RuneScape:Counter-Vandalism Unit/end

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What should be reported

  • Blanking pages.
  • Posting offensive material, whether it be images or words.
  • Adding nonsensical or meaningless content.
  • False or deceptive information is being added to an article when the contributor knows that it is false.
  • Blatant personal attacks on a user.
  • Content which encourages breaking any of the Rules of RuneScape.
  • Advertising in any form (aside from websites listed under "External Links" which relate to the article that it is being put in).
  • Impersonating another user.

What should not be reported

  • A discussion where differing opinions are being debated or discussed.
  • Common mistakes, such as incorrect categorisation or misspelled words.
  • Contributing in languages other than English. Should instead be directed toward a non-English RSW.
  • Articles about players, except in cases of repeated articles.
  • Incorrect information is being added to an article when the contributor is not aware of them being incorrect.
  • Vandalism that was reverted by a sysop.

Warning users

Before you report a user for vandalism, it is strongly recommended that you first warn them on their talk page. (Warnings are not necessary in the case of grossly obvious and repeated vandalism.) To warn a user, add one of the following templates to their talk page, followed by your signature.

In all templates that use it, the page parameter is optional. Replace page with the name of an article in question, and the template will link to it.

  • {{subst:test1|page}} - politely informs the user that their edit has been removed. This warning template assumes good faith by treating the edit as a test edit. Suitable for low-level vandalism, as not all vandalism edits are intentionally malicious.
  • {{subst:test2|page}} - asks the user not to remove content or add nonsense to pages, and warns that these edits are considered vandalism.
  • {{subst:warn3|page}} - strongly informs the user that if they continue with their disruptive editing, they will be blocked. Use this when a vandal is persistently making bad-faith edits.
  • {{subst:gemw1|page}} - politely informs the user that their edit to an Exchange: page was removed because it was incorrect or improperly implemented. Assumes good faith.
  • {{subst:gemw2|page}} - asks the user not to add incorrect information to an Exchange: page, and warns that such activity is considered vandalism.
  • {{subst:charm log 1|page}} - politely informs the user that an incorrect edit to a Charm log was removed. Assumes good faith.
  • {{subst:charm log 2|page}} - asks the user not to incorrectly update a Charm log, and warns that such edits are considered vandalism.
  • {{subst:No Vandal}} - describes what vandalism is and asks them to stop it.


If you feel you have been wrongly accused of vandalism, leave a comment on the warning user's talk page.