about WoW players.
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{{block|213.113.110.74|time=2 weeks}} Replacing content with offensive/racist comments.
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{{block|37.72.155.123|time=3 days}} Adding profane language, irrelevant personal opinions to a page.
 
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=== October 2012 ===
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=== September 2014 ===
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
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{{block|Pennydelive1|time=infinite}} Gold-selling blogs.
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{{block|174.3.120.44|time=3 days}}Removing content and replacing with vulgarity/sexual content
{{block|Supertundra|time=1 month}} 4 acts on [[Sargeras]].
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{{block|121.219.26.52|time=3 days}}Removing content and replacing with vulgarity/sexual content
{{block|Kaakay|time=2 weeks}} Gibberish on multiple pages, including forum post. Can't tell if hacked, though.
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{{block|70.29.78.89|time=3 days}} Replacing content with vulgarity
{{block|Ronaldachooo|time=infinite}} Link spam.
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{{block|99.197.153.185|time=1 week}} adding links/advertisements to an occult-related site on various wiki pages
{{block|Ninjaofthebackyard|time=infinite}} Created page linking to botting program.
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{{block|38.117.79.5|time=1 week}}adding links/advertisements to an occult-related site on various wiki pages (most likely same user as above entry)
{{block|Aromalizaa|time=infinite}} Removing content from page and replacing it with religious link; only contrib
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{{vandal|79.161.191.84}} removing content and replacing with gibberish
{{block|Zdroid9770|time=2 weeks}} Still not providing proper attribution of content; final warning before permaban.
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{{block|184.155.5.115|time=1 month}} inserting vulgarity onto page; second time; tends to come back within a month, it seems.
{{block|Wolfrainbr|time=3 days}} Repeated editing of [[Dalaran]], despite request to stop.
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{{block|71.117.156.74|time=3 months}} removing content/replacing with nonsense/gibberish on about a half dozen pages
{{block|Mathordeh|time=1 month}} Removing content, replacing good content with bad, and possible security risk. Pattern of changes makes it appear that someone has stolen password.
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{{block|78.184.150.242|time=1 week}} inserting false info on several pages
{{block|BruceNatalie|time=infinite}} Spam.
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{{block|174.96.218.213|time=3 months}} removing content/trolling of multiple pages; only contribs
{{block|Louiedrake|time=infinite}} Spam.
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{{block|Yyycowboys|time=infinite}} multiple football blogs; only contribs
{{block|PaulLeadbetter|time=infinite}} Spam.
 
{{block|StarfallGamer|time=infinite}} Spam links on [[Starfall Village]].
 
{{block|Marodox1|time=1 week}} 2 acts of vandalism on [[Server:Wyrmrest Accord US]].
 
{{block|Gloriafuwenjing|time=Infinite}} Continuous spam blogs. No other contribs.
 
{{block|Suiyuan19|time=infinite}} Massive spam.
 
 
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=== September 2012 ===
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=== August 2014 ===
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{{suspect|Gloriafuwenjing}} Strange nonsensical blog post about Diablo.
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{{block|80.203.135.76|time=2 weeks}} gibberish/vulgar vandalism to several pages
{{block|Etye909|time=infinite}} Spam.
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{{block|86.19.174.122|time=1 month}} gibberish/vulgar vandalism to several pages, including a user's personal page.
{{block|Fdhdhrwiqnj|time=infinite}} Spam.
 
{{block|Jodieburgesss|time=infinite}} Spam.
 
{{block|Vishal0216|time=infinite}} Spam.
 
{{block|Wikill11112|time=infinite}} Multiple instances of removing all content from pages; only contribs.
 
{{suspect|TonTonTheHammer}} Single spam link on {{mists-inline}} page.
 
{{block|Deregise|time=infinite}} Re-blocking; returned from previous block to vandalize.
 
{{block|Mmobizniz|time=1 week}} Re-adding link to bot site after warning.
 
{{block|Ranutja|time=3 months}} A few acts of vandalism and a few DNP uploads.
 
