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* {{vandal|username or IP}} Brief reason why, preferably a link to a vandalized page. ~~~~

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New alerts[edit]

  • Benwing (talkcontribsdeleted contribspage movesblock userblock logactive blocks). Benwinghas pledged to delete Old French forms not recognized by academics, even if they are used in Old French texts. Do not speedy delete any main namespace entries he nominates. Use WT:RFV if you think you need to, you can also revert if you feel brave enough. Renard Migrant (talk) 10:39, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • DerekWinters (talkcontribsdeleted contribspage movesblock userblock logactive blocks). Speedy deleting Latin script entries for Malayo-Polynesian languages. These should not be speedy deleted, though RFVs may be an option. See w:Javanese language and w:Balinese language for evidence of Latin script use. Renard Migrant (talk) 20:09, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Rotlink (talkcontribsdeleted contribspage movesblock userblock logactive blocks) This user has been adding a ton of weird additions to reference links with a summary of "fixing dead links", all seeming to lead to the same strange website, some kind of archive site. I'm not sure if these edits are helpful or not, so forgive me if it's me being the stupid one here, but I'm pretty sure this is some kind of spam bogus that no one has caught yet. If so, could someone please block this user, rollback their edits, and/or any other necessary actions to this user? Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 15:32, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Actually it turns out he was actually fixing the dead links with the archive site it seems, since the site archived it all before it got deleted, but is this really the right thing to do? Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 15:34, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Lo Ximiendo (talkcontribsdeleted contribspage movesblock userblock logactive blocks) is an otherwise productive editor, but since at least August has been moving dozens of alternative medicine terms out of the Pseduoscience category and into medical categories. Frex:
    • 10:30, 4 August 2013 colorpuncture ‎ (removed Category:en:Pseudoscience; added Category:en:Medicine using HotCat)
    • 10:34, 4 August 2013 hexagonal water ‎ (removed Category:en:Pseudoscience; added Category:en:Medicine using HotCat)
    • 22:24, 12 November 2013‎ faith healer (removed Category:en:Pseudoscience; added Category:en:Healthcare occupations using HotCat)
    • 14:31, 16 December 2013 charmstone ‎ (removed Category:en:Pseudoscience; added Category:en:Medical equipment using HotCat)
    • 14:31, 16 December 2013 crystal healing ‎ (removed Category:en:Pseudoscience; added Category:en:Medicine using HotCat)

Please monitor this user's edits. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 17:35, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

This is a very interesting case, as LX is also an admin, therefore the recent block that Semper gave her (3 days) is not a real block unless she chooses to respect it. LX has been very unstable, both on Wiktionary and on Facebook, for a few months. You can look at her talkpage and see that this is a recurring problem (or look at the history of e.g. ozone therapy). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 19:37, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
I honestly believe that she has schizophrenia. I don’t know if she’s seeking any professional help (probably not), but I think that she needs it. We should encourage her to overcome her challenges, for both her and our sakes. --Æ&Œ (talk) 19:43, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Still more concerning are her anti-vax edits to vaccination [1] and autism [2]. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 20:42, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Ozone dissolves into one's bloodstream. And regardless, this article got my attention. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 18:20, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
You really need to be more discriminating about your sources. I could find articles on the Internet stating that Elvis is alive, that aliens are abducting us all, etc. Most of them are obvious rubbish. Equinox 21:29, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
LX made POV edits to vaccination once again.[3] -Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 00:16, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Also included a POV context label when adding an otherwise (I'm assuming) sound Swedish definition.[4] -Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 00:48, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
This is getting a bit out of hand... —CodeCat 00:52, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Found a third instance in this Hindi entry. I'm going through Category:Pseudoscience to see if there are any others. -Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 00:59, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Although I don't dislike LoXi I think it might be wise to remove her admin flag at this point. Equinox 01:06, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
It's getting kind of rediculous. I just found diff, and more recently Ungoliant issued a block for diff. —CodeCat 02:02, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Now she is changing users’ rights without nominating them at WT:WL ([5]). I’m not going to revert her again, but I’m registering the abuse here to be used as evidence in the eventual desysoping vote (frankly, I’ve lost hope and think it’s going to happen sooner or later). — Ungoliant (falai) 03:03, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
I don't even deserve to be autopatrolled yet. Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 05:44, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Your editing has improved greatly since then; keep it up and you will be whitelisted soon. — Ungoliant (falai) 05:48, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for making this remark. That is a great confidence builder. (: Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 15:05, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
LX's Edits to al-Qaeda have been recently mentioned at WT:FEED. I suggest we should screen her edits and then determine what to do next. Ungoliant? Keφr 22:55, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
That edit was old and, frankly, she seems to have taken the hint. Regardless, we should keep our eyes open; rubbish like that is very damaging to Wiktionary’s reputation. — Ungoliant (falai) 23:16, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
It may have been old, but LoXi's case has been lingering here for half a year. I want to have a clear outcome here — either desysopping (maybe de-autopatrolling too?), or absolution, so to speak — and to finally delete this entry. Keφr 23:23, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Feel free to close it, this can hardly be considered vandalism in progress by now. Even if someone wants to punish LX for those edits, the discussion no longer belongs here. — Ungoliant (falai) 23:52, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
There's another interpretation that should be considered before coming up with an action in her case: it may be a narrow cognitive blind spot. One of the characteristics of autism-spectrum disorders is difficulty interpreting the motivations of others- she may be simply unable to properly assess credibility. You may look at the sources she cites and wonder how she missed all the red flags- but red flags mean nothing if you're colorblind. The vast majority of her edits and other actions are consistent with someone who's reasonable, honest, and competent. It's only in areas where there's controversy that she goes off into the weeds.
We should think about something along the lines of a topic ban: if she leaves definitions and categorization alone on entries having to do with medicine, politics and history (there may be others), we leave her alone. The only thing that really troubles me are the whitelistings: the theory above would explain her poor judgment in choosing whom to whitelist- but not why she broke the rules. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:11, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I am not fond of putting this in terms of punishment, but adminship is a position of relative trust, and I think that if a user displays a systematic pattern of bad judgement, they should not hold it. I cannot help finding myself agreeing with Equinox above. Keφr 14:45, 24 July 2014 (UTC)