Wikivoyage:User ban nominations
User bans are put into practical effect by using a Mediawiki software feature to block edits to any page (except pages in that banned user's user talk namespace) by the banned user.
Add nominations for user blocks to the list below, but please do so only after reviewing Project:How to handle unwanted edits. After a nomination has been made, the nominator is responsible for ensuring that appropriate notice is given on the allegedly delinquent User's Talk page of the nomination made here.
In general the preferred way of handling problem users is through the use of soft security. In the case of automated spam attacks the Project:Spam filter can also be a valuable tool for stopping unwanted edits.
For a history of older nominations see Project:User ban nominations/Archive.
I've created a filter to disrupt the intermittent user who want to describe Chicago and surrounding suburbs as war zones.
I won't describe all the criteria in case they are reading this, but admins can have a look here: Special:AbuseFilter/21. It is safe to reveal that autoconfirmed users will not trip the filter. Andrewssi2 (talk) 02:32, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
- Andrewssi2 - good idea to use the Abuse Filter, but it strikes me that there's a small chance that the shorter of the words you've blacklisted might invite false positives. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 14:43, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
- Thanks AndreCarrotflower . I have reworked it to avoid that word as well as still detecting all of those changes made yesterday. Please can you check again?
- A logic error caught a completely unrelated edit in Vietnam yesterday. I will enter that in the right location. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 20:42, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
- Andrewssi2 - the two newest words you've added to the filter, I think, are terms that might be used in good-faith edits regarding the crime/safety situation in Chicago, therefore are fairly likely to generate false positives. I've altered the filter to include some words and phrases I think would work better - commonly used by the vandal in question yet unlikely to be used by anyone else. Important: keep in mind this is my very first time editing an abuse filter; I think I got the gist of it but there may be some coding errors, so if you could, please go in there and correct any mistakes I might have made. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:24, 19 February 2015 (UTC)