 
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=== August 2012 ===
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=== July 2014 ===
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{{block|Drake69yolo|time=1 week|unblocked=~30-Aug-2012}} Replacing all pics on the [[Drake mounts]] page.
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{{block|Rashacions|time=infinite}} multiple DNP blogs; only contribs.
{{block|Zdroid9770|time=1 week|unblocked=~29-Aug-2012}} Making new wikis and copying content directly from here; wikis linked to questionable activity; given benefit of the doubt the first time.
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{{block|108.92.5.60|time=1 month}} add lots of off-topic animal pages.{{block|DavidNRodriguez|time=infinite}} multiple DNP blogs; only contribs.
{{block|Huangjinmei|time=infinite}} Using personal page to promote gold-selling site.
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{{block|Mitch Garber CEO|time=infinite}} tons of spam images.
{{block|Alex_Wenkins|time=1 week|unblocked=~22-Aug-2012}} Frivolous, self-aggrandizing, useless page creation.
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{{block|77.46.158.184|time=3 months}} vandalism to several high traffic pages.
{{block|Mayorbanks|time=1 week|unblocked=~20-Aug-2012}} Editing other user's subpage.
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{{block|213.233.96.9|time=3 days}} potentially some erroneous good faith edits, but obviously some vandalism (gibberish) as well to multiple pages.
{{suspect|Super cool guy}} Weird fanfic or something replaced item article.
 
{{block|Jericho niqqa|time=1 week|unblocked=~16-Aug-2012}} Removing content from [[Tawn Winterbluff]]; replacing with vulgarity
 
{{block|Jasikajarry|time=infinite}} 2 pages with spam links.
 
{{block|Trevhollings|time=infinite}} 3 acts of vandalism, one replacing content with profanity; only contributions
 
{{block|Gdgyfgg|Aiigaiig|time=1 month}} 3 acts of vandalism with minor useful info.
 
 
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=== July 2012 ===
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=== June 2014 ===
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{{block|Gdgyfgg|time=infinite}} Spam blogs.
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{{block|94.212.141.211|time=1 month}} anon user; intense vandalism.
{{block|Darekbenet|time=infinite}} Spam link.
 
{{block|Wowwikibuke|time=infinite}} Spam item selling link.
 
{{block|Wardrobechoice|time=infinite}} User page created just for non-WoW ads
 
{{block|Sifsonherbert|time=infinite}} Spam link.
 
{{block|Usbfashion|time=infinite}} Spam link.
 
{{block|Saafe|time=1 month}} Adding several dubious inlineAdmedialink class links (not knowing that they won't function).
 
{{block|Dfskjfruowekdso|time=infinite}} Spam link.
 
{{block|ILOVEED|time=infinite}} Vandalism to other user's page; other acts of vandalism.
 
{{block|Chendq90|time=infinite}} Spam.
 
 
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=== June 2012 ===
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=== May 2014 ===
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{{suspect|TomiSpongeBob2012}} Some good contributions and some that should lead to a block if repeated ([http://www.wowwiki.com/Alleria_Windrunner?diff=prev&oldid=2564137], [http://www.wowwiki.com/Alleria_Windrunner?diff=prev&oldid=2564140], and [http://www.wowwiki.com/Detheroc?diff=prev&oldid=2564143]).
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{{block|MrtrolololNavidnavid|time=infinite}} intense vandalism on several articles; changed to permaban
{{block|Bidvid|time=infinite}} Spam.
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{{block|58.106.39.190|time=1 month}} anon user; intense vandalism to several pages and a user's page.
{{block|Deregise|time=1 month}} 3 acts of vandalism.
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{{block|Alaaab|time=infinite}} spam user blog and forum post with tons of spam links.
{{block|Mystere23|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|In5Daysthen2010|time=infinite}} purposeful skillful and pervasive defacement, using template edits as well such as quest infobox; changed to permaban; autoblock on 70.199.133.51
{{block|Vicky201111|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
 
{{block|Online-college|time=infinite}} Name is self-explanatory.
 
{{block|Fanbelt|time=1 week}} 2 acts of vandalism.
 
{{block|Baboonik|time=Infinite}} Lots of vandalism.
 
 
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=== May 2012 ===
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=== April 2014 ===
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{{block|Luthfinoor|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|46.50.137.221|time=1 month}} Anon; presumably same as 217.116.157.26. Still altering the same lines on [[Unstable Affliction]]. Likely same as 46.201.32.92, banning accordingly.
{{block|Linaanwar|time=Infinite}} Spamming.
 
{{block|Wuwubi|time=Infinite}} Elink spamming.
 
{{block|Santorintono|time=infinite}} Over 75 instances of vandalism.
 
{{block|Richard_Feralgaze|time=1 week|unblocked=~22-May-2012}} Removal of content from [[Anduin Wrynn]].
 
{{block|Mose123|time=1 week|unblocked=~19-May-2012}} Move page vandalism; only edit
 
{{suspect|JOESAY}} Vandalized high traffic page, but only 1 edit as of 7-May-2012.
 
{{block|Fritomaster|time=infinite}} Adding [[WW:DNP|DNP]] content and sockpuppeting.
 
