Vandalism reports/Archives/Archive 2

Threat of Legal ActionEdit

A long history of threatening with legal action and distructive editing. His actual work is to import his problems about his infinite block given by the Dutch Arbcom to other wikis. I think this situation is undesirable and maybe a global block would fit. Reference 1 reference 2 reference 3 reference 4: Dutch ArbCom decision for infinite block MMaerkk 00:12, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

The point of the statement - requested by nl:Arbcom, btw - is to show that these so-called problems do not exist. One cannot import non-existing problems. Certainly, the confirmation that no legal action exists can hardly be seen as a legal threat. (User may furthermore not be aware that one of the functions of meta is to try and solve conflicts when one of the projects fails to do so, but that is beside the point.) Meanwhile, user uses this opportunity to attempt and take revenge for his own block on Wikisage. Guido den Broeder 00:21, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Don't manipulate the facts please. I cooporated to clean your imported problems from nl-Wiki to the Dutch Wikimedia Chapter, I didn't took revenge. MMaerkk 00:28, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
You teamed up with two other users that have also been trying to sabotage Wikisage; I witnessed the canvassing on IRC. Things on nl:Wikimedia will clear up soon enough. Meanwhile, I suggest that you wait for a response instead of taking matters into your own hand. I will of course abide by any decision by the proper authorities, and report back to nl:Arbcom for new instructions if the statement gets removed. Guido den Broeder 00:37, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

In this case i will say: try to solve your problems there where they started. In good faith, GdB is gonna remove his posting from his talkpage, and you can stop stalking on meta. Can we close it as solved here on meta? If booth of you try to continue this dispute here, it could be a reason for a block, and we don´t want it or not? THX --WizardOfOz talk 00:43, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for this solution. I'd hope Guido removes his controversial text from this wiki and won't place the text on other wikis where it's not belonging, and I won't speak a word about it after removing. MMaerkk 00:47, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
What text are you referring to?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 00:53, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
I consider my problem with MMaerk solved with his indef block elsewhere. I see no need to block him here, provided he stops removing text from my talk page. The post itself has nothing to do with him, but relates to the current status of my nl:Wikipedia account. User is not involved there. nl:ArbCom requested a public statement by me, and since I cannot post on nl:Wikipedia this is the logical next best place. The text is not controversial; nobody has objected to its content.
Now, since my post is not vandalism, this is clearly not the right place to decide over its inclusion. But as long as we're here, a comment by Mike would be welcome. Guido den Broeder 00:56, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
This text here on the Dutch Chapter and here: a identic copy MMaerkk 00:57, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
For the information: My block on his own website - Wikisage - "I consider my problem with MMaerk solved with his indef block elsewhere" is setted after my cooporation to remove that text from the Dutch chapter. Please give references of your statements and as I said, please don't manupulate the facts. MMaerkk 01:01, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
@Mike: I'd like to see a objective investigation, maybe you should contact the Dutch Arbcom for a veracious conclusion. MMaerkk 01:06, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

I´m still waiting GdB, and as i can see MMaerkk, your still stalking. Can we make it on my way as written above? --WizardOfOz talk 01:07, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

In response to off-wiki events I have quit all foundation projects, so my talk page is now empty. I needed the statement there for just a moment anyway; a block prevented me from removing it sooner. Regards, Guido den Broeder 00:23, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandalEdit xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker, open proxy. --~Innvs: 03:15, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Multi-IP vandal on several projectsEdit

Last days an user (or his bot) is modifying pages with erroneous code, and not good faith/purpose.

You'll can observe that on Global user contributions for

He has used other IPs (Proxies?):

  1. xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker
  2. xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker
  3. xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker

He doesn't include spam links but only things like <a href=.*> </a>. I have included that on ca:MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist (where, obviously I'm sysop).
Pasqual (ca) · CUT 08:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes we know the XRumer bot attack is happening, and earlier in the morning a developer blocked a lot of those via the server , but they keep popping up, some of the stewards are working with the developers to counter this, please try to report know IP's doing this to here atleast, and we will try to get them blocked via server (temporarily atleast) though Global blocking implementation would have helped us a lot...--Cometstyles 08:54, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Attacks are more frequent, and on cawiki, I think we can ignore them. If you can add temporally this expression (<a href=.*> </a>), ably we can block it. Otherwise "<a href= ..." is not allowed by MediaWiki, it never returns a link.
Pasqual (ca) · CUT 11:32, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
Since that is not a link, it cannot be blacklisted. The bots must be blocked. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 12:10, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

For info - Commons & en wp earlier too. Blocked by me here & on Commons & reported to Birdy & Drini via mail at the time. They were not coming up as Open Proxies but I think they probably are & Xrumer was my though too. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 12:53, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Virgin Media IP vandalsEdit

Cross-wiki vandalism from

User xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker made massive vandalism on tl.wikipedia replaceing pages... also on stq, kg, la, ... with luxotool also some old vandalism had been found and removed. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:50, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Related cross wiki vandalism IPsEdit

I think this may be bot related. Commons had some strange edits about a week ago. Each edit was from a different IP but they were similar. The same pages have been vandalised today & I see similar activity on en wp.

