Messaging on behalf of Wilesjeffery2152, who can't do it himself due to an IP block. We had some vandalism on several wikis and requested an IP block on the culprit, then found out afterwards that it had been Wiles' brother using a different computer from the same household. He's not sure if you can do anything about the situation, but he'd like the IP block removed now that the one responsible has been dealt with.
Could you provide me with the block ID? Also, when and where was this block requested? As generally, global blocks aren't placed based on request but a necessity. Especially since the "it was my sibling"-excuse is like a knee-jerk defense for many.
Finally got it. the ID is 193622, made at 8:00 on May 16. Likely by Per Ankh on the Warehouse 13 Artifact Database wiki. And we're inclined to believe his excuse as he is, awkwardly enough, our wiki's founder and has been contributing for a few years. He only found out about his brother after the block was put in place.
I have lifted the IP block this time. Do note that if this happens again, the block will be reinstated, as it's not the idea that people will create several accounts to vandalize and hope that the IP won't be blocked because there is at least one good account using that same IP as well.
A local administrators blocked, though I cleaned up the residual vandalism. For future references, it's always better to report things like this on the VSTF Wiki. I was still asleep when you left me this message, though the VSTF is a rather international team, spanning a lot of different time zones, so chances are someone else would've noticed and taken care of it sooner :-)
I saw that you deleted some articles in the greek Uncyclopedia "Frikipedia". Could you just delete the following articles?
ΠανιώνιοςWindows UselessΦρικηπαίδεια:Αλμανάκ/Δεκέμβριος 10ΒουλγαρίαOzzy OsbourneΓφδΕντωμεταξύνομαιΧωρίς ΕσέναΝτόναλντ ΝτακΡίτσαρντ ΦέινμανΜατάνεςΑγγλίαΑΤΙ (Άλλοεγώ)ΑΤΣΓΚΟΝΙΑΔάφνη ΜπόκοταΤσουτσουρωνωΩΧ ΟΧΙ ΕΓΙΝΕ ΣΚΛΗΡΟ ΤΟ ΚΑΥΛΙ ΜΟΥΣοφία Τσούμαρη]]Σχέση του Αλέξανδρου ΑεκάραΑλίκη Σφύρλα Sincerly, The official Takis
The official Takis wrote: I saw that you deleted some articles in the greek Uncyclopedia "Frikipedia". Could you just delete the following articles?Πανιώνιος Windows Useless Φρικηπαίδεια:Αλμανάκ/Δεκέμβριος 10 Βουλγαρία Ozzy Osbourne Γφδ Εντωμεταξύνομαι Χωρίς Εσένα Ντόναλντ Ντακ Ρίτσαρντ Φέινμαν Ματάνες Αγγλία ΑΤΙ (Άλλοεγώ) ΑΤΣΓΚΟΝΙΑ Δάφνη Μπόκοτα Τσουτσουρωνω ΩΧ ΟΧΙ ΕΓΙΝΕ ΣΚΛΗΡΟ ΤΟ ΚΑΥΛΙ ΜΟΥ Σοφία Τσούμαρη Σχέση του Αλέξανδρου Αεκάρα Αλίκη Σφύρλα
Always feel free to modify any of our blocks. Generally, we block for a generic time depending on the type of vandalism/words used while vandalizing etc. but if the local administrators feel that we've been too harsh or not harsh enough, know that you will always have the last say in these matters :-)
I've mad the experience that those trolls without an account don't come back (at least not with the same IP) after some weeks of being blocked, so your two weeks seem reasonable to me. If he or she comes back, I'll block them for longer.
My name is Denisa, but you know me by my user name Winx_Girl99. Anyway I like to discuss with you, because you block my account for spam and I really do not know what mistake I have been made and this is I think the second time when it happens. It said that a few days ago that you block me for spam, but to be honest I do not understand why, because as far as I know I haven' t been broke any rule that I know. Therefore I didn't understand why and I have been very scared to lose my account. If I had done something that is wrong please tell me what is it and maybe we could settle the problem. Anyway I work very hard on my account and I don't want to lose it, because I decided this summer to create my own wikia and I have more thing that I want to do or write.
In that message was written that my curent IP adreess is 22.214.171.124 and my block ID is 189103. The perios of blocking was first until on June and from the last time it was said until July.
Like I said I want to solve this problem without any complications that could affect my account and my person because I always have been a nice person who respect the rules and the others too. That's why please tell me how to solve this.
I'm sorry to hear that you got caught in an IP block again. I first want to assure you that you do not need to fear losing your account. You can still use it -as demonstrated just now- as it's only that one specific IP that was blocked due to someone else having misused it to spam.
To solve this, the block either needs to be lifted, or you'll have to use a different IP as you are now. I am sorry for the inconvenience you're having due to this. It's always sad when good users are caught in actions put in place to stop spam/vandalism :-/
No need to thank me for answering, it's basic courtesy, considering I'm responsible for you having this problem ^^". IPs are interchangeable, meaning that they switch from time to time - as yours did now, as you're able to edit. If you ever run into this block again, you could always try to restart your modem or something, which generally switches your IP. I'm pretty sure a quick Google search will teach you other ways to do so.
The important thing you really need to take away from all this is that it is not you that was blocked. You just happen to share an IP range with someone who has bad intention on Wikia. This just shows that it's always possible for users - no matter how good their actions are - to run into an IP block. It can literally happen to anyone, sadly enough (it has happened to me a couple of times as well).
Anyway I have read something yesterday and somehow the IP is connected somehow with the computer, but from all I had read is said that I can not change the IP, so this is might be a problem. Even though I hope that all be alright. I hope so......
I'm sorry to bother you again, but I have a question. Ok, so I'm block again, and I think that I could change my IP adrees after I spoke with someone. The question is: If I change the IP adress, on my account something wiil be change? I mean if I change it, my password and the other information will not suffer any modifications, right?
That persone promised me to help me, but that will have to wait some couple of days, because right now he is very busy. Until then I will not do anything on the wiki.
Considering you're still editing with your account now, even though you may have run into an IP block before shows that your account will not be affected by an IP change. Compare it to when you use Wikia from your own home and then log into your account at school or the library or anywhere else that is not home. You will be using another IP address then as well without it affecting your account.
Many thanks for helping out with the clean up on Star Warfare Wiki just then!
Just wondering if I can ask about how you managed to delete only the replies to Message Wall threads without deleting the entire thread itself: is that a global-level ability that local sysops can't access?
I gave that a shot earlier, but it usually redirects me to [Message Wall: Recipient] of whoever's wall the thread was on. I'll check my settings again later if given the chance, but that's the only instance I've had an issue with deletions so far. Thanks for the advice Noreplyz.