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.


Please watch this user. I strongly believe this is User:Turbo8000/User:NeoMaps. See revision history of Spanish phrasebook. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:06, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Agree with Ikan Kekek . They have been trying to delete their ban nomination a few times. I have placed a warning on their talk page to which I hope they respond positively towards. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:01, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
What's the delay? The user is reinstating the exact same edits that got User:NeoMaps banned in the first place. He's banned on Spanish Wikipedia, he's got a username that implies he's a bot, and he's edit-warring. It's clearly the same person, so why not just ban him now, and save yourselves the hassle of another battle? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 01:29, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
I strongly second the above. If we're talking block evasion, you instaban as soon as it becomes clear what you're dealing with. You don't waste time here. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:39, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes Done -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:40, 21 November 2016 (UTC)


Is the best policy to ignore this individual and hope he/she will give up or to ban him/her as an obnoxious time-waster who came here with an ax to grind and has nothing to contribute to the site? In case you have yet to have the dubious pleasure of encountering this user, here are his/her contributions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:41, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

I do not understand why in this website any minor edition is controversial. Why not try to solve things like adult people on this website? --ControlCorV (talk) 09:58, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
I don't think we should resort to a user ban, but regular increasing blocks seem justified and enough if the unwanted behaviour doesn't change. I'm not at all convinced it's bad intentions we're seeing; the discussion on Talk:Colombia suggests to me that he/she is misreading the sentence that bothers him/her so much. I've explained one more time, so let's see what happens and simply react accordingly. JuliasTravels (talk) 16:13, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I suspect this may be the same person as the other apparently nationalistically-motivated recent problem editor on Talk:Colombia. Was that user ever formally banned, and if so could this be construed as block evasion? -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 17:46, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Likely just a coincidence, but I think we've had more than usual of this type of edits/editors as of lately. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:53, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I know we already have our WV:Be fair policy, but what about a new policy explicitly dealing with nationalist agendas? They do seem to have a tendency of creeping back in (they seem to have been much more common in the earliest days) Hobbitschuster (talk) 18:03, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Except for working on the same article, I don't think there's much evidence of these being the same users (and language use and topics don't suggest it either). Nationalist agenda's is a strong word, and should be used sparingly. We have plenty of policies to deal with unwanted edits, nationalistic ones included. The tough part is to judge when they are appropriate to use. In this case, it's more likely simply a local who feels his/her country is being portrayed in an undeservedly negative way, due to language issues rather than any political agenda. At least, let's not jump to conclusions and assume good faith at first. JuliasTravels (talk) 22:00, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
It looks like things have died down, so I agree that there's no reason to act now. And perhaps JuliasTravels' last-ditch explanation did some good. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:06, 27 November 2016 (UTC)


Userpage is an advert for an oven cleaning service in Melbourne. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 14:02, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

I just put a delete tag on the user page. ϒpsilon (talk) 16:00, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
With users like that, any admin who comes across them should just indefblock. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


Totally inappropriate username. Is that enough to warrant a permanent ban, or is the some other avenue to go down first (e.g. asking them to change their username with the help of a steward)? I'm asking because there doesn't seem to be any information about how to approach stupid usernames like this one. I have blocked them for three days for vandalising the pub, but obviously we don't want anybody editing with a username like that, even if the person behind the name decides to become a productive member of the community. Advice from more experienced admins would be appreciated. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:47, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

The username, apart from being horrifically obscene, expresses clearly vandalistic intentions (see examples "User:I AM GOING TO VANDALIZE!!!!!" and "User X is a NAZI!!!!!!" in Wikivoyage:How to handle unwanted edits#User ban). Should be indefbanned. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:07, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
See also w:User talk:CockAndClitAndBalls. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:09, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
I did as you said. Thanks for finding the relevant example. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:17, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes in the future I would indef block a username like that straight away. They clearly do not intend to build a travel guide. Gizza (roam) 23:15, 15 February 2018 (UTC)