What is vandalism?
The term vandalism refers to the act of destroying something, on wikis, this can be seen as a number of things:
- Intentionally inserting false information or removing correct information for one person's benefit (Scamming)
- Moving pages to irrelevant names (Irrelevant moving)
- Advertising things not relating to the game Tibia, or things which go against the Tibia Rules (Spamming)
What to do if you spot vandalism
Ideally, you'll want to revert the edits the vandal has made, see Help:Reverting for how to do that.
Sometimes however, you will be unable to undo the vandals edits as a normal user. You may require assistance from an admin if, for example, the vandal creates a page irrelevant to the wiki.
If the vandal created pages which should not be here, you may mark it for deletion. The same applies to images. It would also be appropriate to inform an admin of their inappropriate edits.
Here is an example of vandalism:
Examples of vandalism
Here is a small list of things which are commonly seen as vandalism, it is not limited to these, but these are seen most frequently.
Keep in mind that the punishment isn't "pre-determined" i.e the punishment the vandal receives is entirely up to the admin.
|Reason||Example||What to do||Likely Result|
|Scamming||"This item is very rare because it is only dropped by The Horned Fox" on the page Axe.||Revert, inform an admin if they continue||Warning, temporary block if the vandal persists.|
|Irrelevant Moving||User moves Ghazbaran to Gazbaren||Move the page back to the appropriate page, and inform an admin.||If seen as intentional, a temporary block, if not, then a warning.|
|Spamming||Glorifying rule-violations, "if you spam it hard enough someone will buy" on any page.||Revert the edits and if necessary explain on the talk page, inform an admin if they add it again.||Depends how serious the offense is. Most likely a warning, and block if they persist.|
|Clearing Pages||Removing all content from any page||Revert it and inform an admin.||Most likely a warning, and block if they continue.|
|Nonsensical or Irrelevant Pages||Creating a page with the contents "adhahahl"||Mark the page for deletion.||Page would be considered for deletion and the vandal warned.|