{{block|Jephtha12|time=infinite}} Adding [[WW:DNP|DNP]] content and sockpuppeting.
 
{{block|KingKrik|time=infinite}} Only contributions were vandalizing [[Server:Wyrmrest Accord US]] page.
 
{{block|Gunndarrelnor|time=2 weeks|unblocked=~14-May-2012}} Putting another fanfic character in main namespace after warning.
 
 
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=== April 2012 ===
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=== March 2014 ===
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{{block|Lockinyour0|time=infinite}} Only contrib was non-WoW advertisement and link.
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{{block|46.50.137.221|time=1 week}} Anon; presumably same as 217.116.157.26, incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes. (second block for same)
{{block|JABYY|time=infinite}} Only contrib was non-WoW advertisement and link.
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{{block|217.116.157.26|time=1 week}} Anon; incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes. (second block for same)
{{block|Gunndarrelnor|time=1 week|starting=15-Apr-2012|unblocked=23-Apr-2012}} Putting fanfic character in main namespace after warning.
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{{block|SharynOrtiz|time=infinite}} Spam user blog.
{{block|Emarketingegypt|time=infinite}} Only contrib was non-WoW marketing link.
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{{block|JamesRodgers|time=infinite}} Spam user blog.
{{suspect|Trollman124}} Vandalized [http://www.wowwiki.com/Tyrande_Whisperwind?diff=prev&oldid=2554419 Tyrande Whisperwind].
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{{block|JasonDAdams|time=infinite}} Spam user talk page.
{{block|MMOPoints.com|time=infinite}} Forum and blog post linking to site that sells and/or gives away gold.
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{{block|Craigpohl|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
{{block|777Boundbyf8|time=1 week|starting=10-Apr-2012|unblocked=18-Apr-2012}} Moving back pages that violated [[WW:PA]].
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{{block|RandyVelasco|time=infinite}} Spam user blog.
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{{block|JamaalEKeys|time=infinite}} Spam user talk page.
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{{block|Eonline|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|46.50.137.221|time=1 day}} Anon; presumably same as 217.116.157.26, incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes.
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{{block|217.116.157.26|time=1 day}} Anon; incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes.
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{{block|DarrellJWehrle|time=infinite}} Spam user talk page.
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{{block|Kevinlhalcomb|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|68.14.181.84|time=1 week}} Anon; vandalism to [[Instances by continent]].
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{{block|171.37.119.131|time=1 week}} Anon; spam on talk page.
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{{block|Joemdavis|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|Crossfitkaiju|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|AmyDRay|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|Vive123654|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|StephenKGibson|time=infinite}} Spam user talk page.
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{{block|Andreajwood|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|BradleyrmcNeal|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|RobertLopezin|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|DennisBrickley|time=infinite}} Spam user page.
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{{block|Carsonia132|time=1 week}} Move page vandalism of [[Main]].
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{{block|Kecruk02|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|634065|time=infinite}} sock of below; same vandalism.
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{{block|151.250.100.146|time=1 week}} Anon; removing/replacing content on [[Mount Hyjal quests]].
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{{block|StevieFree|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|KeithPearson|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|Tiansqmam|time=infinite}} Two spam blogs.
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{{block|Bancovwsp|time=infinite}} Non-english spam on user and help page.
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{{block|107.5.203.107|time=1 month}} Anon; massive spamming.
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{{block|Kecruk01|time=infinite}} Spam forum post.
 
