Wiktionary:Vandalism in progress

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This page is intended to get administrator attention quickly when dealing with current instances of vandalism. List new alerts at the top of the list in the following manner:

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

Don’t include the User: prefix in the template!

Please do not add cases older than two to three hours. Denied requests will have an explanation added here, and be kept for one to seven days before being removed. Thank you for helping us keep an organized Wiktionary!

Admins: Please remove performed blocks.

New alerts[edit]

  • A very strange bot seems to be creating accounts and then changing the personal information posted on the userpage a few times for no clear reason. I have deleted all the userpages and permablocked the bot accounts, but keep on the lookout for them. So far, they've all been in the format of User:Zsl8002dow, where only the last three letters differ; they seem to be chosen at random from the Basic Latin set. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:22, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Looks like someone is trying out new code, and it still has some bugs in it. This is basically the same as the old NTSAMR (Nothing to say about me, really) spambot: try to pass as an unassuming, ordinary user so you can slip in urls and/or keywords for the search engines to find. A hypothetical (but not at all farfetched) example: "My name is Jessica, I'm an 18-year old male living in Bern, Switzerland, and my favorite website is cheapbangladeshtruckparts.com". Sometimes you'll also see pages with "Test. This is just a test." before a spambot run. I always block them as unauthorized bots and delete the pages. Chuck Entz (talk) 06:00, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Inkbolt (talkcontribsglobal account infodeleted contribsnukeedit filter logpage movesblockblock logactive blocks) This is the French IP that has been vandalising Wiktionary (and Wikipedia) for years. It's the one that keeps messing with pronunciations, removing asterisks from unattested forms, and inserting nonsensical translations (just a few days ago I caught them inserting Old English, Sanskrit and Gothic translations for television). One of their telltale signs is edit summaries saying "Errors. (Missing informations.)" or something similar. Now that they finally have an account, I'm reluctant to block them since they'll probably just go back to using IPs. But everyone is encouraged to be on alert for this user and check their contributions regularly. If anyone can actually communicate with them, that would be even better. —CodeCat 14:52, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
  • A mass attack seems to be in progress of spambots adding rubbish about printer technical support. See deletion log. Please help stop them! Equinox 21:29, 23 November 2015 (UTC)