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.

User:SpendrupsForAll[edit]

A user who only exists to antagonise others and trash talk Wikivoyage. Hasn't contributed to mainspace once in over four years. Has contributed to many arguments and other threads that have sowed disagreement among our community. I propose a permanent ban. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 23:43, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

For those interested in a crash course on this user's history with our site, there's a nice compendium at User talk:AndreCarrotflower/2017#Userban comments. Suffice it to say I'm enthusiastically in support of such a ban. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:14, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Looks like DaGizza beat us to it. Thank you! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:15, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I plunged forward and banned the user when I saw this diff [1] and then checked their "contributions". Clearly not here to improve Wikivoyage. Gizza (roam) 00:17, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks DaGizza! We shall never see their like again. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:47, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

User:70.83.177.34[edit]

I blocked this user for a year, who is a low-volume but long-term vandal whose specialty is very stealthy edits adding factually inaccurate material - his contribution history includes the addition of such dubious unsourced assertions as "the Shanghainese eat their chicken ice cold" and "Chicago was founded in 1803" (rather than 1833, the correct date which was cited in the Chicagoland article before his edit). This is also the same IP address that was adding inaccurate data to the climate templates, which Ikan and myself had to revert in the past. This kind of vandalism is easy to mistake for benign Wikignoming, so I figured it was best to explain myself here in case anyone questions it. Additionally, I think the long duration of the block is justifiable because this is clearly a static IP address that doesn't change hands frequently - edits of this nature from this account go back to 2016. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:25, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. I was on the verge of leaving a message on your talk page as the block seemed extreme, but now I understand :) --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:32, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
I rolled back all their edits in the recent contribution history that still said "current". Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:20, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that was probably a good idea. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 14:01, 30 March 2018 (UTC)