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A WikiTroll is a person who purposefully defaces a document on a wiki. There are a few methods in place for dealing with WikiTrolls.
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A '''WikiTroll''',  unlike a [[HRWiki:WikiGnome|WikiGnome]], is a person who purposefully defaces a document on a wiki. There are a few methods in place for dealing with WikiTrolls.
==How to revert a page==
==How to revert a page==
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Any page can be reverted back to a previous version. Here's how:
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Any page can be reverted to a previous version. Simply click "diff" in [[Special:Recentchanges|Recent changes]], and then click "undo". State after the text that is already in the summary box that you are reverting because of a troll and click "Save page". This can also be accomplished by comparing versions of a article in its page history.
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*''sysop:'' Simply click "history" at the top of the page you wish to roll back. Position the radio buttons at the current version and the version you want to roll back to, then click "Compare selected versions". Next, click the "rollback" link near the upper right side of the page (directly to the right of the most recent author's name).
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*''non-sysop:'' Simply click "history" at the top of the page you wish to roll back.  Then click on the time and date of the archived version you want to revert back to.  The page will appear with the version indicated at the top of the page, just underneath the page title.  Next, click "edit" at the top of the page.  Add a note in the Summary box that you are reverting the page because of a troll, and then click "Save page".
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After repeated defacings, an offender's IP address can be blocked by [[Special:Listadmins|several users]] who have [[HRWiki:Sysops|sysop]] rights. These admins pay careful attention to the [[Special:Recentchanges|recent changes]] page, and will [[Special:Ipblocklist|block]] IP addresses where/when appropriate.
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After repeated defacings, an offender's IP address can be blocked by [[Special:Listadmins|several users]] who have admin rights. These admins pay careful attention to this page, and will [[Special:Ipblocklist|block]] IP addresses where/when appropriate.
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    *                TO LIST VANDALS ON THIS PAGE              *
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== Known Offenders ==
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If you see any suspicious, defamatory, or objectionable behavior by any individuals on our wiki, please add their IP address to the list following the same format as the example shown below.  For our purposes, an "offense" is defined as the defacement of a single document of our wiki.
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==See also==
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=== Example ===
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*[[HRWiki:WikiTroll Archive|WikiTroll Archive]]
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{| border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=2 style="border-collapse:collapse"
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*[[HRWiki:Blocking policy|Blocking policy]]
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| 12/13/05 || {{troll|127.0.0.1}} || [[Main Page|Page Defaced]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Main_Page&diff=0&oldid=1 actual edit] || Description of dastardly deed
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'''The general format:'''<br>Use the <nowiki>{{troll}}</nowiki> template as shown below to input the user name, which will automatically create the appropriate links.
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<div style="background:#F5F5F5;padding:8px;border:1px gray dashed"><tt>|-<br><nowiki>
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| 12/13/05 || {{troll|127.0.0.1}} || [[Page Defaced]] [http://link_to_actual_edit] || Description</nowiki></tt></div>
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<!--- Now, this table format might be a bit confusing, so if you can't figure out how to add people to it, just toss the date, IP address, and pages defaced down at the bottom of the page and someone will add it in for you.  We're flexible like that. --->
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== Offenders ==
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''For a listing of older offenders, please see [[HRWiki:WikiTroll Archive|the archive]].''
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| 12/04/05 || {{troll|Ex-troller}} || [[User:Ex-troller]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:Ex-troller&oldid=210474] || Inappropriate user page; made comments about trolling before and planning to again. Also wrote a message saying, "this will probably get me banned, won't it?"
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| 12/11/05 || {{troll|PFloydPotter}} || [[Homestar Runner]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Homestar_Runner&oldid=215378&diff=prev] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Homestar_Runner&oldid=215378&diff=prev] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Homestar_Runner&oldid=215376&diff=prev] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Homestar_Runner&oldid=215375&diff=prev] || Blanked portions of the page
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| 12/14/05 || {{troll|Ava}} || [[User talk:Net]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk%3ANet&diff=216758&oldid=210475] ||Deleted other users messages
