Main article: IFWiki:Vandalism.
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Vandalism in 2005
- Someone named Vasa26 has been spamming the ifwiki. It's very annoying. This user has spammed us on Oct 3 and Oct 22, 2005 (so far). All pages linked from the Main Page are altered unless they are protected. This user is not benign; he or she deletes content.
- 2chemp has also spammed several pages (including this one), on Nov 14. This spammer does not appear to delete content.
- DedMoroz6 replaced the entire Talk:Main Page page with spam on Dec 8, 2005.
- Bounty, going by various addresses, spammed a bunch of previously-blank Talk: pages on 14 Dec 2005.
- Kynilyator, spammed a bunch of Talk: pages on 18 Dec 2005.
- Qolyan, spammed a bunch of Talk: pages on 18 Dec 2005.
- Jopan spamming, 20 Dec 2005. Targets the same previously-blank Talk pages as Kynilyator, Qoylan and the user-id-deficient spammers; presumably either the same source or identical bots.
- Alexxanderny spamming, 20 Dec 2005. Same pages as Jopan, Kynilyator, Qoylan, Bounty.
- Silivia replaced all of Current events page with spam links on 24-Dec-2005.
- Robindranatt spammed 8 pages on 24-Dec-2005, similar to those by Alexxanderny, etc.
- JhonnyX spammed 8 pages on 26-Dec-2005, similar to those by Robindranatt, etc.
- Mark1985 spammed 5 pages on 26-Dec-2005, similar to JhonnyX.
- Zelipukinnen spammed pages on 27-Dec-2005, blah blah blah.
- Serginandr spammed 2 talk pages on 06-Jan-2005 with fake urls for Northwest Airlines.
Vandalism in 2006
- Vlasss spammed Talk:Main Page on 10-Jan-2006. Our first spammer of the new year.
- Plitochnik spammed Talk:Main Page on June 5, 2006. (airline spam)
- Insurance spammed Talk:Main Page on June 12, 2006. (similar spam technique as Plitochnik's, erasing all doubt whether or not the former was intended as spam).
- Trusishka spammed Talk:Main Page on June 16, 2006. Same pattern as Plitochnik and Insurance.
- Lihach spammed Talk:Past raif topics: Miscellaneous on July 23, 2006.
- KrisInBox spammed Talk:Founding Agreement Comments by Sean Barrett on 1-20-2005 at 21:46 CST on July 25, 2006.
- Freesreeter spammed Talk:Main Page on August 3, 2006.
- Stepanida2003 spammed Talk:Main Page on August 15, 2006.
- VanessaLee213 spammed Talk:Main Page on August 16, 2006.
- Freddi2006 spammed Talk:Main Page on August 18, 2006.
- Atlas33 spammed Talk:Main Page on August 25, 2006.
- Baranow spammed Talk:Main Page on August 26, 2006.
- Dr. Sunny Thomson spammed Talk:Main Page on August 28, 2006.
- Bukkake777 spammed Talk:Main Page on August 30, 2006.
- Movinger721 spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 1, 2006. (And, unfortunately, after I asked baf to make a minor change that I hoped might discourage some of our recent spam problems too.)
- DrSimonaLevi spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 14, 2006.
- NikolaiP also spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 14, 2006, and is our first non-English spammer. Points for international content, I suppose. Still banned, though.
- Sportsoccerfoot spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 15, 2006.
- RicchieM spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 16, 2006.
- Tramq0193 spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 21, 2006.
- FatTonny x spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 26, 2006. Kind of a stupid kind of spam which provides no links to its product, but no one said spam has to be useful to its spammers. It's still spam.
- Joseo-crack spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 29, 2006.
- Kidoki also spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 29, 2006 with a very long list of URLs.
- Maqeulek08 spammed Talk:Main Page on Sept. 30, 2006.
- Floridacityinfogo777 spammed Talk:Main Page on Oct. 8, 2006.
- Wafflefairy deleted the contents of Miranda Brevick, a Quest author, on Oct. 15, 2006, for no stated reason. Wafflefairy is blocked for a week. Perhaps there was a reason for deleting such a page, but if so, we'd kinda like to know.
- Wedding-vows-etc spammed Talk:Main Page on Oct. 17, 2006.
- Mr.MobileCreator spammed Talk:Main Page on Oct. 18, 2006.
- RxPillFirst spammed Talk:Main Page on Oct. 23, 2006. Cute story, though. Shame it wasn't, y'know, interactive fiction.
- TomTom27 spammed Talk:Main Page on Nov. 2, 2006. Begging for gay marriage money; surely there's a better place for that than here?
Vandalism in 2007
- VolkSukaHiter8 spammed Talk:Main Page on Jan. 27, 2007.
- Mark LibresPoker spammed Talk:Main Page on Feb. 20, 2007.
- Asfas spammed Talk:Main Page, deleting legit content and replacing with huge spam on Feb. 24, 2007.
- VolkSuka2Hiter8 spammed Talk:Main Page on Feb. 2, 2007. Gosh, that username looks familiar.