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=== March 2012 ===
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=== February 2014 ===
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{{block|Pasiakent|time=infinite}} Spam blog with gold-selling link.
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{{block|Seblee|time=3 days}} same as or in coop with: 101.171.170.140. purposefully placing marketing links to external sites inside section header markup, for starters
{{block|Dime63|time=infinite}} DNP image upload.
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{{block|101.171.170.140|time=3 days}} Anon; purposefully placing marketing links to external sites inside section header markup, for starters
{{block|WikiaImageReview011|time=infinite}} DNP image upload.
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{{block|184.59.84.56|time=3 days}} Anon; nonsense.
{{block|Wowgayloselowlife|time=infinite}} Vandalism to [[Lil Timmy]]; only contribution. Offensive username.
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{{block|74.77.42.243|time=3 days}} Anon; offensive nonsense.
{{block|Matthewdavis9179|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|35.14.77.69|time=1 week}} Anon; adding spam content and elinks.
{{block|Adellyna|time=1 month}} Repeated vandalism to user's page despite warning.
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{{block|36.72.136.135|time=1 week}} Anon; add many spam elinks, much nonsense, and removing content.
{{block|Gazamedi|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|129.137.165.251|time=1 week}} Anon; random page subversion.
{{block|Seputarsoftware|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|Benparker12|time=infinite}} Spam link user page.
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{{block|35.11.229.68|time=3 days}} Anon; DNP marketing.
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{{block|HateCodyRigz|time=1 month}} inserting false information across multiple pages.
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{{block|67.204.17.154|time=1 week}} Anon; offensive nonsense.
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{{block|173.17.114.32|time=3 days}} Anon; remove content from [[Shrine of Seven Stars]].
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{{block|98.237.8.102|time=2 weeks}} Anon; removing content from several significant pages.
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{{block|177.148.129.113|time=1 week}} Anon; removing content from [[Blood Strike]].
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{{block|189.127.54.177|time=1 week}} Anon; removing most of [[Siege Engine (Warcraft III)]].
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{{block|75.102.103.135|time=1 week}} Anon; nonsense on [[Garrosh Hellscream (tactics)]].
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{{block|206.53.83.93|time=3 days}} Anon; offensive article.
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{{block|171.37.81.68|time=1 week}} Anon; spam link on talk page.
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{{block|151.225.215.238|time=1 week}} Anon; spam article.
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{{block|68.34.147.213|time=1 week}} Anon; removed most of [[Stratholme]] content.
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{{block|76.18.62.74|time=1 week}} Anon; removed section of [[Places to farm]].
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{{block|116.14.112.114|time=1 day}} Anon; insistent page blanking, possibly misunderstanding.
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{{block|98.116.76.163|time=1 week}} Anon; removing content from [[Old Gods]].
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{{block|186.1.11.74|time=1 week}} Anon; spam forum post.
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{{block|69.157.93.4|time=1 week}} Anon; offensive nonsense.
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{{block|71.71.119.121|time=1 week}} Anon; offensive nonsense.
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{{block|Makjazz|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
 
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=== February 2012 ===
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=== January 2014 ===
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{{block|Makous123|time=infinite}} Spam blog.
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{{block|67.2.24.244|time=1 week}} Anon; removed other user's subpage content.
{{block|Dutore|time=infinite}} Vandalism over time to four separate pages; only returned to vandalize more.
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{{block|213.160.215.100|time=3 days}} Anon; removed content from Enchanted Fey Dragon.
{{block|Mikeshin|time=2 weeks}} Inserting nonsense into two pages; no other contributions.
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{{block|83.43.251.12|time=1 week}} Anon; completely removed [[Shockadin]] contents.
{{block|Macmudu|time=1 month}} Posting link to phishing site and misrepresenting it as official site.
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{{block|67.249.182.126|time=1 week}} Anon; replacing info with nonsense.
{{block|DRRUPAKNATH|time=1 week}} 3 acts of inserting off-topic junk.
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{{block|Choctopuss‎‎|time=3 days}} first block, for DNP and violate editing policy on server page
{{block|YojambaSmith|time=1 month}} Restarting edit warring on guild page; violating neutrality policy.
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{{block|121.73.54.183|time=1 week}} multiple re-reverts and DNP on volume or important page
{{block|Zara777|time=infinite}} Posting a spam articles.
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{{block|189.137.125.1|time=1 week}} Anon; recreating spam page.
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{{block|24.135.218.175|time=1 month}} Anon, but IP of below; same activity.
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{{block|ShomilaC|time=infinite}} Removing content from many pages; spam.)
=== January 2012 ===
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{{block|68.185.201.93|time=2 weeks}} Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
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{{block|MrMarkWig|time=1 week}} same as Nicksecur3 backlink / promotional spam for [[DNP]] multibox
{{block|Magai22|time=1 week}} Continuing to revert reversions after being warned.
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{{block|122.148.131.46|time=1 week}} same as Nicksecur3 backlink / promotional spam for [[DNP]] multibox
{{block|Stevesteinman68|time=infinite}} Posting a spam blog.
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{{block|96.251.119.211|time=1 week}} vandal server pages, even after revert
{{block|Homerefinance|time=infinite}} Massive spamming.
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{{block|Nicksecur3|time=3 months}} backlink / promotional spam for [[DNP]]
{{block|Stellamercer|time=infinite}} Posting a spam blog.
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{{block|Hacked4u|time=1 week}} purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
{{block|Clarkthomas152|time=infinite}} Posting a spam blog.
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{{block|68.41.84.15|time=1 week}} purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
{{block|Rosybaxter|time=infinite}} Posting a spam blog.
+
{{block|72.238.133.1|time=1 week}} purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
{{block|Canadianwalker123|time=infinite}} Massive spamming.
+
{{block|50.139.173.36|time=1 week}} purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
{{block|Lean About Mortgage|time=infinite}} Spamming.
+
{{block|98.183.27.208|time=1 week}} Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
{{block|IPad3-AllNewDesign|time=infinite}} Massive spamming.
+
{{block|98.15.255.199|time=1 week}} Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
{{block|Jijiooze|time=1 month}} Vandalism to another's user page.
+
{{block|71.199.134.64|time=3 week}} Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
{{block|LikeCarInsuranceQuotes|time=infinite}} Car insurance spam blogs.
 
