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9th Nov, 2017 08:11:03 AM

Suggesting things for the mods to do is frowned upon. Just report in, as you've already done, and let the mods handle the rest.

9th Nov, 2017 08:12:11 AM

I see. ...Only, I don't know how to. Can you show me how to report this issue to the mods? I'm very confused right now...

Edited by Concrete4
9th Nov, 2017 08:17:31 AM

The mods read this forum, so you've already reported it by posting here.

9th Nov, 2017 08:19:39 AM

Thank you. Now about the whole "Imperator Ix" issue... is it a good idea that we should refer to Ix by his full name, plus the game he originates from?

9th Nov, 2017 08:36:26 AM

I feel like you're the person in the right here. I have no clue who Imperator Ix is, so having a link to his game of origin is really convenient, because then I know where to look to learn about him, whereas just saying "Ix" doesn't explain anything.

An exception to this would be if you refer to the character multiple times in the same paragraph, as usually one wick will suffice.

(it is worth noting that you added the "Imperator" part twice, and he removed it twice, so this is already in Edit War territory. However, unlike Horus, you reported it in here, which is always a smart idea whenever someone is being stubborn.)

Edited by MegaMarioMan
9th Nov, 2017 08:37:56 AM

Exactly my point. So now, I will revert Horus' edit and if he does this again even after being suspended, you know what I'll do.

9th Nov, 2017 08:44:26 AM

And he did it again. This is getting us nowhere. Or was it someone else?

Otherwise, I'll just focus on other edits.

Edited by Concrete4
9th Nov, 2017 08:52:42 AM

Can an IP check be done on Sonic Sol Snake and Horus? Because they made the same edit to the same entry.

9th Nov, 2017 09:38:22 AM

I've noticed the similar entries between those two as well and those are the same two people responsible for my edit war problem.

9th Nov, 2017 12:36:46 PM

Horus is edit banned and shares one IP with Sol Snake but I'll let Fighteer check that more thoroughly.

9th Nov, 2017 02:13:28 PM

Of course. Fighteer knows what to do about this situation.

Fighteer MOD
9th Nov, 2017 07:45:58 PM

Hmm. Well, Horus, SonicSolSnake, and InfiniteAnnBeyond have all been editing the same articles, share "home" IPs, and have been using a ton of proxies, evidently to evade ban detection. There are several other accounts in that pool that share similar behavior that bear more investigation. But it looks like we've hit a sockfarm, boyos. Time to reap.

Fighteer MOD
9th Nov, 2017 08:02:29 PM

Okay, this is fun. All of the accounts on the below list are the same person. This has been going on for almost two years. A few of them got banned for edit warring on Sonic Forces related articles, but they had plenty more in the wings to roll in on.

9th Nov, 2017 08:04:14 PM

Yeesh! This guy's a real time serial ban evader.

Should their edits be removed on principle?

Fighteer MOD
9th Nov, 2017 08:09:29 PM

If you want. If it's anything like the johnnyfog mess, we may find that most of the edits on some articles were made by them.

9th Nov, 2017 09:15:08 PM

This is the sock that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends. The mods they started banning, knowing who he was, and they'll go on banning, forever just because...

Edited by DracMonster
9th Nov, 2017 09:59:38 PM

Holy ***. That's enough socks to fill a clothing store.

The God Emperor username sounds familiar. I think that one was reported on something else.

And on that note, should we lock the Sonic Forces pages to prevent sockpuppetry edits? Someone's going to have to skim through all the pages of that game and look for sock edits.

My question for help is, when was the first suspension for this guy's socks issued? That can tell us how far back we need to go.

Edit 1: I now know that one of the socks, Snakebane, was suspended for edit warring on a "no leak" warning for the game in this query, which was on Halloween. On that note, I'm purging a SonicSolSnake Crack Ship edit on the YMMV page since it was done today and is a ban evader edit. Is this OK?

Edit 2: Zapped the Crack Ship example and left a link to this query in my edit reason, along with stating it was done by a ban evader/sock farmer.

Edited by jameygamer
10th Nov, 2017 05:25:18 AM

0-0 Geeze, that is kind of insane...

10th Nov, 2017 06:19:18 AM

I count 25 in that list.

Figures, even metaphorical socks can't be bothered to come in even numbers... Wonder if one was lost in the wash somewhere.

Edited by sgamer82
10th Nov, 2017 05:05:48 PM

For the love of little green ducks.

God Emperor was reported here for something else.

10th Nov, 2017 05:57:26 PM


That's in June.

Should we start a clean-up thread in the forums for this?

Edited by jameygamer
11th Nov, 2017 12:37:33 AM

...that many of those accounts' edits were that bad? Wow.