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.

85.206.100.254

85.206.100.254 has already been blocked for six months, but I support banning him indefinately thanks to a discussion on Wikivoyage talk:User ban nominations, because he is now being charged for vandalism. I would like to consider

  • An indefinate ban on Wikivoyage
  • Account creation blocked
  • Inability to edit own talk page
  • If he ever gets on Wikipedia, block him there too, for misuse of multiple accounts and for trolling, disruption, and harassment
  • A CheckUser, just in case, because it's an IP address that has been up to no good

--JTZegers (talk) 21:05, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

IP addresses change over time and thus should not be blocked indefinitely. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 21:22, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
(edit conflict) We never indefblock IP addresses, because they can be used by multiple individuals and are habitually reassigned to new devices. Six months is the absolute upper limit of blocks for IP addresses.
Your enthusiastic start on Wikivoyage is appreciated, but you'd be better off focussing on continuing the great content creation you've started, which will help you gain a better feel for how things work around here.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:27, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
I can already see the comments on this in my talk page coming to throw me under the (uninteresting picture of a) bus, I'm just trying to protect us from vandalism threats.--JTZegers (talk) 21:30, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, very much appreciated, but there's no need for you to protect us :-) The admin team is fairly large here and we (mostly) know what we're doing. We also have help from global sysops. As I haven't said it already, welcome to Wikivoyage.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:34, 20 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, 50 admins is a lot. There's some wiki's that only have one or two admins, and those ones are usually the weakly defended ones. (e.g. na.wiki) Wikivoyage however, is fairly decent in size, with admins from all around the world, and not geographically centred, and thus a lot of the admins have a lot of knowledge to also build a travel guide as well as the janitorial work.
However, with the weakly defended ones, it usually does not suffer from vandalism (wikidata is an exception though), and as a nawiki admin, I hope I do not have to block anyone, and the LTA's that vandalise pages there are usually cross-wiki vandals.
If this sounds like an essay, I'm sorry for wasting your time here, but I'm a person who generally either uses 2 word sentences or essays.
Take care, SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 07:02, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Redirect and disambiguation ban for Soumya-8974

From what I know, there's been around 10 of their redirects being deleted recently, and a lot of us, especially @Pashley: has dealt with their unilateral redirects with Soumya. Soumya has also failed to listen to all of our talk page messages, and is banned on the English Wikipedia for the same reason. So what I'm proposing is:

For redirects

  1. No touching, tampering with or creating redirects until January 24 2022 00:50, including nominating redirects at vfd (even if it is meant to go for deletion).
  2. If this is broken, each and every time this ban is broken, there is an extra 60 days added to the redirect ban.
  3. Existing redirects may not be turned into an article, unless they get the consensus on the talk page. If so, someone else can add the article structure with Soumya only being able to add content to it onwards.
  4. (edit 01:04) Existing articles that if Soumya would propose to be redirected, they must use the {{Merge}} and get consensus on the talk page first (so basically NOT do what I and Ground Zero do, until this user gains our trust again because of too many unilateral changes. This also applies, even if they think it's beneficial)

For disambiguations

  1. They may not make any unilateral changes. The only thing they can do to disambiguation pages is add cities/parks/towns/airports to it until January 24 2022 00:50.

While it would have made sense that I started this thread two weeks ago, I just realized that after SelfieCity deleting wv:DAB and we may as well get started. The lack of communication and looking at their most recent 100 changes, it seems like a ban is the only way to go. I never wanted to do this, but it seems that they've got the most out of us.

--SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 00:47, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Last edit on July 5. I would support this, though. Ikan Kekek (talk) 00:55, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
A lot of his edits to Eastern Europe are reverted though. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 01:32, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
I don't see a contradiction. His last edit was on July 5. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:19, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh yes. My bad. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 03:26, 24 July 2021 (UTC)