It's the intention that's important. Many well-intentioned people make mistakes. They aren't vandals. We want to improve upon their changes and encourage them to participate more so that they learn how Wiki s works.
We want to delete (or correct) vandalism as soon as we see it. We can also block vandals when we catch them in the act. E-mail Wiki s @ s.com when you spot one.
It can be tough making these calls; it takes good judgment.
Here are some tips and examples to help you:
Questions that add no value to wikianswers and questions that ask mean stuff that is considered vandalism.
There is no way to completely eliminate vandalism from wikianswers, but if you do see vandalism, you can report it on the community forum.
Spamming is a type of vandalism, but not all vandalism is spam.
Vandalism in general is bad because it is destruction of property that isn't yours, and could lead to serious consequences.Vandalism is bad because it is an intent to ruin WikiAnswers as a Q&A site, and is destruction of 'property' that is not yours, so vandalism isn't tolerated on WikiAnswers and is bad.
WikiAnswers feels very strongly against vandalism. Vandalism is cause for warning, and possibly blocking, whether temporary or permanent. Vandalism ruins the site for all the legitimate users that are interested in some answers. If vandalism is found, please click 'Report Abuse' in the top right hand corner of a question. You may also post in the 'Report Vandalism and Abuse' forum.
Deleting answers is considered vandalism because if it is a good answer, it should remain on the question, and getting rid of the answer violates the WikiAnswers' Community Guidelines and other rules on WikiAnswers.In perspective, it is like someone placing a pig near a trough, then someone takes the pig away from the trough, and no other farm animals get to enjoy that pig's company and knowledge when they are near the trough. The person who takes away the pig near the trough didn't do anything to help the community, but rather hindered the community by taking away the pig. Therefore, deleting answers isn't just considered vandalism, it is vandalism.
yes you can except for vandalism and spam
Questions about vandalism and spam and copyright and sexual themes
All questions containing inappropriate subjects about Justin Bieber will be considered vandalism and deleted/merged into a Catch-All Question. However questions regarding Justin Bieber that follow the Community Guidelines are fine. We even have a whole category housing Justin Bieber questions!
Because, it might be consider vandalism or not enough information or the wrong answer.
Every visitor to WikiAnswers can help catch and fix vandalism. One of the most effective ways to catch vandalism is by watching the live changes going on right now: click "Recent Site Changes" in the left toolbox when you're signed-in. Many people choose to take responsibility for watching for vandalism in a specific topic. Some become the official "Supervisor" of the topic.
The History pages are very important for tacking vandalism.
A Supervisor makes sure questions add value to wikianswers and stop vandalism and etc.
If you are a non-Supervisor, you can report any vandalism onto the 'Report Vandalism and Abuse' topic in the Community Forum (see 'related links'), or to any Supervisor. If you are a Supervisor, you can warn a vandal from their bio page, or block or suspend their account.
Due to the various types of members and the status of WikiAnswers Contributions, not all questions are truthful, but Supervisors of WikiAnswers and a specific division well known as Vandal Patrol, assist in keeping vandalism, spam, and untruthfulness out of the answers. WikiAnswers can always use your help, as a Contributer, if you find anything that is not correct or is vandalism or spam, please contact a WikiAnswers Supervisor immediantly. You can find a link at the Help Center page.
DingoBot is our Vandalism & Spam robot who flags answers not questions.
This is called a Supervisor, we are entitled to close an answer whenever it is subject to abuse or vandalism.
There are many good answers on wikianswers. Unfortunately, as with any public wiki site, there is a risk of vandalism and unintentional wrong answers.
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Well, if it wasn't for the mountains of spam and rude, nonsensical vandalism that is constantly posted on this site, then nothing would be greater than WikiAnswers, the Q&A Wiki!
If an answer is a piece of vandalism, please do remove the answer or message a Supervisor to deal with it. Even better, try and answer the question correctly!
The reason why some Supervisors or CA's may lock your question is because it is prone to spam and vandalism.