User talk:SonofUgly

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Vandalism on "IBM PC/XT emulators"[edit]

Hey, can you lock that page? MoochMcgee has been shitting it up by removing the PCem recommendation and shilling for 86box(WHICH HE IS A DEVELOPER FOR!). I removed his vandalism, but 189.69.137.140 keeps reverting my changes. Latest unvandalized version: http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php?title=IBM_PC/XT_emulators&oldid=14571

Spam surge from Indian cold-callers[edit]

I know it's fairly obvious, but would you mind doing a database purge of these bastards? Blakegripling ph (talk) 10:52, 4 September 2017 (EDT)

Also, it would be prudent to either change the CAPTCHA scheme or add a more robust IP blacklist as countless wikis have been mercilessly inundated by this cold-caller faux customer support shit. Blakegripling ph (talk) 04:34, 5 September 2017 (EDT)
ITEM-3 owns and runs the servers not me, but I've sent him a email asking to change our verification captcha, so it'll hopefully be fixed soon. --SonofUgly (talk) 10:44, 6 September 2017 (EDT)
He should add an IP blacklist as well, and DeletePagesPermanently to purge database traces of the pages in question rather than merely flag them as deleted. And if you ask me, merging all them spambots to a reserve, throwaway account should be in order. Blakegripling ph (talk) 17:47, 6 September 2017 (EDT)

Redirect 'Need Games?' to 'ROM/ISO sites'[edit]

That way there should be less bitching in the thread about it, if you agree though you need to lock the page as there's this faggot who's just gonna remove the redirection out of his personal vendetta against the Reddit boogeyman.

Boo-hoo, "I need an adult" much? That page was removed as part of a conseus between regular collaborators here since it was being hotlinked elsewhere, from sheltered ignoramuses who don't even care about the wiki to look up its front page, and since it was a lightning rod for everything hotlinked there that many people here took great pains to upload only for it to be served on a plate of gold for your lazy ass and Sony lawyers. Even Playstation sets were taken down which is a first.
The only bitching about this was on external sites, not for anyone here who can read. We're all good here. The only reason you want to restore that link which is not referenced anymore in this wiki but updated to the newer page, is that you want a link within some external site post leeching off here fixed. We ain't compiling links just for your shitty reddit karma. Make your own pastebin and link to it, leech.
Since it's request time, I suggest this page's history be removed, and if possible for the page itself to be deleted. Dipswitch (talk) 10:32, 6 February 2018 (EST)
So you're just gonna pretend that nobody ever comes to the thread to ask what happened to the old page? I proposed my suggestion so that we get less of these shitposts, yours are entirely based on paranoia.
The page and the links we upload (some of it is fucking hard to find) and add to it still remaining online is a concern that trumps the convenience of dumbasses who can't browse a wiki to a page literally two clicks away, or the convenience of those who bend their asses backwards to cater to them... if that demographic isn't made up to begin with. They can get fucked for all I care. I checked the thread just now btw and it was just one poster (you?) bitching about it. The takedowns on the other hand were a pattern, and were very real.
Also I know you just came from reddit or whatever other shithole but can you at least have the decency to sign your posts? It's confusing otherwise. Dipswitch (talk) 11:17, 6 February 2018 (EST)
The point is moot anyways. r/Piracy updated their link to the newer page "ROM/ISO Sites". Is there a way to implement a protection against hotlinking on mediawiki? Dipswitch (talk) 11:25, 6 February 2018 (EST)
It's common practice to turn the old page into a redirection when moving a wiki page you ignorant jackass, also warez get taken down because they're illegal, not because they're listed on some obscure wiki. If you're really concerned about the links getting taken down you'd suggest that they be deleted completely from this site and move them into some something password-protected instead. Whether you admit it or not, you're opposed to my suggestion because I called you out on your ignorance so now you're trying to get your petty revenge on me. By the way, I brought this up here because I know you're petty enough to resort into an edit-war otherwise.
I think it's been long enough, no point keeping the old page around anymore. --SonofUgly (talk) 17:10, 31 October 2018 (EDT)

Can you do something...[edit]

AKA "The Great Wiki Editing Crisis of Q4 2018 and Onwards" (Or how to deal with simpletons who SHOULD NOT be editing here!)

...about 176.88.20.222 (talk) he keeps creating useless redirects and putting an emulator called Orbital, which can't play games, on the PS4 page. He won't listen and doesn't make any sense once he responds. Also --176.88.20.49 (talk) tried to, probably, scam people with a "working" Xbox One "emulator" that 28 games are playable and a "perfect" 3ds "emulator" called 3ds-emu. My archive of the talk page. --LilShootDawg (talk) 10:42, 31 October 2018 (EDT)

Orbital is legit and worth mentioning on the page. And it seems he's fixing redirects more than adding them, its' fine.
If someone spams links or repeatedly adds fake emulators it'll be dealt with. --SonofUgly (talk) 17:10, 31 October 2018 (EDT)

Also similar issues with another person (Or is it the same person?) with a different IP address. Also his activities and patterns of behaviour seem rather similar to those of a similar IP address from early this month of Nov 2018, just with a different subnet at the end (212.252.97.163). Fun fact: all 4 of these IP addresses (Two starting with 176 and couple starting with 212) originate from one single nation...