May be worth investigation/review - cheers --Herby talk thyme 12:03, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, these edits are made by spambots. I found similar ones from these IPs:
I haven't checked all their contributions yet. Korg 05:34, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, this is a well-known spambot who's using open proxies. How can we help you? … I just could block them on those projects where I'm a sysop. Or Drini could be asked to do so. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 08:14, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Just catching up but Commons & en wp affected as well as here. Global blocking needed! Cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:13, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
When I'm back from university I'll do the blocks. Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:26, 5 May 2008 (UTC) P. S.: The next ones tomorrow.
Thanks for the blocks. Korg 15:08, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

cross-wiki vandalism from xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker sco, pih, zh, eo wiki were vandalized [1], [2],[3] (user already blocked on for two weeks), also other projects as shown with luxotools (maybe it will show more in some days)
--birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:29, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Linux pages in English in non-English Wikipediae from xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker creates stubs about Linux cross-wiki in non-English environments. Link has been added to spamblacklist temporary to stop the stub creations.

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:04, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


The above link explains most, if not all, of what I know about the guy. ~Troy 23:07, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

The main page on tiwiki needs to be protected to stop this. Hut 8.5 10:13, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Yes; I noticed. It was protected today; however, I still have concerns surrounding cross-wiki sockpuppetry cases such as these. ~Troy 19:43, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Recurrent vandalismEdit

Atsushi, Atsushi2, Atsushi3Edit

Recently there has been a Japanese User misusing his userpage on dozens of Wikipedia-editions for long texts in Japanese. If you check the Usernames "Atsushi", "Atsushi2", "Atsushi3" using the contribution tool [4], you see that he's is doing that for quite a long time now. He has been blocked on several languages, sometimes only his userpage because it seems he's only using that page for editing. His editing history on fr, just as an example how he spams recent-changes with this nonsense. Doing no "real" vandalism he might be considered as harmless, yet all this japanese text could also be copyvio material, as nearly noone, especially on the smaller Wikipedias might be able to check it. I have no idea how to deal with this rather unusual vandalism, but still think something should be done on a meta level to stop him. --Christian Günther 07:18, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

For a quicker look on his accounts. See [5] ie. [6] [7] --Christian Günther 07:32, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


This vandal, blocked indefinitely in ru.wp, yeaterday vandalized all lbe.wp pages, putting there an obschene attack statement about one female ru.wp sysop. I reverted all changes. Today, he returned and vandalized more pages. I am going to revert them as well, but he needs to be permablocked, since I am on holidays next week. lbe.wp does not have a sysop, I used to be a temporary sysop there, but my term expired.--Yaroslav Blanter 12:18, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

  Done --Millosh 13:13, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
Millosh blocked him, I have deleted the pages You marked for deletion, please feel free to prolong Your temp-sysop term in rfp, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:17, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I am travelling now, will apply for the temporary sysop term if the vandalism persists.--Yaroslav Blanter 19:32, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Keith Bridgeman (AKA User:General Tojo)Edit

See also Viartis "Bad Book Spam warning" and General Tojo

Keith Bridgeman of London, England, known as General Tojo on English Wikipedia, has been spamming nearly every Wikipedia and POV pushing about Parkinson's disease since 2006. His web site,, has been globally blacklisted for quite some time but mentions of his Viartis books continue, with no connection to actual content. Those who stop him become the subject of harassment, stalking and libelous personal attacks which frequently require oversight.

Some examples of libelous personal attacks by Keith Bridgeman:

Scanning this history page shows dozens or hundreds of oversighted edits from Bridgeman dating back to 2007.

