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Copyright and CSDEdit

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

Independence of the wikisEdit

Because stewards haven't replied to my complaint about the absurd global block in more than two months it's necessary to bring the case here as a warning example. My block was set very rapidly without discussion and defying the INDEPENDENCE of hundreds of local wikis I've edited without problems. More information here: [1]. It is very strange that admins identify a "vandal" not until about 100 000 contributions (and hundreds of thanks). I've been one of the main categorizers here and main contributor at many wikis. Every wiki is able to decide independently who is a vandal without Meta-wiki. I have 12 600 Finnish proverbs waiting to be published and a lot of English, Estonian and Swedish ones, for example. Preventing this is worst kind of vandalism. Many wikis seem to have no progress recently, have missed thousands of useful edits, so the block damages the project. Wikis are for the people, not to worship a couple of too big Egos. Probably my IP will be locked again to hide more facts to come in publicity. - Risto hot sir --80.223.94.92 22:31, 27 October 2019 (UTC) - If I'm a vandal it's logical to mass revert all my edits. It would be interesting to see what happens then.--80.223.94.92 00:08, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

The stewards know what they are doing. Give it up and find another hobby. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:14, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Please block 135.180.76.76Edit

This user is recurring Thomas & Friends vandal:

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/135.180.76.76

--67.102.118.50 02:50, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

 Y Done. Blocked 135.180.76.76 for 1 day.--Jusjih (talk) 03:06, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Please re-block 135.180.76.76Edit

User is resumed with unproductive improper edits, re-doing, un-doing endlessly, etc.

https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Shining_Time_Station&diff=2692332&oldid=2692331

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Block both the vandal and this IP, for assuming the IP vandal has a personal medical condition without authentication. WikiLubber (talk) 11:39, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh, and not only do I recommend the IPs being blocked for no less than a year, but I also recommend Shining Time Station be protected for that same time period. WikiLubber (talk) 23:27, 30 October 2019 (UTC)
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You still cannot prove the IP is autistic. And do NOT impersonate my username by creating an account. That, too, is vandalism. Admins, I request WikiLumber be blocked infinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 03:12, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Jack Moore 1023Edit

Please block Jack Moore 1023 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) for personal attacks and editwar here. Thanks, --Janbery (talk) 16:05, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

WikiLumber sockpuppetsEdit

WikiLumber is at it again. It has created multiple accounts to try and evade its block:

WikiLubeElbowJack (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)
Buster Dave (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)
WikiBlabber (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)
They all have the same M.O. as WikiLumber, trying to impersonate yours truly, falsely accusing IP vandals of being autistic without proper authentication, etc., and now, welcoming its own sockpuppet accounts. I request these users be blocked infinitely, its talk page privileges are revoked, and its account creation is permanently disabled. WikiLubber (talk) 21:23, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Apparently, it does not seem to accept being blocked. It has created accounts known as WikiFlubber (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) and VerdeEsMovimento (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log), among other vandals, just to try and further its anti-autism agenda. I want that vandal banned for good. WikiLubber (talk) 01:10, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
It would be helpful if we had local check users on this project. GMGtalk 01:18, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
And the proper authorities dealing with this vandal. WikiLubber (talk) 01:21, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
We have yet another sockpuppet of WikiLumber: HolloweenWikipedian (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log). And even its last sockpuppet account: In the past, I was once a G00D account (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) was not repentant. It claims to be a good account, but it had been nothing more than a complete bully/troll since IP vandal 67.102.118.50 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log). I request that not only the sockpuppet(s) be blocked infinitely, but that all of its edit summaries and edits (from all of its accounts since the day it started as an IP vandal) be hidden. WikiLubber (talk) 01:45, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
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Another sockpuppet of WikiLumber: "W!kīLußßer (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log)". ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 07:19, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Please block all users in the category Suspected Wikiquote sockpuppets of WikiLumber. Thank you. ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 07:23, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Also, I suggest 96.72.190.34 be blocked of its avoidant vandalism from blocking WikiLumber. ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 07:32, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
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There goes another vandal of WikiLumber - Щ!к!Лцввея. ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 08:05, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Look at the category - a wholy new list has been provided. ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 12:16, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
I request that not only these accounts be blocked infinitely, but give full indefinite protection (not only from IPs, but all accounts) to the talk page of 135.180.76.76 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log). WikiLubber (talk) 14:43, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I think I've cleaned up the lion's share of the mess. GMGtalk 14:46, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
The vandal is at it again, trying to evade its block and accuse some IP vandals of being autistic without any hard, sufficient, irrefutable evidence. Among the accounts: AutismUser~l35.l80.76.76~SonicISP (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log), WlKlQuoteWelcomeScript.exe (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log). Someone find a way to prevent this vandal from ever vandalizing or making unsubstantiated accusations again. WikiLubber (talk) 23:34, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
@GreenMeansGo:New vandals: TheWellLikedArturoGustavo (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) and 止\禁用 135.一八口.76.76 止\禁用 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log). ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 23:37, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Canadian IP range creating new pages with no sources – thousands of editsEdit

Somebody using the Canadian IPs Special:Contributions/2001:569:7696:1700:0:0:0:0/64 has been creating a lot of new TV and film pages which are simply the top portion of Wikipedia articles ported over to Wikiquote, with the addition of unsourced quotes. A few of the pages could be supported by IMDb, but many contain a number of unsupportable quotes, or are entirely hopeless for sourcing. This person also adds unsourced quotes to existing articles. The focus is on children's fare, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 film) which was created two years ago by a proxy IP and then our Texas friend showed up to categorize it with a category he or she had created.

The person also creates categories which may be redundant to existing ones, or the categories may be too broad in scope.[2] This person often doesn't understand basic facts about the world, for instance classifying mice as rats.

The disruption has been going on since May 2018 under the current /64 range, but it started earlier, the earliest perhaps in July 2016 with Special:Contributions/2001:569:76D4:4800:0:0:0:0/64. Let's stop the damage so that the process of cleanup can be started. Binksternet (talk) 01:39, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Probably need someone who deals with pop culture topics, which is decidedly not me. @UDScott:? GMGtalk 15:06, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

User:Gogi Georg ReevesEdit

LTA, please block. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:44, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

 Y Globally locked. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:59, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

User:‎MorihammerEdit

Please block. 大诺史 (talk) 12:43, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

@大诺史:  Y Done GMGtalk 13:02, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

99.203.17.149Edit

Please block, blanking content from pages. Thanks. --Hasley (talk) 20:28, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

 Y Done GMGtalk 20:57, 9 November 2019 (UTC)