Hello, I'm Hazel. I am a user of the SurvivalCraft Official Wiki. It is nice to meet you! :)
This message is concerning the recent event in which, according to one of the users, you blocked the entirety of the SurvivalCraft Official Wiki community for spam.
I am rather confused for the reason for this, as spam has been low in the past few weeks or so. Any spam that does appear is found as soon as possible, and immediately terminated by our main admins ChartreuseNarwhal and Stanimus.
One of the users sent a complaint to wikia staff regarding the block, and it is now reversed. Although, I would appreciate a valid reason for why this occurred, so it can be verified whether the block was fair or not.
I believe ChartreuseNarwhal would also like to speak to you about this, so you may also receive a message from her.
As far as I know, I have never been on the wiki that you linked. Could you please provide a more direct link to either the user I may or may not have wrongfully blocked or could you explain the specific instance (like when did it occur? What was it about? Perhaps a link if one is available. Do you also happen to have the block ID of the user in question?)? I'm more than happy to explain any of my actions, but in this case, I have no idea what you're referring to, sorry.
In this post, he explains how you blocked every member of the SC wikia for "spam".
I have not had the time to look into it myslef, as I am very busy with the wiki.
I was very upset to hear that someone could have targeted us for no reason. I am very devoted to the SC Wiki, and I and all of the other users care for it very well. We maintain a spam free, friendly environment.
I'm not saying that you did anyting, I would just like to know what is going on...
Rest assured that no one was targeting your wiki and the block was not made against that user, he just seems to have been an unfortunate side effect, sort of speak. After perusing your wikis phalanx triggers, I discovered that Plant Champion uses the same IP as someone who was blocked on Community Central for spam. As such, Plant Champion cannot edit via that IP either, even though he was not the one triggering the block.
That said, I want to emphasise that Plant Champion -or anyone else on your wiki for that matter- was not targeted. It was just an unfortunate side effect of the global IP block caused by spammer.
Since it is now apparent that a good user is prevented from editing, I will remove the IP block, which should resolve all of Plant Champion's issues. However, if that IP would ever be used again to spam, it will likely be blocked again.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but I'm glad this could be resolved.
It's all good. I can see where the confusion comes from, so don't worry about it. When in doubt, just ask. Generally, things will work themselves out that way. Glad it was a relatively easy fix. Good luck with your wiki!
Vandalism 1: 22.214.171.124 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: 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 (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: 184.108.40.206 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!