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| 12/19/05 || {{troll|Fullbide}} || [[Talk:Stinkoman 20X6 Enemies]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Talk:Stinkoman_20X6_Enemies&oldid=218690&diff=prev] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Talk:Stinkoman_20X6_Enemies&oldid=218240&diff=prev] [[User Talk:Tampo]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Tampo&oldid=218743&diff=prev] [[User:Bkmlb/welcome]] || Repeatedly modified other users' comments and sections of their user pages, despite repeated warnings and requests, particularly by Tampo, to leave him alone.  See page histories and diffs for more information.
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| 12/21/05 || {{troll|Ciberdude444}} || [[Quote of the Week]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Quote_of_the_Week&diff=prev&oldid=219272] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Quote_of_the_Week&diff=next&oldid=219276] [[User:Salty]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User%3ASalty&diff=221452&oldid=221399] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:Salty&diff=next&oldid=221452] HRWiki:WikiTroll [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=HRWiki%3AWikiTroll&diff=221465&oldid=221461] || Replaced text with random words/sentences. '''UPDATE:''' 12/24/05: Insulted [[User:Salty|Salty]] on his user page. Also vandalized this page.
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| 12/23/05 || {{troll|Seriously}} || [[Strong Bad Email]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Strong_Bad_Email&curid=732&diff=220981&oldid=218842] [[Template:STUFF/That A Ghost]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Template:STUFF/That_A_Ghost&diff=prev&oldid=219007] || Added nonsense personal message to [[Strong Bad Email]]. Also messed up a STUFF page, although this may have been a mistake rather than vandalism. Is apparently a repeat offender (he's already been blocked for personal attacks; see his block log.)
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| 12/27/05 || {{troll|Megajake}} || [[Day at the Park]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Day_at_the_Park&diff=prev&oldid=86973] [[Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Decemberween_Sweet_Cuppin%27_Cakes&diff=prev&oldid=86976] [[The Cheat Theme Song]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=The_Cheat_Theme_Song&diff=prev&oldid=86980] HRWiki:WikiTroll [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=HRWiki:WikiTroll&diff=prev&oldid=86982] [[User:The Chort]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:The_Chort&curid=10107&diff=223151&oldid=223146&rcid=167620]  [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:The_Chort&curid=10107&diff=223153&oldid=223151&rcid=167622], [[User:DorianGray]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:DorianGray&curid=10304&diff=223162&oldid=223012&rcid=167631] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User:DorianGray&curid=10304&diff=223174&oldid=223173&rcid=167639], [[3 Times Halloween Funjob Costumes]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=3_Times_Halloween_Funjob_Costumes&curid=14877&diff=223177&oldid=198217&rcid=167642] [[User talk:Invisible Robot Fish]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Invisible_Robot_Fish&curid=4168&diff=223181&oldid=223179&rcid=167646], [[pooooooop]] || Added inappropriate content to pages, blanked one page, made an inappropriate page
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| 12/27/05 || {{troll|Homsar_4591}} || [[Fat Bluebird]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Fat_Bluebird&curid=16227&diff=223338&oldid=219474&rcid=167819]  || Blanked the page. Has already been blocked for vandalism in the past.
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| 12/29/05 || {{troll|68.46.96.225}} || [[geddup noise]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=geddup_noise&curid=12309&diff=225152&oldid=224865&rcid=169652]  || Added profanity and rudeness to defend addition of a Fun Fact.
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| 12/30/05 || {{troll|217.52.206.31}} || [[HRWiki:Introduction]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=HRWiki:Introduction&diff=prev&oldid=225659] || Pharmaceutical links
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| 12/30/05 || {{troll|71.251.32.154}} || [[Fhqwhgads (karaoke)]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Fhqwhgads_%28karaoke%29&diff=prev&oldid=225748] || Blanked
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| 12/30/05 || {{troll|69.244.167.38}} || [[Strong Bad Email]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Strong_Bad_Email&diff=prev&oldid=225859], [[family]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=family&oldid=225861] || Pretended there was a new email out and made a page for it.
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| 12/30/05 || {{troll|SuperKid}} || [[Homestar Jr.]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Homestar_Jr.&diff=prev&oldid=225946] [[Egg Throwing Game]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=Egg_Throwing_Game&diff=prev&oldid=225954] || Vandalism, added nonsense, moved [[Homestar vs. Other Little Girl]], was warned.
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| 1/1/06 || {{troll|12.161.96.213}} || [[guitar]] [http://www.hrwiki.org/index.php?title=guitar&diff=227537&oldid=227534] || Added a link to "A website that has totally nothing to do with this, but is really awesome"
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Current revision as of 23:01, 15 August 2015

Shortcut:
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Or maybe a troll?

A WikiTroll, unlike a WikiGnome, is a person who purposefully defaces a document on a wiki. There are a few methods in place for dealing with WikiTrolls.

[edit] How to revert a page

Any page can be reverted to a previous version. Simply click "diff" in Recent changes, and then click "undo". State after the text that is already in the summary box that you are reverting because of a troll and click "Save page". This can also be accomplished by comparing versions of a article in its page history.

After repeated defacings, an offender's IP address can be blocked by several users who have sysop rights. These admins pay careful attention to the recent changes page, and will block IP addresses where/when appropriate.

[edit] See also

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