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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.

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Please report vandalism by creating a new report by clicking one of the two buttons below. Be sure to include the username/IP address and the behavior that requires admin intervention.

New report 2020-10-5, 19:52Edit

A sockpuppet of Angelique Angie Davids. Block her infinitely and deny her talk page editing. DawgDeputy (talk) 19:53, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 03:06, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-10, 21:28Edit

I think User:Rupert loup should be blocked for a while. He keeps reverting and redirecting whole pages (e.g. Fatwa, Racism in the Arab world) and removes large parts of other pages without discussion (e.g. Joseph Goebbels, Hindu-Islamic relations). Maybe some content on the pages needs to be removed or improved, but this kind of extremely aggressive editing is disruptive. Also see Wikiquote:Administrators' noticeboard#Asking for an independent admin look. -- Chrisahn (talk) 22:00, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done Between questionable actions on the other thread and outright edit-warring just on Fatwa alone, he's not engaging in a collaborative spirit. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:51, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Justin. I was just about to write the comments that I'm adding below:

Rupert has made 5 reverts in less than 7 hours at Racism in the Arab world (see [1]), and edit-warring at Fatwa and many other articles. Last time he broke the 3RR rule was just some days ago as I noted here [2].

Rupert has shown extremely aggressive behaviour and abrasive edit-warring in recent days, and there were clear warnings given to Rupert loup:

--დამოკიდებულება (talk) 22:55, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-10, 23:03Edit

Presumably block evasion by User:Rupert loup (see above). Childish attacks on me, e.g. Special:Diff/2872508 and Special:Diff/2872503. If the vandalism persists, the IP probably should be blocked. Chrisahn (talk) 23:13, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 02:14, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-11Edit

Obvious block evasion by User talk:Xsaorapa used for vandalism and personal attacks. --დამოკიდებულება (talk) 11:55, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

I request this vandal be range-blocked.

Many of the IP socks use this range:

--დამოკიდებულება (talk) 19:37, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

Tokyo Metro 6000 seriesEdit

@Koavf: @UDScott: @Kalki: @Ningauble:

Tokyo Metro 6000 series (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

Completely ruined Ralph Breaks the Internet. I attempted to rename it to its original, but the vandal in question had already done the damage. I request that this vandal be banned for life, and all of its edits struck down as if they never existed. DawgDeputy (talk) 18:02, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
And the following IP only added to the problem:
2601:240:4180:6A50:C5AF:B46F:E2C:C8CD (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) DawgDeputy (talk) 18:02, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
I clicked on several edits from the IP and they seemed fine. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:27, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
But when it came to fixing Ralph Breaks the Internet, the IP added to the problem and by turning a blind eye. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:17, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, it did: I didn't see that. It's stale now but if the IP causes more problems, let me know. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:49, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-13, 23:08Edit

Posting unauthorized caricatures of real people, awarding false barnstars to administrators, block evasion, and likely spreading an agenda. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:46, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Not sure that this is vandalism as such so I've warned the user. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:01, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-14, 02:12Edit

Disruptive editing. Clearing the contents of the page.--Saroj Uprety (talk) 02:37, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:48, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-18, 08:34Edit

Spamming links to external sites--Saroj Uprety (talk) 08:35, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:57, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-19, 13:09Edit

Constantly changes the voice actors of the Winnie the Pooh series to a bunch of nonsense, depending on the Winnie the Pooh project. DawgDeputy (talk) 13:19, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

And the problem persists. I request immediate action be taken against this vandal and call pages this vandal vandalized be protected indefinitely. DawgDeputy (talk) 11:26, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-20Edit

Obvious block evasion by User talk:Xsaorapa. User is blocked on 3 wikipedias for personal attacks, hounding, harassment and socking.

Same spurious tag bombing, always with no rationale (apart from boilerplate edit summary), see also Talk:Rajendran Narayanan, while offering no rationale at all on the talkpage. That is disruptive.

I request this sock be range-blocked.

Many of the IP socks of Xsaorapa use the same IP range

დამოკიდებულება (talk) 07:08, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-20, 10:31Edit

Clearing the contents of the page. Spamming links to external sites.--Saroj Uprety (talk) 11:33, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-10-26, 18:48Edit

@UDScott: @Koavf: @Tegel: @Kalki: @Ningauble:

This sockpuppet IP consistently vandalizes Aladdin (1992 Disney film), and consistently lies about not doing it again. Plus, this IP tried to censor Snakes on a Plane without explanation. I request not only indefinite blocking, but revocation of editing talk pages. DawgDeputy (talk) 18:49, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

