Hi, generally I wanted to ask about the block that I got earlier, some time back in January. Just wanted to know what exactly happened, since during then I was blocked due to "spam", which I'm very sure that I wasn't doing it (I'm on regular anti-vandal activity on my wiki too). Thanks for your attention to this issue.
Someone is complaining about a ban that Sulfur placed on them in December, due to Spam. The user claims they've never posted on a wiki before, (though I guess you hear that a lot!) I'd never heard of ya'll before, but now I'm wondering if I could get details regarding the ban, or what needs to be done to lift their wikia-wide ban (if appropriate).
Block ID: #25200
Hello Sulfur, recently, I have been blocked by you for sharing a blocked IP address.
When I was editing, a message came up:
Your name or IP address has been blocked.
The block was made by Sulfur.
Reason given: This username or IP address is prevented from editing across the entire Wikia network due to vandalism or other disruption.
If you believe this is in error, please contact Wikia.
The blocker also gave this additional reason: spam.
Start of block: 15:28, January 11, 2012
Expiry of block: 15:28, April 11, 2012
Intended blockee: 188.8.131.52
Block ID: #27613
Current IP address: 184.108.40.206
I don't know why, if I had been spamming on Wikia, I should have been warned before being blocked. I mainly edit on the One Piece Encyclopedia. If you are able to please change the block settings to Block Anonymous Users Only. If you have any notifications, please contact me on my talk page. Thanks in advance.
It's altogether likely that you are not the spammer, but someone else on your network is. Indeed, in the space of a minute, your messages on my talk page at Memory Alpha came from two different IP addresses, suggesting that your host bounces you around quite rapidly.
Those blocks (as you can tell from the "Intended blockee" are IP address blocks only. We cannot choose to block "IP only", and indeed, that would not have covered the problem in this case, as that IP was used by several spam accounts.
I have unblocked the IP, but I note from the text you pasted above that you'd already moved onto a new IP address anyhow.
Sometimes, when I get blocked, I would then exit the browser and do other things. About half an hour later, I will be unblocked, allowing me to edit again. Afterwards, blocked again and the reason of the block is the same.
There are two vandals are still vandalizing the Fire Emblem Wiki and now they are messing with us and can you block them? And the two admins, Otherarrow and Semajdraehs seems that they's not available right now. And the vandals are still continuing.
But, here are those two IP Vandals in the FE Wiki:
sorry to report on this but an idiot is saying stuff like dates and places that dont exist and you have been blocking 2 ip adresses that i have been using one is my iPad and a computer that i use at my school
Hello, you have recently blocked my friend for a small amount of time for no specified reason, His name is Dante Krayl (I think thats his last name) and I am just wondering why, I have not seen him spam before nor has he done anything wronge before, an explination would be nice as he is sorta stressed.
For a user who is blocked, they will see a box with the block ID in it when they try to edit any page. It will have data like the following:
You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
Your user name or IP address has been blocked.
The block was made by __________.
Reason given: no reason given
Start of block: date
Expiry of block: date
Intended blockee: Blocked user's name
Block ID: #number
Current IP address: IP Address
If your friend would like to discuss the block, please tell your friend to contact the person who blocked them (in this case, Sulfer) directly.
Advocating for your friend is nice of you, but blocks are typically only discussed directly between blockee and blocker, not friends or third parties. Also, it's impossible to know which block is being referred to without the block information (which you wouldn't have if you're not blocked).
There are a lot of users that come in and vandalize or spam from that netblock. As such, we are forced to put blocks in place. Fortunately, since you guys seem to change IPs so rapidly, just wait a bit and you're ok. Just like now. You were blocked for "vandalism", but you could post on my page, so you obviously moved on and all is good.
Well, here's how this started. A user named Jiroemon Kimura1 started posting hate comments on the Amazing Everything Wiki and the Oldest People wiki, and was globally disabled. Then he came back as ValuableEdits and performed more vandalism. Then, he came back under the name DonutEat and created a troll wiki.
I want you to know that I feel a bit angry to you. It's because all admin in Unlimited Ninja Wiki are blocked, icluding me, and other users this morning. All reasons are "vandalism" and "disruption" and "spams".
We do not do those things and we contribute for the betterment only of our wikia.
I beseech you, please do not just block people at your will or whatsoever standard you might have. You can warn people first. Tell them about what they do. Better yet, understand first their actions before blocking them, before banning them from chat or comments and they can't even talk to you about the problem.
I sent a message to WIKI, about 4x to unblock us. To their good actions, they unblocked us.
Sir/Madam, I do not question your authority because you will not be put in there if you are not suit for that. What I want to convey to you is that, a little consideration won't harm. You can contact us if you find something wrong to what we do. Let us know, so we can work things out without hurting anyone's feelings.
Do not edit pages that is not yours, unless you got permission to do so from the owner,
Accept penalties for your mistakes as humbly as you can, Do not change content on pages, save for grammatical errors, it could be considered vandalism, Only users with over 55 pages maybe able to make user categories like Category:PandoraStar411 and Category:AngelinBlack242.
If the user/owner of a page refuses to fix a problem on a page that an Admin politely told them, then the admin who asked can edit the page to fix that problem, like http://bronies.wikia.com/wiki/User:Bleck11 has done?