He seems to continually be making all the ruckus and forcing many other users (with their own created user accounts) to correct so many tiny and silly edits being made on an almost daily basis by him. He also rather has a penchant for just making new 'one-tiny-line pages', which in turn forces the bulk load of work to fix up onto other users. I also notice that he seems to be addicted to checking EVERY page that's either available on this wiki or what the other people have been doing recently and then putting in seemingly unnecessary or tedious changes. It's become annoying. I think he's got an intellectual disability as he has a very poor understanding of English and never seems to research anything OUTSIDE of this wiki's site. You only need to see the main recent changes page to see an abundance of proof.

Also, one regular user, who's been tirelessly trying to correct all of these silly changes (including the stupid wiping of various platform brands on many pages' infoboxes to be turned into the generic term 'multi-platform'), has been making similar corrections to many fraudulent changes from some other unusual IP address sources. Upon checking, I've found that they also do come from the same nation as the other IPs above. I believe it is the same person who has the ability to use a VPN software to change to several proxy addresses from within the same country. Such trolling (even if it's unintentional, but the fact that this has been going on for WAY too long) is extremely tiring for all of the rest of us and, IMO, is making this wiki look bad compared to many other wiki sites. See:

The forever IP address spamming list
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/95.1.16.0 (Update: BLOCKED! Talk)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/176.88.21.199 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after! Talk)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.1.226 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/94.235.35.177 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.171.152 (Not sure)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/212.252.96.193 (Talk) (Blocked by bot. 10th IP address by this person!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.14.33 (Update: BLOCKED! Same 1st 2 subnets as one IP address above. Makes it more likely for both to get Bot-blocked if commits are reverted enough.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.53.213 (Bot-blocked!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.124.45 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after! I think he may be at an University and using other computers in different classrooms. Well, then he should be focusing on his studies? But he's probably getting cornered on time and place too.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.96.183 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.43.198 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.158.96 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/176.88.21.109 (Update: BLOCKED! Talk)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.98.61 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.127.19 (Talk)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.176.167.165 (Bot-blocked in just 3 hours after start of making 30+ commits. 20th IP address)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.84.26 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/88.226.230.61 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/88.231.1.125 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.193.104 (Update: Mass-BLOCKED long after!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/176.88.21.155 (Bot-blocked 4 minutes after 2 commits in 2 minutes...)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.165.214 (Bot-blocked 3 mins after just 1 commit)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.81.105 (Bot-blocked 20 mins after 5 commits in 35 mins. The Bot AI seems to be hitting on the same Net Service Provider, that's good.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.156.122 (Bot-blocked 3.5 hrs after 3 commits in 2 mins)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/94.235.42.192 (Bot-blocked 15 mins after last of 8 commits in 3 hrs)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.144.59 (Update: BLOCKED! 30th IP address Yes, it seems like someone has added in more improved algorithms/checks into the Bot AI and it is probably able to preemptively cease that one user here from sending any more edit in the future. Things seem to be quiet on the main Recent changes page ATM.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/94.235.47.105 (Update: BLOCKED!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.73.169 (Bot-blocked 2 mins after last of 4 edits in 7 mins. You need to improve the Bot AI's algorithms and maybe other tools to prevent future edits by that IP dunce, please.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.122.96 (Insta-blocked after 1 edit)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.97.111 (Bot-blocked 3 mins after last of 6 edits in 17 mins)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.92.81 (Bot-blocked 2 mins after last of 4 edits in 5 mins)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.138.35 (Looks like the Bot was slow to catch up to this nefarious user's activities over 8 hrs after last address above. Bot-blocked right after last of 35 edits in just 1.5 hrs! Very dangerous.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.150.115 (Bot-blocked ~7 hrs after 1 edit)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/94.235.34.162 (Bot-blocked ~8 hrs after 3 edits)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.21.50 (Bot-blocked right after 11 edits in 40 mins)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.130.65 (Bot-blocked instantly after 2 edits. 40th IP address.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.177.33
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.166.207 (Bot-blocked 5.5 hrs after 6 edits)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.188.246 (OMG, he keeps changing his IP adds - it came right after the prior one above. Must be the VPN.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.185.29 (Bot-blocked right after 23 edits in 1.5 hrs, OMG)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.37.228 (Talk. BLOCKED This wiki really needs a live anti-VPN protection measure just like Wikipedia does to prevent access via those proxy/VPN addresses.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.166.65 BLOCKED
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.168.35 BLOCKED
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.159.223 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018! Talk. Here on December 15, 2018, it was revealed to me personally for the first time, even after seeing so much of the same things at another editor, LilShootDawg's talk page and talk pages of some of the prior banned IP addresses above, that it was the classic characteristics of a rogue AI machine that reside on a computer from the outside and spam-attacks this poor wiki site EVERY SINGLE DAY! The bot also on this day moved 15 more pages here to be edited by auto-confirmed users only. So that made it easier for it to insta-block those varied IP addresses from one source after making just one or few edits on those same pages.)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.168.91 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.177.165.239 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/94.235.56.37 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.175.227 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.29.6 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/151.135.157.243 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.8.132 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.3.67 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.15.171 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.106.249 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.70.144 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)
http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/5.46.110.9 (MASS-BLOCKED on Dec 15, 2018!)

