Some Wikipedia editor went through and deleted all links to my domain from Wikipedia

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Anyone ever have anything like this happen?

I had a few good links that were all non-spammy and very relevant to the wiki's.

Some lady just deleted them all.

She must've done a 'site:wikipedia.com "mydomain.com"' search and just went to town.

I guess it's not that big of a deal since they are all nofollow, but the links have been there for months (years even) with no issues.
 
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The number of people out there that want to compete through sabotage instead of making their own sites better is surprising. It's pretty low. You should be able to see exactly who made the edits and then look at all of their other edits and determine if it was some "do-gooder" versus a dirty competitor. If it's a competitor then you can probably determine which projects they're associated with. From that point, the choice is yours with how to proceed, but the options are nearly endless.
 
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At this stage in the game, Wikipedia editors are pretty efficient at recognizing link builders trying to manipulate search results. You probably had a pattern of inserting those links that tipped them off.