This IP is clearly ignoring our messages like before. DawgDeputy (talk) 19:05, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
I looked at several edits and they were actually constructive. I agree that the attempted censorship is not helpful and borderline vandalism (I don't think the intent is vandalism but the outcome is). Hence, indefinite block with talk page access revoked seems excessive. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:11, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
But the edits to Aladdin (1992 Disney film) was anything but constructive. Those unnecessary cast members the IP added were nothing but a hinderance and add nothing to the article. It had been a problem for the past two months. I know this IP will hop to another and do it again, so I recommend long-term protection of that article. DawgDeputy (talk) 23:04, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
Not every bad edit is "vandalism". Censoring content is definitely vandalism in its outcome, if not its intent but adding extraneous cast members is not "vandalism". I'm happy to protect the article and I'm happy that you're patrolling these pages but choosing one edit out of several that were constructive and mischaracterizing it as vandalism is not useful. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:21, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
Well, even though it was not vandalism, it was still extraneous and unnecessary, and I do believe there is such a thing as an edit that is neither vandalism nor good faith. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:09, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-11-16, 02:33Edit

@Saroj Uprety:
Clearly a remorseless sockpuppet of the following IPs (notorious for adding false categories and whatnot without explanation):
2601:240:4180:6A50:CCF:D7F9:78F1:FAB1‎ (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
2601:240:4180:6A50:60D9:CE91:D523:11E1 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
2601:240:4180:6a50:6940:a401:458b:539c (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
2601:240:4180:6A50:4939:AA83:4CA2:E97D (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
And it only gets worse. When these IPs are not adding nonsense categories, they also add nonsense members of the cast, particularly in films involving Patrick Warburton.
And I chose not to give the new sockpuppet IP a warning, lest the IP send an inadequate apology for the IP's history of vandalism. The IP vandal is beyond redemption. I request a global range block against this vandal and denial of access to talk pages, and indefinite protection of all pages they touched. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:38, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
IPs blocked, no rangeblock, no protections The IPs were obviously most disruptive (tho there were some good edits in there). re: rangeblock: what range? How to do it? re: Protections: that's a lot of overhead for a lot of one-off edits (e.g. Courteney Cox). If someone else wants to do the other two tasks, God bless you but it's not something I can take on now. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:06, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
2601:240:4180:6A50:3551:B917:4BCD:938A‎ (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
Another sockpuppet. This has to stop. Protect all those pages for no less than a year. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:12, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
What is the vandalism? This is not vandalism, nor is this. You have to be more helpful here @DawgDeputy:. You have written several poorly-formatted reports that require myself or other admins to do more forensics than are necessary and you make some exceptional demands on us as well. While in general, you are helpful here, posting "[x] is a vandal" is not helpful unless it is obvious that all of his edits are vandalism. As of now, I don't see any vandalism and this IP has made over 100 edits. You have clearly seen some diffs that you think constitute vandalism so go ahead and show me which ones they are. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:43, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
This is vandalism. The vandal believes that Ming-Na Wen did Mulan's singing voice, but it was only done by Lea Salonga. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:45, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
And it even made false death threats towards me on its talk page and falsely claims it is an administrator. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:47, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
And the IP is clearly mocking me on the talk page. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:56, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
And it gets worse from here. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:59, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Plus, the IP never signs. DawgDeputy (talk) 21:00, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
And Tigger in a Phineas & Ferb project?! What is going on in this IP's head?! DawgDeputy (talk) 21:03, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Being mistaken is not vandalism nor is not signing talk pages but violent threats are 100% totally unacceptable and have been reported to the WMF. Additionally, you have clearly demonstrated that some of these edits are inserting false information. Thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:44, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
My pleasure. And I apologize for going a bit overboard, calling wrong edits/not signing vandalism. I should have used the term "problematic", since those edits were neither vandalism nor good faith. Just somewhere in between. DawgDeputy (talk) 00:04, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
And since that user's threats were reported to the WMF, hopefully that user will never return. DawgDeputy (talk) 00:08, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
Glad to have you around. Thanks again. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:22, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-11-26, 03:56Edit

Vandalism. Mtarch11 (talk) 03:58, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done. — this account has been permanently blocked. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 04:38, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-11-30, 12:01Edit

Persistent Vandalism on Joe Biden and Christian Drosten.- Akhiljaxxn (talk) 12:08, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

 Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 12:29, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-12-7, 02:47Edit

Vandalism つがる (talk) 02:47, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done DannyS712 (talk) 03:52, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-12-10, 16:16Edit

They harrassed 2603:6080:a608:500:c4a7:879:c426:975b for being constructive. 16:18, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

