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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.

Yes check.svgY Blocked. ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:56, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

General / MiscEdit


Eleanor FarjeonEdit

Extensively vandalised by an account and an IP (presumably the same person). Neither has any other edits.--Abramsky (talk) 12:49, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

I reverted subsequent vandalism and sent user warnings. If this continues there will be blocks. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:21, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
The IP is still at it! [1]--Abramsky (talk) 13:14, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Nonsense articlesEdit

Several nonsense articles have been created by IPs and I have flagged them.--Abramsky (talk) 12:44, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done - I've deleted said articles. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:09, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Vandal Mukburger 3Edit

Mukburger 3 (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) really needs to be banned. ~ Daniel Tomé (talk) 00:03, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Globally locked by the steward User:Tegel. Sock locked, IP globally blocked (also by Tegel). PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:35, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

IP keeps creating nonsense pages and stated that he just wants to "vandalize wiki quote". His IP needs to be blocked. ~ Daniel Tomé (talk) 23:02, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Globally locked by the steward PeterSymonds, see also here. -- Mdd (talk) 00:03, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
FYI, there are significant technical and practical differences between a "global lock" on an named account and a "global block" on an IP address. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:10, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks my mistake, there is a global block on the ip-adress (for 31 hours, see also here). -- Mdd (talk) 15:23, 26 February 2013 (UTC)


Repeatedly replaces pages with nonsense.--Abramsky (talk) 20:47, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I gave a last warning -- Mdd (talk) 20:50, 8 April 2013 (UTC) PS On 5 April 2013 I already blocked this anonymous users for 3 days.
This is a recuring pattern of vandalism that has been going on for a couple years. I generally block the IP for a month, on sight and without warning. This "Broadway vandal" seldom uses the same IP address for very long, but blocks do seem to give temporary relief. ~ Ningauble (talk) 23:05, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Done Ok thanks. after new vandalism I have blocked this ip adress for a month. -- Mdd (talk) 10:39, 9 April 2013 (UTC)



Yes check.svgY Done - sorry I had stepped away for a bit for work. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:48, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
please disable talk page access. --~~Goldenburg111 21:18, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

IP (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISRDNStraceRBLsblock userblock log) This user keeps removing the lines I added on the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back page. AdamDeanHall (talk) 15:34, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I could be mistaken, but this appears to be no ordinary vandalism, but a difference of opinion. In this case you should first try to discuss these things. -- Mdd (talk) 16:49, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I believe that AdamDeanHall is correct - the changing (or sometimes removal) of lines of dialogue from the film appear to be incorrect. I believe that the version of the lines that AdamDeanHall is trying to preserve are the right ones. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:59, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
I've undone the changes and semi-protected the page. ~ UDScott (talk) 17:01, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks UDScott, could you check the other contributions as well, which might be just as doubtful. -- Mdd (talk) 19:11, 24 February 2014 (UTC) (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISRDNStraceRBLsblock userblock log) This user has also removed the lines I added on the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace page and replaced them with new unapproved quotes. AdamDeanHall (talk) 21:23, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

He has also vandalized the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith page by removing the Galactic Empire dialogue. AdamDeanHall (talk) 22:10, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Done ip address blocked for 1 month. -- Mdd (talk) 23:30, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

IP (talkcontribsdeleted contribsWHOISRDNStraceRBLsblock userblock log)

Adding nonsense onto talk pages and ignoring warnings. --Mr Wiki Pro (talk) 00:32, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done ip address blocked for 1 month. -- Mdd (talk) 00:35, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

User: Steve Hand JobsEdit

Steve Hand Jobs (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) He's vandalizing several pages or removing content --Nastoshka (talk) 12:33, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done I've removed some of his pages he created. User has been blocked by UDScott --Miszatomic (talk) 12:29, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 13:32