The note below regarding Bridgeman's spamming has been added to numerous talk pages on numerous Wikipedias:

Bad Book Spam warningEdit

The vandal General Tojo is spamming Wikipedia by removing references and adding his books as the only reference. The books are nothing more than reprints of out of copyright sources, with spelling errors from the title page on forward (For example it is James McClymont, not MacClymont, and Gaspar Correia, not Correa, and Charles Edwards Lester, not Charles Lester Edwards). This article is one of his targets, please watch for removal of valid references and adding of the spam references by new users or IP's. The books spammed so far are:

  • Magellan (2008) by Francis Guillemard (died 1933), Antonio Pigafetta (died 1534), Francisco Albo (contemporary of Magellan), Gaspar Correa (contemporary of Magellan), Keith Bridgeman (Editor) and Tahira Arsham (Editor); ISBN 978-1906421007
  • Amerigo Vespucci (2009) by Charles Lester Edwards (died 1890), Amerigo Vespucci (died 1512), Keith Bridgeman (Editor) and Tahira Arsham (Editor); ISBN 978-1906421021
  • Pedro Cabral (2009) by James Roxburgh MacClymont (out of copyright author), William Brooks Greenlee (edited around 1939), Pero Vaz de Caminha (died 1500), Keith Bridgeman (Editor), and Tahira Arsham (Editor);ISBN 978-1906421014

Please watch for removal of valid references and replacement with spam, and revert accordingly. As for the identity of the spammer and vandal General Tojo:

  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the editor of all the books spammed by General Tojo
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the owner of the publishing house publishing the books spammed by General Tojo
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the owner of some Parkinson's disease patents spammed by General Tojo on Wikipedia for quite a few years now
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is also the owner of the web page advertising both the Parkinson stuff and the books spammed by General Tojo.

For details see Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo

Accounts and IPsEdit

A very short list of the accounts and IPs used focusing on the cross-wiki spamming:

Account/IP used on
Hundreds of accounts en [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] an ast az be br bs ca cbk-zam ch cs cy da de eo es et eu fi fy ga gd gl hr hu ia id io is it ja jv kaa ka kn ko ku la lb lij lt lv mk ms nl nn no pl pt ro ru scn sco sh simple sk sr sv sw szl th tl tr vo zh [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] az br bs ca ch cs et fy ga gd gl hr it ja kaa mk ms nn no ro scn simple sk sr sw tr vo [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] an ast az bat-smg bcl be bg bs ca cs eo eu fr id la nn pl sh sw vec vo war zh [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] da en eo es et eu fr fy hr hu ia id io is it jv kn [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] fi ja la lt nl no pl pt ru th tr uk zh [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] af ca cs da es hu it nn pl pt sv tr [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] af an [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] bg bs [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] eo eu [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] da et [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] bs
Jaeger Lotno [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] ar arz cs da de en eo es fa fi fr ga gd gl hr hu io it la lt nl no pl pt ru sr sv tr uk
Martin Thomas Larsson [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] ca cs de en eo es fr ru sv tr
Paolo Rossi Bergamo [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] ca cs de en es it sv tr uk zh
Jan Prosper [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] af
Karl Kruger [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] af
Prijavi 6754 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] bs
Jesper Odense [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] cs
Lene Møller [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] da
Juan de Leon [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] commons en de
G Coetzee [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] af de
Jose Miguel Rosario [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] es
Markus Lampi [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] fi
Jean Paris 73 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] fr
Thierry Douchez [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] fr
Jean Renoir 1967 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] fr
Henry Paris [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en fr tr uk
Cheatharlach 1976 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en ga gd
Galego 7 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en gl ko
Latcic 76 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] hr
Budapest 1968 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] hu
József Göröcs [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en hu sv
Magyar 235146 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] hu
Libero Franca [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] io
Lorenzo Stano [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] it
Valentino Gaudi [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] it
알바르스 카브랄 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en hr ko uk
Qaraqalpaq 4 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] kaa
Fabia Latina [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] la
Vilnius 1997 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en lt
J. Van Der Linden [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] nl
Jan Van Leer [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en nl
Oslo Bergen [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en meta nn no
France 2001 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] fr
Jan Jenker [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] nn
Olav Berg [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] no
Jean Baptiste 76 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] oc
Janusz Kieniewicz [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] pl
Konrad Gołoś [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] pl
Ireneusz Smolarek [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en pl pt
César Miranda [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] pt
César Ronaldo [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] pt
Faro João Silva [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] pt
Kichariy [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] qu
753 Romana [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] ro
И́горь Горбате́нко [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] ru
Происхождению [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] ru
Malcom Grant [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] sco sq
Bratislava 1956 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] sk
Alexander Frederiksen [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] sv
วัดไชยวัฒนาราม [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en ta te th
Manila Filipino [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] tl
Erhan Üzülmez [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en nl tr
Веспуччі [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] uk
Tây Ban Nha [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] en vi zh
的探险本身确实存在 [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] zh
Helnag Rodgod [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] commons en meta

Wknight94 23:11, 4 December 2009 (UTC)