HRWiki:WikiTroll

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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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How to revert a page

Any page can be reverted back to a previous version. Here's how:

  • 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).
  • 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".


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

Known Offenders

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.

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.

Example

Date IP Address and Contributions Pages defaced Description
12/13/2004 127.0.0.1 (all edits) Page Defaced actual edit Description of dastardly deed.

Offenders

For a listing of older offenders, please see the archive.


Date IP Address and Contributions Pages defaced Description
5/1/05 68.14.159.51 (all edits) King Of Town [1] Created this page (which I changed to a redirect to King of Town), and posted garbage on it.
5/1/05 216.185.205.250 (all edits) HRWiki:Sandbox [2] [3] [4] Deleted the template from the sandbox.
5/3/05 65.43.84.220 (all edits) Strong Sad's Lament [5] Defaced Strong Sad's Lament. Replaced "Posts" section with the word "poop."
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