Vandalism 1: 184.108.40.206 Three times modified another user's user page (which is strictly forbidden in the Asphalt Wiki Code of Conduct) and once the Asphalt Wiki Code of Conduct was replaced with spam. Also refuses to follow the guidelines of language selection outlined in the Asphalt Wiki Code of Conduct quite frequently.
Vandalism 2: 220.127.116.11 Once modified another user's user page and once the Asphalt Wiki Code of Conduct was replaced with spam. Additionally a page (titled "Admins") was created with some dubious content. Might be a sock puppet for 18.104.22.168 (as both of them consider themselves to be self-proclaimed kings), but in any case this anonymous (Mexican?) user also refuses to follow the guidelines of language selection outlined in the Asphalt Wiki Code of Conduct.
Spammer: 22.214.171.124 Replaced a content of a page with spam.
There aren't any active admins in Asphalt Wiki, so if you could (again) look to Asphalt Wiki and impose some sanctions, that would be highly appreciated, as it seems that some of those IP:s are indeed used again.
Just a question, I don't understand the vandalism on Lostpedia FR. What is the finality of that type of vandalism : creation of fake users with of lot of text, or creation of page with just "hfjdh", for example.
I'd say that there isn't really something like a "finality of a type of vandalism", though in general, blanking content, inserting gibberish, and creating nonsense pages can be considered vandalism/spam (depending on the actual content).
Hi Lostris. It's me, Mystic Orb from Sonic News Network. Apparently, Sonic News Network is being vandalised again by the user of Muslim-Drones7 and it's quite obvious that he's a sockpuppet of the vandal of a previous incident. And as sad as it may be again, there are no administrators online.
I'm sorry about the extremely late response to this message, it seems to have slipped underneath my radar.
Are you still having this issue? If so, could you please provide me with the block ID? Then I can see why your IP has been blocked. In general, when this occurs, it means that either you have vandalised/spammed yourself (which is generally not the case if you're surprised to find yourself blocked ^^") or your IP has been used by someone else who spammed/vandalised. In the last case, depending on what kind of vandalism/spam was done via that IP, the block can be lifted. However, I can't do much without a block ID to see which IP we're talking about.
Hi Lostris, I see you are helping deal with the current spammers right now. It might be good idea to see which are hitting the temporary filter I made here so you can phalanx them too, then maybe add the keywords to the phalanx mechanism. Just a heads up.
Hello, I am the administrator and founder of the small "TARP wiki" and one of my favorite things to do when I have spare time at my school is to work on my wikia, but today I noticed that the IP address of my school had been involved in a wikia-wide block, so that even when signed in I cannot make any changes.
It said that the block was preformed by this user, so when I got home I decided to bring it up with you. Now I do not know if any exceptions can be made to this block, such as allowing signed in users to edit the wikia, or exempting the wikia itself from the block (we do not receive any vandalism because we are so small so this would not cause any issues) but if you could I would like you to please make the necessary changes
After talking it over with the rest of VSTF and Staff, we have come to the conclusion to lift the IP block since your edits have indeed been good and we'd like to give you the change to continue working on your wiki. It is never our intention to block good users from editing. However, I hope that you will understand that if this IP is involved again in more advertisement spam, we will be forced to reinstate the ban, which will apparently also affect you. I hope this will not occur in the future, but if it does, I already apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you very much, I do hope that nobody else at the IP address will abuse editing privileges, and if it does happen again I am glad to at least have a better understanding of the circumstances and will be content working only at home.
Once again thank you very much
I wanted to tell you this a while back actually. Congrats! in the short time I've known you I've been able to see that you are always willing to help anyone and you are always around helping to undo vandalism on a lot of wikis. I think you will do a great job as a VSTF!
I don't think so. It's just quite a common way to build up a profile template -or at least from what I've seen :-) Though even if he did, it would be okay (if he would adapt the information for obvious reasons). From personal experience, I know that many people who are not good wit coding tend to "borrow" the codes from templates that they've seen somewhere and adapt it to fit their own needs. I've done so many a times before and have known people who've done the same to me. In the end, I chalk that up to "Wikians helping each other out". But I thank you for the question and the concern :-)
He couldn't have blocked you for that. He claims copyright on something he doesn't have it in the first place. Even if he would've contacted Wikia, there is nothing that they would've done. He is right that it is the nice thing to do to ask for permission before using someone else's coding, but even if you wouldn't, there is nothing that really can be done about it. Besides, not all similarities are the result of "stealing" code. As you yourself pointed out, my and his profile look similar, but I've never seen him around and I doubt that he has copied me. It's just a common profile look. I wouldn't even know whom to credit if I wanted to.
As for your question whether or not he has a problem with you, only he can answer that.
Per what JosophHawk said. There isn't really something that you can do to speed up the process. Personally, I'd advice you to just wait. They'll get to your request and you will definitely hear back from them at due time. However, if you start "stalking" them, I'd reckon that to have an adverse effect on your chances to get accepted. Either way, good luck :-)