{{block|Sumonrahman|time=infinite}} Non-Warcraft spam page creation.
 
{{block|WebBasedECigarettereviews|time=infinite}} Massive spamming.
 
{{block|Truthbearer|time=1 month}} Violations of [[WW:DE|disruptive editing policy]] and the [[WW:NPOV|neutrality policy]].
 
|}
 
 
=== December 2011 ===
 
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
 
{{block|Amanda Moore|time=infinite}} Only edits were to add links to gold selling and power leveling services.
 
{{block|Sn0L3prd|time=infinite}} Replacing all content on seven separate pages.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 10:50, November 26, 2014

NOTICE: If additions to the list below don't seem to be getting attention in a timely manner, please put a note on an active admin's talk page.

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Wantedposter    

Found a problem user or vandal on WoWWiki?
List them here, and we'll clean up their work, and may ban them.

WHAT CAN I DO?

  • See below how to add a vandal to the list.
  • However, please try and talk to them before you resort to listing names here - people can make mistakes.

SHOULD I REVERT VANDALISM MYSELF?

WHAT WILL THE ADMINS DO ABOUT IT?

See Also

List of violations Edit

If you find your name on this list, please do not remove it — we check user pages and contributions before taking any action, so feel free to post a response/explanation on an appropriate page, such as your own talk page. Removing your name from this list shows a lack of trust in our judgment, and will most likely increase your chances of getting a ban!

This is not a "Most Wanted" list, and viewers don't memorize everybody who appears on the list.

Server pages are generally better policed by their users, and we do not like to get involved in such disputes. Vandalism is not the same as a disagreement, and we encourage you to work out the problem on related talk pages rather than reporting them here.

Do not add entries as "suspects", that designation is only for use by admins who have investigated the person in question.

Do add additions to the top, or else they might be seen as old and generally ignored.

November 2014 Edit

User Links Note
Buhaich contribs (if bot), logs talk block user – Advertising in blog posts.
BLOCKED 108.180.154.228
2 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk inserting nonsense on four separate pages.
BLOCKED Walanatalaga
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Uploading spam images and video files with Japanese text advertising a website.
BLOCKED 99.168.105.6
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removed all content on the Attributes page and left vulgar message.
BLOCKED 50.178.155.8
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Vandalism on several popular pages
BLOCKED 71.71.119.121
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removing content/adding spam to several pages
BLOCKED 172.2.60.56
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk User has created a couple of guild pages for no other reason than to tarnish the reputation of said guilds and their players.
BLOCKED Nlychan7
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam Pages; Globally blocked.
BLOCKED 안전놀이터
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam pages; Globally blocked.
BLOCKED Lakshmi Sreeram
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam pages
BLOCKED Kerrodomo01
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk spam pages
BLOCKED Errttyyy0010
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk spam pages
BLOCKED Sseyo44
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating 10+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous five vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
BLOCKED DiLanpARk01
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating 30+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous four vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
BLOCKED Wjdekqls0372
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating 30+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous three vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
BLOCKED Rlacmsk1014
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating several wiki pages filled with nothing but spam. (likely the same person as the previous two vandals); Global block in place, prob from VSTF
BLOCKED Sky001
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating several wiki pages filled with nothing but spam.; Global block in place, prob from VSTF
BLOCKED Amiansts99
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating 10+ wiki pages filled with nothing but spam.
BLOCKED 121.214.167.76
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spamming nonsense on the Strange Dust page.

