This is a report about a paid spammer.

CUs performedEdit

By accountsEdit

Likely stale (handled)Edit

All accounts below are stale for CU on enwiki (and thus most likely are on Commons).

Likely current for CU on enwikiEdit

On the report from the 19th, only 4 confirmed by Elockid on IRC:



Commons CU turned up:   Done all blocked on enwiki, no other wiki edits

More stuff from July 27:

November 2013Edit

More stuff from November [1]:


  • Commons needs another run-through to block accounts.
  • Bencmq (zhwiki), Trijnstel (nlwiki), Bsadowski1 (simplewiki) notified July 27.
  • nlwiki: nothing useful. --Rschen7754 22:51, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
    • Not exactly, Carly Jepsen (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date (alt) • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) may be useful, eventually created w:nl:Agnes Monica, I am told - also note constant re-creation [2]. Also look at w:nl:Oky Susanti. --Rschen7754 22:58, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
      • Not entirely sure on this one, some articles on films created. --Rschen7754 23:14, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
        • ht:Espesyal:Kontribisyon/Carly_Jepsen seems useless. Based on my knowledge of French and a tiny bit of Haitian Creole, "Anggun se paske ou" means "Anggun is because you". But I might be wrong, and it was most likely in good faith anyway. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:40, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
          • Special:Centralauth/Alexia Nelson and Special:Centralauth/Carly Jepsen both spammed shitty articles cw. "Anggun" is apparently a singer. --MF-W 02:01, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
            • I realized that as I walked out the door. :/ At first I thought it was someone genuinely interested in Indonesian film and thus not a paid editor... but now... I wonder. --Rschen7754 05:49, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
              • Also note [redacted]. Seems that the enwiki Agnes Monica has existed for years, but obviously the other ones probably have not.--Rschen7754 06:06, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
                • What an awful site there. Though if they really have translators for all 270+ Wikipedia languages, they still would be great (to some extent) :P --MF-W 17:13, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
                  • I find it hard to imagine a bunch of native speakers of 270 languages sitting around editing Wikipedia for pay. But, if that is real, they should be using that über power for good, not "evil". :P Actually, maybe not, since many of their translations are really crappy. My guess is that they just look at existing articles. Why would PR firm do "translations" into OE? Does ang:Special:Permalink/172944 even count as a translation? It's obviously not a linguist or a fluent speaker... see [3] ;) PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:27, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
                  • P.S. If this is just a fan, not a paid PR firm, I'd say that they are doing pretty well with their translations. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:33, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
                    • I think the next step is to look at the edits on enwiki, maybe request CU, and figure out if these new accounts are related, and go from there. --Rschen7754 23:27, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I've identified the 3 remaining uploads by Morning277 to Commons as copyvios and tagged accordingly. --Túrelio (talk) 09:01, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! --Rschen7754 09:03, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

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