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Edit Spamming: What is it and how can it be stopped?

Rojixus July 10, 2015 User blog:Rojixus

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It has recently come to my attention that there is a phenomena on this very wiki that I have dubbed "Edit Spamming".

What is Edit Spamming?

Edit spamming refers to making a large amount of minor or otherwise inconsequential edits in a short amount of time so that their edit counts can be artificially inflated for whatever reason. This practice is utterly dishonest and makes a mockery of the efforts of other, more earnest editors. We cannot permit this inexcusable behavior continue.

What is to be done about it?

Effective immediately, I am demanding as admin of this wiki that all minor edits be marked as such. What are minor edits? Minor edits are superficial edits such as correcting spelling and grammar or changing categories.

Additionally, if I find that a user is making multiple minor edits in a small window of time, that user will be called to account for their actions. If they cannot justify their activity, they will be blocked from this wiki for a day. If the user repeats this transgression, the length of time will be increased until they are banned from the wiki permanently. As always, this will be up to my discretion and interpretation.


THIS NEW RULE WILL BE PUT INTO EFFECT AT 11:00 AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME! 

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