October 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED Cristindaigre
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Uploading video multiple times that has nothing to do with Warcraft; appears to be squatting.
BLOCKED 112.198.64.24
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating page advertising gold and jewelry pawn business, not related in any way to Warcraft.
BLOCKED Toweliethegod
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replaced in-game character quotes with Nazi slogans. Only other post is Page (written in Swedish) about a priest healing the Karazhan dungeon.
BLOCKED Renjoynata
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Adding several new pages and videos containing nothing but gibberish.
BLOCKED 24.50.129.12
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing contents with nonsense / vulgarity.
BLOCKED 74.94.214.37
3 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Adding unnecessary homophobic content to pages.
BLOCKED 68.54.36.122
3 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing all content on page with vulgarity
BLOCKED 88.68.96.53
3 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing page content with vulgarity.
BLOCKED 66.26.249.232
3 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing page content with vulgarity.
BLOCKED 76.25.1.65
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Keeps vandalizing a specific guild page every few weeks.
BLOCKED 80.1.198.116
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Adding nonsense to pages.
BLOCKED 84.212.68.223
3 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing content with nonsense on various pages.
BLOCKED 37.44.164.156
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing all content on page with vulgar language.
BLOCKED 107.0.34.1
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removing content / replacing content with gibberish and deliberate typos.
BLOCKED 119.42.152.126
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating several new pages on the wiki full of spam/advertising (this is likely also Suzain143 as it's the same garbage).
BLOCKED Suzain143
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating several new pages on the wiki full of spam/advertising.
BLOCKED 68.226.68.110
2 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removing all content from page and replacing with inappropriate language.
BLOCKED 62.210.146.151
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Creating random pages which don't appear to relate to Warcraft and contain nothing but a single word or character on the entire page.
BLOCKED 50.96.88.125
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing article content with incorrect information, purposeful spelling errors and prejudiced assumptions about WoW players.
BLOCKED 213.113.110.74
2 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing content with offensive/racist comments.
BLOCKED 37.72.155.123
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Adding profane language, irrelevant personal opinions to a page.

September 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED 174.3.120.44
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removing content and replacing with vulgarity/sexual content
BLOCKED 121.219.26.52
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removing content and replacing with vulgarity/sexual content
BLOCKED 70.29.78.89
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Replacing content with vulgarity
BLOCKED 99.197.153.185
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk adding links/advertisements to an occult-related site on various wiki pages
BLOCKED 38.117.79.5
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk adding links/advertisements to an occult-related site on various wiki pages (most likely same user as above entry)
79.161.191.84 contribs (if bot), logs talk block user – removing content and replacing with gibberish
BLOCKED 184.155.5.115
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk inserting vulgarity onto page; second time; tends to come back within a month, it seems.
BLOCKED 71.117.156.74
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk removing content/replacing with nonsense/gibberish on about a half dozen pages
BLOCKED 78.184.150.242
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk inserting false info on several pages
BLOCKED 174.96.218.213
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk removing content/trolling of multiple pages; only contribs
BLOCKED Yyycowboys
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk multiple football blogs; only contribs

August 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED 80.203.135.76
2 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk gibberish/vulgar vandalism to several pages
BLOCKED 86.19.174.122
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk gibberish/vulgar vandalism to several pages, including a user's personal page.

July 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED Rashacions
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk multiple DNP blogs; only contribs.
BLOCKED 108.92.5.60
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk add lots of off-topic animal pages.
BLOCKED DavidNRodriguez
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk multiple DNP blogs; only contribs.
BLOCKED Mitch Garber CEO
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk tons of spam images.
BLOCKED 77.46.158.184
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk vandalism to several high traffic pages.
BLOCKED 213.233.96.9
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk potentially some erroneous good faith edits, but obviously some vandalism (gibberish) as well to multiple pages.

June 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED 94.212.141.211
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk anon user; intense vandalism.

May 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED MrtrolololNavidnavid
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk intense vandalism on several articles; changed to permaban
BLOCKED 58.106.39.190
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk anon user; intense vandalism to several pages and a user's page.
BLOCKED Alaaab
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk spam user blog and forum post with tons of spam links.
BLOCKED In5Daysthen2010
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk purposeful skillful and pervasive defacement, using template edits as well such as quest infobox; changed to permaban; autoblock on 70.199.133.51

April 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED 46.50.137.221
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; presumably same as 217.116.157.26. Still altering the same lines on Unstable Affliction. Likely same as 46.201.32.92, banning accordingly.