The anon IP I initially blocked (2603:6080:A608:500:C4A7:879:C426:975B (talk · contributions) exhibited some standard trolling and vandal behavior, with their very first edit summary stating: "This is an edit you cannot and will not revert!" The content of the pages were moved to titles not matching the corresponding Wikipedia pages, and I restored them to the standard matching titles. I just happened to check in again just moments after the IP became active, and noted the remarks on my talk page, but other apparent trolling activity, including the remarks here prompted me to block that IP. I did restore some of the very slight formatting improvements to one of the pages, made by the previous IP prior to one of the page moves, but rejected the non-standard coloration of text and non-standard page moves. I was only very briefly checking in, and will not be able to stick around long. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 16:37, 10 December 2020 (UTC) + tweaks

New report 2020-12-14, 16:16Edit

Obvious block evasion by User talk:Xsaorapa who is blocked on wikiquote. User is blocked on at least 3 wikipedias for personal attacks, hounding, harassment, blp violations and socking, and pov-pushing antisemitic conspiracy theories about 9/11, neocons or the mossad.

I request this sock be range-blocked.

Many of the IP socks of Xsaorapa use the same range

The whole range is blocked on wikipedia as a blocked open proxy.

Another one

New report 2020-12-14, 15:45Edit

Incorrect edits, moving user pages, recreating deleted user pages. Clearly not here to help. Also, vandalism in other wikis.—Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:59, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

Still ongoing vandalism.—Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 17:39, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
 Y Done by ~riley DannyS712 (talk) 04:18, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-12-14, 18:40Edit

Vandalism-only account. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 19:19, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done by ~riley DannyS712 (talk) 04:18, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-12-20, 00:16Edit

@Saroj Uprety:

Filing a false report against Kalki, asking meaningless questions, taunting others, and harassment, among other things. DawgDeputy (talk) 00:25, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

And please strike all of this IP's edit summaries, as they are completely inappropriate (in fact, strike their edits completely and make it look as if the IP never existed). DawgDeputy (talk) 00:28, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
I want to chime in and add that this vandal is probably a weird troll, but their edits are all completely inappropriate and constitute vandalism. The anonymous user also posted an implied threat on my talk page that I copied and pasted in a notice about this I put on UDScott's talk page. --AC9016 (talk) 00:44, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
The blocking process is done. There is still the matter of striking the user's inappropriate edit summaries. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:16, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
I've hidden the ones that seemed inappropriate. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:33, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
There are a LOT of inappropriate edit summaries, including embarassing, phony love confessions. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:58, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Fine, I've hidden that one too - although I considered that to be more amusing than inappropriate. Let me know if there are others to which you object. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:09, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Amusing? It was humiliating, as was the summary in the link. DawgDeputy (talk) 16:12, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-12-20, 01:00Edit

@Saroj Uprety:

Randomly posts caricatures to further an agenda, files false reports, calls admins "useless", and mocks my name. This user must be blocked indefinitely, and all of its edits be stricken from the record.

And it is a sockpuppet of vandal Oohtqejjhh. DawgDeputy (talk) 01:30, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
Again, when you block this user, also strike all of the user's edits, as well as the edits of its original account. I do not want any trace of it left. DawgDeputy (talk) 01:40, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
The blocking process is done. There is still the matter of striking the user's inappropriate edits. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:16, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
The user should also be denied talk page access, permanently. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:59, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
I have permanently blocked the account as primarily engaged in vandalism and trolling, and likely one of the long-term vandals here who quite wrongly perceive it to be an admirable thing to engage in infantile behaviors. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 21:05, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
And now the vandal is back in the form of Diasmanozy. I request it be blocked and all of its edits be stricken as if nothing happened.
Diasmanozy (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) DawgDeputy (talk) 22:19, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
 Y Done by someone else. Thanks, Double D. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:31, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
If that vandal ever returns, I recommend that user be blocked globally. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:22, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
That's work for stewards. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:29, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

New report 2020-12-25, 10:48Edit

In this article he has removed multiple paragraphs. 2405:204:5403:D371:C804:6E8A:A208:4C22 10:55, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

This seems simply an editorial dispute, with the paragraphs moved from the "Kafir" page to "People of the Book" page. It does not seem to be an act of deliberate vandalism. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 11:02, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
She/He has removed matter from the People of the Book article also
The removal which is apparent in the recent edit there was simply a removal of a duplicated entry of Surah 98. ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 11:22, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

New report 2021-01-10, 19:58Edit


Filing a false report and feeble excuses in an attempt to evade an inevitable block. DawgDeputy (talk) 20:00, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Seems like he did a dumb joke but I don't think this is indicative of future vandalism. Seems fairly one-off. I say let sleeping dogs lie. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:20, 12 January 2021 (UTC)