Wikivoyage:User ban nominations

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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.

Outstanding nominations[edit]


This IP has been blocked for touting by User:Ikan Kekek for 3 days. --Saqib (talk) 08:00, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

I asked Saqib to post this notice because I am currently accessing the internet through a phone which doesn't enable me to copy any text or use more than one tab. The previous block of this IP hotel marketer was for 1 day, with a warning of a longer block the next time they added a listing. I don't expect this block to be at all controversial but wanted a notice here because of the length of the block. Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:46, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
A deaf and determined spambot? Block. ϒpsilon (talk) 15:40, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

User:, User:[edit]

Note: Moved from Wikivoyage:Vandalism in progress#Edit warring, insistence on bad grammar/syntax. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:07, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure where else to put a notification about edit warring. Have a look at this history please. Also look at Talk:Krabi Town#Grammar and User talk: User: seems to be the same user. See this edit history. Should I move this to User ban, instead? Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:12, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Further background. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:15, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I'd say a short userban is in order. If you move this discussion to User ban, I'll vote accordingly. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I'd propose a 1-day block with a warning to both talk pages that the next instance of edit warring will result in a 3-day block. And it would be better if an admin other than me took care of this, so it wouldn't look like a personal dispute. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:07, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Three-day block per Wikivoyage:How to handle unwanted edits#Escalating user blocks. I think the usual procedure is fine for this instance. Alice and 118 got the three-day treatment, and IMO this is a clearer case of incivility then either of those. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:22, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I have no objection to a 3-day block. This user is being disruptive. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:55, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
It looked a bit like these were the same person, but these IPs seems to be in different parts of the world, which casts some doubt on it being the same person. The is using dynamically allocated IPs in the 80.90.196.* range, so blocking that one IP won't achieve much. Also, they do seem to be doing constructive copy editing. I agree with Ikan about that partic instance of switching parentheses to commas, but otherwise their edits seem quite good. Things seem to have settled over the last few days. I don't think this is a "last resorts" situation at this point. Nurg (talk) 10:05, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
In the interim, while this userban nom was ignored by almost everyone, these IP users gave up edit warring in those articles (at least temporarily). However, if the first of these IPs engages in edit warring in the future, I plan to take action without waiting for a long discussion here, seeing how almost no-one seems to be paying attention to this page anymore - even though I'd much rather if another admin would take care of any suspensions of these IPs. I don't think the rest of the copy editing is always constructive, though. It's a combination of genuinely good editing and getting rid of all colorful language in articles. But problematic editing is not a reason for a userban; edit warring is. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:58, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about that, Ikan. I've been moving house and have had only sporadic Internet access. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 14:03, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
You have nothing to apologize for, Andre. It's everyone else, who completely ignored this, who could have created a problem. Fortunately, the edit warring stopped. Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:04, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Furthermore, Nurg, one of the things the Alice/Frank/118 saga should've taught us is that the occasional helpful content edit (or even a fairly consistent track record of helpful content edits, in their case) is not sufficient to avoid the banhammer in cases of incivility. As I see it, the comma-splicing thing is something of a red herring; the real issue is lack of civility. I would have no problem with this user advocating to use commas in the way he chooses, so long as he did so civilly and constructively, and agreed to accept the consensus of the community when it inevitably came out against him. However, he has done neither of those things. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 14:40, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Ikan, first, you do more patrolling here than anyone else and I always try to support your efforts. However, in this case the links provided in the nomination were to a dispute over a small number of minor copyediting issues in a single article. There may be more going on, but based on what was provided it wasn't something I felt comfortable getting involved with. Any admin can provide a short duration block without the need for a nomination in cases of edit warring, but if we're going to ask for a neutral third-party to get involved then the nomination needs to make it clear that a block is warranted so that anyone supporting the block can justify that support with existing guidelines and policies, rather than simply because a trusted user has asked them to do so. -- Ryan • (talk) • 15:07, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
No, the issue was edit warring. If the edit warring had continued, it would have been a problem. Since it stopped, a block turned out to be unnecessary, so this is kind of moot, but it was quite surprising to me that almost no-one had any reaction to my userban nom. But yeah, I felt a little strange about blocking the user myself, since it would then appear personal, as the edit warring was with me, and I felt like it wasn't the first (or, well, second) time I had disagreed with this editor's choices, under various IPs. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:01, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
I think we overuse the "banhammer" (to borrow an unpleasant coinage), but consensus has been against me, so I tend to stay away from ban discussions these days. Powers (talk) 20:06, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
In this case, it turned out for the best that no-one was blocked, but I think we're rarely so lucky in these kinds of situations. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:53, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Telstra Vandal[edit]

Our Telstra user is back, and is now often making useful small grammatical fixes. However examples such as this mean they need to be stopped. As previously agreed on this page I will block them and leave a message on their talk page. Andrewssi2 (talk) 13:32, 8 July 2014 (UTC)