March 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED 46.50.137.221
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; presumably same as 217.116.157.26, incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes. (second block for same)
BLOCKED 217.116.157.26
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes. (second block for same)
BLOCKED SharynOrtiz
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user blog.
BLOCKED JamesRodgers
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user blog.
BLOCKED JasonDAdams
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user talk page.
BLOCKED Craigpohl
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED RandyVelasco
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user blog.
BLOCKED JamaalEKeys
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user talk page.
BLOCKED Eonline
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam blog.
BLOCKED 46.50.137.221
1 day
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; presumably same as 217.116.157.26, incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes.
BLOCKED 217.116.157.26
1 day
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; incessant unnecessary removal of same two lines, with no edit notes.
BLOCKED DarrellJWehrle
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user talk page.
BLOCKED Kevinlhalcomb
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED 68.14.181.84
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; vandalism to Instances by continent.
BLOCKED 171.37.119.131
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; spam on talk page.
BLOCKED Joemdavis
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED Crossfitkaiju
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED AmyDRay
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED Vive123654
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam blog.
BLOCKED StephenKGibson
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user talk page.
BLOCKED Andreajwood
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED BradleyrmcNeal
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED RobertLopezin
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED DennisBrickley
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam user page.
BLOCKED Carsonia132
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Move page vandalism of Main.
BLOCKED Kecruk02
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam blog.
BLOCKED 634065
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk sock of below; same vandalism.
BLOCKED 151.250.100.146
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removing/replacing content on Mount Hyjal quests.
BLOCKED StevieFree
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam blog.
BLOCKED KeithPearson
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam blog.
BLOCKED Tiansqmam
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Two spam blogs.
BLOCKED Bancovwsp
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Non-english spam on user and help page.
BLOCKED 107.5.203.107
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; massive spamming.
BLOCKED Kecruk01
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam forum post.

February 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED Seblee
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk same as or in coop with: 101.171.170.140. purposefully placing marketing links to external sites inside section header markup, for starters
BLOCKED 101.171.170.140
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; purposefully placing marketing links to external sites inside section header markup, for starters
BLOCKED 184.59.84.56
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; nonsense.
BLOCKED 74.77.42.243
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; offensive nonsense.
BLOCKED 35.14.77.69
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; adding spam content and elinks.
BLOCKED 36.72.136.135
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; add many spam elinks, much nonsense, and removing content.
BLOCKED 129.137.165.251
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; random page subversion.
BLOCKED Benparker12
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam link user page.
BLOCKED 35.11.229.68
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; DNP marketing.
BLOCKED HateCodyRigz
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk inserting false information across multiple pages.
BLOCKED 67.204.17.154
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; offensive nonsense.
BLOCKED 173.17.114.32
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; remove content from Shrine of Seven Stars.
BLOCKED 98.237.8.102
2 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removing content from several significant pages.
BLOCKED 177.148.129.113
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removing content from Blood Strike.
BLOCKED 189.127.54.177
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removing most of Siege Engine (Warcraft III).
BLOCKED 75.102.103.135
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; nonsense on Garrosh Hellscream (tactics).
BLOCKED 206.53.83.93
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; offensive article.
BLOCKED 171.37.81.68
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; spam link on talk page.
BLOCKED 151.225.215.238
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; spam article.
BLOCKED 68.34.147.213
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removed most of Stratholme content.
BLOCKED 76.18.62.74
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removed section of Places to farm.
BLOCKED 116.14.112.114
1 day
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; insistent page blanking, possibly misunderstanding.
BLOCKED 98.116.76.163
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removing content from Old Gods.
BLOCKED 186.1.11.74
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; spam forum post.
BLOCKED 69.157.93.4
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; offensive nonsense.
BLOCKED 71.71.119.121
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; offensive nonsense.
BLOCKED Makjazz
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Spam blog.

January 2014 Edit

User Links Note
BLOCKED 67.2.24.244
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removed other user's subpage content.
BLOCKED 213.160.215.100
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; removed content from Enchanted Fey Dragon.
BLOCKED 83.43.251.12
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; completely removed Shockadin contents.
BLOCKED 67.249.182.126
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; replacing info with nonsense.
BLOCKED Choctopuss‎‎
3 days
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk first block, for DNP and violate editing policy on server page
BLOCKED 121.73.54.183
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk multiple re-reverts and DNP on volume or important page
BLOCKED 189.137.125.1
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon; recreating spam page.
BLOCKED 24.135.218.175
1 month
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Anon, but IP of below; same activity.
BLOCKED ShomilaC
infinite
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Removing content from many pages; spam.)
BLOCKED 68.185.201.93
2 weeks
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
BLOCKED MrMarkWig
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk same as Nicksecur3 backlink / promotional spam for DNP multibox
BLOCKED 122.148.131.46
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk same as Nicksecur3 backlink / promotional spam for DNP multibox
BLOCKED 96.251.119.211
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk vandal server pages, even after revert
BLOCKED Nicksecur3
3 months
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk backlink / promotional spam for DNP
BLOCKED Hacked4u
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
BLOCKED 68.41.84.15
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
BLOCKED 72.238.133.1
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
BLOCKED 50.139.173.36
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk purposeful defacement high volume pages. DNP language
BLOCKED 98.183.27.208
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
BLOCKED 98.15.255.199
1 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.
BLOCKED 71.199.134.64
3 week
contribs (if bot), logblock log talk Harrassment, DNP, vandalism.

