The Spam Obliteration and Prevention (SOAP, formerly VSTF and GRASP) team is a group of Fandom users who have volunteered to help keep Fandom vandal and spam free. To do this they have been given additional user rights that allow them to detect and delete as well as blocking the users creating it.
While this is a volunteer group, its members are selected and invited by Fandom Staff only based on their contributions and efforts to achieve the SOAP goal. It thus serves no point to ask SOAP members or Staff to be added to the team and will even work counterproductive.
Callofduty4 has been editing on Fandom since late 2008 and joined SOAP in August 2012. They can be seen editing mainly on the Call of Duty Wiki. Feel free to use the contact links on the right if you need.
Lady Lostris has been an active member of Fandom since 2011 and SOAP since November 4th, 2014. You can always find her on the English Avatar wiki. Don't hesitate to contact her if you need any help with building your community.
RainA has been editing on Fandom since April 2012 and joined SOAP in May 2019. They are a huge fan of anime and mostly edit German anime wikis, such as the Attack on Titan Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them.
MarkusRost started editing the German Minecraft Wiki in 2014, eventually becoming an admin in 2017. Since then he became a member of GRASP and created a Discord bot to easily link wiki pages. He has been a wiki manager for Gamepedia since 2019 and became a SOAP member in June 2020.
Tono555 has been editing on Fandom since May 2014 and joined SOAP in May 2019. He spends most of his time on either the English or Spanish Avatar Wikis. If there's anything you need help with, feel free to ask!
Tokina8937 is an editor who joined on Fandom on May 2013 and who joined SOAP on June 2020. She spends some time on the VOCALOID Wiki where she is in charge of some maintenance tasks. She also analyzes a lot what is surrounding her. Feel free to ask her any question!
Frisk is a contributor to a few of Gamepedia wikis since 2013. He became involved in the wiki community and joined GRASP in 2018. He became a SOAP member in an effort to bring GRASP and VSTF groups together in June of 2020.
Mr Pie 5 started editing the ARK: Survival Evolved Wiki in its early days in 2015. He became a Wiki Manager in September 2017, and got involved with GRASP around the same time. He learned regex while creating abuse filters for the ARK wiki and has become proficient in using both, now managing the global filters on Gamepedia.
Asassin 1 is an active user of the Russian Minecraft Wiki on Gamepedia since May 2013, and becoming an administrator in January 2015. Became a GRASP member in November 2019 and joined SOAP in August 2020. Mostly edit Gamepedia wikis.
SOAP are selected and invited by Fandom Staff. It is not a position you can request. It serves no purpose asking staff or SOAP members to be given the rights, as such requests will be ignored. You can help out the team by reporting spam and vandalism in the aforementioned ways.
Task force members have extended user rights on all Fandom communities, including some administrator tools and access to additional tools that help them react quickly and effectively to find and remove vandalism and spam. They also have access to global bots to assist time in the cross-wiki cleanup.
While SOAP members have some tools that are generally attributed to Fandom Staff, they are not staff. To reach out to Fandom Staff, use this form.
While SOAP has access to some administrator tools, they are not administrators, and it's important to note that they do not replace or "outrank" local administrators. The local community and the local admins are responsible for their wiki-specific tasks, and SOAP is only there to help with cleaning cross-wiki spam and reverting vandalism on quiet or inactive wikis. If action was taken on a wiki where the administrator was inactive at the time of the vandalism, the SOAP block can always be reviewed and changed by the local admin.
SOAP solely deals with the prevention and removal of advertisement spam and clear-cut vandalism.
SOAP does not intervene:
when a local administrator is active
to enforce the breach of local policy
for local edit conflicts
for the insertion of false information – the volunteers may not have intimate knowledge on the subject of the wiki and are thus unable to judge the validity of the content. Contact a local administrator instead.
to carry out maintenance tasks in the absence of local administrators – please look into adopting the wiki instead
when a user is "spamming" nonsense – SOAP only deals with unwanted advertisements and links to other websites spam.