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On the IP 18.104.22.168Edit
The editing patterns of the IP appeared to show it to be an unauthorized bot, as its edits often flooded the queue in Huggle. I had no idea how to report this elsewhere from Huggle, so I reported it to AIV. I apologize for handling it incorrectly, I should’ve reported it to ANI. InvalidOS (talk) 01:37, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
- No worries, thanks for the clarification. That can be the challenge with Huggle, when you're faced with something that's not quite run-of-the-mill. Best, SpencerT•C 02:06, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
Bringing this up to you first since you blocked them in the past. This user has been a consistent problem when it comes to adding unsourced content (usually their own interpretations and speculation) to articles. In this edit and this one today, they added unsourced content and then yesterday on Chad Gable (diff) they added
"Originally a heel tag team, their fighting spirit, and resiliency against their larger opponents won them many fans and began a gradual face turn". This is entirely their own personal analysis of a storyline. They also remove thousands of bytes of content without leaving edit summaries like they did at List of former Impact Wrestling personnel. After a quick check they removed some names without giving any reason. They have been blocked twice and have been left multiple talk page messages. StaticVapor message me! 22:00, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
About users with repeated vandalismEdit
I am new to Wikipedia as a registered user, especially to English Wikipedia. I saw on the page of a country an obvious vandalism and checked the user who did it. I saw in his Contributions history that he used his user exclusively for vandalism. What is the best approach regarding this issue? Thank you! Teutorigos (talk) 17:30, 19 June 2019 (UTC)Teutorigos
The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit
- Discussion report: A constitutional crisis hits English Wikipedia
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- A request for comment seeking to alleviate pressures on the request an account (ACC) process proposes either raising the account creation limit for extended confirmed editors or granting the account creator permission on request to new ACC tool users.
- In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.
- The scope of CSD criterion G8 has been tightened such that the only redirects that it now applies to are those which target non-existent pages.
- The scope of CSD criterion G14 has been expanded slightly to include orphan "Foo (disambiguation)" redirects that target pages that are not disambiguation pages or pages that perform a disambiguation-like function (such as set index articles or lists).
- A request for comment seeks to determine whether Wikipedia:Office actions should be a policy page or an information page.
- The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.
- In February 2019, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) changed its office actions policy to include temporary and project-specific bans. The WMF exercised this new ability for the first time on the English Wikipedia on 10 June 2019 to temporarily ban and desysop . This action has resulted in significant community discussion, a request for arbitration (permalink), and, either directly or indirectly, the resignations of numerous administrators and functionaries. The WMF Board of Trustees is aware of the situation, and discussions continue on a statement and a way forward. The Arbitration Committee has sent an open letter to the WMF Board.