Archives Edit

More vandals and bots from the past have been archived to:

↑ Jump to the top

About reverting vandalism Edit

Warning templates
PageName is optional

If you wish to revert vandalism, open the last correct version (by clicking on the date), hit edit on that page and save it with an appropriate note!

However, it is worth noting that admins can quickly revert changes with one click, but only if it is the last edit. If you have better things to do than undo all their edits, you can just add the vandal's name here and we will block them. Once added to the list a 'contribs' link appear, giving quick access to a list of all their contributions. In that case we can open each revert link and revert all their edits in one fell swoop.

Therefore there's no desperate need to try to undo their works unless:

  • The page is high profile
  • It looks like no admins are around
  • You have a reason to contribute to an article that has been vandalized

There's no need spend all your time undoing vandalism - just make sure they're on the above list!

Thank you for all your assistance, everyone.


Adding suspects or vandals to the list Edit

How to add a new month Edit

Very simple, add the following (replace <month> and <year> with appropriate month and year):

==== <month> <year> ====
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
<new suspect/vandal...>
|}


How to add a new suspect Edit

Also easy to do. Just add the {{suspect}} template in the appropriate month/year at the top:

==== <month> <year> ====
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
{{suspect|<suspect user name>}} <optional comment>
<other suspects/vandals...>
|}

Note that underscores are helpful. If a user has a space in his name, it may cause problems with the template, but this problem should have been eliminated.


How to add a new vandal Edit

Also easy to do. Just add the {{vandal}} template in the appropriate month/year at the top:

==== <month> <year> ====
{| {{WoWWiki:Known vandals/Table}}
{{vandal|<vandal user name>}} <optional comment>
<other suspects/vandals...>
|}

Note that underscores are helpful. If a user has a space in his name, it may cause problems with the template, but this problem should have been eliminated.


Administrator-only actions Edit

When a user is marked as a vandal, an admin will investigate the claim (usually by reviewing the accused vandal's contributions) and follow the policy. This may include reverting acts of vandalism and informing the user on their talk page that they have been accused of vandalism, if their contributions don't seem to be overt vandalism.

In addition, admins can do a few things the average user cannot to deal with vandalism:

  • Use the [rollback] link to quickly revert vandalism (if it was the last edit on an article).
  • Use the Special:Blockip page to ban/block the user from editing for a period of time (based on policy).
  • Use the  move  tab in situations where a regular user might not be able to, to maintain the history of a vandalized article.
  • Use the  protect  tab to give a reprieve to a frequently vandalized article, assuming it doesn't undergo frequent necessary updates.

If a vandal has caused massive disruption, use the "if bot" link when reverting vandalism — it will cause the vandalism (and the rollback) to become tagged as a "bot edit" and hidden from the RC list by default.


Blocking a vandal Edit

After an admin has investigated they can ban/block the user according to policy by using the {{block}} template:

{{block|<blocked vandal user name>}} <optional comment> + <additional comment> + <ban time>


An admin may add some extra information when the block happens or at a later time such as ban/block time length, date/time of unblock or date/time when an unblock occured.

Adding block duration time/date
{{block|<blocked vandal user name>|time=<block time or unblock date/time>}}
Adding unblock time/date when or if block expires
{{block|<blocked vandal user name>|unblocked=<date/time when unblock occurred>}}

Making a suspect Edit

If the user subsequently contacts an admin with a reasonable explanation for the act (falsely accused, mistaken edit, misunderstood policy, etc.) and the admin is convinced the user has reformed or sufficiently explained their actions, the admin can use the {{suspect}} template to put then on a sort of probation (and clear the ban/block, if warranted):

{{suspect|<suspected vandal user name>}} <optional comment> + <additional comment>


Identifying fake spam cleaners Edit

Thanks to CJ for noticing these "sneaky bots".

Here are easy steps to identify fake spam cleaners:

  1. Go to the history page of the article that was supposedly cleaned.
  2. Click the left radio button next to the entry you think was the last non-spam edit (spammers usually have red user links, since they're not real users).
  3. Click the right radio button next to the entry of the "fake spam cleaner" edit.
  4. Click the "Compare selected versions" button.

If you see lots of spam remaining, this user is probably a "fake spam cleaner".

Put them on the vandals list!


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