Vandalism is any addition, deletion, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of PrintWiki.

The most common type of vandalism is the replacement of existing text with obscenities, page blanking, or the insertion of bad jokes or other nonsense. Fortunately, this kind of vandalism is usually easy to spot.

Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism. Apparent bad-faith edits that do not make their bad-faith nature inarguably explicit are not considered vandalism at PrintWiki. For example, adding a personal opinion once is not vandalism — it's just not helpful, and should be removed or restated.

Committing vandalism is a violation of PrintWiki policy; it needs to be spotted, and then dealt with — if you cannot deal with it yourself, you can seek help from others.

Types of vandalism

How to spot vandalism

The best way to detect vandalism is through Recent Changes patrolling or keeping an eye on your Bookmarks. Any vandalism found should be reverted to an earlier version of the page; remember to include any good edits that have happened since then! Vandalism should also be reported the the PrintWiki disputes email address. Send an email to disputes (at) printwiki |dot| org. Make sure to include as much detail(dates, names etc) and a reasoned statement for your claim.

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