On May 3rd, 2019 a user with multiple sock puppet accounts acted in violation of both the wiki rules and Fandoms' Terms of Service in uploading and changing files to extremely inappropriate images. We have blocked the vandal on all known accounts and will continue to do so as they are created. We have taken the following steps to prevent such an incident in the future:
Reverted image files back to the appropriate image
Deleted the offending image from the files' histories
Locked all background image file privileges to wiki admins
Deleted any page to created by the offending user
As part of our revisions, the Recent Edits and Wiki Activity pages will appear empty as a side effect. This does not mean everything on the wiki is deleted, it only means that we currently cannot see any wiki activity on that page until it is populated by more activity.
If the offending image is still visible to you, clear your browser's image cache, close your browser, and re-open it, and the image should be gone.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
VerBeeker wrote: Was the vandals known user or some rando newbie?
They were a random newbie who kept making new accounts when we banned them. We've reached out to Central, and we'll see if something comes of it. They should take some kind of action, considering the nature of the photograph that the vandal uploaded.
Some people have a dynamic IP address that changes by itself every so often. Or have some sort of thing that lets them change their IP address to bypass that ban. Or make an account... That works in some cases.
I wonder if it's that guy too, though the m.o. is pretty different.
We reached out to Fandom Central when this started, and I updated them on what happened on TEOR's wall. They banned the initial IP address and made it to where you have to be active on the wiki for a while before you're allowed to upload images. Minomelo figured out that similar attacks have happened to other wikis, so it's possible that this is just some no-life who goes to wikis one by one and terrorizes them.
yeah don't bother knowing, it just validates their existence, consider them less than nothing so they take the hint and leave or reform themselves. I only know one account likely targeted the moon Wiki because he tried playing the victim and had 2 contributions, 1 here and 1 there(I presume I suppose, I never followed him there to check)
I'm not saying not to report or ban them, just don't interact directly with them unless you are the one who can ban them. They get their jollies from the attention they garner and the amount of your time they waste, like a baby that can't self sooth, starve them of it and they eventually find productive methods of getting such attention... or move on to a community that gives them the attention.