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This page exists to post alerts about any incidents of vandalism that are occurring, so that other users and administrators can more promptly respond to them. Wikiquote's definition of vandalism is the same as Wikipedia's and can be seen at w:Wikipedia:Vandalism.

Care should be taken before assuming an initial contribution is vandalism unless it's blatantly obvious the user knows what they're doing.

If the vandal is known to attack more then one language, or more then one Wikimedia wiki, it is recommended they also be noted on Vandalism reports in Meta or a global block be requested on Steward requests/Global.

Adding reportsEdit

It is recommended the following be done when adding a new report. Start a new section, give it a unique title (Usually the name of the offender), then list the accounts/IPs used, and their MO. The templates {{vandal}} or {{IPvandal}} can be used to give a number of links handy for dealing with vandals. Its use is {{vandal|NameOrIPOfTheVandal}}, where the text after the | is the IP/name, without the "User:" prefix. Also, for vandalic usernames that get blocked indefinitely, there exists a template {{indefblockeduser}}.

If you are reporting spam (commercial links posted to multiple pages), post about them in the section on spam.

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As spammers are one of the most common vandalisers, they have a separate section here.

 Y Blocked. ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
 Y Blocked. ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

General / MiscEdit


Request permablocking practically vandalized dozens, if not hundreds of articles by now. Illegitimate Barrister 05:40, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

 Y Done, by Miszatomic. -- Cirt (talk) 04:48, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Illegitimate Barrister 15:27, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
No worries, Illegitimate Barrister, -- Cirt (talk) 19:24, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Report 16-Feb-2017Edit

This user keeps vandalizing the Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith page by removing the dialogue between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. AdamDeanHall (talk) 00:01, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

This doesn't qualify as Vandalism in progress. There seem to be an ongoing dispute about a quote, which significantly exceeds Wikiquote:Limits on quotations. -- Mdd (talk) 00:11, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Agreed on both points. I also encourage AdamDeanHall to review the Quotability guideline on Length of dialogues. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:52, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Report 04-Feb-2015Edit

Abusive usernames. Sockpuppetry. MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:11, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

 Y Blocked. Kalki·· 15:22, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Funny names, made me chuckle. But, I'm glad he's blocked. The Wikiquote better for it. Illegitimate Barrister 03:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Vandalism. Sockpuppetry. MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:11, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

 Y Done, blocked. -- Cirt (talk) 02:11, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Report 05-May-2015Edit

Vandalism & test edits. Tiptoety talk 21:47, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

 Y Done, blocked. -- Cirt (talk) 00:59, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Report 09-May-2015Edit

Removing content. Matiia (talk) 20:47, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

 Y Done, blocked. -- Cirt (talk) 00:59, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Report 12-July-2015Edit

etc, etc. Unregistered user at above IP addresses continuously and repeatedly vandalizes The Legend of Korra by adding pages and pages of weird stuff and reverting edits any time it's fixed

Report 25-July-2015Edit

Unregistered user from the July 12 report appears to be up to their old tricks. On further examination, it looks like they're still going with the IP addresses that were reported on the 12th as well.

Report 14-August-2015Edit

He vandalized all the "Star Wars" pages by removing the lines, including the line from the 2004 DVD version of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. AdamDeanHall (talk) 14:20, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Report 22 August 2015Edit

2601:80:4103:1675:7032:1B57:8068:FA61 (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISRDNStraceRBLsblock userblock log): vandalism after final warning. --Rubbish computer (talk) 14:30, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Note: Probably classed as stale now as has not vandalized for 14 hours. --Rubbish computer (talk) 02:27, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

This IP is flooding Wikiquote's Recent changes with vandalism and creating numerous fake user pages with sock templates. I just asked stewards at IRC to temporarily block him, but it might take a while. ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:11, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

 Y Blocked. IP is blocked infinite, Mass deletion of pages added by -- Mdd (talk) 12:24, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Report 10-May-2015Edit

 Y Done, blocked. -- Cirt (talk) 00:59, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Report 07-Jul-2015Edit

 Y Done, blocked. – Illegitimate Barrister 04:52, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


