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Vandalism reports
Before reporting, please take note of the following premises:
Most Wikimedia wikis are able to deal with vandalism on their own. This page is intended only for certain reports
Reporting requirements
  • The username(s) or IP address(es) of the offenders.
  • A description of their vandalism (spamming, adding junk, removing legitimate text, etc), preferably with diffs to examples.
  • The Wikimedia wikis affected.
  • Suggestions for monitoring strategies, blocks etc.

When reporting please use informative headings like:

=== username(s), IP address ===
*{{luxotool|IP address}} <!-- for IP addresses -->
*{{sultool|Username}} <!-- for usernames -->
Description, evidence, diffs, etc. --~~~~
Note on spam
  • If the spamming is cross-wiki, malware sites, repeated or severe, please report it to the spam blacklist.
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Current cross-wiki vandalism[edit]

Please place new reports at the top of this section. Thank you.[edit]

  • [cross-wiki-contribs]IP inforobtex[gblock] cross-wiki user page vandalism on multiple occasions, sockpuppet of Antiagagrabben and other blocked accounts and IP addresses including and Peter James (talk) 21:00, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for reporting. -- Tegel (Talk) 21:25, 27 August 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for the report. -- Tegel (Talk) 17:34, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

promo pushing Brandon Richardson[edit]


IPv4 address:

IPv6 addresses, all from 2602:30a:2e55:c520::/64 range:

These accounts and IP addresses have been used (most of them solely) to promote the actor Brandon Richardson cross-wiki since March this year, flagging it as a featured article on pt:wiki ([1]), and referring to the non-existant English article as the source for translation (e.g. [2]). Some of the accounts have been blocked on one or two wikis already, because of being a "Brandon Richardson vandal" ([3]), for block evasion and/or referring to en:User:Danny.ESQ ([4], [5]; Danny.ESQ was blocked in 2012 for the same reasons), or generally using multiple accounts already ([6], [7] **, [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16]). One of the accounts was blocked just yesterday (**) but I wasn't sure of any follow-up. With kind regards — Mar(c). 07:47, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Since 2012 actually: w:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Danny.ESQ/Archive. --Glaisher (talk) 08:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I mentioned that link too. The accounts and IPs listed all edited/created the current articles (cross-wiki) and the wikidata entry d:Q15980114, but there's the obvious duck connection indeed. With kind regards — Mar(c). 09:42, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Significant issue, all aligned accounts from my investigation, with links being added to programs/movies/etc. Should all be deleted IMNSHO and I have started some of that notification. I also see these accounts that are aligned

 — billinghurst sDrewth 01:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Articles at WPs


Previously deleted at WPs


 — billinghurst sDrewth 01:23, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Also suspected editing accounts

which participated in deletion conversations at w:en:Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Log/2014_August_2#Prince Richardson

The article was also deleted in May following a AfD on frwiki (fr:Discussion:Brandon Richardson/Suppression). Litlok (talk) 10:31, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Articles have continued to be recreated, in same name or now with a slight variation. New account Don718. IP addresses blocked, title blacklist to be put in place, and watchers for small wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:10, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
@Bsadowski1: --Rschen7754 16:37, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Long-term, recurrent vandalism[edit]

None currently listed; See the archives