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]

User:Coastal Wood[edit]

A tout not just adding same business to many pages but also more than once on the same page. --Traveler100 (talk) 05:54, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

I just warned him/her, but we don't need to discuss this here, as the first block should be a short one. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:04, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
The URL being spammed should be added to the spam blacklist, if it's not there already. K7L (talk) 13:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm OK with leaving a single detouted listing up, as long as there is no further spamming, but if you think it's essential to blacklist the URL, go ahead. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:18, 11 September 2014 (UTC)


See User talk: I've already banned the IP user for a week, and I don't foresee this being controversial but just wanted to note it here because it's a long block. The edit that triggered the current block was not too egregious and didn't exactly involve a new listing, but it is does attempt some SEO. Had there not been a previous history of hotel marketing or blocks, I would not have blocked the user for this, but there was, and if the user ever decides to pay any attention to his/her user talk page, s/he will see that I am giving him/her a chance to appeal the latest block if s/he decides to do so, and I'd be willing to lift the block if I get a reasonable reply, but I hold out very little hope of that. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:42, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Very fair.
Thank you for acting correctly and according to natural justice. --W. Frankemailtalk 09:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)