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.


Let's keep an eye on this malcontent. If after 4 edits, they're already making this kind of complaint, they're not really new. I think most of us know who this probably is, violating an indefban. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:45, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

And User: might possibly be the same user. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:00, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
And other IPs; have a look at User talk: I'm not sure what's in common between the IPs other than obvious patterns in editing style. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:13, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Pretty obvious case of block evasion on Frank/Alice/118's part. Any IP exhibiting this behavior pattern should be banned without further notice. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:28, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, but how are we going to effectively block a user that changes IPs so often? I don't have the technical know-how. User:Andrewssi2, you're our filter expert, aren't you? Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:45, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I did get some (probably justified) pushback on too many filters , but if having a filter for this would reduce admin workload with a low chance of false-positives then happy to help. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 04:54, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
The problem is that they appear to be on vacation in Malaysia (at least that is where the IP's are coming from, as well as from their pub message complaint about TOC's). Their edits don't follow any pattern, and as such I can't write a filter for 'anonymous user who has a unjustified sense of self-importance with a desire to cause unneeded drama'.
Can't understand why they don't just stick to WT where their brilliance is welcome. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 05:20, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure his brilliance is welcome on WT. Frank is not an IB troll. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:24, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I assumed it was 118. I didn't think he has had any issues with IB, but haven't actually bothered to check either him or WT so who knows? Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:17, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
These 3 IPs are now blocked, but obviously we should stay on the lookout. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:48, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Well done making it just 1 month, as he will probably by then have moved on or be on another IP, and we don't want innocent parties coming along later and being blocked. Nurg (talk) 10:52, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
The voice of sanity as usual. 00:20, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


More block evasion, though if some of you don't find it obvious yet, feel free to keep a watch on this IP. For an obvious example, see this user's contributions to Talk:Urbex#American to British English?. These was another IP that this user also recently used, and I mentally noted it at the time, but as always, figured I'd give them a chance to post constructively this time. If I find it, I'll post it here, too; otherwise, watch other IPs for similar behavior. This is a leopard who never changes his spots. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:14, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

But s/he does change IPs. 20:17, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Instead of taunting and wasting our time, why don't you at long last change your behavior? We've been through this so many times. I always notice very quickly when you're back, but I always give you a chance to avoid the kinds of behavior that got you banned before. It's just sad that you won't change and be cooperative in working within consensus. I will take this as a confession and block this IP. If you really insist on playing "whack-a-mole" with us, so be it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
One could say the same for you guys:
Continual refusal to recognise the overwhelmingly most important task for this project: preventing Goojle from regarding us as a derivative work and hence getting significantly more eyeballs to actually read the better guide. How long has it been now? The penny eventually dropped with regard to external link formats and a usable ToC - how long do you have to remain silly about SEO?
And your memory is rather selective. Frank and Alice are two separate people - albeit that they share some similar goals.
Incidentally, you don't have to play whack-a-mole. I'd be the first to stop editing if I thought I was actually making our travel guide worse, but (genuine mistakes excepted) you'll find it difficult to find an edit of mine or Frank that any fair-minded individual would find that way. Now I don't want to raise your blood pressure and I have no control over when the virtual network I use switches IP so I'll absent myself for a while. 21:41, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
User: has also been blocked after not only not absenting himself but also edit warring. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:25, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

[Unindent] New account to watch and block at the first sign of trouble: User: Follow user contributions here. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:44, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Blocked per the admission of being the same user at Special:Diff/2847056/2847059, and I've reverted all contributions since it seems likely that this current episode might otherwise continue indefinitely. For anyone unfamiliar with this user, search for "W. Frank", "Alice", "118.93" or "Ttcf" on Wikivoyage:User ban nominations/Archive - these user(s) have a long history involving many good edits, but also an abrasive attitude and an unwillingness to work cooperatively with others that eventually lead to an indefinite block of all accounts. -- Ryan • (talk) • 22:53, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
New one that appears to be the same user, to watch: User:, user contributions. Any possibility of a filter? Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:53, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
None whatsoever.
And none of the edits have done any discernible harm to the guide - as opposed to the egos of some overly sensitive types.
Concentrate on something more productive - I did say clearly I wouldn't linger long - unless you try and make it a pissing contest... 00:07, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
I think for the moment you can safely assume that any IP in the 80.234.*.* range is the same user, and a two hour block should be safe & sufficient. -- Ryan • (talk) • 00:03, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
True. 00:07, 30 August 2015 (UTC)