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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. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 14:55, June 14, 2011 (UTC)

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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. JOEYTJE50TALKpull 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. Grim reaper hood.png 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 =D JOEYTJE50TALKpull 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:

  1. Trolzorlol
  2. KOALAVENGEANCE
  3. KOALAftww
  4. KOALAONTHELINE
  5. KOALARIGHTSACTIVIST
  6. KOALAINABOTTLE
  7. Misleadingname
  8. Thatsenoughofthatfornow
  9. Bronzswordmastr2333
  10. KOALASWEARSVENGEANCEBRBWITHSOMETACTICS
  11. Koala says pathetic
  12. Koala lieks uer reasons
  13. So as I was saying, enjoy your page
  14. IP 85.77.51.69

  15. Oh noes...I did it again
  16. Koala?
  17. Koala is back
  18. "Not for long"
  19. I wouldn't count on it
  20. This user is currently blocked.
  21. Blocking for no reason?
  22. My point exactly.
  23. I'll be back when you have a less blocky mood
  24. Koala warrior
  25. 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. Grim reaper hood.png 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. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:08, June 14, 2011 (UTC)

The timestamps are of UTC+2, btw JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:09, June 14, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - There was a smaller attack (~15 minutes) at 07:26 (UTC). Seems to have stopped for now. 222 talk 08:26, June 15, 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. JOEYTJE50TALKpull 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. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 14:28, June 15, 2011 (UTC)

I've added the blocked users from the 2nd attack to the list too. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 19:47, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
Wait, so we had a troll invasion with the release of a Troll Invasion? Achievements Coelacanth0794 Talk Contribs 21:15, June 15, 2011 (UTC)
No. It was a Koala invasion. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 21:38, June 15, 2011 (UTC)

Comment - Wath is diz? My internet craps out and you guise get a vandal thingy? Not cool bro, not cool. -- CakeMixwhut? 13:37, June 16, 2011 (UTC)

so now we know it wasn't you. trololololo --Iiii I I I 13:01, June 17, 2011 (UTC)
The IPs were Finnish anyway... Not Norwegian... nubnubnubnubnub...
Oh and the new trolling is koala'ing
KOALALALALALA JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 16:15, June 17, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - No reason for this to stay open, and the community seems to not disagree with the ProtectSite. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 17:40, June 20, 2011 (UTC)