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Dimentio
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I dont know if you've noticed, but there is a major vandalism problem on this site, just to today we had the main page blanked and Galaxy's page moved beyond our control. Yesterday, 15 (i think) pages were Vandalized. Any Ideas how to stop this?? - CC
For the IP, I know the solution already. A Range Block should work. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 00:08, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
This will be my first range block, so if it is too large, tell me. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 00:09, 22 September 2008 (UTC)


Dimentio
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though a little drastic, we could block our most import pages. I.E. characters, most frequently attacked.
You mean protect. Anyways, I will do the range block now. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 00:12, 22 September 2008 (UTC)


Dimentio
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Wha? oh yea, i meant Protect
Then again, I don't know how to range block. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 00:14, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
I just looked at the MediaWiki.org page about range blocks, and decided that this wasn't that serious. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 00:17, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Dimentio
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Any other ideas guys?? Other than Galaxy this time.
It looks like most of the vandalism comes from a single IP address, which I have placed a lengthy block on (feel free to unblock and reblock if you feel it is too extreme, but about 90% of the recent vandalism is from accounts on that IP). If you would like, it is possible for us to disable anonymous editing so that an account is required to edit. Anonymous vandalism hasn't been a big problem for you guys (most of it is from logged-in users), but it is an option anyway. If you have any other ideas for how Wikia can help, let me know. --KyleH@Wikia (talk) 02:49, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Dimentio
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The anti-anonymous User block sounds good to me, but we should wait to hear Galaxy's opinion. (with him being the other most active sysop)
Meh, it does seem to me that most vandalism is from logged in users, so an IP block wouldn't do much good. Is it possible, for example, to block new users from at least moving pages or uploading images? That would help a bit. Greenpickle
I agree ... I just wanted to present that as an option in case you wanted to explore it. Right now, page moves and image reuploads (replacing an existing image) are disabled for all accounts newer than 4 days old. I turned that on a little over a week ago as a first step towards dealing with the types of vandalism which are slightly more annoying to clean up. --KyleH@Wikia (talk) 17:43, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
Dimentio
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Actually Green, IP Vandalism happens more often than you think. Our major problem earlier this month was an Anonymous Vandal who made his own articles about Booms, Boombas and Boomser. It did it multiple times (though now banned for 3 months.) As well as multiple others
Waddle Doo isn't a new user, he was blocked a month ago. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 23:59, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
I think I must've missed that, then; I rememer non-anon. vandalism a while back and now; though, looking back through my contributions, there was an IP vandal mid-July. I guess it could help, then, but would it be too drastic and cut down much on beneficial IP edits? That's what needs to be considered. According the stats., 20% of edits have been anonymous. But then again...a fair proportion of those were vandalism. Greenpickle 16:33, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
For the time being, I think that it is probably better to deal with anonymous vandalism on a case-by-case basis. If it becomes more of a problem, we can reconsider that position later. --KyleH@Wikia (talk) 23:10, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Dimentio
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More IP Vandalism today. Im sorry if there are good IP editors (an account isn't that hard to make) but i think we should go through with the IP Block thing.
You do know that you can protect pages from recreation by going to the page and pressing protect. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 23:40, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Dimentio
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I know, but are we going to protect all 450 articles?
No, but definitely protect Boomba from being created. MarioGalaxy2433g5 10+ {talk/contribs/Logs} 00:01, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Dimentio
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Except for a rare isolated case, I think our vandalism problem is over! :D

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