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Sun, Jul 7, 2013 5:06 AM

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Character Page Vandal, Please BAN!

Please BAN this Character Page vandal! pfelipens (http://www.imdb.com/user/ur23449243/)

He been vandalizing Character pages by moving them and merging some with others even though i have warned him 3 times over the last 1 month to stop doing so, he doesn't seem to be learning, Please can you revert ALL his character page edits and BAN him........ his recent vandalism includes Moving

Charles Xavier to Potato Pie (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001110/)
Rogue to Daryll (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001098/)
Bobby Drake to August Marks (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188868/)
Logan to Avi (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188771/)
Ororo Munroe to Michael McDerry (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188878/)

He generally vandalized COMIC Book related characters..

When trolls like these vandalise character pages all the time and then make the IMDb Top250 Contributor list, it speak volumes about how poor the admins are running this site.. Please BAN him, I warned him 3 times, its not working and please can an ADMIN revert his changes, he may have vandalized many more but I can't find them...the longer those pages remain vandalized the harder it becomes to FIX.

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7 years ago

Clearly, these character pages have been vandalized. Out of curiosity, how did you determine who vandalized these pages?

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there is a watchlist of these things, i avoid mentioning it cause vandals use the list to find out if people have reverted their changes and then change it back...I have reverted him twice already, can't keep doing it...action needs to be taken.

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Thanks.

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7 years ago

I brought it up here as well (http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/n...) and it seems like all the users posts has been deleted, not sure if banned but his recent vandalism weren't reverted, I tried to fix some but couldn't so i hope an admin would fix them

(http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188771/) can no longer change it back to Logan

(http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188868/) can't add "Bobby" as an alternate name which is a commonly used name for that character

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7 years ago

It looks like all of the character pages vhavnal mentions above (in his original message) have been reverted except for:

Logan to Avi (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188771/)

Fortunately, this page appears to be correct:
Wolverine (Character)
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001095/

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7 years ago

Does Bobby Drake need Bobby as an alternate name? It would seem pretty obvious that he is usually going to be referred to as Bobby. If the name was Robert Drake then I could see that being an idea.

A more obvious aka is Iceman. Granted there is a separate entry for Iceman (is that needed?) but it should be in there somewhere, as presumably should be a link to the Iceman entry (in the bio?):

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001114/

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7 years ago

Why was this TAGGED as SOLVED?, its not solved completely, the admins need to fix those pages and many more he may have vandalized especially Logan (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188771/), only an ADMIN can REVERT the page.

Emperor, its their POLICY, A superhero will be divided into 2 character page, their REAL name and their SUPER HERO name, Bobby Drake is his real name so a separate character page so no one is allowed to MERGE both the pages...and Bobby is his common character name used in tv series and games, his surname drake is rarely used.......IMDb makes it REALLY EASY to vandalize swiki pages but makes it REALLY HARD to FIX.....

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I was just thinking that - they'll stop you merging it with their alter ego (which makes sense I suppose as there are such "legacy" superheroes who have had a number of people wear the mask - Blue Beetle or villains like the Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, etc. - which I should have known if I'd thought about it, I've worked on most of those character pages over on Wikipedia!1) but you can merge it with someone else without anyone raising an eyebrow.

I suppose it may be marked as solved because the changes are all submitted and are working their way through the pipeline. You'd hope. You'd also hope they backtrack their submissions and perhaps check the IP too, as I doubt banning them will stop them.

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yep, i think its a good idea but people keep moving the character pages or merging them and creating NEW VERSIONS of the same page which again, only ADMINS can fix.. and thats why if you search for a major character, you will find more than 1 page for it..swiki sections on IMDb is "poorly policed" ..i just found another page the troll "f" up (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0188865/), it used to be Scott Summers (Cyclops), there may be others but hard to find as only the mods know which pages have been changed/moved by an editor..

The funny thing about that editor that did this was that he made the Top250 lists 2 years in a row (2011,2012) just by making mass edits to the swiki pages, uptil now all his credits were normal or so i thought but then i realized he could easily remove a 100 credits from a character page (+100 to his contributions) and then come back 24 hour later when the change has been done and then re-add them (+100 to his contributors), what a simple way to cheat the system and make the Imdb Top250 contributor list...while the rest of us contributors have to wait days before changes are made to our updates to title and name pages.. and actually work hard to make the list...he isn't the FIRST editor who mainly contributes to swiki pages and has made the Top250 list that i have reported ..infact he is the 4th....i was able to get 2 BANNED, one has stopped editing swiki for a while and the 4th one has started complying with the rules..

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It is one of the reasons we need visible edit histories:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

They should also remove swiki edits from counts of contributions - the system is too easily gamed.

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yep, i tried telling Col about this, he said its not possible yet .. :(

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Thanks for that - at least it is in their mind while they are fiddling with the underlying infrastructure.

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wish they were, have been telling them for nearly 3 years now how easy it is to vandalize the swiki sections and unlike other wiki's, there is no "recent changes" pages to keep tabs on what gets changed and also no swiki history for contributors....

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7 years ago

He is back as punkclown (http://www.imdb.com/user/ur44916957/) and has already vandalized the same pages, i have fixed what i could see, i'm not sure if this thread which has now being tagged as "Solved" will be revisited by an admin

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7 years ago

other vandalisms of pfelipens over the years ..you deleted his account but did NOT revert all his vandalisms....

(see bio history)

This used to be Azula (last air bender character) http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00469... (see bio history)

The Architect from Matrix (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00007...)

Kenny from South Park (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00035...)

Edward Nygma the Riddler from Batman (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00001...)

Harvey Dent from DC Comics (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00818...)

This used to be Loki from Norse Mythology (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00063...)

Ivan Vanko from Marvel (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch01493...)

Moloch the Mystic (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00731...)

Alexander Mahone from Prison Break (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00079...)

Criss from 30Rock (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch02890...)

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7 years ago

BUMPING for admin.. this is NOT SOLVED.

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7 years ago

Bump, had to revert him 2 times already today....can the champs here remove the "solved" tag?

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vhavnal, I do not have administrative rights for Get Satisfaction. I do not believe that any of the other champions on this site have such rights.

Based upon on a very cursory look, it does not appear that this specific problem has been solved.

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I do not believe that any of the other champions on this site have such rights.


It appears a Champ can be given a Management Seat that would give them those rights:

https://getsatisfaction.com/corp/help...

However, I'm not aware of a champ that has this setting and this does count towards the maximum number of seats, so they might feel they have enough staff around to cover most needs.

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7 years ago

still vandalizing a LOT of character pages, good job IMDb, get off your LAZY ASS and ban the Mofo...

recent vandalisms
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00022... (was a character from Memento)
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0006337/ was Loki

maybe more, i can't find it cause its not POSSIBLE.