- Jkl deleted contents of Perry Parks page on March 5, 2007 without explanation.
- Recolax deliberately "hacked" Talk:Main Page on March 6, 2007. So sad.
- Uzman deliberately hacked Current events on March 8, 2007.
- Preobrajensky spammed Talk:Main Page on Apr. 11, 2007 with p0rn linkz.
- PreobrajenskySuka1 spammed Talk:Main Page on May 2, 2007. No obvious links this time, but still spam.
- Hahawudi spammed Talk:Main Page on May 16, 2007.
- Hahasite spammed Talk:Main Page May 24, 2007. This was just a single link embedded within legitimate content; one might call this stealth spam.
- Wwwzhudan spammed Talk:Main Page on June 9, 2007.
- Zhangpeng created five new pages (including his/her own user page) filled with Chinese spam links on June 14, 2007.
- Xdrs created IFWiki:Rain as a Chinese spam page on June 23, 2007, very similar to what Zhangpeng did.
- Miv12 created IFWiki:Miv12 as a Chinese spam page on June 27, 2007.
- Asdd created IFWiki:Asdd as a Chinese spam page on July 23, 2007.
- XDRS created IFWiki:1314 as a Chinese spam page on July 24, 2007. Perhaps the same guy as Xdrs a couple lines up?
- Hyangel created Xiao as an English/Chinese spam page on Aug 13, 2007.
- Dinyodm created three WoW spam pages on Oct 30, 2007.
- Bjdmmiv created five WoW/other spam pages (including his/her own user page) on Nov 10, 2007.
- WHERE replaced the content of The Adventures of Bobo the Monkey with a mock blurb of info, supposedly about Bobo the Monkey, on Nov 29, 2007. (Because this is vandalism, I blcoked WHERE's account, but on the off-chance that it was meant in fun instead of malice, the block is only 3 months instead of infinite. -- David Welbourn 11:35, 30 November 2007 (PST))
- Dzhtraviphe spammed Talk:Main Page on Dec 07, 2007. Only a teeny bit o' spam, but still spam.
- Zhdinmiv created a Chinese spam page on Dec 19, 2007.
Vandalism in 2008
- SergeyLepux spammed Talk:Corey W. Arnett on Feb 20, 2008.
- Levelmyth pro created a spam page on Feb 27, 2008.
- Mingtian created two spam pages on Feb 28, 2008.
- Wym888 created a Chinese spam page on April 18, 2008.
- Wymin888 created two Chinese spam pages on June 11, 2008. Hmmmm.
- LaaccAloue spammed Talk:Action twice on Nov 8 or 9, 2008.
- RactrOcc4t created a one-word nonsense or spam page on Dec 2, 2008. Apparently, it's a spam bot, who continued to spam us from Dec 10 to Dec 16. Sigh.
- LetocHiacc spammed 9:05 and LirelChiro spammed The Bible Retold on Dec 19, 2008. Looks like it's still the same bot we've been seeing since November.
Vandalism in 2009
- User:Blackjack created A day in life with inappropriate content, insulting that game's author, on Apr 04, 2009.
- User:NovilIzelr spammed 9:05 on May 21, 2009.
- User:DronrEldel spammed The Bible Retold on May 22, 2009.
- Several users with names in the format "[2-or-3-digit number] buy [something]" created spam user pages for themselves on June 8, 2009. Possibly this was a bot spamming us. They bothered us for several days. UPDATE: We keep attempting to block these guys through June, July, August, but they keep mutating their attack.
- User:Mdjww created a Runescape-based page in early July. Not in English, though.
- User:OloorTacoo and User:DomleToout spammed The Bible Retold and 9:05 respectively on July 9, 2009. Hm, those pages were spammed in May. Also, the technique was to add the spam then delete it; is it enough for them that it's in the page's history?
- User:LaeltRelro spammed 9:05, User:CnaolOrelc spammed The Bible Retold on Aug 18, 2009, same way as it was done in July. (I don't get it. What's special about those two pages in particular?)
- User:LazelEltor spammed David Fillmore on Sept 2, 2009, again via two edits: one to add the spam, and the second to delete it.
- User:Makhishewittl, User:Happyocombss and several other similar spam accounts created spam user pages for themselves on Oct 12 to 17, 2009. They were more annoying than usual because the height of their ads blocked anyone from clicking any of the tabs at the top of the page.
- Good news! On Oct 17, 2009, baf updated our copy of MediaWiki and added a few extensions, one of which will require new users to solve a captcha as part of the registration process. This should prevent a few spambots from creating new accounts at will. Another extension allows IFWiki bureaucrats to merge accounts together and delete one of them; Dswxyz will use it to start deleting the most obvious spam accounts from the system.
Vandalism in 2010
- User:Gentleman Flying created a spam page on May 18, 2010.
- User:Xuebao created a similar spam page on May 25, 2010.
- User:Rebeca123 added a spam link to the Nerd Quest page on July 15, 2010.
- Zhenxi840611, then Lxw840611 created the same spam page on July 31 and Aug 1, respectively.