Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC

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The Small Wiki Monitoring Team (SWMT) has an IRC channel at #cvn-swconnect on freenode, with SWMTBots reporting possible vandalism to various small wikis (see CVN). There is also #cvn-newpagesconnect where a bot relays new page creations on small wikis.

Bots[edit]

CVNBots[edit]

These are the CVNBot (formerly known as SWMTBot) instances, monitoring a lot of wikis each. They all understand the CVNBot commands, many of which share the same syntax as the old pgkbots/CVUBots. Issuing a global list-related command to one of these bots has the same effect as issuing that command to all of them + to the ones running in other #cvn-* channels.

1rightarrow.png Check the CVN MegaTable for a complete list of monitoring
      or MegaTable/SWMT for an overview of the bots in #cvn-swconnect

To operators: When purging, dropping or loading wikis. Make sure to keep MelosBot in sync aswell. If it doesn't respond in #cvn-swconnect ask a Staff or Bot operator to do it in #cvn-botsconnect.

Although it is technically a backup, RyuBot has been the main bot for a long time.

Bot
owner
Backup
owner
2nd Backup
owner
CVNBot6
Az1568
MelosBotCVN1
Melos
RyuBot-sw1
Hosiryuhosi
CVNBot7
Az1568
MelosBotCVN2
Melos
RyuBot-sw2
Hosiryuhosi
CVNBot8
Az1568
MelosBotCVN3
Melos
RyuBot-sw3
Hosiryuhosi
CVNBot9
Az1568
MelosBotCVN4
Melos
RyuBot-sw4
Hosiryuhosi
CVNBot10
Az1568
MelosBotCVN5
Melos
RyuBot-sw5
Hosiryuhosi
?  ? RyuBot-wikimania
Hosiryuhosi

To enable the second backup (RyuBot-swN), enter the command on IRC (you need to be voiced first): RyuBot-Control enable backup

Dellieplagiat[edit]

Dellieplagiat is a multi-function bot for use on #cvn-swconnect. It has the following features:

  • Ability to list a page on any wiki for deletion

Commands[edit]

The bot only reacts to commands from voiced users.

Command Description Reaction
!delete [[Page name with interwiki]] r=Reason (default: crap) Schedules the specified page for deletion on Steward requests/Speedy deletions/Bot-reported

<Reporter>: [[Page]] has been scheduled for termination

!update Updates the list immediately (happens automatically every five minutes) Updated on-wiki list
!prune Remove deleted pages from the list immediately (happens automatically every 20 minutes) Pruned on-wiki list
!status Lists time of last update, last prune, the current time, the number of pages on the on-wiki list and the numbers of pages in cache Last update Mon 02:26:28 | Last prune Mon 14:27:24 | Now Mon 14:32:41 | 3 items on list | 0 new items queued
!quit Quit the bot (only channel ops can do that) (bot leaves)


AvicBot[edit]

Does language code translation and handy links

Commands[edit]

Command Description Example Result
!lang Returns the name, in English, of the language that corresponds to the language code given  !lang sco Language code sco is Scots
!link Returns a link using the avicbot.org short domain to a given page  !link sco:Main Page http://avicbot.org/sco:Main_Page
!luxo Returns the luxo contributions for a given user  !luxo AvicBot http://toolserver.org/~luxo/contributions/contributions.php?user=AvicBot
!sulinfo Returns the SUL Infomation for a given user  !sulinfo AvicBot http://toolserver.org/~quentinv57/sulinfo/AvicBot
!cauth Returns the CentralAuth Page for a given user  !cauth AvicBot http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/AvicBot
!die Forces AvicBot to part the channel - Can be used by anyone  !die -


The LinkWatchers[edit]

In #cvn-sw-spam and #wikimedia-external-links there are 'linkwatcher' bots. Bots in this channel are run by en:User:Beetstra. Bots have been developed by en:User:Shadow1 and en:User:Beetstra. Since Shadow1 has retired, the bots are maintained by Beetstra only.

The data is stored in a database. If you need specific info, ask en:User:Versageek or en:User:Beetstra.

The bot exists as a main program, with 10 sub-bots to the 730+ wikimedia channels on irc.wikimedia.org, and 3 reporters on freenode (LiWa3_1, LiWa3_2, and LiWa3_3). The many sub-bots ensure continuous operation (almost operating in real-time), there is too much to read for one reader-bots, and to much to report for one report-bot.

The bots read the diffs from in total 738 wikis on irc.wikimedia.org (see sitematrix, ignoring the specials). The diffs are parsed and external links that are added are reported by the bots. If you want the bot on a specific wiki (I need the IRC channel on irc.wikimedia.org), please contact me on my talkpage (User talk:Beetstra). If your wiki has an own channel where the bot could report link additions, or alerts, I can redirect specific messages to specific channels (for examples, see wikipedia-de-spam and #cvn-wp-es).

Commands[edit]

The bots share the database, commanding one will result in being added to the others as well.

