Wikiquote:Vandalism in progress/Archive/1

General / MiscEdit (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) has executed two separate sessions of vandalism: one on 12 March on List of films (which I reverted), and a set of three (so far) on Main Page (which Dabbler has been quickly and conscientiously reverting). This user has made no other contributions. Can we block them for 24 hours and post a warning, like on Wikipedia, or are we not yet that prepared to fight persistent vandalism? — Jeff Q (talk) 02:26, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

As you probably noticed, I had seen the problem and blocked the user just a few minutes before you posted this. This level of spam is something I do respond to with blocks as soon as possible. ~ Kalki 05:18, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Ass pus vandalEdit

The ass puss vandal (In other names) was a cross project vandal known as the Pelican shit vandal on the WikipediA, and other names elsewhere. One of his vandalism methods was to use raw HTML code to position a luridly colored text box with obscene text at the top of the page.

latest at the bottom

22 Apr 2005, He's at it again in the Television Shows section.

Beano2 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
18 Apr 2005 (UTC), Blocked for 24 hours per Wikiquote:Blocking policy. Notice posted on user's Talk page. by Jeff Q (talk) 01:47, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Beano4 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

08:04, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC), Blocked indefinitely by Aphaia 08:56, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Marcus_Aspus (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
08:04, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC), 24 hours blocking by Aphaia 08:28, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Plaid_Petunia (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
08:29, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC), 24 hours blocked by Aphaia
Mangananna (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
("Butt crusties") , Blocked indefinitely by Aphaia 09:25, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Duke_of_Puke (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
Blocked indefinitely by Brion VIBBER, 24 Apr.
Clinton_Bilgepump (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
Blocked indefinitely by Jeffq, 25 Apr. jni 07:58, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Netoholic (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
Blocked indefinitely by Jeffq, 25 May 2005.
Unblocked by me. Account has been assigned to w:User:Netoholic, a legitimate Wikipedian, by developers. Very first edit in contributions is by vandal, others should be by real Netoholic. jni 08:46, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Aphaïa (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) [note umlaut]
Blocked indefinitely by Jeffq on 25 May 2005.
Gurnig (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)
Blocked indefinitely by Aphaia 02:44, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Image uploaded by this account is deleted.

Harry_S (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) MosheZadka 10
18, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
NugNummz (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) --Aphaia 04
04, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Shuxlo (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) --Aphaia 9 July 2005 05
25 (UTC)
Putzmeister (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 07
45, 10 July 2005 (UTC)
Blocked by Aphaia and Sams (info added ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 10:08, 10 July 2005 (UTC))
Fukt_Duk (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 03
18, 31 July 2005 (UTC)
Blocked by me. Unsure I undid everything correctly — anyone who can look through the history and confirm would be appreciated. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 03:18, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

User: (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) - getting rid of quotes from some painters' article, already noticed with {{test}} & {{WQisnot1}} (typical editing pattern is found at Leonardo Da Vinci - erases all quotes and left only biography). But this anon did at least one legitimate submission to Frida Kahlo, unless it is a hoax. So currently no blocking is placed on this address. --Aphaia 00:59, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

GreenBalls (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

Uploaded obscene picture, sticks it on various pages. MosheZadka 07:25, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

New twist from User:BeanGlueEdit

I just stopped another "pelican shit" vandalism from BeanGlue (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log), but I'm having problems reverting the vandalism. Image:WikiThanks.png is being used to insert a rude comment into Aphaia's signatures, especially on new-user greetings, but the edit histories of the pages that include that link show only Aphaia's edits, not any from BG. There are some current performance problems, too, so I can't be sure the histories are being accurated queried from the database, but I'm concerned that the PS vandal has found a way to insert data into the database without it being reflected in page histories. This would render the standard reversion tools useless. We'd either have to revert legitimate edits or manually edit each instance to remove the vandal content. Either way, the page histories would make it look like Aphaia (and anyone else PS targets) is exceptionally rude, because the edits look atomic. I need help on this. — Jeff Q (talk) 21:20, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Sc & ScxxEdit

Sc (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) & Scxx (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) made spams on their own user talk. From its content, both accounts seems to belong to one person supposedly. I think it is on a bad faith ("If I put spams on my talk, then they can't remove it!") and therefore those accounts deserved to permanent ban like other intentional registered vandals. But I want to listen to others. --Aphaia 03:28, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wikiquote doesn't allow spam anywhere for any reason. There's a cross-project ban on advertising, if I'm not mistaken, so I feel we're on solid ground to edit out or speedy-delete such stuff. — Jeff Q (talk) 07:18, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I would have liked so, on a same ground; even talk we may not allow such content. I support heartfully those speedy deletion of Jeffq.--Aphaia 07:45, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC) (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

See contributions. Somewhat random and not very persistent. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 27 June 2005 07:34 (UTC)

Latest instance of vandalism occured after 2 warnings, so I've blocked this IP address for 1 week and left a message about this on its talk page. It is used by, an educational institution in Western Australia, so it's probably a dynamic IP. — Jeff Q (talk) 27 June 2005 09:35 (UTC) (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

She keeps making major reorganizations that we are supposed to look through to make sure no harm was done, when she consistently violated the trust in the past. I request that she will be blocked for a long time (a month). It is too draining to the project to have to consistently debate or revert her. I have given up all hope of trying to communicate with her how to work within wikiquette. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 7 July 2005 14:46 (UTC)


Ankur (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) - blanking vandalism. --Aphaia 8 July 2005 03:11 (UTC)

Report from metaEdit

A report concerning Wikiquote is found on meta:[1]

Related pages:

Thank you for your attention. --Aphaia 21:01, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

These seem to have been restored. The page needs further work though. ~ Kalki 21:29, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Racist RemarksEdit

The user (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) has vandalized the Family Guy page several times and replaced it with racist remarks and other assorted garbage. I think he needs to be blocked since he is not stopping.