Cross-wiki vandalism : advertising → [1]. --Do not follow (talk) 23:16, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, this has been  Y Done. The IP address is now locally blocked also, but a global lock would be better, I guess. -- Mdd (talk) 23:33, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Global lock done on Meta for three months by MF-Warburg. Thank you as well. --Do not follow (talk) 00:02, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Report 08-Sep-2015Edit (talk · contributions)Edit

Ralph LaytonEdit

  • Ralph Layton (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), so far I cannot find a single source of the quotes he added. -- Mdd (talk) 18:15, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
    • I'm afraid all his addition is a hoax. For example,Frances Cornford. Nor the book nor the publisher the database of the Library of Congress doesn't know. A similar service in Japan, CiNii Books doesn't know them either. Can anyone in the UK ask the same query on an equivalent reliable book catalogue in the UK? --Aphaia (talk) 18:38, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

I tried, and the sources do in fact exist! I have checked to see if they really do exist, and they do. The sources showed up, and I'm a bit confused as to why you did not find them. This is a friendly IP, who hates hoaxes, but this seems legit, folks. This seems to be a case of obscure sources, not vandalism, or a hoaxer. PS, could there be a auto-sign feature for IP addresses, or something? -- (talk) 18:58, 14 November 2015 (UTC)—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:01, 14 November 2015

  • What do you guys think to ask CU/Steward the underlying IP of the user in question? --Aphaia (talk) 19:08, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

What is going on? Why do you all think I'm a hoaxer or vandal, since I'm neither? If you can explain to me why you think that, I might understand, but as of now, I am confused. Ralph Layton (talk)

  • I reverted Frances Cornford (for reason, see its talk). For Ken Kutaragi has no reference in 2009 as claimed neither. Another prausible hoax. --Aphaia (talk) 04:06, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Thanks for your feedback. I rolled back all his contributions. If this continues this username should be permanently block. -- Mdd (talk) 12:06, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

IP vandal (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) For its continuous vandalism (prior to its one-hour blocking, which should have been infinite), creating phony user pages with gobbledygook, insulting users on their talk pages (see this link for proof), etc. I request that its block be extended to infinite, lest this continues. WikiLubber (talk) 05:09, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikiquote policy doesn't support an infinite block on IP addresses. Thank you for your understanding. --Aphaia (talk) 05:11, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
I can settle for 6 months. WikiLubber (talk) 05:13, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
  •  Y Done - Blocked by Miszatomic 07:56, November 15, 2015 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) Persistent vandalism. ~ DanielTom (talk) 00:47, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

 Y Blocked for one month. (Second block for this IP, which has been doing this for a month.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:31, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Wally in a WicketEdit

Vandalism only account. Seems to be that Willy on wheels guy... ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 11:57, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

  •  Y Done - blocked. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:17, 29 February 2016 (UTC)


Continued vandalism. Needs a long block (say 1 week?) ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:31, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

 Y Blocked for one year. This persistent long-term vandal known as the "Broadway Hoaxer" should be blocked on sight. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:58, 6 March 2016 (UTC)


Vandalism only account. Obviously you can tell from contribs. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:48, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

And probably associated: ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:52, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Done by Kalki, thanks! ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:57, 8 March 2016 (UTC)


Vandalism. Temporary block should fit. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:05, 22 March 2016 (UTC)


Vandalism only account. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:33, 22 March 2016 (UTC)


Vandalism. Temporary block should fit. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:55, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

 Y Done by Kalki. – Illegitimate Barrister, 20:41, 23 March 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) persistent vandalism. ~ DanielTom (talk) 08:54, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

 Y blocked. ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:02, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Special:Contributions/ (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) This user vandalized The Empire Strikes Back by reverting back to the 1980 version of the scene between Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. - AdamDeanHall (talk) 15:36, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Well, it was a 1980 film. I do not believe this is vandalism: the user has shown good faith by including both the original 1980 film and a later reedited DVD version in the article, which you reverted[2].

My own opinion is that I can see no good reason, in an article about the notable 1980 film, to pay any attention to tweaks in re-releases at all. This should be discussed in a civil manner without crying "vandalism". ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:53, 7 November 2016 (UTC) (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) keeps vandalizing The Black Cauldron (film)‎‎. ~ DanielTom (talk) 18:04, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

    •  Y Done IP blocked for six months Miszatomic (Talk) 20:47, 23 December 2016 (UTC)