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  1. Edit the Vandal issues section.
  2. At the top of the list, use the {{vandal|IP address or username here}} template. Provide a short and neutral summary of the issue.
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  1. Add a new section (+) to the page and enter an appropriate title (without using templates or links) in the subject field.
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Users will be unable to create an account via the login page until administrators have approved their username.
  1. Edit the New username section.
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[edit] Vandal issues

Starting with the most recent vandals.

Vandal Gladiator Motoko (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log)

Gladiator Motoko has been editing the Guild:We Are Six Inches Enchanted [avg] (a guild known for notoriously cheating that has been publicly disgraced by Arena Net through the removal of their gold cape), adding to their roster the names of an additional three players without supplying any evidence (despite being prompted to). Five of the initial six names (excluding Kyle as Swagboy Kyle) listed as their core roster have been confirmed to correspondence with the players aliases. For example the account under name Swagboy Johnson the same account as Casters Cry (Nate) and Nate was leader and core player for [avg] in the weeks preceding the June Monthly Automated Tournament (MAT), at the time of the MAT account of Swagboy Rayqwan was the same account holding T I M I N A T I O N (Tim) and was known to be a core player for [avg] in the weeks preceding the MAT, Swagboy Smithie demonstrated ownership of the account under the name "Old Kobe", and publicly admitted under the Old Kobe alias that he played the MAT with [avg] and so on.

Caution should be practiced when posting potentially libelous material, Motoko has provided no evidence supporting his three claims and should be expected to provide more than hearsay or other weak forms of evidence to support claims so potentially defaming. Once I noticed Motoko had added his three names I contacted those three players in Guild Wars to confirm their participation with [avg] in the June MAT (since Motoko provided no evidence) and each player denied participation and claimed to not have been consulted or warned about their names entering [avg]'s core roster. I then returned the [avg] page to its former state but it was soon after edited again by Motoko who had re-added his three names, still without evidence. I changed the page back to its former state again and added a warning that evidence ought to be provided when making a defaming claim (especially on a Wiki), and posted on Gladiator Motoko's talk page asking to provide evidence or desist in reediting the page. Motoko again re-added the three names to the roster and claimed his edits were "rigorous confirmations", but still provided no evidence.

I ask that Motoko be sanctioned and the [avg] page be restored. I think that libel should be taken seriously and that wiki pages are not the right places to adhere to hearsay and indulge in speculation. Thank you for your time in this matter. regards, Hadley.

Vandal (talkcontribs (deleted) • logsblock log)
--Silver Edge 21:02, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
I was rollback ninja'd during reverts. Awks. - Infinite - talk 21:47, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

[edit] New username

[edit] July 2014 ‎

Hi, I've gotten back into GW recently and find myself making contributions more than infrequently, wanted to open an account to make it easier. "Destructopuppy" is my alias of choice. 10:06, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

You should be allowed to create it now. Welcome to the wiki! poke | talk 15:31, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

I would like to create an account with the username Ylana. Thank you. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 04:42, 9 July 2014 (UTC).

You should be able to create it now. --Silver Edge 06:39, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to create a new account with name Alice J. If possible. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 09:56, 15 July 2014‎ (UTC).

That name should work now (no full stop in the username right?) -Chieftain Alex 19:01, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

I would like to create an account with the username Hoofington. thank you --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 04:40, 16 July 2014‎ (UTC).

The username "Talon" should now work. (usernames have uppercase first letter) -Chieftain Alex 06:59, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
someone else took it before i could make it
Hmm there isn't an account in the logs registered as "Talon" - so nobody has swooped in and nicked it, but User:Talon doesn't display User account "Talon" is not registered. Please check if you want to create/edit this page. I guess it might be too similar to another username for the wiki to allow it. Think of another name? -Chieftain Alex 20:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Hoofington --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22:55, 16 July 2014 (talk).
You should be able to create it now. --Silver Edge 22:59, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
account creation disabled? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 15:59, 17 July 2014‎ (UTC).
Try again now. --Silver Edge 08:27, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
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