Latest comment: 1 month ago by Johannnes89 in topic Fake literature

Self-promotion: Badr Rafiki Edit

(Q107171297) (b. 1998), Moroccan singer. Articles in different languages (mostly deleted) and repeatedly uploads in Commons (commons:Category:Badr Rafiki). --Kolja21 (talk) 01:45, 2 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On fr-wp, I extended the creation protection for one year, as it was about to expire. — Jules* Talk 06:55, 2 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Still active as user "Rafiki Eoax" and as IP. New articles: si:බද්ර් රෆිකි, zh:巴德尔·拉菲基 etc. --Kolja21 (talk) 23:32, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All articles have been deleted, see d:Wikidata:Requests for deletions#Q107171297. --Kolja21 (talk) 16:58, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done --Kolja21 (talk) 16:21, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply] Edit

Shady website, link is being spammed by IP users across multiple projects; I have reverted on over 20 different wikis so far. –FlyingAce✈hello 07:37, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

added another website related to this linkspam --Johannnes89 (talk) 08:05, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like 2405:201:6822:5000:0:0:0:0/52 (CA · xwiki · COIBot report) covers the most recent additions. –FlyingAce✈hello 14:58, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
IP range is still spamming the first link ([1] – 49 different projects so far). –FlyingAce✈hello 15:13, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Domains have been globally blacklisted. MER-C 17:04, 15 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sayyid Raphael Dakik Edit

Ongoing xwiki spam about a non-notable person. On enwiki, a deletion discussion was opened, which resulted in the article being deleted. Was later salted. Perhaps because of that, the article is now being created in other Wikipedias.


--*Fehufangą✉ Talk page ♮ 00:33, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fehufanga, This was re-created on the Urdu Wikipedia. I just deleted it few hours ago. Pinging بندر who deleted the article earlier on Arabic Wikipedia. Sometimes I believe, we should have a group on Telegram to report spam articles and get them deleted on time, or at the least a group of active admins from all the wikis over here. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 19:55, 7 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@AafiOnMobile, apologies for the late reply. I didn't receive a notification for the ping. Thanks for notifying me. I agree that a dedicated channel for xwiki spam would be beneficial. --*Fehufangą✉ Talk page ♮ 10:15, 9 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like that's all of them, excluding Wikidata and commons. Thanks everyone. --*Fehufangą✉ Talk page ♮ 08:38, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shahzad Dana Edit

Anibal Maysonet (talk) 19:47, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That article does not meet Wikipedia's general notability guideline, it is obviously interwiki spam. Anibal Maysonet (talk) 19:50, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All pages deleted, account locked. This can be archived. MER-C 17:44, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SagoShader Edit

User SagoShader has been adding self-made svg flags to different articles across wikipedias that he's uploaded to commons himself (commons:Special:Contributions/SagoShader), focusing on articles with little traffic. So far I haven't been able to verify the authenticity of any of these flags through my search. At least enwiki, eswiki and commons are concerned. Nacaru · Talk ✉ 11:06, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can confirm viwiki is concerced as well at vi:Oranjestad,_Sint_Eustatius. Nacaru · Talk ✉ 11:08, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tagging some of you:
Nacaru · Talk ✉ 11:14, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Update: the user seems to occasionally do genuine contributions, mostly through upgrading existing flag designs (see commons:Flag_of_Jerusalem.svg). I still haven't been able to verify some of their latest designs (namely:[2][3][4], among others). Nacaru · Talk ✉ 11:37, 1 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Update: many of their images have now been deleted and the user has been blocked for a week. Watch out for potentially hoax content the user might have left in the different wikis they posted. Nacaru   · Talk ✉ 00:08, 12 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think I had to get involved in this. Since June this user kept uploading fake flags, leading to a 3-month block, but afterwards a sock with nearly same name (commons:Special:Contributions/SagoShader2021) uploaded the same flags and got blocked indefinitely. I think we need to watch out for more socks that emerge from this, as well as pages affected by it. MarioJump83 (talk) 14:12, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

After indef block of SagoShader, I realized SagoShader is a part of the same flag faking socking network centered around Han Mi Nyeo, with SagoShader being the oldest account. I have some suspicions regarding their connection(s) to earlier network centered around Bedriczwaleta and PiotrGrochowski, since the oldest account previously edited in the same pages as both. MarioJump83 (talk) 22:05, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now globally locked. Everything is done. MarioJump83 (talk) 12:18, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Linkspam – Edit

Same modus operandi for both users – post a long screed in their user talk and bury the link in the text. Have found them on Wikidata and English Wikinews so far; will keep an eye for similar posts on other projects. –FlyingAce✈hello 05:39, 17 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nothing seen since then. Will archive in a week. MER-C 10:16, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

KatiMedi Edit

KatiMedi has been reported in as a possible cross-wiki case of doubious notable biographies. Aparently, identified as such at Any thoughts?--TaronjaSatsuma (talk) 19:58, 20 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TaronjaSatsuma: Can you post a link to the report? Thanks! MarioGom (talk) 10:12, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here.--TaronjaSatsuma (talk) 11:12, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sock of Arthur Brum (CA · xwiki · COIBot report), see w:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Arthur Brum. Doesn't appear to be a UPE matter. MER-C 18:39, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fake literature Edit

Moin, on dewiki there is a new case of Fake Verifiability. See here: Jahrelanges Spammen von „Fake-Literatur

Literature is Fake. Please have a close look at the edits. effected Wikis are:

Regards --Itti (talk) 10:52, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has been removed everywhere, resolved. Johannnes89 (talk) 07:34, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Crosswiki fakes Edit

Hi there, There appear to be some crosswiki fakes. German WP recognised and deleted Joachim von Richthofen, but there are still fr:Joachim von Richthofen and es:Joachim von Richthofen. In addition there is the similarly obvious fr:Wilhelm von Wallenrichten including interwikis. A draft on enwiki didn't make it to article namespace (en:Draft:Juliann Kurtzmann).

Users involved are

@Jules*, MarioGom, and Oleg Yunakov: Cheers, Millbart (talk) 10:54, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Millbart. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have blocked all of them and nominated for deletion their articles. Oleg Yunakov (talk) 12:42, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Millbart and Oleg Yunakov: I concur, the articles in ru-wiki appear to be blatant fakes. Retired electrician (talk) 23:39, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Millbart and Itti:. I deleted fr:Joachim von Richthofen. I also checked fr:Wilhelm von Wallenrichten sources: none contains his name; furthemore, a Google search "Wilhelm von Wallenrichten" returns 0 result outside of Wikimedia websites. So I delete it too, but it remains: ru:Валленрихтен, Вильгельм фон, es:Wilhelm von Wallenrichten and uk:Вільгельм фон Валленріхтен. Best, — Jules* talk 09:21, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thx for your work. Best, Itti (talk) 09:27, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I deleted their articles that were on AfD in ruwiki, and also nominated for AfD what was created by these users in eswiki, ukwiki and commons. Wikisaurus (talk) 16:50, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Resolved. Has been deleted on all wikis. I requested deletion of the remaining Wikidata objects d:Q111908572 and d:Q112612515. --Johannnes89 (talk) 07:17, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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