Honestly, the behavior over this one vandal is simply ridiculous. SNN has dealt with numerous vandals like this before, anyone remember the user iLike and his thousands of accounts last year? And you know what happened to his vandalism? It was removed by our editors who were on their toes. A simple vandal can never ruin a wiki unless s/he's an accomplished hacker- something that wasn't even believed would happen to a wiki since last year.
Whenever you see a vandal here, there are a few simple steps to follow to ensure no major damage is done.
1. Whenever you see a vandal who screws with a page, the best thing to do is fix the page by undoing his/her edits, or marking the page for deletion if s/he makes a new page. A simple click of 'History' and 'Undo' can work wonders. If the whole community chips in and does the same, the vandal's actions are nil.
2. Posting blogs that insult the vandal or tell him to go away, do nothing but encourage the vandal to continue his actions. Have you ever heard that bullies thrive off of the reaction? This applies to Trolls as well.
3. Act in a professional manner. Telling the vandal to "F**k off" or insulting them does the same as the above. If it's minor vandalism, just warn him, but if he's actively vandalizing pages, alert an admin and don't talk to him at all.
4. Communicate with other wikis if it's serious, <u>but don't act like it's a huge deal when it isn't.</u> It's one vandal. If he's caused major trouble here, then tell another wiki to keep their eyes out, but if it's a domestic case, it's not needed to act like he hacked. Any idiot can edit a page, and any admin can ban a person. Don't over exaggerate one vandal, since some wikis take hacking WAY more serious than ours.
In conclusion, I have to say I am disappointing with the recent behavior towards vandals in recent times. I hope that this information can be taken to heart, and your strategies improve for next time. 19:18, May 15, 2011 (UTC)