Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam

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New Wikibot BadCitationBot[edit]

I've created a new Wikibot with the aim of checking citations for valid contents (right now it only checks for suspicious journals, social sites and weak or missing dates).

If you would like to test or contribute to it you can clone it from its git repository:

Remember to run pip -r requirements.txt

Just give it a list of articles you want checked and it will spit out information about whether it has things wrong with it. Bad date formats, suspicious journals and social media links again[edit]

More from the D&B Spammer. I reported this domain name in May, not sure why it wasn't added to the blacklist. - advocacy[edit]

Not exactly "spam" in the narrow sense of the term, but the site is repeatedly misused as source for topics about social justice issues, and related startups and initiatives. Youth Ki Awaaz is a user-generated content platform for such topics and doesn't meet WP:RS by a long shot (it may be occasionally of interest for an uncontroversial interview or the opinion of an involved expert).

I am not really asking for a blacklisting, but some advice on how to discourage further spreading of this site as source would be appreciated. Should such cases generally be added to User:XLinkBot revertlist or discussed at WP:RSN first? Any other ideas are welcome too of course :). GermanJoe (talk) 09:25, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Individual making changes on our wiki site to post falsehoods about our game's development[edit]

This individual is changing our page content to make it look like our development is stopping and we are no longer releasing on PS4. His actions cause a lot of discord in our gaming community as they believe what he posts. For example, he removed content showing we were planning a PS4 release. He added to our page that we were "not" planning a PS4 release and he is changing wording within our content descriptions, etc. He is an IP user and we would like him banned from making changes on our pages:

My email is [email protected] — Preceding unsigned comment added by RosieRascal (talkcontribs) 13:55, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

@RosieRascal: You'd be better off posting about this at WikiProject Video Games. At any rate, that unregistered user made some changes two weeks ago and hasn't made any edits since, so there's nothing for us to do. The edits have since been reverted by you and there's no indication further disruption will occur. Sam Walton (talk) 14:01, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

5 year, 1300 edit stealth spammer[edit]

Spam pages
Sites spammed

There are no doubt more, this spammer's edits deserve close scrutiny. MER-C 09:16, 5 September 2019 (UTC)[edit]

See esp the link at Advocate -- links to content-free lawyer directory. Refspam pure and simple. Link added at Mail-order bride by Rainddog hereBri (talk) 05:40, 14 September 2019 (UTC)