Forum:Protectsite enabled on 14 June
I have enabled Special:Protectsite to disable account creation for one hour, due to some koala-loving vandals. Changes to the protection may happen as the situation is still evolving. 14:55, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Update - He creates his accounts on another wiki now, and Wikia transfers those accounts to let him be able to vandalise here anyway. I am sending Wikia a message to request them to fix this, so accounts are not transferred during a protectsite. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 14:58, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Comment - We're still fighting off koalas and shock images everywhere. So far, in the past hour, there have been 16 blocks and probably close to 100 reverts and deletes. They're still coming, and VSTF has been called in. Ben RyfosTalk 15:07, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Comment - There has been no sign of the vandal since 15:01. (we have been busy watching the logs and RC closely for some minutes after that though, which explains Ryfos above, 6 mins after it stopped) I hope this means it's over finally. We got very lucky Zammy and Gaz came on just in time JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 15:29, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Another Comment Per RuneScape:Protectsite, Gaz is supposed to list the users who were the cause of the protect site to be needed.. here's a list:
- Koala says pathetic
- Koala lieks uer reasons
- So as I was saying, enjoy your page
- IP 126.96.36.199
- Oh noes...I did it again
- Koala is back
- "Not for long"
- I wouldn't count on it
- This user is currently blocked.
- Blocking for no reason?
- My point exactly.
- I'll be back when you have a less blocky mood
- Koala warrior
- A Totally Real Account (was unblocked after an appeal)
There are multiple image uploads, mostly of Koalas, but also 2 or 3 pornographic, and 2 or 3 random spam uploads. As Zamorak and Gaz would delete them and issue blocks, there would already be a new account starting again. The Protectsite was only done as a last resort while waiting on the VSTF, as we were fighting a losing battle, with Joeytje50 and I rolling back pages and Zamorak and Gaz deleting images and blocking. Ben RyfosTalk 15:50, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
- Thanks for letting us all know, and I like the little pop-up notice thingy :D ajr 16:02, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Comment - The chat logs of IRC at the time of the vandal attack: full log including unrelated chat, filtered from unrelated chat, for those who are interested in the progress of the attack and our reaction. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 16:08, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
- Seems to be on again. There should be an admin on all the time to be able to block. Brains, Ryfos and me are constantly watching the logs and RC atm. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 11:25, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
Comment - After this there was another attack around 11:25 UTC, Ryfos and me went to the
#wikia-vstf channel for possible assistance when needed, for example when the admins who were both busy with homework would not be available anymore etc. We were told user creation was disabled for a day, and I requested this to be removed again because the vandal would evade it anyway, and it would just interrupt other constructive editors. After a short while there were new account creations again, but after a quite long time of not a single IP edit I suspected something and checked, and it seemed that editing was disabled for non-autoconfirmed. This seems to have lasted from around 11:45 to 16:15 UTC. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 14:28, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
- I've added the blocked users from the 2nd attack to the list too. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 19:47, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
- so now we know it wasn't you. trololololo -- 13:01, June 17, 2011 (UTC)