The IP address has been blocked for one week because of repeated vandalism. ~ Kalki 02:34, 16 September 2005 (UTC)


Advertisements of GordonWattsDotCom's activism have been posted along with at least two quotations on the page for quotes on Abortion. One quotation (listed at the bottom of that page) does not seem a valuable or appropriate inclusion into a list of quotations, but is rather an interview segment that seems it was listed simply in order to credit himself. In case of the latter, the credit reads,

Attorney Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, answering a member of the audience, when she visited Florida State University on 03 April 1996, in a lecture series. Context: FSU student, Gordon Watts, who later gained fame in his close 4-3 split decision to save Terri Schiavo, (and doing better than Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, who lost the same case in a 7-0 shutout at the Florida Supreme Court), asked a question from the audience, as quoted in The Register, 4/3/1996

, and the opportunity was taken to link to two websites about Gordan Watts.

GordonWattsDotCom has posted a similar advertisements of his activism on a different issue on the talk page for said list of quotes. Under the "Links" heading, half of one of his entries is:

Also, mediation has stalled on the Terri Schiavo page. Uncle Ed has made some progress, but this URL might be relevant: Your voice needs to be heard, here is practicable in your schedule of things. Buckle up, and be safe in your travels, and have a nice day.--GordonWattsDotCom 14:59, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Under of "Block instead of freeze" on the same talk page, he ends his post with this:

In closing, thank you for having kept up to date on all the issues and controversies on the Abortion page here, especially since you do in fact have many more responsibilities here at Wikiquote, but are unpaid. If it is any consolation, I too was unpaid for over a year, while I fought in court for Terri Schiavo's life, and I almost won my case, doing better than the Governor, but guess who got paid more?
The Search engines also show of my encounter with Clinton appointee, Judge Whittemore -in Federal Court -another case, like the one above:
"Well, I feel guilty for talking so much and bragging, but I wanted to reassure you that you are not the only person who is trying to better the world on your own personal & unpaid time. I really lost a lot (financially and emotionally) when I took time off from work (my active job search, in this case). Well, I guess that's all I have to say: I am sorry I couldn't help more, but I tried my best, and I am sure you all will take care of things when I have moved on to other things, like personal responsibilities (cleaning my room) or getting a job.--GordonWattsDotCom 01:36, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

The statements quoted here were unnecessary, off-topic and completely beside the points, as reading of the statements to which he responded will reveal.

Wikiquote's descriptions of itself seem to indicate that it's intended for something else than spam postings. (By Dr. K)

First of all, nothing of the sort is "in progress": Gordon has not edited Wikiquote for a few weeks now. If you feel there is irrelevant content, you can trim it down and move the bulk of it to the talk page. As for going off-topic on talk pages, this is certainly discouraged but allowed: everyone here has gone off on a tangent, I believe, once in a while. Calling this (or even adding what seemed to be at the very least tangentially relevant information) to the Abortion page "vandalism" is probably inadvisable, and needlessly insulting. While Gordon made some controversial edits, on the whole he has done much to remain civil and he attempted to contribute. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:27, 16 November 2005 (UTC)


A user logged in as "DragonEff (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)" added a long list of links to about 20 pages. It appeared that they just went up the recent changes page and did a paste to the end of each page. I fixed the pages in question but thought the sysop might like to look at this user. He also created a page named Dragona with the same list of links that should probably be removed.--Sasquach 03:18, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

This was dealt with. ~ Kalki

Spam from (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log): it is apparently spams, imo. I'll list it on m:Spam blacklist. Please revert it. Thanks. --Aphaia 02:51, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Please correct me if I am wrong (I'm new here) but (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) seems to be in the process of vandalizing (search engine spamming?) several pages right now (00:00, 31 May 2005). The result is pages filled with links to, such as the page I had just finished updating:

Since I am new here (first update today), I am posting here to let the professionals take over. Also, I don't know how to revert their changes.

Thank you for your notice, it's spamming exactly. I'll care for those vandalized pages. Enjoy --Aphaia 00:48, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

Sorry1159 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) and Sorry1252 (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

Spammer. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 4 July 2005 08:05 (UTC)

Dnm (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

Spammer ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 4 July 2005 09:59 (UTC) (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

Spammer. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 5 July 2005 09:23 (UTC) (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)Edit

Spammer, reverted once on Mitch Hedberg ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 6 July 2005 14:55 (UTC)

User: (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) spam vandal, reverted once ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 8 July 2005 06:21 (UTC)

User: (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) - spammer (reverted by anon) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 04:46, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

User: Edit (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log) spammer, spammed a few pages, reverted by Jeff Q and me ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 04:58, 12 July 2005 (UTC)