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... and god knows what else.

FANDOMbot is an actual FANDOM bot, unless it's a real good spoof. It is a signed in member of Uncyclopedia marked "STAFF". On June 6, 2018 it has deleted and replaced posts on the first page in Benson's 3-D House of Pancakes with YouTube videos. BHOP is the standard off-topic discussion forum. However, in all, there are something over 2500 articles or images replaced, so much more than BHOP has been wrecked. FANDOMbot does have a "contributions" log on its page, so we can see what it has done.

Wikia or FANDOM bots, depending on the time frame, have in the past replaced YouTube tags with videos, also apparently faking posting times and using the article poster's name (whether dead or alive), noticeable in that they did not match the timeline. For myself, I have found a similar bot twice replacing a couple of uploaded images with a fairly random video. They did not appear to be things that could have been considered censorable (though one never knows with FANDOM and it did use a video that could be considered censorable). It used my name for the upload, probably faking the time it was added, also adding the same video twice in row in one case.

Since BHOP has essentially been text, there is no reason for this that I can think of other than vandalism. Since it is possibly faking data again, I wonder where this falls under GDPR? Just ask ENISA, I guess. --Nigel Scribbler sig2 (talk) 04:51, June 8, 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it is an official Bot that is going through all of FANDOOOOOMED! sites including this. I posted this info in a previous forum. I think it has stopped for now. Can't ban it, won't have any effect. There are higher powers at work! Believe in Mother.--LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 05:32, June 8, 2018 (UTC)
Also BENSON is DEAD. The kids have left the building. --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 05:33, June 8, 2018 (UTC)
Looking further in this particular bot's shenanigans, it has added YouTube videos. Whether new or replacing images I do not know at this point. If a video has replaced an image, there is then no reversion, since the new paradigm is to completely replace an existing image -- no image history except that the credits/source box is retained. --Nigel Scribbler sig2 (talk) 06:34, June 8, 2018 (UTC)The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nigel Scribbler (talk • contribs)
Posted this somewhere else, but will post here also. If you don't get an answer that works another way, you can contact staff to report a bug here. Hope that helps! AdminBadge King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  06:16, June 8, 2018 (UTC)
Okay, but this ain't no bug, just a stupid bot allowed to run wild and is assumed it's adding relevant content while probably deleting old content and history, meaning no reversion is possible.
Newest find is that the damage noted in first post is overstated as this bot also likes to add videos 3-4 times in a row. 600-800 entries is still a lot to be fixed IF they can be reverted, which is becoming doubtful. However, if a user has a user page of videos that includes ones they have uploaded or created, videos have been replaced. That appears to be forgery, even though the video file has FANDOMbot credited as the uploader back on its page. Also, Alden, the videos added don't necessarily fit the content of the article they appear in; you might check your personae histories to see if images have been replaced or if an inappropriate video has been added. --Nigel Scribbler sig2 (talk) 06:32, June 8, 2018 (UTC)