Command Description Example
LiWa3_1 user add Username Adds a user to the whitelist (user is still reported, but no 'count' is given anymore) EnLinkWatcher2 user wl add Beetstra
LiWa3_1 user del Username Removes a user from the whitelist EnLinkWatcher2 user wl del Beetstra
LiWa3_1 link wl add regex adds a link to the whitelist EnLinkWatcher2 link wl add \bexample\.com
LiWa3_1 link wl del regex removes a link from the whitelist EnLinkWatcher2 link wl del \bexample\.com
LiWa3_1 link rl add regex adds a link to the redlist EnLinkWatcher2 link rl add \bexample\.com
LiWa3_1 link rl del regex removes a link from the redlist EnLinkWatcher2 link rl del \bexample\.com
LiWa3_1 link nr add regex adds link to noredir list so as to not further expand EnLinkWatcher2 link rlnr add \bexample\.com
LiWa3_1 link nr del regex removes link from noredir list EnLinkWatcher2 link nr del \bexample\.com
LiWa3_1 link nr search regex searches for link in noredir list EnLinkWatcher2 link nr search \bexample\.com
 !info statistics  !info
  • Commands can be issued to one of the other LiWa3 bots as well (LiWa3_2, LiWa3_3, ...). Note that the bot answering may not be the one that is being commanded
  • Whitelist is for 'good' links. Please note that the link-additions by this user are still logged.
  • RedList for links which need attention
  • Blacklist for bad links (on #wikipedia-en-spam these are transferred to AntiSpamBot and reverted, except when the user is whitelisted).

The bot gives one line per added link in the format '(pagename) (diff) (username) (list of links)'. Every link in the list is followed by a set of 4 numbers, and may be followed with a warning if the link is on the white, red or blacklist. The four numbers:

  1. how many links did this user add.
  2. how many times was this link added.
  3. how many times did this user add this link. Turns blue when that is higher than 5, turns red when higher than 25. The number may be followed by "!!" (in red), in that case more than 90% of this link was added by this user, "!" in red (more than 66%) or by "?" (more than 33%).
  4. to how many wikipedia did this user add this link. Turns blue when higher than 2, turns red when higher than 5. The number may be followed by "!!" (in red), in that case more than 90% of this link was added interwiki by this user, "!" in red (more than 66%) or by "?" (more than 33%).

COIBot[edit]

In #cvn-sw-spam, #cvn-sw and #wikimedia-external-links. Bots are developed and run by en:User:Beetstra

COIBot ('Conflict Of Interest Bot') was originally developed to catch overlaps between usernames with either the page they edit, or with an external link they added. It now also does more sophisticated checks to catch conflicts of interest (as defined on the en-wikipedia in en:Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, which discourages such edits strongly), and monitors the additions of external links as reported by the LinkWatchers (vide supra).

In short, COIBot reports when:

  • Username overlaps with the pagename the user just edited;
  • Username overlaps with the domain of the external link added;
  • IP of user is close to the IP of the computer the webserver for the domain of the external link is hosted on;
  • IP/IP-range/Username is blacklisted for a certain pagename;
  • IP/IP-range/Username is blacklisted for a certain domain;
  • The domain/IP of domain is on COIBot's monitorlist.

Further:

  • Users/IPs who get caught accidentaly, or for who the conflict of interest has been discussed (and been resolved) can be whitelisted against a page or domain.
  • Users/IPs can be whitelisted completely, so none of their edits will be recorded.

Note:

  • COIBot automatically puts links which get caught because of IP/Username overlap on its monitorlist. So every next addition will be recorded. This 'automonitoring' of the link can be disabled for certain links. After this it will still report the link when COIBot calculates overlap, but will not put the domain on the monitorlist afterwards.
  • COIBot automatically puts links that have been reported to en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam (in the spamlink template), or been blacklisted on one of the local blacklists, or on the meta-blacklist, on its monitorlist. Hence, if a link gets blacklisted on e.g. the Spanish wikipedia, and someone then decides to start adding it to another wikipedia, COIBot will report the additions of that link.

More information is available on en:User:COIBot.

Commands[edit]

Most commands on COIBot are 'cloak-controlled'. If you have a cloak, and that cloak is on COIBot's trusted list, you can perform the commands below that are tagged with an asterisk. Everyone can use the other commands. To be added to the trusted-list of COIBot, ask Dirk Beetstra.

