I was reading biography of a diseased columnist. I saw that the newspaper company of his has put its logo behind his pictures, and mentioning their company name a lot of place in the page profusely.

I want to report this situation, but I don't know how to do it. I found this page for reporting spam on Wikipedia, but I didn't understand how to do it. Can you please explain it over an example. Assume that the page for Atom on Wikipedia were containing spammy content; assume that the large photo of Helium nucleus on the top of that page were a spammy image. What steps should I do to report it? Please explain it as you are explaining it for dummies.


The page you link to has a big red button with the following text underneath

Use this button to report spam abuse. This will create a new section/report on the talk page.

Click that button and it takes you to a new page where you can report the spam. You need to one of the specified templates:

{{IP summary|}} -- to report anonymous editors
{{User summary|Username}} -- to report registered users
{{Link summary|example.com}} -- to report spam domains

and sign the post.

Give as much information as you can.

Nothing will be recorded until you save your edits.

  • That page already contained the information you gave in your answer. I said that I didn't understand it. Those templates confuse me. I need an example usage of those templates. Oct 7 '12 at 7:08
  • @hkBattousai - what in particular is confusing you? Have you tried doing what it asks?
    – ChrisF
    Oct 7 '12 at 11:08
  • I just want an example. Is this format correct: {{http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Helium_atom_QM.svg This picture contains advertisement of a newspaper in which the columnist had worked.|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom}}. Please add an example usage like this in your answer. Oct 7 '12 at 12:09

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