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Welcome to the Administrative Assistance reading room. You can request assistance from administrators for handling a variety of problems here and alert them about problems which may require special actions not normally used during regular content editing. Please be patient as administrators are often quite busy with either their own projects or trying to perform general maintenance and cleanup.
You can deal with most vandalism yourself: fix it, then warn the user. If there is repeated vandalism by one user, lots of vandalism on a single page, or vandalism from many users, tell an admin here, or in #wikibooks (say
!admin to get attention).
For more general questions and assistance that doesn't require an administrator, please use the Assistance Reading Room.
Oddly similar minor vandalism
It's been suggested to me this sort of thing is likely to be different people in the same class. With that in mind, I've just given each of the two accounts a 24 hour block —I hadn't bothered to block them at all, at first— to let them, and others in their class if that were to be what was going on, know they shouldn't be doing that. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 11:06, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
- They are sockpuppets (confirmed by CheckUser) or possibly meatpuppets. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 11:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
- Mumfum was a vandalism spree Wikibooks went through about 6-8 years ago. It was a constant problem although I'd thought that some filter had been made to deal with the problem.--ЗAНИA talk 15:30, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
- He is the same person as the "ass pus" vandal who has been doing similar attacks on other WMF wikis. He first appeared on the English Wikipedia in late 2004 as the "pelican shit" vandal, if I remember correctly. I thought he would have grown out of it after 10 years, but I guess I was wrong. :\ --Ixfd64 (discuss • contribs) 05:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Spammer & Protection Required
Please see IP 126.96.36.199, and its contribution Request you to keep a check on it, and is further Vandalism is done, please block it. The current one has been reverted by myself. The page World History/Civilization and Empires in the Indian Subcontinent requires Protection once more on an urgent basis. Jai Jinendra. Vishal Bakhai - Works 16:28, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
- Also for the following User - User:Godzilla25. User put his user id in the edit. I have reverted the edit and have warned the user. Request to keep a tab on this user too. Again Danke Schôn. Jai Jinendra Vishal Bakhai - Works 21:20, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
- I am not sure, if you missed this, but the page World History/Civilization and Empires in the Indian Subcontinent also requires protection, as there are edit wars and insertions within the book (literal war) being done. Pi, if you can look at the same as well. Jai Jinendra. Vishal Bakhai - Works 08:34, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
exactly how does one provide wiki with proof that one is the copyright holder even if the item (a recipe) has been donated to the public domain but happens to appear on a website that has a copyright date on the site (food.com, the copyright is there for the look and feel and the name of the site)
my recipe has been deleted because somebody saw it on food.com and noticed it here as well. It's getting to be a hair's distance to me simply pulling the recipe from everybody entirely and marking yet another thing beneficial to mankind as unsuitable for mankind. Robert Dell (discuss • contribs) 00:46, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
- Did anyone expressly contested the content license here ? In general we accept your content on your responsibility (as you submit content you become legally responsible for it, and Wikimedia puts all the burden on your if something goes wrong). In case of an actual dispute you can use the normal method of contacting the work's copyright owner and request a license or provide the link to any other place that has "published" the content with a valid (compatible) license or asserting that it is on the public domain. In any case recipes are extremely hard to copyright, it is very easy to bypass by rewording the fluff and keep the non-copyrightable facts, even to improve upon it. --Panic (discuss • contribs) 05:05, 26 September 2014 (UTC)