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.


The user has just arrived here, but as his or her username suggests, it is an account intended to advertise Google products. First problem here being that they advertise, the second being that they advertise non-travel related products. I've notified this user about their edits and linked them to WV:DT as I didn't know what else I could link. The user's edits speak for themselves. I'd suggest banning this person if they continue, but please, discuss. I've also gone ahead and tagged their edits for speedy deletion.
-- Wauteurz (talk) 13:19, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Wauteurz (and other users who may be reading this) - In cases like this where a user's name clearly indicates spammy or vandalistic intentions, there's no need to "keep your eye out" or hem and haw on this page about whether they should be banned. Speedy-ban them and move on. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 15:06, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, AndreCarrotflower. I was, for one, unaware of that possibility.
-- Wauteurz (talk) 15:46, 21 September 2016 (UTC)