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Hi

Every few months, I go and check the Ctrl-Alt-Del Wiki because I know it regularly receives visits from vandals and has no administration team. Normally, I don't bother chasing the vandals and just fix their work because it seems to be a different person every time. However, this time there was one user who made multiple vandalizations several months apart and I was wondering if it was possible to shut him down

http://cad.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/CadFan

Also, there are multiple pages that have been created by these vandals and with no purpose or use for the rest of the wiki that could use deletion, all of which are very visible from the Recent Activity page as part of the "New Pages on this Wiki"

Is there someone who could help me out here? Thanks

-- forgottenlord 21:10, February 7, 2012 (UTC)

After looking further into details, it's become clear that CadFan does make irregular constructive contributions to the wiki, but for some reason opted to go on a small vandalism spree once. In consideration of this, I'm withdrawing my request for a ban for him and I'll talk with him directly. I could still use assistance on the deletions. --forgottenlord 21:29, February 7, 2012 (UTC)

You can report the vandalism to the VSTF here. --Dser (wall | email) 21:40, 2/7/2012
Be careful, sometimes a vandalism spree means the user has been hacked or has an easy to guess password. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8 Feb 2012 3:17 PM Pacific


Deleting dead wikis

can wikia just delete dead wikis   – A.r.s.h. (talkcontribs)
Yes, but that is an entirely different matter. It can be done with Special:Contact/general.
--Dser (wall | email) 23:23, 2/7/2012
Thanks --forgottenlord 23:25, February 7, 2012 (UTC)
The wiki has to be pretty dead for Wikia to delete it, though. They prefer having them adopted. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8 Feb 2012 3:17 PM Pacific

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