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:Travel doc96[edit]

Just a notice that I indefblocked this user per nrwt as he is almost certainly an IB employee (and, failing that, absolutely certainly a trolling-only account). The user came to my attention when he posted a disruptive comment in the Pub. I took a look at his exceedingly short contribution history, and he has 1) a grand total of two mainspace edits, quite inconsequential ones at that, compared to 2) sixteen oddly specific contributions in project space, the majority of which are complaints about or derisive references to our removal of external links to WT in the footers of our articles, which we did several months ago.

Granted that none of the foregoing points add up to smoking-gun proof that the user is working on behalf of IB, but couple that with the deceptive similarity of his username to James Heilman's handle "Travel Doc James", the references to WT in his user talk page, and Rschen's past assertion that "accounts created solely to troll" should be banned on sight, and I think a fairly ironclad case for an indefban is made regardless of whether IB had a hand in this user's conduct.

-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 19:20, 21 October 2014 (UTC)