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There are three major types of vandalism. This article shows how to fix all three.

Moving the article to a different titleEdit

  • This form of vandalism can be recognized with these:
    • The article has a vulgar title
    • The article has nonsense added to the end of the title
    • Both
  • This can be reverted by:
    • Clicking the "History" bar at the top of the screen.(Next to "Article," "Discussion," etc.)
    • Viewing the edit previous to the current revision. The previous revision will be the second on the list.(If the last article vandalism is moving the article, it will likely show "(article name) moved to (article name+profanity)" Memorize the previous article name
    • Clicking the "Edit" bar at the top of the screen. (Next to "Article," "Discussion," etc.)
    • Typing "#REDIRECT[[Previous article name]]" at the top of the edit page
    • Saving page

Erasing the article's contentEdit

  • This form of vandalism can be recognized with these:
    • The article is blank
    • The article has obvious gaps and holes in sentences and/or paragraphs
  • This can be reverted by:
    • Clicking the "History" bar at the top of the screen. (Next to "Article," "Discussion," etc.)
    • Clicking the icon representing the previous version. The previous version will be second on the list.
    • Clicking the "Edit" bar at the top of the screen. (Next to "Article," "Discussion," etc.)
    • Clicking the "Show Preview" button at the bottom of the page to see what the article will look like. Click the "Save Page" button to save the reverted article.

Adding/Replacing article text with pornography/vulgarity/other unneccesary content with no relevance to the topicEdit

  • This form of vandalism can be recognized with these:
    • Pornographic images/vulgar words out of place appear on the screen (usually in big letters. Vandals seem to like that.)
    • Article text containing little/no information about the topic the article title claims to be about
  • This can be reverted by:
    • Clicking the "History" bar at the top of the screen. (Next to "Article," "Discussion," etc.)
    • Clicking the icon representing the previous version. The previous version will be second on the list.
    • Clicking the "Edit" bar at the top of the screen. (Next to "Article," "Discussion," etc.)
    • Clicking the "Show Preview" button at the bottom of the page to see what the article will look like. Click the "Save Page" button to save the reverted article.

See alsoEdit

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