Hate to bug you, but since Parrotbeak hasn't gotten back to either of us I don't really have a choice. I need your help to ban this user, Sindel1000 the underage user is back and tore up the wiki last night. I suspect that this kid has 2 other accounts but at the moment I have no proof so I don't seek any actions against them. This one however is very blatently them, I was wondering if there was a way to block their IP address as well. I would like to prevent them from becoming a problem again in the future. Thank you in advance and sorry for bugging you on here again.
It has been done and Sindel1000 has been blocked. I would suggest reporting the user to Wikia Staff, and let them know to globally block Sindel1000, since underage users and recurring vandals are the users Wikia blocks. Sockpuppet accounts for the sake of vandalism are also a violation to the rules. Users' IP addresses are meant to be blocked so that they cannot create any more accounts. Strangely enough I made sure to block Sindel1000's initial IP address from their original account they decided to edit with first, yet they still make another account. Perhaps those accounts were pre-made, which could explain how they can still edit.
Thank you, I'm doing so as we speak. It is quite strange that she or he was able to do so, then again they could be making accounts at school, or the library, or perhaps at a friend or family's house. Unfortunatly it could be any number of ways. Hopefully this will put an end to their destructive nature. Although I have a feeling it will not, children are stubborn. Thank you again for your help.
It's no problem. Just a quick head's up, I will temporarily keep my post as admin until Parrotbeak's response in case more vandalism unknowingly arises. In the meantime, thank you for being a diligent user. It is very much appreciated.
No problem, I figured as much. I feel bad having to constantly disturb you on here when something bad happens, but I am glad to have you around. I am not sure what would've happened if I couldn't get in touch with you when Sindel first poped up. I am just happy to help.
BlouseGirl I hope you don't mind but I could use some advice if you have the time. I've encountered an issue and I'm not entirely sure how to handle it, or if I am even dealing with it properly. I was going to reach out to Parrotbeak but I really don't wish to bother her because I know how much stress the wikia caused her in the past and to be honest I'm worried she will be angry with me.
Long story short there has been a troll (or child, I’m pretty sure it’s still Sindel) spam making accounts and causing problems. Who they are is very obvious; They always seem to know more about their old accounts than what's been posted, constantly come back to their own old threads/comments/blog posts, more often than not bashing their old account despite being told it’s blocked, and are always made the day they start spamming. There are other things but I’m trying to keep this short. At this point I've begun auto blocking them on sight but they must have some type of IP jumper because no matter how many time I IP block them they come back with at least two new accounts. They have even openly admitted to running a few of the accounts. At this point the user seems to be against me personally and honestly it’s a bit frustrating because I just want to make things better on the wiki. It seems they come back every day or so just to cause problems. I spend at least twenty minutes a day cleaning up their messes. I’ve begun ignoring them and just blocking when it becomes obvious who they are but I worry that’s not right. I guess what I’m wondering is, do you know a better way to deal with this sort of thing? Or do I just need to keep this up until they go away?
I'm sorry again for bothering you but I could really use all the advice I can get.
Have you contacted Wikia about this problem? You can write them an email discussing your qualms, and maybe even recommend for the Wikia Staff to globally ban Sindel. If reaching Parrotbeak at the moment seems like a stretch, perhaps you can try contacting her at another time.
For the time being I would suggest to try and reason with this user continuously until they respond - try to coerce them from creating sockpuppet accounts in the future if they do not actually get globally banned by Wikia. Ban them from editing, but still keep their talk page active. The user should receive emails notifying them, so it is probable that they will acknowledge the fact that someone has reached out to them (possibly, again) and have no choice but to respond. Are there any pages that this user vandalizes more abundantly than others? If so, try protecting a few pages for a while until this starts to die down. These are the general countermeasures I would take if I were in this predicament, however if you have any more queries that you would like me to address, then please do not be afraid to ask.