Previous IP addresses blocked by Bot:

http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Special:Contributions/212.252.97.52

Regular Diablo's pawns stomping tally: 53/59 IP addresses blocked (89.83%).

Also the user account related to ALL THESE IP addresses above was also blocked on Dec 15, 2018, same day as 13 of its IP adds were bot-blocked for incessant spam attacks (Including non-stop reverts against reverts) on multiple pages against actual users' interests.

I actually believe YusufT19 is the same user behind all of these non-stop edits. Though, it'd not be unfeasible to assume that he may have some friends doing similar things and that he's bragging to them about how he's 'lording' over the rest of the local wiki community here. He's very pushy. Though, another possibility arises that he may have been visiting different places like shops or friends' houses where he gets to use an available computer with a different IP address. When will you realise that he's being a persistent troll and dick? Just needs to stop using all those addresses... Though, he has made some legitimate commits, but many others are outright unnecessary or 'damaging' to pages here. I wonder if you'll finally exterminate his presence out of this wiki forever? This has been going on for too long. Come on, I'm so tired of this shit - correcting stupid errors & page damages. WAY too many dumb and vandalizing errors still ongoing from JUST ONE PERSON!!! Just ban him for good! --ObiKKa (26 November 2018).

He literally just blanked the main talk page. Ban him please? --LilShootDawg (talk) 13:08, 2 December 2018 (EST)
Totally agreed. I was incensed when he reverted MY reverts of his fraudulent edits of the higan & bsnes branches' version numberings at the SNES page twice. So I waited and LilShootDawg fixed it again. Days later, he STILL removed my reinsertion of the proper text flow in the bigger description field at Supermodel's page stating that the emulator was written in C++ and blah, blah. Just look at the view history page.
I'm just so sick of seeing the main recent changes page be almost completely filled out by many stupid and damaging edits from the one retard. Everything I said above, as well as the notes I put in some of his talk pages, are exactly accurate. It's VERY HARD for us to keep up with his crazy 16-24hr/day watch & hundreds of edits (I just wanna focus on improvements & content creation, come on, not waste time fruitlessly looking at his dumb edits). WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Are you missing? Hope you're well. We ALL want him GONE, KAPUT! ObiKKa (talk) 09:40, 3 December 2018 (EST)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for locking the PS4 page. I was sick of fighting that battle of keeping Orbital listed. Not sure what LilShootDawg's problem was. I identified the most recent vandalizer (167.60.28.117) as a troll lurking on the Orbital discord server. Is it possible to just IP ban him outright? --Michael

I saw SOU's statement about when yuzu (or another switch emu) was booting but not playing games. --LilShootDawg (talk) 13:18, 1 November 2018 (EDT)
Just use simple common sense next time, mate. When several other pages aren't following this statement, it should be obvious that it's not a real rule. --Michael
I thought they booted at least a game and it showed graphics. --LilShootDawg (talk) 14:28, 1 November 2018 (EDT)

Make a non-verified account group.[edit]

So we don't have that IP person fucking up the wiki. --LilShootDawg (talk) 10:27, 19 December 2018 (EST)

Something like that. But can you tell how would that work? The security system here would need to have a real time monitoring operation running on a server so that it stops all those multiple IP addresses that the rogue bot is aggressively pursuing every day. The wiki's bot here seems to be asleep for at least 8 hours of the day, maybe because the computer it's running on would be turned off temporarily. Also the good bot seems to block those addresses quickly more often after you, Lil, or some others like BlueMoonRedSun revert some of that evil bot's edits. At some times, it seems to take that wiki not an awfully long time to block the bad bot's ID's, e.g. 8-ish hours, after I revert several of the edits from one of those new addresses. It's pretty demotivating for me to check in here on some days and see those outrageous cyber attacks the likes of which we've never seen before on this wiki or forums.
I actually agree with you. We should revert EVERY action he/bad bot makes to the wiki just to simplify the process of reviewing. If it makes 2 bots (the evil programmer knew of this) on a single page, then we just have to back to the prior good commit, edit that archived page, copy the text, and then paste it into the current page version. ObiKKa (talk) 14:37, 19 December 2018 (EST)

New administrators[edit]

Since we have a problem with people creating bots (and ruining the wiki with useless edits), if there's need for one more admin/moderator I'd be happy to help. --Jpx (talk) 15:49, 19 January 2019 (EST)