Cloak protected Command Description Example
Help and test commands'
help shows your rights, and which commands are available (quite old) help
help command shows some more help specifically to the command you want to perform (quite old) help wl
test string1 string2 show overlap between the two strings using COIBots overlap calculation test Beetstra example.com
Monitoring commands
* monitor domain domain reason Adds the domain to the monitorlist, matched against the domain of an added external link, and edit is reported when matched (preferred command) monitor domain example.com
* ml del regex Deletes the regex from the monitorlist ml del \bexample\.com
ml search regex searches if the regex is on the monitorlist ml search \bexample\.com
Blacklist commands — for linkwatcher
* bl add username string connects the text string to the username, COIBot reports when overlap string <-> page edited or string <-> domain is detected bl add Beetstra example
* bl del username string Deletes the connection from the blacklist bl del Beetstra example
bl search username string searches if username is connected to string on the blacklist bl search beetstra example
bl search user username searches if username is connected to any text on the blacklist (if so, shows which strings) bl search user beetstra
bl search string string searches if string is connected to any user on the blacklist (if so, shows users) bl search string example
Whitelist commands — for linkwatcher
* wl add username string connects the text string to the username, COIBot ignores when string is pagename edited or string is domain added wl add Beetstra example
* wl del username string Deletes the connection from the whitelist wl del Beetstra example
wl search username string searches if username is connected to string on the whitelist wl search beetstra example
wl search user username searches if username is connected to any text on the whitelist (if so, shows which strings) wl search user beetstra
wl search string string searches if string is connected to any user on the whitelist (if so, shows users) wl search string example
* wl add username * globally whitelists the user, all edits by user will be ignored wl add Beetstra *
* wl add * domain disable automonitoring for domain. COIBot will report conflicts of interest regarding the domain, but the link will not automatically be added to its monitorlist wl add * example.com
Tool commands — consists of commands to access the database created by the LinkWatchers, and other quick-commands giving information on external links and users. The list of commands gets expanded on a regular basis, entering 'COIBot help' in a channel where COIBot is active may give a more up-to-date list.
Report generation commands — reported on wiki
report link domain COIBot creates a report of all additions of domain in its database. Reports are saved to en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/LinkReports and User:COIBot/LinkReports (bottom of list) report link example.com
report ip ip COIBot creates a report of all additions of domains on ip in its database. Reports are saved to en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/LinkReports and User:COIBot/LinkReports (bottom of list) report ip 127.0.0.1
report xwiki domain COIBot creates a report of all additions of domain in its database. Reports are only saved to User:COIBot/LinkReports (bottom of list). This is faster than the 'report link' report link example.com
report local domain COIBOt creates a report for local link additions of domain in its database. Reports are saved to User:COIBot/Local. report local example.com
report user username COIBot creates a report of all edits performed by user username in its database. Reports are saved to en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/UserReports and User:COIBot/UserReports (bottom of list) report user Beetstra
report page pagename COIBot creates a report of all edits performed on page pagename in its database. Reports are saved to en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/PageReports and User:COIBot/PageReports (bottom of list) report user Beetstra
quickcreate domain COIBot creates a XWiki report and it will be saved to User:COIBot/XWiki quickcreate example.com
Query commands — data returned in IRC
resolve domain show the IP of the server the domain is hosted on resolve example.com
whoadded domain Gives the top ten of people who added domain whoadded example.com
whoadded domain id string Gives the top ten of people who added the domain with the id string in the full url whoadded youtube.com qxdjdhd563
ipadded domain Gives the top ten of IPs that added domain ipadded example.com
whatadded username Gives the top ten of domains added by user whatadded Beetstra
whenadded link domain Gives the timeframe and top ten of dates when domain was added whenadded link example.com
whenadded user username Gives the timeframe and top ten of dates when user was adding links whenadded user Beetstra
whereadded link domain Gives the top ten of wikis where domain was added whereadded link example.com
whereadded user username Gives the top ten of wikis where user was adding links whereadded user Beetstra
domainsadded domain Gives the top 10 of domains on the server of domain domainsadded example.com
whatserveradded username Gives the top 10 of servers the user added whatserveradded Beetstra
count link domain Gives the number of times the domain was added count link example.com
count user username Gives the number of times user added a link count user Beetstra
research link domain Gives statistics etc. for domain research link example.com
research user username Gives statistics etc. for user (not fully implemented yet) research user Beetstra
convert domain converts the domain/link into a regex convert example.com
top links
top # links
lists the top 5 (or #) links (that are not whitelisted or on the do-not-count list) recorded by COIBot top links
top users
top # users
lists the top 5 (or #) users (who are not whitelisted) recorded by COIBot top links
adsense domain queries AdSense, Web bug, Plimus and Clickbank databases adsense example.com
added adsense adsense_id
added clickbank clickbank_id
queries respective database to find all domains with relevant id added adsense (string)
added clickbank (string)
Push commands
* do not count domain stops COIBot from counting the number of links to a domain do not count example.com
* clear domain removes domain from redlist and poke, and adds domain to whitelist clear example.com
* read blacklist domain refreshes the blacklist from the specified wiki, useful when fixed and immediate update required read blacklist ms.wikipedia.org
* read whitelist domain refreshes the whitelist from the specified wiki read whitelist ms.wikipedia.org
* read revertlist en.wikipedia.org refreshes the revertlist from en.wikipedia (specific for this wiki only) read revertlist en.wikipedia.org
  • Some commands can be given without directing the command at COIBot (i.e. 'research link example.com' in stead of 'COIBot research link example.com').

wm-bot[edit]

Main article: wm-bot

wm-bot is an IRC bot which has several commands. The ones everyone can use in #cvn-sw are listed in @info, and include !luxo and !ca. The bot also supports @link [[zh:b:foo]] linking.